Early Childhood Education Programs

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Read our Early Childhood Education Philosophy here.


Coming This Fall! Early Explorers

Begins Thursday, September 7, 2017  |  10:00am-11:30am  |  Ages 2-6

Join us every Thursday for Early Explorers, where young children are invited to enjoy hands-on explorations in science, art, making, and storytelling! Spark children’s curiosity through different activities and experiments tied into the monthly theme. In case our creativity gets a little wild, make sure everyone is dressed for a bit of mess. These drop-in activities will be held in Imagination Lab.

Please note: Early Explorers will not be offered on September 28th due to our annual museum closure.


Blue Bear School of Music: Little Bears Program

 September 14 – November 30, 2017  |  Every Thursday

Create musical sounds and rhythms with Blue Bear School of Music Little Bears Program! Register for a groovy workshop below.

Bouncy Bears  |  10:00am – 10:45am  |  Ages 1 -2

Children will play finger games, dance and move to music, and rock out during the percussion instrument jam. There will be lots of jumping, grooving and playig in this class!

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Mixed Bears  |  11:00am – 11:45am  |  Ages 6 mos. – 5 years old

This class is specifically designed for parents with multiple children. Babies, toddlers and big kids all join in on the music making fun, watching and learning from one another.

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This Month’s Theme: Up in the Air

Daily Activity 1 (August 1 – 13) | Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

 Daily Activity 2 (August 15 – September 3) | Flying Machines

Visit our DIY Studio throughout the month of August for a series of craft-based activities inspired by air and flight!


Play Patio

Drop by our Play Patio to design and build your own town using wooden building logs. This kid-powered experience encourages large-scale construction and collaboration. (Ages 2-6)


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