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|

Work with us: Summer Camp

Now hiring for Summer Camp 2021 Spend your summer outside and on the move with DMNH camps at Winterthur The camp magic lives on while the Delaware Museum of Natural History building is closed in 2021 for a complete metamorphosis and renovation for an exciting 2022 reopening as the Delaware Museum of [...]

2021-03-25T18:00:23-04:00March 25th, 2021|

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|

Work With Us

Work With Us Current employment openings are listed on this page when positions are available.  We are currently hiring: Summer Camp Assistant Coordinator (Seasonal/Temporary) Summer Camp Instructor Public Programming Assistant   (Application deadline extended to April 9) Looking for volunteer information? We are not accepting volunteers in 2021 due to our major renovation.  [...]

2021-04-05T12:32:43-04:00March 3rd, 2021|


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|

While the taxidermy is no longer on exhibit, our large plush animals are now available for purchase

While the taxidermy is no longer on exhibit, our large plush animals are now available for purchase on our online Museum Store, with new ones added every week. Have your new plush shipped right to your door, or choose curbside pickup (M-F) at checkout. Saturday curbside pickup available per request. Visit our online store [...]

2021-03-17T16:03:36-04:00January 26th, 2021|Blog, Store|

Florida’s Living Jewels

Liguus fasciatus, or “living jewels,” are colorful tree snails living in southern Florida, Cuba, and Hispaniola. There are more than 50 different named color varieties. In the Florida Everglades, they are found in hardwood hammocks, which are dry habitats with hardwood trees at a higher elevation than most of the Everglades. DMNH has thousands [...]

2021-01-25T12:34:03-05:00January 25th, 2021|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks|

Winterthur Welcomes the Delaware Museum of Natural History

Winterthur Welcomes the Delaware Museum of Natural History Winterthur hosts DMNH programs while the Museum renovates. Visitors to Winterthur will likely run into some special guests this year: members and other visitors from the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Winterthur will host many of DMNH’s perennially popular events and programs while the museum is [...]

2021-01-12T13:33:34-05:00January 11th, 2021|Blog, Press Releases|
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