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Earth's library: the Museum's scientific collections
Welcome to the Delaware Museum of Natural History
Connect to the natural world through exploration and discovery at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Experience habitats from around the globe, gaze up to a giant squid, encounter a jaguar face-to-face and marvel at the diversity of shells from around the world. Gallery highlights also include the only permanent dinosaur collection in Delaware and a simulated coral reef.
Museum researchers maintain our expansive collections of mollusks and birds, including the second-largest collection of birds’ eggs in North America. Scientists from around the world visit the Museum to study specimens and request loans to assist them further in their research.
The interactive Nature Nook features hands-on science activities geared to meet the needs of the Museum’s youngest guests. Educational programs include summer camp, school tours, community outreach visits, and scout activities. In addition, visitors can view nature films in the Community Room, shop in the Museum Store, or explore our outdoor activities, including the Larry Scott Nature Trail. As a non-profit institution, DMNH relies on the generosity of members, donors, or corporate sponsors to sustain high-quality exhibits and educational programs for the community.
Here Be Dragons is a traveling exhibit exploring human/dragon cultural connections through hands-on activities and encounters with live reptiles. The exhibit is split into three Dragon “realms” – Medieval, Asian, and Paleontology. Each realm [...]
Herbarium specimens provide a glimpse into the past and present, as well as a window into the future. The plant specimens presented here are part of the Delaware State University’s Claude E. Phillips Herbarium collection, [...]
Spring is the best time to see shorebirds during their annual migration along the Delaware Bay. The sight of Semipalmated Sandpipers and endangered Red Knots feasting on nutrient-rich horseshoe crab eggs is one of constant [...]
Ecologist Chris Hobbs was the recipient of a 2017 Collections & Research grant for graduate students in support of research in the Museum’s collections. The award is used toward travel and lodging expenses for [...]