It's A New Year . . .
. . . and that means NEW things to discover at the Delaware Children’s Museum! This month we’re exploring the science behind sound, how it travels, how our brains and ears process it, and the different noises that animals and objects make.
On different days, you can learn about what it means to be an audiologist during “Try Science: Be An Audiologist” and build a model sound wave to explore the science behind how our ears work; experiment with “Liquid Sound” by making your very own water whistle; check out our “Vibration Station” to learn about how sound waves travel using metal objects; and give your ears and brain some exercise as you guess what’s inside our mystery shakers during “Sound Memory Mystery Game.”
On MLK Day, Monday, January 19, the DCM is open for special holiday Monday hours from 10am-3pm. In addition to public programming scheduled throughout the day, DCM Members can enjoy a special “Member Monday” science lounge filled with activities that will challenge the mind and body!
Now that the DCM is open late 'til 8pm on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the year, there’s extra time to play in the exhibits, extra time for new explorations at our new Touch Tank Aquarium, and extra fun activities to enjoy all night long. Join us every Friday and Saturday night in January for “Pirates Ahoy!” and go on a “Sea Life Scavenger Hunt.” Meet at our new pirate ship during “Pirates Ahoy!” for a fun-filled adventure led by the DCM’s own pirate-in-residence. And every night is "Sea Life Scavenger Hunt" adventure! Grab a scavenger sheet at our Admissions Desk, then look high and low to spot our hidden aquatic friends all around the Museum. Once you’ve found all of the hidden items, turn in your sheet for a shark’s tooth surprise!
***Featured Events and Programs***
Wednesday, January 21 • 5pm-8pm
- Visit the Museum in the evening hours for just $2 per person! Spend extra time playing in the exhibits, create play dough masterpieces, and build imaginative structures in the DCM Block Party. At 6pm, join us for “Science About the Stories” as we read Pat Hutchins’ book, The Wind Blew, about a very windy day.
Grand Adventures: Floating Fruit
Friday & Saturday, January 16 & 17 • 11am-4pm
- Grandparents and grandkids can enjoy a day of play together during this fun kitchen science series! This month, we’re exploring hands-on investigations revolving around why fruit floats.
Junior Engineers: Be an Electrical Engineer
Friday & Saturday, January 23 & 24 • 11am-12pm & 1pm-2pm
- Join us for hands-on demonstrations and activities as we learn about what electrical engineers do, how electricity works, and how we are all conductors of energy.