Preschool Nature Awareness Programs

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Educational Programs for Preschoolers

Our JCPRD Park Police Officers and Ernie Miller Nature Center Naturalists teach a variety of fun environmental education programs for preschoolers.

  • Designed for preschoolers ages 3 - 5 years of age
  • Programs are approx. 30 minutes
  • Program maximum is 20 students. 
  • Special arrangements for classes up to 25, with a $2 charge per additional child
  • Availability is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Programs with live animals can be conducted in Kansas only.

Programs we offer are listed below but can also be found with full descriptions in our Preschool Nature Awareness Programs flyer.

Educational Programs Throughout the Year

Year Round

  • Animal Tales
  • Kids & Critters
  • Shiny Scales & Slippery Tails
  • Ladybugs & Flutterbies
  • Animal Action
  • Sun and Shadows

Fall Programs

  • Creepy Critters
  • Johnny Appleseed
  • Let’s Talk Turkey

Winter Programs

  • Winter Wildlife
  • Teddy Bear Surprise
  • A Visit From Santa Claus

Pricing

Programs Held at Your Location

Live animal programs conducted in Kansas only.

  • $53 first program, resident
  • $58 first program non-resident
  • $38 consecutive program, resident
  • $42 consecutive program, non-resident

Programs Held at Ernie Miller Nature Center 

  • $38 each program, resident
  • $42 each program, non-resident

Our Preschool Programs full descriptions can be reviewed in our Preschool Nature Awareness Programs flyer.


Additional Details

  • Designed for preschoolers ages 3 - 5 years of age
  • Programs are approx. 30 minutes
  • Program maximum is 20 students. 
  • Special arrangements for classes up to 25, with a $2 charge per additional child
  • Availability is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Programs with live animals can be conducted in Kansas only.
  • $15 travel fee outside of Johnson County
  • Prices listed apply to all programs except A Visit From Santa.
  • All prices subject to change.

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Holiday Cheer for Our Little Ones

Yes! Santa will make a special visit to spread holiday cheer to you and all of your friends and family! On his visit, Santa will either share a Christmas story about a mouse, or he will talk about the winter habits of his furry and feathered friends. Either way, jolly ol’ St. Nic will help preschoolers construct a craft and will listen to each child’s Christmas wishes. Each visit is a fun holiday experience for all! 


Pricing

Program held at your location:

  • $59 first program, resident
  • $64 first program, non-resident
  • $45 consecutive programs, resident
  • $50 consecutive programs, non-resident.

Programs held at Ernie Miller Nature Center:

  • $45 per program, resident
  • $50 per program, non-resident


Additional Details

  • Designed for preschoolers ages 3 - 5 years of age
  • Programs are approx. 45 minutes
  • Program maximum is 25 students.
  • Availability is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Programs with live animals can be conducted in Kansas only.
  • $15 travel fee outside of Johnson County
  • All prices subject to change.