Family Programs

PARENTS! Need a Saturday of fun and history with your family?  Come visit with your children and explore our exhibitions at your own pace or schedule a program with a museum educator.  Your children will also learn that NJHS is another resource for their history homework for school’s project.  All programs are hands-on.  

Family Exhibitions Tour

Not sure what to schedule?  Want to learn about NJHS and its programs?  Schedule a Family Exhibitions Tour.

 Nice warm weather? Family History Hunt at Military Park

“X” marks the spot! Get ready to explore our 350plus years old park where Newark started!  Find the monuments throughout the park that tells you more about Newark’s history.  In this self-guided activity, a museum educator will give you a map of the park with directions.  Search the “X” marks on the map to find the monument.  Receive a special treat coupon upon completing the hunt.

 What’s Your Favorite Art Activity?

Design your own art activity with your family and museum educator.  Use materials provided and be creative; such as collage materials, glue, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and paints. Relax and have fun!  You can even start a project and finish another day or create something new every time you visit.

Painting History: Introduction to Painting

Become a painter!  Experiment with colors to create form and composition in this hands-on program. What story would you tell through your paintings?

Drawing Introduction for Families
Visit our exhibitions and examine different types of objects.  What do you see?  Learn to see, “feel” and draw flowing lines and shapes that are found on everyday objects.  Use these design elements to draw or paint your own art creation. Learn to draw from Still-Life objects!

For older children: Paint ATCs for your collection using colored pencils and watercolors!

ATCs are Artist Trade Cards.  Once you created several ATCs, you can trade with your friends for your own collection of their work.  Come and keep visiting NJHS and develop your collection of ATC paintings.


(973)596-8500 Ask for the Education Department

 Children are FREE for all Family Programs and only $3.00 per adult for admission fee.

Note: A minimum of 2 adults recommended with three or more children.

NJHS members are FREE

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