Hours: Mon-Sat, 9:30 am-5:00 pm

Toddler Time

Program Details

Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 a.m.*
Ages 1 to 3, with Adult
Meets in the Creation Station

Included with Museum Admission

Our youngest visitors are invited to join us for short, playful activities at an appropriate developmental level. On a rotating schedule, we will explore sensory activities, practice fine and gross motor skills (like crafts and dance parties, respectively), and learn about the world around us (toddler science).

Program Schedule
  • March 1 & 2: Moon Dust (Sensory Play)
  • March 8 & 9: Sun Catchers (Fine Motor Skills)
  • March 15 & 16: Wind (Toddler Science)
  • March 22 & 23: Umbrellas (Gross Motor Skills)
  • March 29 & 30: Play Dough (Fine Motor Skills & Sensory Play)

  • April 4 & 6: NO TODDLER TIME
  • April 12 & 13: Egg Painting (Fine Motor Skills)
  • April 19 & 20: Planting Seeds (Sensory Play & Toddler Science)
  • April 26 & 27: Spring Games: Pick a Flower & Puddle Jump (Gross Motor Skills)

  • May 3 & 4: Sand (Sensory Play)
  • May 10 & 11: Shape Flowers (Fine Motor Skills)
  • May 17 & 18: Balls (Gross Motor Skills & Toddler Science)
  • May 24 & 25: Pom-Poms (Fine Motor Skills, Sensory Play, Toddler Science)
  • May 31: Bubbles (Gross Motor Skills & Toddler Science)

*This program is offered twice a week, allowing you to choose the day that best suits your schedule.


Additional Resources
  1. Exploratory Play
    Exploratory Play

    In exploratory play, children use their senses (such as sight, touch, and hearing) to explore the world around them. This type of play can help support a child’s understanding of cause and effect. Children often engage in exploratory play when they receive unclear evidence about why something happens.

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  2. Fine Motor Skills
    Fine Motor Skills

    Early experiences with art — including drawing, cutting, and writing — allow children to develop their fine motor skills, which use the small muscles of the hand, fingers, and thumb. These skills lay the foundation for later academic achievement.

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