Early Learners

Partners in Play Programs || Little Tinkers || Professional Development

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 (and their caregiver) to engage their natural curiosity, build on skills they already have, and take on new challenges.

Studio Grow logo PampersStudio Grow is designed just for early learners six years and younger and their families. Studio Grow's 1,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space contains hands-on, playful, open-ended, child-led activities that are a perfect fit for kiddos and caregivers. 

Check back often or follow @amazeum on social media and stay informed about Studio Grow! 

 

 

Partners in Play

Join us for weekly drop-in playdates in Studio Grow for early learners and their caregivers. Partners in Play explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) at various developmental levels. Whether your child is a cuddler, crawler, toddler or explorer, there’s a Partners in Play experience for you! 

Monthly themes build your child's sense of wonder and playfulness as you engage together in play, curiosity, and hands-on discovery.

  • November: Fun with Opposites  | Big and small, smooth or rough, Opposite University is open and ready for some playful learning. Children will enjoy investigating everyday objects in whimsical ways as they learn about opposites. 

  • December: Seasonal Sensory Celebration  | Enjoy the smells, sights, sounds, and textures by exploring some simply sensational playtime in the pretend kitchen. 
  • January: Wintertime Play  | Great discoveries are made when all things winter are brought indoors. Come experiment and make discoveries about the science of this cold season!

Partners in Play programming is included in daily admission and Amazeum membership. No registration necessary to participate. Please note that programs may vary during Thanksgiving and Winter holiday break. Check here for Partners in Play program dates.

Now Available!

Cuddlers
(typically ages 0-9 months)

Mondays
10-11 am

Bond with your little cuddler through activities that are created specifically for infants on laps and those who are reaching, rolling, and sitting up. Caregivers and Cuddlers, together are Partners in Play. 

Crawlers
(typically ages 9-18 months)

Wednesdays
10-11 am

Explore activities designed for crawlers and new walkers who are ready to investigate objects and people in their environment. Caregivers and Crawlers, together are Partners in Play.

Toddlers
(typically ages 18-36 months)

Thursdays
10-11 am

Investigate and be curious with your active and walking toddler who are gaining and testing their independence. Caregivers and Toddlers, together are Partners in Play.

Explorers
(ages 6 years and younger)

Thursdays 2-4 pm 
Fridays 
10 am-12 pm

Explorers are all early learners ages 6 and younger. The Explorers drop-in program engages the whole family in playful learning experiences to discover the wonders of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Check here for Explorers dates. 

Little Tinkers - new program!

Little Tinkers family workshops in the 3M Tinkering Hub invite adults and children to be innovative thinkers and problem-solvers as they work together creating, building, and trying new things. Creativity flows as you and your early learner explore tools and tinker with materials. A new theme is explored the 2nd Saturday each month.

Family workshop for children 3-6 years old and one adult caregiver. We recommend no more than 3 children per adult.  Adult, age 18 or older, must accompany child during the workshop. 

Amazeum members: $5 per child, $5 per adult caregiver
Non-members: $7 per child, $7 per adult caregiver

Advanced registration and payment required.

Nov 9, 2019

 9-10:30 am

Keep It Together
Little Tinkers and their adult play partners will explore materials such as string, yarn, and laces, while they gain new knowledge and problem-solving skills by wrapping, weaving, tying and taping. 

Click here to register for Nov 9 Little Tinkers

Dec 14, 2019

 9-10:30 am

Mix It Up
Get those tinkering juices flowing by messing about and mixing things up. Open investigations invite creativity and problem solving experiences and this workshop will provide play filled experiences for exploring concepts of measurement with surprising materials and ingredients. 

Click here to register for Dec 14 Little Tinkers

Jan 11, 2020

9-10:30 am

All Things Sticky
Families that stick together, play together! Little Tinkers will gain new knowledge and problem-solving skills by exploring sticky materials such as tape, velcro, slime and more.

Click here to register for Jan 11 Little Tinkers

 

Professional Development

Are you an early childhood teacher or provider? Are you looking for high-quality professional development to gain new skills and teaching techniques for incorporating play, STEAM, and literacy into your classroom? You've come to the right place! The Amazeum provides workshops specifically designed for early childhood education. Check out our workshops by clicking here. 

Copyright 2019 Scott Family Amazeum

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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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Hours

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)
Please check our calendar for other variations of our hours.

Admission

Members - FREE
Kids under 2 years - FREE
Adults & Kids - $9.50

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Copyright © 2019 Scott Family Amazeum

Website by Adair Creative Group