School Programs

Preschool Days 2013-2014

Preschool Days 2013-2014

Enjoy a day at the Museums with your preschoolers!

Our preschool programs are designed especially for children ages 3 and up; kindergarten groups are also welcome.

We offer planetarium shows, live reptile demonstrations, and self-guided exploration during all of our Preschool Days. See below for descriptions of each month’s featured programs.

Reservations (required): Call 413.263.6800, ext. 322, email schooltours@springfieldmuseums.org, or go to springfieldmuseums.org.

November 7

  • Slime Science: Work like a scientist to make slime that students will bring home with them. Be sure to dress for mess.
  • Dinosaurs: Discover the wonderful world of dinosaurs through real fossils, size comparisons, and dinosaur footprints!

December 11, 13 and 17

  • Holiday Preschool Days: Treat your preschoolers to a holiday themed visit to the Museums! Write letters to Santa, participate in hands-on crafts and activities, tour The Magic of Gingerbread annual gingerbread house exhibition, and more!

February 6 and 26

  • Art Museum ABC: Using the alphabet as their guide, students will explore the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts and make a piece of art to take home.
  • African Adventures: Go on a safari through African Hall to learn about many of the animals found there and experience African culture through clothing and instruments.

March 4 and 20

  • Dr. Seuss Preschool Days: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a Seuss-filled visit to the Museums! Participate in Seuss-themed games and activities, make a Cat in the Hat hat, visit the Rainforest Adventure special exhibition, and more!

April 2 and 15

  • Things that Go: Learn about cars, motorcycles, and planes during a tour of the Wood Museum of Springfield History.
  • Insects: Using museum exhibits, props, and interactive play, students will explore the life cycle of the honey bee.

May 20

  • Slime Science: Work like a scientist to make slime that students will bring home with them. Be sure to dress for mess.
  • Dinosaurs: Discover the wonderful world of dinosaurs through real fossils, size comparisons, and dinosaur footprints!
Grade Level: PreK
MA Curriculum Connection: yes
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