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.


Water Wonders

Through outdoor exploration, art, music, and more children will investigate the amazing world of water. During week one, we will explore the water habitats for plants and animals. Week two will explore other aspects of water through experimenting, art and more.

Please dress appropriately to go outside.

Week 1: What’s in the Water?

Monday, June 11 Itty-Bitty Aquatic Critters

Tuesday, June 12  The Water is my Home

Wednesday, June 13 Growing up in the Water

**Thursday, June 14 Mud Kitchen Day!

*Friday, June 15 Pond Field TripWeek 1

*Pond Field Trip days will require a permission slip

Week 2: Water ‘STEAM’

Monday, June 18 Does it Sink or Float?

Tuesday, June 19 Water Power

Wednesday, June 20 Aqua-Art

*Thursday, June 21 Pond Field Trip Week 2

**Friday, June 22 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 


  • $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.