Delaware Children’s Museum Speedway Days

Girls and boys, start your engines!

From September 17 through October 2, 2011, Delaware Children’s Museum guests can explore basic physics principles during the new “DCM Speedway Days,” a 16-day celebration featuring several race-themed programs throughout the Museum. 

Children will find a colorful fleet of Roller Racers® in the DCM’s Open Gallery, where they can exercise their bodies and brains . . . moving the handle bars from side to side and using physics to propel themselves.

Roller Racers employ an intriguing combination of lateral friction, force, and torque that lets riders make the vehicles move, and guests can try obstacle maneuvers, an all-out speed test, or free-form stylin’ at scheduled times. 

Round a corner and you’ll find more physics activities in the DCM lab classrooms and exhibition galleries.  Explore everyday scientific concepts that are also used in racing, including momentum, motion, machines, and magnets, in featured programs:  “Don’t Be a Drag!” (aerodynamics), “Ready, Set . . . GO!” (momentum), and “Machine Mechanics” (simple machines). 

A special program for preschoolers only, “Incline Design,” in the DCM’s early-childhood Training Wheels gallery will provide the youngest guests the a chance to play with the effects of different ramp angles and lengths on speed and momentum.

Guests can also explore their creativity in the Delaware College Investment Plan
Studio D gallery by playing with magnets and gears or creating their own checkered flags.


For more information:

Location:   550 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
“The Big Yellow Building in Riverfront Wilmington”

This event is appropriate for:  the whole family

Cost: $12 per person. Museum members and children 12 months and younger admitted at no charge.
All programs during normal Museum hours are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise specified.