Spring 2020

TALC generally runs from the second week of September through the second week in December in the Fall. Hours are Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We take holiday breaks according to the Chatham School District calendar.

Thinking of joining us?

Find out if TALC is a good fit for your family. Contact our registration coordinator for more details.

Registration begins: 
Monday, January 20, 2020
Registration deadline: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Classes begin: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Last day of classes: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Class submission deadline: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Current Fieldtrip Offerings

Trip Date & Time
Henry Hudson Planetarium

Children's Star Sighting - 11amInteractive program exploring the stars, planets, and constellations in the night sky, tailored for children aged 3-7 and their families. Each child will receive a make at home sky wheel which will help them identify the constellations from their own backyard.  $3 all seatsAlbany Star Sighting - 1pmInteractive program encourages the casual stargazer to take a closer look at the ever changing night sky and to become more familiar with the constellations and their stories. Geared for skywatchers ages 8 and above. $3 all seats.


Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Sq

Albany, NY 12207

Phone: (518) 434-0405


Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 11:00am
Old Sturbridge Village Field Trip

We are scheduled to visit Old Sturbridge Village on Friday, April 24, at 11 am.  In addition to self guided exploration of Old Sturbridge Village, students will participate in a hands-on workshop in their Museum Education Center. Students will participate in a 50-minute workshop focused on printing to allow them to try out an activity they’ll see costumed historians doing in the Village. Through inquiry and analysis, students make connections and comparisons to life today.

Recommended for 1st through 12th grades. Minimum of 10 students.

Ages 3 and under are free.  The program is geared for 1st grade and up, but ages 4 and up are $15 each.



I need to give them our final numbers in February, so I will collect the money at that point.  We need a total fee of at least $150.  In the event that we aren't able to meet that minimum, the trip will be cancelled and all payments will be refunded.  If we do meet the minimum, then I can't refund any fees once I have given them our final numbers.

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Bronx Zoo Trip

As an alternative to the Planetarium for folks that would rather be outside, we will go to the Bronx Zoo. It is free all day on Wednesdays and is fun and relaxing for the little ones. For a small fee, you can get into all the special attrations as well. We had a lot of fun last time. Meet by the Bronx River gate at 10am. Or we can meet up when you can make it. I suggest bringing a lunch and drinks because food is very expensive there. Hats are a good idea.

  • FREE admission
  • $17 to park car (We can also carpool to save on parking...)
  • Approx $6/each special attrations (Bug Carousel, Butterfly Garden, Children's Zoo, Congo Gorilla Forest, JungleWorld, Wild Asia Monorail, and Zoo Shuttle)
  • Approx $21 for optional "Total Experience" tickets for all of the above attractions
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:30pm
Worlds Beyond Earth @ Hayden Planetarium

The last 2 years we have taken a field trip to the Bronx Zoo on the Wednesday after the last TALC. This year we are going to the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium in NYC! This is an amazing museum its so big it would take multiple days to see it all. We will be seeing the planetarium's new show "Worlds Beyond Earth" together and then we can split off into groups to see different parts of the museum from dinosaurs to Native Americans, to meteorites, to the 94 foot long blue whale. This museum is a must-see for children and adults of all ages!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:00am