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
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 | 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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SCHEDULE OF CLASSES |  2017 – 2018

 

 

APRIL

What is Art?

Sunday, April 15 at 1pm
Saturday, April 28 at 10am – SOLD OUT

Unleash your creative spirit by exploring all that art can be. Our class will explore the many sides of art by asking children to share about their own artwork and through a visit to the National Museum of African Art to find works that speak to them.

Museum visit |National Museum of African Art

Eventbrite - Preschool Pioneers: Winter 2018

MAY

Oysters, Clams, and Scallops, Oh My!

Saturday, May 19 at 10am – ONE SPOT LEFT
Sunday, May 20 at 10am – SOLD OUT

It may seem like a strange topic, but this workshop all about bivalves makes exploring science, math and art concepts tons of fun! Families will learn about bivalves through hands-on exploration of real oysters and clams, before heading to the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden where children will apply their knowledge of symmetry to modern art.

Museum visit |Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden

Eventbrite - Preschool Pioneers: Winter 2018

JUNE

Meticulous Masks

Saturday, June 16 at 10am – ONE SPOT LEFT
Sunday, June 17 at 10am – SOLD OUT

Families will uncover the mysteries of African masks and masquerades. This class will feature a trip to the National Museum of African Art where we will look at masks and gain a deeper understanding of how they’re used in several African cultures.

Museum visit |National Museum of African Art

Eventbrite - Preschool Pioneers: Winter 2018

JULY

A Different Kind of Shark Week

Saturday, July 21 at 1pm – SOLD OUT
Sunday, July 22 at 10am – SOLD OUT

Long before Shark Week, there was John Singleton Copley’s painting, Watson and the Shark. Join us as we learn about the world of sharks and re-enact this dramatic shark story.

Museum visit |National Gallery of Art West Building

Eventbrite - Preschool Pioneers: Winter 2018

AUGUST

Proud Peacock

Saturday, August 11 at 10am – ONE SPOT LEFT
Sunday, August 12 at 1pm

We know that peacocks are proud, but did you ever take a close look at them? Join us as we visit the Freer Gallery of Art, and see how James McNeill Whistler modeled an entire room after a peacock.

Museum visit |Freer Gallery

Eventbrite - Preschool Pioneers: Winter 2018