For a day-by-day look at what's going on inside the big yellow building on the Riverfront, scroll down to our calendar listings at the bottom of the page.
Thankful Days of Play
The Delaware Children’s Museum (DCM) is celebrating November with all things food! Turkey day will be here soon, and as much as we love eating healthy foods, we LOVE to PLAY with our food! Stop by anytime this month as we explore the science of food with hands-on programs and activities.
Come learn about a pumpkin’s life cycle and how they grow and during “Inside Out Pumpkin”; find out what starch is and how to test for it in the foods you eat, in “Investigation Station: Starch;” learn about surface tension with “Rainbow Milk;”. Discover density by making “Rainbow Sugar Columns”; and if you’ve never painted with pancakes, here’s your chance during "Pancake Paintings"!
On the second Saturday of every month, join us for our monthly “Try Science” series. This month we’ll learn what it takes to “Be a Meteorologist” on Saturday, November 14. Then check out this month’s edition of “Junior Engineers” on Saturday, November 28, as we learn what it takes to “Be a Biomedical Engineer.”
Pumpkin Splat Saturday
November 1 • 2pm
What happens when you drop a pumpkin from a height of 10ft? What about 25ft? How long does it take to fall and how fast does it go? More importantly, how far will it SPLAT? Come the DCM and learn about gravity, velocity, potential energy, kinetic energy and more as we explore Physics with pumpkins!
November 3 • 11am
What does it mean to be a superhero? Here at the DCM we think the people in our communities who use their strengths to help other people are superheroes! Join us the first Tuesday of every month to hear local heroes like police officers, nurses and pilots bring a fun and interactive story to life. Who is your favorite superhero?
Learn about the Power of Me with Stuffee!
November 7 • 11am, 1pm & 3pm
“Come meet Stuffee, our 7’ cloth doll and ambassador for good health. Stuffee unzips to reveal major organs, which makes learning about anatomy, health, and nutrition fun!”
Peter the Eater
November 21 • 11:30am & 1:30pm
Come meet Prince Peter, a 5-foot tall teaching doll with life-size, interactive digestive, circulatory, and respiratory systems that allow kids to get a hands-on peek at their insides. Prince Peter, the royally good eater, knows "you are what you eat" and empowers kids to take charge of their bodies, minds, and food choices with healthy habits for all ages. Kimmel Proctor, author of ‘Prince Peter Eats the Sun” (and dear friend of the DCM) is bringing her interactive, life-size Prince Peter doll to help families go beyond the book and delve deeper into the importance of eating foods that don’t only taste great, but that are also great for you!
***New Friday and Saturday Night Programs***
November 6 & 7 • 5pm-8pm
Arrrgh Mateys! Meet at the pirate ship for a fun-filled adventure led by the DCM’s own pirates-in-residence. Read a pirate story, learn to talk like a pirate, and construct an important tool to take with you on a museum-wide treasure hunt.
Family Game Night
November 13 & 14 • 5pm-8pm
All throughout the museum enjoy classic family games with some added DCM flavor. Challenge a friend to a game of giant checkers, play ‘plate toss tic tac toe’, jumbo Jenga and more. Then learn some new games that the whole family can enjoy together!
DCM Scavenger Hunt
November 20 & 21 • 5pm-8pm
Do you have sharp eyes? Are you an “Eye Spy” master? Look high and low around the Museum to spot our hidden objects! Once you've found the hidden items, turn in your completed scavenger hunt for a cool prize! Make sure you stop and play along the way!
DCM Dance Party
November 27 & 28 • 5pm-8pm
We love to dance at the DCM! Dancing is a fun way to get exercise and express ourselves. Come bust a groove and show us your moves as we listen to music from around the world and learn how different cultures dance!