A Gigantic Guide to Family Fun in Delaware

From classic activities to lesser-known spots, there’s something and some place everyone can enjoy.


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WATERSPORTS​

Delaware is bordered by ocean and bay and full of rivers through remarkable environments. That’s a lot to explore. Here’s how.

 

Coastal Kayak

Kayak and stand up paddleboard eco-tours, rentals and instruction and sailboat rentals and instruction.

Experienced guides can lead you into the many nooks of Little Assawoman Bay, but they’ll also take you to the Great Cypress Swamp and the bay behind Assateague Island, where lucky paddlers will spot wild ponies. Magical. Sailors will enjoy the spritely Hobie Wave catamarans, which are great starter boats for young salts.

36840 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-7999 • coastalkayak.com​

 

Delmarva Board Sport Adventures

The scenic beauty and wildlife spotting during sunset and nature tours on the Rehoboth Bay and Broadkill never disappoint. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to sailboard, certified instructors can help.

19470 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 260-9008 • delmarvaboardsportadventures.com

 

Quest Kayak

Choose a standup paddleboard or kayak. Either way, Quest Adventures can lead you on themed tours of the Delaware Bay that explore history, go in search of dolphins, and chase the sunset or sunrise. Save the Pint and Paddle tour up the Broadkill to Dogfish Head Craft Brewery for the over-21 members of the family.

514 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, 745-2925 • questkayak.com

 

Wilderness Canoe Trips

One of the best ways to spend a sunny summer afternoon is by floating down the Brandywine Creek—as evidenced by all the folks in your party and the others you’ll see while the area’s premier outfitter leads you on a canoe, kayak or tubing trips. Tours range from a short float to a 12-mile paddle.

2111 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 654-2227 • wildernesscanoetrips.com

 

ANOTHER HAPPY CLIMBER HANGS OUT AT DELAWARE ROCK GYM IN BEAR.//DREW OSTROSKI

Welcome to the Rock

Indoor climbing is perfect for birthday parties and other gatherings.

by Drew Ostroski

The Delaware Rock Gym is one of our all-time favorite places for birthday parties. It’s spacious, inexpensive—and it offers plenty of opportunity for rowdy rug rats to wear themselves out.

You simply need to bring your own party food (tip: have pizza delivered) and the indoor gym provides a person to harness the kids and belay during their climbs.

The rest is equally simple: Climb a little. Inhale pizza. Swill sugary drinks. Back to the rocks. Break to open gifts. Binge on cupcakes. Climb. Repeat.

Rather than having 10 screeching snot-goblins tweaking your last nerve in your back yard or basement, the rock climbing gym allows a parent to drive the kids up the wall. And the other parents love it because they can roll to the mall or a restaurant for a couple hours, guaranteed that their kids will sleep well that night.

While the little darlings are getting their climb on, parents root for the less-athletic kids who struggle to keep up with their lizard-like counterparts. Even other kids will chant for not-so-little Chet to apex on the short wall.

To this day, one of my favorite photos is of my son after he conquered the most difficult wall in front of all his pals. He is dangling from a rope like a giant spider from a thread—wearing the biggest smile you’ll ever see.

 

TRAMPOLINE PARKS

There is a reason for the proliferation of trampoline parks over the past few years—they are ridiculously fun. What they share in common: broad expanses of tramps, with banked trampolines on the ends and sides. Where they differ: Some offer special programs for toddlers. Some offer black-light After Dark nights. Some offer fitness programs or scaled-down American Ninja-style challenge courses. Others offer dodge ball courts or basketball nets that even the most inept amateur can slam. All offer a good time that is guaranteed to wear out the whole family.

Altitude Trampoline Park

30174 Foskey Lane, Delmar, (410) 896-2219; 510 Justison St., Wilmington, 397-8142 • altitudewilmington.com

 

Launch Trampoline Park

200 Interchange Blvd., Newark, 709-1889 • launchde.com

 

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

211 Executive Drive, No. 3, Newark, 449-1252; 10 Conchester Road, Glen Mills, Pa., (484) 418-1500 • skyzone.com

 

Shell We Bounce Trampoline Park

32295 Lewes Georgetown Hwy., Lewes, 827-4453 • shellwebounce.com

 

MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVE FUN

Delaware Rock Gym

With vertical routes, overhangs and a bouldering wall, the gym has something for everyone. Instructors will train you in belay so you can prevent your partners from falling, and there are classes, group events and parties to have.

520 Carson Drive, Bear, 838-5850 • derockgym.com

 

Delaware Geocaching Trail

Download a passport, grab your GPS unit, then hit the road. The trail leads you to 72 locations, from historic places to state parks. Find the cache at each, mark your passport, then move on. Find them all, earn a reward. It’s way more fun than playing Pokémon Go.

visitdelaware.com/geo

 

Go-Ape Tree Top Adventures

Tiptoe across catwalks and scramble on rat lines through the trees of Lums Pond State Park. There are zip lines and other obstacles to test the guts and skills for adventurers who meet the height requirements. Courses last from one to three hours, and they will leave you exhilarated.

