Hours, Admission, Directions 2018-09-30T16:28:42+00:00

Hours and Admission

Museum Hours

Monday through Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 4:30 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Early Closings: Christmas Eve (close at 1 p.m.) and New Year’s Eve (close at 3 p.m.)


4840 Kennett Pike (Route 52), P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is located five miles northwest of downtown Wilmington and three miles from the Pennsylvania border.

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Nature Nook Hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Check our Facebook page for announcements about additional openings.


Ages 3-59: $9

Seniors (60 and up): $8

Toddlers (ages 1-2): $3

Babies under 12 months: Free

Hours and Admissions may vary for special events.

Please check our event calendar for event pricing information.

Upcoming Events

  1. Seeing Science Everywhere: How Things Grow

    October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Community Overnight: Halloween Edition

    October 27 @ 6:00 pm - October 28 @ 8:00 am
  3. Night at the Museum & Star Party

    November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. School Day Off Camp

    November 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

We’re proud to be a Bank of America Museums on Us partner. Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit card holders can visit the Delaware Museum of Natural History free of charge on the first full weekend of every month. To qualify, simply present your active Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain one free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission. Excludes ticketed shows and fundraising events.