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Delaware Museum of Natural History

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Smaller Than I thought

I came here yesterday with my cousin. It was her idea and since it was raining why not. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
retiredfrwork
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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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Small Space, Fun and Affordable

There are few experiences these days that don’t put a real dent in your pocket when trying to visit... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
178neild
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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...more
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4840 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807-1827
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here yesterday with my cousin. It was her idea and since it was raining why not. The exhibits here were very well done. We read most of the placards and they were informative. This is a perfect museum for children. My cousin was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank retiredfrwork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is centrally located to many other attractions in DE, PA, and NJ. There are tables to allow you to eat. Bring your own food, or use the vending machines. Part of the museum extends to the outdoors. Dress appropriately per the weather. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaleoGypsy
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

There are few experiences these days that don’t put a real dent in your pocket when trying to visit as a family of 5. This place is the exception at $9 per person. Well worth a stopover with young kids. There’s generally a special exhibit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 178neild
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Great place to take the family. Lots of kid activities involving history, science and nature. Beautiful minerals and shells collections. Bird and animal exhibits. Bring lunch or buy food there and have a picnic outside

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

This is a smallish museum very close to Wilmington. It has a nice flow and is mostly geared towards children with bright interactive displays. The kids will really enjoy it.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Had a good time, lots of hands on for my 6 year old. They did a dinosaur reading session and let him hold fossilized dino poop, highlight of his day!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We went for the special exhibit and wished we had more time for the permanent exhibits. Have been for a special exhibit before and found again this time that they are designed with a lot of hands-on activities for children but have limited information for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jeanne J
Reviewed 2 April 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 23 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

Date of experience: January 2018
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