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 2 – 3:30pm
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
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES | 2019
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
Dark Side of the Moon
Saturday, July 27 at 10am
Sunday, July 28 at 2pm
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
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