Delaware Children's Museum
550 Justison Street
Ste. 103
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 654-2340 • 442-6860 Groups

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The Delaware Children's Museum offers children of all ages an educational experience that will introduce them to important aspects of everyday life in a fun and engaging way throuh playful learning.

Seven exciting exhibits include:

  • Stratosphere: A 30-foot diameter structure where children can learn new skills as they climb to the circular platform on top, overlooking the lobby entrance.
  • Structures: An interactive exhibit that helps kids learn about the various components and jobs within the building industry, from architecture to construction.
  • The Power of Me: Helps children understand how the body works and how they can help theirs stay healthy.
  • ECOnnect: A comprehensive exhibit that introduces kids to ecology-friendly technologies.
  • Bank On It: Introduces children to financial management, saving and spending, the stock market, and other aspects of finances to help them get a good start.
  • Training Wheels: Provides opportunities for younger visitors to interact in a transportation-themed environment.
  • Studio D: Offers a variety of artistic media for children to express themselves, including weaving, printmaking, sculpting, and painting.

The Museum offers great opportunities for School and other Groups, as well as families. Ninety-minute Self Guided Visits for groups of 15 or more are a wonderful way for kids to explore the exhibits at their own pace.

Focused Field Trips offer a planned learning experience using the Museum's resources to enhance an in-class curriculum, and they include an orientation and overview of the Museum, a 30- to 45-minute exploration of a specific exhibition, and an hour to explore the rest of the Museum. A Focused Field Trip can be customized to suit the needs of any class.

Needless to say, the Delaware Children's Museum would be a great place for a Birthday Party, and so it is. Parties include a private room for an hour, all day access to the Museum for the birthday child and guests, and a Museum birthday party host.

Call the Museum or visit its official website, linked above, for further details on exhibits, programs and other offerings.

Hours: Open Tuesday through Sunday, 9am - 4:30pm. Closed Monday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

Admission: $12.00 general admission. Children 12 months and under are FREE. Members FREE.

Groups: Call for information on group programs..

Group Reservations: Must be paid at least 2 weeks in advance.

Lunch: Cafe on premises. Lunch room is available for groups by reservation.

Handicapped Access: Accessible.

Directions: I-95 South to exit 6. Stay in right lane on exit ramp and continue through two lights. Turn left at third light onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Travel through three lights and turn right onto Justison Street. Pass the Delaware Children's Museum (big yellow building) on the left and make next right into the Museum's parking lot. About 30 - 60 minutes from Philadelphia.

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