In addition to our ongoing programs, we have some exciting special events both at the DCM and around Wilmington too! Check back here and the calendar below frequently for updates and changes. Hope to see you soon!
We're Not in Kansas Anymore, Toto
Lions! And tigers! And Bears! Oh, my! The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibition has landed at the DCM, and we’re geared up for a jam-packed month of fun over the rainbow in Wilmington, DE. Tell your family, friends, and your little dog, too, and follow the yellow brick road to the big yellow building on the Riverfront.
Now through January 26, explore our *NEW* temporary exhibition, The Wizard of Oz! Bring the whole family as you travel from the Gale Farm in Kansas to the colorful Land of Oz, where you'll explore Munchkinland, The Crossroads, The Witch's Castle, and The Emerald City with Dorothy and her friends. Throughout the month of October, join us for daily, interactive themed-programs that include: Experimenting with bubbles of different geometrical shapes in “Bubble-ometry” (Sept. 28 – Oct. 6); engineering your own homemade “Hot Air Balloon” and learn how they take flight (Oct. 7 – 13); learn about the different phases of matter as your “Liquid Lollipop” turns into a solid (Oct. 14 – 20); explore different gemstones, learn about where they come from, and make your own eggshell geode during “Rubies and Emeralds and Sapphires, Oh My!” (Oct. 21 – 27); and test out the dissolving properties behind different substances during “Melt the Witch” (Oct. 28 – Nov. 3).
The second weekend of every month brings the DCM's science-career family workshop series, Try Science. This month it's "Try Science: Be a Meteorologist." On Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13, we're exploring the wild world of meteorological elements from rain to thunder, sunshine to snow, and everything in between. Become a junior meteorologist as you interpret the weekend's weather forecast; learn how to use a weather thermometer; make a rain gauge to measure precipitation; and discover what causes thunder and lightning by creating an experiment right in the classroom!
The evening of Wednesday, October 16 is the DCM's monthly $2 Night, from 5 to 7pm. Enjoy all the hands-on exhibits together, and join us in the Delaware College Investment Plan Studio D gallery where you can create your own recycled masterpiece. At 6pm, join us for “Science About the Stories” as we read Wendy Pfeffer's book "Sounds All Around." During the story, we'll be learning all about sound waves and how they are created and received. Following the story, kids can explore some of the amazing properties of sound by playing a musical scale on our water glasses, making a telephone out of a cup and string, matching mystery sounds to pictures, and more! “Science About the Stories” is funded, in part, by The PNC Foundation.
Ghouls and boos are invited to our "Halloween Glow-in-the-Dark Dance party" on Thursday, October 31. Surrounded by chemiluminescence and ultraviolet-spectrum black light, we'll do the "monster mash" and "shake our boo thing" to Halloween classics and some old-time rock 'n' roll!
On Wednesday, October 30, get some extra tricks and treats in at the DCM when The Charter School of Wilmington’s Sophomore Council students host a special, Halloween-themed fundraiser benefiting the DCM. Kids of all ages will enjoy this spooktacular festival jam-packed with gooey, slimy, and electrifying boo-tastic experiments. “A Ghoulish Good Time” fundraiser event is from 5-7pm, on Wednesday, October 30; admission is just $5 per person (as always, DCM Members are free). Be sure to come in costume as you trick-or-treat your way around the different activity stations setup throughout the Museum.
Get More Boo for Your Buck: October 21 through October 31, come dressed in costume and receive $1 off general admission!