Nikon’s Small World 2016 Photomicrography Competition Winners at DMNH

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 [...]

2017-07-25T13:44:55+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Science Friday’s #CephalopodWeek film features DMNH scientist

DMNH Curator of Mollusks Elizabeth Shea, Ph.D., is featured in a short film for this year's #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 lurking [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:42+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, Press Releases|0 Comments

DMNH marine scientist joins international research expedition

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 [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:42+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, Press Releases|0 Comments

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 [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:43+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases|0 Comments

Shorebird and horseshoe crab connection highlighted in new film from the Delaware Shorebird Project

Shorebird and horseshoe crab connection highlighted in new film from the Delaware Shorebird Project Feast on the Beach: The Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Shorebird Connection film educates, entertains and encourages ecotourism The Delaware Shorebird Project today premiered Feast on the Beach: The Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Shorebird Connection, a film produced to raise [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:43+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Birds, Blog, Press Releases|0 Comments

Dinosaur Revolution interactive maze uncovers facts and fossils

Pterosaur, Plesiosaur, Phytosaur…sure, they look like dinosaurs, spell like a dinosaurs...but guess what? Just because it ends with "s-a-u-r", doesn't mean it begins with "d-i-n-o." Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experience within a maze setting, opening February 4, 2017 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Visitors can [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:43+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases|0 Comments

Arctic Adventure & Rainforest Explorers opens October 15

Explore Extreme Habitats with Arctic Adventure and Rainforest Explorers Delaware Museum of Natural History’s new special exhibit encourages visitors to take on the role of field scientists to study the effects of climate change on the Arctic tundra and the Amazon rainforest. WILMINGTON, DE – Opening October 15, Arctic Adventure and Rainforest Explorers is an [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:43+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Press Releases|0 Comments

Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss Opens June 18

Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss opens June 18  at the Delaware Museum of Natural History  Wilmington, DE - Coming to the Delaware Museum of Natural History from June 18 to September 5, 2016, Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss is an interactive exhibit highlighting the adventure of deep-sea exploration and discovery through hands-on exploration of life at [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:44+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Press Releases|0 Comments

Blue Star Museum Program Starts May 30

BLUE STAR MUSEUM PROGRAM STARTS MAY 30 AT DMNH The Delaware Museum of Natural History joins more than 2,000 museums across the U.S. to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer WILMINGTON, DE - This summer, the Delaware Museum of Natural History will participate in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:44+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Press Releases|0 Comments