Delaware Museum of Natural History launches public phase of $9.8 million capital campaign

Delaware Museum of Natural History launches public phase of $9.8 million capital campaign Museum to close for major renovation in 2021 and reopen as Delaware Museum of Nature and Science in 2022 GREENVILLE, DE – Big changes are afoot at the Delaware Museum of Natural History with the public phase kick-off of a $9.8 [...]

2020-02-04T13:54:42-05:00February 4th, 2020|Blog, Press Releases|

Circus of Murder

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Delaware Museum of Natural History’s the Greatest Show on Earth. Get ready for a haunting night full of acrobats, dancers, lion tamers, and other sideshow performers. There's fun lurking out of every corner under our big top, so don't miss out. We're dying to see you... [...]

2020-01-31T17:41:58-05:00January 31st, 2020|Blog|

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, natural history-related items including taxidermy birds and animals were popular displays, protected under glass in curiosity cabinets or under domes. The Museum has several in its collections. The arrangement pictured here was donated in 2000 by Martha Sanders (1912-2002) from her father Earle M. Lynam’s (1877-1958) [...]

2019-12-13T15:26:08-05:00December 13th, 2019|Birds, Blog|

DMNH supports Junior Paleontologists at National Parks

DMNH is now part of an initiative to bring Junior Paleontologist Educational Kits to national parks across the United States as part of the Junior Ranger program. Paul Roth, a DMNH volunteer as well as president of the Florida Geological Foundation and past president of the Florida Paleontological Society, is working with Mollusk Collections [...]

2019-11-21T19:00:37-05:00November 21st, 2019|Blog|

Natural History Specimen data are coming to a classroom near you Theresa Tran, Biology student at Widener University, geolocating a mollusk specimen to determine where it was collected. Have you ever wondered who uses the Museum’s specimens and their information? The Museum and Widener University have just received funding from the [...]

2019-10-17T14:51:29-04:00October 17th, 2019|Birds, Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks|

Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous opens October 26

Imagine living as a triceratops, lumbering through a lush deciduous forest on all fours. Fellow triceratops walk nearby as your herd grazes on vegetation low to the ground. Suddenly, a predator lurks nearby in the trees. It’s a T. rex, and it’s headed this way. Stampede! Experience life from [...]

2019-10-25T19:50:49-04:00September 20th, 2019|Blog, Special Exhibit|

World of Discovery: Exploring Our Global Environment

Discover how three extreme environments affect all of us at World of Discovery: Exploring Our Global Environment, a three-part series at the Delaware Museum of Natural History featuring scientists from the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment sharing their research. Topics include the inhospitable climate of Antarctica, how volcanoes are a [...]

2019-10-15T17:22:41-04:00September 11th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

On the Brink of Extinction: the Vaquita Porpoise

This spring, sixth graders in the John Dickinson International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, under the direction of art teacher Christopher Conrad, created a model of life-size frolicking Vaquita Porpoises for exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Each year, Conrad’s art class chooses a theme and a large project to accompany that [...]

2019-07-18T11:53:18-04:00July 18th, 2019|Blog|

Five Benefits of Delaware Museum of Natural History Summer Camps

1. Campers make exciting, unforgettable discoveries through camp Whether they are creating their own exhibits in  Art Escapades camp or hunting for treasure in A Pirate’s Life camp, our camps provide kids with experiences sure to last. 2. There are camps to fill all science interests From strange animals to young engineers, there are [...]

2019-06-04T07:36:31-04:00May 29th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|