August 23 - 30, 2019 Events
Inspired by author Amy Stewart’s best-selling book Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities, this fun-filled, family-friendly traveling exhibit gives visitors a safe, hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals. Thought-provoking and educational, Wicked Plants showcases plants associated with a myriad of health effects, including pain, addiction, obesity, allergies, cognitive impairment and even death!
Two- and three-dimensional interactives fill a Victorian-era ramshackle home, where visitors travel from room to room and learn about various poisonous plants that may be lurking in their homes and backyards. History, medicine, science, legend and lore are brought together to present a treasure trove of bloodcurdling botany that will entertain, alarm and enlighten.Read more »
Riverwalk Mini Golf is an 18-hole miniature golf course located right along the Wilmington Riverwalk! This beautifully lanscaped mini golf course was designed by Harris Miniature Golf of Wildwood, New Jersey and features many of the colors and plant life found along the Riverfront, including the iconic Tom Burke birdhouses...Read more »
Hike the 2.5 mile Greenway Trail from our own Bellevue Hall to the nearby Rockwood Mansion. Bring snacks if you like. Dogs are allowed, as are kids! Dress for the weather. Meet at the front of Bellevue Hall.Read more »
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: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden! The exhibition showcases whimsical and classic garden structures located throughout the Winterthur estate...Read more »
The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom he infamously dueled with on July 11, 1804. Opening on the 215th anniversary of the duel, our exhibit picks up where Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical left off and examines how Alexander Hamilton’s and Burr’s legacies were shaped by other Founding Fathers, a wife, a daughter, historical documents, and yes, even an enormously successful, modern-day musical.
The continuously interwoven fates and legacies of these two seemingly divisive figures, provides an exciting opportunity to explore what stories get written, which get remembered, and why.
Our story begins in the immediate aftermath of the shots in Weehawken, New Jersey, with original correspondence between Burr and Dr. David Hosack regarding Hamilton’s condition. An up-close look at Dr. Hosack, Rev. Benjamin Moore, and the events following the duel will begin to complicate our perceptions of Burr.
The exhibit then dives into the printed material and imagery surrounding these two figures to consider the ways in which Burr’s daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston, and Hamilton’s widow, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, helped shape the print culture to craft legacies of both men.
Setting the scene is an 18th-century velvet coat, similar to the one that inspired Miranda’s vision for the musical—which serves as a reminder that historical narratives can always be re-explored, reconsidered, and rewritten.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Winterthur
Anime Day at the Art Studio is a family-friendly, bento box-sized, anime and manga convention! Meet local manga artists, learn about anime and participate in workshops. There will be vendors, anime screenings, cosplay and more! All ages. FREE.Read more »
KEEPER TALKS. Learn about zoo animals as the keepers care for them.Read more »
Animal Shows persented in the Wildlife AmphitheaterRead more »
ALL YOU CAN EIGHT
It’s Year 8 of the Delaware Burger Battle brought to you by Delaware Food Battles. On the best day of the year, Delaware's competitive chefs compete for trophies and glory, while you fill your belly, place your vote and raise money for charity.
Thanks to you, and your iron stomachs, for making us one of your favorite annual foodie events! More than 22,000 burgers served since inception, and $70,000+ raised from Delaware Food Battles.
Meet animals up close!Read more »
N.C. Wyeth: Painter and Illustrator
Works from 1903-1940
Opening Reception June 14th, 5:30-7:30 pmRead more »
Experience the city like never before on this special evening version of our tour! The city's lights make this a romantic evening along the water. Enjoy a full-bar and delicious snacks while you take in the breathtaking views...Read more »
We are back at it, bringing you some of the best live entertainment in Delaware.
This months headliner is Missy Grynkiewicz-Hall fresh off the plane from the Burbank comedy festival!
Feature acts - Latice Klappa and Jeremy Hall
Special Guest- Gabby Lovelace
Check out what's playing this weekend at Theatre N #inWilm...Read more »