Please Touch Wall
Ever wanted to know what a turtle shell felt like? Or what a piece of petrified wood looked like. Stop by the Please Touch wall and see these and much more. Kids love it!
The Lenape People
The Lenape people lived in harmony with their surroundings and found everything they needed in the woods around them. See what materials they used, and how they were used, to live a life without electricity, telephones, televisions, or any of our modern conveniences.
Rocks and Minerals
Iron Hill houses part of the du Pont Rock and Mineral collection, as well as other collections from Delawareans over the decades. With the first portion of the collection being donated to the museum in the 1960’s, this beautiful collection displays rocks and minerals from around Delaware and around the world. Learn about the different types of rocks and how to identify different minerals.
Fluorescent Rock Room
*THIS EXHIBIT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION.* These rocks look like any old rock you would find anywhere, but shine ultraviolet lights on them and watch them glow! These fluorescent minerals turn bright red, green, purple, and much more! See the radioactive marbles and gum plates! Don’t miss this display!
See bears, turtles, deer, turkeys, hawks, foxes, and much more in the Museum & Science Center’s collection of taxidermy specimens.
“Under the Sea”
We have a small sampling of shells still on display to show different shell types and shapes.
Delaware’s Prehistoric Sea Life
Although Delaware never had dinosaurs, we did have many varieties of mosasaur. What’s a mosasaur? Come to Iron Hill Museum and find out! Find out what other types of creatures were crawling along the seafloor that would eventually become Delaware.