On the Brink of Extinction: the Vaquita Porpoise

This spring, sixth graders in the John Dickinson International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, under the direction of art teacher Christopher Conrad, created a model of life-size frolicking Vaquita Porpoises for exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Each year, Conrad’s art class chooses a theme and a large project to accompany that [...]

2019-07-18T11:53:18-05:00 July 18th, 2019|Blog|

The region’s most diabolical botanicals are on display at Delaware Museum of Natural History and Mt. Cuba Center this summer

Wicked Plants: The Exhibit to open at the Delaware Museum of Natural History on Saturday, June 22 Two Delaware institutions are teaming up to present the wild, wicked and weird world of plants this summer. Visitors to the Delaware Museum of Natural [...]

2019-06-27T19:56:52-05:00 June 20th, 2019|Blog, Press Releases|

Five Benefits of Delaware Museum of Natural History Summer Camps

1. Campers make exciting, unforgettable discoveries through camp Whether they are creating their own exhibits in  Art Escapades camp or hunting for treasure in A Pirate’s Life camp, our camps provide kids with experiences sure to last. 2. There are camps to fill all science interests From strange animals to young engineers, there are [...]

2019-06-04T07:36:31-05:00 May 29th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

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|

DMNH’S Mollusk Collection

Curator Of Mollusks, Elizabeth Shea The Museum’s mollusk collection is the tenth largest in the United States, according to a study published in the December 2018 edition of the American Malacological Bulletin. Curator of Mollusks Elizabeth Shea, Ph.D. co-authored the paper with colleagues from the Field Museum of Natural History and the Academy [...]

2019-02-21T13:01:57-05:00 February 21st, 2019|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks|

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|

Join us for Design Zone’s opening events, January 25 and 26

Create Your ExperienceCan you create a videogame that gives you the highest score? Get bodies moving on the dance floor? How does a high amplitude half-pipe really work? Design is everywhere we look and in everything we do, and math is behind it all. Starting Saturday, January 26, discover the secrets behind how videogame [...]

2019-01-11T16:20:09-05:00 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|

National Fossil Day: Spotlight on Alex Kittle

By Alisha Solaiman For National Fossil Day, we're shining the spotlight on our Collections Manager and invertebrate paleontologist, Alex Kittle. His interest in the field grew when he took a summer course in paleontology at Georgia College. His class traveled for about a month to Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, and the Badlands of [...]

2018-10-17T12:57:59-05:00 October 17th, 2018|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks|