Puppets & Friends! This Month: Creatures that Live in Trees:

A new nature program for children ages 3-5 with their parents.  Together you will learn new and useful things about nature, while watching our naturalists with puppets tell the story.  A fun and meaningful activity will be included with each class, such as an art project, game, exploration or short walk.

Pre-registration required, call (302) 368-5703 or email  Fee: $4.00 per child.

Time: 1:30pm -2:30pm

Where: Iron Hill Science Center- 1115 Robert L. Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702

Canceled October 17  Black Bears and other Bandits  While black bear sightings are very rare in Delaware, find out how they use trees in their daily life. Make a bear footprint and/or collage.

October 24  Bird Business –  Communication is key for our feathered Friends.  Learn local bird calls and what they are saying to each other.  Examine feathers, nests, and our mounted collections. How many winter birds do you recognize?   Create your own bird and tell us what it says! 

October 31 Woolly Bears and Other Hibernators   Is there truth to the tale about this fuzzy creature’s colors predicting a harsh or mild winter?   Learn to be comfortable and knowledgeable with these harmless creatures.  Examine our collections and make your own caterpillar.

Interior of Iron Hill Science Center

Children’s Harvest Festival

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019 (SUNDAY ONLY)

Where: Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702

Time: 1PM – 4PM

Admission: $2 per child (under 3 years old free)(adults are free)

For more information, call 302-368-5703 | email |

Enjoy a day of harvest themed fun! Decorate a small pumpkin, learn about local history, make a corn husk doll, listen to our story teller, and walk our trails on our scavenger hunts!