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Investigate nature and science indoors and outside, with natural history exhibits, STEAM trail, meadow, pollinator garden, Science in Action and Investigation Labs, and more. Gallery highlights include habitats from around the globe and the only permanent dinosaur collection in Delaware.

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 for our youngest guests. Educational programs include summer camp, school tours, community outreach visits, and activities for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.  Visitors can view nature films in the Community Room, shop in the Museum Store, or explore our outdoor activities. 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.

Museum Hours

Monday–Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m

On Thursdays in August, the Museum is open until 7:30 p.m.

Sunday: Noon–4:30 p.m.

Nature Nook Hours

New Extended Hours:

Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sunday: 12:30–4 p.m.

The Nature Nook is open on Memorial Day and will open on Mondays for the summer beginning  June 17.


Ages 3-59: $9

Seniors (60 and up): $8

Toddlers (ages 1-2): $3

Babies under 12 months: Free

Hours and Admissions may vary for special events.

On Thursdays in August, admission is only $3. 

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