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 [...]

2018-10-04T15:29:35-05:00 October 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 [...]

2018-08-10T13:42:44-05:00 August 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 [...]

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

Sun Conures arrive at DMNH

Four sun conures, a parrot species from northeastern South America, recently arrived at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, becoming the newest additions to the Museum’s live animal collection and engaging with visitors at scheduled times. The Museum’s live animals teach visitors about animals and nature in an interactive and engaging way. “Birds are [...]

2018-06-06T16:18:16-05:00 June 6th, 2018|Blog|

INSIDER LOOK: The Actual Museum Experience as Told by Students

by Theresa Tran and Imrin Goraya, Widener University Studying science is not the same as applying science, and as biology majors at Widener University, we don’t often get the opportunity to apply our knowledge to the outside world. However, this semester, we have the opportunity of collaborating with Dr. Jean Woods and Dr. Elizabeth Shea, [...]

2018-05-24T15:08:23-05:00 May 24th, 2018|Birds, Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks|

Brandywine Valley Museum and Gardens to participate in Blue Star Museums this summer  Area attractions will offer free admission to active military and their families from May 26 to September 3 The Delaware Museum of Natural History will join  Winterthur, the Brandywine River Museum of Art,  Delaware Art Museum, Hagley Museum & Library, Mt. Cuba Center, Rockwood [...]

2018-05-16T17:08:04-05:00 May 16th, 2018|Blog, Press Releases|

Endangered Species

Endangered Species Day The Delaware Museum of Natural History’s features hands on activities and speakers on Saturday, May 19 for Endangered Species Day. The Delaware Museum of Natural History will recognize Endangered Species Day on Saturday, May 19 from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. with hands on learning stations, activities, and expert presentations. Visitors will learn [...]

2018-05-16T16:47:50-05:00 May 16th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Mystery of the Mayan Medallion opens Saturday, June 23

Mystery of the Mayan Medallion The Delaware Museum of Natural History’s summer exhibit encourages visitors to discover the secrets of an ancient civilization, June 23-September 3 Secrets of an ancient world await visitors to the Delaware Museum of Natural History this summer with Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, on exhibit from June 23 to September [...]

2018-05-08T09:27:30-05:00 May 8th, 2018|Blog, Press Releases|

Annual Fund

Just above the galleries of the Museum are thousands of scientific specimens: 2 million mollusks, 113,000 birds, and 6,000 mammals. Our mollusk collection is one of the largest in North America, along with collections at some of the largest natural history museums in the United States. Thanks to your support, scientists, students, and [...]

2019-05-17T11:54:25-05:00 May 7th, 2018|Blog|