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


$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

Kindermusik Playdates:
Come rock out with Ms Ellen at our Kindermusik Playdates! Explore rhythm, beats, instruments and more! All ages with a caregiver.

11:30 a.m.

September 9

October 7

November 4

December 2

January 6

February 3

March 2

April 6

May 4

FREE with admission

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


$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


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.



$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.


9:30-10:30 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.




$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
Ages 2-5 with a caretaker





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)


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

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

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

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

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 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.


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.