Programs & Events

Nature Explorers' Drop-off Program: Animal Detectives

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Program Type: 
Family Program
Mar. 27, 2014 | Thursday, 5:30pm
Multiple Times: 
Ages 3–5, and 6–11 (All children must be potty-trained)
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences - 3rd Floor Classrooms
Members: $25 for the first child, $10 for each additional child. Non-members: $30 for the first child, $15 for each additional child.

Enjoy a Night Out!

Great Blue Heron track in sandNeed to catch up on some errands, go shopping, or have a date night? Been meaning to check out the Museum’s Thursday night hours, but haven’t had a chance? Give yourselves a night out and the kids a chance to learn about cool topics, play games, and make recycled crafts at the Museum with our Nature Explorers' Drop-off Program. 

Programs will provide your children with opportunities to explore the Museum, learn about different subjects, create nature-centered art using natural and recycled materials, and enjoy stories and games with other children their age. Classes are divided in to two age groups, so that the educational activities will be engaging for children ages 3–11.

Animal Detectives

The snow has melted, the weather is getting warmer, and the animals are coming out to play!  In this program, Nature Explorers will become animal detectives and will learn how to spot and identify different footprints, sounds, scat, and other signs of animal life in their neighborhood. 

Participants will play games, identify animal signs in the Museum, and will create their own recycled nature guide to take home so that they can practice their animal detective skills in their own backyard!

Programs include:

  • Three hours of fun and educational activities in a safe environment with upbeat and enthusiastic environmental educators.
  • A chance to play games and explore the Museum with other children.
  • A nature-centered craft to take home and share with the family.
  • A healthy, nut-free snack.
  • A memorable and educational experience!

For more information contact Tara Clark,

To register, fill out and submit the following two forms:

Museum Drop-Off Program Registration Form

Museum Drop-Off Program Guidelines