miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them.

Our academic year program (September-May) is held at the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street.

Come learn and play with us!

Every session is filled with exciting new activities, art projects, and discoveries. Learn about the wild world of weasels or try to catch felt fish in your feet like an osprey! We will begin the program with an introduction to the topic before starting stories, movement, and science inquiry activities. After the whole-group time miniNaturalists can move between art, writing, science, and sensory stations set up in the Center. We also have a Kids’ Discovery Room designed just for young learners with a touch table, puppets, and books.

Dates: Every Thursday, September- May

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street.

Cost: Free with cost of admission (and free for members!).

Monthly Themes:

September- Forest Friends

October- Creepy Crawlies

November- Deer, Moose, and More

December- Coyotes, Foxes, and Wolves

January- Animals in Winter

February- Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils

March- Wild River Animals

April- Welcome Birds

May- Spring Surprises

Thu 26

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oct 03

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oct 10

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oct 17

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oct 24

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oct 31

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nov 07

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nov 14

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nov 21

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dec 05

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am