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Welcome to the Delaware Museum of Natural History

Experience the natural world

Meet a giant squid with eyes the size of basketballs. Go back to the time of the dinosaurs and meet their modern relatives. Explore environments including an African watering hole and the natural history of Delaware, encounter a jaguar face-to-face and marvel at the diversity of shells from around the globe.

Discover something new

Whether it’s meeting a live animal in the Nature Nook, taking a field trip with school or scouts, or learning from a scientist, there are programs and events for all ages. The Science in Action and new Investigation Labs offer up close scientific exploration.

Collections with global impact

The Museum’s world-class bird and mollusk collections include more than 2 million shells, 113,000 bird specimens and bird eggs. The Museum’s scientists, as well as researchers from around the world, use these specimens in their research to better understand life on Earth.

Get outside and discover the natural world

Hike along the Larry Scott Nature Trail, enjoy the flowers in the seasonal Butterfly Garden, or picnic among true rock stars in the Delaware Rocks! outdoor exhibit. Peek at birds and woodland critters from the newly-renovated John C. Wilson, Sr. Wildlife Blind.

The Museum comes alive at night

Celebrate a birthday, wedding or corporate event. Snuggle up with dinosaurs at a Community
Overnight. Gaze at the night sky at a Star Party. Or, go out on the town while the kids explore science with us.

Upcoming Events

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    Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss

    June 18 @ 9:30 am - September 5 @ 4:30 pm
  2. Free Sunday Morning

    June 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  3. FULL: Dinos, Dinos, Dinos Camp for ages 5-6

    June 27 @ 9:00 am - July 1 @ 4:00 pm
  4. The Art of Nature Camp for ages 7-8

    June 27 @ 9:00 am - July 1 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Seeing Science Everywhere: How Things Grow

    June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Members of the Delaware Museum of Natural History

In addition to year long admission and discounts at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, your membership gets you $2 off other museums in the Brandywine Valley, and reciprocal access to hundreds of other museums and attractions.
Reciprocal programs vary depending on membership level.
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