Dream Drives: Kids Create at Delaware Children’s Museum

By Meisha Johnson

WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — The bright yellow building housing the Delaware Children’s Museum on Wilmington’s riverfront is all about STEM education.

DCM executive director Jen Bush is a big kid herself. During the interview, she and CBS3’s Meisha Johnson painted on canvases inside the children’s art studio, Studio D.

“The DCM is always super interactive, open-ended, child-directed, and process-driven,” Jen said.

Kids love to climb inside the Tree Pavilion, which actually is a preserved 5-ton, 350-year-old sycamore tree from the Alapocas Woods in Delaware. “You can’t find this at another children’s museum,” Jen said.

Small children can peek inside a 650-gallon interactive aquarium, where the glass is kid-height. Children can see and even touch aquatic creatures like starfish, sharks, stingrays, and horseshoe crabs, the official state marine animal of Delaware.

The Delaware Children’s Museum is at Riverfront Wilmington, 550 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. (For older GPS systems, use 550 S. Madison Street.)

For more information, go to: www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org

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