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Young Explorers

Join us for a monthly play date in Kids Town just for children ages 2 – 5 and their caregivers. The Young Explorers program is held the first Wednesday of the month at 10 and 11 A.M. with stories, science-themed activities and socialization time.

Registration will take place upon arrival, though please note that reservations are required for groups of 5 or more students. Call 313.577.8400, ext. 482 for group reservations and further information.

MembersAdult with 1 Young Child$5
Non-MembersAdult with 1 Young Child$10
Additional Children (ages 2-5)$5 each
Children under 2 always free
Two children plant flowers as they learn about nature
A little girl plays with the Bernoulli blower in Kids Town
A father and daughter complete a craft in Kids Town

2016 - 2017 Programs

September 14: Falling Leaves

As fall approaches, we’ll read Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert. We’ll explore how trees grow and study the various types of beautiful leaves.

October 5: Standing Tall

Learn about your bones while reading Bones by Stephen Kensky. We’ll examine a skeleton and learn how our bones fit together and protect us.

November 2: Below Ground

We’ll read Under the Ground by Anna Milbourne. Together we’ll learn about soil and examine creatures who live right beneath our feet!

December 7: Patterns in Nature

Stephen R. Swinburne’s beautiful book Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes will introduce us to patterns in nature. We will study different patterns and even create our own.

January 18: Push Pull

We’ll read Franklyn M. Branley’s classic book Mickey’s Magnets. Together we’ll explore how magnets work and create some magnetic art!

February 1: Colorful Fun

We’ll enjoy the book Color Dance by Ann Jonas. Afterwards we’ll explore the science of color through color mixing and fun hands-on color activities.

March 1: Sounds All Around

Together we’ll enjoy Sound: Loud, Soft, High, and Low by Natalie Rosinsky. Then we’ll explore how we hear, feel, and create all the sounds around us.

April 5: April Showers

We’ll read Anna Milbourne’s beautiful book The Rainy Day. Afterwards we’ll learn about what causes rain and we’ll enjoy hands-on activities exploring rain and clouds.

May 3: Green Thumb

Louis Ehlert’s Growing Vegetable Soup will teach us what plants need to grow. Afterwards we’ll plant our own mini vegetable garden!