Membership 2019-06-11T14:30:03-05:00

Grin big with a FULL YEAR

of free general admission, discounts on events, programs, and the Museum Store, Members-only events, reciprocal benefits at other museums, and more!

As a member of the Delaware Museum of Natural History, you are supporting our vision to develop a caring society that respects and values our planet.

As a member, you enjoy a full year of special benefits such as unlimited entrance to the Museum, exclusive access to our special exhibits, discounts for our events and much more. See chart below for a comparison of member levels and benefits.

Membership cards and privileges are NOT TRANSFERABLE. Membership cards and I.D. must be presented by a named card holder when visiting the museum. Member children must be accompanied by an adult named card holder.

Read the full list of Membership Policies HERE.

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Favorite Membership Benefits:

Explore and Save: Receive $2 off general adult admission at select Brandywine Valley area attractions when you show your Delaware Museum of Natural History membership card. Available to all member levels.

ASTC Passport:  Members receive free or reduced admission to more than 350 ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) museums and facilities worldwide. Available only at Grandparent level and higher.

NARM: The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association is an affiliation of 800 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more that offer their individual NARM qualified members reciprocal benefits. Members get FREE admission and discounts in museum stores. Available only at Patron level and higher.

You must show your membership card to get benefits at participating institutions. Some restrictions apply, and vary from place to place. It’s always wise to call the museum you plan to visit to confirm benefits.

Most memberships are processed and mailed within one week. If you join or renew at the front desk, you’ll receive a temporary membership card good for two weeks until your new cards arrive in the mail. If you join or renew online, you may use your emailed receipt as proof of membership for up to two weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren LaBare, at 302-658-9111, ext. 320 or  The Museum’s Federal Tax ID Number: 51-0083535

Donation Request Guidelines

The Museum grants donation requests in the form of guest passes to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. A limited quantity of passes is available for distribution per quarter each calendar year, and they are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests must be sent at least 8 weeks before the event. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. A letter of request must be submitted on the nonprofit organization’s letterhead, stating the organization’s mission, the purpose of the passes, and the date they are needed.

We are unable to grant requests from individuals, such as personal fundraisers or raising funds through individual participation in events.

Requests may be sent via email, fax or mail. We do not accept requests via phone.

  • Email: A PDF of the request letter may be emailed to
  • Fax: Send to 302-658-2610, ATTN: Donation Request
  • Mail: Donation Request, Delaware Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807.