Researchers who’ve gotten the first look at a deep-sea “dumbo” octopod hatchling report in Current Biology on February 19 that the young octopods look and act much like adults from the moment they emerge from an egg capsule. Dumbo octopods are so named because their fins resemble Dumbo the elephant’s ears. “Once the fins [...]
Trillions of microbes make their homes inside our bodies, and the Delaware Museum of Natural History will introduce you to them! Opening January 27, DMNH’s newest exhibit, Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome, allows guests of all ages to explore this fascinating and complex world inside us that is our microbiome—a dynamic, adaptable, and [...]
All of us at the Delaware Museum of Natural History are grateful for the generosity of Bank of America in supporting several programs at the Museum. We're excited to have them join us again this year for Discovery Days: Four Days of Festive Fun, presented by Bank of America, December 27-30. For eleven years, DMNH has [...]
Delaware Museum of Natural History a Key Part of International Science Center & Science Museum Day In the largest joint project ever launched by the world’s science centers and museums, the Delaware Museum of Natural History will join 300+ other institutions on every inhabited continent to celebrate International Science Center & Science Museum Day [...]
The Delaware Museum of Natural History is proud to present selected works by renowned artist Charles Allmond, in partnership with the Biggs Museum of American Art. Lending Legacies: The Art of Charles Allmond is on exhibit beginning Friday, November 3 for the Art Loop, with an artist’s reception from 5-8 p.m. Allmond is influenced [...]
Read our Fall 2017 issue of Discovery magazine, including events, Collections & Research updates, and more!
Ecologist Chris Hobbs was the recipient of a 2017 Collections & Research grant for graduate students in support of research in the Museum’s collections. The award is used toward travel and lodging expenses for a student to visit DMNH to study our world-class collections and library. Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate [...]
Here Be Dragons Opens Saturday, September 30 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History DMNH's fall exhibit features fifteen fascinating lizards and the mythology of dragons; special events include a Harry Potter evening and an over-21 movie monster party WILMINGTON, DE - Live lizards will be featured this fall in Delaware Museum of Natural [...]
Summer Camp 2018 DMNH camp is IN when school is OUT! The Delaware Museum of Natural History offers campers of various ages opportunities to explore science and nature through hands-on, interactive learning. Museum Babies is our unique summer camp designed just for toddlers – age 3 (and their grown ups.) Children [...]
Our Tough Museum camp got a visit from the Delaware National Guard. They learned about healthy habits, including nutrition and staying active. Outside, they learned stretches and got some physical activity, including learning how to play Ultimate Frisbee.