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 – 11:30 am
Cost | $43
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
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES 2019
Ah, Ah, Opera
Sunday, April 14 at 10am
A picture is worth a thousand words and in this class, we will hear the stories behind the artworks and try our hand at telling our own stories. Children will use their imaginations and build literacy skills.
Museum Visit | National Museum of American History
Let’s Go Camping
Saturday, May 4 at 10am
Saturday, May 11 at 10am
During this lesson, children will take a camping trip. They will explore the different tools and items needed to provide themselves with shelter and food while exploring the wonders of living outdoors.
Museum Visit | National Gallery of Art West Building
Squiggly Lines & All
Sunday, June 2 at 10am
Sunday, June 9 at 10am
A curvy banana, a straight sidewalk, a squiggly noodle—there are so many types of lines everywhere you look! We’ll explore different types of lines and shapes through art, literature and play.
Museum Visit: National Gallery of Art East Building
Hold onto your Hats!
Sunday, July 21 at 10am
Saturday, July 27 at 10am
Hold onto your hat or those mischievous monkeys might come and take it! Through the objects at the Museum of African Art, and the books Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina and The Hatseller and the Monkeys by Baba Wagué Diakité, children will engage in play and critical thinking while expanding their world view.
Museum visit: National Museum of African Art
Driving in my Car
Saturday, August 3 at 10am
Sunday, August 4 at 10am
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 observing and learning about the first car that drove across the country.
Museum Visit: National Museum of American History