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Delaware Museum of Natural History

4840 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807
+1 302-658-9111
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Small, kid friendly museum

Not a heck of a lot to see here, this caters mainly to kids and families. The museum itself is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simi Valley
Mainly for kids

Very nice small museum that seems most appropriate for the younger crowd. We visited with our... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
John B
Middletown, Delaware
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The Delaware Museum of Natural History opened to the public in 1972 to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery. As the only natural history museum in the state, the Museum welcomes more than 75,000 visitors each year to experience an African watering hole, gaze up at a giant squid, encounter a jaguar face-to-face, and marvel at the diversity of shells from around the globe. Gallery highlights also include the only permanent dinosaur collection in Delaware, a simulated coral reef, and a Science in Action paleontology lab. Throughout the year, the Museum also hosts several special exhibits on national tour.
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4840 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807
+1 302-658-9111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a heck of a lot to see here, this caters mainly to kids and families. The museum itself is quite small and does not contain a great deal of exhibits. There is a walking trail out back, but it was too hot and humid...More

Thank simiseeu
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Very nice small museum that seems most appropriate for the younger crowd. We visited with our grand kids, ages 4 to 11. They really enjoyed themselves, both inside the museum, and walking around the grounds playing on the sculptures. We'll keep this on our list...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum on a Sat. morning. Walking in the first thing you are greater with is s giant squid hanging from the ceiling which the kids thought was great. They have a nice variety of Natural history displays. My kids loves the ocean...More

Thank Lauriehey
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here as Winterthur was closed. What a surprise. It is designed for children and has plenty for them. However, I loved the displays, explanations, and organization of the museum. I am often overwhelmed by large museums but this one was perfect for me....More

Thank barbara115de
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We made the trip upstate to see the new dinosaur exhibit. The museum was very crowded as it was a "free" morning from 9:30-12:30. My two sons were oblivious to all the people and happily walked around the displays. A family can easily entertain kids...More

Thank jsmccrtn
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Delaware museum of Natural History is a great location to spend a couple of hours entertaining toddlers and small children (adults too!). Presently, the special attraction is a dinosaur exhibit with lots of hands-on action: digging for fossils, making dinosaur footprints, and even a educational...More

Thank cherylll115
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Free Admission and lots of information, went just for the expo as natural history isn't my forte, but surprisingly really enjoyed the visit. It reminds me of a smaller smithosonian, they have beautiful displays and a nice area outside to walk around. There's a gift...More

Thank Andreagal531
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This place shows the private collection of some of the DuPont's . it is small in scale but its displays are very well done and you can do some great research here. They have a large shell collection. And also butterfly.

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We normally take our kids to the Natural History Museum in Philadelphia for their dinosaur fix, but after Christmas we did not want to deal with the crowds and cost of the city visit. After some searching, we found this museum was nearby, and we...More

Thank jgitcar
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We have visited this museum before, and the kids are older now (15,14, 11, and 9). We watched the movie (near the gift shop) "Planet Earth". It compared the animals at the north and the south poles over the course of a year. The movie...More

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