For almost 50 years, our exhibits have sparked wonder.

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,

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is evolving to meet the growing needs of our community and adapting to new learning environments. This Museum Metamorphosis involves significant changes to our galleries so current and future generations will be inspired to explore the amazing world around us.

When the Museum opened to the public in 1972, the halls were filled with a variety of dioramas featuring hand-painted backgrounds, taxidermy, and modeled plants. Visitors were on the outside, in front of the glass, gazing in at the depicted scenes. Many of these dioramas stayed in their original formats until our doors closed for renovations.

By removing the glass from the static dioramas and switching to interactive ecosystems, the new Delaware Museum of Nature and Science will immerse visitors in our interconnected world and reveal the vital role we play in ensuring its future.

While we are closed to complete our transformation into the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, you can help by donating to our Annual Fund or the Museum Metamorphosis Campaign.

Please join us on this exciting journey of discovery and get ready for the unveiling of the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science in early 2022.

Halsey Spruance
Executive Director

Donate to the Annual Fund
Donate to the Capital Campaign

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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