Explore, Learn & Grow

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

Download the Program Registration Form Here


Fall 2017 Program Line-Up

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

Gingerbread Workshop
Partnered with a local bakery, this class will teach parent/child teams the basics of pastry decorating techniques! Create a holiday masterpiece to take home and display!
December 9 9:00-11:00 AM
FEE: $20 Members/$25 NonM
AGE: All ages with Caregiver!

New Year's at Noon!
Join us for a fancy party as we ring in the New Year! Come dressed in your finest for snacks, crafts, and other fun and festive activities!
December 30 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
FEE: $10 Members/$15 NonM
AGE: All ages with Caregiver!

Frosty's Winter Break Freebies
School’s Out! Join us for a different fun activity each day!
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
December 27: Frosty Science
December 28: Frosty Blocks & Rocks
December 29: Frosty Art
FEE: FREE with admission!
AGE: All ages with Caregiver!


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!*

Lap Time
Stories, songs, and rhymes for the littlest learners!
First Friday of every month.
10:30-11:00 AM
January 5, February 2,
March 2, April 6, May 4
FEE: FREE with Admission!
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver!

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
January 26, February 23,
March 30, April 27, May 25
FEE: FREE with Admission!
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver!

Preschool Playgroup: Winter
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
January 22, 29 & February 5, 12
February 26 & March 5, 12, 19
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

Seuss on the Loose
Join us to celebrate the wacky world of Dr. Seuss and his birthday. Enjoy crafts, snacks, and other hands-on activities. Meet the Cat in the Hat himself! (Story time @ 10:30 AM)
March 3 @ 10:00-12:00 AM
FEE: FREE with Admission!
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver!

Read Across America Week
Join us each day we are open this week for early literacy activities designed to encourage a love of reading. Enjoy stories and crafts with your little one.
Storytime @ 10:30 AM
Crafts 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Tuesday 3/6, Friday 3/9Saturday 3/10
FEE: FREE with admission!
AGE: All ages with a Caregiver!

Spanish for Little Ones 2
Hola! Welcome back to Spanish for Little Ones! This class builds on what we learned in the Fall session of Spanish in the same fun, experiential style. Learn new words and phrases while continuing to explore different cultures.
4:00-5:00 PM
April 4, 11, 18
May 2, 9, 16
FEE: $30 Members/$35 NonM
AGE: 3 and up with a Caregiver

Preschool Playgroup: Spring Mini
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
April 16, 23, 30 & May 7
FEE:
4 week: $30 M/$35 NonM
Daily: $8 M/$10 NonM
AGE: 18 months – preschool with a Caregiver

Week of the Young Child: Art Exhibit
We invite submissions from your children to display in ECM’s main hall for our art show. Each artist will receive an admission pass and a pencil.
Art Submissions: Please bring in your art submissions Friday April 20 or Saturday April 21 between 10:00 AM-6:00 PM.
Art Exhibit display available for viewing the week of April 23-28.
During this week we will also feature additional Art Play Dates to inspire creativity in our explorers.
Art Play Dates:
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
April 24, 27 & 28
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. Learn through stories, sign practice, games, and songs – enjoy spending time with your little one while they socialize with other babies.
10:30-11:00 AM
May 8, 15, 22
FEE: $12 Members/$18 NonM
AGE: 0-18 months with a Caregiver

Farm Day
MOO-ve on over to the museum to learn all about life on the farm! Meet farmers and friendly farm animals, make crafts, play games, and even learn about crops native to Southern Illinois!
May 12 @ 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
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!
January 12: “My House, My Day”
February 9: “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”
March 9: “Frog Went A-Dancing”
July 13: “Picnic Day”
FEE: $5 per Family per session (in addition to per person admission)
AGE: Birth-5 years 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.