While it’s true mythical creatures like unicorns don’t exist, there are so many fascinating animals on our planet that actually do — or did! Although the Elephant Bird roamed the island of Madagascar for nearly 2,000 years, it became extinct around the 17th century. We have a rare egg and a life-size painting of the bird at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, and its monstrous size will blow you away!
Please help us build excitement about the natural world by making a donation. Scientists continue to discover new species every year, and museums like ours help people get a first-hand glimpse at animals and plants that they would never encounter anywhere else in their lifetime.
The Museum hosts exciting exhibits, provides enriching programs, and conducts innovative scientific research. We are grateful for your support, membership, and attendance at events — and now you can play an even bigger role by donating today to inspire the next generation of scientists. Our existence would not be possible without the help of passionate volunteers and generous donors, like you.
For more information on how you can contribute to support our mission through the Annual Fund, contact Darcie Martin, Director of Development, via email or 302-658-9111, ext. 303. Checks can be mailed to the Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807.