Stay Cool and Discover the Wonders of Water!
Can't handle the August heat? Cool off at the DCM with some exciting water-themed programs that are sure to make a splash all month long.
Prepare for water fun! Learn all about the water cycle and take a piece of it home in "Water Cycle Wonders: Evaporation Station" (August 5 - 10); experiment with different objects to see what floats and what sinks in "Sink or Float Science" (August 12 - 17); explore the difference between water-loving and water-repelling liquids and solids with "Hydro-Mania!" (August 19 - 24); and discover the hidden secrets of solubility in "Soluble Solutions" (August 26 - 31).
Join us for our daily "Open Studio" hours this month and roll up your sleeves for sensory fun! On different days of the month, kids can construct a cardboard face made from recycled materials, have fun with kitchen duty in the studio, pop bubbles and play with fluffy Bubber, feel the cool sensation of colorful water beads, and discover what happens when you mix ice, watercolors, and salt.
Our monthly science-career series returns on Saturday & Sunday, August 9 & 10, with "Try Science: Be an Ecologist." Become one with the outdoors as you explore plants, animals, and ecosystems. Get your hands dirty while investigating decomposition and composting, learn the surprising ways in which animals get water, help build a collaborative eco-column and even create a mini-ecosystem right in the classroom!
"End of Summer Bash"
- Summer is almost over and the DCM is ready to end the season right. Join us on Friday, August 22, from 5-8pm for one of our last $5 Fridays of the summer. Come help us set off a total of 300 soda geysers throughout the course of the night during this three-hour indoor/outdoor bash for the whole family! Then come inside for a dance party, a special performance, and playtime in the Museum's exhibitions. Ever seen a hot dog explode? Witness Delmarva Power Company using electricity to make hot dogs burst. Plus, enjoy the many awesome activities provided by other local organizations such as Brandywine Zoo, Stratosphere Trampoline Park, food vendors like the Wandering Chef, and much more!
"Star Wars Science"
Get ready to go on an intergalactic journey as the Empire invades the DCM! On Saturday, August 30, from 12pm-3pm, the DCM will be hosting an out-of-this-world event featuring your favorite Star Wars characters from Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion (a professional costuming organization dedicated to re-creating authentic costumes of the Dark Side characters from Star Wars). Shake hands, high-five, and pose for pictures with your favorite Star Wars characters, and then blast off into outer space as we explore our solar system with hands-on science activities. Star Wars Toy Drive: Please help us collect new/unopened Star Wars toys that will be donated to children during upcoming Garrison Carida hospital visits.
"$5 Fridays After 5pm" summer series
The DCM's "$5 Fridays After 5pm" summer series will have you saying T.G.I.F. all summer long! Now through August 29, the DCM features special extended hours, unique programming, and discounted pricing for guests visiting after 5pm on Fridays. Museum hours on these summer Fridays is 9am – 8pm, with admission starting at just $5 per person after 5pm (DCM Members are free).
Ready, set, sweat! Challenge yourself to higher performance levels in the DCM Gym, where the focus is on the anatomy and physiology of athletic performance. From August 2 - September 1, find out what gets your heart pumping as you test out our circuit and discover how exercise and training benefits athletes of all ages and skill levels.