Howard and Dede Brokaw Ornithology Fellowship

The application period has closed for the Brokaw Fellowship, a paid fellowship program for college students and recent graduates in the Bird Department of its Collections and Research Division. The fellowship is supported by the Brokaw Family Foundation and is named after Howard and Dede Brokaw. Howard was a Founding Patron and former [...]

2018-04-03T11:56:09+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Birds, Blog|

First Video of “Dumbo” Octopod Hatchling shows they look like mini-adults

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 [...]

2018-10-30T16:02:11+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, Uncategorized|

New exhibit to explore the microscopic world that lives in all of us

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 [...]

2018-01-24T16:02:51+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Blog, Press Releases|

Thank you Bank of America!

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 [...]

2018-01-19T13:02:35+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Blog|

International Science Center and Science Museum Day

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 [...]

2018-01-19T11:18:02+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases|

Lending Legacies: the Art of Charles Allmond on exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History

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 [...]

2018-01-19T11:22:11+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Blog, Press Releases|

English ecologist receives DMNH research grant

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 [...]

2018-01-19T11:25:25+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, Uncategorized|

Here Be Dragons opens Saturday, September 30

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 [...]

2018-01-19T11:27:38+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases|