Welcome to the Delaware Museum of Natural History 

Our mission: to investigate nature and science, preserve and interpret our collections, conduct scientific research, and inspire people of all ages to a lifetime of exploration and discovery. Through this mission, we strive to achieve our purpose: to help develop a caring society that respects and values our planet.

Bringing the Museum to you with online videos, programs, and activities.

Museum Hours & Reservations

The Museum opens for visitors Wednesday-Sunday, but the nature trail is closed indefinitely due to damage from the recent storm.

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is open to the public Wednesday-Sunday. Tickets can be reserved in advance for one hour timeslots. Walk-ins are permitted if space allows. The Museum is closed in between sessions for cleaning. The Museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Masks are required for all indoor areas as per guidance by the State of Delaware. Outside, masks are required when and where distancing is not possible. 

August hours (except for Thursdays): 10-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or 1:30-2:30 p.m.

On Thursdays in August, admission is lowered to $3 for non-members. Timeslots for $3 Thursdays: 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon, 12:30-1:30 p.m., or 2-3 p.m.

Upcoming Events

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