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!
To Infinity and Beyond!
3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . BLAST OFF into the DCM’s galaxy this month and discover outer space here on Earth!
Every day is a "Block Party" at the DCM this month. Using your imagination, and blocks of every sort, size, and shape, construct your own unique structure fit for an astronaut! What will YOU build? A rocket ship? A space station? A fort fit for the moon? Build your way through our active construction zone!
The planetary party is just getting started as the fun continues with daily, space-themed programs. On different days, discover the size, distance, and shapes of planets in our solar system during “Planetary Perceptions” (Mar. 4-9); “Keep on Moving” and find out what else is going on in our massive universe (Mar. 11-16); stop by and study Earth’s wacky weather with “Seasonal Temperatures” (Mar. 18-23); and peruse precipitation patterns on Earth with “Precipitation Station” (Mar. 25-30).
Calling all astronauts! Our “Open Studio” programs throughout the month feature out-of-this-world inspired crafts! Test your skills with moon model magic (Mar. 4-9); create a recycled rocket or play with galaxy goo (Mar. 11-16); blast off into outer space in a galactic space expedition and sculpt with moon sand (Mar. 18-23); and even design your own masterpiece with space dough (Mar. 25-30).
The second weekend of every month brings the DCM's science-career family workshop series, Try Science. This month you can discover your inner engineer with "Try Science: Be an Engineer" on Saturday and Sunday, March 8 & 9. Activities include designing marble roller coasters, constructing propeller-driven zip line racers, and creating imaginative structures out of a variety of building materials.
The evening of March 19 is the DCM’s monthly "$2 Night," from 5-7pm! Visit the Museum during these 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” as we read Graeme Base’s book, The Water Hole, about how animals from all over the world stay hydrated! Following the story, kids can explore water in different interactive activity stations, including testing the absorbency of multiple materials and predicting the buoyancy of a variety of objects (will it sink or float?) "Science about the Stories" is funded, in part, by The PNC Foundation.
Save the date for a royal weekend filled with Princes and Princesses! Join us on Saturday, March 15, at 1pm as First State Ballet Theatre performs excerpts from their upcoming production of Cinderella (running April 12 & 13 at The Grand Opera House). Stay after the performance for a chance to meet with the ballerinas (bring your camera!). And on Sunday, March 16, at 1pm, enjoy a spell-binding performance by Princess Aurora and Prince Rafe supported by other cast members from the Delaware Children’s Theatre upcoming production of Sleeping Beauty (opening April 5 at DCT) as they dance, perform songs, and meet-and-greet with DCM families. Afterward, children are invited to meet & greet with the Prince and Princess!
Plus all weekend long, you can participate in a museum-wide “Royal Scavenger Hunt” and enter to win a prize fit for a king (9am-4:30pm); learn all about royal families from around the globe during “Royal Reading Time” (10am and 3pm); and design your very own royal scepter, family crest, and crown in “Aristocrat Art” (10am-4pm).
Guests that come dressed as a prince, princess, or knight will receive $2 off general admission all weekend long.
All programs during normal hours are free with admission (unless otherwise specified), and are subject to possible delay, substitution, and/or cancellation