Backpack Explorers

Backpack Explorers for Children

Tuesdays, 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.

OCTOBER 4 – Book now  
Critter Collage
Visit animal friends and create animal-inspired art. Explore artistic techniques and experiment with color and texture in creating masterpieces of your very own.

OCTOBER 11 Book now
Art in Nature
Participate in indoor and outdoor art projects using natural materials. Take some projects home and create other works of art that are meant to be changed over time by wind, rain, erosion and other forces of nature, eventually disappearing.

OCTOBER 18 – Book now   
Museum in the Making
If you could create any kind of museum or exhibit, what would it be? We will learn about what makes a museum exhibit and dream up our own museum model featuring our individual works of art.

OCTOBER 25  Book now
My First Nature Journal
Nature journaling helps us pay attention to our surroundings. Come with a sense of wonder and learn how to document observations about the natural world by drawing detailed pictures and preserving textures.

NOVEMBER 1 Book now
Creatures of the Night
Did you hear that? What is out there in the night? Get a chance to get an up-close look at some of the many creatures that come out during the night.

NOVEMBER 8 Book now  
Fish Tale
What is it like to live a day in the life of a fish? Uncover their underwater world as we get close to some of the fish of the High Desert.

NOVEMBER 15 Book now
Unbeatable Beaks
Why are bird beaks the shape they are? Have you seen a bird eat? We will look at several feathered friends and see how their breakfast looks compared to yours!

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.