Lums Pond State Park, 1042 Howell School Road, Bear, (800) 971-8271 • goape.com

 

GO-KARTS AND WATER PARKS

They go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Here are a few places to slide, splash and spin out.

Jungle Jim’s

At River Safari Waterpark, the playground is called a sprayground. Get it? The giant waterslides are always a thrill. Float down the Lazy River. Smash and crash on the bumper boats. When you’ve had enough of the wet and wild, hit the kart track.

36944 Country Club Road, Rehoboth Beach, 227-8444 • funatjunglejims.com

 

Killen’s Pond Water Park

The new slide and splash features just might make this the coolest state park in Delaware. Rent a tent site or cabin to make it a weekend full of endless fun.

Killens Pond State Park, 5025 Killens Pond Road, Felton, 284-4526 • destateparks.com

 

Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix

This indoor speedway features high-performance karts on a nine-turn, quarter-mile track. Kids must be 8 years old and 4 feet tall to race. Light makes might in a kart, but so does experience. You might take your youngster to school. Then again…

4060 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle, 656-5278 • midatlanticgp.com

 

Midway Speedway Park

Karting may get top billing, but Whitewater Mountain Water Park is a major draw. Play it cool in the pools, or let it slide in the big tube flume.

18645 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 644-2042 • midwayspeedwaypark.com

 

Thunder Lagoon Waterpark

When you’ve tired of the salty ocean, Thunder Lagoon beckons with six long slides, big pools and a lazy river. Dry out with a round of Viking Mini-Golf or a few laps on the Thunder Lane go-kart slick track.

Viking Golf Amusements, 38960 Island St., Fenwick Island, 539-1644 (karts), 539-4027 (water park) • fenwickfun.com

 

THE AUTHOR AND HER PARTNER PREPARE TO PUT THE PEDAL
TO THE MEDAL AT MID-ATLANTIC GRAND PRIX IN NEW
CASTLE.//ANDREW HOFFECKER

​Rubbin’ is Racin’

Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix is pure adrenaline.

by Danielle Bouchat-Friedman

Iused to scoff when people called NASCAR drivers athletes. How hard could it be to drive? I’m headed to Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix to find out—in a go-kart.

The smell of exhaust stings our noses as my partner and I registerer for a few laps in the gas-powered karts. We get fitted with head socks, helmets and neck braces, then a young man straps us into the karts. “It’s the fastest lap time that wins, not who pulls in first,” he tells us.

My head begins to spin. Is it from the burning rubber and smell of gasoline, the weight of the helmet or my adrenaline?

We’re off—all four drivers—for eight minutes of glory on the track. Plenty of counter steering is required to avoid bumping into the other drivers and the walls as you zip through the nine turns of the quarter-mile track. After a few minutes, my hands begin to cramp and my legs begin to shake—but I hang on.

When it’s all over, my partner places first with a best lap of 24.797 seconds. I place third with a 25.348 seconds.

And with jellied arms and knees, I now understand why NASCAR drivers need to be in such good shape.

 

Brandywine Zoo

Not many cities this size have a zoo, let alone one as remarkable as the Brandywine, which is notable for such mammals as its sloths and capybara. Predators like the serval are impressive animals, and who can get enough of the otters? The zoo plays its part in protecting giant Andean condors, and there are a whole bunch of reptiles. Every weekend brings a special event, and no one else parties like the zoo on holidays like Halloween.

1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 571-7747 • brandywinezoo.org

 

​Talking to the animals at Ashland Nature Center.//Mark Nardone

Delaware Nature Society

The trails at Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin lead along the Red Clay Creek bottom and through the woods and meadows to a bald hill top called the hawk watch. From there, serious birders and casual observers can contribute to counts of hawks, kestrels—even bald eagles—as they fly through on what happens to be one of two main migration routes. Peak viewing comes in August and September. You can see the whole parade depicted on the ceiling of the nature center, which offers programs such as live shows of reptiles, both local and more exotic. Delaware Nature Society’s properties include Coverdale Farm, also in the Red Clay Valley, the DuPont Environmental Education Center on the Wilmington Riverfront, and Abbott’s Mill in Milford, each with its own roster of camps, programs and special events such as the spectacular Harvest Moon Festival at Coverdale.

