Young Explorers is a free monthly program for our youngest visitors (ages 3 - 5 yrs) which is rich, fun and provides often beautiful experiences that inspires children. We see how children learn about themselves, other people and the world around them, and play an active role in their own learning and development. Young Explorers provides a secure and safe environment that is respectful of children as citizens of their community and world and valued members of the museum community.
Created over many years by educational and creative experts, and influenced deeply by Reggio Emilia theory, the program builds children’s skills and understanding through play and stories. It also helps to give parents, grandparents and carers the skills to interpret the Museum and the natural world with their children through child-led STEM exploration.
There is strong scientific evidence that programs for children aged 3 - 5 yrs have enormous and positive impacts on their quality of life – effects that last a lifetime. Children with these skills are also likely to employ them as they form relationships with their own children in the future.
We understand that the early years of life are the most important for learning. We know too that Museums are special places because they offer a dynamic opportunity to expose children to experiences and explore new things in a rich and educational environment. And that this unique exposure provides the foundation for creativity, critical thinking and connection to the world around them.
Young Explorers will return in 2019.
“Both of my kids loved attending your Young Explorers sessions. They are fantastic - educational, engaging and fun. Thanks for providing this service and experience!”
“It is a wonderful way to introduce young and “hungry for information” children to this incredible world in which we live.”
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