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Explore the galleries, examine specimens, and participate in activities led by museum educators in drawing classes and school vacation programs. Discover some of the wonders of the natural world in out-of-school programs


Drawing Classes

Come be a part of the museum community. Drawing classes offer kids the opportunity to learn drawing techniques and examine the museum's collections more closely. Classes are taught by educator and artist Erica Beade.

Our Children's Drawing programs will resume in the fall.  Please check back for class descriptions and dates.



Summer Science Weeks 2014
July 7–August 8

Sign-up your kids to spend a week of their summer in the museum! Through a wide range of activities, games, and study in the galleries, students will learn and have fun. Class sizes are limited and advance registration is required. Review the descriptions below and register online. For questions, email: reservations (at)


Entering grades 4–5 and grades 6–8

August 4–8, 9:30 am–12:00 pm

Combine your love for animals and drawing in this art and science program. With a museum educator, investigate the lives of birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians. With artist Erica Beade, draw these animals from the exhibitions and classroom specimens while practicing a variety of drawing techniques.

The grades 4–5 session is full. Please This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to be put on the wait list.

$160 members/$180 nonmembers (this class price reflects an additional $10 materials fee). Advance registration required. Register online.


Out-of-School Programs

Looking for activities for your out-of-school program? Explore our offerings here