Little Wonders: Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

Second Friday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

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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. Learn more about museum membership.

Upcoming Little Wonders:

Friday, May 8, 10:30 a.m.
Celebrating Families
Why do some animals look so different from their parents? In honor of Mother's Day, join us to celebrate parents and families through hands-on activities about the way animals grow and change from baby to adult.

Friday, June 12, 10:30 a.m.
Wacky Weather
Sunny, windy, rainy, hot or cold - we experience it all living in Oregon. Come explore the different types of weather, learn how to make a thunderstorm inside and make a windsock to take home.

Friday, July 10, 10:30 a.m.
This is Where I Sleep
Where do animals sleep? Come to the museum to find out where animals sleep at night. Learn what materials animals use and build your own animal bed!

Friday, August 14, 10:30 a.m.
Investigating Water
Are oceans, waterfalls, rivers, streams and puddles all the same? Discover how water moves and acts on different surfaces. Explore our wonderful water-filled world and find the different types of water in the museum exhibits.

Friday, September 11, 10:30 a.m.
Wonderful Wings
Have you ever wished that you could fly? Come learn how different animals use their wings to move around. See how many animals with wings you can find in the museum and try on a set of your own!

Friday, October 9, 10:30 a.m.
Tell Me a Story
We want to hear your stories! People have been telling stories through words and art for thousands of years. Learn new ways to tell a friend a story through arts and crafts.

Visit our events calendar for details about the next Little Wonders.