Delaware Museum of Natural History

Wilmington, DE

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The Delaware Museum of Natural History opened in 1972 to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery. Gallery highlights include the only permanent dinosaur display in Delaware, a walkover coral reef, and wildlife surrounding an African watering hole. Visitors can gaze up at a Giant Squid, encounter a jaguar face-to-face, and marvel at the diversity of shells from around the globe. The interactive Discovery Room features hands-on science activities for young children. Visitors can view nature films, shop in the Museum Store, enjoy the butterfly garden, and hike along the mile-long nature trail. Special events, summer camp, scout programs and other educational offerings are available. Exhibits are enhanced by world-class scientific collections of mammals, mollusks and birds, including the second-largest collection of birds’ eggs in North America. The Delaware Museum of Natural History’s purpose is to help develop a caring society that respects and values our planet.

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Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 4:30 p.m.
Closed: New Year's Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Early Closings: Christmas Eve (close at 1 p.m.), New Year's Eve (close at 3 p.m.)


Admission

Adults (age 18 through 59): $8
Seniors (age 60 and older): $7
Children (age 3 through 17): $6
Children (age 2 and younger): Free


Driving Directions & Parking

From Philadelphia:
Take I-95 South to Exit 3 (Rt. 322 West)
Follow Rt.322 West for 7 miles to Rt. 1 South
Follow Rt. 1 South for 8 miles to Rt. 52 South
Follow Rt. 52 for approximately 5 miles.
The Museum will be on your right.

From the South:
Take I-95 North
Take the Rt. 141 North exit towards Newport
Follow Rt. 141 North to Rt. 52 North, towards Greenville
Follow Rt. 52 for approximately 2 miles.
The Museum will be on your left.

From Wilmington:
Take Delaware Avenue out of the city.
Take a slight left onto Pennsylvania Avenue (Rt. 52).
Follow Pennsylvania Avenue/Rt. 52 for approximately 5 miles.
The Museum will be on your left.

From West Chester:
Take Rt. 202 South to Rt. 1 South.
Take Rt. 1 South to Rt. 52 South.
Follow Rt. 52 South for approximately 5 miles.
The Museum will be on your right.

Free parking. For further directions, please call 302-658-9111.


Public Transportation

The Museum is served by the #10 DART bus. Call 800-652-DART.

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Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807
302-658-9111 phone
800-232-5460 tty
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