The Delaware Museum of Natural History is a unique, fun, and social location for your special event or business meeting. Imagine impressing your guests with dinner by our dinosaurs and cocktails near a beautiful coral reef. The Museum provides a fabulous backdrop that creates naturally wonderful memories.

Located in Greenville, just five miles from downtown Wilmington, the Delaware Museum of Natural History is available in the evening for corporate events, weddings, anniversaries, holiday parties, family reunions, bar/bat mitzvahs, and more. All public gallery space is easily accessible on one level. During the day, our Community Room is available for meetings, as is the Ederic Exhibit Hall during selected weeks three times a year.

Hold your next party or reception at the Museum! Schedule a tour of our galleries to discuss rentals. Then take advantage of our competitive rates and extensive event planning experience for your next event.

All dates are subject to availability. We encourage potential clients to book large events at least six months in advance and smaller events at least two months in advance. Our largest space, the Ederic Exhibit Hall, is available for an additional fee on specific days throughout the year as an addition to your rental. Limited Dates for Large Weddings (100-200 guests): September 9, 2017; January 20, 2018; May 12, 19, & 26, 2018; June 2, 2018


Rental of the Museum offers access to: three major galleries for receptions and seated dinners, an atrium for cocktail hours and ceremonies, education programs presented by Museum educators (additional charge), free parking and security after 4:30 p.m., a 60-seat auditorium, patio and garden, and many other options. Additional rental items, such as chairs, tables, linens, etc., are available through your caterer.

Catering and Bar

toscana_cateringToscana Catering is our exclusive caterer. Contact them at 302.654.8877 for menu and pricing information.

Rates and Capacity

The Delaware Museum of Natural History can accommodate groups from 10 to 100 (for larger groups please contact us). Rental fees are based on event time, use of the Ederic Exhibit Hall, and other options. Evening gallery rentals are available from 4:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. To learn more about how we can help you create the perfect event, contact our Special Events and Programs Coordinator at rentals@delmnh.org or 302.658.9111 ext 301.

“Thank you to Stephanie and the rest of the staff!! Our day was absolutely perfect and we owe that to Stephanie and the rest of the museum’s staff. Our guests loved exploring the museum, meeting the animals, and we were able to enjoy every minute of it without worries. Thank you!”
Bride (Wedding, October 2015)
“Just a quick note to thank you so very much again for your multiple parts in the planning, organizing and executing [my daughter’s] wedding! I was thrilled with the entire event and had a great time myself! I have not had anything but positive feedback from everyone (and all our guests came and stayed and enjoyed it) including most importantly the bride and groom. You had a big part in making this all come together and I am grateful to you and the staff involved! I will definitely recommend DMNH to friends!”
Mother of the Bride (Wedding, June 2015)
“Thanks so much, everyone LOVED the party! The kids were obviously totally into it, but I think the parents were thrilled to have room to operate, while being in a cool educational place, rather than a trampoline park like the norm. I know it was some families first time there, so I hope you get done repeats or better yet some memberships! Thanks again, and we will definitely have another party there in the future!”
Father of the Birthday Boy (Large Birthday Party, January 2015)

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