Delaware Today magazine Culture Calendar: Family events like Delaware Children's Museum Open Studio in Wilmington and Pirate Adventure Family Day at the Brandywine River Museum


Furry Friends/Magnificent Monkeys! Nov. 1
Little ones 18 months to 6 years can monkey around during this program for “pint-sized planeteers” at the Brandywine Zoo. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 571-7747,

editor’s pick DCM Open Studio Nov. 1-28
The Delaware Children’s Museum is fully charged for fall with all kinds of autumn-related art-science activities offered daily inside its “Open Studio.” Delaware Children’s Museum, 550 Justison St., Wilmington, 654-2340,

Legends Limited Nov. 4
A local storyteller shares railroad legends during this new trek on the Wilmington & Western Railroad. There’ll be desserts and soft drinks, too. Wilmington & Western Railroad, Newport-Gap Pike and Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 998-1930,

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editor’s pick Pirate Adventure Family Day Nov. 6
At the Brandywine River Museum, this day of pirate tales, a treasure hunt, and arts and crafts ends with the movie “Treasure Planet,” a Disney feature that brings Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”—with illustrations by N.C. Wyeth—into the future. Brandywine River Museum, U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700,

Henry & Mudge Nov. 9-10
Based on Cynthia Rylant’s award-winning children’s book, this tale of a little boy and his 182-pound canine companion is perfect for pre-kindergarten to age 3. DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington, 656-4401,

Family Construction Party and Customized Wall Tile Project Nov. 12
Join the Biggs Museum as it celebrates the completion of its children’s space with activities, refreshments and cake, then support the museum’s efforts with the purchase of a wall tile. Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111,

Beakman on the Brain Nov. 13
Wacky scientist Beakman (from TV’s Beakman’s World) uses gigantic visuals, audience participation and humor to explain everything from brainteasers to brain freezes. The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 1-800-37-GRAND,

Howard Pyle Family Day Nov. 20
Dress as your favorite Pyle character during this event at the Delaware Art Museum, where kids and their families create art inspired by the illustrator’s stories and pictures of pirates and mermaids. Storyteller and artist Jeff Hopkins will be on hand to bring Pyle’s characters and pictures to life. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590,

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Scrooge Nov. 20-Dec. 18
With performances on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, this musical closely follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Delaware Children’s Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 655-1014,

Fall Harvest Festival Nov. 25-26
Take in all the sights and sounds of the season from noon-4 p.m. at the Marshall Steam Museum. Auburn Heights Preserve, 3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn, 239-2385,

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