Reviews of Delaware Museum of Natural History (Tourist Attraction)

4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807, United States

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REVIEWS OF Delaware Museum of Natural History IN Delaware

Jim Sebald

Fun place for kids. Great exhibits. Friendly staff.

Michael Talley

Great place to take kids. Adults can nerd out on interesting exhibits too!

Loretta Compher

We took our Pathfinder club there, the Cecil Pioneers. We were working on the Shell honor, the Bird honor, and the Mammal honor. They had very thorough displays on shells and birds. There were pictures and models of various animals. There was a "nest" where children could be baby birds. And a special visit with a turtle. The eating area had nice vending machines. Don't forget the gift shop.

Lauren Cream

Awesome little museum, great hands on exhibits, interactive sections and wonderful staff!

Tara Thistlethwaite

Great for kids, fun areas with lots of interaction. Not too big and not too small.

Ernest G

This may be a small museum but it's a quality museum. It's the perfect size for a short afternoon visit. It's really well put together; better than some large museums. You'll find well presented information for each display. Nothing is sloppy or outdated. There are displays that are interactive for children (adults to) of all ages.

jim weister

Took 4 and 7 year old grandkids and had a blast. First time there and definitely won't be the last. Much more to do and see than we thought there would be.

VintageGypsyQueen Gonzalez

Very family friendly enjoyed it great place very clean bathroom was clean and fun!

momoeight mamabear

Amazing museum. I've been to a lot of museums and I really enjoyed this one and would highly recommend it. One of the most interesting shell collections and information I've ever seen. Also a pretty remarkable collection of taxidermied birds. Some very unusual ones. There was a lot of hands on stuff for kids and several docents giving out information. The displays all had a lot of educational value and did a great job of explaining what you were looking at. Outside there were a lot of beautiful bronze animal statues, info on plants and rocks.

Sean Myers

Spectacular place. Far exceeded expectations. Smaller than expected but the quality of exhibits is top notch. Great place for a family to visit on a rainy day!

Karnaditya Rana

Wonderful place for kids! Trail behind the museum is very nice.

Kelly Trimble

Lovely place for small kids 2-6yrs old! A small interactive easy rainy or cold day must with energetic young ones.

Jamie Yayme

Had a great time here. Wish we knew dude wasn't going to be there as his we found his pin at a park one time and that's how we found out about the place and were excited to see him but it was nice we could buy a "dude" to bring home!

Florence Powell-Tucker

Fun time..paid extra for the star was not worth it. Reptile show was one snake.

Richard Shivers

Spent three hours here. My children (8 and 5) enjoyed themselves immensely. Story time was a big hit, as was meeting the animals. The museum is rather small, but still has quite a bit to offer. very kid friendly. Staff was courteous and helpful, and was very good with children.

Matt Melchior

Fun, quick trip. Nice loop trail outside, easy for my 4.5 year old. About 90 mins total to see everything (including outdoor trail).

glenn kayea

Cool and fun place to take the kids highly recommended.

Laura Hall

For what you pay to get in $9.00 a person, I was expecting way more exhibits or even a bigger building. My grandson went here last year on his field trip and it looked nice. So I thought when my grandchildren who live in VA come we'll go...I had googled free places to go and this came up. I was shocked by the price. We will not be back for quit a while if ever. I'd rather fight traffic up to DC to go to free museums. We did have a nice time via photos.....but my teens were like meh.


Great place for Kids ans Adults

Nick Alexander

Great place to take the kids locally. Prices seem a bit steep, but you will enjoy the time spent there

Ed Ruba

The displays were done to look very professional.

Faye O

Excellent place for the family. Educational and fun.

Mo A

We have visited the museum many times. It is great for kids that love exploring nature. My 8yo loves it, my 11yo gets bored here easy. Special touring exhibitions and a Nature Nook area with live animals go well with the standard animal displays.

Jason Curley

Small but great for kids. The staff was very knowledgeable and eager to answer and questions.

