WILMINGTON, DEL. – Admission to the Delaware Museum of Natural History will be waived from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 courtesy of the PNC Foundation. This PNC Free Sunday Morning is part of a grant from the PNC Foundation’s Grow Up Great with Science initiative.
Grow Up Great with Science provides local preschool children with opportunities to learn science basics and experience related activities that are educational and fun. The Delaware Museum of Natural History is using the funding to train local preschool teachers and introduce families of preschool children to science through visits to the museum’s interactive exhibits. Museum experts will also travel to classrooms to help teachers create children’s activities that enable them to explore science with their senses and use simple tools to test their ideas. Many of the activities receive assistance from PNC employees as volunteers.
The PNC Free Sunday Morning on Sept. 27 is the first of three at the Delaware Museum of Natural History planned during the 2009-2010 school year. The other two PNC Free Sunday Mornings are scheduled for February 7 and May 23, 2010.