Join us for a digital after school program!

For 2020-2021, we are offering two options: straight digital programs (D) and digital programs with a curbside drop-off Learning Packs (LP) option.  Some programs themes work with either option. Materials in learning packs are dropped off curbside at school on a mutually-agreeable schedule.

Availability: Monday-Friday, as available
Program length: 45-60 minutes depending on preference of school
# of weeks: flexible, depending on school schedule
Fees:

  • Digital Programs (up to 12 students): $75/week
  • Learning Pack programs (up to 12 students): $100/week
  • Digital Programs (up to 20 students): $110/week
  • Learning Pack programs (up to 20 students): $135/week

For more information or to schedule: Please contact Director of Education Lisa Monachelli at 203.977.6568 or lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org.

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Early Childhood and Preschool

Magical Beasts & Where to Find Them: From dragons to owls, delve into the world of magical creatures on our planet as we meet them up close! Explore amazing creatures from around the world and ones that live right in our own backyards. We’ll also explore some mythical creatures and create our own creatures too! Recommended for grades PreK-4. D/LP

Habitat, Habitat! Discover animals that live around the world and the many places, from deserts to rainforests, that they live in! We’ll explore habitats both faraway and in our own backyards through interactions with live animals and plants, real artifacts, storybooks, and crafts! Investigate habitats large, like our forests, or small, like a rotten log “hotel,” as we find out that everything “has to have a habitat to carry on!” Recommended for grades PreK-2.  D/LP

Wild at Art! Our animals, from reptiles to rabbits and goats to geese, will be the inspiration for great age-appropriate art experiences. We’ll meet animals that live on our farm and in our forests, as well as animals from all over the world. Then with paintbrush, crayons, pencils, clay and recyclables, students will create masterpieces about the animals that we have learned about that week! Recommended for grades PreK-2. LP

Books & Beasts: Join us on a journey through our favorite children’s books and meet some animals right off the pages! Each week we’ll share a favorite piece of children’s literature, meet some animals that star in the books and create a themed craft to take home! From The Diary of a Spider to Giggle, Giggle Quack, we’ll meet all sorts of feathery, scaly, slimy, and furry creatures! Recommended for grades preK-2.  LP

Farmology: We’ll learn all about life on a farm and get to meet some residents of our farm too! Discover what products come from our local farms and why farms are so important.  We’ll see how we make maple syrup, how we go from sheep to sweater, and meet any new arrivals on the farm. Recommended for all grades. Available in SPRING only.  D

Nature Superheroes & Underdogs: Did you know that the fastest animal in the world lives in our area? Or that some of the animals that people like the least are the most important?  We’ll learn about the ‘super’ plants and animals that live on earth and create some great superhero crafts too! We’ll also explore the lives of snakes, spiders, insects, and other creatures that often don’t get the respect they deserve! This program will feature live animals, artifacts, plants, pictures, and digital images. Recommended for all grades.  D

Cool Concoctions! Discover the basics of solids, liquids, and gases, as well as what is in-between as we create our own flubber, play dough, worms, and more! We’ll also make some concoctions such as our own paint and try them out on great craft activities! This program recommended for a non-carpeted space! Recommended for grades PreK-2. LP

Slimy, Scaly, Ooey, Gooey Science: A hands-on look at all things slimy and gooey!  We’ll explore herpetology, the science of reptiles and amphibians, learn about polymers by making our own slime, get our hands dirty by planting and meeting some worms, and more! Kids may discover nature’s recyclers, make recycled paper, explore the fungus among us, and more! This program must be held in a non-carpeted location.  Recommended for all grades.  LP

Kindergarten

Magical Beasts & Where to Find Them: From dragons to owls, delve into the world of magical creatures on our planet as we meet them up close! Explore amazing creatures from around the world and ones that live right in our own backyards. We’ll also explore some mythical creatures and create our own creatures too! Recommended for grades PreK-4. D/LP

Habitat, Habitat! Discover animals that live around the world and the many places, from deserts to rainforests, that they live in! We’ll explore habitats both faraway and in our own backyards through interactions with live animals and plants, real artifacts, storybooks, and crafts! Investigate habitats large, like our forests, or small, like a rotten log “hotel,” as we find out that everything “has to have a habitat to carry on!” Recommended for grades PreK-2.  D/LP

