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Investigate nature and science indoors and outside, with natural history exhibits, STEAM trail, meadow, pollinator garden, Science in Action and Investigation Labs, and more. Gallery highlights include habitats from around the globe and the only permanent dinosaur collection in Delaware.

Museum researchers maintain our expansive collections of mollusks and birds, including the second-largest collection of birds’ eggs in North America. Scientists from around the world visit the Museum to study specimens and request loans to assist them further in their research.

The interactive Nature Nook features hands-on science activities for our youngest guests. Educational programs include summer camp, school tours, community outreach visits, and scout activities. Visitors can view nature films in the Community Room, shop in the Museum Store, or explore our outdoor activities. As a non-profit institution, DMNH relies on the generosity of members, donors, or corporate sponsors to sustain high-quality exhibits and educational programs for the community.

Museum Hours

Monday–Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m

Sunday: Noon–4:30 p.m.

During the federal government shutdown: We’re offering free general admission to the museum for federal employees affected by the shutdown. This offer is for general admission (does not include special events), and is for up to two adults and two children per visit. A current federal employee ID must be presented.

Nature Nook Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Sunday: Noon–3 p.m.


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.

Take a look at the fall issue of Discovery, filled with events, programs, and information about DMNH.

Upcoming Events

  1. Summer Camp Fair

    January 20 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  2. Total Lunar Eclipse

    January 20 @ 8:30 pm
  3. FULL: School Day Off Camp

    January 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  4. Making a Difference in Science

    January 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  5. Member Preview: Design Zone

    January 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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