Jumpstart or continue your child’s journey into nature play at the Museum of Life and Science! Through these classes, you and your child will explore the natural world through sensory play, games, music, nature walks, and other outdoor activities.
Nature Kids Story Time
Included with admission
Calling all preschoolers and their families! Join Museum educators every Sunday at 10:30 for a nature-themed read aloud and activities in the Bird Viewing area in Catch the Wind. *Weather permitting
Nature Tots and Tykes
Nature Tots is for children ages 12 – 30 months
Nature Tykes is for children 2.5 – 4 years
Continue your child’s journey into nature play at the Museum of Life and Science! Through these pre-registered classes, children and their caregivers will explore the natural world through sensory play, games, nature walks, music, and other outdoor activities facilitated by our expert educators. We’ll share tips for exploring different Museum exhibits with your child and give you resources for supporting nature play through different stages of your child’s development. Best of all, spending time outdoors (with other adults!) is good for you, too!
While you unplug and spend time present in nature with your child, one of our program facilitators will photograph special moments together with your little one and share them through our digital classroom — an optional space for families to engage outside of our class time together. The digital classroom is also a space where we will share a curated selection of resources for nature-based learning that you can use throughout your child’s developmental journey.
Registration is open for fall sessions! Morning and afternoon sessions available:
- Sep 5 – Sep 27 and Oct 17-Nov 8
- Nature Tots is Tuesdays at 10 am and noon, Wednesdays at 10 am
- Nature Tykes is Wednesdays at 1 pm
- Sign up for a 4-class series for a discount OR drop-in for individual sessions.
- Limited to 14 caregiver/child pairs per session. No older siblings, please.
- Price per four-class package: $60 members, $100 non-members (Museum admission not included)
- Price per individual class: $20 members, $25 non-members (Museum admission not included)
Cancellation and Change Policy
The Museum can grant refunds and process changes only when received by the end of business 7 days prior to your session. You may cancel your registration by calling the Museum at (919) 220-5429 ext. 313, Monday thru Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm. Changes, if available, are complimentary. Availability is not guaranteed.
In line with updated North Carolina and Durham County guidelines, face masks are now optional at the Museum.