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Science Saturday: Spooky Science
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Spooky Science

Break out your inner mad scientist with Turtle Bay educators for festive science experiments. Activities are based around Halloween themes and are sure to get you into the spooky spirit! Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members

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Big Blue Blocks
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Big Blue Blocks

Play, build, and create with our Big Blue Blocks! Children build a new world each time they play. The Big Blue Blocks are child-directed and open-ended; they encourage self-expression through deep, joyful play. Play with our Big Blue Blocks and unlock children’s creative spirit! Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders

October Theme: Nighttime Wonders
“Hoot, hoot, hoot!” is just one of the many nighttime sounds we hear. What animals come out only at night? Come and find out what they are doing when you are sound asleep. Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders

October Theme: Nighttime Wonders
“Hoot, hoot, hoot!” is just one of the many nighttime sounds we hear. What animals come out only at night? Come and find out what they are doing when you are sound asleep. Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Big Blue Blocks
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

Big Blue Blocks

Play, build, and create with our Big Blue Blocks! Children build a new world each time they play. The Big Blue Blocks are child-directed and open-ended. This activity encourages self-expression through deep, joyful fun. Come play with our Big Blue Blocks and unlock your child’s creative spirit! Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members.

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Little Explorers: Birds
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Birds

November Theme: Birds
Big birds, small birds, short birds, tall birds! Let’s learn about them all! Why do they have feathers? Does the early bird always catch the worm? Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members.

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Little Explorers: Birds
Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Birds

November Theme: Birds
Big birds, small birds, short birds, tall birds! Let’s learn about them all! Why do they have feathers? Does the early bird always catch the worm? Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members.

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Science Saturday: Sustainable Science
Nov
16
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Sustainable Science

Learn more about the importance of keeping our beautiful Earth healthy. Join us and get the whole family involved in fun crafts, games, activities, and science experiments all about sustaining our World. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members.

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Big Blue Blocks
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Big Blue Blocks

Play, build, and create with our Big Blue Blocks! Children build a new world each time they play. The Big Blue Blocks are child-directed and open-ended. This activity encourages self-expression through deep, joyful fun. Come play with our Big Blue Blocks and unlock your child’s creative spirit! Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members.

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Little Explorers: Birds
Nov
21
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Birds

November Theme: Birds
Big birds, small birds, short birds, tall birds! Let’s learn about them all! Why do they have feathers? Does the early bird always catch the worm? Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members.

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Maker Wednesday: Storybook Doodles
Nov
27
1:00 PM13:00

Maker Wednesday: Storybook Doodles

Can you draw in 3D? Trace a character from a storybook and bring them to life with our 3D doodle pens. Help us create a better book by building characters for people to touch! Let your creativity and curiosity thrive as we build, collaborate, learn and make together! Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members.

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Little Explorers: Birds
Nov
28
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Birds

November Theme: Birds
Big birds, small birds, short birds, tall birds! Let’s learn about them all! Why do they have feathers? Does the early bird always catch the worm? Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members.

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Big Blue Blocks
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Big Blue Blocks

Play, build, and create with our Big Blue Blocks! Children build a new world each time they play. The Big Blue Blocks are child-directed and open-ended. This activity encourages self-expression through deep, joyful fun. Come play with our Big Blue Blocks and unlock your child’s creative spirit! Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members.

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Little Explorers: Forest Friends
Dec
5
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Forest Friends

December Theme: Forest Friends

Big and small. Short and tall. There are animals all around us!  You may have asked yourself, where do forest animals live, what do they eat, or how do they survive? We will explore these questions and more as we look at our forest friends!  Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members.

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Little Explorers: Forest Friends
Dec
12
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Forest Friends

December Theme: Forest Friends

Big and small. Short and tall. There are animals all around us!  You may have asked yourself, where do forest animals live, what do they eat, or how do they survive? We will explore these questions and more as we look at our forest friends!  Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members.

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Family 2nd Saturday: Genetics
Dec
14
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Genetics

Take on the role of a genome researcher and explore a wide range of activities on DNA and genetics.  Learn about inherited traits you share with your family and what traits are unique to you. Learn about CRISPR and how it can be used. Join Turtle Bay educators, volunteers, and special guests from the National Human Genome Research Institute, Rosann Wise and Dr. Kim Jacoby Morris, to discover the world of genetics! Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members.

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Big Blue Blocks
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Big Blue Blocks

Play, build, and create with our Big Blue Blocks! Children build a new world each time they play. The Big Blue Blocks are child-directed and open-ended; they encourage self-expression through deep, joyful play. Play with our Big Blue Blocks and unlock children’s creative spirit! Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members. Located at the Museum East End. 

