Vacation Week Program

February 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.

“Winter Discovery”

Brrr…join us in our exploration of all things cold and snowy! What do animals do in the winter? How do trees survive in a frozen forest? Where do ice and frost come from? Teachers and children will work together to answer these questions and discover more about our chilliest season. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Monday, February 18th                    Winter Trees

Tuesday, February 19th                    Who Hibernates?

Wednesday, February 20th             Under the Snow

Thursday, February 21st                  Ice Science

Friday, February 22nd                          Arctic Animals             


  • 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.