Wild at Art! Our animals, from reptiles to rabbits and goats to geese, will be the inspiration for great age-appropriate art experiences. We’ll meet animals that live on our farm and in our forests, as well as animals from all over the world. Then with paintbrush, crayons, pencils, clay and recyclables, students will create masterpieces about the animals that we have learned about that week! Recommended for grades PreK-2. LP

Books & Beasts: Join us on a journey through our favorite children’s books and meet some animals right off the pages! Each week we’ll share a favorite piece of children’s literature, meet some animals that star in the books and create a themed craft to take home! From The Diary of a Spider to Giggle, Giggle Quack, we’ll meet all sorts of feathery, scaly, slimy, and furry creatures! Recommended for grades PreK-2.  LP

Zany Zoology! Explore the animal kingdom from boneless beasts to furry friends and everything in between! We’ll discover how scientists group animals, tools that animals have to do their jobs, how to tell who eats what and more! We’ll also learn how different animals grow up, what animals have covering their bodies and more! Recommended for grades K-8. D

Farmology: We’ll learn all about life on a farm and get to meet some residents of our farm too! Discover what products come from our local farms and why farms are so important.  We’ll see how we make maple syrup, how we go from sheep to sweater, and meet any new arrivals on the farm. Recommended for all grades. Available in SPRING only.  D

Nature Superheroes & Underdogs: Did you know that the fastest animal in the world lives in our area? Or that some of the animals that people like the least are the most important?  We’ll learn about the ‘super’ plants and animals that live on earth and create some great superhero crafts too! We’ll also explore the lives of snakes, spiders, insects, and other creatures that often don’t get the respect they deserve! This program will feature live animals, artifacts, plants, pictures, and digital images. Recommended for all grades.  D

Cool Concoctions! Discover the basics of solids, liquids, and gases, as well as what is in-between as we create our own flubber, play dough, worms, and more! We’ll also make some concoctions such as our own paint and try them out on great craft activities! This program recommended for a non-carpeted space! Recommended for grades PreK-2. LP

Build it, Break it, Mold it, Make it! The wonders of engineering, science and art come together for this great hands-on after school. We may work with clay, build with LEGO, dissect owl pellets, build with newspaper, create recycled sculptures, and more! We’ll also learn about the builders and decomposers of the animal world. Activities will be chosen so that they are grade-appropriate. Recommended for grades K-8.  LP

Slimy, Scaly, Ooey, Gooey Science: A hands-on look at all things slimy and gooey!  We’ll explore herpetology, the science of reptiles and amphibians, learn about polymers by making our own slime, get our hands dirty by planting and meeting some worms, and more! Kids may discover nature’s recyclers, make recycled paper, explore the fungus among us, and more! This program must be held in a non-carpeted location.  Recommended for all grades.  LP

1st Grade

Magical Beasts & Where to Find Them: From dragons to owls, delve into the world of magical creatures on our planet as we meet them up close! Explore amazing creatures from around the world and ones that live right in our own backyards. We’ll also explore some mythical creatures and create our own creatures too! Recommended for grades PreK-4. D/LP

Habitat, Habitat! Discover animals that live around the world and the many places, from deserts to rainforests, that they live in! We’ll explore habitats both faraway and in our own backyards through interactions with live animals and plants, real artifacts, storybooks, and crafts! Investigate habitats large, like our forests, or small, like a rotten log “hotel,” as we find out that everything “has to have a habitat to carry on!” Recommended for grades PreK-2.  D/LP

Wild at Art! Our animals, from reptiles to rabbits and goats to geese, will be the inspiration for great age-appropriate art experiences. We’ll meet animals that live on our farm and in our forests, as well as animals from all over the world. Then with paintbrush, crayons, pencils, clay and recyclables, students will create masterpieces about the animals that we have learned about that week! Recommended for grades PreK-2. LP

