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Young Scientists

Preschool Science Program

Fall Registration is OPEN! 

Enjoy hands-on science with your young scientist. Each four-week session provides developmentally appropriate, informal learning experiences that support and enhance exploration, create excitement and facilitate scientific discoveries. The program is designed for children ages 3–5 years old with an accompanying adult. Participants must register for all four classes in each session. Our in-person sessions meet on Thursdays from 11am-12pm or Saturdays from 9am-10am or 11am-12pm and include access to the exhibit galleries after the program.

If you have any additional questions contact the Education Coordinator

Pricing and Registration

In Person Sessions


  • Members $75 per session
  • Nonmembers $85 per session


Topics and Dates 

Session 1: Exploring Earth

Thursdays 11 a.m.: September 8-29
Saturdays 9 a.m.: September 10-October 1
Saturdays 11 a.m.: September 10-October 1

Discover the natural world around us and learn how scientists work to understand our dynamic planet, including earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and other natural phenomena. 

Session 2: Little Wizards 

Thursdays 11 a.m.: October 6-27
Saturdays 9 a.m.: October 8-29
Saturdays 11 a.m.: October 8-29

Use science to recreate and understand magic, potions, and illusions like your favorite wizards from books and movies.

Session 3: Winter Wonderland

Thursdays 11 a.m.: November 3-December 1 (No Class on 11/24) 
Saturdays 9 a.m.: November 5-December 3 (No Class on 11/26)
Saturdays 11 a.m.: November 5-December 3 (No Class on 11/26)

Discover why no two snow crystals are alike and additional winter weather fun!

Session 4: The Human Body

Thursdays 11 a.m.: January 5-26 
Saturdays 9 a.m.: January 7-28
Saturdays 11 a.m.: January 7-28

Investigate bones, digestion and other amazing systems of the human body to discover what makes your body tick!


Has your Young Scientist graduated from the program and looking for more science fun?

Students in grades 1–4 can join our Junior Science Club. Join us on the third Saturday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. Sessions will be filled with new challenges, hands-on activities and interaction with local scientists.

To learn about our upcoming topics and dates, please see our Science Club page.

Please view our policies here.