Kyle Boyer

My toddler son and I went during the week and he had a great time wandering around and looking at things. He really enjoyed seeing the live animals with the handlers helping explain what they were.

Glitz & Shine by Crystal

Very nice museum. Field trip for elementary. They enjoyed it.

Laird Cummings

A small but very pleasant museum, especially catering to children. A mix of traditional and innovative exhibits await.

Sachidananda Padhi

Good for elementary school students. Very small meuseum

Marc Guthrie

It's a really nice way to mix things up for the little ones. They have fun seeing the different displays and don't realize they're learning as they go.

Rohan D'Souza

Nice gem of a museum in a beautiful location.

Joseph C Deiter

Very informative. Great for young children. Wish it were bigger.

Abby Normal

My son loved learning about the different animals

Heather Gallaway

Great place to take young children. Plenty of touchable displays for the kids.

Karen Morales

We have been bringing our family here for years. Great place to explore and learn. The staff here are amazing and patient when talking to the children. They are hands on with all who come and visit. The museum is impeccably kept inside and out. Bathrooms are clean. They even have a small glassed in lounge room with vending machines for when your ready to take a snack break. They have party rooms available for that special birthday party. They also have an outdoor patio with umbrellas to sit and enjoy your lunch and or snack. Highly recommend for all ages.

Curtis Weigand

Great exhibit

Benjamin Kemp

This is great place for a Harry Potter fest! The staff is very friendly and the exhibits are interesting. There's a nice wooded area in the back where you can go on nature hikes. Parking is free and plentiful. No cafe, but there is a space where you can eat what you bring.

Shannon Cope

Attended the polar Express night. Fun time for my child.

Lutgehr Brighthammer

Good inexpensive museum.

Christine Cintron

Great place to take kids for a few hours on a rainy day! Learned a lot and did the scavenger hunt. Reaaly nice displays.

Julie Williams

Great displays of animals and Dino’s. Also, Dude the Cat is the best!

Brett Bussart

This museum is awesome. Don't let the small size fool ya, this museum is packed full of knowledge and experiences for people of all ages. They have a lot of preserved animals from all over the world and lots of information about both the animals and the regions they come from. The dinosaur exhibits are fun to see and take photographs with as well. I was able to spend the time to see all of the exhibits and read a lot of the details because we did an overnight with the cub scouts. I highly recommend visiting this museum, and visiting it this way. In addition to being able to see all of the exhibits after hours we had students from the University of Delaware we had hands on with spiders, scorpions, snakes and other live animals. My daughter and I had a wonderful time.

David Brenner

Great for adults and kids. Live animal show especially memorable to the little guys.

Dean Marino

Laid out nicely. Great place to visit.

Tabatha Brown-Flowers

I attended a class trip with my granddaughter to the museum. What an amazing time! The staff was so patient and knowledgeable, friendly. They answered the children's questions and took great detail giving them descriptions on the different scenes that we were visiting. The live insects and bugs really got the children interested. A wonderful family trip.

Lee Michel

It's small but offers a lot. Great kids atmosphere.

Sir Arnie

This is a very small museum, so keep that in mind. We were there for less than an hour. However, the exhibits were informative and touched on many different topics. Staff was friendly.

Jason Copper

Awesome and Perfect. I get to saw History and I Saw it

Mike Miller

Small, but lots of hands on exhibits for kids. Staff was great and very engaging with the kids.

Vitali Hostiuk

Very small museum representing animal world of Delaware. Nice walking trail around the museum.

Brenda Black

Nice place for kids, great learning experience for them

Michael Prasad

Nice smaller-size museum for families. One floor ADA-compliant with some outdoor exhibits in the back including a wooded area. The main permanent exhibits are a bit all over the place - North american exhibits next to South American and a polar bear in between. Good shell collection and a good bird egg collection. Space for one traveling/temporary exhibit. Good learning activities for kids but not a lot of interactive exhibits.

