Little Wonders - Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

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.

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

Little Wonders is included with regular admission and is free for MNCH members. Families presenting Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards are admitted at a reduced rate through the Museums For All program.

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! 

Girl gluing crafts     Boy examining fossils     

Upcoming Little Wonders:

January 12
World of Carnivores

This month includes stories and fun activities about meat-eaters in the animal kingdom. Play a sorting game, track down carnivores in our exhibits, and make your own craft to take home!

February 9
Fun with Science!

What exactly is science? Can you be a scientist too? Yes you can! Join us for stories, fun experiments, and other activities encouraging curiosity and exploration.

March 9
We Love Water!

We're diving into what makes water so special. Listen to stories, make watery art, and find out more about this very important ingredient in our lives.

April 13
People and Plants

Come and grow your appreciation for plants and everything they do for us. Create art with plant materials, play a matching game, and enjoy a story with us.

Playing in Hungry Planet exhibit