PO Box 700, Hockessin, 239-2334 • delawarenaturesociety.org

 

Abbott’s Mill Nature Center

15411 Abbott’s Pond Road, Milford, 422-0847 • delawarenaturesociety.org/AbbottsMillNatureCenter

 

Ashland Nature Center

3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, 239-2334 • delawarenaturesociety.org/AshlandNatureCenter

 

Coverdale Farm Preserve

543 Way Road, Greenville, 239-2334 • delawarenaturesociety.org/CoverdaleFarmPreserve

 

DuPont Environmental Education Center

1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, 656-1490 • delawarenaturesociety.org/DuPontEnvironmentalEducationCenter

 

DOWN ON THE FARM

How many times have you read “Jamberry” to your kids? Now it’s time to get out and gather your own strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries will come into season soon, followed by cherries in the early summer, then peaches and apples. Spring and fall brings special parties to some local farms. Celebrate strawberries, peaches, ice cream, the harvest, Halloween and more. Some offer corn mazes, hay rides, petting and more. Time to find a farm.

 

Fifer Orchards

1919 Allabands Mill Road, Camden Wyoming, 697-2141 • fiferorchards.com

 

Filasky’s Produce

1343 Bunker Hill Road, Middletown, 378-2754 • facebook.com/FilaskysProduce

 

Magee Farms

33761 Road 268A, Lewes; 34857 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville, 524-8128  mageefarms.com

 

Milburn Orchards

1495 Appleton Road, Elkton, Md., (410) 398-1349  milburnorchards.com

 

Ramsey’s Farm

330 Ramsey Road, Wilmington, 477-1499, ramseysfarm.com (Fall only)

 

Crooked Hammock Brewery

Ask for a table on the deck so you can keep a watchful eye on the kids as they climb the playsets and pop Ping-Pong balls toward unsuspecting diners. There’s no end of fun.

36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes, 644-7837 • crookewdhammockbrewery.com

 

Grotto Pizza

What kid doesn’t love it—or the TV at nearly every table? Or the free balloons and popcorn? ’Nuff said.

Locations statewide • grottopizza.com

 

Lefty’s Alley and Eats

With an arcade full of video games and Skee-Ball, bowling lanes and laser tag, there’s enough to keep everyone entertained all day.

36450 Plaza Drive, Lewes, 864-6000  iloveleftys.com

 

Paradise Grill

Palms trees, thatched roofs, picnic tables in the sand on Indian River—what could possibly go wrong? Boat in, or watch the boaters drift in and out all day while the kids play in the sand.

27344 Bay Road, Millsboro, 945-4500 • paradisegrillde.com

 

DIGGING THE GIANT SAND BOX AT CONSTITUTION YARDS ON THE
RIVERFRONT IN WILMINGTON.//MARK NARDONE

Of Beer and Babies

Why Constitution Yards is a godsend.

by Mark Nardone​

My six-year-old and I are leaving Nature Detectives camp at the DuPont Environmental Education Center on a bluebird summer afternoon when, nearing Constitution Yards, he yells, “Dad! Beer garden! Let’s go to the beer garden!”

Apparently, we have started him young. And now that the fact is on print, I am preparing for a call from Child Protective Services. I am resigned to answering all charges as guilty.

Truth be told, Your Honor, I’d avoided the place for a long time, despite the fact that most of our parent peers had been there, and more than once. My self-righteous self didn’t believe a place built around the idea of imbibing was any place for little kids, even if it touted itself as family friendly. Taking the youngsters to a beer garden was selfish, at the least, if not totally irresponsible and immoral, a shove down the road to a lifetime of debauchery and iniquity.

And yet, when the text went out from the ringleader of the parent group on Monday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend, I consulted my beloved. “We haven’t seen those guys in a while,” she said. “Why not?”

Within minutes of arriving, my worst fears evaporated. The kids built castles in the big sandboxes that dominate the central area, pretended they were bocce champs, and basically ran around blissfully unaware that they were disrupting everyone’s games of Baggo and badminton while we parents—not quite heedless, but close enough—hoisted a couple cold brews. The sun was shining. The breeze was cooling. Life was good.

Because if those kids ever touch a beer as teens, Child Protection will have a much better reason to come calling.

 

IT'S TIME FOR ICE CREAM

Hopkins Farm Creamery

Say hello to members of one of the largest herds of dairy cows in the state while you enjoy ice cream made from the milk they provide—a few always moo right next to the takeout windows. After expressing your gratitude, have a seat at a picnic table while the kids have fun on the big lawn toys.

18186 Dairy Farm Road, Lewes, 645-7163 • hopkinsfarmcreamery.com

 

Vanderwende Farm Creamery

You can visit the scoop shops in Greenwood and Dewey Beach, but why not go straight to the source? It’s a great chance to soak up a bit of farm life while enjoying everyone’s favorite dessert food.

4003 Seashore Hwy., Greenwood, 349-5110 • vanderwendefarmcreamery.com

 

Woodside Farm Creamery

What’s the most popular place in New Castle County after soccer on Saturdays? It just might be Woodside Farm Creamery, where plenty of kids are still kicking balls under the big oak out front while their parents gather in the shade to hear an ad hoc group of pickers and grinners strum and pluck their way through some bluegrass and other old-time music.

