School Enrichment Program launches September 8 To help support families embarking on virtual learning this school year, DMNH has launched a School Enrichment Program to provide a safe place for students to complete their remote learning requirements while also providing space for learners to socialize safely and foster the spirit [...]
On Friday, August 7, a severe storm caused significant damage to the woods behind the Museum. A few days later, Mollusk Collections Manager Alex Kittle found the trail cam he had placed in the woods, with footage (below) from the storm and the aftermath, as well as a more peaceful scene from two days [...]
The Delaware Museum of Natural History is joining the Delaware’s first-ever 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, an initiative of the Delaware Racial Equity and Social Justice collaborative, August 17 through September 14, 2020. Created by the United Way of Delaware (UWDE) and YWCA Delaware (YWCA), the Challenge offers an easy, personal way for participants to [...]
Virtual Camp Gotta Catch 'Em All Register for Gotta Catch 'Em All In Gotta Catch 'Em All virtual camp, learn about the amazing characteristics of various animals while practicing age appropriate science skills that include observing, categorizing, and taking care of the environment [...]
Use this scavenger hunt to explore our outdoor areas. Look for signs around the grounds to discover more. Click the arrows on the side of the slideshow to move through the Scavenger Hunt. Please note: due to damage from a recent storm, our wildlife blind and nature trail are closed. [...]
Online Museum Store Gallery map Outdoor map Please note: the nature trail is closed indefinitely due to damage from the recent storm. Event information Re-opening in this way is a new experience for us, as we know it is for you. Please be patient with us [...]
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.