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This Spring, it's the return of 36,500 bulbs
Opening day is Saturday, April 16

Natural Threads

Coming June 2016
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The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens

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History on Tap

Heritage brings our collections on the road for this FREE program
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February Vacation Program at The Hundred Acre School

Now enrolling children ages 4-8 years for this "FUN with STEM Tools" program.
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It is always a pleasure to speak with visitor services [staff]. We are blessed to have Heritage Museums & Gardens so accessible.

  • Upcoming Events

    Feb
    16
    Tue
    9:00 am The Hundred Acre School February... @ The Hundred Acre School
    The Hundred Acre School February... @ The Hundred Acre School
    Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    The Hundred Acre School opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during February and April school breaks. Join us in our new, bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused vacation week programs that allow children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Choose either:   Full Day 9-3:30 or Half Day 9-1:00 Extended Day available at 8am and until 5:30pm   Our typical daily schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9-9:15 Arrival Time: Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10:00 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make  predictions or share what you know) 10:00-11:45 Investigation Stations (hands-on activities) in the classroom or Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations) 11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child) 12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride 12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 12:45-1:15 Free Play 1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2:00 STEM Hallway Stations and Arts Laboratory 2:00-3:30  Investigation Stations in the classroom and/or Investigation Adventure 3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon   February Vacation “Fun with STEM Tools” February 16th-19th During this session, we will explore how to use STEM tools for investigative purposes. We’ll introduce children to the concept of the scientific method and how to design their own investigations, as well as how to select tools that will be most successful for answering their questions related to their hypotheses. Daily adventures outside in all types of weather add to the excitement of our day. The result will be lots of hands-on FUN! April Vacation “STEM Museum Explorers” April 19th-22nd During this session, we will engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens. A variety of locations and hands-on materials will be used for exploration, discovery and play. We will conduct experiments and collect and share data about our predictions and what we discover. To enroll or for more information, click here.
    Feb
    17
    Wed
    9:00 am The Hundred Acre School February... @ The Hundred Acre School
    The Hundred Acre School February... @ The Hundred Acre School
    Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    The Hundred Acre School opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during February and April school breaks. Join us in our new, bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused vacation week programs that allow children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Choose either:   Full Day 9-3:30 or Half Day 9-1:00 Extended Day available at 8am and until 5:30pm   Our typical daily schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9-9:15 Arrival Time: Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10:00 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make  predictions or share what you know) 10:00-11:45 Investigation Stations (hands-on activities) in the classroom or Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations) 11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child) 12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride 12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 12:45-1:15 Free Play 1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2:00 STEM Hallway Stations and Arts Laboratory 2:00-3:30  Investigation Stations in the classroom and/or Investigation Adventure 3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon   February Vacation “Fun with STEM Tools” February 16th-19th During this session, we will explore how to use STEM tools for investigative purposes. We’ll introduce children to the concept of the scientific method and how to design their own investigations, as well as how to select tools that will be most successful for answering their questions related to their hypotheses. Daily adventures outside in all types of weather add to the excitement of our day. The result will be lots of hands-on FUN! April Vacation “STEM Museum Explorers” April 19th-22nd During this session, we will engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens. A variety of locations and hands-on materials will be used for exploration, discovery and play. We will conduct experiments and collect and share data about our predictions and what we discover. To enroll or for more information, click here.
    Feb
    18
    Thu
    9:00 am The Hundred Acre School February... @ The Hundred Acre School
    The Hundred Acre School February... @ The Hundred Acre School
    Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    The Hundred Acre School opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during February and April school breaks. Join us in our new, bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused vacation week programs that allow children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Choose either:   Full Day 9-3:30 or Half Day 9-1:00 Extended Day available at 8am and until 5:30pm   Our typical daily schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9-9:15 Arrival Time: Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10:00 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make  predictions or share what you know) 10:00-11:45 Investigation Stations (hands-on activities) in the classroom or Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations) 11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child) 12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride 12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 12:45-1:15 Free Play 1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2:00 STEM Hallway Stations and Arts Laboratory 2:00-3:30  Investigation Stations in the classroom and/or Investigation Adventure 3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon   February Vacation “Fun with STEM Tools” February 16th-19th During this session, we will explore how to use STEM tools for investigative purposes. We’ll introduce children to the concept of the scientific method and how to design their own investigations, as well as how to select tools that will be most successful for answering their questions related to their hypotheses. Daily adventures outside in all types of weather add to the excitement of our day. The result will be lots of hands-on FUN! April Vacation “STEM Museum Explorers” April 19th-22nd During this session, we will engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens. A variety of locations and hands-on materials will be used for exploration, discovery and play. We will conduct experiments and collect and share data about our predictions and what we discover. To enroll or for more information, click here.
    Feb
    19
    Fri
    9:00 am The Hundred Acre School February... @ The Hundred Acre School
    The Hundred Acre School February... @ The Hundred Acre School
    Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    The Hundred Acre School opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during February and April school breaks. Join us in our new, bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused vacation week programs that allow children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Choose either:   Full Day 9-3:30 or Half Day 9-1:00 Extended Day available at 8am and until 5:30pm   Our typical daily schedule: 8-9 Extended Day Morning 9-9:15 Arrival Time: Free Choice Classroom stations 9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child) 9:30-10:00 Hypothesis Time (Learn about the day’s theme and make  predictions or share what you know) 10:00-11:45 Investigation Stations (hands-on activities) in the classroom or Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations) 11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child) 12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride 12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed) 12:45-1:15 Free Play 1:00 Dismissal for Half Day Students 1:15-2:00 STEM Hallway Stations and Arts Laboratory 2:00-3:30  Investigation Stations in the classroom and/or Investigation Adventure 3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students 3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon   February Vacation “Fun with STEM Tools” February 16th-19th During this session, we will explore how to use STEM tools for investigative purposes. We’ll introduce children to the concept of the scientific method and how to design their own investigations, as well as how to select tools that will be most successful for answering their questions related to their hypotheses. Daily adventures outside in all types of weather add to the excitement of our day. The result will be lots of hands-on FUN! April Vacation “STEM Museum Explorers” April 19th-22nd During this session, we will engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens. A variety of locations and hands-on materials will be used for exploration, discovery and play. We will conduct experiments and collect and share data about our predictions and what we discover. To enroll or for more information, click here.
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