Good Day, Sunshine . . .
The Delaware Children’s Museum (DCM) is having an out of this world month as we explore the science of all things solar!
Throughout the month, junior astronomers can learn about the Sun’s energy and the different ways people use its rays during “Solar Powered;” make ooey-gooey s’mores in a homemade solar-powered oven during “Solar S’mores;” discover, test, and experiment with slimy sunscreen in “Sunscreen Science;” find out how to tell time with your own sundial in “Sun Shadows;” and learn about the power of ultraviolet rays and the science of light-sensitivity in “Solar Camera” by making your very own masterpiece totally powered by the sun.
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 we’ll learn what it takes to “Be an Ornithologist” as we get to know our fine feathered friends on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12.
After learning what it’s like being an ornithologist, make sure your calendars are open for the next edition of “Junior Engineers” on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 26. This month you can “Be a Sustainable Design Engineer” for the day and learn all about biomimicry and explore different benefits of sustainable design engineering. Learn about rooftop gardens and discover the power of renewable resources such as water, wind, and sun.
***Featured Events and Programs***
Silhouette Artist: Keith Donaldson
Tuesday, July 14 • 10:30am-3pm
Keith Donaldson, renowned silhouette portrait artist from Walt Disney World, will be back at the DCM for one day only to hand-cut your children's silhouettes. These timeless portraits make wonderful keepsakes that are treasured by families for generations to come! All portraits include two matted copies and advanced reservations are required. Don't wait, spots fill up quickly! For scheduling and pricing information, click here.
Wednesday, July 15 • 5pm-8pm
Visit the Museum in the evening hours for just $2 per person! Spend extra time playing in the exhibits, make a recycled creation in the studio, and race your friends in the DCM Speedway. At 6pm, join us for “Science About the Stories” as we read Eric Carle’s book, The Tiny Seed, about a traveling seed that eventually grows into a giant beautiful flower. Following the story, kids can explore seeds in different activity learning stations.
Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18 • 11am-4pm
Grab grandpa and grandma to explore the process of scientific inquiry with fun, hands on experiments. We’ll uncover the iron in your breakfast cereal, experiment with acids and bases, help make some elephant toothpaste, and concoct some slimy gak to take home!