The Hermitage Museum, Ho-Ho Kus, New Jersey
This weekend The Hermitage Museum invites your entire family to step away from all electronic devices, and indulge in a day of outdoor fun, activities, live entertainment, and more. The 2nd Annual Play Day at the Hermitage Museum event aims to introduce your family to pastimes of the 19th century, coupled with games that are often played today. All activities will be supervised by the museum’s educational staff, who are prepared to bring the past back to life.
Games, activities, and art and craft projects will be taking place both inside the educational center, as well as outdoors, on the museum’s sprawling five acres of land. On the agenda are games such as badminton, croquet, hopscotch, marbles, jacks, sack races, spoon races, and even scavenger hunts. Find your way to the arts and crafts area, where your family can build a birdhouse, or partake in various other hands-on activities. New this year, a miniature golf area will be set up, allowing all member of the family to take their chances at a hole in one. Sing-alongs will be taking place throughout the course of the day, before “Mountain Laurel” takes to the stage, offering live entertainment. Be sure to stop by the Children’s Garden where your kids can learn how herbs were gardened, and used during the Victorian era.
Admission prices to attend the 2nd Annual Play Day at the Hermitage Museum are only $7.00 for adults ages 13 and over, and $3.00 for children under the age of 13. Your ticket purchase also includes a guided tour of the historic Hermitage house, along with a viewing of the current exhibition, “Footprints: 350 Years at the Hermitage”. Tickets can be purchased at the door, the day of the event.
The inaugural Play Day event was such a resounding success that the community demanded its return. This weekend come out to see for yourself what made the event such a wildly-popular happening. The 2nd Annual Play Day at the Hermitage Museum event guarantees to provide a day chalked full of fun for both children, and adults alike!
Sunday July 27th
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