Early Childhood Education Programs

Connect to nature! Children will explore the natural world and have fun with others while developing their sense of place. Walking Mountains Science Center believes in fostering a love for the great outdoors at a young age, and our various kids programs are the perfect way  to introduce kids of all ages to the natural world. All of our Early Childhood Education Programs are outdoor-based and led by our knowledgeable and passionate staff  who will encourage your children’s curiosity and incorporate natural science education into our fun, hands-on programs!

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Please note that not all programs are offered year-round. See below for all of the various Early Childhood Education Programs we offer for kids ages 6 months-13 years.

Nature Tykes

Help your child develop sensory awareness & comfort in the outdoors from an early age. Learn ways to introduce children to the natural world and nurture their sense of wonder as you explore the woods, meadows, and wildflowers. 6 to 36 months with an adult. $5/child.

Thursdays | 10:00 am-11:00 am

EarthKeepers Preschool Programming

Children will explore the natural world and have fun with others while developing their sense of place. Topics vary weekly and help children express their inherent wonder and curiosity as little scientists.

With Three Locations -- come explore with us!

Nature Story Walk

Enjoy a nature story outside as we explore what makes the woods and water so special to our local plant and animal communities. We will read a new story each week and take a nature walk to discover how these themes exist in our everyday lives.

Tuesdays | 10:00 am-11:00 am (6/18-924)

Art in Nature

Art is all around us! These classes will engage young artists of all skill levels with the natural world while helping them appreciate art and nature in a whole new way. Ages 6-13, $45/child.

Fridays | 10:00 am-1:00 pm