Books & Beasts: Join us on a journey through our favorite children’s books and meet some animals right off the pages! Each week we’ll share a favorite piece of children’s literature, meet some animals that star in the books and create a themed craft to take home! From The Diary of a Spider to Giggle, Giggle Quack, we’ll meet all sorts of feathery, scaly, slimy, and furry creatures! Recommended for grades PreK-2.  LP

Zany Zoology! Explore the animal kingdom from boneless beasts to furry friends and everything in between! We’ll discover how scientists group animals, tools that animals have to do their jobs, how to tell who eats what and more! We’ll also learn how different animals grow up, what animals have covering their bodies and more! Recommended for grades K-8. D

Farmology: We’ll learn all about life on a farm and get to meet some residents of our farm too! Discover what products come from our local farms and why farms are so important.  We’ll see how we make maple syrup, how we go from sheep to sweater, and meet any new arrivals on the farm. Recommended for all grades. Available in SPRING only.  D

Nature Superheroes & Underdogs: Did you know that the fastest animal in the world lives in our area? Or that some of the animals that people like the least are the most important?  We’ll learn about the ‘super’ plants and animals that live on earth and create some great superhero crafts too! We’ll also explore the lives of snakes, spiders, insects, and other creatures that often don’t get the respect they deserve! This program will feature live animals, artifacts, plants, pictures, and digital images. Recommended for all grades.  D

Cool Concoctions! Discover the basics of solids, liquids, and gases, as well as what is in-between as we create our own flubber, play dough, worms, and more! We’ll also make some concoctions such as our own paint and try them out on great craft activities! This program recommended for a non-carpeted space! Recommended for grades PreK-2. LP

Build it, Break it, Mold it, Make it! The wonders of engineering, science and art come together for this great hands-on after school. We may work with clay, build with LEGO, dissect owl pellets, build with newspaper, create recycled sculptures, and more! We’ll also learn about the builders and decomposers of the animal world. Activities will be chosen so that they are grade-appropriate. Recommended for grades K-8.  LP

Slimy, Scaly, Ooey, Gooey Science: A hands-on look at all things slimy and gooey!  We’ll explore herpetology, the science of reptiles and amphibians, learn about polymers by making our own slime, get our hands dirty by planting and meeting some worms, and more! Kids may discover nature’s recyclers, make recycled paper, explore the fungus among us, and more! This program must be held in a non-carpeted location.  Recommended for all grades.  LP

2nd Grade

Magical Beasts & Where to Find Them: From dragons to owls, delve into the world of magical creatures on our planet as we meet them up close! Explore amazing creatures from around the world and ones that live right in our own backyards. We’ll also explore some mythical creatures and create our own creatures too! Recommended for grades PreK-4. D/LP

Habitat, Habitat! Discover animals that live around the world and the many places, from deserts to rainforests, that they live in! We’ll explore habitats both faraway and in our own backyards through interactions with live animals and plants, real artifacts, storybooks, and crafts! Investigate habitats large, like our forests, or small, like a rotten log “hotel,” as we find out that everything “has to have a habitat to carry on!” Recommended for grades PreK-2.  D/LP

Wild at Art! Our animals, from reptiles to rabbits and goats to geese, will be the inspiration for great age-appropriate art experiences. We’ll meet animals that live on our farm and in our forests, as well as animals from all over the world. Then with paintbrush, crayons, pencils, clay and recyclables, students will create masterpieces about the animals that we have learned about that week! Recommended for grades PreK-2. LP

Books & Beasts: Join us on a journey through our favorite children’s books and meet some animals right off the pages! Each week we’ll share a favorite piece of children’s literature, meet some animals that star in the books and create a themed craft to take home! From The Diary of a Spider to Giggle, Giggle Quack, we’ll meet all sorts of feathery, scaly, slimy, and furry creatures! Recommended for grades PreK-2.  LP

Zany Zoology! Explore the animal kingdom from boneless beasts to furry friends and everything in between! We’ll discover how scientists group animals, tools that animals have to do their jobs, how to tell who eats what and more! We’ll also learn how different animals grow up, what animals have covering their bodies and more! Recommended for grades K-8. D

Farmology: We’ll learn all about life on a farm and get to meet some residents of our farm too! Discover what products come from our local farms and why farms are so important.  We’ll see how we make maple syrup, how we go from sheep to sweater, and meet any new arrivals on the farm. Recommended for all grades. Available in SPRING only.  D

