Early Childhood Program

Spring Parent and Child Classes

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Tiny Movers

Ages 8 weeks to 24 months
Created and taught by dance expert Dionne Kamara, this movement class supports the development of brain and body through dance, music, rhythm, and rhyme. Props, instruments, tummy, and floor time will delight children and encourage sensory-motor development.

February  7 –  April 25 and/or May 2  – June 27
Wednesday | 9:30 – 10:30am | Walking to 24 months (walking)  
Wednesday | 11am – 12pm | 8 weeks to Pre-crawling
Wednesday | 12:30 – 1:30pm | Pre-walking
All classes meet once a week for 9 weeks
Fee $270 (members $240)

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Preschool Adventures

Ages 16 months to 22 months
Children, with their grownups, will enjoy a first preschool experience which gently exposes little ones to new ideas and expands their understanding of community and of the larger world. Each class includes art activities, movement, music, and storytelling.

February  8 –  June 7
Thursday | 9:30 – 10:30am |
All classes meet once a week for 15 weeks
Fee $705 (members $600)

Spring Gentle Separation Classes

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Preschool Prep

Ages 2 to 3 years 
In these classes, children gradually separate from their grownups, gently easing into the preschool experience. As children become familiar with the routine of the class, grownups are guided through the separation process by experienced Museum staff. This program helps children gain independence and develop preschool readiness skills in a safe, stimulating environment.

Each class, led by expert early childhood educators, is curated around a theme featured in our captivating hands-on environments. Guided explorations of popular exhibits encourage discovery and introduce children to language and early literacy, science and math, and arts and culture.

February 5 – June 7
Mondays and Wednesdays  |  10am – 12pm  |  Class meets twice a week for 15 weeks.
Tuesdays and Thursdays  |  10am – 12pm  |  Class meets twice a week for 15 weeks.
Fee $1750 (members $1570)
Fridays  |  10am – 12pm  |  Class meets once a week for 15 weeks.
Fee $875 (members $785)

Spring Drop Off Classes

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Science Explorers

Ages 3 to 4 years
This drop-off class introduces curious children to the world’s natural wonders. Each week children will explore an exciting new elements of the natural world: biology, entomology, animals and their habitats, and more. Interactive storytelling, art projects, science experiments, and live specimens will delight children as they learn. These classes make science and art exploration part of everyday learning and excite children about their world! Each class includes a daily “field trip” to one of the Museum’s fascinating exhibits.

February 6 – June 7
Tuesdays and Thursdays
 |  9:30am – 12pm  |  Classes meet twice a week for 15 weeks
Fee 
$2, 760 (members $2,540)

Fall Parent and Child Classes

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Tiny Movers

Ages 8 weeks to 24 months
Created and taught by dance expert Dionne Kamara, this movement class supports the development of brain and body through dance, music, rhythm, and rhyme. Props, instruments, tummy, and floor time will delight children and encourage sensory-motor development.

September  13 –  November 1 and/or November 8 – January 17
Wednesday | 9:30 – 10:30am | Walking to 24 months (walking)  
Wednesday | 11am – 12pm | 8 weeks to Pre-crawling
Wednesday | 12:30 – 1:30pm | Pre-walking
All classes meet once a week for 8 weeks
Fee $240 (members $210)

Fall Gentle Separation Classes

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Preschool Prep

Ages 2 to 3 years 

In these classes, children gradually separate from their grownups, gently easing into the preschool experience. As children become familiar with the routine of the class, grownups are guided through the separation process by experienced Museum staff. This program helps children gain independence and develop preschool readiness skills in a safe, stimulating environment.

Each class, led by expert early childhood educators, is curated around a theme featured in our captivating hands-on environments. Guided explorations of popular exhibits encourage discovery and introduce children to language and early literacy, science and math, and arts and culture.

September 11 – January 26
Fridays  |  10am – 12pm  |  Class meets once a week for 17 weeks.
Fee $990 (members $890)

Fall Drop Off Classes

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Science Explorers

Ages 3 to 4 years

This drop-off class introduces curious children to the world’s natural wonders. Each week children will explore an exciting new elements of the natural world: biology, entomology, animals and their habitats, and more. Interactive storytelling, art projects, science experiments, and live specimens will delight children as they learn. These classes make science and art exploration part of everyday learning and excite children about their world! Each class includes a daily “field trip” to one of the Museum’s fascinating exhibits.

September 11 – January 26 
Tuesdays and Thursdays
 |  9:30am – 12pm  |  Classes meet twice a week for 17 weeks
Fee 
$3,130 (members $2,880)