Wonderseum for 4 year-olds

Wonderseum provides a secure environment for discovery and learning through play, while supporting our philosophy that play comes first.

Recognizing that 4-year-olds need social interaction and cognitive development, our program is offered 2 or 3 days a week with a class size of only 10 students, allowing our educators to have an abundance of time to engage with students.

 

Wonderseum for 4 year-olds

Wonderseum
Two and Three day programs
*Students must be potty trained and be 4 years old by the start of the semester. Wonderseum is not designed for drop-in attendance.

The Wonderseum environment provides open-ended discussion and a “playful” approach to learning and discovery while empowering children with an easier transition to kindergarten.

Guided explorations encouraging a discovery of culture through the arts, expanding language and early literacy, science and math, circle drumming, are all determined and planned to create global awareness, reading readiness and comprehension, and number recognition and association, while refining children’s fine motor skills.

With a Reggio Emilia inspired environment located inside the museum, children are presented with projects that enhance their fine motor skills and self-expression, while preparing them with kindergarten readiness skills.

Math exploration provides open-minded activities reinforcing number recognition and counting through graphing with shells, cards, dominoes and pompoms.

In science, children explore the five senses and discover what body part is responsible for hearing, tasting, and smelling while using a mirror. Cloud formations are studied and insect cycles are explained by creating stain glass butterfly art projects.

Balance is explored by building a balance scale while using Playdough to engineer structures with sticks.

Children experience the joy of music through singing, dancing, and moving expressively to a variety of music genres, discovering different cultures through their music, and exploring rhythm and rhyme–all of which promote the development of essential skills including listening, vocabulary-building, social-emotional, and motor.

Every class includes hands-on experiences with activities involving parachute play, bean bags, scarves, rhythm instruments, or puppets. From acting out classic musical pieces such as “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saens to drawing/scribbling their feelings when listening to different styles of music, children are able to immerse themselves in a celebration of music!

Each day ends with a circle time reading that allows time for each student to ask questions and express their thoughts and feelings of the story.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR SPRING 2023. COMING SOON, 2023-2024 DATES AND PRICE SCHEDULE. 

Two Day Program
January 13th-May 12th
Meets Tuesday and Thursday 9am-Noon

Member $1056 ($264 monthly)
Non-Member $1136 ($284 monthly)
Tuition may be paid in 4 equal monthly payments.

Closed January 31-February 4th for the set up the new traveling exhibit
No class during Spring Break, March 14 – March 18th.

Click to register for Tuesday and Thursday class.

Three Day Program
January 12th-May 13th
Meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-Noon

Member $1584 ($396 monthly)
Non-Member $1624 ($406 monthly)
Tuition may be paid in 4 equal monthly payments.

Closed January 31-February 4th for the set up the new traveling exhibit
No class during Spring Break, March 14 – March 18th and Good Friday, April 15th.

Click to register for Monday, Wednesday and Friday class.

$25 discount applied to pre-paid semester. Museum refund policy applies.
A $10 non-refundable application fee must accompany the child’s application. Enrollment is subject to availability. Once the child’s enrollment is confirmed, a confirmation letter and registration packet will be available and forwarded via e-mail. A $50 non-refundable curriculum, materials and supply fee is due at the time of completed registration packet. Please see registration form for policy terms.

 

 

Early Childhood Explorations for 2 & 3 year-olds
Classes meet once a week with grown-up participation required. Fee includes 1 child and 1 adult. Please register in child’s name.

Discovering new ways of playing and learning together, Early Childhood Explorations provides a magical classroom-type atmosphere between grown-up and toddler that introduces toddlers to basic social skills while receiving preparation and enrichment for pre-school. Toddler and grown-up delight in theme-based participation activities such as art, movement or motor development skills, all serving as tools to stimulate brain and language development, listening and social skills, as well as strengthening fine motor coordination and spatial awareness.
Playful class size is limited, so please sign up early.

Show Me for 2 & 3 year-olds meets THURSDAYS

Show Me
2 & 3 year-olds
meets THURDAYS
2 year-olds and 3 year-olds,
9:30am-10:15am

Toddlers and young preschoolers are discovering how to do so many things and they take great pride in all they can do! Through active engagement and play, children and their parent and/or
adult caregiver are presented with the opportunity to enjoy stories, songs, creative movement, drama and sensory
experiences organized around a weekly theme. Children will experience how to be part of a group with the comfort of a parent or adult nearby, taking turns and forming friendships, while growing socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically.

