Early Learning Programs

Classes and drop-ins for the younger kids!

Wee Ones Wednesdays - SOLD OUT!
Now available as WeeZOOM

4 Fridays in November and December, 10-10:45am

Wee Ones is back, but in a new, virtual format! Join Miss Xanthi for WeeZoom, an interactive program for children ages 2-4. Designed as a PRE pre-school for children and a parent or caregiver, we will enjoy art, music, movement and conceptual learning together! Registering for one WeeZOOM class gets you access to 4 Fridays in the month of November and December from 10-10:45am. This program is limited to 8 families, and parents are welcome to sign up multiple children within their family.

Registration will include supplies for the weekly activities, which can be picked up Wednesday, November 11 from 3-5pm or Thursday, November 12 from 9-11am or 1-3pm.

A link to the WeeZOOM meetings will be emailed to you after you complete registration.

PREVIEW OF WEEZOOM ACTIVITIES:
November 13: Colored Leaves
November 20: Turkeys or Owl Puppets
December 4: Snowman Luminary
December 11: Sparkle Snowflakes

COST:
*Members: $40 for the 1st child; add $20 for any additional children
Non-Members: $52 for the 1st child; add $24 for any additional children

CHECK OUT OUR YOUTUBE WEE ONES PLAYLIST

"The Wee Ones program has been a wonderful, learning, sharing experience for [our daughter]. The staff is caring, patient, loving and a "wee one" couldn't be in a better place."


First Friends Playgroup & Baby Storytime

NEW TIMES! Wednesdays (during the school year), 8:30am - Temporarily suspended due to COVID 19

These two drop-in programs are perfect for children ages 6 months to two years and their parents or caregivers.

BABY STORYTIME

Doors open for Baby Storytime at 8:30am and starts at 8:45am in one of the museum’s classrooms. The Storytime is led by Early Childhood Coordinator Meredith Brustlin, MLIS – and focuses on teaching caregivers and little ones important early literacy skills through books, songs, rhymes, puppets, toys and more.

FIRST FRIENDS PLAYGROUP

Not interested in storytime? Join the First Friends Playgroup, also starting at 8:30am upstairs in the Primary Place exhibit. This informal gathering is a great chance for caregivers to interact, visit, and play in a space specifically designed for babies and toddlers.

Both First Friends Playgroup and Baby Storytime programs are free for museum members and regular admission applies for non-members: $11 for adults and children, $9 for seniors, and no charge for babies under 12 months old.

WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY: Our Early Learning classes will NOT be held if Dover public schools are closed or have a delayed opening. Please check our Facebook page, WMUR-TV, WOKQ-FM, WERZ-FM or WTSN-AM for school closing information before leaving for the museum on inclement weather days.

NEW! Wacky Art Wednesday!

Wednesdays (during the school year), 2-3pm - Temporarily suspended due to COVID 19

Join us in the Muse Studio for a celebration of all things art and all things messy! We will explore a variety of art materials and mediums and make masterpieces to take home. Although smocks are available, please come to this program ready to get messy. Wacky Art Wednesday is included with admission, and free for members.

WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY: Our Early Learning classes will NOT be held if Dover public schools are closed or have a delayed opening. Please check our Facebook page, WMUR-TV, WOKQ-FM, WERZ-FM or WTSN-AM for school closing information before leaving for the museum on inclement weather days.

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