Are you a parent or teacher looking to introduce young children to world cultures? Join us on our next Storytime Expeditions! Unlike reading at home or in the classroom, Storytime Expeditions offer unique, immersive learning experiences. Hear myths, folktales, and legends specially selected to introduce cultural themes and traditions, while you are surrounded by the real ancient artifacts of the corresponding region of the world! Immediately following the story, a storytelling museum educator passes around touchable artifacts to reinforce the ideas and themes established in the story. The storyteller then guides your group to look closely at key artifacts on display in the gallery.
This hands-on learning opportunity not only broadens world cultural knowledge, but also establishes basic museum literacy and critical thinking skills. This program is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 8.
For Teacher and Homeschool Groups:
Stories are selected to appeal to a K-2nd grade age bracket, and lesson plans can be adapted to the needs of your students. We have books and a selection of touchable objects from our Teaching Collection for every gallery in the museum, including China, Japan, Egypt, Africa, Central and South America, Mesopotamia, and more! Available with advanced booking.
Summer Storytime Series
Wednesdays, June 28–August 16
10:15am - 11:00am
Free with General Admission
Join us on Wednesdays for Storytime Expeditions, available weekly for free to families who pay general admission. Each week's Storytime Expedition is designed to compliment the themes of our free kid-friendly World Wonders programs, which are offered from 11:00 am -12:00 pm on the same dates. Space is limited for Storytime Expeditions and World Wonders. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to book ahead to ensure their spots.
Storytimes and World Wonders dates are: June 28; July 5, 12, 19, and 26; August 2, 9, and 16.