Our Weekday Programs follow this guide:
These programs are designed for our littlest visitors and encourage caregiver/child interactions.
Noon - All Ages Story Time
At noon each day we offer a story time designed to engage and entertain children of all ages. Don't worry if your little one gets the wiggles and can't sit for the full 20 minutes; you can quietly leave the program. You won't hurt our feelings!
1:00pm - Exhibit Play Programming
This time is dedicated to advanced play inside one of our exhibits. An educator will use our PA system to announce the exhibit he/she will be playing in and then roll out an activity. It could be a tea party in our Kobe, Japan exhibit, or a food pyramid challenge in Metropolitan Market.
2:00pm - School Age Programming
This program is for our older kid visitors. Ranging from art, to science projects, to theatre, to literacy, these educator-led activities often encourage teamwork, reflective thinking, and problem solving.
Made especially for our visitors aged 8 and up, you can check out a Science Backpack and practice your scientific method skills. Caregivers and kids can hypothesize, explore and experiment, analyze and reflect together!