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Marty the Moose Story Time

Marty

Marty the Moose, the Academy’s pun-ny storyteller, loves a good book and invites visitors to celebrate science and stories this spring!

Attend story times, read to reptiles, and explore the sillier side of science! Visit the museum and pick up your Moose-eum Guide, free with admission for kids 3-8, filled with Marty’s signature jokes, rhyming games, scavenger hunts, and helpful hints for caregivers for encouraging literacy adventures every day!

Marty’s Story Time
Every Monday at 11 a.m.
Free with admission

Laugh along with Marty the Moose as he shares his favorite books. Join Marty, his favorite humans, and a live animal guest for this special story time. Pick up a copy of Marty’s Book Club choice each month the gift shop and Marty will sign it for you!

Read to a Reptile
Every Tuesday 2–4 p.m.
Free with admission

Grab a book, pull up a chair, and practice your reading with the live animals of Outside In. Teach a turtle, hang out with our listening lizards, and share a story with a snake.

Moose on the Loose Tour and Story Time
Every first Thursday (April 5, May 3, June 7) at 1 p.m.
Every last Sunday (April 29, May 27, June 24) at 1 p.m.
Free with admission

Let Marty be your tour guide through North American Hall. Explore the stories behind the dioramas on this unique family tour!

Marty’s Book Club

Marty and his friends like reading so much that they want to do it all year long! They’ve chosen their favorite books to share with you every month of the year!
Visit the Academy Shop to get a copy of the book, your own set of antlers, and a special Marty’s Book Club bookmark. Each book also comes with a guide filled with family-friendly activities, experiments, and games and, of course, a few of Marty’s signature puns! Visit every month to pick up his choice for the month and find new and exciting activities for the whole family.

For Teachers:

Pre-K Mondays

Call Reservations at 215-299-1060 for pricing.

Pre-K classes are invited to visit every Monday.  Each class that registers gets a $5 admission rate and an invite to the 11 a.m. story time with Marty in the auditorium, a copy of the book for their classroom, and a Marty bookmark for every student.

Marty’s Book Club: Classroom Edition

There are two ways to get access to hand-picked science books and fun, standards-centered curriculum in your classroom!

Digital Book Club: Sign up and get a free digital curriculum guide for the book of the month. Get fun science and literacy lessons and activities suitable for Pre-K–2 classrooms sent to your mailbox each month.  Contact Hollie Barattolo at hab49@drexel.edu for more information.

Marty’s Classroom Club: Let Marty the Moose loose in your classroom! Call 215-299-1060 for information on a special outreach from Marty to read his book choice of the month to your class complete with fun science games and activities! Get a copy of the book for your classroom library, a curriculum guide, and a bookmark for each student when you register. These programs are available in limited numbers, so call 215-299-1060 to reserve today.