Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN SHOULD I REGISTER?

The Education Department requires a three week notice to book a program.  Dates are held on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is strongly recommended.

WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE?

Payment is due at least two weeks prior to your visit.  Payment can be made by check, credit card or purchase order. 

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR YOUR VARIOUS SCHOOL PROGRAMS? 

For Preschool and Kindergarten classes:  $125 for up to 20 students

For 1st grade and above:  $150 for up to 20 students

$5 for each additional child (not to exceed 25 students)

The fee for chaperones is included.

WHAT TIME DO PROGRAMS START? 

Programs begin at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

HOW LONG ARE THE PROGRAMS? 

Programs for Preschool and Kindergarten are 1 – 1½ hours in length. 

Programs for 1st grade and above are 1½ – 2 hours in length.

IS THERE A PLACE WE CAN HAVE LUNCH? 

We do not have indoor or covered picnic facilities; however, you are welcome to bring lunch and picnic on the grounds.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD? 

Our programs are held outside unless the weather is severe so please dress for the weather and the outdoors.  In case of severe weather we will modify the program and move the activities to an indoor area.  Programs are not cancelled due to inclement weather though in very rare cases programs may be cancelled because of hurricane, ice or snow.  In these cases, please call the Discovery Center at (908) 273-8787 x 2222 for a severe weather update.

WHAT IS REEVES-REED ARBORETUM’S CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY? 

To cancel a program you must notify the Education Department at least two weeks in advance of your trip.  There will be no refunds or cancellations made less than two weeks prior to your trip.  We reserve the right to cancel any program if payment is not received two weeks before a school’s visit.  Programs are not cancelled due to inclement weather except in the case of extremely severe weather. In the event that the Arboretum cancels your program, your fee will be refunded if we are not able to reschedule.

HOW MANY CLASSES CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE AT ONE TIME? 

We can accommodate two school classes at one time with no more than 25 students per class.  

DO YOU HAVE A GRANT PROGRAM FOR UNDERSERVED SCHOOLS? 

If you think your school might qualify for this program, please contact the Education Department at (908) 273-8787 x1515 for details.