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 [...]
Use this scavenger hunt to explore our outdoor areas. Look for signs around the grounds to discover more. Click the arrows on the side of the slideshow to move through the Scavenger Hunt.
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 [...]
The outdoor areas of the Museum are available to enjoy, with appropriate physical distancing, for both DMNH Members and the general public. Online Museum Store Gallery map Outdoor map Event information Re-opening in this way is a new experience for us, as [...]
Delaware Shells Razor clams, shark eyes, knobby conchs … do you know your Delaware shells? Take a look at some local examples from the Museum’s collection of more than two million shells. Use this guide to identify shells for your own collection! Many hobbyists enjoy picking up nature’s curios on the beach for home [...]
Zack used some of the cardboard he has around his home to make a dinosaur costume! What's your favorite dinosaur? We'd love to see what you come up with!
The Delaware Museum of Natural History Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator The Delaware Museum of Natural History's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the first time the Museum has earned this top [...]
The Museum's Animal Ambassadors What would you expect to see at the Delaware Museum of Natural History? What about a live ball python or sun conure? Many visitors to DMNH are surprised to see live animals in a natural history museum, but they are there for an important reason. Encounters with live animals are [...]
Let's open a mini-museum! Tap into your creative side and join DMNH’s online diorama exhibition. Here are things to keep in mind as you create your masterpieces. The theme of the diorama should be based on natural history or nature (examples: ecosystems like the Arctic, the Ocean, the Rainforest or even your local woods; [...]
This egg, from the extinct elephant bird, was one of the largest bird eggs in the world. Extinct wonder recreated by local artist's Elephant bird mural The massive elephant bird egg on view at the Delaware Museum of Natural History fascinates visitors as a highlight of the extensive bird egg collection. [...]