CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the complete 2012-2013 Discovery Tours booklet .
To schedule a tour at the Museum or at your venue, please call 302-658-9111, ext. 305.
Discovery Tours at the Museum
The Delaware Museum of Natural History is an enriching field trip destination that will excite and inform your class about the natural world. Students will experience new learning opportunities through special guided tours and engaging exhibits. Habitats, adaptations, biodiversity, and fossils are ongoing themes in our programs, which are designed to meet Delaware State Science Standards and Science Curriculum Units.
Tours for Pre-K through 1st Grade:
Animals Make Sense (Five Senses)
Seasons of Splendor
Under the Sea
Meet the Dinosaurs
For the Birds
Build a Bug
Tours for 2nd through 5th Grade:
Bizarre Beasts (Animal adaptations)
Deserts Around the World
Underwater Appetites (Food chains)
Birds of the World
Looking for something else? We can often work with you to custom-develop programs to meet your specific goals, including age groups beyond 5th grade. For information about special tours related to our temporary exhibits or natural history related subjects you are covering in your classroom, please contact Julie Steinhauer at email@example.com or 302-658-9111, ext. 305.
Discovery Tours at Your Doorstep
If you can’t come to the Museum, we’ll bring the Museum to you! We offer educational outreach programs for schools, community organizations, libraries, daycares, and other organizations. Museum educators bring samples from our mollusk, bird, insect, reptile, and mammal collections to your venue. These Discovery Tours at Your Doorstep encompass a variety of natural history themes and concepts for groups of all ages:
Animals A to Z
For the Birds
Slither, Crawl, and Hop!
Under the Sea
Whoo's Out There?
For more information, please contact Education Manager Mariah Romaninsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-658-9111, ext. 322.
Puppets Talking Science is the newest Discovery at Your Doorstep offering from the Delaware Museum
of Natural History. Using a hands-on approach, our trained puppeteers teach children about the
wonders of the natural world and bolster their creativity. Each program consists of a puppet show, museum specimens, and live animals that complement the theme:
Taking Care of Our Earth – Meet some backyard animals that know the importance of keeping
our home clean.
Frog Stomp - Local or exotic, frogs have some really cool ways to blend in with their surroundings.
Galapagos Comings and Goings – Travel to these beautiful islands with some of the world’s
oldest animals: tortoises!
Who is My Mommy? – A baby T. rex has lost her mommy and needs your help finding her!
Undersea Adventures – Journey through the ocean depths and meet some new friends along
Wake up, Mr. Bear! - Learn about the many ways animals survive the long, cold winter months.
A Dry, Dry Day - Meet a bunch of new friends with amazing and unusual desert adaptations.
Super Powers! – Go on a quest to understand what makes nocturnal critters uniquely adapted to
The price for a one-hour program is $125. Maximum attendance is 30 children per program.
Please call for special library pricing.
Endangered Species Assembly
Museum educators showcase endangered animals from around the world and talk about their natural history, geography, conservation efforts, and chances for survival. Includes amazing specimens from the Museum’s education collection. Schools must be able to support a PowerPoint presentation and provide a projection screen and sound system.
The price for a one-hour program is $200.
Children who receive free or reduced breakfast or lunch qualify for one free Discovery Tour at the Museum and one free Discovery Tour at Your Doorstep per school year. To receive scholarships, schools must fax a letter on school letterhead indicating the number of qualifying children at least two weeks before the tour. Please fax to 302-658-2610, Attn: Education Programs Facilitator. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For scheduling and more information, please call 302-658-9111, ext. 305.