Distance & Dinosaurs presented by M&T Bank

Wine & Dinosaurs has been our major fundraising event for more than a decade. Unfortunately, the coronavirus forced us to cancel this year's event. Instead, this year we're turning the spotlight back on some of the many supporters that have made Wine and Dinosaurs a great event, with Distance & Dinosaurs, presented by M&T Bank. This [...]

2020-10-16T19:07:31-04:00October 16th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

Spreading our Wings for Nature and Science Education

Spreading Our Wings for Nature and Science Education at the Museum, in our community, and online In 2019, DMNH delivered education programs to 19,319 individuals, including 9,341 underserved students who received programming free or at a discount. When the pandemic hit, we reorganized PreK-16 activities. Story times, live animal presentations, nature crafts, [...]

2020-10-20T13:01:26-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Blog, Press Releases, Uncategorized|

DMNH offers School Enrichment Program for virtual learners

School Enrichment Program launches September 8 To help support families embarking on virtual learning this school year, DMNH has launched a School Enrichment Program to provide a safe place for students to complete their remote learning requirements while also providing space for learners to socialize safely and foster the spirit [...]

2020-10-08T09:38:33-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

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|

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 [...]

2020-05-11T18:51:38-04:00March 30th, 2020|Blog, delmnh at home, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, 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 [...]

2020-06-15T17:20:50-04:00March 28th, 2020|Birds, Blog, delmnh at home, Uncategorized|
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