weekly programming for preschool aged children

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Maine Discovery Museum is THE place for growing minds, budding scientists, and future artists. Together, we’ll ignite the spark for life-long learning in your child! Join us for our regular weekly programming for preschool aged children. These activities are all included in your museum admission and recommended for children ages 2+.

Science Detectives

Join us at 11:00 am on Tuesdays to explore the wonderful world of science! We will have a different hands-on science project or presentation each week, designed to introduce young learners to science topics through exploration and discovery.

Messy Art

Get messy and make some art! Wednesdays at 10:30 am.

Our popular Little One’s Art is on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM. We call it Messy Art, and it is always a new and fun activity! While kids let the glitter, glue, puff balls and washable paints fly, they build artistic confidence and skills. Messy Art helps increase self-expression and the use of young children’s imaginations.

Nature Time

Every Thursday at 11:00 am we will explore one of MDM’s natural specimens or a phenomenon in nature. From meeting a live bearded dragon to planting flower seeds, we will investigate plants, animals, and more!

Ready Readers

We are ready to read on Fridays and 10:15 am! Children will develop early literacy skills as we read aloud a different picture book each week, followed by a hands-on, age and developmentally appropriate craft to take home.

Clay Play

On Fridays at 11:00 am put on a smock and get ready for creative clay and dough work. It’s Clay Play!

We provide special tools and dough to exercise little hands: rollers, pounders and presses. Designed to help your child build fine motor muscles and creatively express themselves, Clay Play is a great time to play, pound and shape dough or clay into fantastic designs. Leave the mess to us and we’ll even send you home with recipes to make your own.

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