Just above the galleries of the Museum are thousands of scientific specimens: 2 million mollusks, 113,000 birds, and 6,000 mammals.
Our mollusk collection is one of the largest in North America, along with collections at some of the largest natural history museums in the United States.
Thanks to your support, scientists, students, and researchers use our collections to answer questions about our environment and how we can make a difference in our interconnected world. Science is evolving, and so must we to stay relevant and on the cutting edge.
For more information on how you can contribute to support our mission through the Annual Fund, contact Darcie Martin, Director of Development, via email or 302-658-9111, ext. 303. Checks can be mailed to the Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807.
Our scientific collections are behind everything we do.
They inform our exhibits and programs, which delight nearly 80,000 people a year.
Because of you, our researchers can use our collections to answer questions about the environment and how we can make a difference.
Learn more about the Museum’s mollusk collection from Mollusk Curator Elizabeth Shea, Ph.D.