Toddler Trailblazers


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
 | 10 – 11:30 am 
Cost |
Ticket |
One Caretaker + One Child (one additional caretaker is welcome to join for the museum portion of the class)
Location | National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Avenue Lobby

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Joyous Jellies

Sunday, April 14 at 10am

Jellyfish are beautiful, strange, and completely captivating. We will imagine what it is like being a jellyfish and investigate their colors, bodies, and movement.
Museum Visit: National Museum of Natural History

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Saturday, May 4 at 10am
Sunday, May 5 at 10am

Food is an important part of your toddler’s daily experience and in this class, we will explore how this common staple is made and from what ingredients. Children will take on the role of chef as they help make bread and observe it in its different stages.
Museum Visit: National Museum of American History

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Sunday, June 2 at 10am
Saturday, June 8 at 10am

Like our session on bread, toddlers will explore how and from what butter is made. They will also discover from where butter’s key ingredient, milk, comes. From milking cows to butter sculpture, this class will be a playful way of thinking farm to table.

Museum Visit: National Gallery of Art

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Strawberry Jam

Sunday, July 14 at 10am
Saturday, July 20 at 10am

Strawberry season —the perfect time to not only discover how jam is made, but also take a trip back in time when many families would can their own food and store it for the winter. Families will have a great time picking real strawberries and making some pretend jam at the American History Museum.

Museum Visit: National Museum of American History

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Ocean Water

Saturday, August 3 at 10am
Saturday, August 10 at 10am

Engage in imaginative ocean play before discovering more about marine life at the National Museum of Natural History’s Sant Ocean Hall. We will learn about ocean animals both large and small and meet Phoenix the model whale, which is suspended from the ceiling.

Museum Visit: National Museum of Natural History

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