Dates
Click to register for 2 and 3 year-olds,
9:30am-10:15am 1/12-2/16.
Member $69, Non-Member $79

Click to register for 2 and 3 year-olds,
9:30am-10:15am 2/23-4/6.
Member $69, Non-Member $79

REFUND POLICY: Patrons who notify the museum at least 5 business days before a class begins that they are unable to attend the class are eligible for a 50% refund.

NO REFUNDS are given for cancellation less than 5 days before class begins. TWCM reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment at 4pm Friday before the class starts.

Little Picassos for 2 & 3 year-olds meets WEDNESDAYS

Little Picassos
2 & 3 year-olds
meets WEDNESDAYS
2 year-olds, 9:30am-10:00am
3 year-olds, 10:30am-11:15am

Twos and threes explore art as a learning experience and are more interested in “doing” art than making finished products. During the “process”, twos and threes discover their own independence, as well as delighting in the joy of exploring and creating. Using a variety of mediums to create mini masterpieces and stimulate artistic imaginations, toddler and grown-up share the “process” of art as a stimulus to engage discovery and becoming familiar with various art mediums, such as painting, collage, fiber art and building with clay while squishing, mixing, tearing and swirling. Leave the “messy” with us, but painting clothes are recommended.

WEDNESDAYS  Dates
Click to register for 2 year-olds,
9:30am-10:00am 1/11-2/15.
Member $69, Non-Member $79

Click to register for  2 year-olds,
9:30am-10:00am 2/22-4/5.
Member $69, Non-Member $79

Click to register for 3 year-olds,
10:30am-11:15am  1/11-2/15.
Member $69, Non-Member $79

Click to register for 3 year-olds,
10:30am-11:15am 2/22-4/5.
Member $69, Non-Member $79

Wear clothing that can get messy! You will meet with your teacher at the atrium on the first day of a class. (By the picnic table in front of the museum) You will receive an email the day before class.

REFUND POLICY: Patrons who notify the museum at least 5 business days before a class begins that they are unable to attend the class are eligible for a 50% refund.

NO REFUNDS are given for cancellation less than 5 days before class begins. TWCM reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment at 4pm Friday before the class starts.

Creative Workshops for 4 to 5 and 6 to 8 year-olds
Great for homeschool enthusiasts.
Got Science? for 4 to 5 year-olds meets TUESDAYS

Got Science?
Ages 4 to 5 year-olds
meets TUESDAYS
Tuesday 9:00am-11:00am
Now 8 classes per session

Curriculum is chosen to create a journey through the science spectrum of biology, chemistry, human anatomy, space and physics, while exploring physical and chemical properties of different elements, compounds and mixtures. Young scientists performing different slimy, fizzy and gooey experiments, discover answers to science questions like “Why does the moon keep following me?” while exploring our solar system, touching base with a few insects, dinosaurs and mammals and discovering all about “you.” This workshop is scheduled for two six-week sessions with new curriculum each eight-week session.

Dates
Click to register for 4 to 5 year-olds
9:00am-11:00am
1/10-2/28

Click to register for 4 to 5 year-olds
9:00am-11:00am 3/21-5/9

Member $109, Non-Member $119

REFUND POLICY: Patrons who notify the museum at least 5 business days before a class begins that they are unable to attend the class are eligible for a 50% refund.

NO REFUNDS are given for cancellation less than 5 days before class begins. TWCM reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment at 4pm Friday before the class starts.

Scientifically ARTrageous for Ages 6-8 year-olds meets TUESDAYS

Scientifically ARTrageous
Ages 6 to 8 year-olds
meets TUESDAYS
Tuesday 9:00am-11:00am
Now 8 classes per session

Combining the curiosity of science and the beauty of art, children will embrace an exciting opportunity to discover basic concepts of science through art experiences. Knowing that children love to explore, experiment and discover, the focus is to build on this natural curiosity while combining the beauty of art and the fascination of science. Children will share this journey discovering and exploring the combination of art processes with science hypothesis and outcomes.

This workshop is scheduled for two eight-week sessions with new curriculum each eight-week session.

Dates
Click to register for 6 to 8 year-olds
9:00am-11:00am 1/10-2/28

Click to register for 6 to 8 year-olds
9:00am-11:00am 3/21-5/9

Member $119, Non-Member $129

REFUND POLICY: Patrons who notify the museum at least 5 business days before a class begins that they are unable to attend the class are eligible for a 50% refund.

NO REFUNDS are given for cancellation less than 5 days before class begins. TWCM reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment at 4pm Friday before the class starts.

