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Prehistoric Preschool 2014-2015

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.

 


 
Fall Session 2: Movin’ In Prehistoric Time     
Move in different ways together with creatures from the past, from burrowing worms to flying pterosaurs. Discover creatures from different ages that shared the same kind of movement and see the similarities.  
    • Class 1. Dynamic Diggers: Worms, Lungfish and Mammals--November 6, 7 or 8
    • Class 2. Stupendous Stompers: Seismosaurus, Coelophysis, Mastodon--November 20, 21 or 22
    • Class 3. Super Swimmers: Ammonite, Archelon and Mosasaur--December 4, 5 or 6
    • Class 4. Fantastic Flyers: Bats, Birds and Pterosaurs--December 18, 19 or 20


Class times are:
Thursday mornings, 10 a.m. - Noon: November 6, November 20, December 4, & December 18
Thursday afternoons, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.: November 6, November 20, December 4, & December 18
Friday mornings, 10 a.m. - Noon: November 7, November 21, December 5, & December 19
Saturday mornings,  10 a.m. - Noon: November 8, November 22, December 6, & December 20
Saturday afternoons, 1p.m. - 3 p.m.: November 8, November 22, December 6, & December 20
----Look for separate Brown Paper Ticket listings 


 

Spring Session 1:
New Mexico's Dynamic Dinos 
Have a favorite dinosaur? Find out all about the ones whose fossils were found here in our state, as we celebrate each kind of dinosaur with its own special class. From plant-eaters to predators, from fast to slow-moving, from big to small, get to know more about New Mexico's Dynamic Dinos!
  • Class 1.  Horned Head Dinos
  • Class 2.  Long Neck Dinos 
  • Class 3.  Sharp Tooth Dinos 
  • Class 4.  Coelophysis Spectacular 

Class times are: 
Thursday mornings, 10 a.m. -Noon: January 22, February 5, February 19, & March 5, 2015
Thursday afternoons, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.: January 22, February 5, February 21, & March 5, 2015
Friday mornings, 10 a.m. - Noon: January 23, February 6, February 20, & March 6, 2015
Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. - Noon: January 24, February 7, February 19, & March 7, 2015
Saturday afternoons, 1p.m. - 3 p.m.: January 24, February 7, February 19, & March 7, 2015
----Look for separate Brown Paper Ticket listings


 

Spring Session 2:
Day Sky / Night Sky
Observe the sky, both during the day and at night clouds, the sun and moon, and, is that a star? We notice what we see and discover how it happens and why. Classes will include visits to the observatory and planetarium.
  • Class 1.   Seasons and the Sun: First Day of Spring 
  • Class 2.   Moon, Planets, Stars: Night Sky Discoveries
  • Class 3.   Clouds and Sun: Day Sky Discoveries 
  • Class 4.   Satellites and Asteroids: Exploring New Worlds

Class times are: 
Thursday mornings, 10 a.m. -Noon: March 26, April 9, April 23, & May 7, 2015
Thursday afternoon, 1 p.m. -3 p.m.: March 26, April 9, April 23, & May7, 2015
Friday mornings, 10 a.m. - Noon: March 27, April 10, April 24, & May 8, 2015
Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. - Noon: March 28, April 11, April 25, & May 9, 2015 
Saturday afternoon, 1 p.m. -3 p.m: March 28, April 11, April 25, & May 9, 2015
----Look for separate Brown Paper Ticket listings


   

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)