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: "Roly Poly Egg" by Sheena Knowles
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.
Glow: Living Lights
January 26 - May 27, 2013
Have you ever wondered what makes a firefly glow? Or how strange sea creatures light up the
deepest depths of the ocean? Exploring one of the most incredible, yet leastunderstood, phenomena on the planet, Glow: Living Lights takes visitors on a journey into the world of bioluminescence, a living organism's ability to produce its own light. This fascinating special exhibit answers the questions of what bioluminescence is and how it differs from other forms of light. Created by ExhibitIQ and sponsored locally by Dupont. More Information.
Swoop in for Raptor Week, May 11-19, as we celebrate birds of prey! Coordinated in conjunction with International Migratory Bird Day on May 11, this week-long wing tip to this fascinating, and varied, group of birds will feature large and small birds on display (ospreys, falcons, hawks, owls) as well as activities, bird cams, crafts, and stories in the Nature Nook, and films in the auditorium. More Information.
Water's Extreme Journey Members' Preview Party
Friday, June 14, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Splash into fun at this exclusive party just for members! This special Members' Preview Party will include:
- Water Activity Stations - Explore fresh, brackish, and ocean water through hands-on activities throughout the Museum
- Curiosity Cart - Stop by the Science in Action Lab to learn more about aquatic turtles, including the Archelon, the largest sea turtle that ever lived!
- Live Animals - Explore the Nature Nook and get up-close with live animals from our Education Division.
This FREE event is for members only, with no tickets needed - just bring your membership card! RSVP acceptances only to Suzanne at email@example.com or 302-658-9111, ext. 320. Support for the Members' Preview Party provided by Cabot Cheese.
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.
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.
Bank of America Museums on Us
June 1-2, 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!