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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|

DoMore24DE

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|

Metamorphosis

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|

Winterthur Welcomes the Delaware Museum of Natural History

Winterthur Welcomes the Delaware Museum of Natural History Winterthur hosts DMNH programs while the Museum renovates. Visitors to Winterthur will likely run into some special guests this year: members and other visitors from the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Winterthur will host many of DMNH’s perennially popular events and programs while the museum is [...]

2021-01-12T13:33:34-05:00January 11th, 2021|Blog, Press Releases|

From the Archives: Collectors help the Museum crack the case of a missing specimen

Shell shock: Collectors help the Museum crack the case of a missing specimen Forty-seven years ago, celebrated shell collector Jack Lightbourn hauled a new species up with his large catch of mollusks off the coast of Bermuda. The prime sample of the species, later named C. lightbourni, was sent to [...]

Happy New Year!

Megan shares more about the New Year, with a meteor or comet craft you can do at home to celebrate the New Year, using some recycled materials. It takes just about 365 days for the Earth to travel on its orbit around the Sun. Every new year, our planet is in the same [...]

2021-01-15T14:15:17-05:00December 31st, 2020|Activities, delmnh at home|
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