Regional Journey Gallery

Discover some of Delaware’s diverse ecosystems, who lives there, and how they survive.

While Delaware is small, its landscapes are diverse — and sometimes challenging. Across the region, trees and plants are thriving and animals are on the move.

Stroll across a giant floor map of the state and explore the diverse ecosystems in the region:

    • Temperate Forests
      Mild seasonal climates give Delaware a vibrant blend of forest landscapes
    • Bald Cypress Swamps
      Tall trees in murky waters shelter life among their feathery leaves and submerged roots
    • Bayshore Dunes
      A struggle for survival where the sea meets the sand
    • Salt Marshes
      Tides rise and fall where the ocean meets the land
    • Delaware Bay
      Lively underwater communities move to the rhythms of the currents and tides

Designated areas such as the Field Station, sponsored by the Fair Play Foundation, and the Research Headquarters, sponsored by DuPont, provide an opportunity for dialogue about scientific topics and learning what is happening in our local region and beyond.

As plans for the Delaware Museum of Nature & Science continue to evolve, exhibit designs may change. The images seen on this page are an artist’s rendering and are not the final design.