Please note: Events subject to change without notice.
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: "The Water Hole" by Graeme Base
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.
Robert Horan Stained Glass Artwork
October 6, 2012 - TBD
Chadds Ford, PA stained glass artist Robert Horan has designed a four-panel piece depicting various scenes in the South American rainforest. A remarkable work of craftsmanship, the piece displays Horan's skill at bringing his subjects to life, including over 190 hand-painted, individually-carved bees.
Blue Star Museums Program
Memorial Day (May 27) - Labor Day (September 2)
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. First launched in the summer of 2010, Blue Star Museums offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 27, through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. More Information.
Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport
Memorial Day (May 27) - Labor Day (September 2)
For just $35 per adult, or $75 for a family of two adults and up to three children, the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport is good for one-time admission at each of 11 top Brandywine Valley Museums and Gardens, including: Brandywine River Museum, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Delaware Historical Society & Read House, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Hagley Museum & Library, Longwood Gardens, Mt. Cuba Center, Nemours Mansion & Gardens, Rockwood Park & Museum, and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. More Information.
Water's Extreme Journey
June 15 - September 2, 2013
Have you ever watched a rain storm and wondered just how far each raindrop travels on its journey to earth? Or how just how many of our everyday activities involve water? Water’s Extreme Journey, the Museum’s latest special exhibit, will take visitors on an adventure to find the answers to these questions and more! Transform into a raindrop and travel on a journey through mountains, streams, and even your own backyard, where everyday decisions impact your chance of staying clean and reaching the healthy ocean. The experience will illuminate human impacts great and small, while teaching you how to contribute to healthy, safe water in your community and beyond! Sponsored locally by DuPont with additional support provided by Artesian Resources Corporation. More Information.
"Hydro-Inspired" Photography Exhibit
June 10 - September 2, 2013
Photo submissions from members of the Delaware Photographic Society interpret the theme of water in dramatic fashion in a display in the Museum’s patio hallway, leading visitors in to Water’s Extreme Journey. The Delaware Photographic Society is one of the oldest camera clubs in the country and was first organized as the Delaware Camera Club in 1931.
PNC Free Sunday Morning
Sunday, June 23, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Admission will be waived from 9:30 a.m - noon on Sunday, June 23, courtesy of PNC Bank.
Movie Night at the Museum: "Night at the Museum"
Saturday, June 29, 6 - 7:45 p.m. & 8 - 9:45 p.m.
$3 for members; $5 for non-members
Enjoy a family movie night at the Museum in our DuPont Auditorium! Explore the Museum after-hours before getting comfortable for a night at the movies. Light refreshments available for purchase in the Coral Reef Canteen. Purchase Tickets Here. If you'd prefer to purchase tickets at the door, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bank of America Museums on Us
July 6-7, 2013
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!