Ways to Give


 What inspires you?  Perhaps it is encountering something that astonishes and delights, like the Emperor Penguin.

Well-adapted to their extreme Antarctic environment, these penguins huddle together in large groups to conserve warmth, while balancing and incubating an egg on their feet.  Amazing!

This beautiful bird is an appropriate choice for our Adaptation Fund campaign, because it illustrates the powerful results that can be achieved when everyone works toward a common goal.  Right now, we need your help to reach ours.

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Museum.  Simply send a check to P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807-0937 or click the "Contribute Today" link at the top or bottom of this page.  

It’s fun, exciting and important to learn about the natural world.  At a time when many students struggle to achieve proficiency in science, the Museum consistently provides enriching nature and science programs and the inspiration to explore some more.  A day at the Museum can be a life-changing encounter.

With your help, we’ll continue offering the Nature Nook, school field trips, outreach programs, Summer Camps, Homeschool classes, Scout Badge Workshops and teacher in-service training.  And, we’ll present fascinating exhibits like Bugs: Outside the Box and Titanoboa: Monster Snake.


The Delaware Museum of Natural History, Inc. is a registered charitable organization. Your Annual Fund contribution is fully 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.

One important Museum objective is to continue to cultivate and develop our membership and to expose as many people as possible to our mission to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery. We keep our members informed through our e-newsletter Nature Notes and our Discovery newsletter. To become a member, please visit MEMBERSHIP

This annual beer and wine tasting festival raises awareness and support of Museum activities, with catered hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, live music, and great company. LEARN MORE, or view photos from the 2013 Wine & Dinosaurs presented by M&T Bank:



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