Baby, It's Cold Outside . . .

. . . but it's nice and toasty INSIDE the Delaware Children’s Museum (DCM)! This month we’re exploring the science behind the freezin’ season with interactive, snow-filled programs and a holiday fundraising event that’s overflowing with all things snowy and delightful.


There’s no need for mittens, hats, or layers once inside the DCM, but that doesn’t mean the winter-themed fun can’t travel indoors! On different days, you can investigate the heat-conserving properties of blubber by trying out our very own "Blubber Glove;" explore the different properties of water after it freezes during "Subzero Science;" and learn all about how snowflakes form during "Let it Snow!" with hands-on activities that include using chemistry to craft your own Borax Crystal Snowflake ornament to take home. Don't miss the fun! Check our calendar below for the dates and times of all winter programs.


On the evening of Wednesday, December 17, join us for the DCM's monthly $2 Night, from 5pm-8pm. At 6pm, join us for “Science About the Stories” as we read Pat Hutchins’ book, The Wind Blew, about a very windy day. Following the story, kids can explore the science behind air in different activity stations, including making a paper airplane to take home! 



***Featured Events and Programs***


DCM Snowflake Festival

Saturday, December 27 • 5pm-8pm




New Year's Rockin' Noon

Wednesday, December 31 • 11am-12:30pm


  • Let the countdown begin! Ring in 2015 at the DCM with a special New Year's Eve countdown celebration that won't conflict with your kid's bedtime. Grab some confetti, create your own sparkly "New Year's Eve Noisemaker" in the Delaware College Investment Plan Studio D gallery, and join in our "New Year's Rockin' Noon" countdown to 12PM with a rockin' DCM dance party. When the clock strikes 12-noon, brace yourself for a shower of confetti and a colorful start to a wonderful new year.



DCM Holiday Happy Hour: Shopping Nights for Grown-ups

December 4, 11, & 18 • 5:30pm-7:30pm


  • Take the stress out of shopping this holiday season during "Holiday Happy Hour" shopping nights at the DCM for grown-ups. Enjoy complimentary wine and light snacks, as well as free gift wrapping services, as you shop 'til you drop in the DCM's Fun in Store gift shop. Plus, don't forget, DCM Members receive 20% off merchandise in the store! (Food services generously sponsored by the Kenny Family Foundation. Please note: DCM Holiday Happy Hour nights are strictly for grown-ups only, ages 21+).



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