Scarecrow Day 2015 & Programs for 2016

Scarecrow Day 2015: October 17, 12-3 pm

The Meadowlands Museum will be hosting the annual Scarecrow Day, an event that is plenty of fun for families, scout troops, or kids at heart. Visitors will make scarecrows using a combination of hay, old clothes, and imagination! We provide all the materials needed: hay, clothes, scarecrow posts, but guests are encouraged to bring items to make their scarecrow as unique as possible, like tiaras, hats, or even a team t-shirt. Scarecrows will be first come, first serve, unless otherwise reserved ahead of time.

The event will take place on October 17, from 12-3 pm, at the Meadowlands Museum. Admission to the event is $15 per scarecrow, and we recommend no more than 6 people working on each scarecrow. Light refreshments will be available. The museum is open to the public during the event, and admission is free to see the exhibits. In the case of inclement weather, Scarecrow Day will be held on the next Saturday, October 25, at the same time. The decision will be made by 11 AM, and will be posted to the website and our Facebook page.

If you would like to reserve a Scarecrow ahead of time, or if you have any questions about the event, please contact Jesse Gordon, manager of exhibits and volunteers at 201-935-1175, or at

We offer a number of programs throughout the year including:

  • Annual Chocolate Tasting
  • Family Fun Days
    • A day for kids and parents to enjoy making crafts!
  • Beer & Wine Tasting
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Victorian Tea
  • Opening Exhibit Receptions
  • Special Lectures

Coming Summer 2015 we will have special programs related to our current exhibit, The Practice & The Patent. Check back for more information!