Field Trips

Who says learning can’t be fun? DCM trips are a blast!

The Delaware Children’s Museum offers all the content you find in the classroom, but in the form of a learning playground. From giant building blocks, to our giant stratosphere climber, the DCM offers plenty of ways for your group to explore the power of play.

Focused Field Trips are available for those wishing to tailor their class’ content to a specific topic, or Self Guided Field Trips where kids and adults are free to dig further into any activity that interests them. Additional programming is available throughout the week, to make your experience that much better. The DCM provides the ultimate compliment to traditional classroom learning.

Focused Field Trips

"Taking Shape"

An image showing colorful geometric shapes Through hands-on investigations, open-ended inquiry, and geometric challenges, students work together to explore their world in two and three dimensions.  As noted by the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics), children interpret the physical world with geometric ideas like shape, orientation, and spatial relations. This focused field trip program re-forms the often-abstract study of geometry into concrete experiences that lay the foundation for children’s understanding of spatial relationships.

“Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds”

The body is an amazing machine with many parts working together to keep it running. Our ambassador for health, Stuffee the 7-foot doll, was generously donated to the DCM by Nemours to teach students about their body systems, proper nutrition, and physical fitness. Students take an entertaining look inside Stuffee’s body as removable pillow organs trace the digestive, circulatory, and respiratory systems. 

“Water Wise”

Learn to be wise about WATER! Children learn about the power of water, Earth's most vital resource, through several interactive activities. We'll learn the difference between salty seas and fresh lakes, brainstorm ways to conserve water together, and go on an adventure through the magical stages of the water cycle.

“Art about the Book”
Available for our Youngest Visitors

DCM links literacy with art-making during Art About the Book, available for our youngest visitors. First, we read a children's book aloud, then we lead your class in a creative activity that highlights the theme of our tales. Choose between three featured books, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman, The Water Hole by Graeme Base, and Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D.B. Johnson.

Schedule A Field Trip

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