Prairie Preschool

Explorers Program

Tuesdays from 9am - 10am or 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us each week as we uncover the wonders of the natural prairie of Colorado.  Each week provides a unique
learning opportunity, which will engage you and your child in investigations to stimulate curiosity, problem-solving and
a love of the natural world.  Your child (2-5 years) must be accompanied by an adult as programs are catered to families
working together to explore nature.

Reservations are recommended.  $5 / member; $6 / non-member.
***Value Packages are available--please ask us.***

April: Cooking

It takes time and work to create delicious meals and snacks.  This month your little one will practice different cooking techniques as we explore different ways to cook on the prairie including cooking on a wood stove, and a campfire. 

April 1: Peeling

April 8: Mixing 

April 15: Grating 

April 22: Measuring 

April 29: Rolling

May: Eco-Artists

Does your little one like to paint, or create masterpieces?  This month we will be inspired by the prairie as we experiment with different mediums of art.  Each week your young learner will learn new ways to create life-long artistic treasures.

May 6: Paint 

May 13: Clay 

May 20: Fabric

May 27: Ephemeral art 


Preschool Expeditions

Expeditions are a wonderful opportunity for you and your young learner to join in a building curriculum for six weeks.  Throughout the six weeks, learning experiences build on existing knowledge, and the program provides a more in-depth perspective on the planned topic.  Check back regularly for updated Expedition topics.


Field Trips for Preschool Groups

If you are a preschool teacher or group leader, you can bring your students to Plains Center for a wonderful, hands-on field trip. Please see our School & Youth Groups page for more information.


Comments & Feedback

What do you think about the Prairie Preschool Program?  Please email me with any comments you have.  I would love to hear about the things your child liked or disliked.  We are always looking for ways to make the program better, so any suggestions are welcome.  Email me at or call Adrienne at 303-693-3621.




Visit the Center

We welcome drop-in visitors
Monday – Saturday year-round.
Monday - Saturday 8 am - 4 pm
no admission fee.