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: 24 – 36 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: All classes begin at the National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Avenue Lobby and conclude at the museum listed in the course description
MAY 16 AND 17
This class is sure to have something for everyone! We’ll learn about rabbit characteristics before hopping over to the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden where we’ll explore rabbits further by combining stories, music, and modern art.
JUNE 27 AND 28
Are you ready for some monkey business? We’ll begin by learning about monkeys and some of their unique characteristics, and end our morning visiting Xu Bing’s Monkeys Grasp for the Moon that spans the three floors of the Sackler Gallery.
JULY 18 AND 19
Riding in a Car
Buckle your seatbelts, it’s time to go for a ride! Through experimentation, our engineers will discover why wheels are circle shapes, and how they makes cars go. We’ll end the class looking at some classic cars at the National Museum of American History.
AUGUST 8 AND 9
Children will appreciate the importance of drinking water, and expand their worldview by connecting the familiar (water and a water bottle) to the unfamiliar (vessels in the Great Inka Road exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian).