Admission to the Museum is $2 every Tuesday in August,
courtesy of Artisans' Bank
In the Dark
Through September 4
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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.
The dark—a place of mystery. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has caused plants and animals [...]
All minerals reflect light, making them visible to the human eye. Some minerals have a special property called fluorescence. When ultraviolet light is shined onto fluorescent minerals, the bright colors we see are not reflected, [...]
This year's Delaware Mineralogical Society's youth award winners have a fascination with fossils. Both exhibits, The Mystery of Fossils and A Blast from the Past, feature highlights from the youths' personal collections. They were [...]
Our Tough Museum camp got a visit from the Delaware National Guard. They learned about healthy habits, including nutrition and staying active. Outside, they learned stretches and got some physical activity, including [...]
Take an extraordinarily close-up look at nature through the Nikon's Small World 2016 Photomicrography Competition's 20 winning photographs, currently on exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History as part of a national tour. [...]