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Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center


Weekend Workshops

Join the educators of the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center for weekend classes that combine both a classroom and museum experience. Each class is specifically tailored for the age group and themes vary from month to month. For more information and a complete schedule visit:

Tickets: $41.20/ child + caretaker

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Infant Investigators: 6 – 12 months

Meets most first Saturdays and Sundays of the month.

Toddler Trailblazers: 13 – 24 months

Meets most second Saturdays and Sundays of the month.

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Twos Travelers: 2 – 3 years

Meets most third Saturdays and Sundays of the month.

Preschool Pioneers: 3 - 5 years

Meets most third Saturdays of the month.

Artful Afternoons: Kindergarten – 3rd grade

Meets most third Sundays of the month.

Drop by our art studio Sunday afternoons and explore four maker stations, each of which presents a challenge or question based on the afternoon’s theme. How you solve that challenge is entirely up to you! Stations are designed for K-3 grades, but all ages are welcome.

SEEC Celebrates

Turn a special occasion into an adventure. SEEC can modify any of its classes to suit your birthday, Brownie/ Cub Scout, homeschool, or playdate needs. Contact Brooke Shoemaker at for more information.

Weekday Programs

Bring Your Own Baby: Caretakers + Infants in Carriers

Bring Your Own Baby is a specially designed program for adult audiences who are looking for a rich learning experience and an opportunity to meet other caretakers. Join us as we ease into the morning with some light conversation and coffee and then walk to a nearby museum where we will explore a specific theme with one of our museum educators. Babies must be in carriers.

Cost: $10/ child + caretaker

Early Explorers: Part-time Program for Caretakers + 18 – 25 month-olds

The Smithsonian Early Explorers (SEE) is part of the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center’s (SEEC) program offerings. SEE is different in that it is a two-day/week program for caretakers and children, aged 18 months to 2 years. SEEC, on the other hand, is a full-time program for infants through Kindergarten. The Early Explorers classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays in the National Museum of Natural History from 9:30am – 11:30am. SEE combines expertise in early learning with the world class resources of the Smithsonian. Young learners and their caregivers will explore museums, develop skills through play and build life-long friendships.


• Spring Semester ¦ April 3 – June 29

Tuition Rates

• $2058/trimester paid in 3 installments of $686 each.

• Smithsonian Employees and Siblings receive a 20% discount

• Families must commit to attending for a full trimester.


If you are interested in registering for the program, you can get the full details here: