Preschool Pioneers


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: 3 – 5 years
: 10:15 – 11:45 am OR 2:15 – 3:45pm
One Caretaker + One Child
(one additional caretaker is welcome to join for the museum portion of the class)
Location: All classes begin at the National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Avenue Lobby and conclude at the museum listed in the course description

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Museum Madness

November 3 and 17 at 10:15am
Museum Visit: National Museum of Natural History
Perhaps you love coming to the museum to see the airplanes, or maybe the dinosaurs, or possibly it’s the painting of a ballerina you love. But what are museums really for? Join us as we become collectors and build our own mini-museums as a way of understanding how museums work.



Jane Goodall

December 8 at 2:15pm
December 15 at 10:15am
Museum Visit: National Museum of Natural History
If you love animals then you have something in common with Jane Goodall! This class will take a look at the exciting life of Jane Goodall and some of her personality traits that made her so successful, such as patience and persistence. We’ll take a page from Jane’s book and become animal scientists as we carefully observe animal behavior outside.