Nature Superheroes & Underdogs: Did you know that the fastest animal in the world lives in our area? Or that some of the animals that people like the least are the most important?  We’ll learn about the ‘super’ plants and animals that live on earth and create some great superhero crafts too! We’ll also explore the lives of snakes, spiders, insects, and other creatures that often don’t get the respect they deserve! This program will feature live animals, artifacts, plants, pictures, and digital images. Recommended for all grades.  D

Awesome Astronomy! We’ll explore our solar system without leaving your school. Discover the phases of the moon, common constellations, the difference between gas and rocky planets, and more! Using books, hands-on activities, games, and computer models, we’ll explore all our amazing solar system has to offer. Recommended for grades 2-8. LP

Cool Concoctions! Discover the basics of solids, liquids, and gases, as well as what is in-between as we create our own flubber, play dough, worms, and more! We’ll also make some concoctions such as our own paint and try them out on great craft activities! This program recommended for a non-carpeted space! Recommended for grades PreK-2. LP

Build it, Break it, Mold it, Make it! The wonders of engineering, science and art come together for this great hands-on after school. We may work with clay, build with LEGO, dissect owl pellets, build with newspaper, create recycled sculptures, and more! We’ll also learn about the builders and decomposers of the animal world. Activities will be chosen so that they are grade-appropriate. Recommended for grades K-8.  LP

Slimy, Scaly, Ooey, Gooey Science: A hands-on look at all things slimy and gooey!  We’ll explore herpetology, the science of reptiles and amphibians, learn about polymers by making our own slime, get our hands dirty by planting and meeting some worms, and more! Kids may discover nature’s recyclers, make recycled paper, explore the fungus among us, and more! This program must be held in a non-carpeted location.  Recommended for all grades.  LP

3rd Grade

Magical Beasts & Where to Find Them: From dragons to owls, delve into the world of magical creatures on our planet as we meet them up close! Explore amazing creatures from around the world and ones that live right in our own backyards. We’ll also explore some mythical creatures and create our own creatures too! Recommended for grades PreK-4. D/LP

Zany Zoology! Explore the animal kingdom from boneless beasts to furry friends and everything in between! We’ll discover how scientists group animals, tools that animals have to do their jobs, how to tell who eats what and more! We’ll also learn how different animals grow up, what animals have covering their bodies and more! Recommended for grades K-8. D

Farmology: We’ll learn all about life on a farm and get to meet some residents of our farm too! Discover what products come from our local farms and why farms are so important.  We’ll see how we make maple syrup, how we go from sheep to sweater, and meet any new arrivals on the farm. Recommended for all grades. Available in SPRING only.  D

Nature Superheroes & Underdogs: Did you know that the fastest animal in the world lives in our area? Or that some of the animals that people like the least are the most important?  We’ll learn about the ‘super’ plants and animals that live on earth and create some great superhero crafts too! We’ll also explore the lives of snakes, spiders, insects, and other creatures that often don’t get the respect they deserve! This program will feature live animals, artifacts, plants, pictures, and digital images. Recommended for all grades.  D

Awesome Astronomy! We’ll explore our solar system without leaving your school. Discover the phases of the moon, common constellations, the difference between gas and rocky planets, and more! Using books, hands-on activities, games, and computer models, we’ll explore all our amazing solar system has to offer. Recommended for grades 2-8. LP

Build it, Break it, Mold it, Make it! The wonders of engineering, science and art come together for this great hands-on after school. We may work with clay, build with LEGO, dissect owl pellets, build with newspaper, create recycled sculptures, and more! We’ll also learn about the builders and decomposers of the animal world. Activities will be chosen so that they are grade-appropriate. Recommended for grades K-8.  LP

Slimy, Scaly, Ooey, Gooey Science: A hands-on look at all things slimy and gooey!  We’ll explore herpetology, the science of reptiles and amphibians, learn about polymers by making our own slime, get our hands dirty by planting and meeting some worms, and more! Kids may discover nature’s recyclers, make recycled paper, explore the fungus among us, and more! This program must be held in a non-carpeted location.  Recommended for all grades.  LP

