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 1 – 2:30pm
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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SCHEDULE OF CLASSES |  2017 – 2018


Jane Goodall

Saturday, December 16 at 10AM  ONE SPOT LEFT
Sunday, December 17 at 1PM ONE SPOT LEFT

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

Eventbrite - Preschool Pioneers: Fall 2017


Museum Madness

Sunday, January 21 at 10am
Saturday, January 27 at 10am

Perhaps you love coming to the museum to see the airplanes or maybe the dinosaurs or perhaps, it’s the painting of a ballerina you love.  But what are museums really for?  Join us as we become collectors and build our own mini-museums as a way of understanding how museums work.

Museum Visit |National Museum of Natural History

Eventbrite - Preschool Pioneers: Winter 2018


Do You See What I See?

Saturday, February 24 at 10am
Sunday, February 25 at 1pm

You don’t have to be an expert to expertly look at a painting.  This class will engage your child by encouraging them to look, respond, and ask questions through multiple careful looking techniques.  We will even get to sketch in the galleries!

Museum Visit | National Gallery of Art

Eventbrite - Preschool Pioneers: Winter 2018


Monet and the Sun

Saturday, March 17 at 10am
Sunday, March 18 at 10am

We all know that Monet was a great artist, but did you know that his paintings show the progression of the sun?  Join us as we weave science and art concepts together for an exciting class that will conclude at the National Gallery of Art.

Museum visit |National Gallery of Art West Building

Eventbrite - Preschool Pioneers: Winter 2018