Adult Events and Programs

A Circus of Murder

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

You’re invited to the thrilling debut party of The Greatest Show on Earth, hosted by Max A. Million under the Big Top at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Unfortunately, this night turned into the greatest murder on Earth, and we’re not clowning around! Come dressed in your best circus attire alongside clowns, acrobats, dancers, and more to solve the mystery. After-dinner nibbles served. First drink is free, available for purchase thereafter. (Please note: dinner is not served for this event…only light after-dinner refreshments).  Pre-registration is required!    

$40/DMNH Members, $45/Non-members


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In partnership with the Longwood Gardens Community Read, pop in for a potato party inspired by the children’s book, The Enormous Potato! Why should kids have all of the fun? Adults are invited to taste craft cocktails created with potato vodka, help judge our latke dish cook-off,  create your own spud-tacular snack at our “tater & toppings bar,” and participate in potato science experiments! Don’t be a couch potato, join us for this a-peeling event! Adult beverages available for purchase. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, you’re encouraged to wear festive garb!

21+ only

$40/DMNH Members; $45/non-members

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Summer is fast approaching! What better way to celebrate than a Tropical Luau Party featuring butterflies and birds! Guests 21 and over are invited to wear their grass skirts and leis and explore our Tropical Odyssey Exhibit and participate in live bird encounters presented by Animal Behavior and Conservation Connections.   Enjoy beach music, dancing, limbo, and Tiki Bar. Cocktails and mocktails will be available for purchase along with tropical inspired desserts.  Get ready to tropic like it’s hot!

$30/DMNH Members; $35/non-members
21+ Only