Delaware Museum of Nature & Science Metamorphosis
The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science recently underwent a major 17-month metamorphosis, reimagining its existing main galleries, exhibits, and building systems. Formally known as the Delaware Museum of Natural History, the rebranded museum features interactive ecosystem-based engagements allowing visitors of all ages to discover, examine, and uncover the wonders of science in the natural world.
OwnerDelaware Museum of Nature & Science
Design ProfessionalJacobsWyper Architects
MarketCommunity + Recreation
Originally constructed in 1972, the museum needed repairs as many exhibits had been in place for nearly 50 years. Bancroft Construction was hired as the Construction Manager for renovations, which would ultimately be part of a larger $10,800,000 project. Bancroft’s scope of work included installing a new sprinkler system throughout the facility, adding an exterior pumphouse, bathroom renovations, new lighting and sounds system, and extensive architectural work to the museum exhibition spaces and displays, many of which had stood untouched for nearly 50 years.
DCA Excellence in Construction Awards 2022