Ways to Give


We love it when people share stories with us about their experiences at the Museum.  Everyone’s story is different, but they all share a common theme: learning about nature and science is exciting, fun and important to them.  

You and many friends like you have been helping us provide natural history and science resources at the Museum for more than 41 years.  Nearly 18,000 students experienced Museum programs last year that supported and enriched their lessons in school.  More than 120,000 people explored Museum activities and educational programs in the past two years alone.

Please make a gift today.  Your thoughtful contribution is an investment in the well-being of our community and our planet.  Your donation can help set a child on the path to scientific study or simply instill a broader understanding and respect for nature.  Either way, we all win!  

Your gift makes a difference.  Last year, we fell nearly $25,000 short of our goal.  With everyone pitching in, we can reach our $190,000 goal this year.  

Please help.  Kindly mail a check, donate here or simply give us a call.

Your gift will inspire the next generation of naturalists, scientists and good stewards of our amazing planet.


The Delaware Museum of Natural History, Inc. is a 501 (c) nonprofit organization.  Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

For information on how you can contribute to support our mission, contact Dawn Swartout, Director of Development, at 302-658-9111, ext. 303, or dswartout@delmnh.org.

To learn about the Museum's many activities and programs, please download our Annual Report including audited financial statements provided for the most recent Form 990 filing.


By becoming a member, you are helping to support the Museum while enjoying special members-only benefits and privileges.  Members enjoy unlimited Museum visits here and to more than 350 participating Association of Science-Technology Centers worldwide.   Special members-only exhibit preview parties are held on Friday evenings before each new exhibit opens to the public.  In addition, you’ll be kept up-to-date on our programs and events via the monthly Nature Notes e-newsletter and our colorful Discovery Newsletter, which is mailed to each member household three times a year. 

To become a member, please visit MEMBERSHIP.







Join us each year to raise funds and awareness for Museum activities.  Enjoy catered hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, live music, and great company. Click here to LEARN MORE and view photos from the 2013 Wine & Dinosaurs presented by M&T Bank.



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