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 activities for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.  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.

Nature Nook Hours

Nature Nook Hours:

Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sunday: 12:30–4 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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

    September 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  2. Day Flight: Bird School

    September 21 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Books & Babies

    September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  4. Wine & Dinosaurs

    September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. School Day Off Camp

    September 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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