Monday, July 9, 2012

Spaced Out Wednesdays at the Delaware Museum of Natural History


Delaware Museum of Natural History Travels Out of this World with "Spaced Out Wednesdays"  

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is blasting off into the cosmos on July 18 and 25 for Spaced Out Wednesdays.

In conjunction with the Museum's latest special exhibit, Earth from Space, on display June 16 through September 3, Spaced Out Wednesdays will feature space-themed programming and activities for visitors of all ages. Plus, the first 100 children in the Museum will receive a free giveaway to expand their knowledge of space and our galaxy.

On July 18, from 10 a.m. - noon and again from 1-3 p.m., the Museum's Education staff will conduct rocket experiments on the back patio to explore how common household items, such as baking soda and vinegar, can launch a film canister into the sky. Also on July 18, from 1-3 p.m., visitors will learn about what it takes for humans to travel into space when Bill Ayrey, historian for ILC Dover, explains the history of space flight technology and what is necessary to successfully travel into orbit. ILC Dover, of Frederica, DE, is the exclusive manufacturer of space suits for NASA and the International Space Station.

On July 25, from 1-3 p.m., the Smithsonian's Andrew Johnston, exhibit curator for Earth from Space, will provide background on the technology used to create this spectacular exhibit as well as insight into how the exhibit was developed. The Museum's Education staff will perform constellation activities from 10 a.m. - noon and again from 1-3 p.m. to view the stars without ever leaving your bedroom.

Spaced Out Wednesdays are sure to be an "out of this world" experience and visitors won't want to miss these exciting activities and guest speakers.

WHAT: Spaced Out Wednesdays
WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
DATE: July 18 & 25, 2012
TIME: 9:30-4:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: $9 for adults, $7 for children (3-17), $8 for seniors, FREE for children 2 and younger. FREE for museum members.
MORE INFO: Visit www.delmnh.org or call (302) 658-9111



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