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Caution: Fun Up Ahead!
We're out to build imaginative minds at the Delaware Children’s Museum (DCM), and all month long we're digging up lots of fun with construction-themed programs and activities that the whole family will enjoy!
Unconventional construction tools take shape during our month-long building adventure at the DCM. What will you create? Rev up your bulldozer, get your hard hat on, and head on over to “Open Studio: Construction Junction” for some abstract art using toy construction vehicles in replace of paintbrushes. Slow down and put your imagination to work during “Straw-ctural Engineering” as we attempt to build sturdy bridges out of straws. Be prepared to stop and put your stacking skills to the test during “Cup Castles” to see how high you can build your cups without falling. Road work ahead: make your own brick creation with “Laser Bricks,” then flip on the lights to see your building masterpiece illuminate! And take a detour over to “Paper Building” to see what it takes to build a structure that can hold 5 pounds using only paper.
On Monday, April 6, the DCM is open for special holiday Monday hours, from 10am-3pm. Throughout the day, DCM Members are invited to join us for another edition of our "Member Monday" series as we conduct experiments using the humble egg as our main material. Together we'll construct a capsule to cushion your egg craft and launch it from the top of the Stratosphere; make an eggshell geode using common household items; explore the concept of density by examining a floating egg; and more!
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. This month, on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, we’ll learn what it takes to “Be a Physicist” as we experiment with matter and energy and the interactions between them. After exploring the world of a physicist, mark your calendars for the next edition of “Junior Engineers” on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26. Join us for hands-on demonstrations and activities as we learn what it takes to "Be an Architectural Engineer."
***Featured Events and Programs***
DCM’s 5th Birthday Bash
Friday, April 24 • 10am-8pm
The DCM is turning FIVE and we're inviting you to our biggest birthday bash yet! All throughout the day we're playing GIANT-sized birthday games that the whole family can enjoy together. Plus we'll have plenty of fun birthday crafts, treats, dance parties, performances, and more! And as an extra special birthday surprise, we're ditching the traditional birthday candles for our signature outdoor soda geyser experiment. Nothing says "Happy Birthday, DCM!" more than a few dozen soda geysers erupting 30ft into the air!
DCM 5th Birthday Bash activities are scheduled throughout the day, but the main event begins at 5pm! All activities are included in the cost of general DCM admission ($8.75 per person). DCM Members and children under the age of 12 months are free.
Every Friday and Saturday night • Starting at 5pm
The DCM is open late 'til 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays for extra family fun! Starting at 5pm, meet at our new pirate ship exhibit for fun-filled adventure led by the DCM's own pirate-in-residence. Together we'll read a pirate story, learn to talk like a pirate, and travel on a Museum-wide treasure hunt for hidden booty!