Time to get minds, bodies, and even dinner plates in shape during March at the Delaware Children’s Museum (DCM) for Grandparents’ Week, where events focus on healthy habits, nutrition, and shape-up fun that families can enjoy together.
Sample some green eggs and ham in “Seussification Nation,” try popular dance-inspired fitness moves in “Zumba Zone,” and discover how much stinkin” sucrose is hiding in your soda in “Sugar Shock Beverages.” Test your strength and endurance in “Jr. Circuit Training,” find out where food goes after you swallow it in “Inside Out with Stuffee,” and help local author Cindy Sardo, creator of the Cooking’s Cool series, make fun meals just like the Mrs. Sheff character in her books.
From Monday, March 19 to Sunday, March 25, it’s Grandparents” Week at the DCM, sponsored by the Delaware College Investment Plan, with complimentary general admission for grandparents accompanied by grandkids. All week, you can enjoy health-focused programs designed for kids and adults to explore together, including “Youthful Yoga,” “Know Your Roots,” “Stuffeenatomy,” “Shape Up!” and more.
“Pee Wee Glee Club” enjoys a special performance and activity with The Obertones, an a capella group from Oberlin College. They will perform on Saturday, March 31 at 12pm and then show the kids some vocal and breathing skills before getting everyone to sing gleefully together.
Throughout March, children and their grown-ups can explore the science and art underlying healthy habits in the “Open Studio” programs offered daily from 10am to 3pm.
On different days you might: serve well-balanced “meals” in the DCM Restaurant; create placemats decorated with healthy food options from the new “MyPlate” food groups; “bake” with pom-poms; nurse pretend patients back to health in the DCM Hospital; use math and imagination to make healthy pizzas; check your heartbeat; discover what your digestive system looks like; play farmer and discover the journey food takes from farm to market to kitchen in the DCM Farmer’s Market; use nutritious fruits and vegetables to make a work of art; challenge yourself to higher performance levels in the DCM Gym; make your own creative “meals” for a well-balanced lunch box; and much more.
All programs during normal hours are free with admission, unless otherwise specified.