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Delaware Museum of Natural History

Delaware Museum of Natural History

4840 Kennett Pike Wilmington DE 19807
  • Wednesday July 18th 2012 at 12:00am to Wednesday July 25th 2012 at 12:00am

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

In conjunction with the Museum’s latest special exhibit, Earth from Space, on display June 16th through September 3rd, 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 18th, 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 18th, from 1-3 pm, 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 25th, 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 with guests 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.

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