Backpack Explorers

Backpack Explorers for Children

Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Come on an adventure! Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled with exciting objects while journeying through the Museum’s nature trails and exhibits. New themes weekly!

$15 per child. Members receive 20% discount. Non-members pay Museum admission for accompanying adult. $5 materials fee for siblings younger than 3 who participate in crafts.

Per High Desert Museum policy, no refunds can be issued. For cases of illness or emergency, with notice 24 hours before the class, a class transfer may be issued.

Learn more about High Desert Museum Kids Camps.

JANUARY 11
On the Move
Where have all the animals gone? You may have noticed some animals make a big move before winter arrives. Learn about High Desert’s migrating animals and where they go before the snow.

JANUARY 18 
High Desert Hibernation
Not all animals enjoy snow days as much as humans. In fact, some snuggle up all winter long. Enjoy hibernation stories and see how some animals tuck themselves in for the winter.

JANUARY 25 
Warmth in Winter
What keeps you warm at night? See how our friends at the Ranch stay warm and how High Desert creatures, both warm-blooded and cold, stay nice and toasty the whole winter through.

FEBRUARY 1
Winter Impressions
Experience the beauty of winter as we use the outdoors as inspiration for artmaking. Create cards for loved ones with seasonal scenes of the High Desert.

FEBRUARY 8 – BOOK NOW
Burrowing Beasts
Why do some High Desert animals live in elaborate burrows? Find out which animals live life underground and try creating a burrow of your own.

FEBRUARY 15 – BOOK NOW
Turtle and Tortoise Time
What IS the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Are there any similarities? Dive into the world of shells and scutes to find out!

FEBRUARY 22 – BOOK NOW
Pokey Porcupine
With a coat of sharp quills, this High Desert creature knows how to keep predators away. We’ll look up close at the life of a porcupine and hone our observation skills.

 

Per High Desert Museum policy, no refunds can be issued. For cases of illness or emergency, with notice 24 hours before the class, a class transfer may be issued.