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The Delaware Academy of Science is open from 10AM to 5PM, Tuesday through Friday, and from 12 noon until 4PM on Saturday.

Sunday & Monday, we are closed.


The Delaware Academy of Science is open to the public at our Iron Hill Science Center location:

115 Robert L. Melson Lane
Newark, DE 19702

While GPS is a good tool, unfortunately most systems have yet to incoporate our new location. To find us, please put in "Iron Hill Park" for your GPS destination. As you turn onto the road for the Park, you will see a small sign for the Iron Hill Science Center. The building will be on your left approximately 100 yards after you turn onto Robert L. Melson Lane.

For those of you who prefer written directions, they are as follows:

From points north in Pennsylvania, take I-95 south into Delaware. Follow I-95 south to Exit 1-A, for Delaware Rt. 896 South, and take the exit. Once on DE 896 South, turn right at the first traffic light onto Old Baltimore Pike. Once on Old Baltimore Pike, drive about 0.75 miles until you see the sign for Iron Hill Park and the Iron Hill Science Center, and turn right. The building will be on your left after approximately 100 yards.

From points north in New Jersey, take the New Jersey Turnpike south to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Once over the bridge and through the toll, keep to the left and follow signs to get onto I-95 South for Newark/Baltimore. 
Follow I-95 south to Exit 1-A, for Delaware Rt. 896 South, and take the exit. Once on DE 896 South, turn right at the first traffic light onto Old Baltimore Pike. Once on Old Baltimore Pike, drive about 3/4 of a mile until you see the sign for Iron Hill Park and the Iron Hill Science Center, and turn right. The building will be on your left after approximately 100 yards.

From points south, take I-95 north to exit 109-B, for Maryland Rt. 279 North. Follow MD 279 North for about 1.5 miles, then turn right onto Otts Chapel Road. Follow Otts Chapel Road for about 2.3 miles, then turn left at the light for Old Baltimore Pike. Follow Old Baltimore Pike for about 0.9 miles, then turn left onto Robert L. Melson Lane. It's the first left after the Iron Hill Schoolhouse Museum.
Once on Robert L. Melson Lane, the building will be on your left after approximately 100 yards. (Note: This route takes you around the Delaware toll. If you don't mind paying the $4, just stay on I-95 north to Exit 1-A in Delaware for DE Rt. 896 South, and follow the "From Points North" directions from there.)



 

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Getting to the Museum
(OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! SEE DIRECTIONS AT LEFT TO VISIT THE SCIENCE CENTER, OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC)

Aerial Map of Iron Hill
   Museum Admission

General Admission

$2.00 per person
Children under 6 years Free
Seniors Free
Students $2.00 per person
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1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702  |  Ph: 302-368-5703  Fax: 302-369-4287
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm; Saturday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Page last updated January 21, 2016.