For children 6 - 12 years old of registered paid attendees.
Historical Happenings will provide your children with interactive experiences in 2 hour workshops during regular convention hours.
Sign up for one, two, or all five workshops!
To help you enjoy our guest speakers, Historical Happenings have scheduled their workshops during our speaker workshop sessions.
|Workshop Speaker Session||Children's Program Session|
|Friday||3:30 - 4:30PM
|3:15 - 5:00PM
|5:00 - 6:00PM
|5:00 - 6:15PM
|7:00 - 8:00PM
|6:15 - 8:15PM
|Saturday||9:00 - 10:00AM
|8:45 - 10:45AM
|11:00AM - 12:00PM
|10:45AM - 12:15PM
|12:15 - 1:15PM
|12:15 - 2:30PM
|1:30 - 2:30PM
|2:45 - 3:45PM
|2:45 - 5:00PM
|4:00 - 5:00PM
Walk-ins will also be accepted. But save yourself some money by pre-registering. There are different rates for pre-registration and walk-ins.
$10 for the 1st child, per session
$8 for the 2nd and 3rd child, per same session
$12 for 1st child for walk-in registration, per session,
$10 per child for 2nd and 3rd child, per same session
Children's Program pre-registration is done via postal mail. Print out and complete the Children's Program Registration Form and mail the completed form with check (made out to Historical Happenings and/or Mad Science) to:
ENOCH Children's Program
PO Box 308
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
A parent/guardian must drop off their children for the workshops.
A parent/guardian must stay at the convention facility at all times while their child(ren) are in a Children's Program Workshop.
A parent/guardian must pick up their child(ren) during the dinner and lunch breaks.
This program explores "magical" chemical potions, the wonders of Dry ice and the dynamics of air pressure (with a little help from Eggbert the egg). Children will investigate the three states of matter in fun and novel ways, take a carbon taste test and witness a spectacular and mysterious bubbling potion. This event will excite every child's scientific curiosity.
Children will learn about the arms and armor of the crusading knight as well as a general background about the crusades. Hands-on activities will include battling with foam swords and designing their own shields.
This session explores pressure in different ways. Talk about being under pressure; would you rather be stepped on by a hundred pound person or a 1,000 pound elephant? We will have a volunteer from the audience come up and work with the instructor to help give you the answer. Air is all around but what would Bernoulli say if its heated? See what it must be like for a balloonist to soar like the birds. With some common household items we will create our version of a hot air balloon. These and more will be provided to thrill and entertain your children. This high energy demonstration is fun, spectacular and sure to leave the children with memories that will last well beyond our grand finale!
Children will be introduced to, and have an opportunity to engage in, games played during the 1800’s such as Game of Graces, Bean Bag Toss, Table Top Nine Pins, Cup & Ball Toy, Marbles, Pick-up Sticks and more.
Children will learn about Civil War soldier life through hands-on activities such as drilling, making cartridges and eating hardtack (soldier rations). Children will be “issued” weapons (cap guns to be used for the session) and taught formation and drilling. The session will end with the “soldiers” marching through the Exhibit Hall. NOTE: If children have Civil War uniforms from previous events and/or cap guns please feel free to bring them for use during drilling and marching.
If you have questions about the Children’s Program, please send an email to ChildrensProgram@enochnj.org