1310 Little Baltimore Road, Hockessin, 239-9847  woodsidefarmcreamery.com

 

Playing pirate at the Copeland Maritime Center in Delaware.//Mark Nardone

 

Copeland Maritime Center at the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard

Explore a model of a Swedish log house of the kind that Delaware’s first settlers lived in, roam the deck of a three-quarter scale model of the ship that brought those settlers to the nearby Rocks, and view models of traditional watercraft from around the world. In season, board the tall ship or take a sail. The volunteer crew demonstrates where the phrase “show you the ropes” comes from.

1124 E. Seventh St., Wilmington, 429-7447 • kalmarnyckel.org

 

Delaware Children’s Museum

Say all you want about “learning” at the museum—indeed, education is at the core of its mission—but the real activity is fun. Play pit crew on a model stock car, sail on the pirate ship, plant a garden, spend all afternoon on the art studio, dam the stream table to change water flow, climb the maze-like Stratosphere tower, build, build, build—the kids think it’s all play. Don’t let them in on the secret.

550 Justison St., Wilmington, 654-2340 • delawarechildrensmuseum.org

 

DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

It’s all yo ho ho—and possibly a hidden bottle of supremely well-aged rum—at DiscoverSea, where proprietor-collector-raconteur Dale Clifton will regale you with tales of adventures while you browse a trove of 10,000 shipwreck artifacts. It’s a remarkable little place and a fascinating look at maritime culture of yore.

708 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-9366 • discoversea.com

 

Iron Hill Science Center

The old one-room schoolhouse next door was once a magnificently cluttered trove of arrowheads, rocks and crystals, bugs and animal taxidermy that could keep anyone browsing for hours. The collection has long since moved to the more orderly science center, but it is as fascinating as ever. For a glimpse of colonial history, walk trails on the property to ancient ore pits where Scots and other settlers extracted iron. The big Archaeology & Heritage Festival happens May 6.

1115 Robert L. Melson Lane, Newark, 368-5703  ironhillsciencecenter.org

 

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Dinosaurs just never get old. Watch your youngster gawk when greeted by the massive Tyrannosaurus skull near the entrance, then again when encountering the entire skeleton, along with that of a Stegosaurus, deeper inside the museum. Other highlights include a diorama of animals on the African savannah and a walk over a coral reef. The trails outside are an education in the flora and fauna of an Eastern upland forest. And changing exhibitions keep everyone coming back. See The Zoo in You through May 6 to learn about all the microorganisms that call humans home. Weird. Icky. Cool.

4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 658-9111  delmnh.org

 

Indian River Lifesaving Station Museum

In this beautifully restored 140-year-old building, learn about the history of the U.S. Lifesaving Service through exhibits of equipment such as surfboats and breeches buoys fixed with Lyle guns. It shows a totally different, much more rugged side of beach life—long before there were resort towns.

25039 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 227-6991  destateparks.com

 

​Splashing in the touch tank at the Seaside Nature Center in Lewes.//Mark Nardone

 

Seaside Nature Center

The good folks here thoughtfully cut the barbs off the rays so that children can reach into the shallow saltwater touch tank safely. With those rays they’ll also find whelks, horseshoe crabs and other denizens of the not-so-deep. After meeting them, wander through a hall of large tanks full of every kind of aquatic creature in our stretch of the ocean and bays. You’ll end up in the gift shop—of course—where you can buy bags of super-cool shark teeth and other novelties.

15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, 645-6852 • destateparks.com

 

Steamin’ Days at Auburn Heights

The first Sundays of June through November are Steamin’ Days at majestic Auburn Heights, home of the Marshall Steam Museum. The theme changes each month, from the history of auto racing in June to tools and how to use them in October. The garage full of Stanley Steam Cars is cool, but the real attraction is the Auburn Valley Railroad. Ride in miniature rail cars pulled by a 1 1/2-inch scale steam locomotive past a pond, through a tunnel and other features. It’s not unlike when your younger self fantasized about driving your little Lionel.

3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn, 239-2385 • auburnheights.org

 

Wilmington & Western Railroad

The Red Clay Valley is greening for the season, making this a terrific time to see it from the inside of a vintage coach. The WWRR is step back to a time when travel was a far more genteel experience, as docents dressed as proper Victorian ladies, the conductors are other enthusiastic volunteers gladly explain. The ride takes you past granite cliffs and over narrow bridges before a brief stop in Ashland or Hockessin before the return trip. When the leaves turn in fall, the ride is a totally different experience. Beware the gift shop—just try denying anything to a train-stoked kid. And who doesn’t want a birthday party in the caboose?

2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, 998-1930 • wwrr.com

 

The Best Beach for Kids—Ever

In praise of a tranquil bay.

by Mark Nardone

Iforesaw exactly how it would go.