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Little Explorers: Forest Friends
Dec
19
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Forest Friends

December Theme: Forest Friends

Big and small. Short and tall. There are animals all around us!  You may have asked yourself, where do forest animals live, what do they eat, or how do they survive? We will explore these questions and more as we look at our forest friends!  Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members.

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Science Saturday: Cool Science
Dec
21
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Cool Science

Join educators for an ICE time at Turtle Bay. Explore the science behind the cold while investigating dry ice. Involve the whole family with the chilly change of creating a cool masterpiece. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members.

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Little Explorers: Forest Friends
Dec
26
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Forest Friends

December Theme: Forest Friends

Big and small. Short and tall. There are animals all around us!  You may have asked yourself, where do forest animals live, what do they eat, or how do they survive? We will explore these questions and more as we look at our forest friends!  Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members.

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Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders

October Theme: Nighttime Wonders
“Hoot, hoot, hoot!” is just one of the many nighttime sounds we hear. What animals come out only at night? Come and find out what they are doing when you are sound asleep. Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Family 2nd Saturday: Dig It!
Oct
12
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Dig It!

Do you like to dig in the dirt? Figuring out stories by putting the pieces together? These are all things archeologists do and maybe you are one too! Join us for family-friendly activities that investigate a day in the life of an archeologist. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders
Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders

October Theme: Nighttime Wonders
“Hoot, hoot, hoot!” is just one of the many nighttime sounds we hear. What animals come out only at night? Come and find out what they are doing when you are sound asleep. Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Big Blue Blocks
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Big Blue Blocks

Play, build, and create with our Big Blue Blocks! Children build a new world each time they play. The Big Blue Blocks are child-directed and open-ended; they encourage self-expression through deep, joyful play. Play with our Big Blue Blocks and unlock children’s creative spirit! Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Field Trip Open House
Oct
3
4:00 PM16:00

Field Trip Open House

Calling all teachers! Learn how Turtle Bay can support your curriculum. Come meet our educators, experience the Museum, and learn about our classes and resources during this after-hours exploration. Enter to win raffle prizes, including a free field trip for up to 30 students, enjoy free refreshments and network with other educational professional attendees. Visit with other regional program to help you plan your field trips with North State partner organizations. This is a free event for teachers and educators.

Please register by calling 530-242-3108 or email jdehate@turtlebay.org.

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Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders
Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders

October Theme: Nighttime Wonders
“Hoot, hoot, hoot!” is just one of the many nighttime sounds we hear. What animals come out only at night? Come and find out what they are doing when you are sound asleep. Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Teacher Professional Development Workshop – Treasure Boxes
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Teacher Professional Development Workshop – Treasure Boxes

Learn to guide students in using collections of small, interesting objects in an innovative series of mathematics activities. Working with these “treasures” provides fresh and exciting ways for your students to learn and grow. Treasure Boxes is a curriculum guide produced by the Lawrence Hall of Science and works well for preschool – 3rd grade teachers. Participants will receive a curriculum guide, professional growth hours, and an opportunity to collaborate with other teachers. Cost is $30 per participant.

To register, visit www.turtlebay.org/professional-development or call 530-242-3108.

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Little Explorers: Measure Me
Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Measure Me

Go beyond measuring tapes and measuring cups. What else can you use to find out how small, big, heavy, light, fast, or slow different objects are? Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Famous Artist Portfolio Program Training
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Famous Artist Portfolio Program Training

This free program allows parents, teachers, and community members to present reproductions of significant artworks to students in the classroom. Attend this workshop to learn about the program and how you can bring art into the classroom. Portfolios are organized by grade level with follow-up art activities.

To register, call 530-242-3148 or email famousartists@turtlebay.org 

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Science Saturday: Genetics
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Genetics

All living things have DNA. Take on the role of a genome researcher and explore a wide range of activities focused on DNA and genetics.  Learn about inherited traits you share and what traits are unique to you. Join Turtle Bay educators and volunteers with hands-on activities that will engage the whole family and don’t forget to check out our newest exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code.  Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members

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Little Explorers: Measure Me
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Measure Me

Go beyond measuring tapes and measuring cups. What else can you use to find out how small, big, heavy, light, fast, or slow different objects are? Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Big Blue Blocks
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Big Blue Blocks

Play, build, and create with our Big Blue Blocks! Children build a new world each time they play. The Big Blue Blocks are child-directed and open-ended; they encourage self-expression through deep, joyful play. Play with our Big Blue Blocks and unlock children’s creative spirit! Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Family 2nd Saturday: Fall Fun
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Fall Fun

