Vacation Week Program

December Vacation Week

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 the small animals and habitats in their own backyard.

“Nature at Night”

Through outdoor exploration, art, and more, children will discover the creatures that come out at night and what is in the dark sky above. From wise owls to full moons, children will investigate native nocturnal animals and explore mysteries of the star-scattered night sky.  

Please dress appropriately to go outside.

Tuesday, December 26th                   Mysteries of the Moon

Wednesday, December 27th              Where Do Bats Go in Winter?

Thursday, December 28th                 Our Amazing Star-Studded Sky

Friday, December 29th                      Owls Prowl and Foxes Howl

  • 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 Melissa Kurkoski, Preschool Senior Lead Teacher, at 


  • $35/day members  $40/day non members
  • Extended day! 12:30-2:30pm additional $20

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.