STEM WORKSHOPS: MAKE MBOT MOVE WITH CODING - ROBOTICS PROGRAMMING Children grades 1-7 get introduced to robotics by coding and playing with mBot. This workshop will cover simple robotics programming through mBot robots. At the end of this workshop, each participant will know how to program the mBot robot to perform basic tasks such as line following and obstacle avoidance.

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Forget everything you think you know about the trumpet, the best-known member of the brasswind family. Trumpet-like musical instruments appear across time and cultures in surprising shapes, sizes, and features, from the conch-shell trumpet to the didgeridoo, from the valveless natural trumpet to the keyed bugle, from the Swiss alphorn to the s-shaped serpent.  By special arrangement with the...

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Come learn how the Lenape people used the natural world around them. The ancestral Lenape who once lived in New Jersey made the most of the native plants around them for food, shelter, and medicine. They used trees for transportation, plants to add color to their clothing, and reptiles to create musical instruments. During this program we will get to explore these natural tools and some Lenape...

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To Worlds Beyond

Nov 17, 2018

We’ll start with a look at what stars and planets are visible in tonight’s sky. Then take an amazing journey through our solar system, visiting each of the planets, plus the famous dwarf planet, Pluto. Beautiful images taken from orbiting satellites blend with high-end animations and current information on our neighborhood of planets.(10-adult) Reservations recommended

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This exhibition in the Down Jersey Folklife Center at WheatonArts features the paper cuts, paper cut collage works and an installation created by the internationally celebrated Chinese artist, Xin Song. Many of her paper cut collages, installations and public works are presented in both China and the US, including Beijing, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. Reflections on...

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New Fossils in Natural History Hall

Nov 17, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Two new life-sized fossil casts are being added to the exhibition, “Written in the Rocks: Fossil Tales of New Jersey.” New Jersey’s state dinosaur, Hadrosaurus foulkii, and Mosasaurus maximus, a 50-foot marine reptile discovered in southern New Jersey, will join the Dryptosaurus aquilunguis on display in the exhibition. These new mounts will be on long-term view thanks to support from NJM...

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This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

People love to collect objects. Some seek items of aesthetic beauty. For others, the motivation is to gather hundreds of examples of one particular type of object. For still others, the need to collect goes hand-in-hand with scientific categorization and wonder about the natural world. In this exciting new exhibition, visitors will experience an eclectic selection of artifacts and specimens...

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