What came first, the chicken or the egg?

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Eggs were around long before there were chickens. In addition to birds, mollusks, fish, insects, frogs, reptiles, and even some mammals lay eggs. These mammals are known as monotremes. The closest living relatives of birds include crocodiles, lizards, snakes, and turtles, all of which lay [...]

2021-10-08T13:08:15-04:00October 8th, 2021|Birds, Blog, delmnh at home, DMNH Spotlight, Uncategorized|

Asbestos Abatement: Preparing taxidermy for exhibit in the new galleries

Among the dramatic taxidermy appearing in the new Museum galleries is a Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus). The bear will stand on a model iceberg in the Arctic tundra exhibit as part of the Global Journey Gallery. Currently in storage in the Collections & Research Division, the specimen needed to be removed from its stand and [...]

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|

Up on the roof: How flying a kite is part of bird research

Like many biologists, Jean Woods, Ph.D., Director of Collections/Curator of Birds, is fascinated by the migration of birds. Though researchers have done in-depth studies of bird migration in general, the ability to track the journey of small-bodied birds has remained a mystery for years. Motus Wildlife Tracking System is an international collaborative research network [...]

2021-04-01T12:25:13-04:00April 1st, 2021|Birds, Blog, DMNH Spotlight|

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|

Adopt an Animal

Show your love and support for our Animal Ambassadors by adopting and donating today. Your symbolic adoption helps us to provide the best care for our animals. Just like you purchase dog food for your dog, we purchase special food and supplies for all of our animals, including mealworms, crickets, and vegetables. Also available [...]

2021-03-08T10:51:41-05:00February 10th, 2021|
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