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Delaware Museum of Natural History

4840 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807-1827
+1 302-658-9111
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Many hands on activities for kids

We took 4 of our grandchildren, ages 13, 10, 8, and 4.5, and spent an engaging afternoon. Exhibits... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathleen K
A fun activity regardless of the weather

Visited the museum one cold, windy, sunny day and was enchanted by the outdoor sculptures as well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
foodieg982
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The Delaware Museum of Natural History opened to the public in 1972 to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery. As the only natural history museum in the state, the Museum welcomes more than 75,000 visitors each year to experience an African watering hole, gaze up at a giant squid, encounter a jaguar face-to-face, and marvel at the diversity of shells from around the globe. Gallery highlights also include the only permanent dinosaur collection in Delaware, a simulated coral reef, and a Science in Action paleontology lab. Throughout the year, the Museum also hosts several special exhibits on national tour.
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4840 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807-1827
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"scavenger hunt"
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"hanging from the ceiling"
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"couple of hours"
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"nature trail"
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"stuffed animals"
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"day trip"
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"dinosaur bones"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took 4 of our grandchildren, ages 13, 10, 8, and 4.5, and spent an engaging afternoon. Exhibits are well done. There are several hands on activities for kids. A variety of exhibits, all well described. The museum is small. The entry fee is high....More

Thank Kathleen K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum one cold, windy, sunny day and was enchanted by the outdoor sculptures as well as the dioramas inside. Admission was $9 per person/adult. We occupied about 90 minutes of a Saturday afternoon, and would not have done anything differently. Parking is free;...More

Thank foodieg982
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We went to this museum with a 3 and 5 year old. We arrived 2 hours before closing, and that was enough time to get to all the exhibits and not feel rushed. Good combination of hands on activities and great things to look and...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to many Natural History Museums in many locations. This one, although small, is one of the best we’ve seen. The most surprising aspect is the large number of hands-on activities for children. We visited this venue on New Year’s Day as a group...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I took my trip to Wilmington really with this as my main focus and it did not disappoint. It is small but does have a nice variety of things and shines light on things I really didn't think about before, like Mollusks. The dinosaur exhibit...More

1  Thank Corey J
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to bring children. My grandson never gets tired of going there. We have a yearly membership. A nice perk is that your membership is good at certain other museums.

Thank Ilene S
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We used our Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport today to visit the museum. The staff was courteous and engaging. Some displays were cool, most were average and nothing too spectacular. The dinosaurs were cool. I think children under 7 would really like it here. We didn't...More

1  Thank Stephen K
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Awesome little Museum. Lots of hands on for the kids, but us adults enjoyed it too. Loved the realistic sea world encased in the floor. Couldn't get a good pic because of the glare. Nice gift shop.

Thank Queennothing57
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Not a heck of a lot to see here, this caters mainly to kids and families. The museum itself is quite small and does not contain a great deal of exhibits. There is a walking trail out back, but it was too hot and humid...More

Thank simiseeu
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Very nice small museum that seems most appropriate for the younger crowd. We visited with our grand kids, ages 4 to 11. They really enjoyed themselves, both inside the museum, and walking around the grounds playing on the sculptures. We'll keep this on our list...More

Thank John B
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