Death at the Museum: A Murder Mystery Event

Saturday, February 11 | 6-8 p.m. | 21+ only

Our annual Valentine’s Day weekend murder mystery is back in 2023!

You’re invited to the most so-fish-ticated gala of the season! JR Hartley, the renowned author, was set to be at the Delaware Museum of Nature & Science to sign his new book, Fly Fishing Revisited. However, the festivities have been interrupted by murder! As the night progresses, clues will be found, motives will be revealed, and a culprit will be discovered. Dress to impress and use your sleuthing skills to solve this masterpiece murder.

Pre-registration required. 21+ only. After-dinner nibbles will be served. First drink is free and drinks available for purchase thereafter.

 $50/members, $65/non-members 

N3RD Thursdays

Embrace your inner nerd and let your geek flag fly at N3RD Thursdays at the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science! Get your science fix with an adult twist at a variety of themed events designed for adults 21 and over. Whether dressing to the nines at the N3RD Prom or donning your post-apocalyptic best at the End of the World Party, come decked out for an evening of fun activities, contests, and grown-up science.

Each event will have:

  • A contest
  • A theme for dressing up
  • Programming from the museum and outside partners
  • Cash Bar
  • Exactly zero children

Prom Night at the Museum

Thursday, April 20 | 6-9 p.m. | 21+ only

The first in our new N3RD Thursday event series

We’re kicking off Prom season at the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science with the N3RD Prom! Get dressed up for an evening of food, drinks, dancing, and science at this 21+ event designed to give you the prom do-over you deserve. Dine underneath the dinosaurs, dance through the galleries, stargaze on the patio, get your prom portrait taken, and enter for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Features small bites/appetizers by Jamestown Catering, cash bar.

$15/ members, $30/non-members.

Upcoming N3RD Thursdays

Get nerdy with us! N3RD Thursday events are for ages 21+ only

Green Carnival

Thursday, June 15
6-9 p.m.

Play games, win prizes, go greener

A Midsummer Night’s STEAM

Thursday, July 20
6-9 p.m.

Dive into the science of sex, reproduction, and mating

Back 2 School
Field Trip

Thursday, August 17
6-9 p.m.

An adults-only field trip to the museum complete with a book fair

End of the World Costume Party

Thursday, October 19
6-9 p.m.

Post-apocalyptic costume party about all the ways the world could end

Festival of Lights

Thursday, December 21
6-9 p.m.

Light up the darkest night with the science of the winter solstice and the history of cultural celebrations surrounding it

Wine & Dinosaurs returns in 2023

Save the date!

Sunday, September 24