Toddler & Preschooler Frontier Time

Bring your toddler or preschooler to the Museum on Saturdays for story time, hands-on activities, crafts, and more. Activities will vary each week. Please check the calendar for specific program details.  Museum admission is included, so feel free to enjoy the Museum’s exhibits after the program concludes.

Advance Registration is Required. Please call our Welcome Center at 540-332-7850 to secure your child’s space in each Saturday program.  You may register for multiple future sessions, and registration is FREE for Annual Pass Holders.

Date:  Saturday Mornings
Session Times:  10:00 am & 11:00 am
Ages:  2-5 Years Old (a parent must accompany each child)
Program Structure:  30 minutes of structured activity followed by 30 minutes of free time or exhibit visits
Location:  Dairy Barn Education Room
Cost:  $5 per child (no charge for parent); FREE to annual pass holders

If you plan to come often, we recommend purchasing a “Family Annual Pass“.

Weekly Themes

April 29:  Wool Days are here!  Toddlers will learn about sheep shearing and wool and go visit one of our sheep as they get their haircut.

May 6: Let’s play Skittles and learn about historic games on the German Farm!

May 13:  Toddlers will explore the 1850s American Farm to look for animals, colors, and patterns.

May 20: Toddlers can work on their hand-eye coordination at the Native American site where they’ll play games.

May 27: Get your dancing shoes on and join us at West Africa for some traditional drumming.