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!*

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!

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!

 

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!

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

Jewelry Making

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

1:00PM-2:30PM

July 31st

FEE: $15 members / $20 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

 

 

Fall 2019 Program Line-Up

Preschool Playgroup:
Join us for joyful learning! This class is geared towards kids ages 18 months-Pre-K and their
caregivers. Each week, learn about a different theme through stories, songs, crafts, and hands-
on activities!

Tuesdays: 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

9:45-10:30

$60 members/ $65 non-members ( all 8 weeks)
$10 members/$12 non-members (individual classes)

Lap Time:
Join us on the first Friday of every month at 10:30 a.m. for stories, songs and rhymes! All ages with a caregiver.

FREE with admission

Halloween Party:
Come dressed in your costume for an evening of not-so-spooky fun! Your little goblin will have
a blast at our party filled with crafts, games, and snacks! All ages with a caregiver.

October 19

6:30-8:00 PM

$20 members/ $25 non-members

Thanksgiving Eve Party:
School is out! Come out and join us for a fun party and get in the spirit of Thanksgiving!
Stories, songs, snacks, crafts, and games will be provided!  All ages with a caregiver.

November 27

10:00-noon

$20 members/ $25 non-members

Photos with Santa:
Join us for one of our favorite events of the year! Bring your little one out to meet Santa and
Mrs. Claus and get a free photo download compliments of Erin Dorsey Photography. Help us
use this event to give Christmas joy to others as we restock the Glen-Ed Pantry with your
donations.  All ages with a caregiver.

Admission: FREE with one canned good per child

December 1

Noon-2:00PM

Gingerbread Workshop:
Come on out and make a masterpiece out of Gingerbread! Get in the holiday spirit with a festive
story time followed by time to create a Gingerbread House perfect for your holiday table
centerpiece!  All ages with a caregiver.

December 7

9:00-10:00 AM

$20 members/ $25 non-members

New Year’s at Noon:
Join us for the party of the year! Complete with crafts, hands-on activities, and a balloon drop at
noon, your little ones can ring in the new year in style! Come dressed in your fanciest party
clothes.  All ages with a caregiver.

FREE with admission

December 31, 9:30-noon

Dinosaur Camp:
Join us for a dinosaur experience! Learn all about the world of dinosaurs through hands-on
activities. For preschoolers and their caregivers.

9/9, 9/11, and 9/12:

9:30-10:30 AM

$40 members/$45 non-members

Recycled Art Thursday:
Learn to craft something beautiful out of materials that you wouldn’t imagine could become art:
trash!  For preschoolers and their caregivers.

10/10 

11/7

9:30am-10:30am

$15 members/$20 non-members (per class)

Potions Class:
Join us for this class focused on simple wizard chemistry for school aged students! This drop
off class will be sure to be a hit with your little wizard.  This is a drop off program for ages 5 and up.

9/14

10/12

11/9

9:30-10:30 AM

$15 members/$20 non-members (per class)

Creature Creation:
Join us in our makerspace to design and make your own plush creature to take home.
The October Class is a drop off program for ages 7-12.  The November class is for ages 4-6 with a caregiver.

10/26   

11/2

2:00-3:00PM

$20 members/$25 non-members (per class)

Messy Mondays:
Using all five senses we will explore the world around us! Come and make a joyful mess with
us!
Ages 2-5 with a caretaker

8/26

9/30

10/28

11/25

noon-1:00 PM

$20 members/$25 non-members (per class)

Baby Sign Language:
Learn the basics of baby sign language and help your little one communicate before he or she
can talk. Baby will have a fun social time with other little ones in this fun class taught through
stories, songs, and rhymes! For ages 0-18 months and their caregivers.

9/12, 9/19, 9/26

10:00-10:30 AM

$20 members/$25 non-members (for the 3 class session)

Kids in the Kitchen: Fall
Join us as we teach our favorite fall recipes as well as basic kitchen safety and cooking
techniques in this fun, interactive class.  For ages 2 and up with their caregivers.

9/16: Apples

11/4: Pumpkins

$20 members/$25 non-members (per class)

 


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 executive@edwardsvillechildrensmuseum.org), 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.

Payment:

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.