How To Museum

Overview

Are you looking for a way to prepare your group for a museum trip Look no further! How to Museum will review what a museum is, prepare your learners for what to expect, and what’s expected of them. Help your learners love museums today!

Possible Activities (at the educator’s discretion)

  • Get to know your staff member
  • what is a museum
  • what your students and staff can expect
  • expectations when visiting
  • live animals – vs – taxidermy – vs – study skin – vs – model
  • exhibit vs gallery
  • review of our space
  • our organizations history

Standards

n/a

Details

  • Live Animals: No
  • Duration: up to 1 hour
  • Minimum number of students: 10
  • Maximum number of students: 30 per session at your school/organization
  • Intended Grade Level: all ages
  • Price: $150 for one program; $140 for two programs; $125 for three or more programs.
    For destinations more than 25 miles away from the museum one-way, an additional cost will be incurred.
  • Location: at your site

2024 Longwood Gardens Community Read: The Secret Garden: Mobile Museum

Overview

In the children’s book, The Secret Garden, based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the characters discover a secret all their own.

As part of the Longwood Gardens Community Read Program, the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science comes to you. This program is great for organizations such as libraries, daycares, after-school groups, and classrooms.

Who doesn’t love a secret? The Secret Garden will come to you with one of our educators. Learn to love the outdoors through this interactive hour including an interactive book reading, a scene-setting 10×10 tent, and plenty of touchable specimens. Be prepared to get dirty hands!

Possible Activities (at the educators discretion)

  • Reading of The Secret Garden
  • Planting activity

Standards

NGSS: 2-LS4-1
 
CCSS: RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.10, RL.1.3

Details

  • Live Animals: Yes
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Minimum number of students: 10
  • Maximum number of students: 30 per session at your school/organization
  • Intended Grade Level: PreK-5
  • Price: $150 for one program; $140 for two programs; $125 for three or more programs.
    For destinations more than 25 miles away from the museum one-way, an additional cost will be incurred.
  • Location: at your site

Most Extreme Animals Mobile Museum

Overview

Travel around the world to see the amazing ways animals survive in different habitats.

Possible Activities (at the educators discretion)

  • What is an EXTREMEOPHILE?
  • Explore extreme environments
  • Match animal to ecosystem
  • Vocabulary matching

Standards

n/a

Details

  • Live Animals: Yes
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Minimum number of students: 10
  • Maximum number of students: 30 per session at your school/organization
  • Intended Grade Level: 5-6
  • Price: $150 for one program; $140 for two programs; $125 for three or more programs.
    For destinations more than 25 miles away from the museum one-way, an additional cost will be incurred.
  • Location: at your site

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TRAIT-astic Mobile Museum

Overview

Have you ever wondered why you look the way you do? What about why some plants are big while others are small? Or even why birds have all different colors of feathers? We will come to you with some hands-on activities/games to explore these possibilities.

Possible Activities (at the educators discretion)

  • What is a TRAIT?
  • Birds of Paradise images and information

Standards

NGSS: 1-LS3-1, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS4-3, 3-LS4-4

Details

  • Live Animals: No
  • Duration: 1.5 hours recommended
  • Minimum number of students: 10
  • Maximum number of students: 30 per session at your school/organization
  • Intended Grade Level: PreK-5
  • Price: $150 for one program; $140 for two programs; $125 for three or more programs.
    For destinations more than 25 miles away from the museum one-way, an additional cost will be incurred.
  • Location: at your site

How It’s Made Mobile Museum

Overview

Examine how wood is grown (trees), how we use some natural resources, and how we combine many resources to use things that we use every day.

Possible Activities (at the educators discretion)

  • Investigate some everyday items from natural resources
  • Key needs of plants and trees
  • Make a tree cookie & play a game
  • Discuss Spotted Lantern Flies
  • Puzzle using deductive reasoning to figure out what natural resources are in other everyday items

Standards

n/a

Details

  • Live Animals: No
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Minimum number of students: 10
  • Maximum number of students: 30 per session at your school/organization
  • Intended Grade Level: 1-2
  • Price: $150 for one program; $140 for two programs; $125 for three or more programs.
    For destinations more than 25 miles away from the museum one-way, an additional cost will be incurred.
  • Location: at your site

Earth’s Place in Space Mobile Museum

Overview

Hop and dance your way through the solar system, ending on Earth. Explore how what’s up in the sky affects what’s living on the Earth.

Possible Activities (at the educators discretion)

  • When you look up what do you see?
  • Review of order of planets/ celestial bodies in our solar system
  • what is a solar system
  • mnemonic device
  • Vocabulary word: GRAVITY
  • Gravity Well activity
  • How does our solar system effect life on Earth (Daytime -vs- Nighttime)
  • Vocabulary words: crepuscular, diurnal, nocturnal
  • touchables to accompany and reinforce “types” of animals

Standards

n/a

Details

  • Live Animals: No
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Minimum number of students: 10
  • Maximum number of students: 30 per session at your school/organization
  • Intended Grade Level: K-2
  • Price: $150 for one program; $140 for two programs; $125 for three or more programs.
    For destinations more than 25 miles away from the museum one-way, an additional cost will be incurred.
  • Location: at your site

Looking Out My Backdoor Mobile Museum

Overview

Ever wonder what’s in your backyard? Unique and fascinating animals can be there. Find out what’s outside your door and learn how important all creatures are.

Possible Activities (at the educators discretion)

  • Discussion: What animals do you see when you look outside?
  • highlight some key creatures with accompanying specimens
  • Review how these creatures interact – introduce food chain
  • What happens when we remove a link in the food chain?

Standards

GS: 24,25

Details

  • Live Animals: Yes
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Minimum number of students: 10
  • Maximum number of students: 30 per session at your school/organization
  • Intended Grade Level: PreK-K
  • Price: $150 for one program; $140 for two programs; $125 for three or more programs.
    For destinations more than 25 miles away from the museum one-way, an additional cost will be incurred.
  • Location: at your site

Buggin’ Out Mobile Museum

Overview

There are many different insects in the world, and even right here in Delaware!

Possible Activities (at the educators discretion)

  • Parts of “Bugs”
  • Learn a new word! ARTHROPOD
  • What bugs do you know
  • Bugs in Resin/Acrylic touchables
  • How bugs communicate

Standards

GS: 24, 25

Details

  • Live Animals: Yes
  • Duration: up to 1 hour
  • Minimum number of students: 10
  • Maximum number of students: 30 per session at your school/organization
  • Intended Grade Level: PreK-K
  • Price: $150 for one program; $140 for two programs; $125 for three or more programs.
    For destinations more than 25 miles away from the museum one-way, an additional cost will be incurred.
  • Location: at your site

Amazing Animal Adaptations Mobile Museum

Overview

Venom, claws, and stripes…Oh my! Explore these incredible animal adaptations with our live animals and amazing specimens from around the world.

Possible Activities (at the educators discretion)

  • Define Adaptation
  • touchables to reinforce what adaptations are
  • Read, “The Mixed Up Chameleon”
  • Camouflage Quilt activity

Standards

NGSS: K-LS1-1

Details

  • Live Animals: Yes
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Minimum number of students: 10
  • Maximum number of students: 30 per session at your school/organization
  • Intended Grade Level: PreK-5
  • Price: $150 for one program; $140 for two programs; $125 for three or more programs.
    For destinations more than 25 miles away from the museum one-way, an additional cost will be incurred.
  • Location: at your site