This Week at Delaware State Parks

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Delaware State Parks offer exciting programs for families and individuals. Enjoy crafts, learn about Delaware's heritage or explore the parks' natural wonders. Many programs require pre-registration. Call the specific park you plan to visit for details.

Wee Have Fun Club: Cancelled this week at Bellevue State Park
Thursday, April 24, 2014
10 AM
Wee Have Fun Club: Cancelled this week at Bellevue State Park
Thursday, April 24, 2014
1 PM
Spring Zoo Camp Aftercare at Brandywine Zoo
Thursday, April 24, 2014
4 PM
Aftercare available Monday - Thursday from 4:00 - 5:30pm Fee: $40/week or $20/day.
Spring Zoo Camp 2014 (Ages 4-13) at Brandywine Zoo
Thursday, April 24, 2014
8:30 AM
Come enjoy a WILD spring break at the Brandywine Zoo! Each day of the week will have its own zoo related theme. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, songs, learning projects and more. Drop off 8:00-8:30am, Cam
An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, April 24, 2014
8 AM
The exhibit explores Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Guided Tours of Johnson Victrola Museum at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, April 24, 2014
9 AM
Early phonographs and recordings chronicle the developments of the sound recording industry and the achievements of E.R. Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company.
Biggs Museum of American Art Self-Guided Tours at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, April 24, 2014
9 AM
Permanent collection of American fine and decorative arts and changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Stories of The Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, April 24, 2014
10 AM
The Green reveals many tales from Dover’s history. Free walking tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.
Guided Tours of The Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, April 24, 2014
9 AM
Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware's capitol until 1933.
Guided Tours of Legislative Hall at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, April 24, 2014
10 AM
Free guided tours are available without reservations. Tours for more than 15 require advance scheduling; call (302)739-9194. Photo ID is required for all adults entering the building.
Earth Explorer Home School Sessions: Wild & Scenic White Clay Creek at White Clay Creek State Park
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Noon
Junior Explorers (Ages 6-9) 12:30 – 2 p.m. Senior Explorers (Ages 9-15) 2:30 – 4 p.m. Earth Explorers is a weekday nature program that runs Thursdays from September through May in five-week sessions. Session 5 (April 3 – May 1) Wild and Scenic White Clay Creek $40 per child, per session Nature Nuggets Sibling Class (Age 2-5) 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Parent or guardian must remain with group. Meets the same weeks as sessions above. For full brochure: http://www.destateparks.com/downloads/parks/WCCSP/WCCSP-Earth_Explorers_2013-14-WEB0813.pdf
Thursday Afternoon Nature Nuggets at White Clay Creek State Park
Thursday, April 24, 2014
12:45 PM
(April 3 – May 1) Ages 2-5 Parent or guardian must remain with group. Runs Thursdays afternoons in five-week sessions. $40 per child, per session Park entrance fee in effect. http://www.destateparks.com/fees/ For full brochure: http://www.destateparks.com/downloads/parks/WCCSP/WCCSP-Earth_Explorers_2013-14-WEB0813.pdf
Spring Zoo Camp 2014 (Ages 4-13) at Brandywine Zoo
Friday, April 25, 2014
8:30 AM
Come enjoy a WILD spring break at the Brandywine Zoo! Each day of the week will have its own zoo related theme. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, songs, learning projects and more. Drop off 8:00-8:30am, Cam
Guided Tours of Johnson Victrola Museum at First State Heritage Park
Friday, April 25, 2014
9 AM
Early phonographs and recordings chronicle the developments of the sound recording industry and the achievements of E.R. Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company.
An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware at First State Heritage Park
Friday, April 25, 2014
8 AM
The exhibit explores Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Biggs Museum of American Art Self-Guided Tours at First State Heritage Park
Friday, April 25, 2014
9 AM
Permanent collection of American fine and decorative arts and changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Guided Tours of Legislative Hall at First State Heritage Park
Friday, April 25, 2014
10 AM
Free guided tours are available without reservations. Tours for more than 15 require advance scheduling; call (302)739-9194. Photo ID is required for all adults entering the building.
Guided Tours of The Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Friday, April 25, 2014
9 AM
Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware's capitol until 1933.
Stories of The Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Friday, April 25, 2014
10 AM
The Green reveals many tales from Dover’s history. Free walking tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.
Arbor Day Hike at Holts Landing State Park
Friday, April 25, 2014
4 PM
Join a park naturalist at Holts Landing State Park to hike the Sea Hawk Trail. A park naturalist will help you spot birds and search for wildlife in the meadow, forest and fresh water ponds. Pre-registration required. $4 per person. Please call the In
Scales, Fangs & Fur – Animals of the Park (Spring Break Field Trips) at White Clay Creek State Park
Friday, April 25, 2014
1:30 PM
Spring Break Family Field Trips 1:30 p.m. Space is limited; please pre-register by the Friday before the program. Pack a picnic lunch and come out early to make it a day in the park. $6 per person Scales, Fangs & Fur – Animals of the Park Friday, April 25 Learn about the animals of the park by exploring furs and bones of mammals, and meeting our Nature Center’s turtles, toads and frogs!
