Delaware Museum of Nature and History

Museum of Nature, Sciences reopens this weekend

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

      The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science will celebrate its reopening Friday through Monday with a ribbon cutting and tours. The attraction, formerly known as a museum of natural history, is changing its name to reflect its mission of connecting Delaware citizens with the state’s natural development and the science behind it. The $10.8 million renovation started …

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Jurassic times call for Jurassic measures: DE to designate state dino

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware’s state fruit is the strawberry. The state tree is the American holly. The state flower is the peach blossom and the state beverage is milk.  Soon, Delaware may add a state dinosaur and reptile to the list.  The House Administration Committee released two bills Wednesday to designate the dryptosaurus as the state dinosaur and the green turtle as the …

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Take a first peek at new Museum of Nature and Science

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The paleozoic exhibit contains models of dinosaurs and other specimens from the past.   A lot of smiling faces are waiting to see people return to the reimagined Delaware Museum of Nature and Science next month. Some of them have a lot of really big teeth. And it’s impossible to tell whether those dinosaurs in the museum’s new Ellice & …

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She’s back: Museum of Nature and Science sets reopening events

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The old natural history museum will be reborn May 20 as the Delaware Museum of Nature & Science.   The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science will reopen with a series of events over four days from May 20 to May 23, when it will finally open its doors to the public. The Greenville museum will be the 21st century …

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A baker’s dozen of things to look forward to in 2022

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis visiting Winterthur’s Montmorenci foyer while she was First Lady.   From golf pros descending on Wilmington Country Club, to new shows and amenities at area theaters and cultural institutions, to the latest restaurant moves, Delaware has a lot to look forward to in 2022. With the end of the year fogged by a surge of COVID-19 testing …

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Delaware Museum of Natural History to reopen May 13 with new focus

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

One area of the renovated Delaware Museum of Natural History will focus on the state itself. The Delaware Museum of Natural History will finish its metamorphosis next year and reopen May 13, the day of its 50th anniversary. The $9.8 million reinvention of the museum, founded by a du Pont with a huge shell, bird and egg collection, will end …

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Delaware Museum of Natural History to reopen May 13 with new focus

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

One area of the renovated Delaware Museum of Natural History will focus on the state itself.   The Delaware Museum of Natural History will finish its metamorphosis next year and reopen May 13, the day of its 50th anniversary. The $9.8 million reinvention of the museum, founded by a du Pont with a huge shell, bird and egg collection, will …