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: 13 – 23 months
Time: 10:15 – 11:45 am
Ticket: One Caretaker + One Child
(one additional caretaker is welcome to join for the museum portion of the class)
Location: Program begins at the National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Avenue Lobby and concludes at a museum listed in course description
February 1 and 2 at 10:15am: REGISTER HERE
It’s never too early to start painting! This class is designed to introduce your toddler to the tools and materials that painters use. The class will encourage families to create with paint and include a visit to some vibrant examples of paintings at the Hirshhorn Museum.
Museum Visit: Hirshhorn Museum
March 7 and 8 at 10:15am: REGISTER HERE
Build upon your child’s growing imagination by exploring the ever changing shapes of clouds while reading Eric Carle’s Little Could. We will explore the types of clouds before heading to the National Gallery of Art.
Museum Visit: National Gallery of Art – West
Rain, Rain Go Away
April 5 and 25 at 10:15am: REGISTER HERE
“April showers bring May flowers” and this class will try to make the most of a rainy spring! Toddlers will begin to learn the science of how a rain cloud forms and will leave the class wanting to jump in rain puddles.
Museum Visit: National Gallery of Art – East