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: 

What is this feeling? It’s Magnetism! 

Monday, February 4th: Magnets: Pulling Together, Pushing Apart by Natalie M. Rosinsky followed by testing which magnet is the mightiest!

Monday, February 11th: What Makes a Magnet? by Franklin M. Branley followed by catching some fish with our cleverly crafted fishing rod!

Monday, February 18th: Magnets Push, Magnets Pull by David A. Adler followed by experimenting and exploring how magnets levitate.

Monday, February 25th: Magnet Max by Monica Lozano Hughes followed by making magnetic slime!


Leap into Pond Life! 

Friday, March 1: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, followed by making truffula trees!

Saturday, March 2: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, followed by stacking hats as high as they can go!

Monday, March 4: Life in a Pond by Craig Hammersmith, followed by leaping into the pond for some hopscotch. 

Monday, March 11: Would you rather be a Pollywog? by Bonnie Worth, followed by exploring the frog life cycle. 

Monday, March 18: Turtle Splash! by Cathryn Falwell, followed by graphing the story. 

Monday, March 25: I’m a Duck by Eve Bunting, followed by exploring how light shines through a pond.



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:

What is this feeling? It’s Magnetism!

Friday, February 1st: What is magnetic? Help us sort some magnetic and non-magnetic items.

Saturday, February 2nd: Groundhog Day! Will Phil see his shadow this year? Find out what it means if he does.

Friday, February 8th: Up Up Away! Create a flying kite with magnets!

Friday, February 15th: It’s a Hop, Skip, and a Jump! Explore how to jump magnets across a paper and measure how far they go!

Friday, February 22: Do magnets work in water! Explore what magnets will and will not work through!


Leap into Pond Life!

Friday, March 8: Life around the pond. What lives in and around ponds? 

Friday, March 15: What’s that sticky tongue caught? What do frogs eat? 

Friday, March 22: Turtle on the half shell! Explore why turtles have shells and what they do. 

Friday, March 29: Duck, duck, goose! Create a duck to take home with you.


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