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Our wheels are turning this September with transportation-themed programs, pirate talk, engineering, and more!

On Labor Day, September 1, join us for "Member Monday: Chemical Reactions" as we conduct experiments with radical reactions. Put the "chugga chugga" in "choo choo" and build your own train engine from recycled materials in "Terrific Trains" (Sept. 16-21). And as the weather begins to change, help us welcome the new season with “Unbe-LEAF-able” and discover the wonders of the colorful deciduous leaves covering the ground (Sept. 23-28).


Break out your wooden leg and eye patch on Thursday, September 19, for "International Talk Like a Pirate Day!" Gather round as we read "Pirate Pete's Talk Like a Pirate," then embark on a giant treasure hunt throughout the Museum for even more swashbucklin' fun! 


On Wednesday, September 17, join us for "$2 Night" from 5pm-8pm. Enjoy playtime in the evening hours at the DCM for just $2 per person. At 6pm, don't miss "Science About the Stories" for an interactive reading of Wendy Pfeffer's book, Sounds All Around


On Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, join us for our new monthly "Junior Engineers" workshop series designed to spark interests in different engineering careers. This month we're learning all about civil engineering. What do civil engineers do? They build BIG things! From bridges, to roads, to skyscrapers, and more, join us as we explore what civil engineers do with hands-on activities and experiments. Activities include trying your hand at designing large structures in a safe and stable way; creating bridges out of craft sticks and see how much weight they will hold; and working with a team of your fellow junior engineers to construct a giant geodesic dome out of every day materials. "Junior Engineers" is made possible, in part, by InterDigital



***Featured Events***


"Runway To Play: A Fundraising Fashion Show for DCM"

Saturday, September 13, 5pm-8pm

  • Fun and fashion collide on the runway during a special family fundraising event for the Delaware Children's Museum. Our "Runway to Play" will feature top fashions from local Delaware clothing boutiques -- from kid-couture to fashion-forward styles for Mom & Dad! After the catwalk closes, spend the rest of the night enjoying all-inclusive fun including food, dancing, face painting, and playtime in the DCM's exhibitions. Limited seating available — purchase your tickets today!



"Once Upon A Ballet" with First State Ballet

Wednesday, September 24, 11am-12pm

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