School's Out for SUMMER!
Get ready for the messiest month of the year at the Delaware Children's Museum (DCM) as we dive in — hands first — into the science of all things ooey, gooey, fizzy, slimey, and sticky!
On different days, junior mad scientists can learn the difference between solids, liquids, and gases during "Liquid Lollipops;" swing giant pendulums to design painted, swirley masterpieces in "Pendulum Painting;" create a colorful, fizzy mess with "Exploding Sidewalk Chalk;" explore the chemistry of polymers during "Slime Time" and make batches of homemade slime to take home; and experiment with "Sticky Solutions" while testing out different gooey concoctions.
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 with hands-on experiments and activities. This month we’ll learn what it takes to “Be an Entomologist” as we get up close and personal with creepy crawly critters on Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14.
After exploring the world of entomology, mark your calendars for the next edition of “Junior Engineers” on Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28. This month you can “Be an Aerospace Engineer” for the day as we learn all about about space suit technology and design with sample materials and equipment from Delaware-based, ILC Dover (the maker of space suits for NASA since project Apollo!). On Saturday, June 27, we'll also be joined by a special guest speaker, Bobby Jones, who is a space suit design engineer at ILC Dover.
***Featured Events and Programs***
Wednesday, June 17 • 5pm-8pm
Visit the Museum in the evening hours for just $2 per person! Spend extra time playing in the exhibits, make a painting with golf balls and mini putters in the studio, and race your friends in the DCM Speedway. At 6pm, join us for “Science About the Stories” as we read Eric Carle’s book, The Tiny Seed, about a traveling seed that eventually grows into a giant beautiful flower. Following the story, kids can explore seeds in different activity learning stations including creating bean mosaics, matching seeds to plants, and planting their own seeds to take home!
DCM Summer Kickoff
Friday, June 19 • 5pm-8pm
Walk on water, blow giant bubbles, and celebrate the beginning of summer at the DCM's 3rd Annual Summer Kickoff! Join us as we kick off the summer season — DCM style — with a three-hour indoor/outdoor bash for the whole family. With the Museum open late ‘til 8pm, the party spills onto the streets outside with special activities that include: Running across a giant pool of Oobleck; making giant-sized bubbles; watching a special performance by Wilmington Ballet Academy; fun activities from local organization; yummy treats from Woodside Farm Creamery; and more!
Tickets to the DCM Summer Kickoff are $5 per person (as always, DCM Members are FREE!) and include unlimited access to the Museum and all outdoor activities from 5pm-8pm on June 19, 2015.