A Space of Learning and Discovery

Update & Changes for 2020:

As the museum enters into strategic planning to map out the next three years with the goal of greater access for all audiences, we have made the difficult decision to put Preschool Wednesday and Budding Scientists on hiatus while we develop and enhance the next stage of early learning.

During this time, the museum will still offer engaging hands-on STEM activities and increased opportunities to meet the animal ambassadors of the EcoTarium, along with drop in table-top explorations and pop-up story times for our youngest audience members – all included with general admission.

In creating impactful experiences, we must hear and understand what you, our visitor, need and want from the institution, and as we plot our course we would love to get your feedback on our programming. It will provide useful information for the museum as we develop the next phase of early learning in a non-formal educational environment. We will be sending a voluntary survey out shortly, and would greatly appreciate any ideas and insights you might have.

Your commitment to our organization ensures we can look forward to the future and we are excited to hear your ideas and suggestions to help us make early childhood learning at the museum even more beneficial and fun!

Daily and weekly programs that spark learning with hands-on activities and live animals!

  • Science Discovery: Science-fueled fun and cool facts about the world around us
  • Animal Discovery: An up-close look at one of our resident wildlife and an in-depth session with a wildlife staff member who cares for them
  • Animal Story Time: Go on a journey through story time and a live animal experience

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