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 school year weekly programming for preschool-aged children.

These activities are all included in your museum admission and recommended for children ages 2+. These programs happen weekly during the school year (September – June). These programs are not offered in the summer.

Science Detectives

Join us at 11 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 on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Our popular Little One’s Art is on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM. We call it Messy Art. It is always a new, fun activity! While kids let the glitter, glue, puffballs, 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 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!

Clay Play

On Fridays at 11 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 with 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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