lease note: Dates, times, descriptions, and other program information subject to change.

Current Special Exhibit:

Titanoboa: Monster SnakeTitanoboa button_large
Through January 25, 2015

From a Colombian coal mine 60 million years deep, scientists have uncovered remains of the largest snake in the world – Titanoboa! Measuring 48 feet long and weighing in at 2,500 pounds, this massive predator could crush and devour a crocodile! Now that scientists have discovered dozens of Titanoboa deep in a fossil bed, prehistoric life will never be the same.  Explore this ancient reptile at the Museum’s latest special exhibit, Titanoboa: Monster Snake. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Smithsonian Channel, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Florida Museum of Natural History.  Sponsored locally by DuPont, with additional support provided by Corporation Service Company

More Information.



23 - Friday

Frozen Friday Night at the Museum! Community Overnight
Friday, January 23, 8:00 p.m. to Saturday, January 24, 8:00 a.m.

$35 for Members/$40 for non-members

Come in your best Frozen attire to watch Disney’s Frozen and spend the night here at DMNH!

7:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Check-in while children are greeted by Elsa and Anna

8:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Orientation for the evening

8:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m. Film shown on multiple screens throughout the Museum; Concessions (popcorn, hot dogs, chips, ice cream sandwiches, and water) available for sale; Frozen crafts and activities

11:00 p.m. Lights out

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Free breakfast of bagels, juice, and coffee

8:00 a.m. Event Ends

Pre-registration required.


Need more info? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email


5 - Thursday

Happy Hour at the Museum
Thursday, February 5, 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Adults ages 21+ enjoy happy hour at the Delaware Museum of Natural History FREE of charge on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 4:45-6:30p.m.  Sip a beer and nosh on an appetizer while strolling through our magnificent museum discovering all that we have to offer!

The first adult beverage is free. Additional beverages can be purchased at a cash bar.


 6 - Friday

The Robot Zoo Members' Preview
Friday, February 6, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
FREE with membership

Enjoy our newest special exhibit before anyone else has seen it! This event is open exclusively to members and requires an RSVP. 


 13 - Friday

Mystery at the Museum: ‘Til Death Do Us Part
Friday, February 13, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$35/members; $40/non-members

Looking for something different to do for Valentine’s Day? Start with a sumptuous catered dinner before becoming part of the mystery surrounding the wedding celebration. Set in the 1950s, celebrate with the Spumoni and McGinnis families and unravel the clues to figure out whodunit!

While the mystery is for adults, children can have fun too. Don’t worry about getting a babysitter for the evening. Kids can enjoy an evening at the Museum eating pizza, watching a fun movie, making crafts, and more. $15/members; $20/non-members for each child.

REGISTER HERE or email  

13 & 14 - Friday & Saturday

Valentine’s Day Dinner Date Camp
Friday, February 13, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 14, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$20 for members; $25 for non-members

Adults can enjoy an evening out while the kids enjoy an evening at the Museum watching a fun movie, making crafts, and more. Plus, bring the kids in their favorite PJs for fun and games in the Museum’s galleries.


19 - Thursday

DMNH Summer Camp Fair
Thursday, February 19, 4 - 7 p.m.

Looking for something different for your children to do this summer? Look no further than the Summer Camp Fair at the Delaware Museum of Natural History on Thursday, February 19, 2015. This free event runs from 4 – 7 p.m. and allows you to connect directly with many of the premiere summer camp organizations in the area. It’s the perfect opportunity for parents to ask their questions and discover all the adventures that await their children this summer.

27 - Friday

Movie Night at the Museum:  “The LEGO Movie”
Friday, February 27, 4:30 - 8 p.m. in the DuPont Auditorium
$5 for Members/$8 for non-members

"The LEGO Movie" begins at 5 p.m. Bring your best LEGO zoo animal to put on display here at DMNH! Stay after to make a community zoo out of recycled materials (100 min. show).  Concessions will be available for purchase. Pre-registration strongly suggested as limited seating is available.



14 - Saturday

Family-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Saturday, March 14, 1 – 4 p.m.
FREE for members; FREE with admission

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, come meet our snakes, hear the story of St. Patrick, and more! 

14 - Saturday

All-Scout Event (For Boy & Girl Scouts)
Saturday, March 14, 5 – 8 p.m.

This event for Scouts, leaders, and families will help Scouts meet several requirements for badges. Stations will be set up for Scouts to participate in that are geared toward specific requirements.  Program fee is for Scouts, leaders, parents, siblings.  Pre-registration strongly suggested as limited space is available.

Ongoing Programs:

Daily - Where's Dude?
He likes to hide around the exhibits, and we need YOUR help to find him! Can you spot Dude around the Museum?  Each "Dude sleuth" will receive a special prize for finding our furry friend! More information.

Daily (times vary) - Science in Action Lab
Visit the Science in Action Lab in our Hall of Birds to get an up-close view at science at work and meet and talk with volunteers who clean fossils, sort micro-shells, or work with carnivorous plants!

Tuesday - Saturday (Closed Monday): 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 3 p.m.
- The Nature Nook

The Nature Nook is a special place in the Museum for children to become natural scientists in a unique, indoor park setting. More Information.

Wednesday & Saturday at 11 a.m. – “Book in the Nook”
Children and their parents can experience nature and science up-close. 

6 - Friday

The Robot Zoo Members' Preview
Friday, February 6, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
FREE with membership

Enjoy our newest special exhibit before anyone else has seen it! This event is open exclusively to members and requires an RSVP.  If interested in attending, please RSVP here.

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