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.


“Storybook Journeys”

Join us as we explore some of our favorite winter stories through dramatic play, art, and outdoor discovery. From trail hikes, to animal observation, to re-enactments of our favorite tales, you can be sure our days will be full of fun and enriching activities. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Monday, December 24th                   Stick Man by Julia Donaldson

Wednesday, December 26th           Frederick by Leo Lionni

Thursday, December 27th              The Mitten by Jan Brett

Friday, December 28th                   Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Monday, December 31st             Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming

  • 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 


  • $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.