Enjoy themed children's books with "Book in the Nook" storytimes every Wednesday 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. Beginning Wednesday, October 17, 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.
Tuesday - Saturday (Closed Monday): 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 3 p.m.
Book in the Nook
Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m.
"Book in the Nook" Schedule:
11 Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
18 Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
25 I Know It's Autumn by Eileen Spinelli
2 We're Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
9 Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
16 The First Dog by Jan Brett
23 Wild and Woolly Mammoth by Aliki
30 The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler
6 Mammoth's on the Move by Lisa Wheeler
13 Mammoth Magic by Shelley Gill
20 A Woolly Mammoth Journey by Debbie Miller
27 Can I Bring Wooly to the Library, Ms. Reeder? by Lois Grambling
4 I Met a Dinosaur by Jan Wahl
11 My Dinosaur by Mark Alan Weatherby
18 How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen
25 Museum closed
1 Museum closed
8 A Little Bit of Winter by Paul Stewart
15 The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
22 In The Snow: Who's Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George
29 Charlie and Kiwi: An Evolutionary Adventure by The New York Hall of Sciences
5 An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Aston
12 About Birds by Catheryn Sill
19 Roly-Poly Egg by Kali Stileman
26 Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert
5 Honkers by Jane Yolen
12 Spike's Best Nest by Tony Maddox
19 My Spring Robin by Anne Rockwell
26 A Nest Full of Eggs by Priscilla Belz Jenkins
2 Come Along, Daisy! by Jane Simmons
9 Rainbow Bird by Eric Maddern
16 Rechenka's Eggs by Patricia Polacco
23 If You Shoud Hear a Honey Guide by April Pulley Sayre
30 Fly By Night by June Crebbin
7 The Littlest Owl by Caroline Pitcher
14 Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles
21 Ducklings and Pollywogs by Anne Rockwell
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