Distance & Dinosaurs presented by M&T Bank

Wine & Dinosaurs has been our major fundraising event for more than a decade. Unfortunately, the coronavirus forced us to cancel this year's event. Instead, this year we're turning the spotlight back on some of the many supporters that have made Wine and Dinosaurs a great event, with Distance & Dinosaurs, presented by M&T Bank. This [...]

2020-10-16T19:07:31-04:00October 16th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

Spreading our Wings for Nature and Science Education

Spreading Our Wings for Nature and Science Education at the Museum, in our community, and online In 2019, DMNH delivered education programs to 19,319 individuals, including 9,341 underserved students who received programming free or at a discount. When the pandemic hit, we reorganized PreK-16 activities. Story times, live animal presentations, nature crafts, [...]

2020-10-20T13:01:26-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Blog, Press Releases, Uncategorized|

Severe storm hits the area; resulting damage closes DMNH’s woods

On Friday, August 7, a severe storm caused significant damage to the woods behind the Museum. A few days later, Mollusk Collections Manager Alex Kittle found the trail cam he had placed in the woods, with footage (below) from the storm and the aftermath, as well as a more peaceful scene from two days [...]

2020-09-16T12:36:09-04:00August 20th, 2020|Blog|

DMNH joins the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is joining the Delaware’s first-ever 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, an initiative of the Delaware Racial Equity and Social Justice collaborative, August 17 through September 14, 2020. Created by the United Way of Delaware (UWDE) and YWCA Delaware (YWCA), the Challenge offers an easy, personal way for participants to [...]

2020-08-19T18:35:12-04:00August 17th, 2020|Blog|

Virtual Camps

Virtual Camp Gotta Catch 'Em All Register for Gotta Catch 'Em All In Gotta Catch 'Em All virtual camp, learn about the amazing characteristics of various animals while practicing age appropriate science skills that include observing, categorizing, and taking care of the environment [...]

2020-09-08T16:12:29-04:00July 24th, 2020|Blog|

Belemnites: Delaware’s State Fossil

Belemnites are fossil cephalopods related to the squids, octopods and cuttlefish that live in the ocean today. Belemnites went extinct at the same time as the dinosaurs, about 65 million years ago, but their fossil remains are easy to find at the C&D Canal. Belemnitella americana was named the State [...]

2020-07-03T15:52:02-04:00July 2nd, 2020|Blog, Delaware Nature, delmnh at home, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks|
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