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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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Summer 2017 Program Line-Up

Lap Time
Stories, songs, and rhymes for the littlest learners!
First Friday of every month.
June 2, July 7, August 4  
10:30-11:00 AM
FEE: FREE with admission!
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver!

Craft Crawl 
Join us to get all of your summer boredom busters!  Visit each exhibit in the museum to pick up a different project to keep those little ones busy this summer!  Perfect for take-a-longs for long car rides, restaurant trips, or a cure for “I’m Bored!”
June 3; 9:00-10:00 AM
FEE: $15 Members/$20 Non Members
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
June 5, 12, 19, 26;  July 10, 17, 24, 31
FEE:
     8 week: $55 Members/$60 Non Members
     4 week: $28 Members/$32 Non Members
     Daily: $7.50 Members/$8.50 Non Members
AGE: 18 months – preschool with a Caregiver

Petit Pas: Little Ones
Bonjour!  Join us for an introduction to the French language through this cultural immersion experience!
9:30-10:30 AM
June 8, 15, 22
FEE: $17 Members/$22 Non Members
AGE: 0 to 4 with Caregiver

Petit Pas: Big Ones
Bonjour!  Join us for an introduction to the French language through this cultural immersion experience!
1:00-3:00 PM
June 8, 15, 22
FEE: $20 Members/$25 Non Members
AGE:  5 and up, drop off program

Family Movie Night
Join us for a family movie night complete with popcorn and crafts!
June 9 - Due to a scheduling conflict and much deliberation, the 'Family Movie Night' scheduled for Friday June 9th has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
July 7, August 11 @ Dusk
FEE: Free for Members
     $2 for Non Members
     $6 total for family of 4 or more
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver

Daddy & Me: Off to the Races
Join us with your little one for some quality time, celebrating Father’s Day! Build and race your very own wooden car!
June 11
12:30-3:30 PM
FEE: $20 Members/$25 Non Members
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver

Kids in the Kitchen
Learn how to chop, stir, and knead your way to a delicious dish!  Join us for this hands-on class as we share our favorite recipes with you!  Drop off program, participants leave with a recipe book and a chef hat.

  • June: Artisan Bread Bakers; meets off ECM property at the Main Street Community Center - Learn how to bake delicious, crusty homemade loaves of bread. 
  • July: Picnic Professionals - Summer is the perfect time of year for a picnic!  Come learn how to make bite sized eats perfect for filling a picnic basket.
  • August: Lunch is Served - Join us as we share our favorite lunch recipes!  Cook up a gourmet meal that you will be proud to share with family and friends.

1:00-3:00 PM
June 14, July 12, August 9
FEE:
     3 Pack: $50 Members/$55 Non Members
     Daily: $17 Members/$19 Non Members
AGE: Grades K-2, drop off program

Little Tots Block Party
Build (and knock down) block towers at our engineering themed block party combining stories, songs, building activities, and a snack!
10:00-11:00 AM
June 16, July 14
FEE:
     2 Pack: $13 Members/$17 Non Members
     Daily: $8 Members/$10 Non Members
AGE: Pre-K and below with Caregiver

Farm Day
Come on out to ECM for a day full of fun on the farm!  Make farm themed crafts, meet some friendly farm animals, and learn all about life on the farm!
July; Date TBD
FEE: FREE with admission!
AGE: All ages with Caregivers!

Jr Day Camp: Messy
Get ready for a fun, messy, sensory experience!  
Make a joyful mess with your little learner! 
June 28; 9:30-10:30 AM
FEE: $15 Members/$20 Non Members
AGE: Ages 1-4 with caregiver

Day Camp: Messy
Get ready for a fun, messy, sensory experience! 
Drop off your child to create a joyful mess with us!  Snack included.
June 28; 1:00-3:00 PM
FEE: $20 Members/$25 Non Members
AGE: Ages 5 and up, drop off program

Put your mark on reading!
Join us for an open-ended art activity designed to inspire a love of reading in your little one!
Last Friday of June, July, and August.
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
June 30, July 28, August 25
FEE: FREE with Admission
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver!

Baby Sign Language
Help your little one communicate before he or she starts to talk.  Taught through stories, songs, and rhymes-enjoy spending time with your little one while they socialize with other babies.
10:00-10:30 AM

  • Tuesday Class – July 11, 18, 25
  • Saturday Class – July 15, 22, 29

FEE: $12 Members/$18 Non Members (per 3 week course)
AGE:  0-18 months with Caregiver

Parents Lunch Out
Parents, enjoy a lunch date alone while your kids have fun playing and learning at ECM! 
July 16; 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
FEE: $25 Members/$30 Non Members
$5 discount per each sibling
AGE: 3 and up, potty trained, drop off program

Jr Day Camp: Splish Splash
Join us for all things water as we splish, splash, laugh and learn our way through this fun class!
Experience water through your child’s eyes.
July 26; 9:30-10:30 AM
FEE: $15 Members/$20 Non Members
AGE: Ages 1-4 with caregiver

Day Camp: Splish Splash
Join us for all things water as we splish, splash, laugh and learn our way through this fun class!
Drop off program, snack included. 
July 26; 1:00-3:00 PM
FEE: $20 Members/$25 Non Members
AGE: Ages 5 and up, drop off program

Powerful Inquiry: Professional Development
Instructor: Dr. Abby Schwent, ECM Education Director
July 8; 9:00-11:00 AM
Fee: $20 Members/$25 Non Members
Bring learning to life for your students! Join us to learn about best practices and the power of project based learning. Engage in meaningful activities and leave with strategies to incorporate experiential projects in your classroom! Light breakfast provided, earn 2 PDUs.
*Must be a licensed teacher to obtain credit.

Nature Sprouts! 
An Edwarsville Children’s Museum & Watershed Nature Center Partnership
Custom Curriculum Designed by Dr. Abby Schwent, Education Director for ECM
Instructed by ECM Educator, Leah Whitaker & Watershed Nature Center Volunteers

Join us for joyful, experiential learning in this class designed around nature exploration for children ages 18 months through preschool and their caregivers! Each session is focused on a different theme. Join us for one class or all!

Class meets at the Watershed Nature Center (1591 Tower Ave, Edwardsville)
9:30 – 11:00 AM

Session 1
June 6: Birds of a Feather
June 13: Making Tracks
June 20: Tadpoles & Frogs
June 27: Woodland Wonderland (A look at trees!)

Session 2
July 25: Pollinator Party
August 1: Exploring our Five Senses through Nature
August 8: Colorful Nature
Fee: Session 1 & 2 COMBINED; $40 Members/$45 Non Members
Daily: $7.50 Members/$8.50 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 operations@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; if registration is submitted online, you will receive an email response or phone call to arrange payment.

Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Credit cards, cash and checks are accepted.

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.