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
: 10:15 – 11:45 am OR 2:15 – 3:45pm
Member:
$30
Non-Member:
$35
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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FEBRUARY

Machines and Car Engines

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

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What machines do you use every day? We’ll take a closer look at machines and how they work before focusing on car engines. We’ll end class by enacting a car engine cylinder and creating our own innovative machines.
Museum Visit: National Museum of American History

MARCH

The Science of Sound

March 7 at 10:15am
March 8 at 2:15pm

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We hear sounds all the time, whether it be cars honking, people talking, birds chirping, or music playing, but how is sound made? We’ll explore how vibration creates the many sounds that we hear every day, and conclude class looking at and creating jazz instruments.
Museum Visit: National Museum of American History

APRIL

Elephants

April 5 at 2:15pm
April 25 at 10:15am

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Elephants are particularly lovable creatures who figure prominently in Indian culture. Children will learn about these gentle giants and visit the Sackler Gallery to hear a story about Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu god.
Museum Visit: Freer Sackler Galleries

 

 

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