Soak Up Summer Sunsets
Picnic Nights, Twilight on the Terrace, and tattoos! Every Friday, experience the evening light at Mt. Cuba Center with picnics, special events, live music, food trucks and more. Our gardens are open until 8 pm every Friday through September 6th.
Every Friday: Picnic Nights
Picnics welcome! Every Friday until September 6th, our gardens are open until 8 pm. Healthy meals from The Box Lunch will be for sale on-site (each costing about $8) and wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Mt. Cuba Center is a BYO facility, so guests are welcome to bring their own food and beverages. We have picnic blankets available to borrow and guests are welcome to picnic throughout the gardens.
Twilight on the Terrace
On select Fridays, Twilight on the Terrace brings local musicians, breweries, and food trucks to Mt. Cuba Center. Programming at each Twilight on the Terrace event is unique, and includes lawn games, garden tours, and hands-on crafts.
Friday, September 6: Enjoy an early Oktoberfest with live music from the Choir of the Delaware Saengerbund and Library Association on the terrace and programming from the Mt. Cuba Observatory. Food and drinks available for purchase from Prost, The Box Lunch and Dew Point Brewing Company.
August 9: Exploring Nature through Collage
Friday, August 9, 5:30-7:30 PM
Join us for a night of nature, art-making and fun! Mt. Cuba Center partners with award-winning folk artist, Eunice LaFate, to lead a unique children’s art program in our gardens. Kids will work together to create a collaborative mural from natural materials and walk away with their very own drawing! This program is intended for ages 6-17. This event is free with admission, but to make sure we have enough supplies for every attendee, pre-registration is required —space is limited. Art supplies will be provided.
August 23: Botanical Body Art Night
Show off your ink! Between 5:30 and 7:30 PM, come to the gardens for an evening of botanical body art and a tattoo design demonstration from Tina Marabito of Poppycock Tattooing. Face painting, botanical temporary tattoos, leaf rubbings and more. Got a botanical tattoo of your own? Show it at registration for free garden admission (tattoo must be in a visible location such as arms or legs).