The Delaware Museum of Natural History is open to the public Wednesday-Sunday. Tickets can be reserved in advance for one hour timeslots. Walk-ins are permitted if space allows. The Museum is closed in between sessions for cleaning. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.-noon 12:30-1:30 p.m. 2-3 p.m. The Museum is closed on [...]
Morgan demonstrates how to make a tie dye butterfly.
Delaware Shells Razor clams, shark eyes, knobby conchs … do you know your Delaware shells? Take a look at some local examples from the Museum’s collection of more than two million shells. Use this guide to identify shells for your own collection! Many hobbyists enjoy picking up nature’s curios on the beach for home [...]
Zack used some of the cardboard he has around his home to make a dinosaur costume! What's your favorite dinosaur? We'd love to see what you come up with!
Morgan demonstrates that with just a few things you might have around your house (like an empty toilet paper tube), you can make a frog toy craft.
Morgan demonstrates how to make a paper plate turtle craft that can actually move in and out of its shell. Kids will learn about some parts of the turtle, including the scutes, glastron, and carapace. Supplies include tape and/or staples (you can use glue too), crayons, markers or colored pencils, two small paper plates, [...]
Morgan demonstrates how to make a Venus fly trap craft. If you want to make one too, all you need is two cupcake papers, a toilet paper tube or paper towel tube, some scrap pieces of construction paper, glue, and a popscicle stick. Small pompoms are optional.
The Delaware Museum of Natural History Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator The Delaware Museum of Natural History's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the first time the Museum has earned this top [...]
Jellyfish are fascinating! Did you know... They live in oceans all around the world and have been around for millions of years, even before the dinosaurs Some look clear but others appear yellow, purple, blue, or pink. Some are even bioluminescent meaning they can produce their own light They have no brains. Instead of [...]
The Museum's Animal Ambassadors What would you expect to see at the Delaware Museum of Natural History? What about a live ball python or sun conure? Many visitors to DMNH are surprised to see live animals in a natural history museum, but they are there for an important reason. Encounters with live animals are [...]