Early Learners

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. In order to create a safe, healthy, interactive learning experience, the Amazeum's safety requirements apply while exploring Studio Grow. 

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Studio Grow TV ELPlayKitUnable to visit Studio Grow in person? Bring Studio Grow to your house with Play Kits! Inside each Play Kit box, the Amazeum's Early Learner team has carefully crafted activities and supplies for children and their caregiver to explore the world of STEAM. From creativity with color to mixology with household tools, it's a journey to the developmental world of early childhood, but with our Amazeum classic flair. We've developed a kit for three levels: ages 0-18 months, 18 months-3 years, and 3-6 years. Kits can be purchased at the Amazeum's Curiosity Corner, online or in-person. Call 479-696-9280 x6 for curbside service.  

Partners in Play

Partners in Play is designed especially for children ages 6 and younger to explore, play and discover with their adult caregiver. Partners in Play is a drop-in program that embraces children's natural curiosity and develops an interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Be curious and investigate together as play partners! 

To foster a safe and healthy play experience, a limited number of individualized Play Baskets are available during Partners in Play program times at the entrance of Studio Grow. An Amazeum educator will give you a Play Basket based upon your child's age. You and your early learner can explore the Play Basket together as a fun way to enhance your Studio Grow experience. Play Baskets include all the supplies needed to complete your discoveries- no sharing required! Once you are done exploring, return the Play Basket to an Amazeum educator. We will clean and sanitize each Play Basket. 

Monthly themes build your child's sense of wonder and playfulness as you engage together in curiosity and hands-on discovery. This month's theme: Healthy You and Healthy Me! From healthy eating habits to silly stretches, we are working hard to reach our goal to be fit for fun! 

Partners in Play is included in daily admission and Amazeum membership. No additional fee or registration necessary to participate.

Limited number of Play Baskets for Partners in Play are available at 9:00-11:00 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays.  

Little Tinkers 

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. 

In order to create a safe, healthy, interactive learning experience, the Amazeum's safety requirements apply while participating in Little Tinkers. Each workshop has limited capacity to allow families to physically distance 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.

Date Time Theme Registration Details
June 12, 2021 9-10:30 am Fold It, Rip It, Tear It Up! 
There are thousands of ways to play with paper! What will you unfold in this investigative play workshop? 
Click here to register
July 10, 2021 9-10:30 am Forts and Fireflies
Summertime fun is happening in the Tinkering Workshop! Join us in building forts and other summertime play including exploring things that glow and experimenting with shadow and light. Little Tinkers will use their imaginations and practice their creative problem-solving skills in this camp out themed workshop.
Registration opens here soon! 

Summer Camps

Zing into Kindergarten
July 26-30, 2021
Two sessions: 8:30-11:30am and 1:00-4:00pm
Ages: Enrolling in Kindergarten for fall 2021
$125 Amazeum members/$150 non-members

Get a jump on Kindergarten the Amazeum way through hands on STEAM activities. Young minds explore sensory science, tools, engineering, art, numbers and literacy through playful explorations. Designed especially for children entering kindergarten in Fall, 2021.

In order to create a safe, healthy, interactive learning experience, new safety requirements apply while participating in summer camp. Each camp has limited capacity to allow children to physically distance during the camp. Each child will receive their own supplies and materials for added safety-no sharing required. Face coverings must be worn at all times and cover the nose and mouth. Campers and Amazeum educators are required to wear face coverings. Check out this FAQ for more details.

Advanced registration and payment required.
Click here to register for morning session of Zing into Kindergarten
Click here to register for afternoon session of Zing into Kindergarten

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