A replica of a giant squid, Architeuthis dux, looms from the ceiling to greet guests as they enter the Museum.
The entrance to the Shell Gallery is a simulated Australian Great Barrier Reef that delights visitors as they walk over it. Visitors can learn about scallops, nautilus, and other mollusks, and touch a variety of real shells from our collection of more than 2 million — which ranks among the top 15 in the United [...]
Dinosaurs are a perfect fit with the Museum’s extensive collection of birds, given the current theory that modern birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs. The Museum houses 118,000 bird specimens and nests in its behind-the-scenes Collections and Research Division, many of which are on permanent display for visitors. Guests can view an extinct Passenger Pigeon, 3-D dioramas, [...]
Displays in this section of the Museum bring mammals together from around the world: North and South America, Antarctica, Africa – as well as animals that are native to Delaware streams and marshes. Nearby, guests can visit the African Watering Hole, where gnu, warthog, lion, impala, and other animals gather.
The Delaware Museum of Natural History's Dinosaur Gallery showcases the only dinosaurs on permanent display in the state. The towering dinosaur skeletons, Tuojiangosaurus and Yangchuanosaurus, represent Asian relatives of the familiar North American dinosaurs, Stegosaurus and Allosaurus, respectively. A Parasaurolophus head and Archaeopteryx are also on display. The Dinosaur Gallery includes the Science in Action Lab, [...]