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Children & Family Programs

  • Kids on Rug in North Gallery
  • Kids graduating Polish through Nature class
  • Critter Connection

Register for all Early Childhood program classes by clicking the corresponding PayPal link. Registration forms are also available to submit via mail or fax. For all programs, space is limited and registration is required. Payment is due at the time of registration.  For additional questions, please email or call 773-755-5145.

Full list of Children & Family Programs
  • 1:45 pm-2:30 pm
    May 1, Thursday

    Mr. Singer

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: 1st Thursday of every month


    Mr. Singer’s 30-minute sing-a-long is high energy, educational and, most of all, a ton of musical fun. Little ones sing, clap and dance with their caregiver to up- tempo songs that focus on the natural world around them. Have fun, discover and sing!
    Cost: Free with Museum admission.

  • 9:30 am-11:00 am
    May 17, Saturday

    Urban Nature for Beginners

    Children & Family


    Learn skills to explore and appreciate the living things in our urban wilderness. Participants will go home with resources to continue exploring urban nature. Suited for adults or families with children ages 7 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult).

    Saturday May 17: Nature Journaling for Beginners

    Saturday June 21: Plant and Tree ID for Beginners
    Saturday July 19: Animal Tracking for Beginners
    Saturday August 16: Bird Watching for Beginners
    Saturday September 20: Nature Hiking for Beginners

    Registration Information

    Price per Session
    Skill Choices
    Series Price

  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm
    May 18, Sunday

    Tea with the Turtles

    Children & Family


    In celebration of World Turtle Day, join us for a fun-filled afternoon of all things turtle! Get up close and personal with our resident turtles and even meet some of our special guest tortoises! You’ll learn all about our turtle species and how we work to conserve them. Complete with games, turtle activities, and lunch, this event is one you won’t want to miss!

    Registration Information


  • 11:00 am-11:45 am
    May 22, Thursday

    Music and Movement with Tara and Lily

    Children & Family


    Lily & Tara are singing, dancing, guitar-playing and all around smile-making musicians. They get so excited about all of the amazing things in our world, they have to sing about them! Maybe boogie a little, too! Want to join?
    Cost: Free with Museum admission.

  • 8:00 am-9:00 am
    June 4, Wednesday

    The Little Explorers Club

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Wednesdays through June 25


    During this one-hour private play group, your child can explore one of our most popular exhibits, Hands-on
    Habitat. Avoid the crowds and enjoy a story time, critter connection and open play followed by a guided exhibit tour! Includes coffee for grown-ups!

    Registration Information

    Single Class


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