Fishy Behavior: Modeling a snack for a Giant Squid

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 [...]

2020-03-30T22:02:10-04:00March 30th, 2020|Blog, delmnh at home, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2020-04-02T13:18:31-04:00March 28th, 2020|Birds, Blog, Uncategorized|

Wishing you a bountiful holiday season filled with exploration, discovery, and natural wonder. This year's DMNH holiday card includes a display currently in the Museum's archives. 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. [...]

2019-12-13T15:31:26-05:00December 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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|

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|

Summer Science Corps

Summer Science Corps is a new program for teens who love nature and science and are looking for community service hours Summer Science Corps members will lead hands-on science and nature programs throughout the Museum’s galleries, including the Science-in-Action Lab, Investigation Lab, Nature Nook, and outdoor areas, as well as assist with special [...]

2019-05-16T09:47:34-04:00March 1st, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

Endangered Species

Endangered Species Day The Delaware Museum of Natural History’s features hands on activities and speakers on Saturday, May 19 for Endangered Species Day. The Delaware Museum of Natural History will recognize Endangered Species Day on Saturday, May 19 from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. with hands on learning stations, activities, and expert presentations. Visitors will learn [...]

2018-05-16T16:47:50-04:00May 16th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

First Video of “Dumbo” Octopod Hatchling shows they look like mini-adults

Researchers who’ve gotten the first look at a deep-sea “dumbo” octopod hatchling report in Current Biology on February 19 that the young octopods look and act much like adults from the moment they emerge from an egg capsule. Dumbo octopods are so named because their fins resemble Dumbo the elephant’s ears. “Once the fins [...]

2018-10-30T16:02:11-04:00February 16th, 2018|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, Uncategorized|

English ecologist receives DMNH research grant

Ecologist Chris Hobbs was the recipient of a 2017 Collections & Research grant for graduate students in support of research in the Museum’s collections. The award is used toward travel and lodging expenses for a student to visit DMNH to study our world-class collections and library. Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate [...]

2018-01-19T11:25:25-05:00September 6th, 2017|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, Uncategorized|

Nikon’s Small World 2016 Photomicrography Competition Winners at DMNH

Take an extraordinarily close-up look at nature through the Nikon's Small World 2016 Photomicrography Competition's 20 winning photographs, currently on exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History as part of a national tour. The photographs' microscopic perspective displays scientific images—including a butterfly's proboscis and actual human brain cells—in an artistic way. The winning [...]

2017-12-21T17:12:22-05:00July 25th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases, Uncategorized|