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Preschoolers at the Waterworks Summer Series

Thu Jun 20, 2019
Free (Suggested Donation- $3)

Toddlers are invited to explore water and the waterworks in fun, new ways this summer. Each session includes storytime, an activity, and a take-home craft.


June 20th: All About Water

Book: Water, by John Hutton

Activity: Explore which objects float or sink and make mini “Lava Lamps” with oil and water.

June 27th: Water and the Three States of Matter

Book: Change It! Solids, Liquids, Gases and You, by Adrienne Mason

Activity: Learn about the three states of matter with games and ice painting.

July 4th


July 11th: How Does Water get to my Home?

Book: A Raindrop’s Journey, by Suzanne Slade

Activity: Take on the role of a rain drop, learning about the water cycle and journeying through a waterworks jungle gym then explore waterworks maps.

July 18th: Saving Water

Book: Why Should I Save Water? by Jen Green

Activity: Learn about how much water might be wasted or saved through a game about  daily routines. Then decorate planters as a special place to dump excess water.

July 25th: Working Against Water Pollution

Book: Not for me, please! I choose to act green, by Maria Godsey

Activity: Learn about ways to help the earth and surface water by cleaning up a pretend pond. Then make happy fish to swim in it.

August 1st: What's an Engineer?

Book: Rosie Revere, Engineer, by Andrea Beaty

Activity: Learn about engineers and explore different simple machines around the museum. Then build a machine that can roll down a ramp.    

August 8th: Animals Around the Reservoir

Book: Just Ducks! by Nicola Davies

Activity: We will get to know our animal neighbors around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir with a nature scavenger hunt. Then, we will make animal masks.

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02467
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