The Delaware Museum of Natural History will raise its admission prices $1 on June 1. Admission for kids ages 3-17 will go up from $5 to $6. Adult admissions will increase from $7 to $8 and seniors from $6 to $7. Children ages 2 and younger get in free.
The Delaware Museum of Natural History is increasing admission prices by $1 in order to continue providing high-quality educational exhibits and programs," says spokesperson Teresa Messmore. "Unlike gas prices, which seem to be rising daily, the Museum raises its admission infrequently. The last increase was in 2009 and before then was in 2005."
"As a non-profit 501(c)(3) institution, the Museum relies on the generosity of members, donors, foundations, and corporations to support its mission," she added. "Admission revenue accounts for only a small percentage (8%) of the Museum’s budget, yet this increase will help defray some of the rising operating costs."