South Street Seaport Museum announces miniMATES Program for toddlers and pre-schoolers

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    January 21, 2016 – March 25, 2016 all-day
    South Street Seaport
    Seaport Plaza, New York, NY 10038

    South Street Seaport Museum


    miniMATES Program

    for toddlers and pre-schoolers

    Winter Session Dates:

    Thursdays, January 21 – March 24, 2016
    Fridays, January 22 – March 25, 2016

    The South Street Seaport Museum begins a new Winter Session of the miniMATES program. Sessions will be held on Thursdays and Fridays from January 21 – March 25, 2016. Classes are limited to 12 students per class. Families may sign up for Thursdays and/or Fridays. This program, aimed at children ages 18 months to 4 years and their parents or caregivers, is designed to encourage adults to engage in fun and educational activities with their children while guided by a Museum Educator. Music, art-making, sensory play, story time, and more! The Thursday program, “Seaport Sillies” is more exploratory while the Friday program “Seaport Junior Adventurers” is more theme-based. The family program will take place from 10am – 11:15am. The cost is $250 for the session, with a 10% discount for additional children from the same family.  Family-level membership holders receive an additional $25 off total enrollment.

    To reserve space for your child, visit, email [email protected] or call (212) 748-8753.

    An Open House will be held on Thursday, January 14 and Friday, January 15 from 10 am – noon so interested families can stop by to see the space, meet the teachers, and ask questions about the program. Returning families can stop by to say hello and reconnect.

    A typical miniMATES session lasts an hour and fifteen minutes and includes unstructured play time, music-making, hands-on learning activities, art-making, reading, and snack time. The class size is intimate, fast friendships form among participants, and once families join, they keep coming back! If you join the miniMATES program, you’ll become part of a close-knit group of friends who learn and grow together, and you’ll also develop a stronger connection to the local community. The miniMATES program meets on a regular basis, and the program operates year round. New families can join at any time. We hope you’ll decide to come aboard!