African-American "Champions of Nature"
Celebrated in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Monday, January 18, 2010
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Delaware Museum of Natural History celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with special activities highlighting African Americans' contributions to the field of natural history at African-American Champions of Nature.
* Children can piece together insect puzzles as a tribute to entomologist Charles Henry Turner (1867-1923).
* Agricultural scientist George Washington Carver's (1864-1943) many uses for peanuts, sweet potatoes, and other plants are revealed in an interactive matching game.
* Visitors can learn about marine biologist Ernest Everett Just (1883-1941) by making a spiny sea urchin.
* Ornithologist Robert A. Gilbert is honored through our display of various bird wings, bills, and feet.
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
Activities are included with regular museum admission:
$7 adults, $5 children (3-17)
$6 seniors (60+)
Free for children 2 and younger.
Free for museum members.
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