RobotiKs for 5 to 6 year-olds and 7 to 10 year-olds
Great for homeschool enthusiasts.
LEGO® Frenzy Meets Righteous Robotiks for 5 to 6 year-olds meets WEDNESDAYS

LEGO® Frenzy Meets Righteous Robotiks
5-6 year-olds
meets WEDNESDAYS

Aspiring engineers are introduced to the WeDo™ kits from LEGO® Education, building LEGO® models featuring working motors and sensors then programming their robot models to solve problems and create innovative projects. Children explore advanced concepts of building, such as balance within structures,ways of building structures and stability by building different models to help strengthen design development and problem-solving skills. While discovering energy, buoyancy and balance, children explore pulleys, levers, gears, wheels and axles by building simple models with LEGO® robotics pieces to satisfy a specific purpose, while exploring basic construction concepts, simple machines and how gears work. Curriculum is designed to develop skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Righteous!!!!!

WEDNESDAYS MORNINGS
9:00am-11:00am

Dates
Click to register for class 1/11-3/1
Click to register for class 3/22-5/10

Member $109, Non-Member $119

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WEDNESDAYS EVENINGS
4:15pm-5:45pm

Dates
Click to register for class 1/11-3/1
Click to register for class 3/22-5/10

Member $109, Non-Member $119

 

RobotiKs and Beyond for 7-10 year-olds meets THURSDAYS

RobotiKs and Beyond
Creating with technology
Ages 7-10 year-olds
meets THURSDAYS

Using the LEGO® Mindstorms® Education platform, EV3 introduces young engineers to the basic fundamentals of building and mechanical principles by engaging and motivating them to design, build and program their robots, using motors, sensors, gears, wheels, axles and various technical components. While gaining a better understanding of how technology can work in real-world applications, the EV3 curriculum develops creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.

Coding is done by dragging and dropping icons into a line to form commands, allowing students to create, build and then mechanically manipulate their “rover” with space themed missions and solutions.

The second session introduces young engineers to LEGO® Education SPIKE™ by combining colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch. This curriculum engages students through playful learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems, regardless of their learning level. From easy entry projects to limitless creative design possibilities, including the option to explore text-based coding with Python, SPIKE helps students discover the essential STEAM and 21st century skills needed to become the innovative minds of tomorrow… while having fun!

Thursdays MORNINGS
9:00am-11:00am

Click to register for class 1/12-3/2.
Click to register for class 3/23-5/11.

Member $152, Non-Member $162



Thursdays EVENINGS
4:15pm-6:15pm

Click to register for class 1/12-3/2.
Click to register for class 3/23-5/11.

Member $152, Non-Member $162

REFUND POLICY: Patrons who notify the museum at least 5 business days before a class begins that they are unable to attend the class are eligible for a 50% refund.

NO REFUNDS are given for cancellation less than 5 days before class begins. TWCM reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment at 4pm Friday before the class starts.

Spring BreaKation Workshops

Spring BreaKation
Wondercamp Workshops

Make the most of Spring Break by enrolling in our weeklong Wondercamp workshops scheduled for March 13-17. These engaging age-appropriate workshops are designed to build children’s interest and skills in areas ranging from visual arts and science to coding and robotics.

School children can spend their spring break this year immersed in moments of creativity and exploration. Spring Breakation is a week full of hands-on exploration and imaginative learning!

Discovery Workshops for 4 -5 year-olds meets 9:00am-noon Monday-Thursday and feature a different themed workshop each day. Creative Workshops takes place Monday – Fridays and offer 5-8 year-olds classes that range from art and science to robotics. This year we have added a special Creative Coding class for 7-10 year-olds.

Spring BreaKation helps families fill their children’s week away from school with enriching experiences they can enjoy in a safe, nurturing environment. Every activity is designed to inspire creative thinking, whether the focus is art or science.

Lunch Bunch 12:00pm-1:00pm. $25 per child for the week.

LUNCH BUNCH is offered for children who…
-are signed up for both morning and afternoon classes.
-attend morning classes but cannot be picked up at noon.
-attend afternoon classes but need to be dropped off before 1:00 p.m.
Children are to bring a sack lunch and a drink. 

To register for LUNCH BUNCH, please register your child(ren) for the desired workshop and indicate on the required form the number of children attending Lunch Bunch.

 

Spring BreaKation Wondercamp Workshops for 4 to 5 year-olds

Spring BreaKation
Wondercamp Workshops for 4-5 year-olds 
Monday 3/13 through Thursday 3/16

Especially designed for 4-5 year-olds, children explore new topics each day, presenting hands-on activities to excite and develop a young child’s imagination through dramatic play, squishing, sorting, mixing, swirling, collecting or building. Different themed workshop each day for 4 days.

