Vacation Week Program

April 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, and more, children will discover the artist inside themselves. Each day a new artist will be explored as children connect to nature and express their unique creativity with techniques such as painting, building with found natural items, sculpting with clay, and more. Please dress appropriately to go outside.

Tuesday, April 18th               Nature Art with Friends- Zach Pine

Wednesday, April 19th          Outdoor Painting- Claude Monet

Thursday, April 20th             Patterns in Nature – Andy Goldsworthy

Friday, April 21st                   Algonquin Pottery Exploration


  • 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.