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.
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
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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