4th Grade

Magical Beasts & Where to Find Them: From dragons to owls, delve into the world of magical creatures on our planet as we meet them up close! Explore amazing creatures from around the world and ones that live right in our own backyards. We’ll also explore some mythical creatures and create our own creatures too! Recommended for grades PreK-4. D/LP

Zany Zoology! Explore the animal kingdom from boneless beasts to furry friends and everything in between! We’ll discover how scientists group animals, tools that animals have to do their jobs, how to tell who eats what and more! We’ll also learn how different animals grow up, what animals have covering their bodies and more! Recommended for grades K-8. D

Farmology: We’ll learn all about life on a farm and get to meet some residents of our farm too! Discover what products come from our local farms and why farms are so important.  We’ll see how we make maple syrup, how we go from sheep to sweater, and meet any new arrivals on the farm. Recommended for all grades. Available in SPRING only.  D

Nature Superheroes & Underdogs: Did you know that the fastest animal in the world lives in our area? Or that some of the animals that people like the least are the most important?  We’ll learn about the ‘super’ plants and animals that live on earth and create some great superhero crafts too! We’ll also explore the lives of snakes, spiders, insects, and other creatures that often don’t get the respect they deserve! This program will feature live animals, artifacts, plants, pictures, and digital images. Recommended for all grades.  D

Awesome Astronomy! We’ll explore our solar system without leaving your school. Discover the phases of the moon, common constellations, the difference between gas and rocky planets, and more! Using books, hands-on activities, games, and computer models, we’ll explore all our amazing solar system has to offer. Recommended for grades 2-8. LP

Build it, Break it, Mold it, Make it! The wonders of engineering, science and art come together for this great hands-on after school. We may work with clay, build with LEGO, dissect owl pellets, build with newspaper, create recycled sculptures, and more! We’ll also learn about the builders and decomposers of the animal world. Activities will be chosen so that they are grade-appropriate. Recommended for grades K-8.  LP

Slimy, Scaly, Ooey, Gooey Science: A hands-on look at all things slimy and gooey!  We’ll explore herpetology, the science of reptiles and amphibians, learn about polymers by making our own slime, get our hands dirty by planting and meeting some worms, and more! Kids may discover nature’s recyclers, make recycled paper, explore the fungus among us, and more! This program must be held in a non-carpeted location.  Recommended for all grades.  LP

5th Grade and Up

Zany Zoology! Explore the animal kingdom from boneless beasts to furry friends and everything in between! We’ll discover how scientists group animals, tools that animals have to do their jobs, how to tell who eats what and more! We’ll also learn how different animals grow up, what animals have covering their bodies and more! Recommended for grades K-8. D

Farmology: We’ll learn all about life on a farm and get to meet some residents of our farm too! Discover what products come from our local farms and why farms are so important.  We’ll see how we make maple syrup, how we go from sheep to sweater, and meet any new arrivals on the farm. Recommended for all grades. Available in SPRING only.  D

Nature Superheroes & Underdogs: Did you know that the fastest animal in the world lives in our area? Or that some of the animals that people like the least are the most important?  We’ll learn about the ‘super’ plants and animals that live on earth and create some great superhero crafts too! We’ll also explore the lives of snakes, spiders, insects, and other creatures that often don’t get the respect they deserve! This program will feature live animals, artifacts, plants, pictures, and digital images. Recommended for all grades.  D

Awesome Astronomy! We’ll explore our solar system without leaving your school. Discover the phases of the moon, common constellations, the difference between gas and rocky planets, and more! Using books, hands-on activities, games, and computer models, we’ll explore all our amazing solar system has to offer. Recommended for grades 2-8. LP

Build it, Break it, Mold it, Make it! The wonders of engineering, science and art come together for this great hands-on after school. We may work with clay, build with LEGO, dissect owl pellets, build with newspaper, create recycled sculptures, and more! We’ll also learn about the builders and decomposers of the animal world. Activities will be chosen so that they are grade-appropriate. Recommended for grades K-8.  LP

