Newark Museum

Many of your programs also serve early childhood .  Here is a message from the Newark Museum.  Also consider inquiring about how your afterschool can benefit from a visit to the museum-or the museum coming to your program or camp!

Message from Newark Museum:

April 30, 2010

Hello Early Childhood Educator –

Young children learn best through active exploration and discovery.  The Newark Museum is an excellent resource for early learners — hands-on experiences in art and science are all centered on the Museum’s world-renowned collection of art, artifacts, and scientific specimens.  The Museum also has a ‘mini zoo’ and a planetarium – all accessible to preschoolers and primary elementary-level groups.  Programs are available on-site and we can come to your classroom.  It’s a great way for young children to discover the world.

Visit the website: www.newarkmuseum.org, click on ‘Schools & Teachers’, to learn about the range of programs.

In Winter/Spring 2010, the Museum hosted visits by over 2,500 preschoolers as part of a special initiative related to an art exhibition of geometric abstraction.  Many of the visitors were here for the first time and special weekend family programs were designed to complement the curriculum-based visits.  It was a terrific experience!

Please contact me (kheller@newarkmuseum.org or 973-596-6558) to schedule a mutually convenient date and time when I might be able to make a FREE brief presentation to you and your colleagues about the Museum and its resources for early childhood education.

I look forward to seeing you and your children here soon.  Thank you.

Kevin Heller
Assistant Director of Education for Instructional Programs

Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey  07102

www.newarkmuseum.org

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