Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Local Destination: Delaware Museum of Natural History

Only five miles outside of downtown Wilmington lies the Delaware Musuem of Natural History.  For such a small museum, it's surprisingly interesting, interactive, and informative.  Their world-class scientific collections are include more than two million shells and 112,000 bird specimens.  They also boast the only permanent dinosaur display in the state.  Visitors can experience the touch-screen safari at the African Watering Hole exhibit, wander over an Austrailian barrier reef, and come face-to-face with dinosaurs all the way from China.  Kids will really enjoy all the interactive learning in the Nature Nook located at the back corner of the museum.

The museum is open 9:30am-4:30pm Monday thru Saturday and Noon to 4:30pm on Sundays.  A regular adult ticket costs only $9.  Seniors are $8, children ages 3-17 are $7, and children under 3 are free.  Annual memberships begin at only $35.  The entire museum is one level and easy to get around in a wheelchair or with a stroller.  The museum also has a gift shop located by the front door and vending machines in the Coral Reef Canteen.  Museum parking is free.


Delaware Museum of Natural History

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