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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|

Delaware State Symbols

Delaware’s Official Symbols Many animals and objects are seen every day throughout Delaware, but they are frequently taken for granted. The state legislature has adopted Official State Symbols to celebrate these unique, but frequently unknown, cultural and natural treasures. Discover more about the animals, plants, and minerals making Delaware special. State Tree: [...]

2020-05-11T20:26:30-04:00December 7th, 2019|Blog, Delaware Nature, delmnh at home, Uncategorized|

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|

Natural History Specimen data are coming to a classroom near you Theresa Tran, Biology student at Widener University, geolocating a mollusk specimen to determine where it was collected. Have you ever wondered who uses the Museum’s specimens and their information? The Museum and Widener University have just received funding from the [...]

2019-10-17T14:51:29-04:00October 17th, 2019|Birds, Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks|

Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous opens October 26

Imagine living as a triceratops, lumbering through a lush deciduous forest on all fours. Fellow triceratops walk nearby as your herd grazes on vegetation low to the ground. Suddenly, a predator lurks nearby in the trees. It’s a T. rex, and it’s headed this way. Stampede! Experience life from [...]

2019-10-25T19:50:49-04:00September 20th, 2019|Blog, Special Exhibit|

World of Discovery: Exploring Our Global Environment

Discover how three extreme environments affect all of us at World of Discovery: Exploring Our Global Environment, a three-part series at the Delaware Museum of Natural History featuring scientists from the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment sharing their research. Topics include the inhospitable climate of Antarctica, how volcanoes are a [...]

2019-10-15T17:22:41-04:00September 11th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

On the Brink of Extinction: the Vaquita Porpoise

This spring, sixth graders in the John Dickinson International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, under the direction of art teacher Christopher Conrad, created a model of life-size frolicking Vaquita Porpoises for exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Each year, Conrad’s art class chooses a theme and a large project to accompany that [...]

2019-07-18T11:53:18-04:00July 18th, 2019|Blog|

The region’s most diabolical botanicals are on display at Delaware Museum of Natural History and Mt. Cuba Center this summer

Wicked Plants: The Exhibit to open at the Delaware Museum of Natural History on Saturday, June 22 Two Delaware institutions are teaming up to present the wild, wicked and weird world of plants this summer. Visitors to the Delaware Museum of Natural [...]

2019-09-20T16:36:40-04:00June 20th, 2019|Press Releases|

Blue Star Museums begins on Armed Forces Day, May 18

DMNH offers free admission to military personnel and their families this summer through the Blue Star Museums program The Delaware Museum of Natural History joins museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program providing free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families [...]

2019-05-16T19:41:06-04:00May 16th, 2019|Blog|