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March Calendar of Programs and Events

Please call 860-691-1111 for information or to register for the following programs:

FAMILY-FRIENDLY & SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, Mar. 1, 4:30-8 pm
Dollar Night!
Just one (1) dollar per person over the age of 1 makes the first Friday night each month is affordable for all due to the generosity of Electric Boat Employees Community Services Association.
• $1/person.

Sunday, Mar. 10, 3 pm
Family Workshop: Kite Making CANCELLED
Nothing to do on a winter Sunday afternoon? Bring the family to the Museum to learn about making kites!
• $8 fee per family. Register: 860-691-1111.

Sunday, Mar. 24, 3 pm
Family Workshop: Maple Sugaring

NOTE: Rescheduled from Feb. 10th Family Workshop. Bring the family to the Museum to learn about maple sugar! YUM!
• $8 fee per family. Register: 860-691-1111.

Tuesdays & Fridays, 11:30 am
Smart Cart in the Museum
From creatures to mad science, spend 15 minutes with a Museum educator to learn something interesting!

Fiday, Mar. 15, 6-7:30 pm
Sensory-Friendly Time
A quiet time in an accessible environment for self-guided fun at the Museum is enhanced with the help of specialists experienced in autism. Special guest: the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.
• Free, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT. Register: 860-691-1111.

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PROGRAMS

Registration Policy: All classes must be paid-in-full at the time of registration. If patrons need to withdraw from class after that time, they are issued a Museum credit. Museum credit can be used toward future classes, Museum membership, or in the Museum Store. Classes need a minimum of five (5) enrolled children to run. Refunds are only given in the event a class is cancelled due to low enrollment.

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TODDLER PLAYGROUPS: FIRST FRIENDS or TOGETHER TIME
Toddler playgroups are informal opportunities for toddlers to be part of a group. Children explore a different theme each week filled with new and different materials, tactile experiences, and stories/songs. Snack is included.
• Best for ages 18-36 months
• 45 minute classes
• 5 week series

Fee/series : $45 member, $75 nonmember (includes admission for child)
• Call to register: 860-691-1111

FIRST FRIENDS: Toddler attends alone
This class is best for children ages 24 to 36 months.
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Tuesdays, 10 am
Dates: Feb. 26 - Mar. 26
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Wednesdays, 10 am
Dates: Feb. 27- Mar. 27

TOGETHER TIME: Toddler with caregiver
A class for young children and their caregiver. The chance to meet new faces, with the comfort of a caregiver.
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Thursdays, 9:30 am - for Younger Toddler (18-24 months)
Dates: Feb. 28 -Mar. 28
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Thursdays, 10:45 am - for Older Toddler (24-36 months)
Dates: Feb. 28 -Mar. 28

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PRESCHOOLERS: ABCs & 123s
Give your child the tools for success. This literacy-based class introduces preschoolers to fantastic literature and incorporates beginning letters/numbers through tactile experiences, movement/song, games, and crafts.
5 week series: Wednesdays,
Feb. 27 - Mar. 27
• Best for 3-5 year olds
60 minutes classes
Fee/series
: $45 members, $75 nonmember (includes admission for child).
Call to register: 860-691-1111

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PRESCHOOL SCIENCE
Children explore scientific concepts through inquiry, hand-on activities, and literature. Offered in sessions to allow little ones to substantially explore a topic. Thursdays, 1:30 pm or Wednesdays, 10 am.
• 60 minute classes
• Best for ages 3 - 5
Fee/series: $45 member, $75 nonmember (includes admission for child)
• Call to register: 860-691-1111

Thursdays, Feb. 28 - Mar. 28, 1:30 pm
PRESCHOOL SCIENCE: Earth Science: Rock On!
Does your preschooler collect rocks everywhere he/she goes? Children identify different types of rocks, learn how rock is made, go on a rock hunt, and even break open their own geode to see what’s inside.

Fridays, Mar. 1 - Apr. 5, 10 am (No class Mar. 29)
PRESCHOOL SCIENCE: Animals
Take a look at farm animals, pets, rainforest animals, sea creatures, and zoo animals. Learn about different animals each week. Be on the lookout for some live special guests!

I Wonder . . . SCIENCE for HOMESCHOOLERS
Let your child bring their wonderings to a cooperative class. Our experienced educator is certified K-6 in CT and ready to listen and work with you to provide authentic experiences for your homeschooler. Join us for 5 weeks of 60-minute, fun-filled programs with science, stories, and art.
• Tuesdays, 1:30 pm
Series 1 dates: Jan. 15 - Feb. 12 (Parent and child planning meeting Jan. 8 - no fee to attend)
Series 2 dates: Feb. 26 - Mar. 26
• 60 minute classes
• Best for ages 5 - 8
Fee/series: $45 member, $75 nonmember (includes admission for child)
• Call to register: 860-691-1111


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The Museum is OPEN:
Regular Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 9:30 - 4:30.
Sundays, Noon-4:30.

The Museum is CLOSED:
• Mondays from Labor Day through end of school year (except for school holidays and vacations).
• July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Easter Sunday, and Memorial Day.

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