Prehistoric Preschool 2014
Family Science Classes
Prehistoric Preschool is a Museum program for 3-5 year-olds and their adult companions to explore natural history topics in a supportive and fun atmosphere. All activities are child-centered, hands-on, and age appropriate. Classes include two hours of crafts, songs, games, puppet shows, investigating specimens from the Museum's collections, Museum visits, and a fun and healthy snack.
Participants choose to attend all Thursday or Friday or Saturday morning classes from 10 a.m. to noon or Thursday or Saturday afternoon classes from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Classes take place every other week.
Spring Session 1: Rocks & Volcanoes
What’s the difference between a pink rock and a black one? How does a volcano explode? Will the many extinct volcanoes in our state ever erupt again? Are Mars red rocks like New Mexico red rocks? If you and your child love rocks, and are curious about volcanoes, come explore rocks and volcanoes of New Mexico and Mars together! An optional Sunday Fossil and Rock Hunt Field Trip to Sandia Mountain Center will be offered in February.
Class 1 - All About Rocks
Class 2 - All About Volcanoes
Class 3 - New Mexico’s Rocks and Volcanoes
Class 4 - Rocks and Volcanoes of the Planet Mars
Choose your session day:
Thursday, 10 a.m. - Noon: January 23, February 6, February 20, & March 6
Thursday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.: January 23, February 6, February 20, & March 6
Friday, 10 a.m. - Noon: January 24, February 7, February 21, & March 7
Saturday, 10 a.m. - Noon: January 25, February 8, February 22, & March 8
--Look for a separate Brown Paper Ticekts event listing for each.
Spring Session 2: Museum Explorers
Become a Junior Museum Curator! Experience the WHOLE museum in one session. Discover some of the creepiest creatures that roam New Mexico; light up the dark in the Hall of Stars; see what makes a computer work; and explore the dynamic dinosaurs of New Mexico. Find fun exhibits and cool corners - be a Museum Explorer!
Class 1 - NM Creatures: Naturalist Center
Class 2 - Dinosaurs of NM: Triassic, Jurassic, & Cretaceous Halls
Class 3 - Computer Technology: Start-up Hall
Class 4 - Out of This World: Space Science Hall
Choose your session day:
- Thursday mornings, 10 a.m. - Noon: April 10, April 24, May 8, & May 22
- Thursday afternoons, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.: April 10, April 24, May 8, & May 22
- Friday mornings, 10 a.m. - Noon: April 11, April 25, May 9, & May 23
- Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. - Noon: April 12, April 26, May 10, & May 24
- Saturday afternoons, 1p.m. - 3 p.m.: April 12, April 26, May 10, & May 24
--Look for a separate Brown Paper Tickets event listing for each.
Please do note that we are back to using Brown Paper Tickets for registration and enrollment for our classes. Thank you.
Preregistration is required. Brown Paper Tickets
All class participants must be accompanied by an adult. No more than two children may be registered per adult companion and no more than two adult companions may accompany any one child. Permission for attendance by siblings younger than 3 is made on a case-by-case basis with Early Childhood Educator. Maximum class size is 12 children and their adult companions.
$90.00 for the first child, $81.00 for the second child in the same family.
Museum members receive a 10% discount.
Scholarships are available for children who qualify. To apply, download the 2014 Preschool Scholarship application and instructions. For additional questions please do call 505 841-2861.
2014 Preschool Scholarship (125 KB PDF)