We offer (8) educational programs Tuesday - Friday. Daily programs are included with admission.
Daily Educational Programs
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Preschool Story Time
10:00AM & 3:00PM
Modeled for learners between ages 3 and 5 but fun for the whole family! Museum Educators read aloud stories chosen to help promote an interest in books and reading. Preschool Storytime helps spark imagination, models positive reading practices, and fosters listening and early literacy skills!
10:00AM & 3:30PM
Learning about science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) is a great way to teach children about the scientific process and help develop their critical thinking skills. This program gives fun, hands-on activities to help children learn how exciting STEAM can be. This is a program for children 3 years old and older.
This cooking club, sponsored by Harris Teeter, is designed for preschoolers and includes two of our favorite things: stories and eating. Every week we will read a new book and then prepare food that the book has inspired. Children will learn reasoning and comprehension skills through the act of preparing their own dish. They might even be eager to help with dinner next time.
Sing, make music, dance, and play! Toddler Time focuses on ages 1 to 3 using sensory-based activities to help little learners explore, create, develop and learn while having fun. Catch all four themes each month as they rotate weekly!
Kids Cooking Club
Flavors change from season to season. This program, sponsored by Harris Teeter, helps children to explore different foods and combine them into recipes. They will talk about different ingredients before making their signature dish. Cooking is not just a great way to fill tummies. Having to take steps one by one helps children’s reasoning and comprehension skills.
Kids 'n' Cultures
This program educates children about a variety of countries and cultural practices. Each week we will participate in an art-based activity inspired by that week’s country of choice. Learning about different cultures is a great way to help children develop stronger social skills, be more open-minded, and heighten their willingness to learn!
Adventures in Art
Come discover the vast world of art in
Adventures in Art! Geared for ages 5 and up, learn the histories, methods, and inspirations behind various arts and crafts. Try something new and use a variety of tools, mediums, and processes to produce your very own masterpiece!