Our workshops offer a variety of hands-on experiences that introduce young children to concepts in engaging ways. Each class includes playful activities that are intentionally chosen to support your child’s development. Our learning extends beyond the classroom and into the museum and community where children and parents are encouraged to wonder and explore together as a family.
Ages: 0-12 months
Time: 10:15 – 11:15am
Ticket: One Caretaker + One Child (one additional caretaker is welcome to join for the museum portion of the class)
Location: Classes begin at National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Avenue Lobby and conclude at the museum listed in the course description
SEEC’s public programs are cancelled through June 1, 2020 as a public health precaution. If you are registered for a class, you should receive an email with more information. If you have not, please contact SEECinfo@si.edu.
JUNE 27 AND 28
This children’s classic will be the basis for this class as we explore the themes and objects featured throughout the book. On our trip to the National Air and Space Museum we will explore the moon and compare astronaut’s ‘mittens’ and ‘socks’ to the ones we wear.
Museum Visit: National Air and Space Museum
JULY 18 AND 19
Get a Whiff of This
Young children learn using all their senses and this class focuses on smell. In the classroom, we will explore different scents and then go on a trip to the National Gallery of Art where families will have an olfactory tour.
Museum Visit: National Gallery of Art
AUGUST 8 AND 9
CAN Touch This
Infants love touching and exploring different textures! We will utilize this universal truth while going on a tactile tour in the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, & Minerals.
Museum Visit: National Museum of Natural History