We are offering our first ever drop-in preschool classes!
Who: children ages 3-5, with one accompanying adult
When: 9-10 AM
Where: San Diego Air & Space Museum's spacious Pavilion of Flight.
Please note: in accordance with state and county regulations, all participants will be required to wear a face mask for the entirety of their time in the Museum. If you or are your child are uncomfortable wearing a mask, consider our virtual options such as Remote Little Engineers.
Classes are capped at 7 parent/child pairs to enable proper social distancing, so don't miss your chance to sign up!
April: STEM in Storytime
We'll start each class with a story, engage in hands-on activities (without sharing materials) related to the day's theme, and then end class with time to explore the Museum before it opens to the general public.
Friday 4/16: The Bad Seed by Jory John SOLD OUT Friday 4/23: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems SOLD OUT Friday 4/30: The Day I Lost My Superpowers by Michael Escoffier SOLD OUT
May: Fun With Physics
We'll start each class with an introduction, engage in hands-on activities (without sharing materials) related to the day's theme, and then end class with time to explore the Museum before it opens to the general public.
Friday 5/7: Motion - Play with forces and energy, pushes and pulls, and explore how things move.
Friday 5/14: Gravity - Why do we fall? Let's investigate the force that keeps us all on the ground.
Friday 5/21: Lift - Time to experiment with how and why things fly!
May: Astronaut Challenge
Try our new lunar adventure game! Do you have what it takes to survive on the Moon? Design a rover, mine for ice, fix a circuit, and more, plus explore the Museum before it opens to the general public.
Dates: Tuesday 5/4, 5/11, 5/18
*Note: this program is capped at 5 parent/child pairs, and some materials will be shared but disinfected between uses. Unlike Fun with Physics, each Astronaut Challenge session is the same game and will involve the same activities as the others.
Can I bring my child's sibling along to class? What about my spouse/relative/nanny?
Unfortunately, due to class size restrictions, we need to ask that only the registered child and one accompanying adult attend class.
Can I register two children?
Of course, as long as both are ages 3-5
What sorts of safety precautions do you have in place?
In addition to requiring all guests and staff to wear face coverings in the Musuem, our activities will take place in our semi-outdoors central pavilion, which has plenty of room to spread out. The Museum is sanitized frequently, all materials will be individual (unless otherwise noted), our Education staff is fully vaccinated, and our class takes place before any of the general public has entered the Musuem.
Can we stay to explore the Museum more after class?
Can I take only one class? All of the classes? Does my child need to know anything in particular to participate?
Classes are designed to be stand-alone lessons, with no prerequisite knowledge or skills besides a willingness to be curious and have fun! Feel free to pick your favorite or sign up for them all. These classes will be related to the virtual April session, Storybook Science: Chapter 2, but with an added activity.