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.



Through 24 - Wednesday

Merry Happenings at the Museum
Through December 24 (Ongoing)
FREE with admission; FREE for members

Enjoy the spirit of the season at the Museum!  We’ll have featured performers scheduled throughout the holiday season.  Enjoy the festive decorations, a special holiday scavenger hunt designed for the whole family, live animal presentations, and much more!
Dec. 20 – Performance by Cathedral Choir School of Delaware

20 & 21 - Saturday & Sunday

Movie Marathon at the Museum
Saturday, December 20, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 21, noon – 4:30 p.m.
FREE with admission; FREE for members

Enjoy a film festival dedicated to the most beloved holiday flicks!  Space is limited to first-come; first- served.

20 - Saturday

Holiday Performance:  Cathedral Choir School of Delaware
Saturday, December 20, noon – 1:30 p.m.
FREE with admission; FREE for members

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon at the Museum listening to the talented Cathedral Choir School of Delaware.

27 & 28 - Saturday & Sunday

Dino Days presented by Bank of America
Saturday, December 27, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 28, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Unwind with your family and friends at the Museum’s annual post-holiday event: Dino Days! This year’s event will feature: Free-flight bird shows from Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections; a dinosaur dig; live animal encounters with unique critters from Plumpton Park Zoo; a special Dino Days puppet show; meet the Museum Scientists and much more!  You can even bring that unidentified fossil and ask a Delaware Valley Paleontological Society paleontologist if it’s a “Fake or Fossil?

Make someone’s holiday special by purchasing tickets to this fabulous event NOW!


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. 

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