Early Elementary Workshops


The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center’s Family Workshops are going virtual for the 2020 – 2021 school year. While we may not be together in person, we will continue to build family communities via online workshop series. Our workshops combine the wonders of the Smithsonian online collection, best practices of early childhood, and personal connections to foster children’s love of learning. We are excited to connect with you all!

Basic Information:

  • Classes will meet virtually on the weekends for 45 minutes.
  • Small class size – limited to eight families to allow for meaningful experiences and connections.
  • A video with an activity or challenge will be sent in between each weekend session.
  • Additional resources provided:
    • Information for caregivers regarding the benefits of the content and activities.
    • Additional activities
    • Related literature, videos, websites, etc., to further explore the topic.

Current Offerings

Dinosaurs!

Saturdays, October 16th – November 6th

Join us as we dig into the story of the dinosaurs! We will learn about paleontologists and how we discovered animals that roamed the earth millions of years ago. 

Ages: 5-8
Time: 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Price: $75
Ticket: One Family
Location: Classes meet virtually

Register Here

Trash Art

Saturdays, November 13th – December 11 (no class 11/27 due to Thanksgiving)

What can you make with your trash? Find out as we explore artists who recycle and reuse stuff that we just throw away. We’ll also discuss how we can help the planet as we create!  

Ages: 5-8
Time: 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Price: $75
Ticket: One Family
Location: Classes meet virtually

Register Here


Private Classes: Want to schedule a class or a session of classes for your family and family friends? Email Melody Passemante at passemantem@si.edu for more information and availability.


Check out our Parenting Class offerings.