Slimy, Scaly, Ooey, Gooey Science: A hands-on look at all things slimy and gooey!  We’ll explore herpetology, the science of reptiles and amphibians, learn about polymers by making our own slime, get our hands dirty by planting and meeting some worms, and more! Kids may discover nature’s recyclers, make recycled paper, explore the fungus among us, and more! This program must be held in a non-carpeted location.  Recommended for all grades.  LP

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Natural History & Farm

Magical Beasts & Where to Find Them: From dragons to owls, delve into the world of magical creatures on our planet as we meet them up close! Explore amazing creatures from around the world and ones that live right in our own backyards. We’ll also explore some mythical creatures and create our own creatures too! Recommended for grades PreK-4. D/LP

Habitat, Habitat! Discover animals that live around the world and the many places, from deserts to rainforests, that they live in! We’ll explore habitats both faraway and in our own backyards through interactions with live animals and plants, real artifacts, storybooks, and crafts! Investigate habitats large, like our forests, or small, like a rotten log “hotel,” as we find out that everything “has to have a habitat to carry on!” Recommended for grades PreK-2.  D/LP

Wild at Art! Our animals, from reptiles to rabbits and goats to geese, will be the inspiration for great age-appropriate art experiences. We’ll meet animals that live on our farm and in our forests, as well as animals from all over the world. Then with paintbrush, crayons, pencils, clay and recyclables, students will create masterpieces about the animals that we have learned about that week! Recommended for grades PreK-2. LP

Books & Beasts: Join us on a journey through our favorite children’s books and meet some animals right off the pages! Each week we’ll share a favorite piece of children’s literature, meet some animals that star in the books and create a themed craft to take home! From The Diary of a Spider to Giggle, Giggle Quack, we’ll meet all sorts of feathery, scaly, slimy, and furry creatures! Recommended for grades preK-2.  LP

Zany Zoology! Explore the animal kingdom from boneless beasts to furry friends and everything in between! We’ll discover how scientists group animals, tools that animals have to do their jobs, how to tell who eats what and more! We’ll also learn how different animals grow up, what animals have covering their bodies and more! Recommended for grades K-8. D

Farmology: We’ll learn all about life on a farm and get to meet some residents of our farm too!  Discover what products come from our local farms and why farms are so important.  We’ll see how we make maple syrup, how we go from sheep to sweater, and meet any new arrivals on the farm. Recommended for all grades. Available in SPRING only.  D

Nature Superheroes & Underdogs: Did you know that the fastest animal in the world lives in our area? Or that some of the animals that people like the least are the most important?  We’ll learn about the ‘super’ plants and animals that live on earth and create some great superhero crafts too! We’ll also explore the lives of snakes, spiders, insects, and other creatures that often don’t get the respect they deserve! This program will feature live animals, artifacts, plants, pictures, and digital images. Recommended for all grades.  D

Physical Science & Engineering

Awesome Astronomy! We’ll explore our solar system without leaving your school. Discover the phases of the moon, common constellations, the difference between gas and rocky planets, and more! Using books, hands-on activities, games, and computer models, we’ll explore all our amazing solar system has to offer. Recommended for grades 2-8. LP

Cool Concoctions! Discover the basics of solids, liquids, and gases, as well as what is in-between as we create our own flubber, play dough, worms, and more! We’ll also make some concoctions such as our own paint and try them out on great craft activities! This program recommended for a non-carpeted space! Recommended for grades PreK-2. LP

Build it, Break it, Mold it, Make it!  The wonders of engineering, science and art come together for this great hands-on after school. We may work with clay, build with LEGO, dissect owl pellets, build with newspaper, create recycled sculptures, and more! We’ll also learn about the builders and decomposers of the animal world. Activities will be chosen so that they are grade-appropriate. Recommended for grades K-8.  LP

Slimy, Scaly, Ooey, Gooey Science: A hands-on look at all things slimy and gooey!  We’ll explore herpetology, the science of reptiles and amphibians, learn about polymers by making our own slime, get our hands dirty by planting and meeting some worms, and more! Kids may discover nature’s recyclers, make recycled paper, explore the fungus among us, and more! This program must be held in a non-carpeted location. Recommended for all grades.  LP