Partner Exhibits 2017-07-12T23:55:36+00:00


The Delaware Museum of Natural History partners with many nature, science, art and educational organizations in Delaware and the region, including special partner exhibits designed to connect with and supplement the current traveling exhibit or other programming.


Delaware’s Wild Nights

When you’re snug in your bed, fast asleep, there’s a busy world of activity outside your window. Some animals are just waking up. Why are some animals active at night, while others move around during the day? If EVERYONE was awake during the day (diurnal), the world would be crowded and chaotic! With some animals more active at night (nocturnal), the competition for space, food and water gets spread around. Darkness helps some animals [...]


Wonders in the Dark

All minerals reflect light, making them visible to the human eye. Some minerals have a special property called fluorescence. When ultraviolet light is shined onto fluorescent minerals, the bright colors we see are not reflected, but emanate from within—just like glowing embers. The presence of impurities including uranium, manganese and lead cause the fluorescent effect. Too much or too little of these elements results in a complete loss of fluorescence. Certain minerals often emit a [...]


2017 DMS Youth Competition Winners

This year's Delaware Mineralogical Society's youth award winners have a fascination with fossils. Both exhibits, The Mystery of Fossils and A Blast from the Past, feature highlights from the youths' personal collections. They were chosen as award winners at the DMS's Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show in March 2017 by DMNH Executive Director Halsey Spruance, Director of Public Programming Jill Karlson, and Exhibits Manager Helen Bilinski. The Mystery of Fossils Austen [...]


Shorebird Migration – Delaware Photographic Society

Spring is the best time to see shorebirds during their annual migration along the Delaware Bay. The sight of Semipalmated Sandpipers and endangered Red Knots feasting on nutrient-rich horseshoe crab eggs is one of constant motion and chaos.  The Sandpipers fly back and forth in undulating flocks, sometimes  catching the sunlight and then turning away. It is fascinating to watch but difficult to photograph with the constant motion. Photos of shorebirds taken by members of [...]