Friends of Bellevue Big Pond Event at Bellevue State Park
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10 AM
Bring the family out for a pond party! Learn about water quality and our floating wetland, find what lives in the pond and volunteer to remove invasive species at the pond. Lunch will be provided by the Friends of Bellevue and a grant from the National
Monthly Birdwalk at Brandywine Creek Nature Center
Saturday, April 26, 2014
8 AM
Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group and provide tips and advice to all interested birders. No program fee.
33rd Annual Gary Lasako Memorial Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs and Senior Citizens at Brandywine Creek State Park, Wilmington, DE, United States
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10 AM
Presented by the Delaware Trout Association, Brandywine Creek State Park, and the Division of Fish and Wildlife. Advance registration is required. Call (302) 655-5740 for more information and registration.
Earth Day Celebration (All ages) at Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10 AM
What can YOU do to help save species? Join us for our annual Party for the Planet to learn about what you can do to make EVERY DAY Earth Day. Stop by a learning station or talk with a volunteer docent, meet live animals, and learn about your ‘Carbon Footp
Geocaching at Fresh Pond at Delaware Seashore State Park - Fresh Pond Tract
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9 AM
Learn what this popular pastime is all about and then test your new skills by finding several caches hidden within the park. Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Please call the Indian River Life-Saving Station at (302) 227-6991 to register.
Build and Fly a Kite at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Saturday, April 26, 2014
1 PM
Come build your very own kite and launch it from the beach. We will supply all materials and instruction. Ages 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult and pre-registration is required. $5 per person. Please call the Indian River Life
Birding 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9 AM
Learn the basics of bird identification, how to navigate a field guide and the proper use of binoculars. If time allows, participants will have a chance to practice their birding skills with a park naturalist. Pre-registration required. $4 per person.
Biggs Museum of American Art Self-Guided Tours at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9 AM
Permanent collection of American fine and decorative arts and changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Guided Tours of The Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9 AM
Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware's capitol until 1933.
Divided Dover: Civil War Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10 AM
Dover was a crossroads of political opinions during the "War between the States." Tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.
An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9 AM
The exhibit explores Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Delaware Goes To War at Fort Miles at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Step back in time with re-enactors in period uniforms. See firing demonstrations and combat exercises and learn about garrison life here during World War II. For more information, call (302) 644-5007. Special tours of the Battery 519 Museum are $3 per person, cash only; tickets on sale the day of the event.
Terrariums at Killens Pond State Park
Saturday, April 26, 2014
2 PM
Terrariums.Saturday, April 26.2p.m.$5/terrarium.Explore the world of the very small. We will learn about open and closed ecosystems and create our own terrariums to take home. Please call (302) 284-4299 to sign up. Please note vehicle entry fee is in effect.
Live Reptile & Amphibian Show at Killens Pond State Park
Saturday, April 26, 2014
11 AM
Live Reptile and Amphibian Shows.FREE with paid park entry fee .Sundays January 19, March 16, May 18.Saturdays February 15, March 1, 8 & 22, April 26, May 24 .11a.m.See Delaware’s native reptiles and amphibians that live at the Nature Center up close and personal! Bring your camera and your friends.
Wilderness Survival Series at the Robinson Property at White Clay Creek State Park
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10 AM
Saturdays, January 25, February 22, March 29, and April 26 10 a.m. – Noon Ages 6 and older. Spend a few Saturdays in survival mode and “live like Crusoe” at the Robinson site as we build shelters, track animals and more! Must be able to hike up a steep incline. $9 per class or $32 for all four
Biggs Museum of American Art Self-Guided Tours at First State Heritage Park
Sunday, April 27, 2014
1:30 PM
Permanent collection of American fine and decorative arts and changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Guided Tours of The Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Sunday, April 27, 2014
1 PM
Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware's capitol until 1933.
An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware at First State Heritage Park
Sunday, April 27, 2014
1:30 PM
The exhibit explores Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park
Monday, April 28, 2014
11 AM
Bellevue is a haven paved with paths and lots of areas to explore nature with your toddlers, perfect for strollers! This program, designed for children 12 months to 3 years, will introduce families to the wonders of nature. Expand your child’s cognitive a
Walk if Off! at Bellevue State Park
Monday, April 28, 2014
9 AM
Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be canc
An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware at First State Heritage Park
Monday, April 28, 2014
8 AM
The exhibit explores Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Stories of The Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Monday, April 28, 2014
10 AM
The Green reveals many tales from Dover’s history. Free walking tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.
Guided Tours of The Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Monday, April 28, 2014
9 AM
Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware's capitol until 1933.
Guided Tours of Legislative Hall at First State Heritage Park
Monday, April 28, 2014
10 AM
Free guided tours are available without reservations. Tours for more than 15 require advance scheduling; call (302)739-9194. Photo ID is required for all adults entering the building.
