Preschool Explorers

Tuesdays at 10 am

Come dressed to explore the outdoors while developing early childhood readiness skills. Each week enjoy a new nature inspired program theme with a story, a movement activity and a craft. All programs are completely outdoors and run approximately 45-60 minutes. Geared toward children ages 3-5 years old. Children under age 3 are welcome to register. All children must have an adult in attendance. 

Fee: $8/child, 1 adult included in price. Members receive 30% off programs; log in during registration to receive discount.
Registration: Registration is preferred so we can plan for materials, but day-of program participants are welcome!
Meet: Arboretum entrance
Audience: Preschool-ages children and caretakers

Story time outdoors

Upcoming Preschool Explorers Themes

Please click on each week’s program to register securely online, or call (269) 381-1574 ext. 24.

December 12: Hibernation 

Ever wish you could just sleep through the cold winter? Some animals do just that and hibernate the winter days away! Learn about different animals that hibernate and how they make it through the winter.  

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January 9: Snow

Take a hike through a wonderful winter wonderland to learn all about snow! How is snow made? Why is snow unique? Find out the answer to these questions and more during this snow-packed Preschool Explorers.   

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February 13: Survival 

How do some animals beat the tough conditions of winter as the days get longer, and the weather gets colder? We’ll discover the different ways animals survive the winter. 

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