Enjoy themed children's books with "Book in the Nook" storytimes every Wednesday & Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

The Nature Nook has been a special place for young children to enjoy hands-on fun at the Delaware Museum of Natural History since it opened in 2010, but now children have even more opportunity to experience science and nature up-close with "Book in the Nook" storytimes. Children and their parents can enjoy a featured children's book each week with themes based on our current special exhibit, science, nature, and more. In addition, science themes are explored throughout the year with hands-on activities and instruction from our skilled docents and Education staff.

The Nature Nook is specially designed for children ages 2 through 10, and the space promotes interaction between children and their parents or caregivers, which is an important aspect of early childhood learning. Trained educators, docents, and volunteers facilitate educational interactions and provide children with an opportunity to learn about the world around them in a hands-on way.  Interactive activities transport children inside a cave, stream, meadow, and woodland to explore wildlife and habitats using simple tools and their senses.

Nature Nook
Monday - Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 3 p.m.

Book in the Nook
Wednesdays & Saturdays: 11:00 a.m.
"Book in the Nook" Schedule:

4     The Happy Bee by Ian Beck
11   The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller
18   The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
25   From Flower to Honey by Robin Nelson

2    Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
9    Insects are My Life by Megan McDonald
16   Billy’s Beetle by Mick Inkpen
23   The Lamb and the Butterfly by Arnold Sundgaard
30   Becoming Butterflies by Anne Rockwell


6    There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback
13   Fireflies in the Night by Judy Hawes
20   Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema
27   The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle

Check back for more great children's books every Wednesday & Saturday for "Book in the Nook!"

Nature Nook Program Schedule:

Week of:

June 23                 The Buzz on Bees

June 30                 Water Lovin’ Bugs

July 7                    Decomposition: Zombie Bugs

July 14                  The Mysteries of Coral Reefs

July 21                  Wonderful Wings

July 28                  Dung Beetles

August 4                Lights in the Night

August 11              Lizards of the World

August 18              Smart Animals

August 25              Bugs We Eat

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