Winter Creative Workshops for Children

Mothers and children work on creative projects in a Vanderbilt Museum workshop
Vanderbilt Museum photo

Children in grades Pre-K through 3 can learn, create and have fun in February school-break workshops offered by the Learning Center at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. The Center is located on the Museum grounds at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721.

Parents can sign up for sessions that run Monday-Friday, February 18-22.

Advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 631-854-5539.

All workshops run 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Fee: $20 / $18 members.

Grades K-3

February 18


Learn about the Vanderbilt family, make interesting observations about the portraits in the collections, and create a self-portrait.

February 19

Ancient Egypt and Rattle Instrument

Travel back to ancient Egypt and make an instrument.

February 20

Deep Blue Sea and Mixed Media Collage

Do sharks have skeletons?  Are sea stars fish?  Compare fish and mammals, examine teeth and baleen, and create art using a variety of materials and techniques.

February 21

Big Cats and Mask

Explore the wildlife dioramas, touch teeth and claws, and make a mask of your favorite big cat in the collection.

Preschool Workshop – Ages 3 and 4 with Adult

February 22

Polar Animals and Repurposed Water Bottle Art

Explore the wildlife dioramas, learn how animals adapt to less light, and make a snow globe.

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