Summer Mess Makers

This program offers preschoolers and early elementary school children a chance to explore their creativity with and curiosity about natural objects using messy play!


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Messy, sensory play is an important part of child development. Together with Ms. Mo and our NDC volunteers, you will explore and create with messy things like dirt, clay, sand, mud, sticks, leaves, and flowers. We will make works of art as well as just good old messy fun with a mix of natural and man-made materials. After we make messes together, you’ll go home clean!

We’ll meet at the Pavilions behind the Center and plan to hold class outdoors.

Ages: 3 – 7 yrs old with an adult caregiver (Unfortunately, no unregistered tagalongs will be allowed so that we can provide for adequate social distancing.)

Class Limit: 10 children with their adult caregiver

Cost/Class: Wildlife Family (or higher) Level Members $20 / Non-members $25

Advance registration is required.  REGISTER

Registration is now open for NDC Family Level and Higher Members (as of February 28).

Registration for Non-members opens March 7.

Days & Times: Select Sundays at 10 am and 1 pm

Dates & Topics: 

  • Jun 26 – Mud, Mud Glorious Mud! – Wait List Morning and Afternoon
  • Jul 24 – Things that Ooze Wait List Morning and Afternoon
  • Aug 21- Painting with Nature Wait List Morning and Afternoon

We recommend (but can not require) that adults wear masks when they can not maintain a 6 foot distance from other participants.

For cancellation, refund and other program policies, please read our FAQ for Classes and Camps.