Dinosaur Revolution interactive maze uncovers facts and fossils

Pterosaur, Plesiosaur, Phytosaur…sure, they look like dinosaurs, spell like a dinosaurs...but guess what? Just because it ends with "s-a-u-r", doesn't mean it begins with "d-i-n-o." Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experience within a maze setting, opening February 4, 2017 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Visitors can [...]

January 25th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases|0 Comments

Delaware Shorebird Project 2016 Field Report

Delaware Shorebird Project 2016 Field Season Report Every spring, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds travel through the Delaware Bay as they migrate from areas as far as southern South America to the Arctic, where they breed in the summer. The Delaware Bay is a crucial rest stop, where the birds eat horseshoe crab eggs for [...]

December 19th, 2016|Birds, Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Conserving Rainforests

Students and government agencies partner together in Borneo, Malaysia to save plants and animals before they become critically endangered DMNH Scout and Camp Coordinator Cathy Perrotto is no stranger to tropical rainforests! In 2012, as part of her Master’s degree program at Miami University, Cathy traveled to Malaysia and documented the effects of human activities on plants [...]

October 27th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Egg collections: Part of Earth’s library

The second Friday of October has been designated as World Egg Day, with a focus on eggs as a food source. But during the late 19th and early 20th century, collecting wild birds eggs was  a popular hobby. Many museums and their collections originated during this time, and many people displayed natural history objects in their homes. [...]

October 14th, 2016|Birds, Blog, DMNH Spotlight|0 Comments

Watch real-time marine science from the Okeanos Explorer

By Rachel Cavotta, Communications Intern Experiencing our current exhibit Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss is not the only way to discover what lurks in our oceans’ greatest depths. Observe the process of deep water research first hand by following the Okeanos Explorer as it discovers what lies at the bottom of the extreme deep. The Okeanos [...]

July 6th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

A Delaware twist on an Italian dish

Today's blog post is courtesy of Allyson Willis, who launched a campaign to have the channeled whelk named as Delaware's state shell as a Girl Scout Bronze Award project. Thanks, Allyson, for keeping us up-to-date on all things channeled whelk!   Instead of the standard hot dogs and hamburgers for your 4th of July picnic, [...]

July 4th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment

Connecting Art and Science: Art Escapades Camp

By Rachel Cavotta, DMNH Communications Intern Art and science might seem like polar opposites. Scientific study is based on fact, while art is about using one’s imagination. But STEAM, which adds art to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), offers new opportunities to engage children. With this in mind, the new Art Escapades camp at [...]

June 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

This Writing is on Fire!

Congratulations to the winners of the Spring 2016 Writing Contest: Great Balls of Fire. Here are the winning submissions from these talented students, based off of our most recent traveling exhibit. All writing is original. While we transcribed their work here, we kept the writing as it was written by the kids. They did [...]

June 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Extreme Research: DMNH’s Curator of Mollusks studies the creatures at the bottom of the sea

Extreme Deep isn’t the only focus of the Museum this summer. Studying the creatures of the sea is a major part of the job for Elizabeth Shea, Ph.D., the Museum’s Curator of Mollusks. Dr. Shea has traveled on more than a dozen scientific cruises in the Atlantic Ocean with the Canadian Coast Guard, the National [...]

June 9th, 2016|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks|0 Comments

Visiting the beach? Take a look for the Delaware state shell.

Thanks to guest blogger Allyson Willis for writing today's blog post about the Delaware state shell, the channeled whelk. Allyson persuaded state legislators to pass a law declaring an official Delaware state shell in 2014 as her Girl Scout Bronze Award project. Hey there fellow beach goers!  It’s that time of year again when people start heading down [...]

May 27th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments