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Greater Wilmington offers families a blend of classic American fun as well as experiences that are unique to the region and offer opportunities to learn through the area’s rich history and diverse cultures. 

Spend a day along the revitalized Wilmington Riverfront. When the weather is warm cruise the Christina River as River Taxi Wilmington hosts “Family Nights on the River Taxi” – look for special cruises that include a guide to teach visitors about the local wild life. The Wilmington Blue Rocks professional minor league baseball team plays April through early September and is regularly voted among the top family fun minor league baseball experiences. Families can also explore the worlds of science, math, technology and more at the Delaware Children’s Museum and visit the 212-acre Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge, which is home to the four-story DuPont Environmental Education Center.

Just a short drive from Wilmington’s Riverfront is the Delaware Museum of Natural History. This interactive museum explores the wonders of the natural world and allows guests to experience an African watering hole, journey across the Great Barrier Reef and meet life-sized dinosaurs and a giant squid. Plan your visit to catch one of the many touring exhibits the museum hosts each year.

The Brandywine Zoo is located along the banks of the Brandywine River in the beautiful Brandywine Park and only minutes from the heart of downtown Wilmington. It’s compact 12-acres is proof that great things do come in small packages. The Zoo features animals from the tropical and temperate areas of North and South America, Asia and Africa. Visit with mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates, interact with zoo keepers through daily animal shows and a full calendar of special events.

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