3, 2, 1, Blast Off!
Houston, we don't have a problem! But we do have a month of space-themed fun planned at the Delaware Children's Museum. Fly over the moon to infinity and beyond as we explore outer space and the power of light all month long.
Brighten your day by learning about how light bounces and moves all over the universe during "Bending and Bouncing Light." Discover how small the Earth is compared to the biggest star in our galaxy (the Sun) during "Planetary Perceptions." And fly with us to the "Marvelous Moon" to discover craters, moon phases, and fun facts about this massive rock.
On the second weekend of every month, join us for our monthly “Try Science” series where kids can learn about different types of science careers with hands-on experiments and activities. This month, on Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, we’ll learn what it takes to “Be a Biologist” as we experiment with microscopes and get a magnified look at the world around us. After exploring the world of biology, mark your calendars for the next edition of “Junior Engineers” on Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, and “Be a Biomechanical Engineer” for the day! Activities include making rubbery slime to learn about properties of semi-solids used in prosthetic limb design; testing a model hand made out of common household materials; examining our grip strength; and discovering how our joints move while learning about friction.
***Featured Events and Programs***
Meet the Author: Victoria's Glow Stick
Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3 • 11am-12pm
Join us as we welcome local Philadelphia author and school psychologist, Shannon Ellis, for an interactive reading of her new children's book, Victoria's Glow Stick. Ellis will be at the DCM on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, from 11am-12pm. Following the read-aloud of Victoria's Glow Stick, participate in fun activities and games related to the book that will help children expand critical thinking and cognitive development.
Racing on the Riverfront Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, May 30 • 9am-3pm
The inaugural Racing on the Riverfront Dragon Boat Festival is rolling into Wilmington’s Riverfront! Form a team of your own and compete against your peers as you race down the Christina River. Local companies, community groups, associations, high school and colleges are encouraged to join in the festivities by forming a team for this exciting event. Event proceeds will benefit the Delaware Children’s Museum.