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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SCHEDULE OF CLASSES |  2018 – 2019




Sunday, September 16 at 10am

The weather is still warm and the world is abuzz with cranes, trucks, and bulldozers. Although it might be a nuisance to us as adults, construction often fascinates toddlers and can introduce them to early engineering concepts. Let’s get building!

Museum Visit | Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Register Here – September 16


If You’re Happy and You Know It

Saturday, October 13 at 10am
Sunday, October 14 at 10am
Saturday, October 20 at 10am

Being a toddler can be frustrating – it is hard to express yourself at this age when you are still learning how to talk. This class will explore different emotions and help children recognize not only their own feelings, but those of others.

Museum Visit | National Museum of the American Indian

Register Here – October 13

Register Here – October 14

Register Here – October 20


Tiny Sculptors 

Saturday, November 3 at 10am
Sunday, November 4 at 10am
Saturday, November 17 at 10am

Everyone has to begin somewhere! This class is designed to introduce your toddler to the countless creative ways to make sculptures. Be prepared to unleash your imagination and have some fun!

Museum Visit | National Gallery of Art East Building

Register Here – November 3

Register Here– November 4

Register Here – November 17


Up, Up and Away

Saturday, December 1 at 10am
Sunday, December 2 at 10am
Saturday, December 8 at 10am

Come take a pretend hot air balloon ride with us! The class will imagine floating up, up, and away before visiting the National Air and Space Museum to further explore hot air balloons.

Museum Visit | National Air and Space Museum

Register Here – December 1

Register Here – December 2 

Register Here – December 8


Polar Bear, Polar Bear

Saturday, January 5 at 10am
Sunday, January 6 at 10am
Saturday, January 12 at 10am

January is one of our coldest months – and a perfect time to read Eric Carle’s famous Polar Bear, Polar Bear! This lesson will combine the classic book with the National Museum of Natural History’s collection of Arctic specimens.

Museum Visit | National Museum of Natural History

Register Here – January 5

Register Here– January 6

Register Here – January 12

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