Whirligigs Preschool Program

Registration for Fall Whirligigs is now open!

Great Lakes Aquarium hosts a variety of developmentally appropriate drop-off programs for preschool-aged children that encourage them to explore and learn. At Whirligigs, we believe in learning through play. Child-led play is at the center of this program’s curriculum because play provides opportunities for children to develop observation and questioning skills, early math and literacy knowledge, social-emotional skills, and so much more while promoting the development of a deep connection to nature.

Whirligigs meet weekly for a 90-minute class. Our experienced educators provide a safe and inviting space to explore the natural world through age-appropriate, engaging activities. Whirligigs Preschool Program is a drop-off class open to potty-trained children ages 3 – 5. Children must turn 3 before their first registered class. Pre-registration is required.

Fall 2023

Age: Potty-trained 3 – 5 year olds

Fall 2023 Dates: Weekly classes run September 26- November 16

Session options:
Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Cost (per 8-class package): $110 members | $125 non-members
Email Elleyna at eigo@glaquarium.org to request a scholarship application.


Contact Elleyna Igo for more information at 218-740-2010 or eigo@glaquarium.org.