LEARN ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
We offer educational daily programs at 10 AM and 3:30 PM Tuesday-Friday and pop up programs are offered on the weekends. Access to our Daily Programs are included with admission on a first come, first serve basis. Sign-up for your desired program upon arrival at the Front Desk!
Tuesdays at 10:00 AM
Museum Educators read-aloud stories chosen to help promote an interest in books and reading. Preschool Story Time helps spark imagination, models positive reading practices, and fosters listening and early literacy skills!
Attention nature lovers!
Geared for ages 4 and up, Nature Navigators focuses on exploring all things nature. Adventures will vary from crafts to hands on learning and everything in between. You can find our educators outside whenever weather permits! Our courtyard and STEM exhibits will offer an exciting learning experience for all in the family.
Calling all curious kiddos! Teaching children about science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) is a great way for children to learn about the scientific process and to develop their critical thinking skills. Together we examine and learn more about our fascinating world. Come explore, play, investigate, and try new things in Full STEAM Ahead! This program is recommended for ages 4+.
Geared for ages 5 and up, come get creative with our inspiring crafts!
Travel across the world, go green as we upcycle & recycle, and use a variety of tools and mediums in Crafty Kids! This program is recommended for ages 5+.
Tuesdays at 3:30 PM
FULL STEAM AHEAD
Wednesdays at 10 AM
Wednesdays at 3:30 PM
Begin with a story, then add a fun snack! This program connects literacy and cooking. Each week we'll get creative with 'cooking' based on a favorite storybook.
This program is recommended for ages 3+.
StoryCooks is sponsored by Harris Teeter.
Your little marine biologists will learn all about marine biology through creative play, experiments, hands-on activities, and more!
Sea Stars is recommended for kids ages 4+.
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!
Our Sci-Fri program covers everything the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies. Science Friday is a new interactive source of educational hands-on lessons and experiments about science, technology, and so much more! This program is recommended for ages 4+.