Welcome to Iron Hill Science Center
Delaware Academy of Science
The Iron Hill Science Center has exhibits geared towards the natural sciences of entomology (insects), paleontology (fossils), geology (earth processes with a focus on rocks and minerals), zoology (our collection of taxidermy ranges from mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish), and botany (plants).
The Delaware Academy of Science is the parent organization that owns and operates the Iron Hill Science Center.
The Iron Hill Museum (School House #112C), is the original location of the entire collections of the Delaware Academy of Science from 1967-2016. This building was built in 1923 with the sole purpose of being a center of learning for the African American students that lived in and around Iron Hill Village. If you would like to see this building and the current exhibits within the school house, please ask at the Science Center for a staff member to take you over to see it.
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This Month at Iron Hill
Acknowledgement of Support
Thank you to these organizations that have been helping the Iron Hill Museum & Science Center through this global pandemic for the 2021 year.
Funding has been provided from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Delaware Humanities as part of the 2021 American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.
Funding has been provided by the Newark Morning Rotary and United Way through grants and generous donations.
Funding has been provided from New Castle County in 2021 for our Iron Hill Powwow. Councilwoman Diller continues to be a long term supporter of the work here at Iron Hill Museum & Science Center, and for that we thank her and her office dearly for all of her years of service.