As an ankle-snapper wave approached the beach, my two-year-old ran toward the surf, squealing with delight. My betrothed, fearing the worst, called for help. I sauntered toward the sea’s edge, triangulating the point and moment of impact. The plan: I would arrive two seconds before the wave gently knocked Sonny down at my feet, and I would let the wave wash over him for the briefest of moments while he—fearless in the water, despite his tender age—would learn a modicum of respect for the ocean.

The logistics were spot on. My approach, however, was not. What I could not foresee was that Sonny would come up laughing, none the wiser about the ocean’s power, and that I would be threatened with divorce.

And so it was that, when friends told us about Lewes Beach, we migrated away from Cape Henlopen.

This did not thrill me. I like waves—the bigger, the better. Lewes Beach, situated on the bay in the wave shadow of the cape, held all the thrill of a wading pool.

Which is exactly why it is perfect for youngsters. There is no surf to speak of, no more than bit of wind chop on the breeziest of days. The incoming tide doesn’t swallow the beach, and an extreme low tide often leaves the bottom exposed for yards, giving little ones plenty of room to roam. There are things to see, such as the Cape May Lewes Ferry and Kalmar Nyckel sailing by all day long. The Lions Club snack shack and Dairy Queen are a short walk across the beach, should you run out of drinks and snacks. The price of parking is fair (get there before 10 a.m. on weekends to nab a spot). And unlike at some municipal beaches, you are still permitted to throw balls and toss Frisbees and fly kites.

Best of all, there are kids everywhere, and they make friends as only kids can. Which means you’ll end up making friends, too.

 

Biggs Museum of American Art

Take the littles to Biggs Kids on the first Saturday of every month for a special tour of the galleries and a staff-led crafting project. It’s free.

406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111  biggsmuseum.org

 

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Among special programs are monthly Read-Aloud tours. Kids hear a story, then get a chance to see it come to life through the museum.

1 Hoffman’s Mill Road., Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700 • brandywine.org

 

Delaware Art Museum

It’s called Glory of Stories here, but the idea is the same: Hear a classic tale, see related works from the collection. Explore the interactive Kids’ Corner to spark everyone’s creativity.

2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590  delart.org

 

Delaware Children’s Theatre

For 40 years, this institution has been many a local kids introduction to the world of live theater. And it has launched past players such as Johnny Gallagher and Aubrey Plaza into the world of big time entertainment. This season concludes with Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.,” starting April 28.

1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 803-4184 • dechildrenstheatre.org

 

Dickens Parlour Theatre

This hidden gem features magic in an intimate Victorian-style theater where the featured guest has a trick for every volunteer in the audience, no matter his or her age.

35715 Atlantic Ave., Millville, 829-1071  dptmagic.com

 

Grand Opera House

Family performers have featured drummers, tumblers, bagpipers, lazer shows, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s family performances and more, either on the main stage or in the baby grand, and they are all thrilling.

818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-5577 • thegrandwilmington.org

 

Hagley Museum

There is always something to learn during regular events like Invention Convention and Science Saturdays, as well as a full roster of holiday programming. But the spectacular stretch of Brandywine it calls home is also one of the most beautiful places in the state for a family stroll.

200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, 658-2400  hagley.org

 

Longwood Gardens

Emerging botanists, gardeners, arborists and naturalists will delight in lectures and tours made just for them, and they’ll be knocked out by the fountain show. But the real spectacle is the stunning childrens garden in the Conservatory. It is filled with hidden delight.

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000 • longwoodgardens.org

 

The Music School of Delaware

Not only can everyone take lessons and see regular performances, but the annual open house with instrument petting zoo is an evening full of fun for all.

23 N. Walnut St., Milford, 422-2043; 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, 762-1132 • musicschoolofdelaware.org

 

The Playhouse on Rodney Square

There was a time when every school kid in the state visited The Playhouse for such classics as Peter Pan. The recent season brought favorite characters such as the Shopkins and Skipyjohn Jones. You never know what will play next.

1007 N. Market St., Wilmington, 888-0200 • www.thegrandwilmington.org

 

Rehoboth Beach Summer Children’s Theatre

For nearly four decades, the two actors of this delightfully tiny troupe have tackled every character in their plays. This summer brings “Cinderella,” “Aladdin” and “Androcles and the Lion.”

19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach, 227-6766  rehobothchildrenstheatre.org

 

We Kids Rock

Instructor Bill Currier introduces babies to music with their parents, gets toddlers involved and teaches guitar to little ones through sessions of various lengths at locations across northern Delaware.

850 Mount Lebanon Road, Wilmington, (610) 490-0695  wekidsrock.com

 

Winterthur Enchanted Woods

What’s this amid the towering oaks of Winterthur? It’s a magic garden where wee ones can explore the Tulip Tree House and Faerie Cottage. They may meet a wood sprite or two.

5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 888-4600 • winterthur.org

 

Delaware 87ers

There is nothing like pro-level basketball without pro-level  prices—unless it’s kids in a free-throw duel between periods. The NBA G League action is hot, and the arena (the Bob Carpenter Center at UD this year, set to move to a new fieldhouse on the Wilmington Riverfront for the 2018-19 season) is full of fun stuff for kids: Velcro walls, bounce houses and more. The break dancers alone are worth the price of admission.

