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|

Blue Star Museums begins on Armed Forces Day, May 18

DMNH offers free admission to military personnel and their families this summer through the Blue Star Museums program The Delaware Museum of Natural History joins museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program providing free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families [...]

2019-05-16T19:41:06-04:00May 16th, 2019|Blog|

Delaware Teen Science Café: Snack Food 101

Snack Food 101 by Aaysuhi S., Vidushi S., Kristian T., Kamrin S., and Genevieve O. of the Delaware Teen Science Café Teen Leadership TeamThe Delaware Teen Science Café at the Delaware Museum of Natural History hosted speaker Peter Graziano, who is the Research and Development Manager at Herr Foods Inc. He works on new product development, packaging, certification [...]

2019-10-18T09:44:37-04:00April 18th, 2019|Blog, Teen Science Cafe|

Delaware Teen Science Café: Building for Natural Disasters

Building for Natural Disasters The first ever Delaware Teen Science Café was titled “Building for Natural Disasters,” featuring guest speaker Richard Kimball and was organized by the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Richard Kimball is a fourth year architectural engineer student at Drexel University working to get his BS/MS degree. As a child, Mr. Kimball thought he [...]

2019-10-18T09:47:26-04:00March 18th, 2019|Blog, Teen Science Cafe|