The Becker Children's Wing
- Experience weather and learn how weather reports are broadcast,
Educators and group visitors can custom-design their tours and explore a variety of diverse subjects of their choosing.
Becker Children's Wing Planetarium Shows - Call ahead for schedule: Contact Catherine Esposito, Education Administrator, at 732-747-2266 ext. 3. Planetarium show tickets: $8.00 per person (includes General Admission).
New! Becker Children's Wing After School Activities
Tuesdays: Traveling Trunk Program
Wednesdays: Make A Craft with Recycled Materials
Thursdays: Go on a Scavenger Hunt
Fridays: See a Movie in the Atmosphere Ampitheater
School Group Tours School group tours will be scheduled on weekday mornings. Reservations are REQUIRED for all groups. Group rates are available. Download a promotional flyer here. A full teacher's activity guide is available here. Special Offer - Tour this exhibition with your group between October 2010 and February 2011 and save $1.00 per person. For reservations and additional information, please contact Marion Kanaga, Monmouth Museum Education Coordinator, at 732-747-2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Becker Children's Wing opened in 1988 with a generous gift donated by the Becker family as a memorial to Sherburn M. Becker III, a Museum Trustee. This 6,500 square foot wing is designed as a comfortable, hands-on learning environment for elementary school children ages 7 to 12 years. Exhibitions are based on school curriculum subjects using science and cultural history in stimulating and thought-provoking ways. Past exhibition topics have included Western Migration, Cultures, Native Americans, Egypt, Dinosaurs, the Human Body, Energy, and Space Exploration.
In the Becker Children’s Wing, learning is an active process and exhibitions are designed to offer children an interactive engagement with a subject. Visitors can begin their tour with an orientation in our ampitheater, explore the exhibition, experiment with many hands-on activities and visit the children’s gift shop. Because of the research and development costs involved, exhibitions in the Becker Children's Wing are generally of a two-year duration. School groups are escorted by professional guides, most of whom are retired teachers. More than 37,000 children participate each year.
Group tours must be arranged in advance by calling Marion Kanaga, Education Coordinator, at 732-747-2266. Group rates are available.
P.O. Box 359, on the Brookdale Community College campus, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 • Tel 732-747-2266 • Fax 732-747-8592
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