300 MLK Jr. Blvd., No. 200, Wilmington, 504-7587 • delaware.gleague.nba.com

 

Wilmington Blue Rocks

The home opener—April 6 against Lynchburg—is always a joyous occassion, the surest sign of spring. But look for the open house before that (management keeps it hush hush until the final days), when you can meet the players and Rocky Bluewinkle himself and play games to win Blue Rocks hats, balls, bobbleheads and other prizes. There are fireworks on Friday nights and giveways all season long. Call it good ol’-fashioned fun.

801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, 888-2015 • milb.com

 

University of Delaware Athletics

You can watch great teams compete in several sports, but there’s no question that Fightin’ Blue Hens football is among the best family entertainment there is—even more so since part of the parking area was transformed into a midway-like area with games for the kids and the UD Creamery truck. Inside the stadium, the antics of mascot YoUDee keep everyone laughing.

bluehens.com​

 

Rocking It

A middle-aged musician shows kids how to do it right.

by Brandon Holveck

Exposing children to music at a young age has been shown to accelerate brain development, improving their ability to process sound and perceive speech, speeding language development and sharpening reading skill.

The emphasis of We Kids Rock is not on getting smarter, however, but on having a good time. “A lot of parents like it as much as their kids, because they see their kids react to it,” says founder Bill Currier.

Currier, a professional musician for more than 25 years, founded We Kids Rock family music lessons in 2007 to make children’s music “as listenable as possible” and to help kids and parents have fun while learning.  Since then, Currier has led classes in Wilmington, Newark and beyond with his charming vocals, rhythmic guitar, original music and other kid favorites.

Most families in the program also listen to We Kids Rock CDs, which feature Currier’s songs fleshed out with a full band. Currier says the students sometimes know the words better than he does.

Playing to a raucous crowd of eight one- and two-year-olds and their parents on a recent evening, Currier led the group through songs such as “Pony Boy” and “Socks and Shoes” before pulling out drums, egg shakers and plastic toy instruments for a grand finale.

This is no mere babysitting service. The parents sang and danced as enthusiastically as their children, and the children followed Currier’s instructions throughout most of the 45-minute session. Even I held down an egg shaker ostinato.

“You could be having the worst day of your life, but you can’t help but smile when you’re around the kids,” Currier says.

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June 2018

Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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Father's Day ONLY - All father's ride for 1/2 fare! Dads love trains, so why not treat your Dad to a ride behind our steam locomotive on Father's Day? You and Dad will take a...

Cost: Adults: $14 Seniors (60+): $13 Children (2-12): $12 Children under 2: FREE

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
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Everyone is welcome to bring their dogs for a group walk down the Riverfront. The walk sets off from Riverfront Pets at 1:15pm and ends at Constitution Yards.

Cost:

Where:
Riverfront Pets
311 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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June 17 – Sunday – 11 a.m. Sights, Sounds, and Smells at Hagley Museum Visitors experience an in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production in the Hagley Powder Yard and visit...

Cost: Included in admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: (302) 65802400 x 238
Contact Name: Jessica Eisenbrey
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Start the day on the water with our Sunday Brunch Cruise. A mouth-watering Sunday Brunch buffet served dockside, combined with traditional jazz music. Then enjoy a two-hour cruise along the...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection focused on an intriguing theme.  Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects 

Cost: Free for Members, Free after admission for Non-Members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  18806
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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The 2018 St. Anthony’s Italian Festival begins on Sunday, June 10, and continues through the following Sunday, June 17. This year the festival St. Anthony’s Italian Festival celebrates...

Cost: Admission Pricing: Ages 14-61: $5/day Under age 14: FREE (when accompanied by pa

Where:
901 N DuPont St. Wilmington, DE 19805/Intersections: W. 9th St. or W. 10th St & N. DuPont or N. Lincoln St
, DE
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Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon on the Riverboat Queen while enjoying our Sunday Supper Cruise. The perfect time for a family meal together, the Sunday Supper Cruise departs at 4:30 PM, and offers...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, a book by Tony Award-winning...

Cost: $10-18

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W Main St
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 130-223-26338
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We close our season with "West Side Story", the Tony-Winning singing and dancing dynamo.  Shows are at 8pm on June 8, 9, 15 and 16.  There are 2pm matinees on Sunday, June 10 and Sunday, June 17....

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-1172
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Trace, an exhibition of black and white fine art photography by Carlos Alejandro, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 1-29, 2018. A free opening reception to meet the artist will be...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

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Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a Better Breathers Club on Monday, June 18 from 2 pm to 3 pm in the Nursing Conference Room. This free support group is open to anyone affected by a chronic...

