2021 Events

Sunday, October 17, 2021

1pm until 4pm

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

Enjoy a day full of harvest themed fun!

  • Pumpkin decorating
  • Cornhusk doll making
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Story telling
  • Hayrides

Schedule of the day
1:30pm- Pumpkin Hunt (scavenger hunt for kids 5 years old and younger)
2:00pm- Story Telling
2:30pm- Acorn Hunt (scavenger hunt for kids 6 years old to 10 years old)

3:00pm- Story Telling

Grace Miller and visitors enjoying their day making corn husk dolls at 2019’s Harvest Festival.

Every month, the Museum & Science Center will have a program for families to enjoy a nature related topic. See below for our schedule.

  • The program is included with the price of admission. Admission is $2 per person.
  • Our open hours are 12pm until 4pm each Saturday. Each program is 20 minutes long throughout our open hours.
  • All visitors are welcome to a small free gift from us as a thank you for visiting the Iron Hill Museum & Science Center.

October 9, 2021 Alpha Bat
Things get a little batty during the autumn night! Join us as we learn all about Delaware’s bat species. Students will be able to gain an understanding of the local population, diet, habitats, and health!

November 20, 2021 – Lenape Lifeways
Join us through Native American Heritage Month to learn about the tribes in Delaware! See and touch artifacts, tools, and toys used by the Lenape. These are worked into a discussion of lifeways and the people who used and produced them.

December 11, 2021 – Winter is Coming!
Which animals in Delaware hibernate? How do others migrate? Why shouldn’t we rake our leaves until spring? Join us for a full course on what to expect this coming winter!

January 22, 2022 – Look To The Sky!
Although many of our native birds migrate before the first snow, we have plenty of colorful feathers to look for! Birding is the easiest when the leaves have fallen and the trees are bare. Come and learn all about the birds of Delaware, and ways you can find new species!

February 5, 2022 – Rocks Are Weird!
Emphasis is on properties that lead to the identification of rocks and minerals. Why is Geology important? Join us as we dig up information on the rock cycle and check out all of the ways to identify a rock. 


March 12, 2022 – The Magic of Nature
What is an ecosystem? How are ecosystems different across states and regions? Come and learn all about the environment around you! We will be discussing how plants, animals, and other organisms work together to create the life we see everyday.

NEW PROGRAM!

Toddler Time is a new program for the Iron Hill Museum & Science Center! Each month, we are inviting all children ages 1-4 to learn about the world around them. Bring your babies out for a small walk, a story, and a craft to take home! Our science center also has coloring pages and wall magnets for sensory-friendly fun! Admission is $2 per person. Program starts at 2:30pm.

October 22, 2021 – Going Batty
This month we will be learning about bats! We will take a short hike through the woods for a breath of fresh air, and then sit in the classroom for story time, where we will read Bat Loves the Night written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies.

November 5, 2021 – Native American Heritage Month
This month we will be learning about Native Americans! We will take a short hike through the woods for a breath of fresh air, and then sit in the classroom for story time, where we will read When the Shadebush Blooms written by Carla Messinger and Susan Katz, and illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden.

December 10, 2021- Winter Fun!
This month we will be learning about the Wonders of Winter! We will take a short hike through the woods for a breath of fresh air, and then sit in the classroom for story time, where we will read Time to Sleep written and illustrated by Denise Fleming.

January 7, 2022 – Birds!
This month we will be learning about Birds! We will take a short hike through the woods for a breath of fresh air, and then sit in the classroom for story time, where we will read Unbeatable Beaks written by Stephen R. Swinburne and illustrated by Joan Paley.

February 11, 2022- Rocks Are Weird!
This month we will be learning about Rocks! We will take a short hike through the woods for a breath of fresh air, and then sit in the classroom for story time, where we will read I Am a Rock! written by Jean Marzollo and illustrated by Judith Moffat.

March 18, 2022 – Magic of Nature
This month we will be learning about Nature! We will take a short hike through the woods for a breath of fresh air, and then sit in the classroom for story time, where we will read I Took a Walk, written and illustrated by Henry Cole.

Iron Hill Powwow 2021!!

We wanted to thank everyone that came to the Iron Hill Powwow 2021! We had a lovely day all around. We look forward to 2022! Please enjoy some images below. More to come later!