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 is undergoing a major metamorphosis to its galleries and public spaces and will reopen 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.

When the museum reopens, 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.

MISSION

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.

VISION

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.

PURPOSE

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.

Leadership

Board of Trustees and Advisors

Staff

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