Cost: 0

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
SEAFORD, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-629-6611 x. 1010
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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As a person with diabetes, are you struggling to make positive behavior changes in your life or would just like to share with others coping with diabetes? Nanticoke Memorial Hospital hosts free...

Cost: 0

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
SEAFORD, DE  19973
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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Enjoy beautiful views of the City, Christina River and marsh with Zumba Fitness! Zumba is a latin inspired, dance fitness class that incorporates latin and international music and dance movements...

Cost: $10

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Trace, an exhibition of black and white fine art photography by Carlos Alejandro, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 1-29, 2018. A free opening reception to meet the artist will be...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

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THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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Wee Ones is now offered every week! This early childhood series intended for children ages 3-5 incorporates active learning through music, movement, and the exploration of objects in a warm and...

Cost: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services will host a stroke support group on Tuesday, June 19 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center located at 600 N. Market Street Extended...

Cost: 0

Where:
Seaford Library & Cultural Center
600 N. Market Street Extended
SEAFORD, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services
Telephone: 302-629-6224
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today readers! Happy hour 4PM - 6:30PM, live entertainment 6PM - 9PM, local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, creative gastropub menu,...

Cost: menu items vary

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Bring the family every Tuesday & Thursday night during June, July, and August for a fun experience. Tuesday night join our Nature Guide from Delaware Nature Society to experience and learn...

Cost:

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE  19801

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Bring the family every Tuesday & Thursday night during June, July, and August for a fun experience. Tuesday night join our Nature Guide from Delaware Nature Society to experience and learn about...

Cost:

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE  19801

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Trace, an exhibition of black and white fine art photography by Carlos Alejandro, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 1-29, 2018. A free opening reception to meet the artist will be...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

More information

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

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FREE COMMUNITY EVENT: MID-WEEK WORD REFRESHER Come join us at the Mid-Week Word Refresher every Wednesday at Faith Victory Christian Center from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Refreshments will be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Faith Victory Christian Center
301 Commonwealth Avenue
Claymont, DE  19703
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Sponsor: Faith Victory Christian Center
Telephone: 302.354.6726
Contact Name: Alvin Walker
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Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today readers! Happy hour 4PM - 6:30PM, live entertainment 6PM - 9PM, local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, creative gastropub menu,...

Cost: menu items vary

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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June 20 – Wednesday – 5 to 8 p.m. Bike, Hike, & Brews Presented by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Stroll, jog, or bike through areas of Hagley property normally closed to foot traffic. Bring a...

Cost: Admission is $3 per person and free for members and children five and under.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: (302) 65802400 x 238
Contact Name: Jessica Eisenbrey
Website »

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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Enjoy a 1 hour wine tasting on the river, Wednesdays in June, July and August! Cruise by the scenic Christina River up to the I-495 bridge while enjoying hand selected wines. This unique outing is...

Cost:

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE  19801

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Clearing the mind and learning to think not thinking is Zen awareness. Taking the appropriate action in this moment is Zen. Once you know this in your body, walking, standing, sitting down,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
420 Willa Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: UUFN
Telephone: 302.368.2984
Contact Name: Richard Field
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Trace, an exhibition of black and white fine art photography by Carlos Alejandro, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 1-29, 2018. A free opening reception to meet the artist will be...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature....

Cost: $10

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Nanticoke Health Services, in conjunction with CHEER and Care DE and the Manor House, will hold a Parkinson’s education and support group on Thursday, June 21 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the...

Cost: 0

Where:
Manor House
1001 Middleford Road
SEAFORD, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Health Services
Telephone: 302-629-6611 x. 3838
Contact Name: Tara Trout

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The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

More information

GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

More information

THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Story Time Thursdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story time takes place in the otter circle, in the main zoo, and may include a craft,...

Cost: $7 - $0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services hosts lymphedema support groups on the third Thursday of each month from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center located at 600 N. Market...

Cost: 0

Where:
Seaford Library & Cultural Center
600 N. Market Street Extended
SEAFORD, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services
Telephone: 302-629-6224
Contact Name: Robert Donati
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today readers! Happy hour 4PM - 6:30PM, live entertainment 6PM - 9PM, local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, creative gastropub menu,...

Cost: menu items vary

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
View map »

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Every Thursday in June  (June 7, 14, 21 and 28) and July (July 5, 12, 19, 26), 4:30-8 p.m. The Delaware Museum of Natural History is extending hours every Thursday in June and July for you to...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $2 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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June 14, 21, & 28 July 12, 19, 26 August 9, 16, 23 & 30 5:00–9:30 pm On all other Thursdays, June–August, join us to stroll through the Follies exhibition or to take a twilight tram tour of...

Cost: members free, $10 per nonmember

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Enjoy live music on the terrace with friends or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled...

Cost: Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4–8 pm

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the tranquility of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Visitors can enjoy a variety of seasonal walks throughout the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Bring the family every Tuesday & Thursday night during June, July, and August for a fun experience. Tuesday night join our Nature Guide from Delaware Nature Society to experience and learn...

