Programs

Mini Wonders

Spring class registration is now open!

Mini Wonders Workshops are set up to help your child become kindergarten ready. Our CMON Educators closely follow the guidelines set out by our local school districts and child development advocates to guide your young ones to practice essential skills that enable the transition from PreK or home-based learning to a formal kindergarten classroom.

Workshops take place during the school year and are free for members and $10 for all other guests. These hour long workshops take place on:

Thursdays at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:30pm

Fridays at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

Mini Wonders serves children 3, 4, and 5-years-old. The skills and activities presented will be specifically geared toward the developmental skills and attention span of this age range.

For the focus of our participants, only registered students and their adult helpers will be allowed in the workshop. All parents must always stay in the building.

  • Parents of single students are encouraged to stay in class and actively assist their child in learning and collect tips on how to incorporate some of the activities and skill building into their everyday life.
  • If you bring a sibling (or another child), you may leave your 3-5-year-old in class and take the sibling into the museum to play and explore. We are hoping this will give you time for some great one-on-one interaction with your other child, but also an opportunity for your Mini Wonders student to practice independence. Be sure to come back to class at 11 a.m. when the class ends to gather your little learner.

Visit Calendar for dates and descriptions. 

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Art Workshops

Is your 7-10-year-old artist eager for an engaging and elevated art experience? Look no further than CMON’s new Art Workshops to explore new artists, mediums, techniques, materials, and genres. All classes will challenge the creator with more focused and detailed creations from impressionism to modern art. Each class will include a take-home frameable piece of art. Participants can sign-up for one, a few, or all of the workshops!

Classes are most weeks on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Fall sessions are from now until 12/19. Spring sessions are from 1/8 to 5/19.

$20 non-member; $10 member

Visit Calendar for dates and descriptions. 

*When registering, please only register the child participant. This is a drop-off activity.  Parents may leave the museum and return one hour later.

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Rainbowdance®

Rainbowdance is an expressive art program perfected to work through 45 minutes of music and movement while refining foundational tools like empowered movement, attunement, positive social engagement, and safety building. Built on the foundation of collaboratively navigating self-esteem, self-regulation, and social empathy. 

Classes are on select Monday’s starting 1/8 through 5/13

$25 non-member child/adult; $20 member child/adult; $15 additional child *Admission to the museum is included with purchase

Children ages 0-5  must attend with a parent/guardian who will participate in class alongside the child. Classes are on Monday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 AM on January 8-May 13, 2024.

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CMON Class

CMON Class is created for children with inquisitive minds in Kindergarten through 5th grade. In this thirty-minute drop-off session, children will engage in a variety of STEM activities, along with mindfulness and emotional intelligence development. Each week will have a different theme, so come back every week to participate in new activities!

Classes are on select Mondays starting 2/12 through 5/13 at 4:00 p.m. and are included with admission.

Sign-up for the classes will take place the day of the program at the Front Desk, opening up 30 minutes before the session begins and is first come, first serve. The class is a drop-off format, but parents must remain on campus for the duration of the program.

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Daily Programs

STORY TIME

Daily Story Times blend literacy together with hands-on games and activities that promote early kindergarten readiness skills in a playful way. 

  • Daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Free with admission

POP-UP ACTIVITY

Our Pop-Up Activities are always a big hit with our little friends. We might hold a dance party, host a STEAM challenge, create an epic obstacle course and more.

  • Daily at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Free with admission