Class meets Monday through Thursday.
9:00am-Noon
Dates 3/13-3/16 (4 workshops)
Members $119
Non-Members $129

Click to register for this class. 

Ocean Commotion
Monday 3/13
9:00am-Noon
Make wands and fairy wings while discovering facts about spring life in the garden. Create your very own Fairy Garden Terrarium to take home and enjoy.


Elves & Fairies in the Garden
Tuesday 3/14
9:00am-Noon
Make wands and fairy wings while discovering facts about spring life in the garden. Create your very own Fairy Garden Terrarium to take home and enjoy.


Art Explosion
Wednesday 3/15
9:00am-Noon
Get messy with a hands-on exploration of different art mediums. Use tempera, watercolor, acrylic, and pencil to recreate two classic works of art by known artists


Dino Detectives
Thursday 3/16
9:00am-Noon
Children become paleontologists  for a day as they study fossils, dinosaurs and geology. Children will study the Texas state dinosaur, sift for fossils, study the rock cycle and break their own geode.

 

Spring Breakation Creative Workshops for 5 to 8 year-olds

Spring BreaKation
Creative Workshops 5 to 8 year-olds
Monday 3/13 through Friday 3/17
Intended for children 5-8 years-old, these workshops are designed as an artistic exploration to provide triggers for creativity using various creative disciplines, to introduce and immerse in cultural discoveries and to experience basic construction and scientific reinforcement while creating opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment for positive social interactions. Classes meets Monday through Friday.

Scientifically ARTrageous
for 5-8 year-olds

Combining the curiosity of science and the beauty of art, children will embrace an exciting opportunity to discover basic concepts of science through art experiences. Knowing that children love to explore, experiment and discover, the focus is to build on this natural curiosity while combining the beauty of art and the fascination of science. Children will share this journey discovering and exploring the combination of art processes with science hypothesis and outcomes.
3/13-3/17
9am-Noon

Member $129  Non-Member $139
Click to register for this class.


LEGO® Frenzy Meets Righteous Robotiks
for 5-8 year-olds

Using creative thinking and problem- solving abilities, children design and build models with LEGO® pieces and kits to satisfy a specific purpose while exploring basic construction concepts, simple machines and how gears work. Curriculum is designed to develop skills in science, simple technology, engineering and mathematics. Robotiks is Righteous!!!!
3/13-3/17
1pm-4pm

Member $129  Non-Member $139
Click to register for this class.


Lights, Camera, Action
for 5-10 year-olds

Experience make-believe and
imagination as we peek into the world of Shakespeare in this interactive theatre arts workshop! Students will explore dancing, singing, theatre games, creating props and so much more! Lights, camera, action!!!!
3/13-3/17
1pm-4pm

Member $129  Non-Member $139
Click to register for this class.


Creative Coders
for 7-10 year-olds

This workshop introduces powerful learning tools for beginner coders. Art and technology merge with projects that include animation, games, interactive stories, bright visuals and drag and drop block-based coding, while providing opportunities for physical art projects to support digital concepts. Discovering fundamental coding conceptsbusing Scratch, a platform developed by MIT
Media Lab, children will enjoy thinking creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively, as they share their creation with each other. This workshop is a great stepping stone towards a path to advanced coding languages. This class engages in reading and typing, so children must be proficient in reading skills.
3/13-3/17
9am-Noon

Member $129  Non-Member $139
Click to register for this class.

 

$20 for 2 hours Saturday Workshops for 5 to 8 year-olds

$20 for 2 Second Saturday Workshops for 5 to 8 year-olds

Just TWENTY dollars for TWO hours presents a fast-paced, fun packed Saturday morning experience. Come join us for artful experiences that are sure to start the day out right. Dwell in the possibilities…

Lunar New Year
Saturday, January 7th,
10:00am-Noon

Experience the excitement of Lunar New Year creating lanterns, dancing dragons and discovering the lunar New Year symbol for the year in which you were born.

Mardi Gras Madness
Saturday, February 11th,
10:00am-Noon

Let the good times roll in traditional “Fat Tuesday” fashion creating your own Mardi Gras mask and make beads out of clay to string your own necklace with other embellishments.

Mask Mania
Saturday, April 8th,
10:00am-Noon

While discovering a brief cultural history of masks, children create a mask using clay or paper and assorted embellishments.

Click to register for these classes.