Winter/Spring 2020 Program Line-Up

Preschool Playgroup

Join us each week for joyful learning!  This class offers stories, songs, crafts, and hands-on activities around a different theme each week.  For children ages 18 months through pre-K with their caregivers.

Tuesdays:  1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25


$60 members/$65 non-members (all 8 weeks)

$10 members/$12 non-members (individual days)

Preschool Playgroup:  Spring Mini

Tuesdays:  3/10, 3/17, 3/24


$28 members/$30 non-members (all three classes)

$10 members/$12 non-members (individual days)

Frozen Sensory Bottle Making Class

Come and have some winter fun at ECM! Use glitter and beads and more to make calm down sensory bottles to take home.

January 16


All ages with caregiver

FREE for members/ $5 non-members

Tinkering Thursdays

Join Mr. Matt in the Plocher Construction Makerspace for some hands-on fun using the Design Loop engineering challenges!
FREE with admission

U-Invent Workshops

Drop into the Plocher Construction Makerspace to create something amazing with Mr. Matt in this STEM focused workshop!

 FREE with admission

Chinese New Year Celebration

Gung Hay Fat Choy (Happy New Year)!  Join us as we welcome the year of the rat with lots of hands-on activities!

January 25 (All Day)

All ages with a caregiver

FREE with admission

Steph Plant Story Time 2/1

Come out to ECM for an engaging story time and concert by local author, Steph Plant! 
FREE with admission

Kids in the Kitchen:  Cereal-ously Delicious

Learn to make tasty treats based around popular cereals.

February 3


Ages 2.5-5 with a caregiver

$10 members/$12 non-members

Bumblebee Babies:  A Sensory Experience

NEW!  Join us for fun and learning with your littlest learner!  Incorporating hands-on sensory experiences, your baby is sure to have a wonderful time.

February 20, March 9, and April 16

9:00-9:30 AM

Ages 0-18 months with a caregiver

All three sessions: $10 members/$12 non-members

Individual days:  $5 members/$6 non-members

*Fee is for child only

Lap Time: Bilingual

Join us for a fun story time each month.  Your little one will learn some Spanish words and phrases while engaging in fun literacy activities.

February 6, March 5, April 2, May 7


All ages with a caregiver

FREE with admission

Exhibit Valentines

Stop by the front desk and pick up a heart.  Write your name on it and leave it in the mailbox of your favorite exhibit!

February 14 (All day)

All ages with a caregiver

FREE with admission

Kids in the Kitchen:  Edible Science

Enjoy some tasty science experiment snacks

March 23


Ages 2.5-5 with a caregiver

$10 members/$12 non-members

Easter Egg Hunt

Hippety-Hoppity!  Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt in the Discovery Garden and and spring crafts in our Art Studio.

April 4

9:30 a.m. (Egg hunt starts promptly at 9:30)

All ages with a caregiver

FREE with admission

Science Fridays: EVENING EVENT

Join us as we open ECM for special evening hours where your little one can participate in fun and engaging STEM activities!
6:30-8:30 PM
FREE with Admission

Arbor Day

Join us for an Arbor Day celebration complete with a tree planting and many hands-on activities!

April 21


All ages with a caregiver

FREE with Admission

Earth Day

Join us as we celebrate our planet, Earth!  Make your own re-useable bag and recycled art projects.

April 23


All ages with a caregiver

FREE with admission

Mother’s Day Make and Take

Make a gift to give to Mom on Mother’s Day.

May 9


All ages with a caregiver

FREE for members/ $5 non-members

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.