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

The Nature Nook
Daily (Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.)
"Book in the Nook" every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.
The Nature Nook is a special place in the Museum for children to become natural scientists in a unique, indoor park setting. The Nature Nook consists of four main habitats: woodland, stream, meadow, and cave. The multi-sensory, hands-on activities in each of the habitats are designed to promote parent-child interaction.  Plus, now children and their parents can experience nature and science up-close even more with "Book in the Nook" every Wednesday!  More Information.

This week's Book in the Nook:
No One Told the Aardvark by Deborah Eaton

Science in Action Lab
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

Times vary.

Visit the Science in Action Lab in our Hall of Birds for a hands-on look at the natural world!
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!

Saturday Storytime presented by Ursuline Academy
Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Each Saturday, themed children’s books are read by a rotating list of volunteers comprised of Ursuline students, faculty, staff, and parents.  Book themes are based on the Museum’s current special exhibit, science, nature, current Ursuline curriculum, and other topics.  In addition, selected themes are further explored with hands-on activities, crafts, and instruction from Ursuline volunteers.  More Information.

Where's Dude?

Dude the Museum cat is the unofficial mascot for the Museum.  When he's not working to keep the critters away, he likes to hide around the exhibits, and we need YOUR help to find him! Can you spot Dude around the Museum?  Look carefully and if you find him, let us know! Each "Dude sleuth" will receive a special prize for finding our furry friend! More information.

Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure
Through May 26, 2014

Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the kiwi.  Join Charlie as he travels back in time to the age of the dinosaurs to discover the kiwi’s ancestors and evidence for how evolution works. 

Charlie & Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure, funded by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, is a project of the New York Hall of Science, the University of Michigan, the Miami Science Museum, and the North Museum of Natural History & Science.  Sponsored locally by DuPont.  More Information.

Nature's Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art
Through April 19, 2014
FREE with admission

Nature’s Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art is a collaborative exhibit developed by the Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design featuring works of art by DCAD students who draw inspiration from the natural world. On view throughout the Museum's galleries, the exhibit will be up from March 7 to April 19, 2014. The exhibit will also be juried by artists and representatives from area cultural institutions.

This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

More Information.

Egg-stravaganza Breakfast & Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 19, 8:30 - 10 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (two breakfasts)
$5 for members; $5 + regular admission for non-members

Start the morning at the Museum with a delicious pancake breakfast and learn about the very important role eggs play in our natural world! Then, children can join in an egg hunt around the Museum! Please note: There will be two breakfasts held to accommodate the greatest number of visitors.  When purchasing tickets, please select the time that you'd prefer.

Tickets here!

Spring Break Camp
April 21-25, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Members: $225 Non-members: $260

Spend your Spring Break exploring the Museum, conducting cool science experiments, and going behind the scenes of our world-class collections.  Plus, all campers will experience the newest special exhibit, Charlie & Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure. For more information, call 302-658-9111, ext. 305.

Register Here!

Earth Day at the Museum
Tuesday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FREE for members; FREE with admission

Teachers and parents, bring your children to the Museum to celebrate our fragile earth and to learn helpful ways to make a big difference to our planet!  Games, crafts, and activities (all geared towards science standards) will be a fun part of the day!

Movie Night at the Museum: "Osmosis Jones"Movie Camera
Saturday, April 26, 5 & 6:45 p.m. (DuPont Auditorium)
$3 for members; $5 for non-members

Enjoy learning about the science of small in this family comedy starring Bill Murray.  Refreshments available for sale outside the theater.  Pre-registration strongly suggested. Doors open at 4:45 p.m.

Tickets here!

International Migratory Bird Day
Saturday, May 3, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

FREE for members; FREE with admission

Celebrate your migrating, fair-feathered flighted friends with games, crafts, and activities that will leave you soaring!

Bank of America Museums on Us 
May 3 & 4, 2014

Show your Bank of America credit, ATM, or check card on the first full weekend of each month and receive FREE admission to the Museum.

Star Party: What's Up There?
Saturday, May 10, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
$3 for members; $5 for non-members

Astronomer Greg Lee
(Delaware Astronomical Society) will lead a presentation about the sky above this time of year followed by a trip outdoors to check out the night sky with several high-powered telescopes.

Mother’s Day at the Museum
Sunday, May 11, noon – 4:30 p.m.
FREE for members; FREE with admission

Celebrate the wild side of your mom by spending the afternoon at the Museum. The event is dedicated to the moms and mom-like people we love most!

Delaware Mineralogical Society Monthly Meeting (with guest lecture)
Monday, May 12, 7 p.m.; FREE

The Delaware Mineralogical Society hosts its monthly meeting at the Museum. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Armed Forces Day at the Museum
Saturday, May 17, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Delaware Museum of Natural History thanks those who serve our country. Active-duty military (with ID) enjoy FREE admission.


Endangered Species Day
Saturday, May 17, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
FREE for members; FREE with admission

Learn what species are “going, going, gone!” and, more importantly, what YOU can do to help! This conservation program will highlight efforts around the world to save endangered species.


Bank of America Museums on Us  
June 7 & 8, 2014

Show your Bank of America credit, ATM, or check card on the first full weekend of each month and receive FREE admission to the Museum.

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