CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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


Current Special 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.


October

24 & 25 - Friday & Saturday

Animal Connections: Our Journey Together
Friday, October 24, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 25, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
FREE


“Animal Connections: Our Journey Together,” a traveling exhibit on an 18-wheel truck that introduces visitors to the special relationship humans share with animals, will be at the Museum for a limited engagement on Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25. This FREE exhibit will be parked in the lot near the front entrance and will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day. Presented by the Smithsonian Institution and the American Veterinary Medical Association, the exhibit explores topics about animals in the home, on the farm, in the wild, at the zoo and in the veterinary clinic. “Animal Connections” is made possible through the generous support of founding sponsor Zoetis and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. For more information, visit animalconnections.com.


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

MOOseum for a Day
Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
FREE


Come explore the world of veterinary medicine with the Museum, the Smithsonian’s mobile exhibit “Animal Connections: Our JourneyTogether,” local friends, and partners.  Vets, farmers, and the animals they care for will be present to share the importance of veterinary medicine to animals, people, and the environment. 


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.


November 

1 & 2 - Saturday & Sunday

Pumpkin Madness at the Museum
Saturday, November 1, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 2, noon – 4:30 p.m.
FREE with admission; FREE for members


Pumpkins are nature’s fall gift to us and animals.   Celebrate these little wonders at the Museum this weekend through games, crafts, and activities designed for the whole gang!


1 & 2 - 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!


1 - Saturday

All-Scout Event (For Boy & Girl Scouts)
Saturday, November 1, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
$10 per person

This event for scouts, leaders, and families will help scouts meet several requirements for badges.  Stations will be set up for scouts that are geared toward specific requirements.  Program fee is for scouts, leaders, parents, and/or siblings.  Pre-registration strongly suggested as limited space is available.

REGISTER HERE.


4 - Tuesday

Election Day, Collection Day
Tuesday, November 4, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
FREE with admission; FREE for members

Looking for something fun to do with the kids on Election Day? Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library and the Delaware Museum of Natural History (DMNH) are hosting “Election Day, Collection Day,” a drop-in program from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kids can participate in activities and crafts designed to teach about building, using, maintaining, conserving, and sharing collections. They can even bring something of their own, and the conservators will teach them how to take care of it!

Admission to both museums is free for Winterthur and DMNH members, and you can start at either Museum! Non-members must pay general admission price.

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8 - Saturday 

What You Didn’t Know About the Museum
Saturday, November 8, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FREE with admission; FREE for members

Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of our Collections & Research Department, a leisurely guided hike along our outdoor nature trail, and experience our live animals up close!


10 - Monday

Delaware Mineralogical Society Lecture & Meeting
Monday, November 10, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
FREE

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


11 - Tuesday

Veterans Day Camp
Tuesday, November 11, 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!

REGISTER HERE.


15 - Saturday

Pearl Knotting Workshop hosted by The Delaware Mineralogical Society
Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$50 per person
Class Limit: 12

Bring a strand of beads (5-8 mm) that you own, or one will be supplied, and learn how to restring a necklace using knots.  Guest Instructor: Judy Barlow.  Pre-registration required by November 1, 2014.

REGISTRATION INFO HERE. 


22 - Saturday

Thanksgiving Break Breakfast
Saturday, November 22, 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
$5/person with Museum admission

Enjoy a morning at the Museum and we’ll fix breakfast for the whole family!  After a wonderful meal, enjoy live animal presentations, a craft and a stroll through the galleries and trails.  Pre-registration strongly suggested as space is limited.

REGISTER HERE.


December

29 - Saturday (November) - 24 - Wednesday (December)

Merry Happenings at the Museum
November 29 - December 24 (Ongoing)
FREE with admission; FREE for members


Enjoy the spirit of the season at the Museum!  We’ll have featured performers scheduled throughout the holiday season.  Enjoy the festive decorations, a special holiday scavenger hunt designed for the whole family, live animal presentations, and much more!
Nov. 29 – "Nutcracker" performers from First State Ballet Theatre
Dec. 6 – "Nutcracker" performers from First State Ballet Theatre
Dec. 13 – Holiday Nature Camp
Dec. 20 – Performance by Cathedral Choir School of Delaware


3 - Wednesday

Guest Bartending at BBC Tavern and Grill
Wednesday, December 3, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Invite your family and friends out to enjoy a hot-toddy in celebration of the season and support your favorite natural history museum!  Stop by BBC Tavern and Grill in Greenville from 6-9 p.m. to purchase a beverage or have a meal, and be sure to tip your server behind the bar (Museum staff and volunteers)!  All proceeds support the Museum.


5 - Friday

Movie Night at the Museum: “Elf”
Friday, December 5, 6:00 p.m. (DuPont Auditorium)
$3 for Members; $5 for non-members

Enjoy a December evening at the Museum watching the holiday classic “Elf” starring Will Farrell.  Concessions will be available for purchase outside the theater.  Pre-registration strongly suggested due to limited seating. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close immediately following the show.

REGISTER HERE.


6 & 7 - 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!


6 - Saturday

Merry Munchies at the Museum
Saturday, December 6, 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
$5 for Members; $5 + regular admission for non-members

Enjoy a very special pancake breakfast at the Museum!  Afterwards, Santa will make a special guest appearance!  Let him know if you’ve been naughty or nice.  This will make for a great photo opportunity for the whole family!

REGISTER HERE.


13 - Saturday

Holiday Nature Camp
Saturday, December 13, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$40 for members; $45 for non-members

Parents need some alone time to run holiday errands, bake, nap, or catch up on a good book?  Let us take care of the kids at the Museum!  We will enjoy the holiday season with festive games, crafts and activities!  Pre-registration strongly suggested due to limited space.

REGISTER HERE.


13 - Saturday

Star Party: Meteors
Saturday, December 13, 7 - 8:30pm
$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 sky above us in hopes of seeing the Geminid meteors.   Pre-registration strongly suggested.

REGISTER HERE.


20 & 21 - Saturday & Sunday

Movie Marathon at the Museum
Saturday, December 20, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 21, noon – 4:30 p.m.
FREE with admission; FREE for members

Enjoy a film festival dedicated to the most beloved holiday flicks!  Space is limited to first-come; first- served.


20 - Saturday

Holiday Performance:  Cathedral Choir School of Delaware
Saturday, December 20, noon – 1:30 p.m.
FREE with admission; FREE for members

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon at the Museum listening to the talented Cathedral Choir School of Delaware.


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!

Tuesday - Saturday (Closed Monday): 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. 

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