Throughout the year Hagley offers a variety of programs for people of all ages. We believe that a passion for learning begins at a very young age so create programs for families that will engage and inspire throughout a lifetime. We put particular emphasis on offering learning experiences that families can have together to make the most of the precious time they have as a group.
Hagley’s popular Bike and Hike series expands the excitement this summer with selected evenings featuring Dogfish Head craft beers and Belin House Organic Café sliders.
Spend a summer Saturday at Hagley and plunge into the fun of water with water balloon games, boat races, and more.
Cannon firings in the powder yards demonstrate how black powder was made and used.
Campers uncover scientific mysteries with interactive experiements.
A fun family event featuring a historically accurate 19th-century “Base Ball” game with the hometown Diamond State Base Ball Club.
Spend a summer Saturday at Hagley, and enjoy fishing and barrel races on the Brandywine.
Discover how mathematics is everywhere in nature.
Spend a summer Saturday at Hagley, and power up your imagination with hovercraft, spin art, and fender blender activities.
High school students must decipher codes, solve riddles, and uncover secret combinations for locks to “Escape the Powder Yards!"
Rock and roll with acceleration, physics, and lots of loops as you create a miniature roller coaster.
Explore the basics of electrical circuits, and create your own circuit to power an LED bulb.
Experience wonders from the golden age of automotive innovation in the U.S. with this year's theme: “Distinctively Different: Styling in the 1950s."
Discover how explosions light up the world. Play with miniature rockets and build your own building to withstand an explosion.
The concepts of momentum and energy transfer are introduced and applied to meet the challenge of building a catapult to launch a “pom-kin”.
Families can take a hayride along the Brandywine to experience the beautiful fall foliage in the Powder Yard.
Tasked with problems, can you "make" a solution in our Maker Space? Come and find out!
Get a sneak peek at activities for Invention Convention 2018.
Bring your family and out-of-town guests to enjoy activities, crafts, and games.
November 24 through January 1— The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the celebration of Twelfth Night.
Learn all about sound with some noisy hands-on activities. Create your own musical instrument to take home.