Hours, Admission, Directions 2019-08-15T11:43:22-05:00

Hours and Admission

Museum Hours

Monday through Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 4:30 p.m.

On Thursdays in August, the Museum is open until 7:30 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.

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.

On Thursdays in August, admission is only $3. 

Please check our event calendar for event pricing information.

  1. Take I-95 South to Exit 3 (Rt. 322 West)
  2. Follow Rt. 322 West for 7 Miles to Rt. 1 South
  3. Follow Rt. 1 South for 8 Miles to Rt. 52 South
  4. Follow Rt. 52 for approximately 5 miles
  5. The Museum will be on your right
  1. Take I-95 North
  2. Take the Rt. 141 North exit towards Newport
  3. Follow Rt. 141 North to Rt. 52 North, towards Greenville
  4. Follow Rt. 52 for approximately 2 miles
  5. The Museum will be on your left
  1. Take Delaware Avenue out of the City
  2. Take a slight left onto Pennsylvania Avenue (Rt. 52)
  3. Follow Pennsylvania Avenue/Rt. 52 for approximately 5 miles
  4. The Museum will be on your left
  1. Take Rt. 202 South to Rt. 1 South
  2. Take Rt. 1 South to Rt. 52 South
  3. Follow Rt. 52 South for approximately  5 miles
  4. The Museum will be on your right

Upcoming Events

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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.