Preschool Programs

Budding Bookworms every Monday! 

Story time is now @ the Lab! Bring your preschooler to listen and enjoy an engaging story you both can talk about all day long together! Meet your friends and make new ones at this program included with the same day General Admission ticket.

Mondays at 11 am

This program is most appropriate for children ages 2-5, accompanied by an engaged adult.  Space is limited. First come, first served.

Dates Offered: 

Thistle be the best day ever! April is all about botany!

Monday, April 1: A Tree is a Plant by Clyde Robert Bulla followed by exploring what the different parts of a plant are.

Monday, April 8: Seeds by Vijaya Khisty Bodach followed by discovering how different seeds get around.

Monday, April 15: The Vegetables we Eat by Gail Gibbons followed by exploring the insides of fruits and vegetables. *Allergen warning: raw fruits and vegetables*

Monday, April 22: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf By Lois Ehlert followed by what allows leaves to have other colors.

Monday, April 29: Flowers by Vijaya Khisty Bodach followed by playing a pollination game!

 

Don’t Quite Sea it? We’re Exploring the Ocean in May!

Monday, May 6th: A Day in the Life: Sea Animals, Jellyfish by Louise Spilsbury followed by exploring capillary action with a jellyfish in a bottle!

Monday, May 13th: Starfish by Edith Thacher Hurd followed by a meet and greet with a local sea star!

Monday, May 20th: Clown Fish and Sea Anemones Work Together by Martha E. H. Rustad followed by creating an anemone to take home with you!

Monday, May 27th: Over the Ocean: In a Coral Reef by Mariana Berkes followed by investigating the web of life.

 

Special Saturday Budding Scientist!

Running March through June, we will be holding a special Saturday Budding Scientist program the first Saturday of the month at 11am.  Our next program is:

Saturday, April 6th: What is a plant? Explore what the different parts of a plant and what the seeds do!

Saturday, May 4th: Silly Sock-Topus! What is an octopus and what does it do?

 

Budding Scientist Every Friday!

Do you have a Budding Scientist? Join us at the Children’s Science Center Lab for a special program designed just for preschool aged children and an engaged accompanying adult!  This program is included with same day paid admission to the Children’s Science Center Lab.

Fridays at 11:00 am

This program is most appropriate for children ages 2-5, accompanied by an engaged adult.  Space is limited. First come, first served.

Dates Offered:

Thistle be the best day ever! April is all about botany!

Friday, April 5th: How do Seeds Grow? Explore the life cycle of seeds with fun movement!

Friday, April 12th: Do you remember which seed belongs? Let’s play a matching game!

Friday, April 19th: What’s the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? Let explore and sort them together! *Allergen warning, raw fruits and vegetables*

Friday, April 26th: Why do leaves change color? Find out by uncovering the leaves true color!

 

Don’t Quite Sea it? We’re Exploring the Sea in May!

Friday, May 3rd: Let’s talk about the sea. Create your own ocean in a jar.

Friday, May 10th: How does a jellyfish eat? Explore what a jellyfish uses to eat.

Friday, May 17th: How do sea stars get around? Investigate how sea stars with their tube feet.

Friday, May 24th: What does symbiotic mean? Let’s learn by playing a clown fish and anemone game!

Friday, May 31st: She sells sea shells? Learn about warm and cold water shells and make an imprint of your favorite ones!

 

Schedule and theme are subject to change. Please visit our Calendar of Events.