Ginger Pasquale

This place is really cool for the little ones. They have hands on activities with a discovery room, alot of extra little events. Prices are good, they have a little room with tables where you can eat, they have vending machines with chips sodas juice and water. Very clean, bathroom's very clean and staff very nice and extremely helpful.


A very horrible experience. It doesn't even deserve 1 star. From the moment we walked in we were followed around by security and staffed. Don't touch the pictures, stay 4 feet away from the drawings, no drinks or food allowed, stop playing with the spinner because of security reasons. This was our first time here and it is our last. I really felt that because we are latinos we were being targeted. I want everyone to know how bad we felt and how disrespectful we were treated. Maybe if we were white we would be treated differently.

E Nkemish

Nice place to take the kids to. Beautiful displays. Friendly staff

Pat Davis

Very interesting from a child point of view. So good for families. Stay very helpful

Kevin Molloy

Informative, organized, clean, friendly staff

Berridge Photography

Nice little museum for a family outing

Kare Karen

Great place to take the kids

Santosh Dheeraj

Good place for kids for sure. Not a good option for adults, and the dinosaur skeleton is completely fake. But, I appreciate the management's effort to draw more crowds by organizing events and educational day camps for kids

John E

Excellent discovery day activities for kids. Otherwise not much going on. Quite small.

Leo Gilmore

Dinasaur stuff was fun and grandkids enjoyed dinasaur hunt puzzle...

Allison Lundstrom

This is a great educational little museum. Well kept up and well staffed. It is best to visit if they have a special exhibit, otherwise it is just too small for the cost.

Stacey Cordivano

So fun for our 18m and 4year old!

Thomas O'Grady

I absolutely love this place. They have a great selection of exhibits including some articulated dinosaur fossils and a special kids area. They host many exciting events and traveling exhibits so there is always something fun. There is a nature trail behind the museum for sunny days. The museum is small so its easy for kids to get through and favorite exhibits can easily be revisited.

Daniel Cooper

Best place for kids

J Brodo

Fairly priced but very small.

Denise Correa

very clean, alot to see and do,

Mal Mikus

Great day

renee white

Over rated for a paid admission. Expected so much more.

Akash Jayaprakash

Fun but a little on the smaller side. Kids of age 4-8 will have a great time, older than that and they'll blow through pretty quickly and get cynical on you. (Ask me how I know!)

bob h

Awesome place to visit. The staff are so friendly and very cool displays.

ed ignelli

Very nice and interesting great for kids

Kyle Eppley

This a great half day. The staff is super friendly and kind. They also share exhibits with other museums so there is often something new.

Diane Saia

Took my granddaughters and they loved it. The wicked plants exhibit was the best. Very interactive. Will definately go again.

Kate Ortiz

They hosted a Girl scout overnight for is.. great staff? Great little museum.. we'll be back!

Kerith Hiatt

Perfect for school age kids, as well as the younger crew. It's pretty small, which makes it easy to see the whole museum and not get overwhelmed. There's a kids room section and lots of kid-friendly activities sprinkled throughout.

Vicki Ellis

My almost 4 year old and I love this museum. We have visited a few time and always find something fun and educational to enjoy. We were able to attend the last day of the dragons exhibit and it did not disappoint! Prices are very reasonable and I am looking forward to more visits soon. We will likely get a membership the next time we go.

Nina Everitt

Wonderful. Far better that I expected for such an out-of-the-way little museum.

Dhiman Das

Very nice place for a trip with the kids. Small and so less overwhelming.

marilyn glasgow-olowo

Nice small scale museum

Ruthie Kranz-Carl

Great for kids! They can run and explore. Special Nook programs in the summer. They l earned about a Corn Snake and got to touch it!

Matt Litz

My 6-yr old and 4-yr old really liked it here, but my 9-yr old got bored pretty quickly. It wasn't real big, but there was enough for us to spend 2 hours here. The Maya Mystery was fun, and the shell collection was neat, too. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable...and passionate, too. My little ones loved the African Savannah diorama.

