If you plan on visiting the Delaware state, then you are going to want to plan out some activities for the family. Delaware is rich in history, so one of the most popular things to do in Delaware is to visit museums.
Take the family to visit the Hagley Museum. At the Hagley Museum you can learn about the old DuPont Company. You will get to see the all of the working machinery. Gardens on the property have been restored to their natural splendor. Located in Brandywine, Delaware the Hagley Museum is a great place to learn about the science, history, and technology.
Hagley Museum & Library
Route 141 (GPS: 200 Hagley Road)
Wilmington, DE 19807
Hours: Open daily, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults $11, Students and Seniors $9, Children ages 6-14 $4, Children under 6 FREE
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE 19807
Open: Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, noon – 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults $6, Children ages 3-17 $5,
Seniors (60+) $4, Children under 2 FREE
The Delaware Museum of Natural History opened in 1972 to let people about the natural world through exploration and discovery. The only permanent dinosaur display is located here at this museum. The museum also has a coral reef and more.
Visitors can also see giant animals up close and personal. Children can visit the interactive discovery room. While visiting the museum you can see nature films and do a little shopping.
You can also take a walk on a nature trail. “The Delaware Museum of Natural History’s purpose is to help develop a caring society that respects and values our planet.”
Delaware Historical Society
505 Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Open: Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults $4; Seniors (65+), Students, and Military Personnel $3;
Youth (3-18) $2; Children under 3 FREE
Get to know Delaware’s past history at the Delaware History Museum. There is a renovated store where you can buy items for very cheap. Families can see three different galleries. Exhibits are interactive. You can learn about how people lived back then and look at items that were used in everyday life, such as, Children toys and paintings. The gift shop has handcrafted items and souvenirs for purchase.
These museums are sure to educate and entertain people of all ages.