This Week at Delaware State Parks

Friday, August 29, 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.

Keeper Talks and Animal Close Encounters at Brandywine Zoo
Friday, August 29, 2014
10 AM
Join our keepers for daily* talks about the animals here in the zoo. Or stop by a live animal demonstration for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wi
Battery 519 Museum Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Fort Miles Orientation Building
Friday, August 29, 2014
2 PM
Join an historical interpreter for a guided tour of a World War II coastal defense gun battery, and learn how and why it was built here. For ages 10+ with a paying adult. Limit 30. $5.00 per person, cash only. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.
Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Kayak Shack at the Fishing Pier
Friday, August 29, 2014
10 AM
Trained instructors lead you on a guided tour in sit-on-top kayaks as you learn about the lower Delaware Bay. Trips are for beginner paddlers, but can be strenuous depending on weather conditions. All equipment is provided. Bring drinking water and sunscreen, and be prepared to get wet. Secure shoes are required; no flip-flops. Ages 8+ with paying adult. Solo paddlers must be at least 13; children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Limit 10. $25.00 per solo kayak, $35.00 per tandem kayak. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.
Kayaking Thompson Island Nature Reserve at Delaware Seashore State Park - Tower Road Bayside
Friday, August 29, 2014
9:30 AM
Explore the shorelines of Thompson Island Nature Preserve while paddling a sit-on-top kayak. A park naturalist will guide participants around the preserve while identifying wildlife and discussing the Native American connections to the land. Pre-registration required. Age: 13 and up Cost: $35 per person
Lantern Tour of the Dover Green at First State Heritage Park: John Bell House, The Green, Dover, DE, United States
Friday, August 29, 2014
8:30 PM
Join our guides through historic Dover. Call 302.739.9194 for reservations. Hear tales of the most infamous resident of Dover’s jail, devastating fires that threatened the town, poisonings, tragic love, and the auctioning of slaves on the steps of the Old
Ginger: Summer Concert Series at Killens Pond State Park - Sports Complex
Friday, August 29, 2014
6:30 PM
Join us for our last concert of the summer series: Ginger playing 60's to today. Concerts are free with paid park entry fee.
From Field to Table: Flower Arranging 4 part series at Bellevue State Park, Arts Center
Saturday, August 30, 2014
10 AM
Join us in the 4-part series of classes to learn to grow, care for, cut and arrange your own flowers! Work with our on-site gardener and staff from programs and facilities to learn what type of flowers to plant, how to care for them and ending with cutti
Monthly Birdwalk at Brandywine Creek Nature Center
Saturday, August 30, 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.
Keeper Talks and Animal Close Encounters at Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, August 30, 2014
10 AM
Join our keepers for daily* talks about the animals here in the zoo. Or stop by a live animal demonstration for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wi
Nature's Wonders at the Campfire Circle at Cape Henlopen State Park - Campground Amphitheater
Saturday, August 30, 2014
7:30 PM
Join us at the Cape Henlopen State Park - Campground Amphitheater for stories, songs, and other fireside activities highlighting our night creatures, stargazing, and local legends. See the bulletin boards around the park or call the Nature Center at 302-645-6852 for weekly topics. Bring marshmallows and sticks for roasting after the program. Limited seating is provided. For ages 5+ with an adult. Free. Pre-reservation is not required, but call 302-645-6852 for information.
Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Fort Miles Orientation Building
Saturday, August 30, 2014
8 PM
Tour the Fort Miles Gun Battery by lantern light and experience how soldiers defended our coast during World War II. For ages 10+ with a paying adult. Limit 30. $5.00 per person, cash only. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.
Battery 519 Museum Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Fort Miles Orientation Building
Saturday, August 30, 2014
2 PM
Join an historical interpreter for a guided tour of a World War II coastal defense gun battery, and learn how and why it was built here. For ages 10+ with a paying adult. Limit 30. $5.00 per person, cash only. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.
Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Kayak Shack at the Fishing Pier
Saturday, August 30, 2014
10 AM
Trained instructors lead you on a guided tour in sit-on-top kayaks as you learn about the lower Delaware Bay. Trips are for beginner paddlers, but can be strenuous depending on weather conditions. All equipment is provided. Bring drinking water and sunscreen, and be prepared to get wet. Secure shoes are required; no flip-flops. Ages 8+ with paying adult. Solo paddlers must be at least 13; children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Limit 10. $25.00 per solo kayak, $35.00 per tandem kayak. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.
Touch Tank Creature Feature at Cape Henlopen State Park - Seaside Nature Center
Saturday, August 30, 2014
3:30 PM
Join a naturalist around the Nature Center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5+ with an adult. Free.
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the Fort at Fort Delaware State Park
Saturday, August 30, 2014
1:30 PM
Take a tour of the fort 'off the beaten track' with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about restoration challenges and initiatives. Tours limited to 15 pesons, cost $5 per person, not recommended for young children.
Live Reptile and Amphibian Show at Killens Pond Nature Center
Saturday, August 30, 2014
11 AM
Live Reptile & Amphibian Shows Free with paid park entry fee Come meet the Nature Center?s live reptile & amphibian collection up close and personal! Please call (302) 284-4299 for more information or to register. Select Saturdays at 11a.m. August 30 Select Sundays at 1p.m. August 10 & 24
S'mores and More Campfire at Killens Pond State Park - Campground Amphitheater
Saturday, August 30, 2014
9 PM
$2 per person Campground Amphitheater Join a naturalist around the campfire for a nature campfire and s?mores! Topics vary weekly. Please call (302) 284-4299 for more information or to register. August 2, 16, & 30
Holiday Hayrides at Killens Pond State Park - Campground Amphitheater
Saturday, August 30, 2014
8 PM
Holiday Hayrides Saturdays: May 24, July 5 & August 30 5, 6, 7, & 8p.m. $4 per person Meet at the Campground Amphitheater. The fields and the forest of the park await you on this relaxing ride, and you never know what animals you might see! Space is limited; please reserve your spot by calling the Nature Center by 1p.m. on Saturday. Please call (302) 284-4299 for more information or to register.
Holiday Hayrides at Killens Pond State Park - Campground Amphitheater
Saturday, August 30, 2014
7 PM
Holiday Hayrides Saturdays: May 24, July 5 & August 30 5, 6, 7, & 8p.m. $4 per person Meet at the Campground Amphitheater. The fields and the forest of the park await you on this relaxing ride, and you never know what animals you might see! Space is limited; please reserve your spot by calling the Nature Center by 1p.m. on Saturday. Please call (302) 284-4299 for more information or to register.
Holiday Hayrides at Killens Pond State Park - Campground Amphitheater
Saturday, August 30, 2014
6 PM
Holiday Hayrides Saturdays: May 24, July 5 & August 30 5, 6, 7, & 8p.m. $4 per person Meet at the Campground Amphitheater. The fields and the forest of the park await you on this relaxing ride, and you never know what animals you might see! Space is limited; please reserve your spot by calling the Nature Center by 1p.m. on Saturday. Please call (302) 284-4299 for more information or to register.
Holiday Hayrides at Killens Pond State Park - Campground Amphitheater
Saturday, August 30, 2014
5 PM
Holiday Hayrides Saturdays: May 24, July 5 & August 30 5, 6, 7, & 8p.m. $4 per person Meet at the Campground Amphitheater. The fields and the forest of the park await you on this relaxing ride, and you never know what animals you might see! Space is limited; please reserve your spot by calling the Nature Center by 1p.m. on Saturday. Please call (302) 284-4299 for more information or to register.
Mystic Warriors- Sounds of the Incas with Music from Today at Bellevue State Park, Bandshell
Sunday, August 31, 2014
6:30 PM
Spend a warm summer evening with us at Bellevue for our free Summer Concert Series. Shows take place on Thursday and Sunday evenings from June through August and feature a different band with a different sound each night. Park entrance fees in effect.
