Vacation Week Program

April 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.


“Homestead Helpers”

Through outdoor exploration, art, and music children will discover where food comes from and how kids can help take care of the earth that gives us our food. We’ll meet some animals, start seeds, learn ways to be kind to the planet, and more! Please dress appropriately to go outside.

Tuesday, April 17                  Chickens Give us Eggs

Wednesday, April 18           Growing in the Garden

Thursday, April 19               Bugs Help Food Grow

Friday, April 20                     Kids in the Kitchen!


  • 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 


  • $40/day members  $45/day non members
  • Extended day! 12:30-2:30pm additional $25

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.