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, a simulated coral reef, and a Science in Action paleontology lab. Throughout the year the Museum also hosts several special exhibits on national tour.

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, enjoy the Butterfly Garden, or hike along 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.

Current Special Exhibits

Upcoming Events

  1. Great Balls of Fire!

    January 30 @ 9:30 am - May 30 @ 4:30 pm
  2. Operation Observation Camp for ages 5-6

    June 6 @ 9:00 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm
  3. What You Didn’t Know About DMNH: Outdoors

    June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. FULL: Extreme Deep Camp for ages 5-6

    June 13 @ 9:00 am - June 17 @ 4:00 pm
Shorebird measurement
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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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