- Pre K to 2nd Grade
Pre K to 2nd Grade
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- Historic Brattonsville
- Museum of York County - Tours
- Museum of York County - Settlemyre Planetarium
- Museum of York County - Classes
- Main Street Children's Museum
Early to Rise
Rise and shine! Wake up to sounds of farm animals, the smell of breakfast in the brick kitchen, washing up in the house, and daily chores on the plantation. This is a great opportunity for children to engage with the 1840s plantation by being a part of the morning routine.
Length: 50 minutes, Maximum Attendance: 80 students
$5 per student
Standards:SC Social Studies Standards: K-4.1; K-4.4; 1-1.4; 2-1.4 NC Social Studies Essential Standards: 1.H.1.1; 2.G.2.1
Museum of York County - Tours
Animal Adventure Tour
Preschool - 2nd Grade
This tour is specially designed to introduce our younger visitors to the Museum and its natural history collection. Children will journey on an animal adventure from their own backyard to continents beyond North America.
Standards:SC Science: K-2.2; K.-2.3; K-2.4; K-2.5; K-3.1; K-3.2; K-4.3; 1-1.1; 1-1.3; 2-2.2; 2-2.3; 2-2.4; 2-2.5 SC STEM Standards: K.P.1A.3 NC Standards: K.P.1.1; K.P. 1.2; K.L.1.1; K.L.1.2; 1.L.1.1; 2.L.1.2; 2.L.2.1; 2.L.2.2;
The Sun’s Family
Circling, bending and tilting, children will become rocky midgets or gas giants of the Solar System as they revolve around the Sun. This kinesthetic program introduces or reviews the basic properties of the Solar System. Students are requested to wear socks for participation in this program.
Classes can be tailored to meet the needs of other grade levels. Group general admission is $3 per student, $5 per adults. To add a class or guided tour, $1 per student. Classes only, $2 per person.
Standards:SC Science: K-1.1, K-2.1, K-5.1, K-5.2, 1-1.1, 1-2.1, 1-3.1, 1-3.2, 1-4.1, 1-5.1, 2-4.1 \\\\\\\\SC Social Studies: K-4.2 SC STEM Standards: 4.E.3A.1; 4.E.3B.2; NC Standards: 1.E.1.1; 1.E.1.2; 3.E.1.1; 3.E.1.2;
Museum of York County - Settlemyre Planetarium
One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
Preschool-Kindgergarten; first semester 1st graders
Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon. Appropriate for younger visitors. The program introduces basic science concepts to young children with the loveable Sesame Street characters that they know and trust.
Standards:SC Standards: Science K-1.3, K-5.1, 1-3.1, 1-3.2, 1-3.3, 1-5.1; Social Studies K-1.4, 1-1.2 NC Standards: K.P.1.1, 1.E.1.1, 1.C.1.1
Moles: What is Out There?
A young mole named Plato is fascinated by the light that penetrates the entrance to his home. Sometimes it is lit; sometimes it is off... Why could that be? Our young friend is desperate to see what is out there in the outside world and one day he finally gets to see it all. Plato discovers day and night, the sun and the moon, and the stars.
Standards:SC Standards: Science K-1.3, 1-3.1, 1-3.2, 1-3.3, 1-3.4, 1-5.1 NC Standards: K.E.1-1, 1.E.1.1, 1.E.1.2
Perfect Little Planet
1st – 5th grades
Imagine the ultimate space vacation! What if you could travel the galaxy to find that ideal place? Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms at Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? This is the solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.
Standards:SC Standards: Science 1-3.2, 1-4.1, 2-1.4, 2-4.1, 3-1.1, 3-1.2, 3-4.1, 4-3.1, 4-3.2, 8-4.1, 8-4.2 NC Standards: 3.P.2.2, 3.E.1.1, 6.E.1.2
Museum of York County - Classes
Do Animals Wear Clothes?
Do animals wear clothes? No, but in this program students will learn about the appearance, texture, and function of the outer coverings of various animals. A variety of skins, feathers, and animal mounts will illustrate the importance of mammal, reptile and bird skin as an adaptation for survival.
Standards:SC Science: K-2.1, K-2.4, 1-1.1, 2-2.1, 2-2.2, 3-1.1, 3-2.1, 3-2.2, 3-2.3, 4-2.1, 4-2.2, 4-2.3, 4-2.4, 5-2.2, 5-2.4, 6-3.1, 6-3.3, 6-3.4, 6-3.5; SC STEM Standards: K.L.2A.6; 2.L.5A.1; 2.L.5A.2; 2.L.5B.2 NC Standards: K.P.2.1; K.L.1.1; K.L.1.2; 2.L.2.
In Sheep's Clothing
Historic Brattonsville is home to a flock of heritage breed Gulf Coast Sheep. Using their wool, a costumed interpreter will lead your students through the many processes from raw wool to finished product. (Available in January & February)
Standards:SC Social Studies Standards: 2-1.4; 3-4.1 NC Social Studies Essential Standards: 2.G.2.1; 1.G.2.2
Main Street Children's Museum
In the Woods
3 – 5 years old
What animals will we find in the forest today? In the Woods features woodland stories, movement, music, and arts and crafts. Students might track animals through the museum, sing songs around the campfire, or make their own animal track art. After the program ends, students can continue their forest adventure by exploring the museum with their group.
Please call to schedule.
Kings, Queens and Dragons
3 – 5 years old
Get ready to journey to a kingdom far away! Kings, Queens and Dragons takes students on an imaginary adventure that features magical stories, arts and crafts, music and movement. Activities may include creating a shield or crown, story time, or playing shakers and bells for the kings and queens. Students are encouraged to continue their magical experience after the program ends by dressing up as a knight or princess and exploring the museum.
Please call to schedule.