Little Wonders - Stories and Activities for Preschoolers
Second Friday of the month, 10:30 a.m.
Learn and Play! You and your child are invited to join us for stories and fun including crafts, songs, games, and museum exploration. Each month, we present a different theme and a different set of hands-on activities.
Admission is $5 per family (up to 2 adults and 2 children). Admission is free for MNCH members. Each participating family gets 10 percent off museum store purchases (15 percent off for museum members). The store carries a variety of fun and educational gifts – including the Little Wonders book lineup!
Upcoming Little Wonders:
Tell Me a Story
We want to hear your stories! People have been telling stories through words and art for thousands of years. This month, we'll learn new ways to tell stories through arts and crafts.
Sharp teeth, big fins…Join us in November and experience the world of sharks! We'll explore the new Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago exhibit and create our own sharks to take home!
What kinds of animals live in the Arctic? How do they stay warm? Through stories, crafts, and items from the Jensen Arctic Collection, we'll learn about some of the animals that live in this special region - like Arctic foxes, Kodiak bears, and snowy owls.
Tracks and footprints can teach us a lot about animals in the wild. This month, we’ll explore different types of animal tracks, and make some of our own to take home!
Is That My Shadow?
Groundhogs are little animals that live in holes, where they stay safe from harsh weather and predators. In late winter they venture out, but they can be scared by their shadows and retreat back to their den. This month, we'll learn about groundhogs, shadows, and the special day that celebrates them!