Now that it’s fall, so many great activities for preschoolers have started up again. Today I wanted to quickly remind Tacoma area readers about story time at the Conservatory.
The Conservatory is that beautiful glass building in Wright Park, and it’s full of plants and flowers. It’s also WARM, which makes is a great outing this time of year! You might be able to feed the fish, too (ask in the gift shop).
On select Wednesdays, you can also go for story time! The stories have a nature or science theme, and then there are related science or nature crafts or activities after. We have heard nothing but raves about them from readers!
It’s Free, though there is a suggested donation of 3.00.
These are targeted for preschoolers, but I think slightly older children who would enjoy the activity would also be welcome, and we’ve been assured younger ones are fine if they can sit still for a story. Because it’s full of flowers and plants and is kind of a small space, I would personally leave home your toddlers and babies, unless maybe you’re wearing ’em! You don’t want anyone who might pick and eat the flowers, and I think it’s way too small for a stroller.
Story time at the Seymour Conservatory is on select Wednesdays at 11AM Here’s the schedule for the remainder of 2017!
CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR 2017
11 am-noon / $3 suggested donation
Join Bonnie Beaudoin among the beautiful flowers for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on science and art project.
• October 11 – Theme: Tree Gardens, Forests and Orchards / Book: The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever by Joseph Hopkins / Art: Abstract Art Tree Picture
• November 8 – Theme: Secret Gardens – Special Gardens in Stories, Art, and Your Neighborhood / Book: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown / Art: Garden Design
• December 13 – Theme: Winter Gardens / Book: Fox’s Garden by Princesse Camcam / Art: Snowflake Design
• February 14 – Theme: Herb Gardens / Book: First Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew by Robbin Gourley / Art: Herb Bouquet
• March 14 – Theme: Monet’s Garden / Book: Katie and the Impressionists by James Mayhew / Art: Paper Plate Pond
• April 11 – Theme: Flower Gardens / Book: Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America by Kathi Appelt / Art: Flower Bookmark
• May 9 – Theme: Tiny Gardens / Book: Flower Garden by Eve Bunting / Art: Egg Carton Plant Starter
If you’ve been to Story Time at the Conservatory, I’d love for you to leave a comment and tell us about it!
For still more preschool fun, be sure you’ve read our posts about Critter Club, a special story time and animal event at the zoo, and Play to Learn, special story times done in conjunction with the Children’s Museum!