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DISCOVERY TOURS

Take a field trip to the Museum! Students of all ages, grades, and abilities can experience the Museum in new and exciting ways through hands-on programs. All programs support Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

To schedule a tour at the Museum or at your venue, please call Tour and Outreach Coordinator Austin Conley at 302-658-9111, ext. 322 or email education@delmnh.org. If you don’t see a program meeting your needs, contact us to discuss additional options.

One program: $6 per student
Two programs: $8 per student
Teachers: FREE, Chaperones: $9

Tikes (under 3): 30 minutes

Animals Around the World Colors of Nature Nature Explorers
Travel around the world and see what it would be like to live with animals! Colors are everywhere in the world! Learn about them with your favorite animals! Head outside in search of birds and insects in the Museum’s forest and meadow.

PreK (3-4): 45 minutes

Sense-ational Animals How To Make a Dinosaur Life at the Beach Explore the Museum with Dude the Cat
Animals have the same five senses as humans. Compare and contrast our senses to those of animals from around the world! Discover some of the coolest dinosaurs that ever walked the Earth. Then, build your own with what you learned! Learn about amazing animals from the ocean; from species that love to soak up the sun to creatures that have never seen the light of day. See the Museum through the eyes of our unofficial mascot, Dude the Cat, by exploring the ins and outs of the Museum.

 

Kindergarten: 1 hour

Weird, Wild, and Wacky Animals Home Sweet Habitat Digging for Dinos Explore the Museum with Dude the Cat
(K-LS1-1)
Venom, claws, stripes, and all. Explore strange animal adaptations of survival.
 (K-ESS2-2 and K-ESS3-1)
Join us on a journey of exploration and discover the homes and habitats of animals from around the world. Learn what special adaptations they have to survive in their environment.
Become a paleontologist for the day and together we’ll dig into dinosaurs’ pre-historic past. Who knows what we’ll discover! See the Museum through the eyes of our unofficial mascot, Dude the Cat, by exploring the ins and outs of the Museum.

 

1st and 2nd grade: 1½ hours

How Things Grow Home Sweet Habitat Geology from the Ground Up
(1-LS1-1 and 1-LS1-2)
Get an up-close look at how animals grow in different ways to adjust to their environment.
(2-LS4-1)
Join us on a journey of exploration and discover the homes and habitats of animals from around the world. Learn what special adaptations they have to survive in their environment.
 (2-ESS1-1)
Learn the basics of geology and how rocks and minerals have shaped the land we live on today.
Water Around the World Pollination Station Digging for Dinos
(2-ESS2-3)
Water is all around us, but do we really
know its limits and the impact it has on us and other creatures?
 (2-LS2-2)
Take a trip around the world and discover
the incredible animals responsible for keeping plants healthy.
Become a paleontologist for the day and together
we’ll dig into dinosaurs’ pre-historic past. Who knows what we’ll discover!

3rd-5th grade: 1½ hours

Digging for Dinos Home Sweet Habitat Structures of Life Astounding Arthropods
3-LS4-1 Become a paleontologist for the day and together we’ll dig into dinosaurs’ pre-historic past. Who knows what we’ll discover! 3-LS4-3 Join us on a journey of exploration and discover the homes and habitats of animals from around the world. Learn what special adaptations they have to survive in their environment. 3-LS1-1 and 5-PS3-1 Embrace
your inner taxonomist: classifying, identifying, and comparing plant
and animal adaptations from all around the world. Discover how adaptations affect behavior, lifecycles, and lifespans too!
3-LS3-2 They creep, crawl, and outnumber us all! Get to know insects and other critters that are often mistaken for insects!
Bird Discovery Team Sense-ational Animals Geology from the Group Up Water Around the World
4-LS1-1 Become ornithologists, or bird scientists, and work as a team to learn amazing facts about our large bird collection. 4-LS1-2 Animals have the same five senses as humans. Compare and contrast our senses to those of animals from around the world! 4-ESS1-1 Learn the basics of geology and how rocks and minerals have shaped the land we live on today.  5-ESS2-2 Water is all around us, but do we really know its limits and the impact it has on us and other creatures?

Middle School: 2 hours

Middle School: 2 hours

Ecosystems Adaptations and Classification
MS-LS2-2 Investigate different ecosystems around the world and the
species that exist within them. Use this information to determine the niche these animals fit in their environment.
MS-LS1-4 Work with a team to form a hypothesis of how animals use their adaptations to increase survivability.

High School: 2 hours

Fossil Taxonomy Herpetology
H-LS4-1 Using fossil specimens, students will learn how to properly communicate scientific information by using taxonomy and binomial nomenclature. They will also learn the importance of biological research. H-LS4-4 The study of reptiles and amphibians is changing almost daily as scientists learn about these species. Students will investigate how natural selection and evolution have brought them from the first animals to walk on land to one of the most advanced predators on the planet.

Mobile Museum

Outreach programs bring the fun and learning of field trips to your school or group. We offer exciting, hands-on outreach programs for schools, day cares, community organizations, libraries, and more. Through engaging discussion, live animal presentations, relevant biofacts, and props, our programs compliment what you are teaching in the classroom. Programs are approximately one hour in length.
COST: $6 per participant; minimum of 15 participants or $90. Maximum 40 participants.
Schedule your program at the Museum by emailing our Tour and Outreach Coordinator or by calling 302-658-9111, ext. 322.

