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.
Take an extraordinarily close-up look at nature through the Nikon's Small World 2016 Photomicrography Competition's 20 winning photographs, currently on exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History as part of a national tour. The photographs' microscopic perspective displays scientific images—including a butterfly's proboscis and actual human brain cells—in an artistic way. The winning [...]
Belemnites are fossil cephalopods related to the squids, octopods and cuttlefish that live in the ocean today. Belemnites went extinct at the same time as the dinosaurs, about 65 million years ago, but their fossil remains are easy to find at the C&D Canal. Belemnitella americana was named the State [...]
The Delaware Museum of Natural History will implement the following new admission prices effective Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Ages 3-59: $9 Seniors (60 and up): $8 Toddlers ages 1-2: $3 Babies under 12 months: Free
DMNH Curator of Mollusks Elizabeth Shea, Ph.D., is featured in a short film for the 2017 #cephalopodweek from Science Friday. From the film's introduction: "Deep below the sea surface, giant squid fight off predatory sperm whales–stirring legendary tales of epic battles. Yet for all it’s infamy, discovering how many of these enormous cephalopods are [...]
Northern Neighbors expedition focuses on deepwater communities in the Northeastern U.S. and Canada through June 22 Elizabeth Shea, Ph.D., curator of mollusks at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, joined an international team of scientists spending 15 days at sea aboard NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Ship Henry Bigelow exploring canyon and slope habitats [...]
This eggciting infographic highlights our eggstraordinary egg collection. Sorry about the puns, we thought they were eggcellent.
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 [...]
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 [...]