Early Childhood Programming

Small Wonders

Small Wonders invites parents, grandparents and caregivers to bring their 3- to 5-year-olds to learn, play and discover in the museum.  Our monthly program will build your child’s sense of wonder and playfulness as they engage in storytelling, hands-on activities, music, movement, art and gallery exploration. 
Ages:  3 - 5 years old and adults
Cost:  $9/members; $12/non-members. Call us at 317.232.1637 to reserve your spot!
Dates: 

  • Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Artful Play
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Butterflies and Moths
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Butterflies and Moths
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Five Senses
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Five Senses

 

Young Explorers

Be a big kid and join us for these 90-minute drop-off classes that encourage creativity, exploration and independence in an environment that fosters curiosity and imagination.
Ages:  4 - 6 years old
Cost:  $10/members; $13/non-members. Call us at 317.232.1637 to reserve your spot!
Dates:

  • Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM – Bees & Bugs
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM – Backyard Animals
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM – Sensing the World Around Me

 

Indiana Animals (Half-Day Camp)

What are the fiercest predators of the Ice Age? Which Indiana animals are endangered? Where do animals live? From the Ice Age to your backyard, you’ll learn all about the animals of Indiana’s past and present. 
Dates:  July 9 - 13, 2018; 9 am - Noon
Ages:  4 - 6 years old
Cost: $105 member, $117 non-member - Max: 20. Advanced registration is required and is now open. Call visitor services at 317.232.1637 or register online.
Deadline:  June 25, 2018
Details:  Half day campers should bring their own water bottle and one snack. Before care is available from 8 – 9 a.m., and is $30 per week ($6 per day). 
Cancellation Policy:  Refunds will be given if a child is withdrawn from camp more than two weeks prior to the camp’s start date. If a program is canceled, every effort will be made to contact participants 24 hours in advance.