Becker Children’s Wing & Green Arts Studio

Becker Wing Atrium. Dinosaur Touch Wall in the background and dino dig centers in the foreground. The Becker Children’s Wing has re-opened on the ground floor. Children can work in the Green Arts Studio, explore our Dinosaur Touch Wall, and dig for fossils in our Dino Digs. You can also borrow books or take a break in our Media Center.

The Green Arts Studio is a space to create. Recycled materials are provided for guests to make their own creation or participate in a docent led craft. The Museum accepts donations for the Green Arts Studio including, but not limited to: paper towel tubes, yarn, buttons, construction paper, and fabric scraps.

The 2nd floor is still undergoing renovations, so be sure to keep checking back for updates!


The six-and-under audience will have a magical undersea learning experience playing in our popular WonderWing.

Children can explore a pirate ship, perform in a Tiki theater, climb a treehouse, experience a kelp forest, slide down a whale slide, and listen to a moving waterfall.

Birthday parties are often booked in advance so be sure to call first to make sure the WonderWing is open.

The Meyer Art & Nature Area

The Meyer Art & Nature Area is a multifaceted outdoor art area that serves as a classroom for the appreciation of art and nature.  This area has encouraged our educational programs to spill out into a “nature learning center” where the sky is literally the limit! The Meyer Art & Nature Area features an Art Area, Gathering Area, Butterfly Garden, Wildlife Area, Bird Watching Area, Picnic Area, Photo-Op and the famous “Stella”, a large magenta dinosaur created by the late Monmouth County sculptor Jim Gary, made from a collection of auto parts!  This space is open to both families visiting for the day, and can be customized as part of  an educational tour that can be customized for your visiting groups from Spring through Fall!