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Sun Conures arrive at DMNH

Four sun conures, a parrot species from northeastern South America, recently arrived at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, becoming the newest additions to the Museum’s live animal collection and engaging with visitors at scheduled times. The Museum’s live animals teach visitors about animals and nature in an interactive and engaging way. “Birds are [...]

2018-06-06T16:18:16+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Blog|

INSIDER LOOK: The Actual Museum Experience as Told by Students

by Theresa Tran and Imrin Goraya, Widener University Studying science is not the same as applying science, and as biology majors at Widener University, we don’t often get the opportunity to apply our knowledge to the outside world. However, this semester, we have the opportunity of collaborating with Dr. Jean Woods and Dr. Elizabeth Shea, [...]

2018-05-24T15:08:23+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Birds, Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks|

Brandywine Valley Museum and Gardens to participate in Blue Star Museums this summer  Area attractions will offer free admission to active military and their families from May 26 to September 3 The Delaware Museum of Natural History will join  Winterthur, the Brandywine River Museum of Art,  Delaware Art Museum, Hagley Museum & Library, Mt. Cuba Center, Rockwood [...]

2018-05-16T17:08:04+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Blog, Press Releases|

Endangered Species

Endangered Species Day The Delaware Museum of Natural History’s features hands on activities and speakers on Saturday, May 19 for Endangered Species Day. The Delaware Museum of Natural History will recognize Endangered Species Day on Saturday, May 19 from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. with hands on learning stations, activities, and expert presentations. Visitors will learn [...]

2018-05-16T16:47:50+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Mystery of the Mayan Medallion opens Saturday, June 23

Mystery of the Mayan Medallion The Delaware Museum of Natural History’s summer exhibit encourages visitors to discover the secrets of an ancient civilization, June 23-September 3 Secrets of an ancient world await visitors to the Delaware Museum of Natural History this summer with Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, on exhibit from June 23 to September [...]

2018-05-08T09:27:30+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Blog, Press Releases|

Howard and Dede Brokaw Ornithology Fellowship

The application period has closed for the Brokaw Fellowship, a paid fellowship program for college students and recent graduates in the Bird Department of its Collections and Research Division. The fellowship is supported by the Brokaw Family Foundation and is named after Howard and Dede Brokaw. Howard was a Founding Patron and former [...]

2018-04-03T11:56:09+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Birds, Blog|

First Video of “Dumbo” Octopod Hatchling shows they look like mini-adults

Researchers who’ve gotten the first look at a deep-sea “dumbo” octopod hatchling report in Current Biology on February 19 that the young octopods look and act much like adults from the moment they emerge from an egg capsule. Dumbo octopods are so named because their fins resemble Dumbo the elephant’s ears. “Once the fins [...]

2018-02-21T12:52:56+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, Uncategorized|