Spring Break Family Fun
Trying to find something fun to do with the kids during spring break? Plan a trip to Hagley! The second floor of the Visitor Center will feature fun activities for families and Easy Does It! will be open for visitors to explore. Activities begin at 11:30 a.m. and are included in admission.
The below activities will take place in the Visitor Center:
Marble Machine: “See how slow you can make a marble go” through your wonderful Marble Machine! Create a run for a marble that takes it from the top of a pegboard, down through twists, turns and tunnels, and finally into a cup. Ordinary wood scraps, cardboard tubes and pieces of pipe will never look the same after you use them to learn about gravity, momentum and other wonders of the physical world.
Soaring Satellites: Have a “lifting” experience by creating a “satellite” that hovers in a wind tube. By trial and error, figure out how to modify your craft to stay afloat in the center of the tube. What a fun way to learn the forces of flight!
Cannon firings in the powder yards demonstrate how black powder was made and used.
Learn about pigments and diffusion. Experiment with different tree leaves to discover their hidden colors using chromatography.
Take a hayride along the Brandywine to experience the beautiful fall foliage in the Powder Yard.
Learn about momentum and energy transfer before taking on the challenge of building a catapult to launch a "pumpkin pom pom."
Get a sneak peek at activities for Invention Convention 2018.