The Nature Nook is a special place for young children to enjoy hands-on fun, with story times, crafts and lots of time for interactive, creative play.

Nature Nook hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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. Children can explore a cave, stream, meadow, and woodland to explore wildlife and habitats using simple tools and their senses. For the last decade, museum educators have partnered with PNC Grow Up Great to develop, pilot and present professional development programs for early-childhood educators. In recognition of PNC’s support of the museum’s education programs and metamorphosis into the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, the Nature Nook has been renamed the PNC Grow Up Great Nature Nook.


Storytime is now held daily at 11 a.m. Sometimes storytime is in the Nature Nook, and other times we’ll go to another location in the museum.
Through the end of 2022, storytime on Thursdays at 11 a.m. is sponsored by the Office of the State Treasurer, administrator of the DE529 Education Savings Plan.