Delaware Museum of Natural History
PO Box 3937
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807-0937
(302) 658-9111

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is a far reaching institution bringing important educational exhibitions and programs to its communities.

Exhibit Highlights include

  • A visit to an African Waterhole
  • A Walk over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Introduction to Delaware's Fauna
  • The Largest Bird Egg in the World
  • Extinct and Vanishing Birds
  • A 500 Pound Clam
  • The Beauty and Diversity of Shells

The Discovery Room is a place for hands-on adventure, where children of all ages can explore our natural world, past and present. Games, experiments, puzzles, microscopes, specimens, skeletons, and fossils are among the many features to be found here.Throughout the year the Museum also offers changing exhibitions, many of which highlight an extensive scientific collection.Each Wednesday brings the Museum's Natural Wonders Program for pre-schoolers and their parents. Each program is different, with many of them pertaining to the season. Activities can include just about anything, from craft demonstrations to puppet shows to kite-making and much more. Each activity addresses some specific aspect of our natural world.Having a Birthday Party for your child? Do it at the Museum. A choice of four exciting themes offers an hour of fun and education for party-goers. Outside picnic tables can be used for lunch and cake.

The Museum presents a variety of nature movies every day, FREE with admission. Call for the current schedule.The entire family can enjoy the Museum's special events, lectures, workshops, guided tours, and other functions throughout the year. Call for a current calendar.Group Tours and Programs can be arranged, and School Groups can take advantage of a wide range of programs for all grade levels. Blue-Ribbon Birds (grade 1 and up) uses activities and demonstrations to explore the world of birds and raptors. Amazing Animals (2 and up) reveals many surprises about animal characteristics. Animal Adaptations (1 and up) is a hands-on examination of various animal features that unlocks their secrets of survival. Museum Sampler (Pre-K - K) combines games and stories with an exciting tour that illustrates animal lifestyles. Customized tours can also be arranged for any grade level.Outreach Programs are also available, and a school can rent a Mini-Museum.

Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday 12 - 4:30. Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas. Closes early on Christmas and New Year's Eves.
Adults $9.00
Seniors 60+ $8.00
Children 3-17 $7.00
Children under 3 FREE
Admission may be higher for some special events.
Groups: Group discount available. Call for details.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance. 2 weeks for self-guided tour.
Lunch: Local restaurants. Picnic in nearby parks.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: I-95 South to Wilmington Exit 7, Delaware/Pennsylvania Ave. From ramp turn right at light, stay in left lane to stay on Pennsylvania Ave. (Rt. 52). Proceed about 5 miles to Museum. 30 - 60 minutes from Philadelphia.

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