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Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors shares recent discoveries and cutting-edge planetary science with a variety of interactive, multimedia experiences, ranging from computer-based activities to a larger scale, “pod” where...

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RAIL EXPLORERS DELAWARE

May 3, 2016 - Jun 15, 2016

RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the railroads of Delaware. Opening in Delaware permanently in 2017, Rail Explorers is coming to Wilmington for a Limited 8 week 2016 season to celebrate the Wilmington & Western Railroad's 50th...

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The Golden Age of King Midas

May 3, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts, on loan from the Republic of Turkey, which tell the story of a very powerful ruler of the Phrygian kingdom in what is now central Turkey. King Midas lived in the prosperous city of Gordion, the...

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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the Americas, this scholarly exhibition is the first, Pan-American study to explore how craftsmen across North, Central, and South America adapted Asian styles in a range of media—from furniture to...

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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did you buy the car you needed or the car you wanted?” Included in regular admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.  Extended until January 1,...

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Sex: A History in 30 Objects

May 3, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016

Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016 Penn Humanities Forum on Sex. Thirty objects from the Museum’s vast international collections are presented in this survey; like the Native American pipe bag decorated with the Lakota two spirit,...

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Toy Trains Hit the Rails with John Schubel, Malcolm Taylor and Jay Williams The “electric train” group will present a history of toy trains, starting with 19th-century floor trains and progressing to mechanical and electric track trains. We’ll have displays of trains from early short-lived manufacturers as well as the “Big Three”:  Lionel, Ives and...

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The English Beat

May 3, 2016

Dave Wakeling is a hell of a nice guy! Dave loves to tell you the stories behind his songs, either from stage or after the show. Ask any one of the thousands of fans who have met him over the years and that’s what you’ll hear. Never mind that Dave is the singer/songwriter from two of the most popular bands of the end of the millennium, The English Beat and General Public, he’s...

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Patrick McGovern, Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages and Health, and his oft-times collaborator Sam Calagione, Founder and President of Dogfish Head Brewery, host this exclusive tutored tasting event. Guests can hear the stories of how archaeologist and brewer inspired one another, and taste some of the award-winning ancient brew...

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