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City Restaurant Week | Wilmington

The Best of Downtown & Riverfront Dining

April 22, 2013 @ 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Repeats: Daily until April 28, 2013

Reservations strongly suggested. Contact the restaurant directly to make your reservation.

Wilmington’s City Restaurant Week features two-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $35. This is a great opportunity to visit amazing downtown restaurants at extremely affordable prices.



Art on the Town

Friday, April 4, 2014
5:00 pm

Sponsored by the City of Wilmington, Art on the Town is a great way to view the exhibitions in our galleries and visit the artist studios during our extended gallery hours. Held on the first Friday of the month, Art on the Town is free and open to the public. DCCA Studios open Extended hours, 5 – 11 pm
re:fresh Art Loop After Party 8 – 11pm




Wednesday, April 2, 2014
7:00 pm - Sunday, April 27, 2014 7:00 pm


The FATS WALLER Musical Show • Conceived by RICHARD MALTBY, JR. and MURRAY HORWITZ • Directed by RICHARD MALTBY, JR.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014

MEET "FATS": Rollicking Tunester...Naughty Lyricist...SINNER

The 1978 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, follow Thomas “Fats” Waller’s journey in this musical tribute to popular 1920’s and ‘30’s black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance.  Five performers encapsulate this era of pride, creativity and cultural awareness, all while inviting us into this sometimes zany, sometimes, sexy, always jazzy world.

"FATS WALLER combined so many distinctive talents that to try to bring them all together in a brief two-hour presentation and stamp them with his boisterous personality is like trying to catch the rainbox in a cup.- New York Times

"If you're a fan of the music of the Harlem Renaissance, you won't want to miss it." - Terry Ponick, DC Theatre Scene




OrKID Days are filled with fun and wonder for our youngest guests.

Dates & Price


Saturday, March 22

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free with Gardens Admission


On these select days during Orchid Extravaganza children can learn about orchids firsthand at discovery stations, go on a Winter Wonders Scavenger Hunt, and experience exciting stories at storytelling stations through our orchid-filled Conservatory.

Join us:

  • Go exploring on a Winter Wonders Conservatory Seek and Find
  • Storytelling Stations featuring The Great Kapok TreeThe Giving Tree, A Tree Named Steve and The Lorax
  • Orchid Coloring station
  • Orchid Discovery Stations: Orchids & Pollinators Station—investigate orchid flowers and their pollinators and Scent-sational Vanilla Station—kids of all ages can learn more about where vanilla comes from with hands on activities


The Delaware Museum of Natural History opened its doors in 1972 to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery. 

Encounter life-sized dinosaurs, look beneath the seas, experience an African watering hole, come face-to-face with a jaguar, marvel at the diversity of birds and shells from around the world...These and many other discoveries await you at the Delaware Museum of Natural History!  

Monday through Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday: Noon - 4:30 p.m. 
Closed: New Year's Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 
Early Closings: Christmas Eve (close at 1 p.m.), New Year's Eve (close at 3 p.m.)
Nature Nook Hours 
Tuesday - Saturday (Closed Monday): 
9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
12 - 3 p.m.
Book in the Nook Storytimes: Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

Saturday Storytimes presented by Ursuline Academy: Saturdays at 11 a.m.


Adults: $9
Children (3-17): $7
Seniors (60+): $8
Under 3: FREE
Members: FREE


Don't Miss


February 21-23, 2014

STOMP does not have a storyline like a traditional musical or play. There is no dialogue or plot. Instead, the eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments — matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps, just to name a few — to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The show has an industrial, urban feel, and from start to finish the cast will amaze you with the music they are able to create with everyday items.


Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Costumes of Downton Abbey®
March 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 40 historically inspired costumes from the television show will be displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur.    

Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century.

In addition, Winterthur will host a wide range of lectures, workshops, and exciting events for adults and families focusing on entertaining and country house life in Britain and the United States.

A co-production of Carnival Films and Masterpiece, Downton Abbey depicts life in an aristocratic household of the fictional Earl and Countess of Grantham and is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed period dramas ever produced. It has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Mini-series and seven Emmys including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Mini-series. It was the most watched television series in both the UK and the U.S. and became the most successful British costume drama series since the 1981 television serial Brideshead Revisited. By the third series, it had become one of the most widely watched television shows in the world. The Guinness World Records recognized Downton Abbey as the most critically acclaimed English-language television series of 2011.

The costumes will be lent by Cosprop, the world's leading costumier to film, television, and theater. Winterthur's most popular exhibition, Fashion in Film, which attracted more than 42,000 people over its three-month run, also featured costumes by Cosprop.

Downton® and Downton Abbey®. A Carnival Films/Masterpiece Co-Production.



