Children's Programs


For Our Grade-Specific Educational School Programs Visit:
Secondary School Grades 9-12
Create & Explore Grades 3-8
Civic Mindedness Grades 5-12
See & Touch K-2

Year-round programs

Each of the programs below includes a guided tour of the Walt Whitman Birthplace. Scouts may apply the following programs toward earning badges from either Nassau County or Suffolk County Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Dr. Kelly Ronayne, 631-427-5240 ext. 113 or educator@waltwhitman.org

Masterpiece Virtual Children's Parties

How was Vincent van Gogh inspired by Walt Whitman? Children can join an interactive art party while learning the answer to this question and more!

WWBA is delighted to now offer Children’s Educational Art Classes virtually! Children can now connect with each other at home for Birthdays, Girl/Boy Scout meetings and other celebrations through Zoom. Children will learn the history and inspirations of one chosen artist: Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Mattise, or Georgia O’Keefe. They will also create their own artwork guided by an experienced art & history teacher. This interactive virtual class allows children to see each other and stay connected while enjoying a fun activity together. At the end of the class, students will show off their artwork on video and take a “group photo” virtual style! They can sing happy birthday together or individually say hi to all their friends. The classes have a minimum of 10 and maximum of 30 students in a group and are customized to your event. Parents & Grandparents are welcome to watch. This is a wonderful, memorable way for children to be interactive outside of school, learn history, and create their own masterpieces together!

$75 per group, supplies not included. Email Dr. Kelly Ronayne Educator@WaltWhitman.org for more information and to book a fun day for your child and their friends!

Now available via Zoom! 30 person limit, $75.

Victorian Tea Party

Join the party! This fun and informative program includes role-playing while teaching social skills, self-esteem and confidence. Children learn dining manners during their snack of iced tea or apple juice and a delicious baked item. They practice table setting and make their own place cards. This program is well-suited for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadet Girl Scouts

$20/youth participant (minimum fee $100)

2 Troop Leaders Admitted Free
Estimated time: 1 ½ hours


 Poetry Daze

Meet a published poet!  Discuss how a poet finds inspiration to write a poem.  All are encouraged to let their imagination and creativity soar through actually writing poetry and sharing it with the group.  Participants will have fun while building awareness of language and enhancing their comprehension skills. This program is well-suited for Junior/Ambassador Girl Scouts

$10/youth participant (minimum fee $100)
Estimated time: 1 ½ hours

Group Tour

With a knowledgeable interpreter, tour an authentically furnished 19th century farmhouse, Walt Whitman Birthplace, home of America’s greatest poet. See the room in which he was born. In the Interpretive Center, view the exhibits and hear a recording of Walt’s voice reading his poem, America.

$5/person
Estimated time: 1 ½ hours

 

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