The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science
Formerly the Delaware Museum of Natural History, the museum was founded in 1957 and open to the public since 1972. The museum completed a major metamorphosis to its galleries and public spaces and reopened in May 2022.
Encouraging our visitors to explore and discover is at the core of what we do, whether it’s through exhibits, events, programs, or connecting with partnering organizations and scientists.
In our galleries, discover how nature connects us all through exploring dynamic and diverse ecosystems.
Educational programs include summer camp, school tours, community outreach visits, scout activities, and other initiatives.
Above our galleries are millions of scientific specimens serving as a record of biodiversity on Earth and as a resource for scientists all over the world. Our scientists curate and maintain the collections and conduct research.
To investigate nature and science, preserve and interpret our collections, conduct scientific research, and inspire people of all ages to a lifetime of exploration and discovery.
The Museum will be a regional leader in experiential nature and science education and outreach, and a center for the pursuit and distribution of knowledge about nature and science.
To help develop a caring society that respects and values our planet.
OUR SERVICE PHILOSOPHY
We strive to communicate the exciting impact of nature and science in our daily lives, inspiring connections to the natural world through equitable, respectful interactions that meet the unique needs of each guest and team member.
The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. As a non-profit institution, DelMNS relies on the generosity of members, donors, and corporate sponsors to sustain high-quality exhibits and educational programs for the community.