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NEW: Play Date with Naturedsc_0216sm

Make a “Play Date” with your little naturalist! There is no better way to connect to your child and to nature than with this new interactive outdoor program for children ages 4-10.  Play Date activities will pair students with parent/guardians for activities that will focus on a variety of nature-based themes. Ponder the possibilities of pond life, life on a log, colors, shapes and textures of nature, and more!

Please note: The purpose of the Play Date programs is to help parents connect their children to creative play and learning in the out-of doors.  Therefore, parents will be active participants – along with their children – in activities that VLM educators will model, then help supervise.

Dates/Times: Wednesdays 10-11am and 1-2pm and Saturdays 10-11am

  • Jan. 18  and 21 Day & Night Skies
  • Feb. 8  and 11 Birding
  • March 15  and 18 Plants

dsc_0312smCost: Free for VLM Members; Included in Museum admission of $20 adult, $15 children (ages 4-10).

Advance registration required:  Call 757-595-9135 or register online below.

Location: Virginia Living Museum

Register for Play Dates with Nature

This program is supported by a grant from the Disney Conservation Fund and AZA.


NEW: Play Date Field Trips

dsc_0304smEveryone loves to go on a Field Trip!  There is no better way to connect to your child and to nature than with this new interactive outdoor program for children ages 4-10.  Play Date activities will pair students with parent/guardians for activities that will focus on a variety of nature-based themes. Our Play Date Field Trips will visit two different local field sites either the forest or a beach destination.

Please note: The purpose of the Play Date Field Trip programs is to help parents connect their children to creative play and learning in the out-of doors.  Therefore, parents will be active participants – along with their children – in activities that VLM educators will model, then help supervise.dsc_0238sm

 

Dates/Times: Wednesdays and Saturdays 9:30 – 11:30am

  • April 12 and 15  Newport News Park

Cost: Free

Location: Families will be directed where to meet at either Grandview or Newport News Park.

Advance registration required:  Call 757-595-9135 or register online below.

Register for Play Date Field Trips

This program is supported by a grant from the Disney Conservation Fund and AZA.


A Play Date with Nature – Full Day Sat. May 13, 2017

Time: 10am – 3pm

If you have enjoyed a single play date… you will be thrilled with the lessons to be learned in a full day of Play Date fun! Nature is full of fascinating places for you and your young learners to explore – and have fun doing it!  What is the soil made of?  What kinds of amazing critters might live under a log?  How many different colors and shapes of flowers can we find?  Bring your junior explorers to the VLM for a day full of family discoveries in nature, and learn how easy and rewarding it is to introduce your child to the fun, healthy and stimulating world of Nature Play!  Both indoors and out, you’ll encounter a variety of Nature Play Learning Stations that will showcase examples of activities, crafts and games that you and your family can do together – in your backyard, city park, nature trail, or at the beach – wherever nature can be found!

This program is supported by a grant from the Disney Conservation Fund and AZA.