Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Center for Learning, the non-profit branch of the Garden State Discovery Museum, is to promote discovery, education and lifelong learning for both children and adults. By integrating classroom programs, community outreach with Museum on the Move, teacher workshops, and professional trainings, the Center for Learning is an exceptional educational resource, encouraging discovery and exploration with hands on fun!

For more information about the Center for Learning, please call (856)424-1233 ext. 312 or email: [email protected]



Open Arms: Family Evenings

Join the Center for Learning for these free events, exclusively for families with children on the autism spectrum. Enjoy hands-on play and sensory activities designed to promote learning through interactive fun. Parents will have the opportunity to network, explore resource tables and make use of our cool down room if the fun becomes too overwhelming. All events are held on Sunday

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evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Click here to read testimonials from families in the ASD community.

Schedule for 2017:
Sunday, February  19, 2017 – 6pm-8pm

Sunday, May 21, 2017 – 6pm-8pm

Sunday, August 13, 2017 – 6pm-8pm

Sunday, November 12, 2017 – 6pm-8pm






Thank you to our sponsors!!!


Open Arms sponsors

Doug Flutie, Jr.  Foundation for Autism
Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation
Autism Speaks
Kistler-Tiffany Foundation
Magellan Hill Technologies U Care Now Program

A.G. Edwards’ Saving Makes $ense
A.G. Edwards

General Sponsor
Garden State Discovery Museum