Size: 18,000 sf
Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Architect: JacobsWyper Architects
Builder: Bancroft Construction Company
For the past 50 years, Delaware Museum of Natural History has welcomed visitors to its intimate, family-friendly facility just outside of Wilmington, Delaware. The Museum is committed to a reinvention to align its mission, programs, and exhibits to meet the needs of a 21st-century audience, transforming from a collections-focused organization into an entity that proactively engages community needs and interests. This project redesigns existing galleries from a diorama-based experience into a more interactive, hands-on experience and will interpret natural history as an essential component of a STEM-based educational curriculum. The Museum will move away from teaching facts about individual animals and begin to address scientific concepts based in the ecology and biodiversity of local and worldwide ecosystems.