Special Events:

In addition to our ongoing programs, we have some exciting special events both at the DCM and around Wilmington too! Check back here and the calendar below frequently for updates and changes. Hope to see you soon! 



April Showers Bring May Flowers . . .

With the weather getting warmer, springtime fun is sprouting at the DCM with daily, plant-themed programs. On different days you can create your own “Biome in a Bag” with a seed and a few drops of water (Apr. 1-6); make some “Plant Pals” and watch as your new friend’s funny hair grows (Apr. 8-13); discover “Precious Pollinators” (Apr. 15-19); and learn about the science of solid Earth during “Geology Rocks!” (Apr. 29-May 4). 


For an artsy twist on the springtime fun, head into the Delaware College Investment Plan Studio D during our "Open Studio" hours. Kids can create their own recycled rain stick (Apr. 1-6); craft a chirping bird and a nest to go along with it (Apr. 8-13); design a cherry blossom tree and play with our herb-scented play dough (Apr. 15-19); create and take home an egg carton bird feeder (Apr. 21-27); and capture the true colors of a flower with a unique pounding technique (Apr. 29-May 4).


Every day is a "Block Party" at the DCM this month. Using your imagination, and blocks of every sort, size, and shape, create your ideal urban area. What will YOU build? Streets? Schools? Airports? Build your way through our active construction zone now through April 27!


The second weekend of every month brings the DCM's science-career family workshop series, Try Science. This month you can explore your love of animals with "Try Science: Be a Zoologist" on Saturday and Sunday, April 12 & 13. Activities include discovering different animals’ camouflage, identifying and classifying different groups of creatures, and learning all about animals and zoologists!


The evening of April 16 is the DCM’s monthly "$2 Night" from 5pm-7pm! Visit the Museum during the evening hours for just $2 per person, and enjoy all the hands-on exhibits together, spend extra time building in the DCM Block Party, and join us at 6pm for “Science about the Stories.” Throughout the night, families can also stop by the Nemours table to get tips on how to prepare for fun in the sun with “Safety Education and Injury Prevention.” Nemours staff will be on-hand with fun games, activities, and giveaways as we learn more about how to be sun and helmet safe.



***Featured Events***

Grand Adventures:

  • On Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, drop into the DCM’s new exploration series for grandparents and their grandkids. This month we will learn all about how your garden grows and how plants receive nutrition. Activities include examining celery capillaries and learning how plants drink.


Earth Week:

  • Our week-long Earth extravaganza (Apr. 21-27) will put the three Rs into use: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! Come celebrate Earth Day with different activities all week long as we transform ordinary water bottles into extraordinary new creations. Bring in your own empty water bottle, and save $1 off general admission to the DCM throughout the week!


Look Who’s Turning 4!

  • Happy Birthday, DCM! Thursday, April 24 will mark four years since we’ve opened our doors — so naturally a four-day birthday celebration is in order! On April 24 through April 27, join in the birthday bash fun with museum-wide activities that include rockin' DCM dance parties, birthday party crafts, scavenger hunts, birthday stories, and more. On our official birthday, Thursday, April 24, experience extra-special birthday celebrations throughout the day including outdoor soda geyser explosions (10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm) and $4 per person admission rates for everyone who visits the DCM between 9am-10am. Extra fun and savings for an extra special birthday!


All programs during normal hours are free with admission (unless otherwise specified), and are subject to possible delay, substitution, and/or cancellation.


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