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 2014 Whirligigs

Curiosity will be our guide to the changing seasons. Join us as we watch for signs of fall around the northland.  Download the Fall 2014 Whirligigs Flyer here.

Fall Whirligigs will run eight weeks (off November 25/26) October 7/8 through December 2/3.

Registration will open September 15.

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.


Toddler Tuesday

Toddler Tuesdays will begin again November 4, 2014.

Toddler Tuesday programs run seasonally November -March and is designed for young children and their families. This self guided experience encourages families with young children to explore, play and learn together. Toddler Tuesday applies only to families with children ages 0-2 present. (Families with children ages 3-5 are eligible for the Whirligigs Preschool drop-off  class). The next season of Toddler Tuesday is November 4, 2014 – March 31, 2015.


Polliwogs Kindergarten Program

This, once a week, summer program for Kindergarten Graduates challenges young naturalists to take a closer look at the world around them. Join us in the classroom, around the Aquarium and behind the scenes for a summer adventure!