Hey 3 to 5 Year Olds, This Club's for You!


Dear Families – Critter Club is currently on summer vacation.

Please check back at the end of August for the next Critter Club adventure!

Live animals, story times, songs, and art experiences are just some of the fun activities we have planned for you! Critter Club is a family friendly program that introduces 3- to 5-year-olds and a participating adult to the museum's live animals. Our educators are experts at bringing fun and science together!

Free with paid museum admission. Events are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations required, but tickets are very limited, so arrive early!



Saturday, March 9, 2019: 10 am and 11 am

Animal Acrobats

Have you ever wondered how lizards climb trees with ease or how squirrels tight rope walk across telephone poles? Join us at Critter Club to explore how animals perform these acrobatic feats! Through stories, crafts and a live animal visitor we will investigate the expert climbers and balancers moving around us!

Saturday, January 19, 2019: 10 am and 11 am

Animal Architects

Structures that scrape the sky, underground cities, and tree top mansions...come meet the animal architects of some of the most awe-inspiring structures around. Through outdoor exploration, crafts, and an animal visitor, we will learn how and what animals can build. 

To view the 2018-2019 Critter Club Schedule and to learn about our other youth programs, view the 2018-2019 Youth Program Brochure.

For more information, please contact us at 213.763.3499 or educate@nhm.org.

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