Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure

Apr 16, 2014 - May 26, 2014

Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the kiwi.  Join Charlie as he travels back in time to the age of the dinosaurs to discover the kiwi’s ancestors and evidence for how evolution works.   Charlie & Kiwi’s...

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Frogs: Nature's Messenger

Apr 16, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014

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Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes. Spot frogs from tiny to enormous and freakish to fantastic. Meet beautiful red-eyed tree frogs and the huge African bullfrog, who is bigger than a dinner plate and can eat a mouse whole! You’ll...

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Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments including circuses, dance competitions, and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show. His grainy, dramatically cropped images provide unexpected glimpses of performers in action, while his sensitive...

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Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year artistic career she also devoted herself to the quest for a just and peaceful world. During World War II, the elderly Oakley continued that mission by joining with the Citizens Committee of the Army &...

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The Flowering of American Tinware

Apr 16, 2014 - May 4, 2014

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  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from Ephrata, Lancaster, Carlisle, and York. These beautiful, hand-painted objects feature decorative techniques that have been in use from the early 1700s to today, and include cups, coffee pots, toys,...

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Forging Faith, Building Freedom

Apr 16, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

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Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important anniversaries. Two hundred years ago, in 1813, Peter Spencer founded the African Union Church, the first independent black denomination in the United States. The next year, he started the August Quarterly, the...

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DCM $2 Night

Apr 16, 2014

Visit the Museum in the evening hours for just $2 per visitor.  At 6 p.m., join us for "Science about the Stories" as we read Graeme Base's book, The Water Hole.  Conduct creative experiments to learn all about the properties of water, test materials for absorbency, predict which items will sink of float, experiment with ice and salt, and explore surface tension by...

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Create a beautiful spring basket with flowering plants that you can later transplant to your own garden. Floral artist Brenda Tunis will lead the workshop. All materials included, but bring a basket of your own if you have one you’d like to use. This popular class fills quickly; early registration is recommended.

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