Our early childhood public programs get kids curious about the world around them. With age appropriate and themed activities, you'll watch your little one engage in a whole new way. Class sizes are very small, allowing lots of one-on-one time with our early childhood specialists. Firefly Landing is our new early childhood learning space just for the littlest museum visitors! Here families with children ages 6 and younger will experience interactive story time, sensory tables, hands-on activities and more. This space is temporarily closed and our programs are now taking place outdoors.

Early childhood teachers, be sure to check out our Preschool Journeys in the School Programs section of the website. 


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Hayley has both formal and informal early childhood education experience. With a master’s degree in museum studies and an emphasis in education programming, she has been an early childhood program facilitator at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and a Head Start Pre-K teacher.
Hayley loves watching little ones grow in confidence in the classroom. “There is something amazing about preschoolers—they are so open to learning new things and exploring,” she said. “I love watching them have that ‘aha moment’ when trying something new—it inspires me to be a better educator.”




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