Happy New Year!

Megan shares more about the New Year, with a meteor or comet craft you can do at home to celebrate the New Year, using some recycled materials. It takes just about 365 days for the Earth to travel on its orbit around the Sun. Every new year, our planet is in the same [...]

2021-01-15T14:15:17-05:00December 31st, 2020|Activities, delmnh at home|

How much do you know about turkeys?

Gobble, Gobble What do you know about turkeys? Learn more from Dr. Jean Woods, Director of Collections and Curator of Birds at DMNH. At Thanksgiving, many people’s thoughts turn to turkeys. But how much do you really know about turkeys, except that they make a fine Thanksgiving dinner? For example, did you know there [...]

2020-12-16T11:07:58-05:00November 25th, 2020|Birds, delmnh at home, DMNH Spotlight|

Belemnites: Delaware’s State Fossil

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 [...]

2020-07-03T15:52:02-04:00July 2nd, 2020|Blog, Delaware Nature, delmnh at home, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks|

Mini-Museum online diorama exhibition

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; [...]

2020-04-17T15:04:53-04:00April 15th, 2020|Blog, delmnh at home, Uncategorized|

Extinct wonder recreated by local artist’s Elephant Bird mural

  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. [...]

2020-05-11T15:44:49-04:00April 13th, 2020|Birds, Blog, delmnh at home, DMNH Spotlight, Uncategorized|
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