InterActive StoryTime

(Preschool-1st grade)

InterActive StoryTime is a hands-on activity with a staff member or trained volunteer who engages your group with a special story experience. Young visitors will be active participants as a story comes alive with props, sounds, and movements. The books selected for this program illustrate science concepts appropriate for young children. Enjoy a 1-hour self-guided tour in the Museum galleries, make a craft in the Art Pavilion, and then complete your visit with InterActive StoryTime in the Great Lakes Room.

InterActive Stories:

Owen by Kevin Henkes: Owen has a fuzzy yellow blanket that he takes with him everywhere he goes. What will happen to the blanket when Owen goes to school?

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss: Mr. Brown can make noises like a bee, a cow, a cork, and more. Can you moo? What other noises can you make?

Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley: This rhyming story makes a good introduction to the seasons as it tells of a tree’s humorous struggles to change its colors for fall.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle: One sunny day, a little caterpillar hatches out of a tiny egg. He is hungry. Find out what he eats, and how much he grows.

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems: Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood laundromat. The adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes that somebunny has been left behind.

Pumpkin Patch Puppy by Danielle Denega: Visit the pumpkin patch with a little puppy named Clifford (who isn’t yet the big red dog).

The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams: One autumn night, while walking in the woods, a little old lady hears strange noises behind her. The little old lady who wasn’t afraid of anything has the scare of her life!

Barnyard Song by Rhonda Growler Green: The Barnyard Choir sure does sound sweet singing on a blustery day. That is, until – “Buzz! Choo!” – Bee sneezes and the barnyard flu arrives. How will the choir sound then?

Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming: Bear sniffs the air and smells winter on the way.

Little Beaver and the Echo by Amy MacDonald: Surprises are in store for a lonely little beaver who hears another lonely voice across the lake and sets out to find a friend.

Duck at the Door by Jackie Urbanovic: Quack, Quack! Who’s there? It’s Duck, and he is going to stay for the winter.

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown: In this classic story, a little rabbit says goodnight to everything as he settles down to go to sleep.

Small Group: $50, includes admission for up to 16 children.
Large Group: $70, includes admission for up to 32 children.