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 – 11:30 am OR 2 – 3:30pm
Cost |
Ticket |
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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Good As Gold

Saturday, April 27 at 10am
Sunday, April 28 at 10am

Together we’ll learn where from where gold comes and for what it is used. Class will conclude at the National Museum of African Art where will to see how gold is used to make jewelry.
Museum Visit | National Museum of African Art

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Saturday, May 18 at 2pm
Sunday, May 19 at 10am

A picture is worth a thousand words and in this class, we will hear the stories behind the artworks and try our hand at telling our own stories. Children will use their imaginations and build literacy skills.
Museum Visit | National Gallery of Art

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Moving Mobiles

Saturday, June 22 at 10am
Sunday, June 23 at 10am

Art doesn’t have to be static, instead it can move and rotate, like the work of Alexander Calder. We’ll explore the concepts of movement, balance, and shadow as we learn about Calder and view his enchanting artworks.

Museum visit: National Gallery of Art East Building

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Dark Side of the Moon

Saturday, July 27 AM
Sunday, July 28 PM

Have you ever looked up at the moon at night and wondered why it changes shape? Through interactive demonstrations, song, stories, and art, children will explore the Earth, Sun, Moon relationship, and go on a hunt for moon shapes in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden.

Museum Visit: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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India and Tibet

Sunday, Aug 4 at 2pm
Sunday, Aug 11 at 10am

The Hindu and Buddhist religions are vast and complex. In this class, we will explore common traditions in India and Tibet relating to these religions. We will use storytelling and careful looking as a means to introducing some important ideas in both cultures.

Museum Visit: Freer Gallery

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