Story Time

Story Time Kohl Children's Museum

Story Time takes place every Monday at 11 a.m. and every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Walk into the pages of a different book every two weeks with our interactive storytelling led by Museum professionals.

May 17, 22, 24, 29, & 31: Down by the Station by Will Hillenbrand
A group of mischievous, playful, and sleepy baby animals is on their way to the children's zoo, but they need to hurry - they can't be late to greet the first busload of children!

Jun 5, 7, 12, & 14: Block City by Robert Louis Stevenson
Bright colors, bold shapes, and retro style accompany classic author Robert Louis Stevenson's timeless poem.

Jun 19, 21, 26, & 28: Go, Go, Grapes! A Fruit Chant by April Pulley Sayre
Rah, rah, raspberries! Go, go, grapes! / Savor the flavors. Find fruity shapes! Fruit takes center stage in this delectable ode to healthy eating.

Jul 3, 5, 10, & 12: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
One creative kid floods his world with color, painting first the walls, then the ceiling, then HIMSELF!  Oh no--here comes Mama!

Jul 17, 19, 24, 26 & 31: I Hatched by Jill Esbaum
A baby chick bursts from his egg and into the world with hilarious enthusiasm, awe, and I-can't-help-myself energy.

Aug 2, 7, 9, 14 & 16: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
“Let the wild rumpus start" as you travel with Max to a strange island populated by wild creatures in one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time.

Aug 21, 23, 28, & 30: You See a Circus, I See… by Mike Downs
All is not as it seems around the big top. The strongman loses wrestling matches, and the daring trapeze artists make their son do homework. Is this the circus? Or is this just a cozy home?

Sep 6, 18 & 20: The Squiggle by Carole Lexa Schaefer
What magic can be found in a piece of string?  Unique illustrations, inspired by Asian brush-stroke paintings, transform the simple thread into fireworks, thunderclouds, and even the moon.  

Sep 25 & 27: What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this interactive guessing book.