Ocean Odyssey – Dive into the ocean with us and discover the amazing creatures that live there.
The Magic of Metamorphosis – Ever wonder what it would be like to go through metamorphosis? Grow your own wings in this
interactive program.
Most Extreme Animals – Who’s the biggest? Who’s the fastest? Can you compete with these record-holding creatures?

Animal Alphabet – From alligators to bats and cats, let’s sing the ABC’s the animal way.
Animal Engineers – Discover that people aren’t the only creatures on the planet that are engineers. Take a look at some live animals that take building to the next level.
To Be a Fossil Hunter – Become a paleontologist for the day and we’ll dig into dinosaurs’ prehistoric past. Who knows what we’ll discover?
Looking Out My Backdoor – Ever wonder what’s in your backyard? Super small or somewhat scary animals can be there. Find out what’s outside your door and learn how important all creatures are.

Dinos, Dinos, Dinos – Become a paleontologist for the day and we’ll dig into dinosaurs’ pre-historic past. Who knows what we’ll discover?
My Plate, Your Plate (K-ESS3-1) – Hungry for knowledge? Learn what other animals need to eat compared to us.
Amazing Animal Adaptations (K-ESS2-2) – Venom, claws, and stripes…Oh my! Explore these incredible animal adaptations with our live animal collection and amazing specimens from around the world!
Backyard Animals (K-LS1-1) – Ever wonder what’s in your own backyard? Super small or somewhat scary animals can be there. Learn what’s outside your door and how important all creatures are.
Legs, Webs, and Antennae (K-ESS2-2) – They creep; they crawl, and outnumber us all! Get to know insects and other arthropods!

Dinos, Dinos, Dinos – Become a paleontologist for the day and we’ll dig into dinosaurs’ pre-historic past.
My Plate, Your Plate – Hungry for knowledge? Learn what other animals need to eat compared to us!
Legs, Webs, and Antennae  (1-LS3-1) (2-LS4-1) – They creep; they crawl, and outnumber us all! Get to know insects and other arthropods!
Amazing Animal Adaptations (1-LS3-1) (2-LS4-1) – Venom, claws, and stripes…Oh my! Explore these incredible animal
adaptations with our live animals and amazing specimens from around the world.
Backyard Animals (2-LS4-1) – Ever wonder what’s in your own backyard? Super small or somewhat scary animals can be there. Learn what’s outside your door and how important all creatures are.
Butterflies and Other Pollinators (2-LS2-2) – Without animals to pollinate, the Earth would have no plants! Take a closer look at the unsung heroes of the animal kingdom.
Rocks Rock (2-ESS1-1) – Learn the basics of geology and how rocks and minerals have shaped the land we live on today.

Dinos, Dinos, Dinos (3-LS4-1) – Become a paleontologist for the day and we’ll dig into dinosaurs’ pre-historic past.
Amazing Animal Adaptations (3-LS3-1) (4-LS1-1) – Venom, claws, and stripes… Oh my! Explore these incredible animal adaptations with our LIVE ANIMALS and amazing specimens from around the world.
Backyard Animals (3-LS3-1) – Ever wonder what’s in your own backyard? Super small or somewhat scary animals can be there. Learn what’s outside your door and how important all creatures are.
Legs, Webs, and Antennae (3-LS3-2) – They creep; they crawl, and outnumber us all! Get to know insects and other arthropods!
Creatures of the Night (3-LS3-2) – Nocturnal creatures do much more than go bump in the night. See some of the incredible things these animals achieve without light!
Rocks Rock (4-ESS1-1) –  Learn the basics of geology and how rocks and minerals have shaped the land we live on today.

Puppet Shows

We offer fun, interactive puppet shows for preschool and early elementary ages either at the Museum or at your institution. These are great for classrooms, special events, or birthday parties!

All shows are approximately one hour in length.
COST: $125 per show; maximum of 30 participants
Schedule a puppet show at the Museum or at your site by emailing our Tour and Outreach Coordinator or by calling 302-658-9111, ext. 305.

  • Wake up, Mr. Bear! Hibernation, migration…what’s an animal to do to survive the winter? Let’s figure this out together with our puppet friends.
  • What’s a Bug? Twain the Frog needs your help to find out what he should eat in his new world.
  • Taking Care of Our Earth Reduce, reuse, and recycle! Find out why it’s so important through our interactive show that includes a sing along!
  • Are You a Bird? Help Dude, the game show host, decide which contestant is a bird. Will it be Mr. Bat, Mr. Cardinal, or Ms. Monarch? You will help decide!
  • Ocean Adventures Splash! Dive into the ocean and meet Olly the Octopus and her friends as they share their amazing underwater adaptations.
  • Who is my Mommy? Help Tia the baby T-Rex find her mommy and learn about different dinosaurs along the way!

For all field trips, outreaches and puppet shows: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled program. If you cancel your reservation in less than 48 hours or fail to arrive at your scheduled time, you will be charged a $75 no-show fee.

We have a limited number of funds to offer as financial aid for students who receive free or reduced breakfast or lunch. Qualifying classrooms are eligible for one free Program at the Museum and one free Outreach per school year. To receive assistance, schools must fax a letter on school letterhead indicating the number of qualifying children at least two weeks before the tour. Please fax to 302-658-2610, Attn: Education Programs Facilitator. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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