Trillions of microbes make their homes inside our bodies, and the Delaware Museum of Natural History will introduce you to them! Opening January 27, DMNH’s newest exhibit, Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome, allows guests of all ages to explore this fascinating and complex world inside us that is our microbiome—a dynamic, adaptable, and [...]
All of us at the Delaware Museum of Natural History are grateful for the generosity of Bank of America in supporting several programs at the Museum. We're excited to have them join us again this year for Discovery Days: Four Days of Festive Fun, presented by Bank of America, December 27-30. For eleven years, DMNH has [...]
Delaware Museum of Natural History a Key Part of International Science Center & Science Museum Day In the largest joint project ever launched by the world’s science centers and museums, the Delaware Museum of Natural History will join 300+ other institutions on every inhabited continent to celebrate International Science Center & Science Museum Day [...]
The Delaware Museum of Natural History is proud to present selected works by renowned artist Charles Allmond, in partnership with the Biggs Museum of American Art. Lending Legacies: The Art of Charles Allmond is on exhibit beginning Friday, November 3 for the Art Loop, with an artist’s reception from 5-8 p.m. Allmond is influenced by [...]
Read our Fall 2017 issue of Discovery magazine, including events, Collections & Research updates, and more!
Ecologist Chris Hobbs was the recipient of a 2017 Collections & Research grant for graduate students in support of research in the Museum’s collections. The award is used toward travel and lodging expenses for a student to visit DMNH to study our world-class collections and library. Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate [...]
Here Be Dragons Opens Saturday, September 30 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History DMNH's fall exhibit features fifteen fascinating lizards and the mythology of dragons; special events include a Harry Potter evening and an over-21 movie monster party WILMINGTON, DE - Live lizards will be featured this fall in Delaware Museum of Natural [...]
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 learning how to play Ultimate Frisbee.
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. The photographs' microscopic perspective displays scientific images—including a butterfly's proboscis and actual human brain cells—in an artistic way. The winning [...]
Belemnites are fossil cephalopods related to the squids, octopods and cuttlefish that live in the ocean today. Belemnites went extinct at the same time as the dinosaurs, about 65 million years ago, but their fossil remains are easy to find at the C&D Canal. Belemnitella americana was named the State [...]