Vacation Week Program

February 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.


“STEM-Sational Winter Discoveries!”

Through outdoor exploration, art, and a special focus on STEM-based experiences, children will investigate the sensational natural world in winter. STEM: “Science, Technology, Engineering, Math”, will guide our explorations as we discover jumping snow fleas, how to construct miniature snow tunnels, the unique shape of snowflakes, and more!  Please dress appropriately to go outside.

Monday, February 20th        Tracking Footprints in the Snow

Tuesday, February 21st         Engineering with Snow

Wednesday, February 22nd  The Science of Sledding

Thursday, February 23rd      Incredible Icy Investigations

Friday, February 24th           Snowflake Scientists

  • 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, Senior Lead Teacher at or

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.