We’re out to open new worlds for our kids. The worlds of science, math and technology. Worlds of wonders for them to explore. At the Delaware Children’s Museum. Children’s museums light creative sparks that last a lifetime and result in objective and quantifiable learning. They create safe, enriching places where kids and their families can share inspired fun and see new possibilities unfold. More than 400 children’s museums have been built worldwide, over half of them in the last 30 years. Delaware is one of a handful of states that, until recently, did not have a children’s museum.
Now Riverfront Wilmington is getting in on the action, with the Delaware Children’s Museum.
With spectacular exhibits by one of the nation’s foremost museum designers. With something exciting for every age − from toddlers to preteens, and parents to grandparents. With unique space for birthday parties, summer camps and school trips. And the indispensable advice of the country’s leading children’s museums.
Now all we’re missing is you!
The mission of the Delaware Children’s Museum is to Develop Creative Minds powered by STEAM and Playful Learning.
What is Informal Learning?
It’s when children learn through their own exploration and activity, as they follow their personal interests and grasp concepts naturally. Also referred to as “playful learning,” it’s what kids do best.
Leave your family legacy at DCM!
Help support the DCM by leaving a lasting mark on our future. With a donation of $250, you can permanently display your child’s name, age, and handprint on the DCM’s new “Hands of the Future” wall. Located down a prominent and highly-trafficked hallway near the Museum’s entrance, this one-of-a-kind donation supports the DCM’s mission and ongoing operations while also creating a lasting legacy for your family at the DCM for years to come. Be part of our future with a “Hands of the Future” donation today!
Community Access Programs
The DCM is proud to offer Community Access Programs (CAPs), generously supported through our Breaking Barriers Campaign. CAPs are designed to make sure that as many families as possible are able to experience the playful learning opportunities that the Museum provides, by eliminating any access barriers that keep children and their families away from the Museum.
Children’s museums are popping up all over the country.
Here are some facts that show how everyone benefits:
- Children’s museums are the youngest and fastest growing museums in the country and world.
- Children museums serve as “town squares” and build social capital.
- Children museums complement and supplement traditional educational resources.
- Children’s museums contribute to local economies.
The DCM Board of Directors is a group of educators, business and community leaders, and parents committed to creating a world-class resource for Delaware’s kids and families.
Karen Rose- Board Chair
Mary Rose Correa
Vicki Pettinaro Martelli
Stephanie How Guarino
Stephane Smiertka Riley