New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

 

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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.

 


 

Fall Session 1: Family Nature-Mapping
New Mexico has wonderful territory where wild animals live. When we take hikes in nature, visiting wild animal homes, we may not see the wild ones who live there. Learn how to know the animals are there! Learn about what they leave behind: their tracks and sign! An optional Sunday Family Nature Mapping Field Trip to Sandia Mountain Natural History Center will be offered.
 
  • Class 1. Bear Claws and Squirrel Chewings: Mammal Sign --September 4, 5 or 6
  • Class 2. Tiny Dots and Squiggly Lines: Arthropod Markings--September 18, 19 or 20
  • Class 3. Roadrunner Toes and Turkey Scat: Bird Track & Sign--October 2, 3 or 4
  • Class 4. Herps Do the Tail-Drag: Reptile & Amphibian Marks--October 16, 17 or 18

 

Class times are:
Thursday mornings, 10 a.m. - Noon: September 4, September 18, October 2, & October 16
Thursday afternoons, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.: September 4, September 18, October 2, & October 16
Friday mornings, 10 a.m. - Noon: September 5, September 19, October 3, & October 17
Saturday mornings,  10 a.m. - Noon: Sept6, Sept 20, Oct 4 and Oct 18.
Saturday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.:  September 6, September 20, October 4, & October 18
----Look for separate Brown Paper Ticket listings
 
   

 
 
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 

   


   

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)