lease note: Dates, times, descriptions, and other program information subject to change.

Upcoming Exhibit:

Titanoboa: Monster SnakeTitanoboa button_large
September 27, 2014 - January 25, 2015

From a Colombian coal mine 60 million years deep, scientists have uncovered remains of the largest snake in the world – Titanoboa! Measuring 48 feet long and weighing in at 2,500 pounds, this massive predator could crush and devour a crocodile! Now that scientists have discovered dozens of Titanoboa deep in a fossil bed, prehistoric life will never be the same.  Explore this ancient reptile at the Museum’s latest special exhibit, Titanoboa: Monster Snake. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Smithsonian Channel, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Florida Museum of Natural History.  Sponsored locally by DuPont, with additional support provided by Corporation Service Company

More Information.


20 - Saturday

The Wonders of Wolves
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

FREE with admission; FREE for members

Enjoy a day at the Museum learning all about the wonder of wolves!  Discover what makes them so fascinating, why some of them are endangered, and what we can do to help these magnificent creatures.  Games, crafts, activities, and wolf biofacts will be available.  To round out the celebration of wolves, the First State Ballet Theater will perform in a special production of “Peter and the Wolf” at 12:15 p.m.

Tickets for the special performance of “Peter and the Wolf” by First State Ballet Theater are free with admission, however, you MUST RSVP to reserve your seat(s).

RSVP Here.

26 - Friday

Members' Preview Party - Titanaboa: Monster Snake
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
FREE for members; Not a member? Join today to enjoy the benefits of membership!

Members can take a sneak peek at Titanoboa: Monster Snake before anyone else! Come face to face with one of the largest snakes ever found.  Be sure to stop by the front desk or our website to renew or upgrade your Membership. RSVP acceptances only to Deb Mackie at or 302-658-9111, ext. 320.  Support for the Members’ Preview Party is provided by Cabot Cheese.

27 - Saturday

Smithsonian Museum Day Live!
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
FREE (with ticket)

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket…for free. Tickets may be downloaded at

27 & 28 - Saturday & Sunday

Titanoboa: Monster Snake Opening Weekend
Saturday, September 27, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and
Sunday, September 28, noon - 4:30 p.m.
FREE with admission; FREE for members

Be one of the first to see our amazing new traveling exhibit, Titanoboa: Monster Snake!  The Museum will host several exhibit augmentations to compliment the newest exhibit!


4 - Saturday

Star Party:  October Sky
7 - 8:30 p.m.
$3 for members/$5 for non-members

Astronomers from the Delaware Astronomical Society will bring several telescopes to the Museum and lead a star gazing program about the October sky above us. Pre-registration strongly suggested.

4 & 5 - Saturday & Sunday

Bank of America Museums on Us
9:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. (Saturday) & noon - 4:30 p.m. (Sunday)
FREE for Bank of America credit or debit cardholders

Show your Bank of America credit or debit card (with ID) on the first full weekend of the month and receive FREE admission to the Museum, courtesy of the Museums on Us program!

11 & 12 - Saturday & Sunday

Columbus Day Weekend Celebration
Saturday, October 11, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 12, 12:00-4:30 p.m.
FREE with admission; FREE for members

Learn more about Christopher Columbus and his science knowledge through games, crafts, and activities all weekend long!

11 - Saturday

Viking Weave Workshop hosted by the Delaware Mineralogical Society
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$60 per person
Class Limit: 12

Woven wire chains were used to decorate Viking clothing.  This class will use Copper Wire and participants will learn how to make a Viking Weave chain bracelet.  Guest Instructor: John Chickadel.  Pre-registration required by September 27, 2014.

12 - Sunday

PNC Free Sunday Morning
9:30 a.m. – noon

Enjoy a visit to the Museum for free! Admission to the Museum will be waived on Sunday, July 13, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, courtesy of PNC Bank.

13 - Monday

Columbus Day Camp
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$40 for members; $45 for non-members (aftercare available for additional fee)

Spend the day off of school doing something really cool…spending the day at the Museum!  Enjoy a day of games, crafts, and activities and, for those interested, a hot dog roast around a camp fire!

13 - Monday

Reading Eagles! Featuring a Meet the Author Event with W. Barksdale Maynard
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. – noon Meet W. Barksdale Maynard
FREE with admission; FREE for members

Readers of all ages are welcome to celebrate the beauty of books at this fun event featuring guest storytellers!  Featuring local author W. Barksdale Maynard, join us for two natural history-focused presentations from his newest book “The Brandywine: An Intimate Portrait.” Every hour the Museum will host a guest storyteller reading their favorite book (or portions from it).  This event is geared toward book lovers of all ages!

13 - Monday

Delaware Mineralogical Society Lecture & Meeting
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Delaware Mineralogical Society cordially invites you to attend its monthly meeting and lecture at the Delaware Museum of Natural History.  Event will feature a guest lecturer.

18 & 19 - Saturday & Sunday

Grandparents Weekend at the Museum
Saturday, October 18, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 19, 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
FREE with admission; FREE for members

Grandkids, bring your grandparents to the Museum this weekend for a special event designed to celebrate these very special loved ones!

18 - Saturday

Intermediate Wire Wrapping hosted by the Delaware Mineralogical Society
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $65 per person
Class limit: 10

This is a wire wrapping workshop for those who have had some wire wrapping experience.  Guest Instructor:  Ellen Schwarzkopf.  Pre-registration required by October 4, 2014.

18 - Saturday

Movie Night at the Museum: “Ghostbusters!”
5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (DuPont Auditorium)
$3 for Members/$5 for non-members

Enjoy an evening at the Museum turning back the hands of time to view an all-time favorite ghost hunting film: “Ghostbusters!”  Concessions will be available for purchase outside the theater.  Pre-registration strongly suggested due to limited seating. Doors open at 5:20 p.m. and close immediately following the 7:30 p.m. show.

25 & 26 - Saturday & Sunday

Fall Celebration Weekend
Saturday, October 25, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
FREE with admission; FREE for members

Spend a chilly fall day at the Museum celebrating the wonders of our natural world during this season.  Make crafts, take a fall stroll, listen to a story about autumn animals, and more!  This event is great way to spend family time together!

25 - Saturday

Night at the Museum! Sleepover
Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. - Sunday, October 26 at 8:00 a.m.
$35 for Members/$40 for non-members

What really happens at night when the Museum closes at night?  Find out at this fun-filled overnight program that features a look at the night sky, camp fire complete with treats, and a campout in the Museum galleries!  Pre-registration required.

Register Here! 

Ongoing Programs:

Daily - Where's Dude?

He likes to hide around the exhibits, and we need YOUR help to find him! Can you spot Dude around the Museum?  Each "Dude sleuth" will receive a special prize for finding our furry friend! More information.

Daily (times vary) - Science in Action Lab
Visit the Science in Action Lab in our Hall of Birds to get an up-close view at science at work and meet and talk with volunteers who clean fossils, sort micro-shells, or work with carnivorous plants!

Monday through Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 3 p.m.  - The Nature Nook

The Nature Nook is a special place in the Museum for children to become natural scientists in a unique, indoor park setting. More Information.

Wednesday & Saturday at 11 a.m. – “Book in the Nook”
Children and their parents can experience nature and science up-close.
This week's Book in the Nook:    
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle

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