Public Programs for Children

public programs children

Here at White Memorial, our public programs for children are designed to inspire understanding, appreciation, and respect for the natural world. Advanced registration is required for most programs and space is limited. Check out our upcoming programs below.

Apr
26
Fri
29th Annual Museum Sleep-In @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm
29th Annual Museum Sleep-In @ White Memorial - Ceder Room

Friday, April 26-Saturday, April 27. Grades 4-6. If you enjoy viewing the night sky, exploring the outdoors, learning about nature, and meeting new friends, then join us for the 29th Annual Museum Sleep-In at White Memorial. You’ll get to sleep over in the Museum, as well as make nature crafts, scoop for pond critters, go on nature hikes, meet live animals, and enjoy some yummy food. It will be like a real-life “Night at the Museum!” Limited space, so don’t miss out! This is a kids-only event made possible by the Education and Activities Committee. Meet in the Museum. The event goes from 5pm Friday night – 12 noon Saturday. Advanced registration required. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Registration must be received by April 20. Members: $60/child, Non-Members: $120/child

Fee covers all program materials, snacks, and breakfast.
This program is limited to 25 kids. Registration must be received by April 20.
First come, first served.
On April 15, a confirmation and checklist of items to bring will be mailed.
You will also be contacted regarding your child’s preference for the Friday workshop (yet to be determined).
Children should be dropped off promptly at 5pm and picked up at 12 noon.
All activities occur rain or shine.

May
2
Thu
Nature’s Nursery @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nature’s Nursery
Four Session This Summer (May 2, June 6, June 27, Aug. 22)

Ages 3-6 Years
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on this summer for hour-long programs designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series.

 

Jun
6
Thu
Nature’s Nursery @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nature’s Nursery
Four Session This Summer (May 2, June 6, June 27, Aug. 22)

Ages 3-6 Years
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on this summer for hour-long programs designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series.

 

Jun
27
Thu
Nature’s Nursery @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nature’s Nursery
Four Session This Summer (May 2, June 6, June 27, Aug. 22)

Ages 3-6 Years
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on this summer for hour-long programs designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series.

 

Jul
8
Mon
Natural History Explorers Summer Camp (Grades 3-9) @ A.B. Ceder Room
Jul 8 @ 9:30 am – Jul 12 @ 3:30 pm
Natural History Explorers Summer Camp (Grades 3-9) @ A.B. Ceder Room

July 8-August 9 (weekdays only)
“Natural History Explorers” Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 3 – 9 can join us for week-long sessions that immerse them in nature! All-day adventures take us into the nooks and crannies of White Memorial property, as well as to natural areas throughout northwestern CT. Activities include collecting rocks and minerals, investigating aquatic life, exploring different ecosystems, learning to identify wildlife, climbing mountains, hiking trails, and so much more. 9:30am – 3:30pm each day. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Space is limited! Members: $150/week, Non-members: $210/week. Members can begin registering on March 15 and non-members on April 1. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Grades 3 & 4: July 8-12 & 15-19 (2nd week SOLD OUT!)
Grades 5 & 6: July 22-26 (SOLD OUT!) & July 29-Aug. 2
Grades 7, 8 & 9: August 5-9 (SOLD OUT!)

Nature Adventurers Summer Camp (Grades 1 & 2) @ Mott Van Winkle Classroom
Jul 8 @ 9:30 am – Jul 12 @ 3:30 pm
Nature Adventurers Summer Camp (Grades 1 & 2) @ Mott Van Winkle Classroom

July 8-26 (weekdays only)
“Nature Adventurers” Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 1 & 2 can join us for three weeks of all-day outdoor discovery, games, books, songs, and crafts that help them learn more about the natural world around them. Sign up by week. 9:30am – 3:30pm each day. Meet on the Ceder Room lawn in the Main Area. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Space is limited! Members: $125/week, Non-members: $185/week. Members can begin registering on March 15 and non-members on April 1. Financial aid available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Jul
9
Tue
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp (Ages 4 & 5) @ Nature Museum
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp (Ages 4 & 5) @ Nature Museum

Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, and Aug. 6
“Wee Discoverers” Summer Nature Camp
This weekly two-hour series for 4 & 5 year-olds features stories, songs, crafts, games, and outdoor adventures that introduce young ones to the wonders of nature! Sign up by session or for all 5 sessions. Meet in Nature Museum Children’s Corner. 9:30 – 11:30am. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Space is limited! Members: $15/session, Non-members: $25/session. Members can begin registering on March 15 and non-members on April 1. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Jul
15
Mon
Natural History Explorers Summer Camp (Grades 3-9) @ A.B. Ceder Room
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – Jul 19 @ 3:30 pm
Natural History Explorers Summer Camp (Grades 3-9) @ A.B. Ceder Room

July 8-August 9 (weekdays only)
“Natural History Explorers” Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 3 – 9 can join us for week-long sessions that immerse them in nature! All-day adventures take us into the nooks and crannies of White Memorial property, as well as to natural areas throughout northwestern CT. Activities include collecting rocks and minerals, investigating aquatic life, exploring different ecosystems, learning to identify wildlife, climbing mountains, hiking trails, and so much more. 9:30am – 3:30pm each day. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Space is limited! Members: $150/week, Non-members: $210/week. Members can begin registering on March 15 and non-members on April 1. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Grades 3 & 4: July 8-12 & 15-19 (2nd week SOLD OUT!)
Grades 5 & 6: July 22-26 (SOLD OUT!) & July 29-Aug. 2
Grades 7, 8 & 9: August 5-9 (SOLD OUT!)

Nature Adventurers Summer Camp (Grades 1 & 2) @ Mott Van Winkle Classroom
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – Jul 19 @ 3:30 pm
Nature Adventurers Summer Camp (Grades 1 & 2) @ Mott Van Winkle Classroom

July 8-26 (weekdays only)
“Nature Adventurers” Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 1 & 2 can join us for three weeks of all-day outdoor discovery, games, books, songs, and crafts that help them learn more about the natural world around them. Sign up by week. 9:30am – 3:30pm each day. Meet on the Ceder Room lawn in the Main Area. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Space is limited! Members: $125/week, Non-members: $185/week. Members can begin registering on March 15 and non-members on April 1. Financial aid available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Jul
16
Tue
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp (Ages 4 & 5) @ Nature Museum
Jul 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp (Ages 4 & 5) @ Nature Museum

Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, and Aug. 6
“Wee Discoverers” Summer Nature Camp
This weekly two-hour series for 4 & 5 year-olds features stories, songs, crafts, games, and outdoor adventures that introduce young ones to the wonders of nature! Sign up by session or for all 5 sessions. Meet in Nature Museum Children’s Corner. 9:30 – 11:30am. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Space is limited! Members: $15/session, Non-members: $25/session. Members can begin registering on March 15 and non-members on April 1. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.