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.

Summer 2014 Whirligigs

This summer will be a Lake Superior Safari! We will embark on an adventure to explore summer around Lake Superior. Download the Summer 2014 Whirligigs Flyer here.

Summer Whirligigs will run eight weeks (off July 4th week)  June 17/18  through August 12/13.

Registration will open May 12.

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.

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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!

Registration will begin May 12 for summer classes.

Polliwogs will begin again June 19 and meet weekly (except July 3) through August 14.

Download Summer 2014 flyer here for dates and topics.

Contact and Registration for Polliwogs

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

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Toddler Tuesday

Toddler Tuesdays are finished for the season and 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.