The Butterfly House is open Wednesday through Sunday 11am-4pm weather permitting. For inclement weather please call ahead. The Butterfly House is closed Monday & Tuesday and will remain closed after October 1st.
Home School Programs
Your home schooled child can join our professional Environmental Educators as we introduce them to ecological and biological principles, facilitating an appreciation and understanding of the natural world. Your child will become familiar with plants and animals throughout New Jersey and discover how human activities affect the environment.
We have three program options available to home school parents:
Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning and close observations in our 380-acre living museum. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements of water quality, or play games illustrating cycles and relationships among living things. Parents can also take home activities and suggestions for further study from many of our classes.
Topics and Dates
October 10 & 24: Magnificent Migration
November 14 & 28: Seasons of the Trees
December 5 & 19: Bats vs Bears
January 9 & 23: Wild Winter Survival
February 13 & 27: Rappin with Raptors
March 13 & 27: Sap to Syrup
April 10 & 24: Spring to Life!
May 8 & 22: April Showers to May Flowers
June 5 & 19: Metamorphosis Mania
Please visit our Registration and Policies page for any questions you may have regarding registration for Home Ecologists.
For a list of topics, please visit our Homeschool Topics page.
1. Contact the Education Director via e-mail or at (201) 568-6093 and she will contact you as soon as possible. Please be prepared to provide following information:
3. Mail the signed confirmation form with payment to the attention of the Education Director.
Reschedule, Cancel & Refund Information