PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN & SCHOOLS
Ancients To Astronauts: How We Communicate is now open in the Becker Children's Wing (see the Hours & Admission page for times for Becker Children's Wing hours during the week and on weekends).
Each of the programs and exhibitions at the Museum is designed with the goal of increasing curiosity and learning. For children who visit with their families and schools, the Museum has developed strategies to make learning fun by employing hands-on, participatory activities which engage and focus young visitors.. More about group tours and birthday party reservations.
Becker Children's Wing (school aged children 7-12 years)
Ancients to Astronauts: How We Communicate
Exhibition now open in the Becker Children's Wing
Explore the theme of communication through four exhibitions featuring hands-on, interactive displays and activities on different subjects:
- Experience weather and learn how weather reports are broadcast,
- travel to Ancient Egypt in a time machine,
- blast off in a Friendship 7 capsule in our Space Exhibition,
discover new crafting experiences in our popular Green Arts Studio.
Group Tours (over 10 persons) are available weekday mornings for schools, clubs and organizations. Group rates are available and reservations are required. The Museum is currently accepting reservations for Group Tours in our Becker Children's Wing and WonderWing exhibitions. For reservations and additional information, please contact Catherine Esposito, Museum Education Coordinator at 732-747-2266 x3.
Museum ADA Accessibility Statement
The Monmouth Museum is committed to ensuring that all its programs and services are accessible to all. Service animals are welcome. Large print materials and sign language tours are available. If you would like to request a special accommodation, are a wheelchair user attending the Museum for the first time, or have specific questions about the physical features of our facility, please call Museum Education and Access Coordinator Catherine Esposito at 732-747-2266, ext. 3. at least two weeks prior to your visit.
The WonderWing (children 6 years and under)
The six-and-under audience will have a magical undersea learning experience in our popular WonderWing. The WonderWing is an educational space offering a permanent exhibition on the sea and the creatures that make it their home. Children can explore a pirate ship, perform in a Tiki theater, climb a tree house, experience a kelp forest, slide down whale slide, and listen to a moving waterfall. Birthday parties are booked in advance so be sure to call first to make sure the Wonderwing is open. Besides walk-in visitors, the WonderWing attracts groups from mothers' centers, daycare facilities, and nursery schools. More about the WonderWing
A mini-museum in a trunk for use in your classroom or all purpose room for two week rentals. More about the Travel Trunk Program
Your three to eight year old can have a spectacular birthday party in the Museum. Don't miss this opportunity to create a truly memorable event. For pricing, scheduling and information call Catherine Esposito at the Museum, 732-747-2266. More about Museum parties.