Preschool Programs

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Explore, discover, and have fun at Lindsay! These preschool programs are discovery-based and include hands-on activities and introductions to live animals!

 

 

Join us for a Mini-Monday where your child guides their own explorations of the natural world, designed for children ages 2–5 to play and learn, along with an adult caregiver. Young children explore a variety of age-appropriate craft and activity stations at their own pace. Observe special demonstrations and hands-on presentations with our animal ambassadors.

Our preschool classes are designed for budding nature lovers ages 2 to 5, plus their caregivers. Each session has a different wild and wonderful focus. We include hands-on activities, crafts, songs, games, and some classes have a visit from a live animal ambassador! These classes take place in Lindsay’s downstairs classroom.

  • Register for your preschool class prior to the date of the class to reserve your spot. Enrollment in class does not include exhibit hall admission for non-members.
  • Mini-Mondays are drop-in events which do not need registration.

 

Watery World

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:00 am - 10:45 am , , ,

THREE WEEK CLASS – Splish, splash! Do you like playing in water? Many animals do, too! “Dive in” to learn more about these animals with crafts, activities and animal encounters.   Click here to register! Caregiver attendance required. Our preschool classes are designed for budding nature lovers ages 2 to 5, plus their caregivers. Each (more…)

Mini Monday: Wonderful Winter Wildlife

Monday, December 16, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm , , ,

Let your child guide their own explorations of the natural world. Mini Monday is designed for children ages 2–5 to play and learn, along with an adult caregiver. Young children explore a variety of age-appropriate craft and activity stations at their own pace. Observe special demonstrations and hands-on presentations with our animal ambassadors. Visit Lindsay (more…)

Happy Hibernators

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:00 am - 10:45 am , , ,

THREE WEEK CLASS – How do animals stay warm and safe in the winter? Learn about hibernation and other ways animals handle winter in this very “cool” class.   Click here to register! Caregiver attendance required. Our preschool classes are designed for budding nature lovers ages 2 to 5, plus their caregivers. Each session has (more…)

Animal Alphabet

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:00 am - 10:45 am , , ,

THREE WEEK CLASS – Alligator lizards, Bunnies, California King snake . . . the Lindsay is “naturally” full of letters! Your child will have fun practicing their ABCs alongside some of our Animal Ambassadors including games, songs, crafts and more!   Click here to register! Caregiver attendance required. Our preschool classes are designed for budding (more…)

Mini Monday: Be My Valentine

Monday, February 10, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm , , ,

Let your child guide their own explorations of the natural world. Mini Monday is designed for children ages 2–5 to play and learn, along with an adult caregiver. Young children explore a variety of age-appropriate craft and activity stations at their own pace. Observe special demonstrations and hands-on presentations with our animal ambassadors. Visit Lindsay (more…)

Folk “Tails”

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:00 am - 10:45 am , , ,

THREE WEEK CLASS -Join us as we learn about wildlife with active storytelling. Engage with hands-on activities and the real “tails” of some of our animal ambassadors.   Click here to register! Caregiver attendance required. Our preschool classes are designed for budding nature lovers ages 2 to 5, plus their caregivers. Each session has a (more…)

Mini Monday: Springtime Babies

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm , , ,

Let your child guide their own explorations of the natural world. Mini Monday is designed for children ages 2–5 to play and learn, along with an adult caregiver. Young children explore a variety of age-appropriate craft and activity stations at their own pace. Observe special demonstrations and hands-on presentations with our animal ambassadors. Visit Lindsay (more…)

Perfect Pollinators

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:00 am - 10:45 am , , ,

THREE WEEK CLASS – Animals and plants have a special relationship. Discover how bees, butterflies, moths, bats and other animals help make plants grow.   Click here to register! Caregiver attendance required. Our preschool classes are designed for budding nature lovers ages 2 to 5, plus their caregivers. Each session has a different wild and (more…)

Mini Monday: Home Sweet Home

Monday, April 20, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm , , ,

Let your child guide their own explorations of the natural world. Mini Monday is designed for children ages 2–5 to play and learn, along with an adult caregiver. Young children explore a variety of age-appropriate craft and activity stations at their own pace. Observe special demonstrations and hands-on presentations with our animal ambassadors. Visit Lindsay (more…)