Tot 2-6 years

group of kids with teacherTot Spot Classes are designed to stimulate pre-school minds and encourage creative thinking through a combination of art, stories, movement and music. New Tot Spot classes are offered throughout the year, so check back frequently!

Tot Spot classes are designed for children ages 2 through 6.

Please note that admission to Discovery Center Museum itself is separate from the Tot Spot classes.

Cost: $12 public; $10 members (per child, per class) - advance registration is required.

In our classes for 2-year-olds, children must be accompanied by an adult.  We require that siblings (including babies) not be in attendance.  Your child needs your undivided attention.

Adults are not required to attend classes for 3- to 6-year-old children but are welcome to come in to observe the class.

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds (less 10%) are available for classes when cancelled at least 10 days in advance. 

To register, call 815-963-6769, stop by our office or register online (at the top of the events purchasing page you can sort by event type).

 

Tot Spot Classes & Mini Camps – Summer 2017

 

Ships Ahoy

Discover what makes things sink and float as we play with boats and investigate water’s buoyant force.

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds:

Session 1 Tues., June 27; 11:00 am - Noon

Session 2 Wed., June 28; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Session 3 Wed., June 28; 11:00 - Noon

Session 4 Wed., June 28; 1:00 pm – 2:00 CLASS CANCELLED

Session 5 Thurs., June 29; 9:30 – 10:30 am CLASS CANCELLED

Session 6 Fri., June 30; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

Sessions for 2-year-olds:

(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)

Session 7 Tues., June 27; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Session 8 Thurs., June 29; 11:00 am – Noon CLASS CANCELLED

 

Special Saturday Session (Ages 2 – 6)

Session 9 Sat., July 1; 10:00 – 11:00 am CLASS CANCELLED

 

A’Camping We Will Go

Crawl into your tent, pretend to fish, sit around the “campfire”, learn about forest plants and animals, and discover the wonder of the outdoors!

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds:

Session 1 Tues., July 25; 11:00 am - Noon

Session 2 Wed., July 26; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Session 3 Wed., July 26; 11:00 - Noon

Session 4 Wed., July 26; 1:00 pm – 2:00

Session 5 Thurs., July 27; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Session 6 Fri., July 28; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

Sessions for 2-year-olds:

(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)

Session 7 Tues., July 25; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Session 8 Thurs., July 27; 11:00 am – Noon

 

Special Saturday Session (Ages 2 – 6)

Session 9 Sat., July 29; 10:00 – 11:00 am

 

Summer Tot Spot Mini Camps

Advance registration is required. Three ways to register: online at discoverycentermuseum.org; call 815-963-6769; or stop by our office between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm weekdays.

Adults are not required to attend classes for 3- to 6- year-olds but are welcome to come in to observe the class.

Cancellation Policy:  refunds (less 10%) are available for classes when cancelled at least 10 days in advance. 

 

Gravity Mini Camp

Explore the science of falling down as we stack it high and knock it over, roll and slide things down ramps, and engineer a roller coaster to send a ball down the track.  We’ll dive into great books, and create art from drips and squirts and splats!

3 day Mini-Camp Class:

Cost:  $45 public, $40 members

Session 1 Tues - Thurs., June 13, 14, 15; 10:00 – 11:30 am

Session 2 Tues – Thurs., June 13, 14, 15: 1:00 – 2:30 pm

 

Saturday Mini Camp

(2 hour session)

Cost:  $25 public, $20 members

Session 3 Sat., June 17 9:30 – 11:30 am

 

Bugs and Slugs Mini Camp

Bugs are great! Explore the secret garden and learn about helpful bugs as we play in the dirt and find out who lives under our feet. Hold a slug, take an up-close look at metamorphosis, and use art to make a bug! We’ll even mess with technology using hex bugs, bee bots and more.

3 day Mini-Camp Class:

Cost:  $45 public, $40 members

Session 1 Tues – Thurs., July 11, 12, 13; 10:00 – 11:30 am (Class FULL)

Session 2 Tues – Thurs., July 11, 12, 13; 1:00 – 2:30 pm

 

Saturday Mini Camp

(2 hour session)

Cost:  $25 public, $20 members

Session 3 Sat., July 15; 9:30 – 11:30 am

 

Sun and Moon – Light and Dark Mini Camp

Get ready for the upcoming solar eclipse as we explore the lights in the sky. Find out about moon phases in the planetarium, study a sun dial, and explore shadows that move and change. Make a rainbow, paint a sunset, and experiment with prisms!

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds ONLY

3 day Mini-Camp Class:

Cost:  $45 public, $40 members

Session 1 Tues – Thurs., Aug 8, 9, 10; 10:00 – 11:30 am

Session 2 Tues – Thurs., Aug 8, 9, 10; 1:00 – 2:30 pm

 

Saturday Mini Camp

(2 hour session)

Cost:  $25 public, $20 members

Session 3 Sat., August 12; 9:30 – 11:30 am

 

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