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Ken Lacovara VIP Reception & Lecture (Museum)
On 2/9/2018

Is a penguin a dinosaur? How are the tiny arms of T. rex the key to its power and ferocity? What can dinosaurs teach us about our future?

Join us for a VIP reception, talk and book signing as paleontologist Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, author of the new book Why Dinosaurs Matter, shines a light on these questions and more.

Cost is $14.99 for DMNH Members, $16.99 for non-members and includes a copy of Why Dinosaurs Matter, a meet and greet with the author, book signing, complimentary beer, wine, and cheese, and priority seating for the lecture.

Why Dinosaurs Matter is compelling and engaging—a great reminder that our place on this planet is both precarious and potentially fleeting. In this fun, smart read, Lacovara portrays dinosaurs as vigorous, competent creatures – the adaptable champions of an age. He dispels the popular misconception that they are the epitome of prehistoric failure and obsolescence, and offers the latest ideas about the shocking and calamitous death of the dinosaurs, tying their vulnerabilities to our own. By tapping into the ubiquitous wonder that dinosaurs inspire, Lacovara weaves together the stories of our geological awakening, of humanity’s epic struggle to understand the nature of deep time, the meaning of fossils, and our own place in the history of the planet.

Dr. Kenneth Lacovara is the founder and director of the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park of Rowan University in New Jersey. He has unearthed some of the largest dinosaurs ever to roam the Earth such as the super-massive Dreadnoughtus, which at sixty-five tons weighs more than seven T. rex. Lacovara is sought around the world for his ability to bring the wonders of science and the thrill of discovery to a wide range of audiences. He has appeared in many television documentaries and his discoveries have landed him three times in Discover magazine’s 100 Top Science Stories of the year and in Time’s Top Stories of 2014. Lacovara was named by Men’s Journal as one of “The Next Generation of Explorers” and he is an elected fellow of the prestigious Explorers Club in New York. Why Dinosaurs Matter is his first book.
Parents Night Off Science Camp-Valentine's (Museum)
On 2/9/2018

Parent’s Night-Off Science Camps (Valentine’s)

February 9, 2018

5:30pm-10:00pm

Fun science experiments, museum tour, movies, games, arts and crafts, and other activities Includes pizza dinner.
School Day-Off Camp 2/19/18 (Museum)
On 2/19/2018

School Day-Off Camp

February 19, 2018

9:00am-4:00pm

When kids have a day off but parents don’t have off work! Includes games, crafts, activities, and more.
Parent's Night Off Camp-Earth Day (Museum)
On 4/6/2018

Parent’s Night-Off Science Camps (Earth Day)

April 6, 2018

5:30pm-10:00pm

Fun science experiments, museum tour, movies, games, arts and crafts, and other activities. Includes pizza dinner.
Underwater Adventures Camp (2018) (Blue Classroom)
On 6/4/2018

June 4 - 8, 9:00am-12:00pm
Cool off this summer by diving into this exciting camp about life under water. We’ll play water games and learn about aquatic animals, all while having a whale of a good time.
We Love Dinosaurs Camp (2018) (Blue Classroom)
On 6/4/2018

June 4 - 8, 9:00am-12:00pm
Does your camper love dinosaurs? Give them the chance to learn all about their favorite plant- and meat-eaters, make their own fossils, and go on a dino dig!
Parent's Night Off Camp-Outdoor Olympics (Museum)
On 6/8/2018

Parent’s Night-Off Science Camps (Outdoor Olympics)

June 8, 2018

5:30pm-10:00pm

Fun science experiments, museum tour, movies, games, arts and crafts, and other activities Includes pizza dinner.
Adventures in Nature (2018) (Blue Classroom)
On 6/11/2018

June 11 - 15, 9:00am-4:00pm
Adventure is everywhere! We’ll go outdoors and discover the artistic masterpieces we can create and the adventures we can have.
Animal Oddities Camp (2018) (McClelland Classroom)
On 6/11/2018

June 11 - 15, 9:00am-4:00pm
The Duckbilled Platypus, Star-nose Mole and Hagfish might be some of the most bizarre animals on the planet. Discover some of the slimiest, furriest, and strangest creatures in the world.
Art Escapades (2018) (Canteen)
On 6/11/2018

June 11 - 15, 9:00am-4:00pm
Explore all of the different elements that make up the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Spend the week making an exhibit that will go on display in the Museum for the summer.
Dinos, Dinos, Dinos Camp (2018) (McClelland Classroom)
On 6/18/2018

