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
Time | 10 – 11:30 am OR 1 – 2:30pm
Cost | $43
Ticket | One Caretaker + One Child (one additional caretaker is welcome to join for the museum portion of the class)
Location | National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Avenue Lobby
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES | 2017 – 2018
Dark Side of the Moon
Sunday, September 17 at 1PM
Saturday, September 23 at 10AM
Have you ever looked up at the moon at night and wondered why it changes shape? We’ll explore the Earth, Sun, Moon relationship, and go on a hunt for moon shapes in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden.
Museum Visit | Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden
Batty Batty Bat
Saturday, October 21 at 10AM
Sunday, October 22 at 1PM
You might be seeing lots of bats around now that Halloween is getting closer, but what do we actually know about these animals? Through hands-on activities, we will learn about these flying mammals’ characteristics, habitats and more!
Museum Visit | National Museum of Natural History.
History of Selfies
Saturday, November 4 at 10AM
Sunday, November 19 at 1PM
Today we post selfies on social media, but what did we do before the dawn of social media and photography? Portraits, course! Families will explore the visual elements of traditional portraits, as well as modern portraits, specifically those by artist and activist, Ai Weiwei, which are made of Lego blocks.
Museum Visit | Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Saturday, December 16 at 10AM
Sunday, December 17 at 1PM
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.
Museum Visit | National Museum of Natural History