The Edwardsville Children’s Museum offers a wide variety of educational programs for children 18 months through 12 years of age.

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Winter & Spring 2018 Program Line-Up

Download the ECM Winter/Spring 2018 Program Guide.

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

Art Play Date
Drop in with your little artist for an invitation to create! Every month will feature different materials for you to create a masterpiece with!
Last Friday of each month.
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
May 25
FEE: FREE with Admission!
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver!

Kindermusik Playdates
Presented By: Kindermusik with Ellen Singh
For babies, toddlers, and preschool age children with their parents, this class provides a delightful environment unlike any other. Through a unique blend of multi-age activities that include creative movement, vocal play, object and instrument exploration, and a colorful literature component, all families will enjoy these activities!
July 13: “Picnic Day”
FEE: $5 per Family per session (in addition to per person admission)
AGE: Birth-5 years with a Caregiver


Summer 2018 Program Line-Up

Download the ECM Summer Program Guide 2018.

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

Lap Time
Stories, songs, and rhymes for the littlest learners!
First Friday of every month.
10:30-11:00 AM
June 8, July 6, August 3, September 7
FEE: FREE with Admission!
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver!

Makerspace Friday
Join us each month this summer to create, invent,m and tinker in our makerspace. This open-ended event encourages young ones to get creative. Each month will feature different materials!
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
June 29: Engineering and Design
July 27: Not a Box
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. 
10:00-11:00 AM on Mondays
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 9, 16, 23, 30
FEE:
8 week: $55 Members/$60 NonM
4 week: $30 M/$35 NonM
Daily: $8 M/$10 NonM
AGE: 18 months – preschool with a Caregiver

Kids in the Kitchen 
Join us as we share some of our favorite recipes and teach your little gourmet to chop, stir, and mix up delicious treats. Each month features a different theme. Join us for one or all!
1:00-3:00 PM
June 6: Breakfast 
July 11: Lunch
August 1: Dinner
FEE: 
3 Pack: $50 Members/$55 NonM 
Daily: $17 M/$19 NonM
AGE: Grades K-2, drop off program 

Nature Sprouts 
Join us as we explore through hands-on, experiential and joyful learning activities. Each week will focus on a different theme and we will use both our inside and outside spaces. 
9:30-11:00 AM 
June 7, 14, 21 
July 12, 19, 26
FEE: $30 Members/$35 NonM
AGE: 18 months – preschool with a Caregiver

Build It: Daddy & Me 
Bring your father, grandfather, uncle, special friend, or other father figure out to ECM for an afternoon of construction fun! Work together to build your very own toolbox while making memories and bonding with your little one. 
June 10 from 1:00-3:00 PM
FEE: $20 Members/$25 NonM
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver!

Thursday Afternoons with the Arts 
Join us once a month for an afternoon spent creating! Each month features a different art experience. Your little artist will create a masterpiece of their own to take home while learning new artistic techniques. 
1:00-3:00 PM
June 14: Landscape Painting
July 12: Garden Mosaics
August 9: Chihuly Inspired Glass Art
FEE: $12 Members/$17 NonM
AGE: K-3rd Grade, drop off program 

Kindermusik Summer Camp AM
Each class we combine your preschooler’s natural love of music, storytelling, and imaginative play with age-appropriate activities that introduce early music concepts and foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth, and self-control. We also connect you with other parents who share in the wonder of parenting a preschooler. The Kindermusik@Home digital home materials bring the music, activities, and each month’s story everywhere you go. The repetition enhances the learning – and the fun! Summer Camp theme: Out & About!
Included in your tuition is 4-45 minute classes.
$10 material fee to be paid to instructor, additional.
June 19, 20, 21, 22  
11:00-11:45 AM  
Fee: $40 per Family 
Age: birth – 5 years with a Caregiver! 

Kindermusik Summer Camp PM
Each class we combine your preschooler’s natural love of music, storytelling, and imaginative play with age-appropriate activities that introduce early music concepts and foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth, and self-control. We also connect you with other parents who share in the wonder of parenting a preschooler. The Kindermusik@Home digital home materials bring the music, activities, and each month’s story everywhere you go. The repetition enhances the learning – and the fun! Summer Camp theme: Out & About!
Included in your tuition is 4-45 minute classes.
$10 material fee to be paid to instructor, additional.
June 19, 20, 21, 22  
2:00-2:45 PM  
Fee: $40 per Family 
Age: birth – 5 years with a Caregiver! 

Jr Day Camp: Messy
Join us for this unique sensory experience where we use games, art activities, and much more to make a joyful mess!
June 27 from 9:30-10:30 AM
FEE: $15 Members/$20 NonM
AGE: 1-4 years old with a Caregiver

Day Camp: Messy
Join us for this unique sensory experience where we use games, art activities, and much more to make a joyful mess!
June 27 from 1:00-3:00 PM
FEE: $20 Members/$25 NonM
AGE: 5 and up, drop off program

Jr Day Camp: Splish Splash
Splish, splash, sploosh! Join us for stories, games, and hands-on activities as we enjoy all things water fun! 
July 25 from 9:30-10:30 AM
FEE: $15 Members/$20 NonM
AGE: 1-4 years old with a Caregiver

Day Camp: Splish Splash
Splish, splash, sploosh! Join us for stories, games, and hands-on activities as we enjoy all things water fun! 
July 25 from 1:00-3:00 PM
FEE: $20 Members/$25 NonM
AGE: 5 and up, drop off program

National Ice Cream Day
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Join us for a celebration of our favorite cold treat, ice cream! 
July 14 from 11:00-1:00 PM
FEE: FREE with admission!
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver!

Half Birthday Party 
Join us as we celebrate our 15 1/2 birthday! Check out our Facebook event for more details as they become available!
August 4 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
FEE: FREE with admission!
AGE: All ages 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 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.