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April 21, 2017 - April 21, 2018 #INbudget ($0-$10) Events

Hagley Maker Fest

Hagley Museum and Library

Apr
29
Sat
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Family Focused INbudget Top Pick
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Food & Drink, Museum Exhibitions, Science, Tech, Visual Arts

Part science fair, part community fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Fest is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “Makers” come to Maker Fest to show what they have made and to share what they have learned...

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Protected Land

Somerville Manning Gallery

Apr
29
Sat
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INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

Somerville Manning Gallery will sponsor events at the Brandywine River Museum of Art to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Brandywine Conservancy. To explore the amazing work that is done by the Conservancy, the gallery will exhibit paintings hung in the back gallery that showcase the stunning landscape of the Brandywine Valley.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 21 more times through May 27

Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson

Delaware Art Museum

Apr
30
Sun
Family Focused INbudget Top Pick
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions, Neighborhoods, Visual Arts

While little known today, during his lifetime W. Heath Robinson (1872 -1944) was ranked with Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac as one of England’s foremost illustrators. Beginning in the 1890s Robinson developed a linear style that looks back to the innovations of the Pre-Raphaelite illustrators and forward to the art nouveau creations of Aubrey Beardsley and others. He illustrated a broad range of texts, including William Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling, and the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, in addition to children’s books he wrote himself. He is best remembered today for his humorous depictions of Rube Goldberg-like contraptions and gentle satires of contemporary life...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 16 more times through May 21

Dinosaur Revolution

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Apr
30
Sun
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Animals & Nature, Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities. Undertake three Mesozoic Missions spanning 150 million years and mimic dinosaur behavior; become a junior paleontologist and find evidence of your dinosaur doings; learn why dinosaurs are one of the most successful survivors in earth’s history; and unearth a shocking discovery: dinos...Read more »

RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 30 more times through May 29

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

Delaware Art Museum

Apr
30
Sun
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner and create a special project to take home. Recommended for all ages.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 5 more times through May 28

Blue Rocks at Home

Frawley Stadium

May
01
Mon
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Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Sports

The Blue Rocks are back IN action, celebrating their 25th season #inWilm! Join us for an #ALLinFun night of baseball...

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Dinosaur Revolution

Delaware Museum of Natural History

May
01
Mon
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Animals & Nature, Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities. Undertake three Mesozoic Missions spanning 150 million years and mimic dinosaur behavior; become a junior paleontologist and find evidence of your dinosaur doings; learn why dinosaurs are one of the most successful survivors in earth’s history; and unearth a shocking discovery: dinos...Read more »

RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 29 more times through May 29

Blue Rocks at Home

Frawley Stadium

May
02
Tue
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Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Sports

The Blue Rocks are back IN action, celebrating their 25th season #inWilm! Join us for an #ALLinFun night of baseball...

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Dinosaur Revolution

Delaware Museum of Natural History

May
02
Tue
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Animals & Nature, Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities. Undertake three Mesozoic Missions spanning 150 million years and mimic dinosaur behavior; become a junior paleontologist and find evidence of your dinosaur doings; learn why dinosaurs are one of the most successful survivors in earth’s history; and unearth a shocking discovery: dinos...Read more »

RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 28 more times through May 29

American Masters

Somerville Manning Gallery

May
02
Tue
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INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

For almost thirty-five years, Somerville Manning Gallery has specialized in paintings by the Wyeth family. The American Masters exhibition continues to juxtapose the artworks of N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth with the artists of their respective eras. Returning to a theme so successfully received, the gallery’s exhibition will run concurrent with the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s exhibition, “From Homer to Hopper: Experiment and Ingenuity on American Art.” Both shows will feature original paintings by a similar list of artists which explores over 100 years of Masters in the American art world.

Along with paintings by N.C. Wyeth will be works by American impressionists, Maurice Prendergast, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, John Henry Twachtman and J. Alden Weir. A highlight of the exhibition is a stunning portrait by renowned Philadelphia painter, Thomas Eakins. Acclaimed artists, John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer will be on view along with a major work by American Modernist Jacob Lawrence

Paintings by the father of abstract expressionism, Hans Hofmann, will coincide with the Post- War period in which Andrew Wyeth was exploring realism. Contemporary pieces by Jim Dine, Wolf Kahn, and Jamie Wyeth will round out the 21st century. The exhibition includes other works from many important American schools and traditions that run the gambit from realism to abstraction. 

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 20 more times through May 27

Protected Land

Somerville Manning Gallery

May
02
Tue
GET TICKETS
INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

Somerville Manning Gallery will sponsor events at the Brandywine River Museum of Art to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Brandywine Conservancy. To explore the amazing work that is done by the Conservancy, the gallery will exhibit paintings hung in the back gallery that showcase the stunning landscape of the Brandywine Valley.

Read more »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 20 more times through May 27

Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson

Delaware Art Museum

May
03
Wed
Family Focused INbudget Top Pick
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions, Neighborhoods, Visual Arts

While little known today, during his lifetime W. Heath Robinson (1872 -1944) was ranked with Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac as one of England’s foremost illustrators. Beginning in the 1890s Robinson developed a linear style that looks back to the innovations of the Pre-Raphaelite illustrators and forward to the art nouveau creations of Aubrey Beardsley and others. He illustrated a broad range of texts, including William Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling, and the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, in addition to children’s books he wrote himself. He is best remembered today for his humorous depictions of Rube Goldberg-like contraptions and gentle satires of contemporary life...

Read more »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 15 more times through May 21

Blue Rocks at Home

Frawley Stadium

May
03
Wed
GET TICKETS
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Sports

The Blue Rocks are back IN action, celebrating their 25th season #inWilm! Join us for an #ALLinFun night of baseball...

Read more »

Dinosaur Revolution

Delaware Museum of Natural History

May
03
Wed
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Animals & Nature, Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities. Undertake three Mesozoic Missions spanning 150 million years and mimic dinosaur behavior; become a junior paleontologist and find evidence of your dinosaur doings; learn why dinosaurs are one of the most successful survivors in earth’s history; and unearth a shocking discovery: dinos...Read more »

RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 27 more times through May 29

Stages of Discovery Presents: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

The Playhouse on Rodney Square

May
03
Wed
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Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Theater

The splendor of Zimbabwe comes to life on stage! Mufaro’s pride and joy, his two daughters of very different dispositions, travel through a mystical jungle and across a deep river to be presented to a great African king. This musical adaptation of the Caldecott Award-winning book by John Steptoe combines authentic African drumming, powerful choreography, and thrilling original music. (Literature, Character Building, Adventure)

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