Held from October to May on the first Friday of each month, Mighty Acorns Club invites young adventurers to explore the natural world through interactive and hands-on lessons, activities, and outdoor adventures. This program is held at The Nature Museum and all sessions involve exploring nearby areas that include forest, meadow, our native plant garden, and more.
These programs offer creative, open-ended, exploratory programs focused towards children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Although this program series aims to meet the learning needs of students ages 3-5, older students are welcome if interested!
Please note: Mighty Acorns Club will happen rain, snow, warm, cold, or shine! We feel it’s important and fun to spend time exploring the outdoors in all conditions. Although there is often time spent indoors during programs, make sure that you and your mighty acorn(s) are prepared to spend approximately 1 hour outdoors in whatever the weather has in store for us! If there are unsafe weather conditions (e.g. thunder/lightning, high winds, extreme cold, etc.), we will have alternative indoor activities/exploration. The Nature Museum follows the decision of Grafton Elementary School regarding closure due to weather. If the museum is closed, programming will not take place.
Cost: $5 in advance per child; $8 drop-in. Caregivers are free.
Schedule for October
Friday, October 4, Autumn Learning Adventure
Autumn is a time of change and colorful wonder here in Vermont. There are so many new colors, smells, and even tastes! The leaves are changing, apples are being eaten, pumpkins are being picked, and the air is getting cooler. Come learn about why fall is a special time for the many plants, animals, and humans who call Vermont home. Be ready to take an adventure into the fall forest where we’ll explore and discover with new eyes! At the end, we’ll share about our experience as we sip on some yummy local apple cider to wrap up this special October program.