Exhibits, Events and Programs

  1. Thu Jan. 20

    Tiny Trails at Rockwood Park Come and enjoy all the different treasures ofRockwood! Tiny Trails is an informal class for toddlers to explore the most popular themes of this unique park and museum. Always changing, this program will celebrate kids’ literature, costume, gardening, animals, architecture, the arts, and much more. All materials are included. Rain or shine event. Ages 1-5. Masks required inside.
  2. Thu Jan. 20

    Rockwood's Watercolors in the Museum Participants of all backgrounds and abilities will work in graphite and watercolor inside RockwoodMuseum’s famed interior galleries to draw inspiration from the important architectural features, vibrant decorations, and unforgettable art collections to compose their own artful compositions. No experience is required. Masks required. Ages 16-Adults
  3. Fri Jan. 21

    Touring Rockwood's Botanical Collection Join Rockwood staff within one of America’s oldest attached conservatories to discuss the characteristics and unique origins of the plants collected there. Many of these plants were popularized in America and Europe through global colonization efforts by Western powers. When available, more information will be provided about the 19th-century plant specimens originally collected by the Conservatory’s first owner, JosephShipley, an amateur botanist. Masks required. Ages 16-Adults
  4. Fri Jan. 21

    Candlelight Tour at Rockwood Museum At night, Rockwood changes from the garden pleasure villa of the day into a romantic stage for glimmering surfaces and sumptuous textures. Despite the modern conveniences with which the mansion was built, including bright gas-powered lighting, the families that lived there often preferred the soft drama of candlelight. This tour allows visitors to experience the museum's interiors in the way they were intended. All ages. Masks required.
  5. Tue Jan. 25

    Flow Yoga Outdoor Flow Yoga with instructor Mary Ann Quinn Hendrix. Come for an hour of fun and relaxation at Rockwood Park and learn the art of Flow Yoga. Program is offered every Tuesday at 9 am. Program will be offered outdoors by the Museum Conservatory, weather permitting, however, this activity will be held rain or shine. Please bring a mat, blocks, towel, water. Ages 16-Adults
  6. Thu Jan. 27

    Vespertine Domesticity: Lighting of the Industrial Age (Pt. 1) This two-part lecture focuses on the history of artificial illumination within the home and civic buildings. The first focuses on lighting technologies and the interiors they brightened before the Industrial Revolution. Special attention will be placed on those novel lighting techniques that were retained for use during Rockwood’s early years, followed by a discussion of ways that they can be returned to dramatize those interiors today. The second focuses on post-Industrial Revolutionlighting. Special attention will be placed on the artforms that emerged in response to new lighting opportunities, followed by a discussion of ways that they can be better represented in Rockwoodnow. Bring a snack or bagged dinner. Masks required. All ages
  7. Sat Jan. 29

    The Trail Ends Here! At Rockwood Park Each month, Rockwood partners with the BrandywineHundred Library to foster reading and charge imaginations through TRAIL TALES, putting books in nature. On two Saturdays a month, museum staff and volunteers read this featured book or another popular title and follow it up with a related activity or craft. All materials are included. Rain or shine event. Masks required inside. Ages 5+.
  8. Tue Feb. 1

    Flow Yoga Outdoor Flow Yoga with instructor Mary Ann Quinn Hendrix. Come for an hour of fun and relaxation at Rockwood Park and learn the art of Flow Yoga. Program is offered every Tuesday at 9 am. Program will be offered outdoors by the Museum Conservatory, weather permitting, however, this activity will be held rain or shine. Please bring a mat, blocks, towel, water. Ages 16-Adults
  9. Thu Feb. 3

    Tiny Trails at Rockwood Park Come and enjoy all the different treasures ofRockwood! Tiny Trails is an informal class for toddlers to explore the most popular themes of this unique park and museum. Always changing, this program will celebrate kids’ literature, costume, gardening, animals, architecture, the arts, and much more. All materials are included. Rain or shine event. Ages 1-5. Masks required inside.
  10. Thu Feb. 3

    Watercolors in the Conservatory at Rockwood This is a rare opportunity to study Rockwood’sbotanical collections for inspiration for your own floral still life painting. A small group of participants of any ability will work directly inside one of America’s oldest attached conservatories. This greenhouse is heated and is an ideal setting for art instruction. Masks required. Ages 16-Adults
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    4651 Washington Street Extension
    Wilmington, DE 19802

    Phone: (302) 761-4340

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    (302) 761-1722


Find more events and programs in the Happenings Guide.

The New Castle County Happenings Guide