Summer Camp 2022

The 2022 Summer Camp Guide is here! Registration information will be on our new website later this month, with registration opening to members in February and to the general public in March. Until then, take a peek at our camp guide.       Opening February 7 Exclusive registration for:   DelMNS Premium [...]

2022-01-14T16:53:31-05:00January 14th, 2022|Blog, Summer Camp|

We’re evolving

The Delaware Museum of Natural History officially becomes the Delaware Museum of Nature & Science in January 2022, and we are planning for our reopening in May. As part of the museum’s metamorphosis, we are proud to introduce our new brandmark. Inspired by the Nautilus spiral, a symbol with many meanings, our new logo [...]

2021-12-21T18:03:17-05:00December 21st, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

First exhibit components installed

Getting ahead on the renovations: first exhibit components installed The museum’s renovations entered a new phase with the recent installation of the first exhibit components in the Alison K. Bradford Global Journey Gallery and the Ellice and Rosa McDonald Foundation PaleoZone. The specimens and models include the African elephant model head, a juvenile [...]

2021-12-21T09:20:58-05:00December 21st, 2021|Blog, Museum Metamorphosis|

Work With Us

Work With Us Current employment openings are listed on this page when positions are available. We are currently hiring: Accounting Coordinator Salary $20+/hour (negotiable for right candidate) Reports to: Director of Business Operations FLSA Status: Non-exempt The Delaware Museum of Nature & Science is proud to announce the opportunity for a qualified [...]

2022-01-20T14:08:55-05:00November 2nd, 2021|

Scientists learn more about hummingbirds and their sense of smell

Scientists learn more about hummingbirds and their sense of smell Hummingbirds are best known for their small yet powerful wings, but did you know they also have an active sense of smell?  In a recent study done by the University of California, Riverside, and funded by the National Science Foundation, [...]

2021-10-22T15:12:33-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Birds, Blog, DMNH Spotlight|

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 [...]

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|
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