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.
Anatomy in Autumn!
The Delaware Children’s Museum (DCM) believes that a healthy mind leads to a healthy body! Join us in October as we learn about the human body and how to keep it in tip top shape. Then, we’ll celebrate that spooky time of year by discovering fun and mysterious science with hands-on programs and activities!
This month we are learning all about our bodies, inside and out! During “Incredible Insides”; find out where your organs are and what they do, in “Germ Busters;” learn how germs are spread and why washing your hands is so important. Discover where all your taste buds are located in “5 Senses;” and meet our resident skeleton as he helps us understand our bones in "Bare Bones".
Later in the month, we’ll get a closer look at all things spooky! We’ll make household items glow in the dark and bounce ghostly bubbles in “Spooky Science”; then make your own gross non-newtonian fluid filled with extra slimy things in “Creepy Slime”.
On the second weekend of every month, join us for our monthly “Try Science” series. This month we’ll learn what it takes to “Be a Geologist” on Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11. Then check out this month’s edition of “Junior Engineers” on Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25, as we learn what it takes to “Be a Mechanical Engineer.”
***Featured Events and Programs***
Saturday, October 3 • FSBT performance at 3pm
A royal treatment awaits you at the DCM! Come dressed in your best regal attire - as a prince, princess, or knight - and unleash your inner royalty with a day of prince- and princess-themed activities and a special performance by First State Ballet Theatre, Delaware's professional ballet company. At 3pm, staged in the DCM's Open Gallery, First State Ballet will enchant us with excerpts from their upcoming production of Sleeping Beauty (premiering October 17 & 18 at the Grand Opera House). Following the performance, enjoy an interactive demonstration on how FSBT tells ballet stories through mime, and then meet & greet with the Sleeping Beauty dancers!
Monday, October 12 • 10:30am to 3pm
Crawl through a bubble wrap tunnel, design and complete your own obstacle course, build a cardboard box fort and hop through hula hoops. These are only a few of the things you can do in today’s DCM gym—build endurance, stretch flexibility, test your balance and coordination all while having a ton of fun!
Open on Columbus Day
Monday, October 12 • 10:00am to 3pm
The DCM will be OPEN on Columbus Day Monday! So be sure to come out and PLAY!
Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17 • 11am to 4pm
Drop into the DCM's exploration series for grandparents and grandkids, and discover the process of bread-making while answering the question, “What Makes Air Bubbles in Bread?” Activities include kneading fresh bread dough, experimenting with yeast and other bread-making ingredients, using a mortar and pestle, and sampling some tasty varieties of bread.
**The Museum will be closing at 5pm on Halloween, Saturday, October 31st!**