Guided Tours of Legislative Hall at First State Heritage Park
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
10 AM
Free guided tours are available without reservations. Tours for more than 15 require advance scheduling; call (302)739-9194. Photo ID is required for all adults entering the building.
Guided Tours of The Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
9 AM
Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware's capitol until 1933.
Stories of The Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
10 AM
The Green reveals many tales from Dover’s history. Free walking tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.
Biggs Museum of American Art Self-Guided Tours at First State Heritage Park
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
9 AM
Permanent collection of American fine and decorative arts and changing exhibitions throughout the year.
An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware at First State Heritage Park
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
8 AM
The exhibit explores Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Eco Explorers Club: Terrariums at Killens Pond State Park
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
1:30 PM
Eco-Explorers Homeschool Classes.Every other Tuesday.1:30 p.m.Ages 6 – 12 .All programs meet at the Nature Center, last an hour, and cost $3/student unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required; call (302) 284-4299. Please note vehicle entry fee is in effect.April 29.Terrariums: Make a terrarium and find out about microenvironments. $5/terrarium.May 13.Honeybees- Come learn how awesome bees are with up close photos of their activities inside the hive and learn how they pollinate flowers in an exciting game of Who Has the Pollen?.May 27.What’s in a Nest? Discuss a few different organisms that make nests, some of the creative ways they are built, and how they are used.
Pick-Up Volleyball League at Bellevue State Park
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
6 PM
People of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. There is no fee to play and pre-registrationn is not necessary. Meet at the Volleyball court near Pavilion 3.
Guided Tours of Johnson Victrola Museum at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
9 AM
Early phonographs and recordings chronicle the developments of the sound recording industry and the achievements of E.R. Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company.
An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
8 AM
The exhibit explores Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Biggs Museum of American Art Self-Guided Tours at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
9 AM
Permanent collection of American fine and decorative arts and changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Stories of The Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
10 AM
The Green reveals many tales from Dover’s history. Free walking tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.
Guided Tours of The Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
9 AM
Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware's capitol until 1933.
Guided Tours of Legislative Hall at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
10 AM
Free guided tours are available without reservations. Tours for more than 15 require advance scheduling; call (302)739-9194. Photo ID is required for all adults entering the building.
Wee Have Fun Club: Wild Flowers, Blooms & Blossoms at Bellevue State Park
Thursday, May 01, 2014
1 PM
Ages 3-5 Offered weekly on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. $4 per child. Walk-ins are
Wee Have Fun Club: Wild Flowers, Blooms & Blossoms at Bellevue State Park
Thursday, May 01, 2014
10 AM
Ages 3-5 Offered weekly on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. $4 per child. Walk-ins are
Story Time (All ages especially the young) at Brandywine Zoo
Thursday, May 01, 2014
10:30 AM
Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story time takes place in the otter circle of the main zoo and may include an activity or live animal presentation. Story time may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Fee: Free w
Biggs Museum of American Art Self-Guided Tours at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, May 01, 2014
9 AM
Permanent collection of American fine and decorative arts and changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Guided Tours of Legislative Hall at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, May 01, 2014
10 AM
Free guided tours are available without reservations. Tours for more than 15 require advance scheduling; call (302)739-9194. Photo ID is required for all adults entering the building.
Guided Tours of The Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, May 01, 2014
9 AM
Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware's capitol until 1933.
Stories of The Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, May 01, 2014
10 AM
The Green reveals many tales from Dover’s history. Free walking tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.
An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, May 01, 2014
8 AM
The exhibit explores Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Guided Tours of Johnson Victrola Museum at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, May 01, 2014
9 AM
Early phonographs and recordings chronicle the developments of the sound recording industry and the achievements of E.R. Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company.
Thursday Afternoon Nature Nuggets at White Clay Creek State Park
Thursday, May 01, 2014
12:45 PM
(April 3 – May 1) Ages 2-5 Parent or guardian must remain with group. Runs Thursdays afternoons in five-week sessions. $40 per child, per session Park entrance fee in effect. http://www.destateparks.com/fees/ For full brochure: http://www.destateparks.com/downloads/parks/WCCSP/WCCSP-Earth_Explorers_2013-14-WEB0813.pdf
Earth Explorer Home School Sessions: Wild & Scenic White Clay Creek at White Clay Creek State Park
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Noon
Junior Explorers (Ages 6-9) 12:30 – 2 p.m. Senior Explorers (Ages 9-15) 2:30 – 4 p.m. Earth Explorers is a weekday nature program that runs Thursdays from September through May in five-week sessions. Session 5 (April 3 – May 1) Wild and Scenic White Clay Creek $40 per child, per session Nature Nuggets Sibling Class (Age 2-5) 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Parent or guardian must remain with group. Meets the same weeks as sessions above. For full brochure: http://www.destateparks.com/downloads/parks/WCCSP/WCCSP-Earth_Explorers_2013-14-WEB0813.pdf
     


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