The museum’s drop-in program, for children 2 to 6, has been enoying growing success.
It began in the spring, running every Wednesday morning, offering young children a chance to learn about topics such as helicopters, bats, spiders and how seeds travel. This summer the drop-ins were also offered every Saturday and Sunday.
Starting September 10, the program will move to Sunday from 1 pm to 2 pm, offering weekend visitors a chance for their children to take part,
The programs were developed Programs Coordinator Ellie McKown and Mathiew Zorzetta Vermeire, our Canada Works summer student. They include games, crafts and stories geared to younger minds. Almost 130 children have attended the program.
“We had a lot of kids in this age group coming through our doors and there was not a whole lot geared for them in the museum,” says McKown.
“We’ve had a couple of families that have come back, so to me that shows success because we are getting that repeat.”
Mack Murray’s four-and-a half-year-old son son, also named Mack, took part in a recent weekend program on fireflies and was “happy as a lark” to participate.
“When you are that age you can’t go around reading the descriptions on the planes so having someone who can actively make you participate is always great for kids that age.
Join the fun starting this Sunday at 1 pm.