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Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE  19801

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Tavern Talks: Enlightened! On Thursday, June 21st from 7-9 p.m., enter into the “Age of Reason” with our latest Tavern Talks theme of the enlightenment! To be sure you are well-informed, our...

Cost: $15 for CFHS members and $20 for non-members

Where:
Barns-Brinton House
630 Baltimore Pike
PO Box 27
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-7376
Contact Name: Allison Schell
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Bring the family every Tuesday & Thursday night during June, July, and August for a fun experience. Tuesday night join our Nature Guide from Delaware Nature Society to experience and learn about...

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Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE  19801

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Come join Truly Spiked & Sparkling as they bring free yoga to Constitution Yards Beer Garden this spring and summer! Participate in an hour long class on the third Thursday of every month thru...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Constitution Yards
308 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale June 22nd & 23rd, 2018   Furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, pictures and picture frames, luggage, lamps, and books.

Cost: 1234

Where:
Cokesbury Village
726 Loveville Rd
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: CV Residents Association
Telephone: 302-740-0192
Contact Name: John Prince

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Trace, an exhibition of black and white fine art photography by Carlos Alejandro, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 1-29, 2018. A free opening reception to meet the artist will be...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale June 22nd & 23rd, 2018   Furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, pictures and picture frames, luggage, lamps, and...

Where:
Cokesbury Village
726 Loveville Rd
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: CV Residents Association
Telephone: 302-740-0192
Contact Name: John Prince

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Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages...

Cost: Free to Members, $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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June 22 – Friday – Gates open at 5 p.m. Fireworks at Hagley Presented by M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust Don’t miss Delaware’s best fireworks show! This members-only event is held each...

Cost: Tickets must be purchased in advance

Where:
Hagley Museum
298 Buck Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust
Telephone: (302) 65802400 x 238
Contact Name: Jessica Eisenbrey
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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale June 22nd & 23rd, 2018   Furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, pictures and picture frames, luggage, lamps, and books.

Cost: 1234

Where:
Cokesbury Village
726 Loveville Rd
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: CV Residents Association
Telephone: 302-740-0192
Contact Name: John Prince

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Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale June 22nd & 23rd, 2018   Furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, pictures and picture frames, luggage, lamps, and...

Where:
Cokesbury Village
726 Loveville Rd
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: CV Residents Association
Telephone: 302-740-0192
Contact Name: John Prince

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June 23rd 9am-1pm, Go Wild for Rescues adoption event Are you looking for a new furry best friend?  The Brandywine Zoo Chapter of AAZK is hosting the first annual Go Wild for Rescues adoption...

Cost: Free

Where:
Outside the Brandywine Zoo Education Building
1001 N Park Dr
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo AAZK Chapter
Contact Name: Katlyn Muse
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Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Riverfront Wilmington Flea in the spring? How exciting! Shake off the gloomy cold and get outdoors and do something fun..you've become a couch potato!https://​www.firststatef​lea.com/

Cost:

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Riverfront
Wilmington, DE  19801

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The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, runs June 23-September 3 during museum hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. A...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $2 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

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The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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This workshop explores drawing on location, infusing the subject with both fact and feeling. Students will learn how to identify stories to document focusing on time, emotions and passion. As...

Cost: $110 Members, $130 Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Escape Brandywine is a new, historically-immersive Escape Room presented by the Chadds Ford Historical Society! Designed like other popular escape room games, Escape...

Cost: $28

Where:
The Chadds Ford Historical Society
1736 Creek Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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'We're all mad here' at The Whist! Join us Saturday June 23rd for 'Wonderland at The Whist' from 1-3pm, outside on The Whist grounds. Enjoy Tea, Tea Sandwiches, Scones and Cupcakes while...

Cost: $35/Adult — $20/Children 5-12yrs

Where:
University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: (302) 658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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June 23 – Saturday – 1 to 4 p.m. Science Saturday – Mathematics in Nature Learn about Fibonacci sequences and discover how mathematics is everywhere in nature. Visitors of all ages are...

Cost: Included in admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: (302) 65802400 x 238
Contact Name: Jessica Eisenbrey
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Much like sit-ins, where people band together to make the case for change, the Wilmington Write-in aims to spark conversation and community through public storytelling. Held at the Clifford Brown...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rodney Square
Wilmington, DE  19801


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Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection focused on an intriguing theme.  Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington 

Cost: Free for Members, Free after admission for Non-Members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Delaware All-State Theatre (DAST), a not-for-profit theatrical organization, will present EVITA the last two weekends in June. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, EVITA is winner...

Cost: $12 for Students, $18 for Seniors and Military, $22 for Adults

Where:
Laird Performing Arts Center
1501 Barley Mill Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Delaware All-State Theatre
Telephone: 302-635-0754
Contact Name: Jeffery Santoro
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