Vacation Week Program

December Vacation Week

For Children 3 through 6 years old!

Registration opens on November 4th 2019!

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 nature in their own backyard.

“Busy Builders”

Join us in our exploration of animal homes! How do animals build their homes? Why do some animals make nests while others build dens? Teachers and children will work together to answer these questions and discover more about animal homes. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Dec 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31

  • 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.