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Blue Star Museums begins on Armed Forces Day, May 18

DMNH offers free admission to military personnel and their families this summer through the Blue Star Museums program The Delaware Museum of Natural History joins museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program providing free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families [...]

2019-05-16T19:41:06-05:00 May 16th, 2019|Blog|

Summer Science Corps

Summer Science Corps is a new program for teens who love nature and science and are looking for community service hours Summer Science Corps members will lead hands-on science and nature programs throughout the Museum’s galleries, including the Science-in-Action Lab, Investigation Lab, Nature Nook, and outdoor areas, as well as assist with special [...]

2019-05-16T09:47:34-05:00 March 1st, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

First Delaware Teen Leadership Cafe focuses on Building for Natural Disasters

By the Teen Leadership Team: Aayushi Sharma, Vidushi Sharma, Kristian Tolbert, Kamrin Simms, and Genevieve Oberholzer The first Teen Science Café in Delaware, “Building for Natural Disasters,” featured Richard Kimball, a fourth-year architectural engineer student at Drexel University working to get his BS/MS degree. Mr. Kimball wanted to be an architect since he [...]

2019-01-11T22:09:23-05:00 January 11th, 2019|Blog|

Discovery Days offers four days of festive family fun

Discovery Days offers four days of festive family fun The Delaware Museum of Natural History's Discovery Days, presented by Bank of America, features four days of festive family fun while children are out of school for the winter holidays.  The museum’s annual holiday event features live animals, free flight bird encounters with Animal [...]

2018-12-21T12:52:32-05:00 December 20th, 2018|Blog, Press Releases|

A Whale of a Tale: Bringing a Humpback Whale’s Bones to DMNH

by Lindsay Townsend The whale skull, arriving at DMNH in September. Last month, staff from the Delaware Museum of Natural History brought the 280 lbs. skull of a juvenile humpback whale, as well as several other pieces of the skeleton, to the Museum for future exhibit and educational use. The bones were [...]

2018-10-04T15:29:35-05:00 October 4th, 2018|Blog, DMNH Spotlight|

First Brokaw fellow starts at DMNH to work on second Breeding Bird Atlas project

by Lindsay Townsend The Delaware Museum of Natural History welcomed its first Howard and Dede Brokaw Ornithology Fellow, Alex Johnson, to the museum this summer. Johnson spent the summer helping the museum’s Curator of Birds and Director of Collections, Dr. Jean Woods, write up the results of Delaware’s Second Breeding Bird Atlas [...]

2018-08-10T13:42:44-05:00 August 10th, 2018|Birds, Blog, DMNH Spotlight|

A Book for Adventurers Book Review by Lindsay Townsend Cabinet of Curiosities: Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World By Gordon Grice 188 pages. Workman Publishing. 2015 “Science is an attempt to find out how the world fits together,” writes Gordon Grice in his book Cabinet of Curiosities. It’s a statement that [...]

2018-07-05T12:22:48-05:00 July 5th, 2018|Blog|

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 [...]

2018-06-06T16:18:16-05:00 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, [...]

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