Programs for Children

Call us to schedule one of these for your student group, library, or after-school event. These can also be booked as add-ons to your field trip to the Museum. We have programs for adults too!

Beginning Bird Watching

From super silly eyebrows to bellies and rumps, we teach you some of the field marks and features used to describe and identify birds. We share how every person’s observations can help bird conservation.

Designed for 10 and older – limit 15


Ever wonder why birds lay eggs? How do bird eggs differ from other animals’ eggs? How do eggs survive to hatching? Create your own egg to take home!

Designed for 5-10 year olds – limit 12

Block and Bird

You think you can’t draw a bird? We bet you can! From simple shapes to loose sketches, we will look at the basic shapes of birds and practice drawing them, while learning a little bird biology at the same time.

Ages 6 and up, all older beginners welcome – limit 10

Birds of a Feather

Feathers: unique and amazing! How do they help birds survive? How can birds fly? How and why are they so colorful? This program includes model-making, field work, and investigations into adaptations.

Designed for 8 and up – limit 15

Bird Crafts

What common household materials can we use to build a bird? Build a nest? Build a bird house? Build an entire diorama? We have a variety of craft ideas, and can plan the perfect activity for your group.

Designed for 6 and older – limit 10

Soap Carving

Carve out a new hobby with a bar of soap, a popsicle stick tool, and inspiration from wooden bird carvings! Every child is allowed to bring home their carving and one tool.

Designed for 6 and up, adults welcome – limit 12

The Gnome’s-Eye View

Get down on the forest floor and imagine the world from the height of a gnome, a mouse, or a junco. Explore the sounds, scents, and colors up close and tiny.

Designed for 5-10 year olds and fun for anyone feeling
creative, flexible, and curious – limit 8

What to Eat with That Beak

Can you predict which foods work for a Spoonbill, a Crossbill, or a Curlew? What are beaks made of and how do they work? From short and stubby to quirkily curled, a beak may be suited for berries, beetles, flies or fish. Taste testing not required.

Ideal for ages 5–10 – limit 10

Storytime in the Treehouse

Join us for stories read aloud. We choose from a variety of children’s books suitable for your group’s ages. This program is 30 minutes, and is ideal for story lovers of all ages.

Lovely for all ages – limit 12

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