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Early Elementary(Kindergarten-Grade 2)

Learn with Wave Hill

Engage your class in a unique adventure at Wave Hill, during which we will venture through, and learn from, the natural world! Skilled educators work individually with each class to provide rich experiences for all.

Time of programs: 10-11:30AM
Maximum class size: 30 students
Program fee: $150; 20% discount for Title I schools

Select programs are available in your classroom during the winter. These one-hour programs include hands-on inquiry, object exploration and an interactive art component for $120 per program (20% discount for Title I schools).

Special Needs: All programs can be adapted to suit the particular learning styles of your students. Please communicate your class’s needs upon booking so that we may provide the most engaging program possible.


All groups require a reservation in advance. To make a reservation, contact:

Update on Spring 2021

Currently, we are only offering virtual programs this spring, but we hope to be able to offer in-person programs again soon! Check here for updates or contact us to be added to our email list for announcements. See our Virtual Field Trip offerings to make a reservation for an educator-led virtual program.

Avian Adventures

Seasons offered: Fall, Spring and Summer at Wave Hill; Winter (one hour in your classroom)

In this lively program, students go bird-watching, using binoculars to closely observe birds. They investigate feathers, feet and skulls to discover how different adaptations help birds thrive in their special niches. A hands-on art project reinforces the experience of this avian adventure.

Seeds We Need

Seasons offered: Fall, Spring and Summer at Wave Hill; Winter (one hour in your classroom)

Students are introduced to seeds, why they are important and what they need to grow, using interactive songs and stories. A walk through the grounds invites investigation of the many different shapes and sizes of seeds and the plants they come from. As a culminating activity, students use seeds to make their own mosaic artwork.

Totally Trees

Seasons offered: Fall, Spring and Summer at Wave Hill; Winter (one hour in your classroom)

Wave Hill boasts a collection of extraordinary, stately and very old trees. Through observation and inquiry, students are introduced to some of Wave Hill’s most treasured specimens. They discover how trees grow by exploring a tree’s parts and the role each part plays in a tree’s life cycle. With trees as their inspiration, students create their own unique design projects.

Walk for the Senses

Seasons offered: Fall, Spring and Summer at Wave Hill

We experience the natural world with the tools we have at hand—our senses. This program is a feast for the senses as we tour the grounds, discovering new sights, sounds, smells and textures. Students exercise these different senses by creating scented sachets, exploring plants with their magnifying glasses and more.

Self-Guided Nature Walk

Seasons offered: Fall, Spring and Summer at Wave Hill
$40 per class; 20% discount for Title I schools

Guide your class on an independent exploration of Wave Hill's gardens and grounds. Prepare for your visit by downloading the attached PDF, which offers guidelines and two activities for your class to enjoy.