Eggstravaganza: Our amazing egg collection

April 1st, 2017|Birds, Blog|0 Comments

Senator Coons to host exclusive screening of Warlords of Ivory in ongoing effort to tackle global challenge of wildlife trafficking

Learn about connections between wildlife trafficking and international security and stability at a screening of the National Geographic Explorer film, Warlords of Ivory, followed by a panel discussion featuring local, national and international experts on Friday, April 7, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, hosted with Senator Chris Coons (D-Del), People to People [...]

March 30th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases|0 Comments

Free Programs for Early Childhood Educators

New Science Up: Birds and Bugs professional development program for early childhood educators All DMNH professional development classes are FREE through early May Science Up: Birds & Bugs, the newest professional development workshop for educators from the Delaware Museum of Natural History, has received Quality Assured status through the Professional Development Department at the Delaware [...]

March 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Shorebird and horseshoe crab connection highlighted in new film from the Delaware Shorebird Project

Shorebird and horseshoe crab connection highlighted in new film from the Delaware Shorebird Project Feast on the Beach: The Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Shorebird Connection film educates, entertains and encourages ecotourism The Delaware Shorebird Project today premiered Feast on the Beach: The Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Shorebird Connection, a film produced to raise [...]

March 7th, 2017|Birds, Blog, Press Releases|0 Comments

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