Get your toddler excited about science and natural history! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for an exciting and interactive nature walk. Each program highlights an outdoor area and encourages exploration with a closer look at nature Museum objects.
This program promotes sensory experiences, investigation and exploration with a focus on science.
Length: About 1.5 hours
Age: Recommended for children ages 2-5 years old. Free for children under 2 (child must be accompanied by an adult chaperone).
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Check-in Opens (9:15 a.m. or 12:15 p.m.):
Please arrive early to check in. Meet at the Museum’s picnic tables outside and you will be escorted to the Discovery Zone exhibit.
Start (9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.):
Walk as a group to the Discovery Zone exhibit for an introduction on the topic.
Introduction (about 15 minutes):
Receive an overview on the tour topic as well as participate in hands-on activities that will engage both children and caregivers.
Nature Walk (about 30 minutes):
Hike outside on trails behind the Museum while allowing children to safely touch and interact with items in the surrounding environment. We will encourage teachable moments that are part of being outside in nature.
End (10:45 a.m. or 1:45 p.m.):
Wrap-up and enjoy an activity and snack of peanut-free trail mix outside.
What to expect and bring
- We recommend wearing a mask.
- Bring a water bottle and/or sippy cup.
- Wear appropriate footwear and clothes that can get dirty or wet.
- This program is rain-or-shine, weather permitting.
- For dates that include an outdoor portion, it is less than ½ a mile of walking (strollers not recommended). We could potentially get up to 30 minutes away from restrooms during the hike.
How to register
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