Summer 2019 Program Line-Up

*Click on the dates within the program descriptions to be directed to the calendar, where you can pay for the program registration!*

Wild About Art
Where are the most impressive forms of art found?  In the wild! Explore a new theme each week:

June 4:  Geodes

Explore the interesting colors and designs of these beautiful rocks while creating a watercolor painting that incorporates different watercolor techniques.

June 11:  Bears

Ready to get up close and personal with these wild animals?  Come and create a bear portrait that incorporates lots and lots of texture with a fun twist!

June 18:  Northern Lights

Starry skies and dancing lights?! Yes, please!  Chalk, paint, and cut paper will be used to capture this natural wonder in a dreamy collage.

June 25:  Beetles

Do you think bugs can be beautiful?  Play the role of an entomologist artist and create a collection of these amazing creatures in a fun, multimedia art project.

1:00-3:00 PM

June 4th 

June 11th

June 18th

June 25th

FEE: $15 members / $20 non-members Individual Class

$55 members/$65 non-members All Four

AGE: 2nd -5th Grade

Green House Days in the Discovery Garden
Join us in the Discovery Garden Green House to pot a different plant to take home to your garden each month! Learn how to plant a seed and leave with information about plant care and what you can do with your plant once it grows.  Participate in a fitness workshop with ON THE MOVE themed around plants each month (from 9:30-10:00)!

9:30 AM-11:00AM

May 31st: Sunflowers

* To kick off our summer of growing in the Discovery Garden, we will have a special visit from Farmer Joe and the Land of Goshen Beet Box Truck!

June 14th: Cilantro 

July 12th: Basil 

August 9th: Mesclun Lettuce 

FEE: FREE with admission!
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver!

Mother's Day Make & Take
Come to the museum for a fun story time and craft activity all about Mom!

11:00 AM-12:00PM

May 4th

FEE: FREE with admission!
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver!

Father's Day Make & Take
Come to the museum for a fun story time and craft activity all about Dad!

11:00 AM-12:00PM

June 8th

FEE: FREE with admission!
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver!

Preschool Playgroup:  Summer
Join us for joyful learning while bonding with your little one.  For children ages 18 months through Pre-K and their caregivers; this program is full of fun and learning.  Explore a new theme each week through stories, songs, and hands-on activities!

9:45-10:45 AM

June 11, 18, 25,  July 16, 23, 30


6 Week: $55 Members/$60 Non-Members

Daily:  $10 Members/$15 Non-Members

AGE: 18 Months-Pre-K with a Caregiver

Lap Time
Stories, songs, and rhymes for the littlest learners!

10:30-11:00 AM
June 7th  July 5th

FEE: FREE with admission!
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver!

Camp Splish Splash
Back by popular demand, join us for new water activities while you splish and splash at the museum!

10:00-11:30 AM

June 13th 

July 11th

August 8th

FEE: $15 members / $20 non-members
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver!

Cooking in the Garden
Grab your toddler chef and head up to the museum to learn how to make healthy snacks in this parent and me class

10:00-11:30 AM

June 1st

July 6th 

FEE: $15 members / $20 non-members
AGE: 2-4 with a Caregiver!

Camp Messy

Our old favorite, Camp Messy is back with new messy fun! Join us for this sensory experience and make a joyful mess!

10:00-11:o0 AM


June 3rd

July 11th

FEE: $10 members / $15 non-members
AGE: All Ages with a Caregiver!

Kids in the Kitchen

Yum! Join us as we teach you some of our favorite recipes and basic kitchen safety in this cooking series.

1:00PM - 2:30 PM

June 5th: Breakfast

June 12th: Lunch

July 10th: Dinner

FEE: $20 members / $25 non-members
AGE: 5 and up, drop off program

Outdoor Explorers: Summertime

Meet us in the Discovery Garden for this series designed to inspire a love of nature and wonder in the environment around us!

10:00AM - 11:00AM

June 4th: Nature Science

July 9th: Water Wonders

August 6th: Habitats

FEE: $10 members / $15 non-members
AGE: 2 and up, with a caregiver

What's Up Weather Series

Full of stories, crafts, and science experiments, this class will cover the weather all around us! Topics include seasons, wind, water cycle, and temperature.

10:30AM - 11:30AM

June 10, 24, July 8, 22

FEE: $30 members / $35 non-members
AGE: 4-6, with a caregiver

Gear Up for School

Getting ready for school this fall? Trying to avoid the summer slide? Come on out to the museum for fun activities around letters, numbers, shapes, and social skills. Parents leave with activities to use at home each week.

11:00AM - 11:45AM

June 26, July 3, 10

FEE: $20 members / $25 non-members
AGE: 18 months - Pre-K, with a caregiver

Jewelry Making

Come craft something and learn jewelry making techniques with Ms. Sara at this drop off program.


July 31st

FEE: $15 members / $20 non-members
AGE: 5 and up, Drop off program

Wizard Academy

*This event is sold out*

Join your fellow wizards and witches at ECM Wizard Academy! Students will make their own wands, take courses in potions, herbology, and transfigurations!


July 17th

FEE: $20 members / $25 non-members
AGE: 5 and up, Drop off program

Art in the Garden

Join us in the Discovery Garden for an outdoor art experience inspired by nature at this drop off program.


July 24th

FEE: $20 members / $25 non-members
AGE: 5 and up, Drop off program

Kindermusik Playdates:

Join Ms Ellen Singh for musical exploration at our Kindermusik Playdates once a month!

11:30 AM-12:00 PM

June 10, July 8, August 5

FEE: FREE with Admission
AGE: 5 and under with a caregiver

Kindermusik Summer Camp

Come out to the museum and have a musical time with Ms. Ellen during this four day camp!  Get your little ones moving with the music on the stage in our Discovery Garden!

4:00 PM

4 Day Camp:  June 20, 21, 27, 28

FEE: $50 members / $55 non-members (Price per Family)
AGE: 5 and under with a caregiver

Registration Information

Registration Policies:

Registrations close one week prior to the program date or when the program is sold out.

Registration forms can be submitted online (e-mail to, mailed or dropped off.

Children may register for programs only within their age level.

Museum Members receive a discount on program fees as indicated.

Children three years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Complete one registration form per child.

In order to secure registration, please submit a legible contact/registration form.


Complete payment is required within 72 hours of registration.

Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Credit cards, cash and checks are accepted in house; online payments are required for online registration.

Cancellations and Transfers:

A refund will be issued if your cancellation is received no later than two weeks prior to the first day of the program in which you are registered.

Participants may not make up or receive a refund for missed programs.

We reserve the right to cancel a program due to low enrollment (full refund will be issued).

When possible, we allow a program participant to transfer to a different program as long as there are openings and the participant is the appropriate age. Two weeks notice is required.