Early Childhood


Whirligigs Preschool Program

This program runs four sessions throughout the year. Whirligigs meet weekly for a 1.5 hour class. Our experienced educators provide a safe and inviting space to explore the natural world.  Activities are age appropriate and engaging.  The Whirligigs program is a drop off program open to potty trained children ages 3 –5.  Pre-registration is required.  Sign your child up for a few classes or for the whole season.

FALL 2015 Whirligigs Classes

Fall classes are just around the corner! Registration begins September 14.

Download the Whirligigs fall class flyer here.

Contact and Registration for Whirligigs

Please contact Alexis Berke for more information about the program and registration at 218-740-2013 or aberke@glaquarium.org.



Polliwogs Kindergarten Program

This, once a week, summer program challenges young naturalists to take a closer look at the world around them. Polliwogs is open to 5 & 6 year old participants, preferably Kindergarten Graduates. The classes focus on early reading and writing skills, by exploring the world through nature journals.

Summer 2015

Classes will meet Thursdays from 2:30 – 4:00pm from June 18 – August 6.

Registration for summer classes will begin May 11.

Download the Polliwogs summer class flyer here.





Toddler Tuesday 

Toddler Tuesday is a program for young children (0-2 years old) and their family’s that runs from November through March.

Toddler Tuesday has wrapped up for the season and will begin again November 3, 2015.

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