Children’s Programs

Longue Vue is committed to fostering growth, education, creativity, and exploration through seasonal programs in the gardens and historic house.

We offer programs for toddlers and their parent or caregiver, elementary school students, and adolescents up to age 16.

New in 2021: Our Junior Historians program offers a chance to work alongside the Longue Vue curatorial team as they research Stern family history, preserve the decorative arts collection, and prepare exhibits. A month-long Junior Historians course in September 2021 will feature the expertise of award-winning civics teacher and Longue Vue Guide Sharon Dooley, preparing students for volunteer or paid opportunities at Longue Vue during school breaks!

SPROUTS (ages 0-5):

  • Children under 5 and their parents/caretakers meet in our interactive Discovery Garden for early childhood enrichment, free play, exploration, and guided learning.

Visit our Sprouts page for seasonal times, dates, and themes.


  • Students will plan and plant their own garden beds, learn organic gardening techniques, and watch their food grow from seed to salad at this after school garden club!

Visit our Vue Crew page for Fall 2021 registration information (Early Bird Special ends August 15).


  • Led by award-winning civics teacher and Longue Vue Guide Sharon Dooley, this course will cover the architecture and design of the Longue Vue House and Gardens, as well as the historic and philanthropic legacy of the Stern family.

Visit our Junior Historians page for Fall 2021 registration information.

SUMMER ‘SCAPES (ages 5-10):

  • Featuring different themes each session, campers will connect to the natural world through garden observation, arts & crafts projects, games, water play, and more. Each day features a balance of hands-on learning and exploration in the Discovery Garden.

Check back this spring for Summer 2022 registration opportunities!