Nature Nook 2017-09-25T15:00:22+00:00

Nature-Nook-WelcomeWelcome to the Nature Nook!

The Nature Nook is a special place for young children to enjoy hands-on fun at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, featuring story times, meeting live animals, crafts and lots of time for interactive, creative play.

The Nature Nook is especially designed for children ages 1 through 10, and the space promotes interaction between children and their grownups, which is an important aspect of early childhood learning. Trained staff design and facilitate educational interactions to 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.

Children and their grownups can enjoy a featured children’s book each week with themes based on our current special exhibit, science, nature and more. Science themes are explored throughout the year with hands-on activities and instruction from our skilled Nature Nook staff.

Nature Nook Weekly Schedule 

Tuesday – Saturday 

10 a.m. Nature Nook Opens

11 a.m. Story Time in the Nook

2:00 p.m. Story Time in the Nook

3:00 p.m. Nature Nook closes


12 p.m. Nature Nook Opens

1 p.m. Story Time in the Nook

3:00 p.m. Nature Nook closes

Self-Guided Activities
Don’t forget to check out the self-guided activities located throughout the Nature Nook. These are the perfect way for your family to learn and have fun together.

  • Camouflage Scavenger Hunts
  • Explorer Backpacks
  • Nature Nook Special Exhibit