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Safety Town - Hockessin Activity Center

Jul 26, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Children, ages 4 through 6, learn safety through songs, guest visitors and role playing in this 15-hour program consisting of a miniature town with child-sized houses, crosswalks, and streets.

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Swim Lessons

Jul 26, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Certified instructors will teach kids ages 18mos. to 12 years in American Red Cross Swim Lessons. Kids must be able to complete all items in one skill level before they move into the next level. The levels range from parent/tot to pre-lifeguard. Everyone is tested on the first day. The program is held Mon.-Fri., rain or shine, at 9am, 9:55am, 10:50am and 11:45am.

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Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Jul 26, 2014

Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb the natural rock wall after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety.  Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide, and belay all climbers. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent.

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Insects & Kites Take Flight

Jul 26, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon meandering through the Museum’s exhibits, including BUGS: Outside the Box!  Afterwards, take your kite for a friendly flight in the Museum’s expansive back yard (kites available for sale in the Nature Nook). The South Jersey Kite Flyers will be on hand as guides and to show off some of their amazing kites. This programming will run from...

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World War II: Explore the Eastern Front

Jul 26, 2014

Meet the armies of the Eastern Front of World War II. Explore their uniforms, weapons and unique customs. There will also be a scavenger hunt, stick grenade toss, guided tours and a tactical demonstration at 3pm viewed from atop the Fort walls. During WWII, Fort Mifflin served as a munitions depot.

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Open Studio: Cardboard Art

Jul 26, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Using natural, recycled materials, construct a cardboard face with expressions that you create. FREE with admission.

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Build a Better Birdhouse

Jul 26, 2014

With the help of the local Hamilton Home Depot, learn about bird houses and which birds like them, the bird boxes at the Plainsboro Preserve and what birds are using them. Then, build your own bird house, paint and decorate it and take it home to attract bird families to your yard in the future.  

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Children & Family: Dinosaur Mugs on the Pottery Wheel

Jul 26, 2014

Create your own dinosaur mug. Be sure to wear clothes you're not afraid to get dirty. An adult must participate in the workshop.  Classes are appropriate for children ages 4-12+. Parents with children ages 4-7 work together on one wheel.

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Unnatural History Exhibit

Jul 26, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014

Unnatural History is a playful poke at what goes on behind the dioramas at the natural history museum. In Lori Nix’s imaginative photographs, science, facts, and animals are a bit askew and sometimes hilarious. This plays on the expectations people have for museums like the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University as places of serious research and authority. FREE with...

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Australian Christmas in July

Jul 26, 2014

Enjoy a summer snowstorm, indoor snowball fight, peppermint ice cream and a screening of the Frosty the Snowman movie.

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