SPECIAL EXHIBITS

The Delaware Museum of Natural History enhances the visitor experience by hosting several traveling exhibits each year. This added benefit in the spacious Ederic Exhibit Hall broadens the scope of natural history content beyond what is covered in the Museum’s permanent displays. The changing material inspires specialized programming in the Education Division, with accompanying choices in Summer Camp and education classes.


Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure
January 25, 2014 - May 26, 2014

Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure offers an engaging story, exhibits, and activities that will introduce you to the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the kiwi. Join Charlie as he travels back in time to the age of the dinosaurs to discover the kiwi's ancestors and evidence for how evolution works.  Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure, funded by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, is a project of the New York Hall of Science, the University of Michigan, the Miami Science Museum, and the North Museum of Natural History & Science.


BUGS: Outside the Box
June 14, 2014 - 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.  Created by Outhouse Exhibit Services.


Titanoboa: Monster Snake
September 27, 2014 - January 25, 2015


From a fossil bed deep within Colombia’s Cerrejón coal mine emerges Titanoboa, the largest snake ever found. This Paleocene reptile—from the epoch following the dinosaurs’ demise—stretches our concept of what a snake can be. At 48 feet, this mega snake was longer than a school bus and was at the top of the monster-eat-monster food chain.  Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Smithsonian Channel, and the Florida Museum of Natural History, Titanoboa: Monster Snake is an amazing look at a lost world and the incredible creatures that inhabited it.

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