Rick Orose

Great educational experience for the kids. Affordable admission and everyone can learn something new

Nick Liles

Great place for a class field trip

Dennis Brooks

Great exhibit of shells

Chris Ullian

This place was rathering interesting. I'm just a visitor here for the week but the exhibits and displays were well done. It's worth a visit!

Vince Lyons

Small museum, nice for a pleasant afternoon. Not too much to overwhelm children. Exhibits interesting enough for adults.

sirivandana valluri

It's a nice place to go on a weekend. Takes about 2hrs or less in the museum. There is also a small hiking trail to enjoy the nature after exploring the museum. You can watch different birds, butterflies and squirrels. Pinic spots are also available. When I visited the museum, they got a live breaded dragon in the display and I got to pet it. I think it is super cool! I think they don't always have it.

Brandon Dougherty

Great museum. However, education program need to be improved.

Carly Spence

It had mostly animals and other things related to nature and wildlife. Very fun definitely recommend going. It's good for all ages!!

Michelle Gleason

Museum was nice enough One of the worst field trips I've ever been on in 20+ years of field trips

Emily Shermeyer

Not what I expected. The building was huge and the grounds we're is a $9 tour. We were finished in about 30 minutes and toured VERY slowly. Not a lot to see. Seemed geared to young children/families. It's clean and well done, just very smal-

3DS Kiddies

It has lots of fun things to do

tara carbo

This is such a great museum to take your children to. I would say it's perfect for anyone ages 5 and up.. its a great museum for history and knowledge.

Heather Yacabell

A hidden gem! Well-equipped, family-friendly museum with changing exhibits each quarter. Perfect size for young children to explore both indoors and outdoors. My family loves looking at the dinosaurs and all of the other animals. The museum is also staffed by friendly people who are eager to provide information to guests. A great day of fun & learning! Definitely worth getting a family membership!

Karen Richard

Always love this place. They are always changing the children's activity room with new exciting hands on learning experiences. This time it's viruses and DNA. Another time was space. There are lots of games, interactive video screens, puzzles. The have a museum cat, Dude, who celebrated his 10th birthday today with cake, extra games and gifts for all the children. There are dinosaur fossils, beautiful gems, and lots of things for children.

Jess Tharp

We attended the Polar Express event and it was very nice. The various activities were creative and the hot chocolate lab was the best.

Dan Hawthorne

Did not visit. This is in error.

John Buffington

The hosted a party for my wife's party and went above and beyond. That's in addition to being a great little museum that my kids love!


Wonderful!! We always love going and the employees are so incredibly nice

Catherine Bosse

It was a nice place for younger kids. If it had been staffed, it would have been really nice. The desks where someone should have been were empty, cutting out the interactivity considerably. Otherwise not bad for an hour or so.

Al Mogerman

Good place for a quick walk through, nice nature trail.

Desiree Harris

There was a fly on my food

Samantha Lott

It's a lovely small natural history museum. Super cool large models of animals and a trippy coral reef floor. I attended a wedding here, and it was lovely.

Ann Marie Savini

Great place to take small children. The museum has a lot of interesting exhibits but doesn't take too long to go through.

paul d

Great for kids. Hiking trails too!

Vladimir Kovalenko

Small but nice. A lot of kids activities.

Haitham Salah

Good for kids, it is organised, birds session for kids is very fantastic. Recommended for kids 3+.

Ai Huynh

Nice museum. Our kids enjoyed it very much.

Kari Piatt

My 3 year old had a great time with my parents. The snap on dinosaur tails are so sweet.

D Howard

This was a museum we passed on the way to Longwood Garden. We decided to turn around. Everyone we questioned was knowledgeable. I enjoyed the bird egg display. It was very extensive.

Edward Goodman

Cool place ,probably more suited to children under 10

Terretta Storm

A great place to being you're children! They are also very accommodating to children with special needs! Kayla our tour guide was amazing at explaining and teaching our class! Five stars for her too!

