Additional Programs

Registration for Winter Children and Family programs opens December 1. Spring registration opens February 16.
Click HERE to register, unless a link is provided below.

Did you know that your EBT card can be used to access membership and programs at the Hitchcock Center?
Learn more about the EBT Card to Culture Program.

Non-refundable within a week of the program, all refunds incur a 10% administrative fee. 

Girl Scout Program: Engineer for a Day at the Hitchcock Center!
with Katie Koerten
Saturday, January 20, 2018 (snow date: Sunday, January 21)
10:00am-12:30pm or 1:30-4:00pm
Age level: Brownie & Junior
$12 per girl, troop leaders/adults are free
Register here

The Hitchcock Center’s new “Living” Building, is designed to mimic nature! Come interact with the features that make this building among the “greenest” buildings in the world. Educator Katie Koerten will show us the ins and outs of this fascinating building in an interactive, hands-on program that includes a tour, a scavenger hunt, and an engineering design challenge! Troops and individual girls welcome to this Girl Scout program. Bring a snack and clothes for the weather. This is primarily an indoor program but we will go outside briefly. Space is limited.

January Curriculum Day
(No school for Amherst schools)
Monday, January 22
8:30am-3:00pm
Ages 6-9, Grades 1-3
$60 members/ $70 nonmembers
Limited to 10 participants.

Winter Vacation Camp
Ages 6-10, Grades K-5
Monday through Friday, February 19-23
Members: $60 per day/Non-members: $70 per day

Spend your days off from school learning and playing outside at the Hitchcock Center! We’ll explore topics in winter ecology while playing games, making crafts and spending time with our live animals. Sign up for as many days as you wish. Online registration opens December 10. Space is limited to 15 participants per age group.

March Curriculum Day
(No school for Amherst schools)
Friday, March 9
8:30am-3:00pm
Ages 6-9, Grades 1-3
$60 members/ $70 nonmembers
Limited to 10 participants.

Good Friday at the Hitchcock Center
(No school for Amherst schools)
Friday, March 30
8:30am-3:00pm
Ages 6-9, Grades 1-3
$60 members/ $70 nonmembers
Limited to 10 participants.

Girl Scout Program: Who Lives in a Vernal Pool?
with Katie Koerten
March 31, 2018
10:00am-12:30pm or 1:30-4:00pm
Age level: Brownie & Junior
$12 per girl, troop leaders/adults are free
Register here

Did you know vernal pools only last a few months before drying up for the summer? The fascinating animals that live there have to be adapted to survive in these temporary conditions. Come investigate who lives in a vernal pool by collecting creatures and looking at them up close! Bring a snack and clothes for the weather, especially waterproof footwear such as rain boots. Waterproof boots are a must! Space is limited.

Spring Vacation Camp

Ages 6-10, Grades K-5
Monday through Friday, April 16-20
Members: $60 per day/Non-members: $70 per day

Spend your days off from school learning and playing outside at the Hitchcock Center! We’ll explore topics in spring ecology while playing games, making crafts and spending time with our live animals. Sign up for as many days as you wish. Online registration opens January 14.

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