Education & Community

Terrific Turtles

Bring the kids over to meet cool live turtles, native to Minnesota and nearby habitats. Interact with snapping turtles, painted turtles and more! Turtles brought to you by Emily of Snake Discovery.

Pretend to be a turtle and make a turtle craft.

Pre-pay $5/person. Read more about Terrific Turtles

Autumn Art in Nature

Learn basic shapes, drawing and shading techniques inside, then bring your sketch notebook outdoors to capture autumn’s splendor. Bring your favorite sketchbook, drawing pencils, kneaded erasers or pastels. Dress for the weather and wear shoes suitable for hiking!  Lawn chairs recommended!

Fee $10.00 per person, register by Oct 2.  Read more about Autumn Art in Nature

Nature Center Turns 40!

Help us Celebrate FORTY years on Green Heron Pond! Bring the whole family to enjoy all the festivities including folk music, crafts, games, cake, face-painting and tastes of freshly pressed apple juice all while enjoying a shadow puppet show “Waterways and Otterways “ by artist Kat Corrigan and her puppeteer family. Walk the history trail to discover 40 fascinating facts from the nature center’s history. View historic photos thru retro viewers- fun for all- add your reminisces to the history storyboard!

Free! Drop-in. Activity #16534. Read more about Nature Center Turns 40!

Enrollment Open House

It's Back to School time at Growing Explorers Learning Center! Join us for our Enrollment Open House on Wednesday, August 28th from 4:30-6:30pm.

We offer a play-based learning curriculum that stimulates the natural curiosity in each child and helps them develop a love of learning. Our programs create safe and loving learning environments where children grow in all areas of development: social, emotional, cognitive, and physical. Read more about Enrollment Open House

Rasaboxes: Directing Master Class

Rasaboxes: Tuesday, October 15, 6-8:30 PM, Ages 16+, $99 (early bird special $79, ends on September 1st 2019)

Curious about this contemporary directing technique? This class is geared toward experienced directors who would like to add new techniques to their tool kit. Actors who are curious about Rasaboxes are also welcome to come and explore. Taught by Kristin N. Fox, MFA in the Merrill Black Box Theater. Read more about Rasaboxes: Directing Master Class

MEA Arts Sampler Camp

MEA Arts Sampler Camp: October 17-18, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM, Grades 1-6, $169 

Looking for high quality education for your kids that exercises their creativity? Send them to MAC’s multidisciplinary arts camp! It’s a great opportunity for them to test out a wide variety of arts disciplines with skilled, experienced teaching artists. Offer your kids a chance to check out new skills in music, dance, visual art, and acting. Aftercare available!

  Read more about MEA Arts Sampler Camp

Tap for Musical Theater Classes

Tap Classes for Adults (Ages 16+):

Tap for Musical Theater: Thursdays September 5-October 10, 8:15-9:15 PM, $96

Attn: Cross-trainers! If you’re looking for a great workout that doesn’t seem like a workout, come tap with MAC!  This class is for people who have taken some tap in the past and have a basic vocabulary. Beginners/Early Intermediates who are interested in putting their skills to use are welcome here. Brush up on your steps through combination work. Read more about Tap for Musical Theater Classes

Intro to Tap Dance Classes

Tap Classes for Adults (Ages 16+):

Intro to Tap: Thursdays, September 5-October 10, 7-8  PM, $96

Zumba not doing it for you? Take a tap class and sweat without realizing it! For the true beginner! Break down the pieces of tap dance at an easy pace and start to put together some of the basics. Read more about Intro to Tap Dance Classes

MEA Arts Sampler Camp

October 17-18, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM, Grades 1-6

Looking for high quality education for your kids that exercises their creativity? Send them to MAC’s multidisciplinary arts camp! It’s a great opportunity for them to test out a wide variety of arts disciplines with skilled, experienced teaching artists. Offer your kids a chance to check out new skills in music, dance, visual art, and acting. Aftercare available! Read more about MEA Arts Sampler Camp

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