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The Delaware Museum of Natural History is closed for an extensive year-long renovation project.

Reopening in late spring of 2022 as the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, the Museum will be a unique, fun, and social location for your wedding, other special events, or business meetings.

The Museum is not available for rental in 2021 due to the renovation project. To learn more about how we can help you create the perfect event in late spring of 2022 and beyond, contact Rentals Coordinator Ellen Muenter at or 302.658.9111 ext 301.

Reopening as the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science in 2022

Flythrough an artist’s rendition of the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, developed by exhibit designers Reich + Petch. This model is as of April 2021. Exhibit plans are still being developed and are subject to further change and development.
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“Alexis is an absolute saint. The museum provided the perfect setting for our wedding, providing interesting exhibits for not only the adults but also the children. Our wedding photos are AMAZING – Can you get better than cheezing beside a Tyrannosaurus Rex head? We loved every minute of it, and so did our guests. Toscana’s partnering with the museum provided a very smooth operation. If we could afford it, we’d totally get married here again.”

Greg, Groom , (Wedding, June 2017)

“When searching for venues, my husband and I knew we didn’t want the generic country club, farmhouse, or ballroom wedding. We wanted something fun and unique, but also practical. I had been to the museum when I was younger and when it popped up on WeddingWire it looked like an awesome idea. From the start Alexis was very helpful and accommodating; she answered any questions we had through the whole planning process. We booked the venue after meeting with her at the museum for a walkthrough and knew it was our wedding location! On wedding day, everything went smoothly and Alexis coordinated with all of our vendors to make sure everything flowed smoothly. All of our guests just loved the museum and we honestly couldn’t have asked for a better day. The ceremony was held outside on the patio in front of the butterfly garden and the back field was a beautiful spot for our wedding party pictures. We chose to have dinner in the dinosaur room and dancing in the center atrium area. There was plenty of space for everything else like dancing, the guestbook, favors, card box, photobooth (in the African Watering Hole area), cake, etc. Thank you DMNH staff and especially Alexis for making our day special and memorable!”

Alicia, Bride, (Wedding, June 2017)

“First of all, DMNH is an amazing museum. Second of all, it’s an even more amazing place to have an event. We booked the museum for our wedding reception and it was a wonderful experience. They have both indoor and outdoor space. You can use the Great Room if it does not have an traveling exhibit at the time, which is what we did. Your guests are free to wander the museum. It is very unique. Dinner and dancing amongst the dinosaurs was exactly what we wanted for our day to stand out. Highly recommend!”

Jessica, Bride , (Wedding, June 2016)

“My niece had her wedding there on January 13th. What a GREAT venue! Staff was Great! First class! Would highly recommend to anyone interested in a venue offering something out of the ordinary!!!”

Susan, Aunt of Bride , (Wedding January 2018)