Delaware Museum of Nature & Science

Wilmington, DE

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Formerly the Delaware Museum of Natural History, the museum was founded in 1957 and open to the public since 1972. The museum has undergone a major metamorphosis to its galleries and public spaces and re-opened in May 2022. Everywhere you look, our dynamic Earth is full of diverse life. At the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, discover how nature connects us all in surprising ways and explore how we all have a role to play in caring for our environment and the planet. In addition to all-new exhibits, the museum offers nature and science programs and events including programs for schools and community organizations, summer camp, and rental opportunities. Above the galleries are millions of scientific specimens, including some of the largest mollusk and bird collections in the country.

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.

Festivals & Special Events Attractions Kids & Family Friendly Northern Delaware


Hours

Seven days a week: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Early Closings: Christmas Eve (close at 1 p.m.), New Year's Eve (close at 3 p.m.)
The museum is closed August 17-21, 2022 for a private event.


Admission

General Admission (3 and up): $12.95 / $11.95 Advanced Purchase
Toddlers ages 1-2: $3.95 / $2.95
Under 12 months: free


Driving Directions & Parking

From Philadelphia:
Take I-95 South to Exit 3 (Rt. 322 West)
Follow Rt.322 West for 7 miles to Rt. 1 South
Follow Rt. 1 South for 8 miles to Rt. 52 South
Follow Rt. 52 for approximately 5 miles.
The Museum will be on your right.

From the South:
Take I-95 North
Take the Rt. 141 North exit towards Newport
Follow Rt. 141 North to Rt. 52 North, towards Greenville
Follow Rt. 52 for approximately 2 miles.
The Museum will be on your left.

From Wilmington:
Take Delaware Avenue out of the city.
Take a slight left onto Pennsylvania Avenue (Rt. 52).
Follow Pennsylvania Avenue/Rt. 52 for approximately 5 miles.
The Museum will be on your left.

From West Chester:
Take Rt. 202 South to Rt. 1 South.
Take Rt. 1 South to Rt. 52 South.
Follow Rt. 52 South for approximately 5 miles.
The Museum will be on your right.

Free parking. For further directions, please call 302-658-9111.


Public Transportation

The Museum is served by the #52 DART bus. Call 800-652-DART.

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Delaware Museum of Nature & Science
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807
302-658-9111 phone
800-232-5460 tty
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