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The Delaware Museum Of Natural History is the only museum of its kind in the state and was opened for the first time in 1972. Hosting over 700,000 visitors each year, the stupendous collections are from all the continents. Whether it's a jaguar that interests you or mollusks, birds eggs, dinosaur remains, paleontology, coral reefs or shells, you're sure to come across it here. Outreach programs encourage adults and kids to participate and enjoy the nature trails, walking tours and workshops.
Named after the American revolutionary leader Caesar Rodney, John J. Raskob built a historic and public square- Rodney Square in the 20th century and is now considered as the pulse of the city. The square is used for festivals and other celebrations. It is a perfect blend of architecture from ancient to modern time which includes Italian Renaissance, Classical Revival, Beaux-Arts and Moderne.
The Delaware Art Museum is a grandiose exhibition space that features an impressive collection of paintings and illustrations belonging to the Pre-Raphaelite period and the artistic trend of 19th and 20th Century America. Here, you get to see artworks by masterminds like Dante Rossetti, Simeon Solomon, Thomas Dewing, Raphaelle Peale, among several others. Besides featuring an awe-inspiring collection, the museum also hosts various art-related activities like exhibitions and workshops. Apart from that, the various halls located within the premises of the Delaware Art Museum are rented out for corporate functions, meetings, private gatherings, cocktail parties, and several other events.
The Hagley Museum and Library is a grandiose treasure cove spread across an area of 235 acres. The museum houses a collection of artifacts and machinery of the DuPont mills and tries to show the impact of industrialization on the progress and growth of America. The library, on the other hand, houses a collection of books, photographs, archives and other manuscripts that recite the tale of economic and technological growth of the country. Apart from enriching the knowledge of its visitors, the Hagley Museum and Library also serves as an event space where local events and conferences are a regular feature.
Located inside the Brandywine Park, the Brandywine Zoo was opened in the year 1905. The zoo has more than 150 species which includes reptiles, birds and animals. The zoo also offers educational tours and other family programs for kids and adults. There are games, activities, and quizzes, which are very exciting to watch. To know more about the place.
Established in April 2010, Delaware Children's Museum is a haven for the little ones. The museum is open for public and as the name suggests, is specially directed towards children. Be it a toddler or a preteen, each child will have something to enjoy here. There are seven distinct exhibits that take kids through environmental aspects, shapes, human body, art, money, and other everyday things. Apart from this, children can also have a unique birthday celebration here. Children can also enjoy interactive sessions and take part in different workshops. Moreover, to make your visit all the more memorable, the museum has a gift store where you can pick up wonderful merchandise from.
The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts is one of the best art centers in the country. What used to be a railroad passenger-coach factory is now an art hub like no other. The facility has as many as 30 studios and seven galleries to display their work. They also have a lecture hall to study art while artists could visit the cyber cafe for references. The venue also conducts regular workshops and courses.
The Winterthur Museum is an old house that used to be inhabited by Henry Francis du Pont. Located on the Country Estate, there are over 150 rooms in the house that are beautifully maintained. The house is decorated with artifacts that he collected over the years as well as items added after he died. Tastefully laid out, the house has 85,000 pieces of priceless artifacts that include paintings, furniture, artwork and lots more in the galleries at the house. It is also home to the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens. You can also take a self-guided tour around the vast estate.
Spread across 933 acres (377.57 hectares), Brandywine Creek State Park was established in 1965. It features three nature reserves, bike trails, pavilions, an interpretive center, hiking trails, interpretive trails, picnic spots, disc golf, nature center, and a spring. Some of the activities that you can enjoy here are geocaching, canoeing, mountain biking, and fishing.
Delaware History Museum with its three galleries ensures that visitors get to see new and unique exhibits every time they are here. Collectibles, paintings, art pieces and many other objects are on display.