Early Learners

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The Scott Family Amazeum believes children are naturally curious and have a built in drive to ask questions. Our Early Learner programs create a play environment that allows for young children to use that natural curiosity to build on top of skills they already have, to feel success, and take on new challenges. Come ready to engage with your kiddo, develop new skills, and connect with others! One adult caregiver must attend and participate in all aspects of the child’s Early Learner program experience. Advanced registration and payment required.

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Early Learner Program Descriptions

Baby Buds
Playtime with baby creates brighter futures and strong bonds. Infants 6 to 17 months old and their favorite adult will play together in activities that encourage physical growth, social-emotional development, and emerging language skills. A new topic is explored each month at 10-11am.
2016: • September 14, 15    • October 5, 6     • November 2, 3     • December 7, 8
2017: • January 4, 5     • February 1, 2     • March 1, 2     • April 5, 6     • May 3, 4

Discovery Tots
Toddlers are terrific play partners! Discovery Tots workshops are perfect for toddlers ages 18-36 months and their caregiver to learn and grow together. This special hands-on playtime will develop language, big body, and fine motor skills.  A new topic is explored each month at 10-11am.
2016: • September 21, 22     • October 12, 13     • November 9, 10    • December 14, 15
2017: • January 11, 12     • February 8, 9     • March 8, 9     • April 13     • May 10, 11

Great Pretenders
Let’s play together! Children ages 3-5 years old and their favorite adult will become keen explorers of their world. This collaborative experience is filled with engaging activity zones that inspire curiosity, skill-building and new ideas to grow on. Play = Learning is at the center of every workshop. A new topic is explored each month at 10-11am.
2016: • September 29      • October 19, 20     • November 16, 17     • December 21, 22
2017: • January 18, 19     • February 15, 16     • March 15, 16     • April 19, 20     • May 17, 18

Zing Adventures
Are you ready to play with Amazeum exhibits in surprising ways?  We invite a young adventurer and their grown-up to join our education team in discovering new ways to play through science, technology, engineering,and the arts. Together, little adventurers ages 4-6 years old and their caregiver will uncover additional exhibit features to share with their families the next time they visit the museum. A new exhibit gallery is explored each month at 9-10am.
2016: • September 24     • October 29     • November 26    • December 17
2017: • January 28     • February 25     • March 25    • April 29     • May 20

Upcoming Offerings  

Zing Adventures

March 25, 2017 at 9-10 am
Ages 4-6 years old and a caregiver*  open to all guests: Amazeum members and non-members

March is Hybrid Art! Inspired by the Amazeum Art Studio, play partners will be mixing it up with a creative twist. Our favorite art activities from the art studio will be re-imagined in new and unexpected ways.

$10 Amazeum member child + adult caregiver
$15 non-member child + adult caregiver

*Adult, age 18 or older, must accompany child during the workshop. Advanced registration and payment required. Registration is open to all guests- Amazeum members and non-members

Register here for Zing Adventures

NEW PROGRAM!

Object Play: Enriching Early Learner Environments
April 19, 2017
6:30-8:30pm
Adult only program for early childhood teachers/providers of children ages 9-60 months

Object-rich environments provide meaningful, open-ended learning that is an effective way to help children develop their imagination, creativity, and to deepen critical thinking and problem solving skills. This workshop is designed to guide teachers’ understanding and practice of providing natural and recycled materials in the classroom and how to support children’s process of investigation and active exploration. Through this workshop, early childhood teachers and providers will

  • Discovery the Importance and benefits of object play in children’s learning and development
  • Identify strategies for supporting children’s object play
  • Make connections between themes and objects

Click here for the early learning standards addressed in Object Play workshop.

$15 Amazeum member/$20 non-member 
Advanced registration and payment required. Object Play workshop is for adults only.
Register here for Object Play workshop

Baby Buds
April 5, 2017
Encore workshop April 6, 2017
10-11 am
Ages 6 to 17 months old and a caregiver*

April’s theme is Bugs! Get ready to explore the fascinating world of insects. Through loose parts and sensory explorations, you will start to see creepy crawlers in a new way!

$10 Amazeum member child + adult caregiver
$15 non-member child + adult caregiver

*Adult, age 18 or older, must accompany child during the workshop. Advanced registration and payment required.

Register here for April 5 Baby Buds
Register here for April 6 Encore Baby Buds Workshop

Discovery Tots
April 13, 2017
10-11 am
Ages 18 to 36 months old and a caregiver*

April’s theme is Bugs! Get ready to explore the fascinating world of insects. Through loose parts and sensory explorations, you will start to see creepy crawlers in a new way!

$10 Amazeum member child + adult caregiver
$15 non-member child + adult caregiver

*Adult, age 18 or older, must accompany child during the workshop. Advanced registration and payment required.

Register here for April 13  Discovery Tots

Great Pretenders
April 19, 2017
Encore workshop April 20, 2017
10-11am  
Ages 3-5 years old and a caregiver*

April’s theme is Bugs! Get ready to explore the fascinating world of insects. Through loose parts and sensory explorations, you will start to see creepy crawlers in a new way!

$10 Amazeum member child + adult caregiver
$15 non-member child + adult caregiver

*Adult, age 18 or older, must accompany child during the workshop. Advanced registration and payment required.

Register here for April 19 Great Pretenders
Register here for April 20 Encore Great Pretenders Workshop

Zing Adventures
April 29, 2017
9-10 am
Ages 4-6 years old and a caregiver*  open to all guests: Amazeum members and non-members

April is all about the Sun. Inspired by our outdoor nature space,  play partners will learn about the sun’s energy and shadows. Investigate the phenomenon of UV light and use tools, such as UV beads, to detect invisible energy from the Sun. The story, Moonbear’s Shadow by Frank Asch invites all to explore how the position of the sunlight affects the size, shape, and position of  shadows.

$10 Amazeum member child + adult caregiver
$15 non-member child + adult caregiver

*Adult, age 18 or older, must accompany child during the workshop. Advanced registration and payment required. 

Register here for April 29 9-10am Zing Adventures

How to Register

  • Click on the blue link in the Upcoming Offerings listed above.
  • Review the information provided about the Early Learner Workshop.
  • Verify that this is the workshop you are interested in and that you meet the age requirements for the workshop. 
  • Click ‘login’.
  • If you are a returning visitor, use your existing user name and password to log in. If you are a first time visitor, follow the prompts to create a new web account.
  • Once you are logged in, select family members or add additional family members in order to display the adult and child that will attend the workshop in the ‘register name(s)’ section.
  • Please note the age restrictions for the workshop. Please only enroll children that are within the age restrictions.
  • Select the appropriate adult price from the drop down options.
  • Select the appropriate child price from the drop down options.
  • Click ‘add to cart’.
  • In ‘my cart’, verify the quantity, description, and total due is correct. Make adjustments by selecting ‘remove’ or ‘continue shopping’.
  • Click ‘complete purchase’ and follow the prompts to make payment. 
  • A purchase receipt will be displayed and a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided.
  • You are now registered! We’ll see you at the workshop!

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Scott Family Amazeum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children and families located in Bentonville, Ark. A museum with a foundation in the arts and sciences, the Amazeum encourages creativity, curiosity and community through exhibits, educational collaboration, and programs, workshops and camps. Amazeum experiences include a climbable tree canopy, indoor cave, tinkering hub, nearly one acre of outdoor space, and ever-evolving daily pop-up activities.

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Mon: 10 am - 5 pm
Tues: closed
Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
Sun: 1 pm - 5 pm
CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Christmas Day (Dec. 25), New Year's Day (Jan. 1)
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Members - FREE
Kids under 2 years - FREE
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