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.

OUR MISSION

To ignite a life-long passion for exploring, discovering, and valuing nature and science.

OUR VISION

A caring, connected community that protects our living planet.

OUR VALUES

Act with integrity
Strive for inclusion
Nurture Relationships
Be Inspiring

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.

Financials

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.

Our tax ID: 51-0083535

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