November 2020

Dear Friends,

For nearly 50 years, millions of feet have walked over our iconic Great Barrier Reef. Young children have taken early, tentative steps across the glass floor and then lay down to explore the wonders of the sea below to search for Nemo. Even service dogs from Canine Partners for Life have trained on the glass floor, learning how to navigate uncertain terrain for the people they serve.

As we end 2020 and prepare to close for a year of renovations, the Great Barrier Reef is the perfect embodiment of the past, present, and future of the Delaware Museum of Natural History. As part of the renovations, the Great Barrier Reef is staying but will be refreshed, demonstrating how we are all connected and can make a difference in protecting the world’s largest reef ecosystem.

Although we are closing our doors for renovations in January 2021, our staff will remain hard at work conducting virtual and offsite educational programming, scientific research, and providing the science and facts behind all of our specimens and our exhibits! We have created new partnerships—including our neighbors at Winterthur—to continue to provide the programming you count on from the Museum.

All of this requires support from our community. Every donation makes a difference. I invite you to donate to the Annual Fund, and I thank you in advance for your generosity.


Halsey Spruance
Executive Director

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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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