June 18 - 22, 9:00am-4:00pm
Calling all budding paleontologists! We need help identifying footprints, looking at dinosaurs and their modern cousins, hunting for fossils, and much more.
Two sessions will be offered this week.
Outer Space Odyssey Camp (2018) (Blue Classroom)
On 6/25/2018

June 25 – 29, 9:00am-4:00pm
Travel beyond the Earth’s atmosphere and discover the wonders found in our solar system and beyond. Train like an astronaut and perform experiments to see what it’s like in outer space.
Superheroes Camp (2018) (Canteen)
On 6/25/2018

June 25 - 29, 9:00am-4:00pm
Learn which animals are as strong as Superman™ or as fast as The Flash™. Enjoy activities, games, and crafts as we discover the superheroes of the animal kingdom.
Wilderness Explorers Camp (2018) (McClelland Classroom)
On 6/25/2018

June 25 - 29, 9:00am-4:00pm **Thursday Sleepover at the Museum**
Members: $280, Non-members: $315
Practice tying knots, building campfires, trying skills learned from the Lenni-Lenape, and other activities that will help you survive in the wild. Explore the outdoors and end the week by eating lunch over a campfire you built! Regular 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. schedule Monday-Wednesday; overnight on Thursday with pickup on Friday at 4 p.m.
Best of DMNH Camp (2018) (McClelland Classroom)
From 7/2/2018 through 7/6/2018

July 2, 3, 5, and 6. No Camp on Wednesday, July 4th.
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages 5 - 10
Members: $184, Non-members: $212
Single day price: Members: $46, Non-members $53
Looking for something exciting to do over July 4th week? Come to camp at DMNH and experience the best we have to offer, including experiments, crafts, and live animal encounters. Register for specific days or the whole week. There is no extended care available this week.
A Pirate's Life (2018) (Blue Classroom)
On 7/9/2018

July 9 - 13, 9:00am-4:00pm
Ahoy, mateys! We need all hands on deck for a pirate adventure! Help us hunt for treasure, race boats, and make your own treasure chests.
Legends of the Hidden Museum Camp (2018) (McClelland Classroom)
On 7/9/2018

July 9 – 13, 9:00am-4:00pm
Can you solve the mystery in our current special exhibit, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion? You’ll have to use your skills as an archeologist, biologist, and astronomer to solve the clues and find the hidden treasure.
Tought Museum Camp (2018) (Canteen)
On 7/9/2018

July 9 - 13, 9:00am-4:00pm
Get down and dirty as you tackle the activities in this extreme camp. As a team, you’ll splash in the mud, scramble through obstacles, and face daily challenges that build strength and friendship.
Museum Babies Camp-SENSE-ational Animals (2018) (Nature Nook)
On 7/10/2018

Session 1: SENSE-ational Animals – July 10, 17, 24, 9:00am-9:30am
Interested in camps for toddlers not yet in pre-kindergarten? Museum Babies are offered every Tuesday and Wednesday for consecutive weeks from 9 – 9:30 a.m. In each series, learn and have fun with hands-on activities, including counting, matching, sorting, music and movement. Adults are expected to stay for the length of the program and are welcome to stay after the program to enjoy the Museum.
Museum Babies Camp-Animal Babies (2018) (Nature Nook)
On 7/11/2018

Session 2: Animal Babies – July 11, 18, 25, 9:00am-9:30am
Interested in camps for toddlers not yet in pre-kindergarten? Museum Babies are offered every Tuesday and Wednesday for consecutive weeks from 9 – 9:30 a.m.
In each series, learn and have fun with hands-on activities, including counting, matching, sorting, music and movement. Adults are expected to stay for the length of the program and are welcome to stay after the program to enjoy the Museum.
Arctic Adventures Camp (2018) (Blue Classroom)
On 7/16/2018

July 16 - 20, 9:00am-4:00pm
It may be hot outside, but it’ll be cool at camp as we travel to the North and South Poles to visit polar bears and penguins in their frozen homes.
Camp Olympus (2018) (Canteen)
On 7/16/2018

July 16 - 20, 9:00am-4:00pm **Thursday Sleepover at the Museum**
Members: $280, Non-members: $315
What’s your favorite myth or legend? Is it Star Wars, King Arthur, or those told by the Greeks? Create and battle monsters, read ancient myths, and prepare for Friday’s heroic quest. Regular 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. schedule Monday-Wednesday; overnight on Thursday with pickup on Friday at 4 p.m.
Science of Minecraft Camp (2018) (McClelland Classroom)
On 7/16/2018

