Class Visits

Teachers: Visit the museum with your students or scout troop members to interact with our current exhibit or to engage in one of our informative educational programs, tailored to specific grade levels. All programs are interactive and hands-on. Most programs cost $65 and run for an hour. Choose from a selection of tried-and-true Hoboken topics, or programs based on the current exhibit (scroll to the bottom of the page for exhibit-related programs). Browse the programs listed on this page or contact our Education Curator for more information. Home-schooled children also welcome.

To schedule a visit, please email the Education Curator at education@hobokenmuseum.org, or call 201-656-2240. Education program hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Please note that most programs begin at 10 a.m., except on Thursdays)

Ongoing Education Programs

All programs are $65 and run 1 hour, unless otherwise noted

  • What’s New at Our City’s Museum?

    Grades Pre-K – K, 45 minutes

    The Hoboken Historical Museum (HHM) is an important institution in the city. Bringing young children to HHM for an enjoyable, educational visit helps them become comfortable with the museum. They learn early that museums can be fun and full of new information. This program…

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  • Our Neighborhood Architecture

    Grades K-2, 60 minutes

    Shapes and patterns can be found in buildings throughout the city. What shapes and patterns can you find in the buildings right outside our doors? Students will explore neighborhood architecture with their eyes, and then go inside to create a community mural based on the design…

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  • Map It!

    Grades 1 - 3

    Maps can help us find our way around our neighborhoods, cities and towns.  They can also help us locate areas within institutions like museums.  This program focuses on students developing the skills to observe areas of a museum and then map it.  Using a blank map…

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  • Local Geography and Mapping

    Grade 2

    This program focuses on the second grade social studies curriculum standards for Local Geography. By examining local maps from different eras, students will discern what sorts of information can be uncovered by reading a map, as well as how maps of the same community may have changed over…

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  • Community and Diversity

    Grade 2, 60 minutes

    This program focuses on the second-grade social studies curriculum standards for Community and Diversity. By examining objects from the Museum’s collection, which represent celebrations of culture, festivals, and heritage/traditions, students will engage with the diverse cultural history of their community and explore how these cultural…

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  • Putting Me on the Map

    Grades 2 - 3

    Students learn to read and follow maps, starting in their immediate environment and working outward. By following a map of the area around the museum, students will learn to correlate places on a map with real places and locations. They will then gain a basic understanding…

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  • Destination Hoboken: the City and Immigration

    Grades 3-5

    From Native Americans over 10,000 years ago, to Dutch settlers of the early 17th century, to large-scale immigration and migration of the 19th and 20th centuries, Hoboken has always been a community of immigrants--a people in motion. This program asks, What is immigration? Who has immigrated? And why…

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  • New Jersey Industry

    Grade 4

    This program focuses on the fourth grade social studies curriculum standards for New Jersey Industry. Through the examination of objects from the Museum’s collection, students will explore several of the discoveries and inventions from Hoboken that contributed to the regional economy. Students work in small groups and learn…

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  • Local History

    Grade 4

    This program focuses on the fourth grade social studies curriculum standards for Local History. After examining several documents and images from the Museum’s collection, students will be given written narratives of four historical figures, each of whom had ties to Hoboken. Students will use critical thinking skills to…

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  • History Detectives: Primary Source Investigations

    Grades 4 - 10

    How do historians learn about the past? What is a primary source? In History Detectives, students will explore and analyze objects from the Museum’s collection as they learn decoding and interpretation skills. Students work in small groups and learn how to read artifacts, documents, and photographs…

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  • Visit to the Hoboken Fire Department Museum

    Grades: all, 45-60 minutes

    There’s something for everyone at the Hoboken Fire Department Museum, 213 Bloomfield Street. Young Museum visitors will experience an interactive Storytime program, and get a boost into the driver’s seat of the shiny red Ahrens Fox fire engine, circa 1932. This “Cadillac” of fire trucks…

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  • Walking Tours: Local History & Architecture

    Grades: all*, 60-90 minutes

    *Tours can be tailored to fit individual classes and grade levels. Offered in summer, fall and spring.

    This tour focuses on the link between local architecture and history. After first using their visual skills to discover architectural elements in photographs, students will then identify and…

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  • World War I Centennial, 1917-2017: Heaven, Hell or Hoboken

    Fall 2017/Winter 2018

    World War I Centennial, 1917-2017: Heaven, Hell or Hoboken explores how Hoboken and its residents were transformed by the United States entry into World War I on April 6, 1917. The city was declared the main point of embarkation for the U.S. Expeditionary Force bound for…

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Exhibit-Related Programs

  • World War I Centennial, 1917-2017: Heaven, Hell or Hoboken

    Fall 2017/Winter 2018

    World War I Centennial, 1917-2017: Heaven, Hell or Hoboken explores how Hoboken and its residents were transformed by the United States entry into World War I on April 6, 1917. The city was declared the main point of embarkation for the U.S. Expeditionary Force bound for…

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