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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Important Message

SEEC’s public programs are cancelled through June 1, 2020 as a public health precaution. If you are registered for a class, you should receive an email with more information. If you have not, please contact

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Meticulous Masks

June 6 at 10:15am
June 7 at 2:15pm

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



A Different Kind of Shark Week

July 11 at 10:15am
July 12 at 2:15pm

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



What Is Art?

August 1 at 2:15pm
August 2 at 10:15am

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




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