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Fishy Behavior: Modeling a snack for a Giant Squid

Fishy Behavior: Modeling a snack for a Giant Squid The giant squid (Architeuthis dux) in the Museum’s atrium has become one of our iconic exhibits, with thousands gazing up to it in wonder every year. Look up, and you’ll see an orange roughy fish (Hoplostethus atlanticus), trying desperately to avoid the grasp of the [...]

2020-03-30T22:02:10-04:00March 30th, 2020|Blog, delmnh at home, Uncategorized|

Modern dinosaurs: A look at some of the heaviest, biggest, and most remarkable giants of the bird world

Modern dinosaurs: A look at some of the heaviest, biggest, and most remarkable giants of the bird world Birds are widely believed to be the closest living relatives of dinosaurs. Feathers, hips, and wishbones are among the similarities scientists use to link theropods to birds over millions of years. The extinct elephant bird was [...]

2020-04-02T13:18:31-04:00March 28th, 2020|Birds, Blog, Uncategorized|

Information about COVID-19

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is temporarily closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to reopen after May 15, 2020, but this date is subject to change depending on conditions in our area. We continue to monitor updates and information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World [...]

2020-03-31T15:57:05-04:00March 11th, 2020|Blog|

Summer Science Corps program returns in 2020: Application period is open for teens in grades 10-12

Teens interested in science are invited to apply for the second year of the Summer Science Corps, an interactive program for teens going into grades 10-12.  Candidates have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in early childhood education, gallery interpretation, education collections, special events, family programs, and more. Summer Science Corps members are required to volunteer [...]

2020-02-21T13:17:29-05:00February 21st, 2020|Blog, Volunteers|

Delaware Museum of Natural History launches public phase of $9.8 million capital campaign

Delaware Museum of Natural History launches public phase of $9.8 million capital campaign Museum to close for major renovation in 2021 and reopen as Delaware Museum of Nature and Science in 2022 GREENVILLE, DE – Big changes are afoot at the Delaware Museum of Natural History with the public phase kick-off of a $9.8 [...]

2020-02-04T13:54:42-05:00February 4th, 2020|Blog, Press Releases|

Circus of Murder

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Delaware Museum of Natural History’s the Greatest Show on Earth. Get ready for a haunting night full of acrobats, dancers, lion tamers, and other sideshow performers. There's fun lurking out of every corner under our big top, so don't miss out. We're dying to see you... [...]

2020-01-31T17:41:58-05:00January 31st, 2020|Blog|

Wishing you a bountiful holiday season filled with exploration, discovery, and natural wonder. This year's DMNH holiday card includes a display currently in the Museum's archives. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, natural history-related items including taxidermy birds and animals were popular displays, protected under glass in curiosity cabinets or under domes. [...]

2019-12-13T15:31:26-05:00December 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, natural history-related items including taxidermy birds and animals were popular displays, protected under glass in curiosity cabinets or under domes. The Museum has several in its collections. The arrangement pictured here was donated in 2000 by Martha Sanders (1912-2002) from her father Earle M. Lynam’s (1877-1958) [...]

2019-12-13T15:26:08-05:00December 13th, 2019|Birds, Blog|

DMNH supports Junior Paleontologists at National Parks

DMNH is now part of an initiative to bring Junior Paleontologist Educational Kits to national parks across the United States as part of the Junior Ranger program. Paul Roth, a DMNH volunteer as well as president of the Florida Geological Foundation and past president of the Florida Paleontological Society, is working with Mollusk Collections [...]

2019-11-21T19:00:37-05:00November 21st, 2019|Blog|