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.

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Museum Hours & Admission:
Monday through Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–4:30 p.m.

Adults: $9
Children (3-17): $7
Seniors (60+): $8
Under 3: FREE
Members: FREE

Hours and Admission may vary for special events.

  1. science up birds and bugs

    Science Up: Birds & Bugs, Part 1

    April 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  2. Community (3)

    Community Overnight

    April 29 @ 6:30 pm - April 30 @ 8:00 am
  3. Healthy Together

    Healthy Together

    May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Bug Collecting & Identification

    May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. science up birds and bugs

    Science Up: Birds & Bugs, Part 2

    May 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  6. Cathedral Choir Performance

    May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

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