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$5 Flex Hour Friday

Extended hours from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14. Admission is just $5!

To ensure you have the best experience possible when visiting the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science we have prepared a variety of resources for you. Scroll down to learn more about admission to the museum, amenities offered, accessibility, membership, and more!


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4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807


10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Open daily through Labor Day

Open hours may vary for special events and holidays.


Free parking during museum hours. Public transportation via DART Bus #10. 800-652-DART


Museum MembersFree
General Admission (ages 3 and up)$14.50
(5% discount if paid with cash)
Toddler (ages 1-2)
(5% discount if paid with cash)
Infant (under 12 months) Free
Online ticket sales end at 8 a.m. each day, walk-ins welcome.

All sales are final and non-refundable. If there are extenuating circumstances, the museum may offer an exchange for another date or a DelMNS gift card. Please email if you are requesting an exchange due to extenuating circumstances. We hope you have a great visit. We ask all of our guests to abide by our Guest Guidelines.


Membership is the ultimate way to explore and save. Digital cards are here!


Enjoy lunch, shop, or take a break.


Museum Map

Museum Map
PNC Grow Up Great Nature Nook Bill & Denise Spence Discovery Gallery Ellice & Rosa McDonald Foundation PaleoZone Rest, Relax, & Recharge Cafe Regional Journey Gallery Museum Store Delaware Community Foundation Respite Room Ederic Exhibition Hall Community Room Skylight Atrium Alison K. Bradford Global Journey Gallery

PNC Grow Up Great Nature Nook

The Nature Nook is a special place for young children to enjoy hands-on fun.

Join us daily at 10:30 a.m. for story time, as well as programs such as New Naturalists (birth to 2 years old), Dino-Tots (3-5 years old), and more.

Bill & Denise Spence Discovery Gallery

Adjacent to the Atrium, the Bill & Denise Spence Discovery Gallery provides a welcoming atmosphere with experiential opportunities to explore concepts introduced throughout the museum. This flexible space highlight temporary exhibits with community partners, and hosts special events.

Ellice & Rosa McDonald Foundation PaleoZone

The new museum includes a dedicated space for the only permanent dinosaur exhibit in the state of Delaware. The focal point of the PaleoZone is a dramatic presentation of creatures that lived right here in the Mid-Atlantic United States during the Cretaceous Period. Skeletons of the fearsome Dryptosaurus dinosaur, the flying “bat lizard” Nyctosaur, and the aquatic giant Mosasaur are joined by smaller Cretaceous specimens.

Rest, Relax, & Recharge Cafe

The Rest, Relax, & Recharge café, adjacent to the PaleoZone, offers prepackaged sandwiches, salads and snacks from Jamestown Catering, along with coffee, water, and other beverages. A menu for kids is included in the options, and a bottle warmer is available for caregivers of young children.

Regional Journey Gallery

Stroll across a giant floor map of the state and explore the diverse ecosystems in the region, including temperate forests, dunes, salt marshes, the bald cypress swamp, and the Delaware Bay.

Museum Store

When you shop at the Museum Store, you are supporting our mission by shopping small and shopping local. The store features books for readers of all ages, hands-on science kits, a wide array of fun toys, home goods and décor, and so much more.

Delaware Community Foundation Respite Room

A dedicated, calming space for visitors with sensory challenges and developmental disorders to take a break, as well as being a quiet and private option for nursing parents.

Ederic Exhibition Hall

Community Room

The Community Room is used to show films, presentations, and host meetings.

Skylight Atrium

The Skylight Atrium is a bright central space featuring a bold visual interpretation of the Tree of Life, depicting the evolution of organisms over billions of years and the relationships between them in increasingly diverse branches. Moveable exhibit cases explore evolution and natural selection concepts.

Alison K. Bradford Global Journey Gallery

Diverse life evolves and adapts to a dynamic Earth. Explore some of the world’s spectacular ecosystems, including shallow, midwater and deep oceans, the Arctic Tundra, African Savanna, and Tropical Rainforest.