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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|

Information about COVID-19

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is temporarily closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A date for reopening has not been set. Reopening will depend on conditions in our area and will be based on guidance from the State of Delaware. We continue to monitor updates and information from the Centers [...]

2020-05-04T12:59:24-04:00March 11th, 2020|Blog|

Summer Science Corps

This program is canceled for 2020 because of  program restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched in 2019, last year's Summer Science Corps included nine teens, who led hands-on science programs throughout the Museum and assisted with special events, summer camp, and family programs. Some of the teens were also involved in other DMNH [...]

2020-06-09T10:56:40-04:00February 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|

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|