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In the 1960s, the one-room schoolhouse 112c at Iron Hill became the Iron Hill Museum. Since then, over 100,000 students have visited and enjoyed the benefit of hands-on learning. Now a new era in participatory learning is on the horizon. The proposed New Learning Center for Delaware will supplement and strengthen the social studies and science curricula of area schools and be a resource for teaching science and local history. Teachers and students, among others, will benefit from the Center’s facilities and programs, featuring Delaware’s history, archaeology, geology, wildlife and natural sciences.

Online activities will invite individuals to explore the museum and special projects in conjunction with the Center’s resources and the adjacent 335-acre Iron Hill Park.


At the new learning center for Delaware on Iron Hill, students will have hands-on experience with:

  • Archeology
  • Botany
  • Entomology
  • Geology
  • Ornithology
  • Delaware History
  • Ecology
  • Native American History

New Castle County has already contributed over $1,000,000 toward the building, roads, water, sewer and other infrastructure needed to serve this outstanding vision for a hands-on social studies and natural sciences center for Delaware. This Capital Campaign seeks to raise another $2.5 million to build the New Learning Center and create an endowment for educational programs at the learning complex. Join us in expanding opportunities for students of all ages to experience the rich heritage and natural beauty of Delaware’s Iron Hill. Become a founding benefactor of the New Learning Center for Delaware!


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