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+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2018-02-21T12:52:56+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, Uncategorized|

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|

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 [...]

2017-12-21T17:12:22+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases, Uncategorized|

Delaware Shorebird Project 2016 Field Report

Delaware Shorebird Project 2016 Field Season Report Every spring, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds travel through the Delaware Bay as they migrate from areas as far as southern South America to the Arctic, where they breed in the summer. The Delaware Bay is a crucial rest stop, where the birds eat horseshoe crab eggs for [...]

2017-12-21T17:12:23+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Birds, Blog, Uncategorized|

Collections & Research

Collections & Research Above the galleries of the Delaware Museum of Natural History are millions of scientific specimens. This scientific collection serves as a record of biodiversity on Earth. The Delaware Museum of Natural History's research collections have a strong emphasis on birds and mollusks (shells), reflecting the original collecting interests of our founder, [...]

2018-03-08T16:21:19+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|