Choose from one of our story programs to be conducted by our museum education staff/volunteers or by a member of your organization. Each program runs approximately 30-45 minutes and includes a craft for the students/participants to make and keep. These programs are recommended for preschool through K.
Cuckoo for Clocks
What is time? Take a peak inside a clockmaker’s workshop and discover all the different sounds that clocks make and what the clockmaker tries to do to escape the noise of his shop. The activity features a cuckoo clock magnet with a cuckoo bird peeking out. Add color to the dial and the bird, then assemble to complete your magnet!
The Timekeeper Clock
What if there was no time? How would fairy tales begin without the saying, “Once upon a time”? Learn about a mysterious man who brought time to a land where the sun and moon shone together all day long. The Timekeeper Clock is a flat paper shelf clock that works well as a time-telling practice clock. As the clock is assembled, children will learn more about the parts that comprise a shelf clock, including the moveable, decorative clock hands.
Tale of Time
Would you like to board a time traveling machine? Join a little boy on his time traveling adventures as he encounters characters like Father Time, the Sandman, and the Man in the Moon. uring this craft, participants will create a paper wristwatch with moveable hands, like the watchfeatured in the story. The paper wristwatch makes a great time-telling practice watch.
Hickory Dickory Dock
One of everyone’s favorite nursery rhymes is Hickory Dickory Dock, but what happens after the mouse runs down the clock? Follow the mouse on his adventures throughout the rest of his day. Children will make their own mouse shaped bookmark to use in their own books or give as a gift.
Availability and Cost: Story Time Programs can be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance. Program kits can either be picked up at the Museum during regular hours, or shipped to you (your organization will be charged the shipping charges). For an additional fee a National Watch and Clock Museum educator/Museum education volunteer can conduct the program.
Fee Rental period
Story Time Program $15* 1 week
Story Time Program Presenter ) $50 + program fee
* Shipping costs not included
+ If requesting museum educator outside of 30 mile radius from museum additional travel fees will apply. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance if requesting a presenter.