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Delaware Museum of Natural History

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Nice for kids

This is a smallish museum very close to Wilmington. It has a nice flow and is mostly geared... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Eisite59
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Small but fun

Had a good time, lots of hands on for my 6 year old. They did a dinosaur reading session and let... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
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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 24 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

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Reviewed 11 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.

Thank Eisite59
Reviewed 9 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!

Thank Anonymous A
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

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

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Reviewed 24 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

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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
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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