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April 27, 2021

Free Learning Series, “Little Kids, Big World,” Featured at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

BISMARCK, N.D. – Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to the free interactive learning series, “Little Kids, Big World,” at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. These interactive 30-minute programs introduce children to North Dakota’s fascinating history. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

"Little Kids, Big World" classes are offered in a large public space with social distancing considerations. Each child is provided with their own supplies. The programs are Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Children and their parents or guardians are asked to meet at the east entrance information desk.

May 1 "Parachutes." Did you know that people use parachutes to jump out of airplanes? Create your own parachute and watch it drop.

May 8 "Time for Shadow Art," 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Discover how to tell time by looking at your shadow. Then learn more about shadows and make shadow art.

May 9 "Happy Mother’s Day!" Celebrate mothers and grandmothers by creating a gift that will make them smile.

May 15 "Ready, Set, Liftoff!" 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Did you know we have a spacesuit in our museum? Join us to see a piece of history and make a rocket.

May 22 "Amazing Dinosaurs." Learn about these extraordinary animals and create a dinosaur lantern for your room.

May 23 "USS North Dakota." Look at artifacts from the ship named USS North Dakota, which was first launched in 1908. Then make a boat and discover what it takes to keep it afloat.

May 28 "Prehistoric Life." Prehistoric life is an important part of North Dakota history. Uncover icy dinosaurs while learning about the creatures that once lived on this land. Preregistration is required.

May 29 "Dinosaur Hunt." We are going on a dinosaur hunt! Hunt for dinosaurs outdoors on the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum grounds.

Follow us on Facebook for upcoming dates and topics. "Little Kids, Big World" is led by Sarah Fox, who has teaching endorsements in STEM 1-8, middle school 5-8, and kindergarten, and has taught for more than 10 years.

For more information, contact Erik Holland, curator of education, at 701.328.2792. For a listing of programs sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota, go to


Erik Holland, 701.328.2792

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