Vacation Week Program

June Vacation Weeks

For Children 3 through 6 years old!

Our unique vacation week program for children ages 3 through 6 at the South Shore Natural Science Center is a partnership between experienced Nature Center Preschool teachers and knowledgeable Science Center Naturalists!  Teachers and Naturalists combine their talents to facilitate children’s discovery of nature in their own backyard and abroad!

Summer Wonders

Through outdoor exploration, art, music, and more children will investigate the natural world. During week one, we will explore and experiment with water. Week two will bring us to the garden where we will discover all of its living inhabitants and get dirty!

Week 1: Water Fun

Monday, June 10  Sink or Float?

Tuesday, June 11  Water Science

Wednesday, June 12 Water Creatures

Thursday, June 13 Water Power

*Friday, June 14 Water Play Day!


Week 2: What’s in the Garden?

Monday, June 17 Seeds and Sprouts

Tuesday, June 18 Buzzing Bees

Wednesday, June 19 Wiggly Worms

Thursday, June 20 Exploring Flowers

*Friday, June 21 Mud Kitchen Day!

*Please send your child with extra play clothes

  • All sessions are 9-12:30; please send your child to the program with a peanut/nut free snack and lunch and appropriate dress for indoor /outdoor exploration!
  • Extended day! 12:30-2:30pm

To register, Contact Michelle Marquis, Senior Lead Teacher at or Diane Thureson, Preschool Director, at 


  • $43/day members  $48/day non members
  • Extended day! 12:30-2:30pm additional $27

In addition to the registration, enrollment forms are required prior to children attending the vacation week program.  These include:

  • Enrollment form
  • Emergency Consent Form
  • Transportation Plan
  • Developmental form

If your child has a chronic health condition or life-threatening allergy, the following forms are also required, signed by a physician and parent/guardian.

  • Individual Health Care Plan
  • Medication Consent

Click here to download forms.