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 | 4-12 months
Time | 10 – 11am
Cost | $30
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
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES | 2017 – 2018
Saturday, May 5 at 10am – SOLD OUT
Sunday, May 6 at 10am – SOLD OUT
Where better to read Sandra Boyton’s Barnyard Dance than at the Kids’ Farm at the Smithsonian National Zoo? Join us for this special class where we forgo our normal classrooms at the National Mall and instead have the entire class at the National Zoo.
Museum Visit | National Zoo
Fruits and Veggies
Saturday, June 2 at 10am – SOLD OUT
Sunday, June 3 at 10am – SOLD OUT
Help cultivate your infant’s developing palate by comparing the colors of fruits and vegetables to pieces in the National Gallery of Art. Families will explore different types of produce with hands-on observations and maybe even some taste-testing!
Museum Visit | National Gallery of Art East Building
Over, Under, and Through
Saturday, July 7 at 10am
Sunday, July 8 at 10am
Young children are drawn to discovering more about the world around them and especially going over, under, and through things. For this lesson, we will capitalize on that natural curiosity and end the class by visiting the Multiverse at the National Gallery of Art.
Museum Visit | National Gallery of Art
Wings of Fancy
Saturday, August 4 at 10am
Sunday, August 5 at 10am
Butterflies and birds are a source of delight for all children. Come play and explore as we discover the beauty and wonder of these creatures! For this lesson, we will draw on resources from the National Museum of Natural History.
Museum Visit | National Museum of Natural History