Winter Program Guide 2022

Into the Arctic! Preschool Playgroup-At the Nickel Plate Station

Join us for a 6-week session of joyful learning in our seasonal exhibit, Into the Arctic! Weekly themes in this session include: Arctic animals, the Northern Lights, and snow. Preschool playgroup is designed to build social skills while participating in fun, educational activities. 

Age: 18 months-preschool


Mondays 10:00-10:45 January 10th - February 15th

Tuesdays 10:00-10:45 January 11th - February 16th

Cost: $30 Members/$40 Non-members. Registration required. Take advantage of this opportunity! Cost is reduced by $10/child thanks to the generosity of the Junior Service Club of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon.



Come experience music of varying styles, genres, and cultures. Interact with other children and engage in movement, rhythm, and vocal activities with Ms. Ellen Singh.

Age: All ages with a caregiver

Date: 11:00 on December 13th, January 24th, and February 28th

Cost: Free with Admission


Everyday Art

Meet us in ECM’s Art Studio for a fun open-ended art experience. New projects are available every month and are specifically designed with exploratory learning in mind. 

Dates: December 16th, December 20th, and December 21st, January 17th (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.), February 1st (Chinese New Year), February 14th (Valentine’s Day), and February 21st (President’s Day)

Time: 10:00-12:30

Cost: Free with Admission


Build a Habitat for your Stuffie-At the Nickel Plate Station

What do animals need to survive in their habitats? Bring a few of your favorite stuffies to ECM and use your imagination to create a habitat. Children will learn about what their animals need to survive: food, water, shelter, and space. *Drop-off program, ages 5+.

Date: February 21, 2022 (President’s Day)

Time: 9:30-11:00

Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members. Registration required.


Rapunzel Garden Party

Story-time and a sing-along with Rapunzel. Little princesses will be able to visit our salon to have their hair braided with flowers, create their own watercolor painting, enjoy sweets and lemonade, and receive their very own glowing lantern to take home. And of course, meet and take photos with Rapunzel! Add-on option for a $5 sparkling cocktail for the care-giver

Date: April 30th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $35 members/$40 non-members/ $20 Siblings. Registration required.

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.