For a day-by-day look at what's going on inside the big yellow building on the Riverfront, scroll down to our calendar listings at the bottom of the page.
Full speed ahead into fall!
The Delaware Children’s Museum (DCM) is zooming into September as we explore all different methods of transportation. Then, as the leaves begin to change, discover the science of the fall season with hands-on programs and activities!
This month we're discovering what makes cars, planes, boats and more zip across different surfaces. Together we'll investigate aerodynamics and friction, two racing-science fundamentals, in “Racing Ramps;” figure out how to build our very own floating boats in “Boat Float;” and construct "Egg Carton Helicopters" and then countdown as we fly them off the top of our Stratosphere exhibition.
Later in the month, we’ll get a closer look at deciduous leaves and their beautiful changing colors in “Un-be-leaf-able;” then we’ll investigate evergreen beauties, coniferous trees, in “Coniferous Cones.”
On the second weekend of every month, join us for our monthly “Try Science” series. This month we’ll learn what it takes to “Be a Food Scientist” on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13. Then check out this month’s edition of “Junior Engineers” on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, as we learn what it takes to “Be an Acoustical Engineer.”
***Featured Events and Programs***
Saturday, September 5 • 12pm-3pm
Get ready to go on an intergalactic journey as the Empire invades the DCM! For the second year in a row, the DCM is hosting an out-of-this-world event featuring your favorite Star Wars characters from Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion (a professional costuming organization dedicated to re-creating authentic costumes of the Dark Side characters from Star Wars). Shake hands, high-five, and pose for pictures with your favorite Star Wars characters, and then blast off into outer space with hands-on programs that explore the science of Star Wars.
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Saturday, September 19 • 10am-8pm
Arrrgh, mateys! Meet at our new pirate ship exhibit for fun-filled adventures all day, led by the DCM’s own pirate-in-residence. Read pirate stories, learn to talk like a pirate, and construct an important tool to aid you on a Museum-wide treasure hunt for hidden booty!
Saturday, October 3 • FSBT performance at 3pm
A royal treatment awaits you at the DCM! Come dressed in your best regal attire - as a prince, princess, or knight - and unleash your inner royalty with a day of prince- and princess-themed activities and a special performance by First State Ballet Theatre, Delaware's professional ballet company. At 3pm, staged in the DCM's Open Gallery, First State Ballet will enchant us with excerpts from their upcoming production of Sleeping Beauty (premiering October 17 & 18 at the Grand Opera House). Following the performance, enjoy an interactive demonstration on how FSBT tells ballet stories through mime, and then meet & greet with the Sleeping Beauty dancers!
Modified hours of operation for September 2015:
While the kids are busy heading back to school, the DCM will be heading to work! Throughout the month of September 2015, the DCM will be open under a modified schedule for annual Museum maintenance, exhibit improvements, and deep cleaning. Click here to view our modified hours of operation for September.