Early Childhood Program

Fall Parent and Child Classes


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


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. Guest artists, scientists, chefs, and performers will lead workshops, further enriching your child’s experience of the day’s subject.

September 11 – January 25
Fridays  |  10am – 12pm  |  Class meets once a week for 17 weeks.
Fee $990 (members $890)

Fall Drop Off Classes


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 12 – January 25 
Tuesdays and Thursdays
 |  9:30am – 12pm  |  Classes meet twice a week for 17 weeks
$3,130 (members $2,880)