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. This exhibit is in the Iron Hill Museum, which is open upon request.
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. Some of our pieces are over 100 years old! (Please know that we do not harm animals to be part of our collection. All of our specimens have been donated to us in the 50+ years we have been a museum.)
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“Under the Sea”
We have a small sampling of shells on display to show different shell types and shapes. Be on the lookout for the Delaware state shell, the channeled whelk.
Delaware’s Prehistoric Sea Life
During the time of the dinosaurs, Delaware looked very different than it does today. The state had many varieties of mosasaur and other marine creatures. What’s a mosasaur? Come to Iron Hill Museum and find out, along with meeting the other types of creatures that were crawling along the seafloor that would eventually become Delaware. Concerning dinosaurs, Dryptosauridae and Hadrosaurus bones have also been found in the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal near the Reedy Point Bridge in Delaware City, so we are still learning new things!