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 will teach you some of the field marks and features used to describe and identify birds. We will share how every person’s observations can help bird conservation.

Designed for 10 and older – limit 15

Egg-static!

Ever wonder why birds lay eggs? How do bird eggs differ from other animals’ eggs? How do eggs survive to hatching? Make your own egg to color and 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.

Designed for 5-10 year olds, 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 STEM-based program includes model-making, field work, and investigations about adaptations.

Designed for 8 and up – limit 15

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 older – limit 12

What to Eat with That Beak

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

Ideal for ages 5–10 – limit 10