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:
1 Wings on Things by Marc Brown
8 Little Green by Keith Baker
15 Roly Poly Egg by Sheena Knowles
22 The Barn Owl by Tony Johnston
29 Penguin's Special Delivery by Debi Gliori
5 Jungle Post by Gill Davis
12 We're Going on a Lion Hunt by David Aitell
19 The Water Hole by Graeme Base
26 Ribbit by Rodrigo Folgueira
3 Did a Dinosaur Drink this Water? by Robert E. Wells
10 Water Dance by Thomas Locker
17 Swirl by Swirl by Joyce Sideman
24 Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean by Arthur Dorros
31 Washing the Willow Tree Loon by Jaqueline Briggs Martin
7 Marsh Morning by Marianne Berkes
14 Flotsam by David Wiesner
21 The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown
28 Sneakers, the Seaside Cat by Margaret Wise Brown
4 Octavia and her Purple Ink Cloud by Donna and Doreen Rathmell
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