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!
Experience the du Pont ancestral home decorated for the holidays and the “Magic of Miniatures” exhibition, featuring a whimsically detailed dollhouse inhabited by miniature teddy bears!
Enjoy a rare opportunity to see Eleutherian Mills, the first du Pont family home built in America, dressed for the holidays and illuminated with softly glowing lights.
At Hagley's Invention Convention, visitors will learn how to survive in outer space.
This is a sweet family event with something for everyone. During Victorine’s Valentine’s Day, visitors can taste gingerbread, make a Victorian valentine using the “scrap” method, write valentine verses with a quill pen, and even take a photo with Victorine!
Enjoy a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. This event features demonstrations from area makers showcasing craftsmanship and technology in a wide variety of pursuits, from 3-D printing and robotics to fiber arts and woodworking.
Second annual 5K run/walk to benefit Hagley’s Scholarship Fund. Participants can run or walk along the beautiful Brandywine through Hagley’s 235-acre property. Proceeds from the run will support field trip scholarships for area schools.