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 [...]
Zack is getting ready for a busy work week. Then he realizes what day it is.
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. [...]
Fishy Behavior: Modeling a snack for a Giant Squid The giant squid (Architeuthis dux) in the Museum’s atrium has become one of our iconic exhibits, with thousands gazing up to it in wonder every year. Look up, and you’ll see an orange roughy fish (Hoplostethus atlanticus), trying desperately to avoid the grasp of the [...]
Modern dinosaurs: A look at some of the heaviest, biggest, and most remarkable giants of the bird world
Modern dinosaurs: A look at some of the heaviest, biggest, and most remarkable giants of the bird world Birds are widely believed to be the closest living relatives of dinosaurs. Feathers, hips, and wishbones are among the similarities scientists use to link theropods to birds over millions of years. The extinct elephant bird was [...]
The Delaware Museum of Natural History is temporarily closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A date for reopening has not been set. Reopening will depend on conditions in our area and will be based on guidance from the State of Delaware. We continue to monitor updates and information from the Centers [...]