Delaware Museum of Natural History


Mon-Sat: 9:30am-4:30pm
Sunday: noon-4:30pm


PO Box 3937 4840 Kennett Pike Wilmington, DE 19807   View map

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I-95 South to Wilmington Exit 7 (De./Penn. Ave). From ramp, turn right at light and stay left on Pennsylvania Ave (Route 52). Proceed about 5 miles to Museum on left.

Adults: $6.00
Children ages 3-17: $5.00
Children under 2: Free

Free to the public: The Museum Sales Gallery and The Helen Farr Sloan Library

All public areas are handicapped accessible.
Picnic area available

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Pegafoamasaurus Children’s Interactive Gallery open year-round. Studio Art Classes for children and adults.

Daily and special interest tours for adults and children available

At the Delaware Museum of Natural History, visitors can travel back 150 million years and stand awed before two Chinese dinosaur skeletons. Then, they can return to modern times to stare into the fearsome eyes of the Great Horned Owl, found throughout Delaware today.

Visitors are transported to the searing region of West Africa to view exotic animals at a watering hole. Then to the lush forests of the Philippines where vibrantly colored birds speckle the verdant background.

Highlights include:

A Visit to an African Waterhole
A Walk over the Great Barrier Reef
The Largest Bird Egg in the World
Extinct and Vanishing Birds
A 500 Pound Clam
Delaware’s only dinosaurs
DMNH also boasts an impressive research collection of shells. In fact, it is one of the ten largest in the country and still growing. With traveling exhibits that change throughout the year, and one of the first completely interactive discovery rooms in the country, there’s always something new to see and do.

Walks, lectures, films, workshops, tours, pre-school and weekend science programs, overnights, traveling exhibits and special events contribute to the visitor’s experience.

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