Five Facts About Your Visit to the Delaware Children’s Museum
If you live in Delaware, you know that finding fun children’s activities in the winter is difficult. With no hills, not really any snow, and just cold weather, it is hard to get in the mood to do fun family activities. However, this past weekend we visited the Delaware Children’s Museum and it was so much fun. My family loves to be on the move. Day trips are kind of our thing as a family. It is ice to get out of the house and just spend time with one another. I am so glad that we took them to the Delaware Children’s Museum to do just that! Today I want to share 5 facts about visiting the Delaware Children’s Museum with you, (to help your visit go smooth).
Children under 2 are free.
Everyone above 2 is $8.75.
Live close by and want to be a member check it out here.
This is because there is plenty for littles to do! Emory (2) loved playing with all the different areas. However, I do feel as though Melody (4) got the most out of the trip and still will for a few more years.
Best Time to Visit
They open at 10. If you have young ones this is perfect because you can visit and a nap can happen on the ride home.
I have visited during the week and on the weekend. The weekend was definitely the most busy time to go. The place is very open so you will never feel like there are people on top of you. However, I have gone on a Tuesday and a Thursday before and there were only a few other families there with us.
Depending on your child (and you), you may want to try to go during the week when there are not many crowds. This time we went on a weekend so that my husband could go with us. You just have to share the space a bit more.
PS They are closed Mondays
Separated into Exhibit Areas
There are 8 different exhibit areas.
When you first walk into the Delaware Children’s Museum, you will be greeted by the Stratosphere. This is a 30- foot diameter climbing structure. It has a different boards that move in different way to help your child develop. Melody has never been brave enough to enter it, although she did this year. She last a little while and then was done. It think this is great for older children or little dare devils (which my kiddos are not).
In front of the Stratosphere, is a little room that changes the activities. On this visit, there was play foam, a doctor area with real x-rays and painting. I think Emory loved this area because of the baby dolls. However, my husband and I were fascinated by the x-rays.
Next to that area is the rotating room. This is either a giant cardboard maze or a speedway for trikes! It is really neat and allows the kids to move around a lot!
The area behind the Stratosphere is the Power of Me room, which should also be called the sports room. Try your hand at basketball, or see how fast you can throw! There are different types of exercises to try out and test your body knowledge!
Next to that is the structures room, which is a STEM dream! With all the materials to plan and execute your designs, this room is fantastic for the builders mind. This past weekend, 2 little boys created a car from some of the tools there. They were riding it around the area! It was the coolest thing I have seen a kid build. Given materials a child can also create!
The ECOsystem area is next to that with a water area and information on how to conserve energy. It is cool for older children to see how the waterways work. However, my young girls loved playing with the water and toy boats. This area also has a pirate ship and dress up! AYE MATEY!
Training wheels area is across from the ECOsystem, designed for the younger children, there is a toy train to sit in and little trains to set up. My daughters favorite though is the pit car. A car that you can take off the tires, use tools to give it gas, fix it up and magnets to change the design. She loves this car, and is always the highlight of her trip.
Next to that is the Bank on It area. This takes about the economic system and the purpose of money and the bank. It is very cool and great information for first and second graders. However, my littles love playing with the food and serving it at the café style tables!
Bring your Food!
There are some great restaurants near by, however, we pack our lunch to save time and money. There are little tables you can use and even a coat room to put your cooler and coats in for safe keeping. This is one of my favorite parts, because my girls are picky. This way I can pack a few snacks and lunch and call it a day!
There are many events held at DCM. Last year, they had a bubble guy who came a created outrageous bubbles! They have activities for future engineers and even some aviation interests. Family game nights and Parents night out are also something they have had in the past. Check out their current events here.
You can also host a birthday party at the Delaware Children’s Museum as well! (They also make a great place for a field trip- they meet MANY standards!)
For any more information go ahead and check out their website here.
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