Fall into Fun at the DCM

There's always something NEW happening at the Delaware Children's Museum! Featuring new hours of operation and reduced admission pricing, new exhibits (including an interactive touch tank aquarium opening late-October 2014!), and daily hands-on programs, the DCM is the perfect destination for fall family fun.


With the big kids back to school full time, the DCM shifts its weekday programming focus to cater specifically to its youngest visitors this fall. Scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, at 10:30am, families can join the DCM for a new line of programs designed to engage preschool-aged children in interactive learning opportunities. On Tuesday mornings, embark on new adventures in “Tunnel Tales,” a weekly story time featuring topics from airplanes to zebras and everything in between. On Wednesday mornings, “Science About the Stories” meshes an interactive read-aloud experience with a series of simple science experiments and activity stations that relate to the story. Concluding the week on Thursday mornings, “Preschool Math Zone” aims to make math more fun, engaging, and approachable by using a variety of common household items to introduce and practice math readiness skills, including the concepts of sorting, matching, counting, number recognition, and sequencing.


Healthy hearts, healthy bodies, and healthy habits are highlighted throughout the month of October with daily interactive programs for the whole family. Learn all about the strongest muscle in our body, the heart, and how to keep it pumping strong during "Healthy Hearts" (Oct. 1-5); discover how easily germs spread and the importance of hand-washing during "Germ Busters" (Oct. 8-12); un-zip our 7ft tall anatomy doll and get an up-close look at the digestive system during "Stuffee Science" (Oct. 13-19); and explore the bones that make up our skeleton during "Bare Bones" (Oct. 22-26).


On Wednesday, October 15, join us for "$2 Night" from 5pm-8pm. Enjoy playtime in the evening hours at the DCM for just $2 per person. At 6pm, don't miss "Science About the Stories" for an interactive reading of Wendy Pfeffer's book, Sounds All Around.


As the month winds down, get into the Halloween spirit at the DCM with spooktacular experiments and boo-tastic fun! Discover secret messages, things that glow, boo bubbles, and ghost mud during "Spooky Science" (Oct. 29-Nov. 2), and drop in during "Open Studio: Monster Madness" to create your own crayon-resisting spider webs, paint spooky pictures, and get elbow deep in our oozing slime buckets (Oct. 28-Nov. 2). Don't forget, the DCM is open on Halloween, October 31, from 10am-8pm. Stop in for some spooky fun in your costumes before heading out to trick-or-treat around your neighborhood!



***Featured Events and Programs***

Try Science: Be a Geologist

Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12 • 11am and 1pm

  • Calling all rockhounds! If you have a rock collection at home, come home with rocks in your pocket, or are curious about the different types of rocks you find at the beach or on the playground . . . this class is for you! Become a junior geologist in the lab-classroom when you will choose your own rock and perform different tests to learn more about it. Create a group demonstration of the rock cycle, explore our cave for geodes and crystals, and classify different rock samples into igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic groups. Try Science is funded, in part, by DuPont and Dow Chemical


Junior Engineers: Be an Aeronautical Engineer

Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26 • 11am and 1pm

  • Join us for our new monthly "Junior Engineers" workshop series designed to spark interests in different engineering careers. This month we're learning all about aeronautical engineers. Join us as we design and test several different kinds of aircraft, discover some of the different jobs an aeronautical engineer might perform, and explore the principles that allow different flying objects such as hang gliders, blimps, and helicopters to stay airborne. "Junior Engineers" is made possible, in part, by InterDigital

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