July 16 - 20, 9:00am-4
From geology to physics to biomes, there’s so much that we can learn from the video game Minecraft! Enjoy a week of exciting experiments based on this popular game.
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Earth's Wild Ride (2018) (McClelland Classroom)
On 7/23/2018

July 23 - 27, 9:00am-4:00pm
Discover the power of fire, ice, wind, and water as we explore earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and much, much more in this Earth-shaking camp!
Eco-Warriors (2018) (Canteen)
On 7/23/2018

July 23 – 27, 9:00am-4:00pm
Do you have what it takes to protect the Earth? Explore what’s happening on our planet through hands-on experiments, projects, and outdoor exploration. Try your hand at a variety of challenges to see if you really are an Eco-Warrior.
Once Upon a Time (2018) (Blue Classroom)
On 7/23/2018

July 23 - 27, 9:00am-4:00pm
Once upon a time there was a camp where you could let your imaginations soar! Join us in reading animal tales, playing games, and creating your own story.
Mayan Mystery Explorers Camp (2018) (Canteen)
On 7/30/2018

July 30 – August 3, 9:00am-4:00pm
Grab your safari hats and go on a quest as we explore the current special exhibit, The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion. Learn about their science and stories through hands-on games and activities.
Mystery at the Museum Camp (2018) (Blue Classroom)
On 7/30/2018

July 30 – August 3, 9:00am-4:00pm
Can you solve the mystery at the Museum? Find hidden clues, talk to witnesses, go behind the scenes of the Museum, and use science to discover “who-dunnit!”
Young Engineers Camp (2018) (McClelland Classroom)
On 7/30/2018

July 30 – August 3, 9:00am-4:00pm
Build beyond your imagination! Learn what makes certain structures strong by building bridges, miniature landscapes, and other creations. Plus, see how architects are inspired by nature’s natural structures.
Behind the Scenes Adventures Camp (2018) (Canteen)
On 8/6/2018

August 6 - 10, 9:00am-4:00pm
Go behind the scenes of DMNH, where all the action happens. Get up close with the Museum’s live animals and visit areas in the Museum most people don’t get to see.
Shark Camp (2018) (McClelland Classroom)
On 8/6/2018

August 6 - 10, 9:00am-4:00pm
Spend a week exploring these titans of the oceans through hands-on activities, games, and crafts. Learn about a new shark each day and you’ll end the week as one jaw-some camper!
The Great Outdoors Camp (2018) (Blue Classroom)
On 8/6/2018

August 6 - 10, 9:00am-4:00pm
Discover a new animal and habitat every day as we explore the great outdoors. We’ll hike through forests and meadows, play games, and make nature crafts to take home.
Museum Babies Camp-Nature Explorers (2018) (Nature Nook)
On 8/7/2018

Session 3: Nature Explorers – August 7, 14, 21, 28, 9:00am-9:30am
Interested in camps for toddlers not yet in pre-kindergarten? Museum Babies are offered every Tuesday and Wednesday for consecutive weeks from 9 – 9:30 a.m. In each series, learn and have fun with hands-on activities, including counting, matching, sorting, music and movement. Adults are expected to stay for the length of the program and are welcome to stay after the program to enjoy the Museum.
Museum Babies Camp-Animals Around the World (2018) (Nature Nook)
On 8/8/2018

Session 4: Animals Around the World – August 8, 15, 22, 29, 9:00am-9:30am
Interested in camps for toddlers not yet in pre-kindergarten? Museum Babies are offered every Tuesday and Wednesday for consecutive weeks from 9 – 9:30 a.m. In each series, learn and have fun with hands-on activities, including counting, matching, sorting, music and movement. Adults are expected to stay for the length of the program and are welcome to stay after the program to enjoy the Museum.
Carnival Camp (2018) (Canteen)
On 8/13/2018

August 13 - 17, 9:00am-4:00pm
Step right up and join the fun of the magnificent DMNH Carnival Camp coming to town! There will be shows, entertainment, and fun for the whole family! Join us on Friday for a mini-carnival designed and run by the campers.
Space Camp (2018) (Blue Classroom)
On 8/13/2018

August 13 - 17, 9:00am-4:00pm
Come blast off into outer space to learn about planets, stars, moons, and much more. This camp is out of this world!
Super Silly Science Camp (2018) (McClelland Classroom)
On 8/13/2018

August 13 - 17; 9:00am-4:00pm
Perform mind-boggling science experiments in this always exciting, never boring camp. We’ll provide the lab coat and goggles – this camp might get messy!
 

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