Keeper Talks and Animal Close Encounters at Brandywine Zoo
Sunday, August 31, 2014
10 AM
Join our keepers for daily* talks about the animals here in the zoo. Or stop by a live animal demonstration for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wi
Sunday Zoo Tales (All ages) at Brandywine Zoo - Otter Circle
Sunday, August 31, 2014
10:30 AM
Join us as we read a fun story about animals or nature and meet a live animal friend! Zoo Tales takes place on the second and last Sunday of the month in the Otter Circle. Zoo Tales may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Story: Z is for Zookeeper
Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Kayak Shack at the Fishing Pier
Sunday, August 31, 2014
10 AM
Trained instructors lead you on a guided tour in sit-on-top kayaks as you learn about the lower Delaware Bay. Trips are for beginner paddlers, but can be strenuous depending on weather conditions. All equipment is provided. Bring drinking water and sunscreen, and be prepared to get wet. Secure shoes are required; no flip-flops. Ages 8+ with paying adult. Solo paddlers must be at least 13; children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Limit 10. $25.00 per solo kayak, $35.00 per tandem kayak. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the Fort at Fort Delaware State Park
Sunday, August 31, 2014
1:30 PM
Take a tour of the fort 'off the beaten track' with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about restoration challenges and initiatives. Tours limited to 15 pesons, cost $5 per person, not recommended for young children.
Dinner and a Hike at Killens Pond State Park - Nature Center
Sunday, August 31, 2014
5:30 PM
Dinner & a Hike Sundays: June 29 & August 31 5:30-7:30pm $3 per person Pack a picnic dinner (in a backpack or bag) and hike with a naturalist to a beautiful waterside picnic spot to enjoy dinner & conversation with new friends. Hikes will be around 1-2 miles total (roundtrip). Please call (302) 284-4299 for more information or to register.
Thursday Story Time at the Zoo (All ages) at The Brandywine Zoo
Thursday, September 04, 2014
10:30 AM
Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story time takes place in the otter circle, in the main zoo, and may include a craft, activity, or live animal presentation. Story time may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Story: TBD Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo.
Open House Tour at Auburn Heights Preserve
Friday, September 05, 2014
1:00:00 PM
Mansion tour begins at 1 p.m. Museum tour begins at 2 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion and the Marshall Steam Museum. Pre-register by 4 p.m. the Wednesday prior to your preferred tour date. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Mansion or Museum Tour: $8 each, $14 for both
Open House Tour at Auburn Heights Preserve
Friday, September 05, 2014
2:00:00 PM
Mansion tour begins at 1 p.m. Museum tour begins at 2 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion and the Marshall Steam Museum. Pre-register by 4 p.m. the Wednesday prior to your preferred tour date. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Mansion or Museum Tour: $8 each, $14 for both
Estate Walk at Auburn Heights Preserve
Friday, September 05, 2014
12:15:00 PM
Cost: Free Enjoy a stroll around the grounds of Auburn Heights. Learn more about Auburn Heights and the Marshall family while enjoying the Victorian architecture and the beautiful grounds. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and meet in front of the Auburn Heights mansion. Parking is available in the field lot across Creek Road from the mansion.
Zoo Kids: Toddlers & PreSchool at Brandywine Zoo Education Building
Friday, September 05, 2014
10 AM
Ages 18 months – 6 years. Learn with us through age-appropriate games, crafts, stories, activities, and live animal presentations, toddlers! New themes each week, held every Tuesday and the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, September 9th –December 9th in the Education Building (15 weeks in total). Fee: $12 (includes one nonmember adult and child); $6 per child/1 adult free for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Fee includes zoo admission. Siblings under 18 months are free. Additional children or adult participants are $7/person. Register for 13 classes and save 10%! $140 nonmember (1 child/1 adult) $70 DZS members (1 child/1 adult) for 13 classes To register, please fill out our Program Registration Form OR call (302) 571-7788 ext. 209
     


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