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 [...]

2019-05-16T09:47:34-04:00March 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 [...]

2019-02-21T13:01:57-05:00February 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 [...]

2019-01-11T22:09:23-05:00January 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 [...]

2019-01-11T16:20:09-05:00January 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 [...]

2018-12-21T12:52:32-05:00December 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 [...]

2018-10-17T12:57:59-04:00October 17th, 2018|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks|

A Whale of a Tale: Bringing a Humpback Whale’s Bones to DMNH

by Lindsay Townsend The whale skull, arriving at DMNH in September. Last month, staff from the Delaware Museum of Natural History brought the 280 lbs. skull of a juvenile humpback whale, as well as several other pieces of the skeleton, to the Museum for future exhibit and educational use. The bones were [...]

2018-10-04T15:29:35-04:00October 4th, 2018|Blog, DMNH Spotlight|

First Brokaw fellow starts at DMNH to work on second Breeding Bird Atlas project

by Lindsay Townsend The Delaware Museum of Natural History welcomed its first Howard and Dede Brokaw Ornithology Fellow, Alex Johnson, to the museum this summer. Johnson spent the summer helping the museum’s Curator of Birds and Director of Collections, Dr. Jean Woods, write up the results of Delaware’s Second Breeding Bird Atlas [...]

2018-08-10T13:42:44-04:00August 10th, 2018|Birds, Blog, DMNH Spotlight|

A Book for Adventurers Book Review by Lindsay Townsend Cabinet of Curiosities: Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World By Gordon Grice 188 pages. Workman Publishing. 2015 “Science is an attempt to find out how the world fits together,” writes Gordon Grice in his book Cabinet of Curiosities. It’s a statement that [...]

2018-07-05T12:22:48-04:00July 5th, 2018|Blog|