Please note: Dates, times, descriptions, and other program information are subject to change.
The Nature Nook
Daily (Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.)
"Book in the Nook" every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.
The Nature Nook is a special place in the Museum for children to become natural scientists in a unique, indoor park setting. The Nature Nook consists of four main habitats: woodland, stream, meadow, and cave. The multi-sensory, hands-on activities in each of the habitats are designed to promote parent-child interaction. Plus, now children and their parents can experience nature and science up-close even more with "Book in the Nook" every Wednesday! More Information.
This week's Book in the Nook: My Dinosaur by Mark Alan Weatherby
Science in Action Lab
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
Visit the Science in Action Lab in our Hall of Birds for a hands-on look at the natural world! Get an up-close view at science at work and meet and talk with volunteers who clean fossils, sort micro-shells, or work with carnivorous plants!
Saturday Storytime presented by Ursuline Academy
Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
Each Saturday, themed children’s books are read by a rotating list of volunteers comprised of Ursuline students, faculty, staff, and parents. Book themes are based on the Museum’s current special exhibit, science, nature, current Ursuline curriculum, and other topics. In addition, selected themes are further explored with hands-on activities, crafts, and instruction from Ursuline volunteers. More Information.
Dude the Museum cat is the unofficial mascot for the Museum. When he's not working to keep the critters away, he likes to hide around the exhibits, and we need YOUR help to find him! Can you spot Dude around the Museum? Look carefully and if you find him, let us know! Each "Dude sleuth" will receive a special prize for finding our furry friend! More information.
Monday, September 16 - Monday, December 16, 2013
Learn more about complex scientific concepts through the power of illustration. Select winning entries from the National Science Foundation’s 2012 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge will be on view.
Ice Age Imperials
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Sunday, January 5, 2014
Imagine traveling back in time to a period in our planet’s history when the environment was dramatically different than we know it today. Fierce cats, enormous mastodons and wooly mammoths, six-feet-tall beavers, and other giant creatures roamed the land, and every day was a struggle for survival. Learn more at our newest special exhibit, Ice Age Imperials! Sponsored by DuPont and Fieldstone Financial Management, with additional support provided by Corporation Service Company and Tri-State the Roofers. This exhibit was created by the Antiquities Company. More Information.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – Monday, February 24, 2014
Get up close with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s Hadrosaurus skeleton and learn how scientists determine what dinosaurs may have looked like.
Nikon Small World
Friday, November 8, 2013 - Sunday, January 5, 2014
Nikon’s premier photomicrography competition returns to the Museum this fall with images from the 2013 competition. All 20 winning images from this year’s competition will be on display at the Museum through January 5 while the exhibition is on a national tour. The contest recognizes excellence in photomicrography, honoring images that successfully showcase the delicate balance between difficult scientific technique and exquisite artistic quality.
Savings & Songs
Saturday, December 14, 2013
FREE with admission
Join us for a special member discount in the Museum Store, the Hopewell Elementary School choir performing throughout the galleries from 1-3:30 p.m., and a dinosaur-themed wreath-making activity.
Holiday Nature Camp
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$40 for members; $45 for non-members
Click here to register.
The Museum is offering kids (and parents) a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday rush with Holiday Nature camp on Saturday, December 14, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Campers at Holiday Nature Camp will create festive crafts inspired by nature, play games, and venture outdoors to track down winter animals before exploring our special exhibit, Ice Age Imperials! Click here to register.
Winter at the Museum
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 1-5:30 p.m.
FREE with admission
Enjoy hikes on the Larry F. Scott Nature Trail beginning at 1 p.m., the festive sounds of the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware throughout the galleries from 2-3 p.m., and a Winter Sky program from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Caravel Academy Choir
Thursday, December 19, 10 a.m. - noon
FREE with admission
Enjoy the sounds of the Caravel Academy Choir as they sing festive songs throughout the Museum's galleries.
Winter Solstice Celebration
Saturday, December 21, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
FREE with admission
Cultures throughout history have celebrated the Winter Solstice as a time for gift giving and longer nights. The Museum will highlight some of these traditions through crafts and other activities, including a “plant-a-wish” activity.
Dino Days presented by Bank of America
Friday, December 27, and Saturday, December 28, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$10 for Adults; $9 for Seniors; $8 for Children
Half-Price for Household & Grandparent Members;
FREE for Sustaining Members & above
The Museum's popular Dino Days presented by Bank of America swoop in on Friday and Saturday, December 27 and 28, 2013 and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever! Highlighting this year's event will be bird expert Phung Luu and his team at Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections, LLC. This highly-trained team of experts will lead free-flight, live bird shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day with hawks, owls, falcons, and other birds of prey flying untethered in the Museum’s Hall of Birds. More Information.
Bank of America Museums on Us
January 4-5, 2014
Show your Bank of America credit, ATM, or check card on the first full weekend of each month and receive FREE admission to the Museum.