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For the month of January we are engaging with pretend play in the studio! Check out the sensory table this month to do make some marshmallow igloos, play with some play foam, create some snow tracks, and feel the different textures in our sparkle slime! You can also “Put on a show,” and save some patients with our “DCM Hospital.” Take some time later in the month to go shopping at the “DCM Supermarket”, or practice your cooking skills with our “DCM Bakery!” See the daily calendar to know which activity is happening each week! Test
***Featured Events and Programs***
“Snowflake Express” January 7• 5pm – 8pm “
Journey into a winter wonderland at the Delaware Children’s Museum’s 5th annual holiday fundraiser! Support our educational programs within the DCM by participating in 3 hours of specialized programming; Enjoy our beautiful winter decorations and our hot chocolate bar, watch and engage with a 45 minute performance by Steve the Magic Conductor, and enjoy hands on science programming and art projects!
“Aviation Adventures” January 7• 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
Future pilots wanted! Celebrate flight and all things that soar through the air during this interactive, monthly physics adventure.
“Try Science: Physiologist” January 14• 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
Stop by the STEM room to learn all about physiology and participate in related programming!
“Stuffee” January 21• 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
Where does your food go after you swallow it? Come join us as we embark on a journey through the digestive system with Stuffee, our 7 foot tall doll who will help us understand more about how our bodies work. Investigate activity tables to learn more about circulation and the heart, and put together a life-sized skeleton puzzle as well.
“Pom Party” January 14, January 21, January 28• 10am - 4:45pm Drop In
We are having a pom party in Studio D! Stop by and see what kind of pom pom you can creative with a variety of colored yarn! You can also create some unique snow tracks, paint a picture on an easel, or hang out with a friend and read a book!
“Junior Engineers: Materials Science” January 28• 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
Stop by the STEM room to learn all about material science, or the “ study of stuff,” and participate in related programming!
***Fun $5 after 5 Friday Night Programs***
January 6 • 5pm-8pm
Balance jump, and jog, and your way through the elements of the DCM Gym obstacle course! Try out some stilts, hop from one river stone to the next, or aim the bean bags into the target. Have fun practicing your agility, balance, and endurance as you get your heart pumping with some fun exercise!
Family Game Night
January 13 • 5pm-8pm
All throughout the museum enjoy classic family games with some added DCM flavor. Challenge a friend to a game of giant bowling, find the matches in a game of Memory, 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
January 20 • 5pm-8pm
Do you have sharp eyes? Use them to search for fall- themed items hidden throughout the museum. Pick up an instruction sheet at the front desk when you arrive and see if you can locate all ten items during your visit!
DCM Recycled Makerspace
January 27• 5pm-7pm
We love to build and create new things here at the DCM, so much that we have created a makerspace! Come join us as we gather to create, invent and learn while reusing household items. You bring your imagination and we will supply everything else!