Lil' Explorers

Help foster that sense of wonder in your preschooler (ages 3-6) with our Lil’ Explorers program at the Lussier Family Heritage Center. These FREE programs will provide a space for young kids to engage with their outdoor environment. We offer two different Lil' Explorers programs:

Outdoor Adventure
Your preschooler loves to get their hands into everything, run around, and explore! Come help foster that sense of wonder with our Lil’ Explorers program! This program provides a space for young kids to engage with their outdoor environment. Throughout our programs we will use our five senses, be active in the outdoors, learn how to work together, and so much more!

Story Time
Join us every Tuesday for a story and activity based on the wonders of our natural world! We will rotate between books in English and Spanish so check our event calendar for the story language you are interested in. Stories on will be read underneath the Heritage Oak Tree in front of our facility. After the story an activity or craft will follow! This is a free program. Stories will be read by Madison Public Library staff and the DreamBus will be at all events so your child can check out books to take home! 

*Please bring a blanket or chairs to enjoy the story under the tree each week! 


*This event may be weather dependent. Please come prepared with your child dressed appropriately to spend at least an hour continuously outside, as well as bringing water and a snack.

**If this event needs to be cancelled due to extreme weather you will be contacted through your provided email through sign-up by the night before. Cancellation will also be posted on our website by an hour before the program.

All of our Lil’ Explorers programs follow the National American Association for Environmental Education guidelines for excellence for early childhood education. This includes research and overview done by organizations and individuals across the country. These guidelines include recommendations on developing programs that encompass tools and goals to encourage the growth of youth, particularly ages 3-6 years, toward becoming “environmentally responsive youth and adults” (Simmons et al, 2016)