As the leaves, apples, and acorns fall from the trees – join our educators and volunteers to explore gravity and other forces in the autumnal season. Crunch, rip, or smoosh leaves in our sensory bins, create your own paper helicopter and more! Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members

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Little Explorers: Measure Me
Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Measure Me

Go beyond measuring tapes and measuring cups. What else can you use to find out how small, big, heavy, light, fast, or slow different objects are? Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Little Explorers: Measure Me
Sep
5
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Measure Me

Go beyond measuring tapes and measuring cups. What else can you use to find out how small, big, heavy, light, fast, or slow different objects are? Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Little Explorers: Reptiles
Aug
29
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Reptiles

August Theme: Reptiles
Bumpy scales and hard skin are just a couple of ways to describe reptiles. Come discover what else makes them all the same at Little Explorers, a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

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Little Explorers: Reptiles
Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Reptiles

August Theme: Reptiles
Bumpy scales and hard skin are just a couple of ways to describe reptiles. Come discover what else makes them all the same at Little Explorers, a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

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Science Saturday: Phobia Fun
Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Phobia Fun

August Theme: Phobia Fun
Are you afraid of heights? Does the dark make you nervous? Join our educators and volunteers as we explore common fears and phobias! Test the limits with our virtual reality plank walk, meet a creepy crawly face to face or discover how fears can keep our bodies safe! Free for Members / Included with Park admission.




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Little Explorers: Reptiles
Aug
15
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Reptiles

August Theme: Reptiles
Sun's out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together at Little Explorers, a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

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Little Explorers: Reptiles
Aug
8
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Reptiles

August Theme: Reptiles
Sun's out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together at Little Explorers, a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

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Maker Wednesday: Ozobots
Aug
7
1:00 PM13:00

Maker Wednesday: Ozobots

Charter Communications presents Maker Wednesday at Turtle Bay! The maker movement is upon us! Join Turtle Bay educators and volunteers to explore a different making activity each program. Let your creativity and curiosity thrive as we build, collaborate, learn and make together!  Drop-in activities are from 1pm-3pm in the Museum. The theme for Wednesday, August 7 is Ozobots. Our Ozobots are not only fun and colorful but great tools for discovering coding and robotics. Join us as we solve puzzles, complete challenges and watch the Ozobots follow the code you set before them! Let your creativity and curiosity thrive as we build, collaborate, learn and make together! Maker Wednesday activities are FREE for Members / Included with Park admission.

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Little Explorers: Reptiles
Aug
1
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Reptiles

August Theme: Reptiles
Sun's out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together at Little Explorers, a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

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Maker Wednesday: Hovercrafts
Jul
31
1:00 PM13:00

Maker Wednesday: Hovercrafts

The maker movement is upon us! Join Turtle Bay educators and volunteers to explore a different making activity each program. The theme for Wednesday, July 31 is Hovercrafts. Guests of all ages can create hovercrafts from recycled materials and fly them in our wind tube!  Let your creativity and curiosity thrive as we build, collaborate, learn and make together!

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Little Explorers: Summer!
Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Summer!

July Theme: Summer!
Sun's out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together at Little Explorers, a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

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Maker Wednesday: Tiny Sculptures
Jul
24
1:00 PM13:00

Maker Wednesday: Tiny Sculptures

The maker movement is upon us! Join Turtle Bay educators and volunteers to explore a different making activity each program. Let your creativity and curiosity thrive as we build, collaborate, learn and make together!  The theme for Wednesday, July 24 is Tiny Sculptures. Learn how you can you draw in 3D while creating a mini masterpiece with our 3D doodle pens. Guests can also fashion a bracelet, build an action figure, or make a unique piece of art. Maker Wednesday activities are FREE for Members / Included with Park admission.

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Science Saturday: To the Moon!
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: To the Moon!

July Theme: To the Moon!
Where were you on July 20, 1969? Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! Drop-in activities are from 11am-3pm in the Museum, great for all ages! Free for Members / Included with Park admission.




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Little Explorers: Summer!
Jul
18
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Summer!

July Theme: Summer!
Sun's out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together at Little Explorers, a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

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Family 2nd Saturday: Water, Water Everywhere!
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Water, Water Everywhere!

July theme: Water, Water Everywhere!
Water you doing this weekend? Join our educators and volunteers for a fun time with water. Discover water’s place in our ecosystems and our lives as we explore its many amazing properties and appreciate this wonderful resource. Free for Members / Included with Park admission.



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Little Explorers: Summer!
Jul
11
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Summer!

July Theme: Summer!
Sun's out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together at Little Explorers, a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

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