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.
Let’s build something together!
This month the Delaware Children's Museum (DCM) is exploring physics and engineering. There are so many ways to build here; from the connecting slats in our Structures exhibit, to the giant blue Imagination Playground blocks, your imagination is sure to get a full workout. Have you seen our newest building kit called Rigamajig? This collection of wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts, and rope is bringing more hours of STEAM and hands-on, playful learning to every visitor! Come check it out!
Calling all future engineers and Physicists! Test your stacking skills during “Cup Castles”, create a one-of-a-kind “Cotton-ball Catapult” and see how far your payload will go. Learn about the push and pull forces of “Mysterious Magnets” and explore what happens behind a light switch in “Complete The Circuit”. Build one of the oldest toys in history during “Tinker Tops” and play with our light up, interlocking brick collection: “Laser Pegs”. What will you build today?
***Featured Events and Programs***
February 6 • 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Future pilots wanted! Celebrate flight and all things that soar through the air during this interactive, monthly physics adventure. Every month we'll explore a different flying creation. Learn about drag, resistance, lift, and thrust (the forces that keep airplanes aloft); then make your own craft and perform some flight trials off the Stratosphere or down the hallway.
Try Science: Be a Space Scientist
February 13 • 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Joins us for "Try Science," our family science career series where children (and grown-ups!) can "Try On" science! Each month we will conduct fun experiments, examine live organisms up close, and learn all about difference science careers in an interactive laboratory designed to inspire children of all ages to become confident science learners.
Learn about the Power of Me with Stuffee!
February 13 • 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!”
Show Me the Money - President’s Day Weekend
February 13, 14 & 15• 11am-2pm
Join Scott Vogel, a local numismatist (coin collector) for some currency fun. He will showcase some of his vast collection and answer your questions about coins and paper money.
Special Performance: The Imagination Players
February 15 • 11am-11:30am
Experience a special performance by The Imagination Players, a local troupe of energetic and talented youth (rangingin age from 7 to 17 years) who enjoy using song and dance to spread goodwill. Although they enjoy performing, their focus is always on community, leadership, tolerance and peace. www.imaginationplayers.com
National Engineers Week
February 23-27• check calendar for times daily
“Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, Engineers Week (February 21–27, 2016) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers”. Join the DCM as we celebrate EWeek with two of our favorite activities: Zip-Line Racers and Bristle Bots!
Jr. Engineers: Be an Acoustical Engineer
February 27 • 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Join us for our monthly "Junior Engineers" workshop series designed to spark interests in different engineering careers. Together we'll explore the many different types of engineers from civil, to mechanical, to chemical, and more! Each workshop is filled with fun, hands-on activities, experiments, and demonstrations that the whole family will enjoy. Are you ready to become a junior engineer?