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|

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|

Delaware State Symbols

Delaware’s Official Symbols Many animals and objects are seen every day throughout Delaware, but they are frequently taken for granted. The state legislature has adopted Official State Symbols to celebrate these unique, but frequently unknown, cultural and natural treasures. Discover more about the animals, plants, and minerals making Delaware special. State Tree: [...]

2020-05-11T20:26:30-04:00December 7th, 2019|Blog, Delaware Nature, delmnh at home, 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 [...]

2020-06-15T17:20:49-04:00September 11th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|
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