Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Happy Birthday!” Delaware Children's Museum




 Happy Birthday!”



DCM is turning two! We’ve planned a big party and we need your help on Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd to celebrate with singing, dancing, wild animals, and so much more!




Saturday, April 21

“Paintfacing” (10am-3pm)

Try out your face painting skills. Are you a lion, a tiger, a bear?




“Open Studio” (10am-3pm)

Create a paper-plate weaving, make a sun catcher for your window at home, play in the sensory

garden, and cozy up on the carpets to read and build with family and friends.




“Earth Balloon” (10:30am)

Try out a different kind of birthday-party inflatable! Take a quick world tour around a 19-foot

globe, then unzip it and walk inside for a geographical journey you won’t forget.




“Birthday Animals with Della Where” (11am-1pm)

Sing a round of “Happy Birthday” to the DCM and explore the Etch A Sketch Animals of the

Earth exhibition with your tour guide, Della Where. Pretend some of the baby animals are

having a birthday, too, and imagine what kind of presents you’d get for them.










“Jungle John’s Exotic Animal Show” (11am-12pm)

Reptiles, amphibians, and insects, oh my! Join Jungle John LaMedica for a show packed with

animal facts, four-footed stories, Wally Gator (a 5-foot American alligator), Julius Squeezer (an

11 1/2-foot albino Burmese python, and the rest of his friendly animal crew.




“Earth Balloon” (12pm)

Try out a different kind of birthday-party inflatable! Take a quick world tour around a 19-foot

globe, then unzip it and walk inside for a geographical journey you won’t forget.




“Jungle John’s Strolling with the Animals” (12-1pm)

Get up close and personal with some of Jungle John’s favorite animals, as they stroll through the

exhibition galleries.




“Earth Balloon” (1pm)

Try out a different kind of birthday-party inflatable! Take a quick world tour around a 19-foot

globe, then unzip it and walk inside for a geographical journey you won’t forget.




“DCM Dance Party” (2pm)

You say it’s our birthday? Shimmy and shake to some new classics and some old-time rock ‘n’

roll in our birthday dance!







Sunday, April 22

“Face Painting” (10am-3pm)

Try out your face painting skills. Are you a lion, a tiger, a bear?




“Open Studio” (10am-3pm)

Create a paper-plate weaving, make a sun catcher for your window at home, play in the sensory

garden, and cozy up on the carpets to read and build with family and friends.




“Strolling Magic with Bill Kerwood” (10:45-11:45am)

Be on the lookout for stilt-walking specialist Bill Kerwood as he strolls through the Museum

performing magic tricks and playing around from high up in the air.




“Birthday Animals with Della Where” (11am-1pm)

Sing a round of “Happy Birthday” to the DCM and explore the Etch A Sketch Animals of the

Earth exhibition with your tour guide, Della Where. Pretend some of the baby animals are

having a birthday, too, and imagine what kind of presents you’d get for them.




“Magic Show with Bill Kerwood” (12pm)

Join us for a fast-paced, fun-filled magic show with illusionist extraordinaire Bill Kerwood. This

interactive show features mystifying sleights of hand, kid comedy, and memorable experiences

for the whole family.







“We Kids Rock! with Bill Currier” (1pm and 2pm)

Enjoy lively original songs and new arrangements of children’s classics, performed with what

kidzmusic.com called a “tremendous kid-centered sensibility.” We Kids Rock! introduces kids

to a foot-tapping mix of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, folk, country and gentle punk styles, and leaves the

grown-ups clapping and swaying too.






For more information:   www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org 




Location:   Delaware Children's Museum, 550 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE  19801

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