Vacation Week Program

June 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.

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Through outdoor exploration, art, music, and more children will investigate the amazing world of water. During week one, we will explore the pond as a habitat for many plants and animals. Week two will explore other aspects of water including weather, buoyancy, under water exploration, and more.

Please dress appropriately to go outside.

Week 1: Pond Adventures

Monday, June 12 Amazing Amphibians

*Tuesday, June 13 Pond Field trip 1: Water Birds

Wednesday, June 14 Fish are Friends

Thursday, June 15 Terrific Turtles

*Friday, June 17 Pond Field Trip 2: Aquatic Bugs

*Pond Field Trip days will require a permission slip


Week 2: Science of Water

Monday, June 19 Clouds and Rainbows

**Tuesday, June 20 Mud Kitchen Concoctions

Wednesday, June 21 Does it Sink or Float?

Thursday, June 22 Diving under the Sea

**Friday, June 23 Water Play 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 Diane Thureson, Preschool Director, 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.