New Jersey

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

WheatonArts is one of southern New Jersey's best cultural arts destinations for school, scout, and homeschool groups. The Center offers exhibitions, opportunities to meet with artists, demonstrations in glassmaking, ceramics, and flamework, as well as a variety of art classes and workshops. It is also home to the Museum of American Glass, one of the largest collections of American glass in the country (including the world’s largest glass bottle). In the amphitheater-style Glass Studio, visitors can watch hot molten glass transformed into works of art. Other WheatonArts highlights include a one mile looping Nature Trail, scenic picnic areas, and four award-winning Museum Stores. For more information about class trips, call or visit our website.
Contact Info
Address: (GPS) 1000 Village Dr., Millville, NJ 08332. Cumberland County.
(Mail) 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville, NJ 08332. Cumberland County.
Tel: 856-825-6800.
Hrs: Apr.-Dec. Tues.-Sun. 10AM-5PM.
A number of group tours are available, teaching students about the creative process and our exhibits. Choose from workshops such as ceramics, bead-making, watercolor painting, and others (grades 3rd-6th). Students can also tour the Museum of American Glass to learn about the art and science of glassmaking from colonial times to the present.
Contact Info
Phone: 856-825-6800.
Supports Classroom Learning In: Art, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: South Jersey History, and the Science, Chemistry, and Socioeconomics of Glass
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 10.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 10:1.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Light refreshments available for purchase in the General Store. Packed lunches recommended. Several local restaurants, may come and go from WheatonArts with admission ticket. 
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: Grants available through Field Trip New Jersey.
Accessible To: PD, HD, VI.

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