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Toddler Time

Every Wednesday, Thursday at 10:30am-11:00am

Next:Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:30am

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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
  • 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

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. Learn More

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