The new Regional Gallery focuses on the diverse and dynamic ecosystems across Delaware, including salt marshes and tidal creeks. Salt marshes are wet grasslands that form a natural buffer between the ocean and the land, protecting inland areas from severe storms and rising sea levels. Past: Salt Marsh diorama at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Present: A video shoot for the Regional Gallery of Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, which protects one of the largest remaining expanses of tidal salt marsh in the Mid-Atlantic region. Produced by filmmaker Michael Oates of 302 Stories, the video will include views of people enjoying the natural wonders of our area.  Future: Salt marsh exhibit design for the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science.

Through our Museum Metamorphosis, we’re switching from static dioramas to interactive, ecosystem-based engagements. Your gift will help future generations discover, examine, and uncover the wonders of science in the natural world.

Dear Friends,

Activity at the Museum has dramatically switched from the buzz of visitors in 2019, to the COVID-induced quiet of 2020, and now to the exciting noise of construction in the galleries. Perhaps you’ve driven by and seen our parking lots filled with trucks.

Our renovations are well underway. Dismantling the old exhibits is complete, and we are now installing the new interactive displays and ecosystems. We’re on budget and on schedule to reopen as the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science in May 2022.

All of this is made possible by supporters like you. It’s your dedication that has guided this transformation. Thanks to you, the new Museum will be the go-to place to learn about our world, how we are connected, and how we can make a difference.

Please consider making a gift today to the Museum’s Annual Fund and/or to the Museum Metamorphosis Capital Campaign! By doing so, you’ll help cultivate and communicate the excitement of nature and science and its connection to everyone’s lives.

As always, please contact me if you have any questions.

Halsey Spruance
Executive Director

Donate to the Annual Fund or Capital Campaign today!

For more information on how you can contribute to support our mission through the Annual Fund, contact Darcie Martin, Director of Development, via email or 302-658-9111, ext. 303. Checks can be mailed to the Delaware Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807. The Delaware Museum of Natural History also accepts gifts of securities and from Donor Advised Funds. 


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