Jes love

I brought my 11 and 13 year old here and they had a lot of fun. Displays were well done and lots to see. We enjoyed our experience.

Mathieu Plourde

Cool place to hang out with the 4 year-old. Family membership is cheap.

Terry Messner

It's nice for what it is. Not a very big museum, you'll be out of there in less than 45 minutes. They exhibits themselves are good but it would be nice if there were more of them.

Alecia Flowers

Came as a chaperone on a field trip and I had just as much fun as the kids

Ann Albosta

This is my very favorite museum! It has all the animals of this area in a display or two in this museum. The Children's Room has lots of things to touch and learn interesting tidbits for all ages. They have a display of DNA, large cardboard virus and bacteria displays. There is a dinosaur, a make elephant's head mounted at the height he would stand. ( I know, he's not from here, but still natural history). There is a lot to show about animals & shells of the area and one display stops kids in their tracks. It's about 5' X 4' of clear plastic in the floor with sand, shells & animals under it. It appears to little ones as a hole so many won't chance walking over it. So cute the first time!!

Leeta Law

This place was such a delight. There are dinosaurs out front in the parking lot area and the kids loved that and were definitely excited to go in. They have a few dioramas of animals that are nicely done. A nice nature play room that is staffed with very nice people. One was running a coloring table and another brought out a turtle for the kids to look at and pet. There were a few interactive play stations as well such as a huge eagle nest, a stream table that had a super smooth pretend stream to slide stream animals around. The traveling exhibit of the Mayan medallion was nice. I loved the tiny planetarium info piece and the ruins/caves to go exploring through. Definitely the most interactive natural science museum I have ever been to with so many hidden gems. Easily could spend 2 hours here enjoying things. They have a room to eat snacks in as well and a gift shop.

Mike Yeager

First time visiting. Staff were very friendly and helpful! Really neat place. Not crowded. We were able to take our time and enjoy. If you have younger kids, this is a must!! Many interactive kid things to do and, still educational for adults. Wish we would have taken our kids when they were younger!

Stephen Crawford

Small but a nice place to spend an hour or so. Enjoy visits

Amber Rempp

I really enjoyed the Wicked plants exhibit it was really cool and interactive. The mesuem has tons of animal taxidermy. They also have a nice gift shop. This is a good place to take pics.

Chris Thistlethwaite

Lots of kid friendly things to do. It's just big enough that there is plenty of variety in the exhibits but not overwhelming. We wandered through in about an hour, though we could've spent more time. There isn't any food there besides some vending machines. However there is an area with tables and chairs.

Leia Szychulski

Interactive activities for kids, hiking trail and nicely maintained exhibits. Not a huge place, but can definitely spend a few hours there. Reasonable price.

chilly d

Kids loved it

Fran Barhydt

Enjoyed a tour of museum exhibits. Enthralled by the Jaguar displayed in its natural habitat. That large jungle cat is magnificent... Handsome, strong, perfectly suited for the Americans... California Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, and in the rain forests of Central and South America.

J Jia

We were at the family day on 6/23. It was a great event, except one very rude staff. An elder man with glasses and off-white shirt sitting behind the desk with stones and a necklace made with stones. My 3-year old came to the desk and touched the necklace very gently. The guy said 'NO NO NO NO NO!' with very harsh tone and facial expression. So we told our son not to touch it. There are also some laminated dinosaur pictures on the desk. My son reached out for them, and again, the guy said NO NO NO NO NO, with the same tone and face. What's more, he then said “MOVE”, and used his arms to make gestures as if he were pushing us away from the desk. We were so shocked and my son burst into tears immediately. This person certainly shouldn't be allowed to work with kids. The museum should do a better job screening their employees or contractors. We complained to another staff. She apologized and gave my son a sticker. But this totally ruined our experience at the museum.

Lauren Carden

Always fun and educational

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