May 14, 15, 16, and 17, 2013
9:45 a.m.–2 p.m.
Worms wiggle, bees buzz, and crickets creep! Come celebrate spring as we combine poetry and nature with music, movement, games, and crafts that will delight and inspire young and old alike.
Themed visits give students a chance to experience the museum in new ways. Activities begin at 9:45 a.m. and end at 2 p.m., but classes may arrive and depart at anytime during that period.
Before your visit
- Divide students into groups of 5 or fewer and assign each group a chaperon.
- Discuss field trip expectations and lunch plans with chaperons and students.
- Role-play museum etiquette with students.
During your Theme Day experience
- Museum educators will be ready to greet you with activity guides and maps.
- Exciting, theme-related activity stations will be staffed by museum educators.
- Students and chaperons will enjoy free exploration time throughout the museum. Students and chaperons must stay together throughout the visit.
Activities to enhance your Theme Day experience
- Ask students to name things that they might see move in the spring. Ask students to take turns as they pantomime the items mentioned.
- Create a Spring A to Z collection. Have students find examples in nature or in pictures from the Internet that represent spring—one example for each letter of the alphabet.