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

Current Exhibit:

BUGS: Outside the Box
Through September 1, 2014

A long-arm beetle more than ten feet tall, a giant butterfly with a five foot wingspan, and heavily-armored stag beetles with jaws as big as your leg await you in this fascinating look at the insect world.  BUGS: Outside the Box presents a selection of greatly enlarged insect sculptures, each showcasing the beauty hidden within the (mini) beasts of the natural world.  Intricate details not visible to the naked eye are showcased alongside educational topics, including an exciting look at museum collections and taxonomy, and an exploration of the power of magnification.  Sponsored by DuPont, with additional support provided by Artisans' Bank

More Information.


1 - Friday    

Night at the Museum! – SLEEPOVER!
8:30 p.m. – 8 a.m. (Sat. 8/2)
$20 for members/$25 for non-members

What really happens when the Museum closes at night?  Find out at this fun-filled overnight program that features an evening star party, camp fire complete with treats, and a campout in the Museum galleries! 

NOTE: Pre-registration required. Please bring your own sleeping gear, sleeping bags, pillows, or tents (if you'd like to sleep outside). Breakfast will be provided.  All children in attendance must be accompanied by an adult chaperone 25 years of age or older. One adult chaperone is required for every group of up to 4 children. Adults may not attend unless there is a child in their party; no unaccompanied children may participate in the sleepover.

Register Here.

5, 12, 19, 26 - Tuesday

Artisans’ Bank August Dollar Tuesdays
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$1 per person

Admission is just $1 every Tuesday in August, thanks to the generous support of Artisans’ Bank. All four Tuesdays in August will also feature the “I Don’t Give a Fork” food truck.  Fresh fruit and produce from the Point Lookout Farm Produce Stand will be available on August 12, 19 and 26.

9 - Saturday

What You Didn’t Know About the Museum
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FREE for members; FREE with admission

Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of our Collections and Research Department, a leisurely hike along our outdoor Nature Trail, or a visit with our live animals!

14 - Thursday

Lunch with Lizards
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$5 for members; $8 for non-members

Celebrate World Lizard Day by lunching with the Museum's resident lizards! We'll begin the program with a live animal presentation followed by a lip-licking pizza lunch with our lizards bearby. Reptilian afternoon activities round out the event! Pizza, beverage, and dessert will be served. Pre-registration required.

Register Here.

16 - Saturday

Back to School Bash
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FREE for members; FREE with admission

Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the new school year with a festive bash Museum-style! Music, games, crafts, and more are all a part of the day’s fun!

22 - Friday

Movie Night at the Museum: “The Princess and the Frog”
6 - 7:30 p.m. (DuPont Auditorium)
$3 for members/$5 for non-members

Learn about one of the most famous bug catchers, the frog, in the fun animated feature “The Princess and the Frog.”  Concessions will be available for purchase.  Pre-registration strongly suggested due to limited seating.

Register Here.


14 - Sunday

8th Annual Wine & Dinosaurs presented by M&T Bank
Noon - 4 p.m.
$45 members; $55 non-members; $65 at the door

Mark your calendar, grab your friends and buy a six-pack of tickets (you’ll get a good deal)! It’s our 8th year of fun, food, fine wine, and craft beer all for a good cause. 

Tickets & More Information.

Ongoing Programs:

Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport
Through September 1, 2014
$45 for Individual; $95 for family

Visit the beautiful Brandywine Valley through Labor Day and save big with the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport - your single ticket access to 11 top Brandywine Valley Attractions. Passports start at just $45 and are good for one-time admission to 11 Brandywine Valley Museums and Gardens. More information. 

Blue Star Museums Program
Through September 1, 2014

Offering FREE Museum admission to ALL Active Duty Military, National Guard, and Reserve Components as well as up to 5 family members from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Blue Star Museums is an Operation Appreciation initiative from Blue Star Families in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, Department of Defense, and more than 2500 museums across the United States.  More information.

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:   
Insects are My Life by Megan McDonald

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