January 25 - March 9  

The Candlelight Theatre is proud to kick off the 2014 season with the The Full Monty. Adapted from the British film of the same name with book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazbec, this hilarious comedy is about six unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo, NY who are desperate for money and turn to “stripping” for quick cash. Working together, these friends find themselves overcoming their fears and inhibitions while rediscovering their self-esteem and what’s important in life…fun and friendship.  The Full Monty is based on the movie released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto pasolini, and directed by Peter Cattaneo. The Candlelight Theatre is proud to team up, once again, with ACS Relay for Life in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Cancer research. Call and mention ACS when purchasing tickets and a portion will be donated to the cause.  

The talented cast from the tri-state area includes: C.J. Celeiro as Jerry Lukowski, David Snyder as Dave Bukatinsky, Bob Miller as Harold Nichols, Peter Briccotto as Malcolm MacGregor, Billy D. Hart as Ethan Girard, Michael Hogan as Horse Simmons, Chris Balbi as Buddy Keno Walsh, Laura Boyer as Pam Lukowski, Catherine Logan as Georgie Bukatinsky, Lindsay Mauck as Vicky Nichols, Susan Dewey as Jeanette Burmeister. Also featured:  Michael McDevitt, Colleen McGinnis. 

The production staff includes Director Robert Harris, Musical Director Timothy Crawford, Scenic Designer Jeffrey Reim, Lighting Designer Chris Miller, Costume Designer Timothy Lamont Cannon and Production Stage Manager David McConney. 

Performances: Friday and Saturday evenings doors open at 6:00 pm, Sunday afternoons doors open at 1:00 pm, Thursday evening, February 13, doors open 6:00pm,  and Wednesday matinees February 26 and March 5, doors open 11:00am.   All tickets include dinner and show and are $59 for adults.  Due to language and nudity this show is not suitable for all ages.




You don’t have to travel a world away to escape the cold of winter…all you have to do is step through our doors.

Living plants become works of art inside our lush, 4-acre Conservatory. Nearly 5,000 colorful orchids hang from baskets, create inspiring arrangements, and adorn unique forms throughout Orchid Extravaganza.

In March you’ll also discover a special “something blue” in our Gardens. It’s the one time of year you can see our rare blue-poppies in an inspiring display of sky blue blooms.

Discover what's blooming throughout the Gardens during Orchid Extravaganza.

OrKID Days are filled with fun and wonder for our youngest guests.

Join our inaugural Community Read of Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac.

Purchase orchids displayed in Orchid Extravaganza at discounted prices while supplies last at the Orchid Extravaganza Sale.

Dates & Price

January 25 to January 29

Saturday, January 25

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday, January 26

Monday, January 27

Tuesday, January 28

Wednesday, January 29

Free with Gardens Admission

Discover a magical winter wonderland at the DCM with the whole family during our first-ever Snowflake Festival, a holiday fundraiser supporting the DCM’s Breaking Barriers Campaign (providing access options for all).


Explore our interactive exhibitions (including our *new* temporary exhibition, The Wizard of Oz), get your face painted, treat yourself to cookies, hot cocoa, and yummy food from the food carts, and experiment with hands-on activities that include:


  • Ice fishing with salt and sugar as “bait” 
  • Creating marshmallow igloos
  • Testing out the physics principles behind friction and inclined planes by racing ice cubes and different objects down a luge run
  • Designing snowflake ornaments
  • Making snow angels and snowball catapults in our huge snow pit
  • Discovering the heat-conserving properties of blubber
  • . . . and more!


At 7pm, experience a special performance of "The Nutcracker" by First State Ballet Theatre as both company and student dancers pirouette down our Grand Hallway. An enchanting performance that is sure to charm the dancer in everyone!


But the biggest attraction of the night? A step onto the DCM’s Back Deck, unveiling an outdoor ice skating rink for those both young and old to enjoy! Lace up your ice skates and take a spin around the rink with your family and friends. (We'll provide the skates, or you can bring your own!)



Event Details:


  • Saturday, December 28
  • 5-8pm
  • Tickets include full access to the DCM and all activities during the event date and time
  • The Snowflake Festival is a holiday fundraiser supporting the DCM's Breaking Barriers Campaign (providing access options for all). A portion of the Snowflake Festival ticket cost is tax deductible (total amount to be determined at conclusion of event). 



Ticket Cost:


Pre-sale tickets (Now through Friday, December 27)


DCM Members: $10 per person

Non-Members: $16 per person



At-the-Door Tickets (Saturday, December 28)


DCM Members: $12 per person

Non-Members: $18 per person



How to Purchase Tickets:


  • Online by clicking here
  • Over the phone, by calling (302) 654-2340
  • In person at the Admissions Desk, any time the Museum is open





Call (302) 654-2340 or email us at


The Delaware Children's Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.



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