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Activities: Paper Plate Turtle 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, [...]

2020-06-10T14:50:52-04:00May 11th, 2020|Activities|

Activities: Venus Fly Trap craft

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.

2020-06-10T13:35:24-04:00May 11th, 2020|Activities|

DMNH Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

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 [...]

2020-05-11T16:10:35-04:00May 11th, 2020|Blog, Press Releases|

Mini-Museum online diorama exhibition

Let's open a mini-museum! Tap into your creative side and join DMNH’s online diorama exhibition. Here are things to keep in mind as you create your masterpieces. The theme of the diorama should be based on natural history or nature (examples: ecosystems like the Arctic, the Ocean, the Rainforest or even your local woods; [...]

2020-04-17T15:04:53-04:00April 15th, 2020|Blog, delmnh at home, Uncategorized|

Extinct wonder recreated by local artist’s Elephant Bird mural

  This egg, from the extinct elephant bird, was one of the largest bird eggs in the world. Extinct wonder recreated by local artist's Elephant bird mural The massive elephant bird egg on view at the Delaware Museum of Natural History fascinates visitors as a highlight of the extensive bird egg collection. [...]

2020-05-11T15:44:49-04:00April 13th, 2020|Birds, Blog, delmnh at home, DMNH Spotlight, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2020-05-11T18:51:38-04:00March 30th, 2020|Blog, delmnh at home, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, 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 [...]

2020-06-15T17:20:50-04:00March 28th, 2020|Birds, Blog, delmnh at home, Uncategorized|
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