Explore the world of invertebrates with your toddler while they develop language, communication, cognitive, and knowledge skills. Each session includes story time, craft, snack, and an adventure in our native butterfly garden. Price per child, per class. One adult per child.
For ages 2-4. Social play and interaction are critical skills for early development. Come explore the world of invertebrates at the Butterfly House. Each session features a different animal and includes story time, snack, a craft, and adventures through the gardens. Take one class or take them all.
The Little Years Series is designed for parent-and-child experiences at three St Louis area sites: Missouri Botanical Garden, Butterfly House, and Shaw Nature Reserve. This series places the focus on your child, you, and the wonders of nature, while preparing your child for preschool and kindergarten. Your child will learn skills such as taking turns, listening to the teacher and their friends, sharing, and making choices. Each class includes hands-on activities, songs, stories, snacks, and a short walk.
PLEASE NOTE: Little Sprouts, Little Nature Explorers, Little Bugs, and Garden Buds are specifically designed as an adult/child program. Having younger children present can distract from the one-on-one experience for you and for others. Please no infants or toddlers.