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This month at the Delaware Children's Museum (DCM) we are rolling up our sleeves for explorations into some marvelous mixtures. What are acids and bases, and what happens when some of them combine? What substances make the stickiest glue? Can you make a square bubble? Can you create an art project that needs to be…microwaved? Come immerse yourself in fun while answering these questions!
Calling all scientists! Learn about the states of matter and paint with pancake batter during “Liquid Lollipops,” explore some of the science behind adhesives while making your own glue in “Sticky Solutions,” experience a new twist on the classic baking soda and vinegar reaction with “Exploding Sidewalk Chalk,” and experiment with the sizes and shapes of bubbles in “Bubbleometry.”
Don’t forget to visit our newly opened Tree Pavilion, crawl through its-hollowed out trunk, and maybe take a picture inside!
***Featured Events and Programs***
May 7 • 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Future pilots wanted! Celebrate flight and all things that soar through the air during this interactive, monthly physics adventure. This month we'll be making arrow paper airplanes. Learn about the forces of drag, thrust, lift, and gravity that keep airplanes aloft and throw for distance down the hallway or accuracy, using our giant targets.
Try Science: Be a Physicist
May 14 • 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Become a junior physicist for the day as you experiment with matter and energy and the interactions between the two. Learn about Bernoulli’s Principle by designing some unique aircraft; explore potential and kinetic energy by designing your own marble roller coaster, and guide a ping-pong ball toward a target with a stomp-launcher in “Punkin Chunkin.” This weekend we will be joined by special guests from the University of Delaware K-12 Engineering Outreach program, providers of the “Punkin Chunkin” activitiy.
Learn about the Power of Me with Stuffee!
May 21 • 11am, 1pm & 3pm
“Come meet Stuffee, our 7’ cloth doll and ambassador for good health. Stuffee unzips to reveal major organs, which makes learning about anatomy, health, and nutrition fun!”
Jr. Engineers: Be an Aerospace Engineer
May 28 • 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
3-2-1 Blast off! Learn how astronauts prepare for time in space and some of the many tasks they perform while there. Then, create your own space capsule from recycled materials. Make sure it keeps your marshmallow astronauts safe as you perform test flights from various heights and make adjustments to create the best prototype possible.
***Fun $5 after 5 Friday Night Programs***
May 6 • 5pm-7pm
Arrrgh Mateys! Meet at the pirate ship for a fun-filled adventure led by the DCM’s own pirates-in-residence. Read a pirate story, learn to talk like a pirate, and construct an important tool to take with you on a museum-wide treasure hunt.
Family Game Night
May 13 • 5pm-8pm
All throughout the museum enjoy classic family games with some added DCM flavor. Challenge a friend to a game of giant checkers, play ‘plate toss tic tac toe’, jumbo Jenga and more. Then learn some new games that the whole family can enjoy together!
DCM Scavenger Hunt
May 20 • 5pm-8pm
Do you have sharp eyes? Are you an “Eye Spy” master? Look high and low around the Museum to spot our hidden objects! Once you've found the hidden items, turn in your completed scavenger hunt for a cool prize! Make sure you stop and play along the way!
DCM Recycled Makerspace
May 27 • 5pm-7pm
We love to build and create new things here at the DCM, so much that we have created a makerspace! Come join us as we gather to create, invent and learn while reusing household items. You bring your imagination and we will supply everything else!