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What came first, the chicken or the egg?

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Eggs were around long before there were chickens. In addition to birds, mollusks, fish, insects, frogs, reptiles, and even some mammals lay eggs. These mammals are known as monotremes. The closest living relatives of birds include crocodiles, lizards, snakes, and turtles, all of which lay [...]

2021-10-08T13:08:15-04:00October 8th, 2021|Birds, Blog, delmnh at home, DMNH Spotlight, Uncategorized|

Fall Scavenger Hunt

Fall Scavenger Hunt While the Museum has been closed for renovations and our exciting metamorphosis to the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, our local partner organizations have welcomed our members as if they were their own. We hope you have been able to take advantage of this unique opportunity to visit these [...]

2021-10-09T13:28:51-04:00October 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Asbestos Abatement: Preparing taxidermy for exhibit in the new galleries

Among the dramatic taxidermy appearing in the new Museum galleries is a Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus). The bear will stand on a model iceberg in the Arctic tundra exhibit as part of the Global Journey Gallery. Currently in storage in the Collections & Research Division, the specimen needed to be removed from its stand and [...]

Storytime sponsored by Delaware College Investment Plan

Storytime Series Through mid-June, our weekly storytime series sponsored by the Delaware College Investment Plan focuses on books about money...and often with a connection to nature and science! For storytime sponsored by the Delaware College Investment Plan, State Treasurer Colleen Davis reads The Apple Orchard Riddle. [...]

2021-06-30T15:26:26-04:00May 20th, 2021|Blog, delmnh at home|

A Lesson in Bioluminescence

A Lesson in Bioluminescence Curator of Mollusks Liz Shea, Ph.D. has been working hard on new exhibits for the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, including Diel Vertical Migration and Submersible Interactive exhibits. Diel Vertical Migration is a form of migration when organisms move to the uppermost layer of the sea during the night, [...]

2021-03-15T15:05:39-04:00March 12th, 2021|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, Museum Metamorphosis|


Dinosaurs are among all the things that spark a child's imagination and curiosity the most. For decades, the Delaware Museum of Natural History's dinosaurs have fascinated thousands of children (and adults too). This year, we're closed for major renovations to our galleries. When the Museum reopens in 2022, the Delaware Museum of [...]

2021-02-24T12:15:35-05:00February 24th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|


Museum Metamorphosis: Exhibit Deinstallation and Demolition After the taxidermy was removed, demolition started. In January, Museum staff along with additional conservators removed taxidermy from exhibits to temporary storage. These photos were taken during the process. The lion sleeps tonight [...]

2021-04-16T19:40:43-04:00February 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|

While the taxidermy is no longer on exhibit, our large plush animals are now available for purchase

While the taxidermy is no longer on exhibit, our large plush animals are now available for purchase on our online Museum Store, with new ones added every week. Have your new plush shipped right to your door, or choose curbside pickup (M-F) at checkout. Saturday curbside pickup available per request. Visit our online store [...]

2021-03-17T16:03:36-04:00January 26th, 2021|Blog, Store|

Florida’s Living Jewels

Liguus fasciatus, or “living jewels,” are colorful tree snails living in southern Florida, Cuba, and Hispaniola. There are more than 50 different named color varieties. In the Florida Everglades, they are found in hardwood hammocks, which are dry habitats with hardwood trees at a higher elevation than most of the Everglades. DMNH has thousands [...]

2021-01-25T12:34:03-05:00January 25th, 2021|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks|
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