This Week at Delaware State Parks

Friday, July 25, 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, July 25, 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 somthing new to learn about one of o
Battery 519 Museum Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Fort Miles Orientation Building
Friday, July 25, 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, July 25, 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.
Beat the Heat! at Cape Henlopen State Park - Seaside Nature Center
Friday, July 25, 2014
3 PM
Catch a break from the dog days of summer in one of our exciting indoor programs on crabs, sharks, Cape history, or other cool topics. See the park's bulletin boards or call the Nature Center at 302-645-6852 for weekly topics. For ages 5+ with an adult. Limit 40. Free. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852.
Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park - Seaside Nature Center
Friday, July 25, 2014
9 AM
Search the shallows of Delaware Bay using a seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes (no flip-flops). For ages 5+ with a paying adult. No reservations - tickets are available the day of the program at the Nature Center; six ticket maximum per group. Limit 30. $5.00 per person. Call 302-645-6852 for information.
NEW! Geocaching at Fresh Pond at Delaware Seashore State Park - Fresh Pond State Park-Hickman Road entrance
Friday, July 25, 2014
1:30 PM
Learn what this popular pastime is all about and then test your new skills by finding several caches hidden within the park. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. $6 per person
NEW! Sea Glass Jewelry-Part II at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Friday, July 25, 2014
10 AM
Make a set of earrings to match your sea glass pendant! Once you’ve mastered Sea Glass I, learn another wire-wrap technique that is a bit more challenging. Pre-registration required. Age: 12 and up $15 per person
Seining the Bay at Delaware Seashore State Park - New Road Bayside
Friday, July 25, 2014
1:30 PM
Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes must be worn. Pre-registration required. Age: 3 and up Cost: $4 per person
Kayaking "Station Cove" at Delaware Seashore State Park - Savages Ditch
Friday, July 25, 2014
9:30 AM
Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay and catch a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along the way, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem. Participants will receive basic kayaking instruction and all equipment. Pre-registration required. Age: 13 and up Cost: $35 per person
Wild CRAB Chase! at Delaware Seashore State Park - South Inlet Bathhouse
Friday, July 25, 2014
8:30 PM
We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to seek out the elusive, nocturnal host crab. Bring a flashlight to assist you in spotting them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Age: All Cost: FREE
NEW! The Inlet Bridge: A Hike Through History at Delaware Seashore State Park - South Inlet Bathhouse
Friday, July 25, 2014
1:30 PM
Hike across the Charles W. Cullen Bridge and learn about how the inlet impacted the history of Delaware’s coast and how natural forces and human activity shaped it into what it is today. Meet at the Delaware Seashore State Park - South Inlet Bathhouse. FREE
Sunset SUP Yoga at Fenwick Island State Park - Assawoman Day Use Area
Friday, July 25, 2014
7:30 PM
Relieve the week’s stress by attending this up-and-coming type of yoga class: Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga. This program will also be led by Tricia Murray and is FREE of charge. Donations are welcomed and will be used to support and maintain Fenwick Island State Park. A limited number of paddleboards are available but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Pre-registration required.
Presbyterian Cemetery Lantern Tour at First State Heritage Park: Johnson Victrola Museum, South New Street, Dover, DE, United States
Friday, July 25, 2014
8:30 PM
Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries. On this tour you will visit by lantern light the Presbyterian Chu
Hands-on Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park
Friday, July 25, 2014
All Day
Meet the Fort blacksmith and learn how to make wrought iron items the way it was done 150 years ago. Cost $5-- participants must be 8 years or older. Sign up for a time slot at island visitor center desk upon arrival.
NEW! Sea Glass Jewelry-Part II at Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park
Friday, July 25, 2014
10 AM
Make a set of earrings to match your sea glass pendant! Once you’ve mastered Sea Glass I, learn another wire-wrap technique that is a bit more challenging. Pre-registration required. Age: 12 and up $15 per person
Summer Concert at Killens Pond State Park - Sports Complex Bandshell
Friday, July 25, 2014
6:30 PM
Join us for a free (with paid park entry) summer concert. Refreshments and Raffle Tickets are sold by the Friends of Killens Pond. We hope to see you soon! Call (302) 284-4299 between 4 & 5:30pm on Friday for inclement weather changes.
Delaware's Best Ghost Stories with Ed Okonowicz at Port Penn Interpretive Center, Port Penn Road, Middletown, DE, United States
Friday, July 25, 2014
7 PM
Hear ghost stories and legends from Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore, including Big Lizz, Patty Cannon, Woodburn (Delaware's haunted governor's mansion), Fiddler's Bridge, Fort Delaware....and many more.
Evening Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour at Trap Pond State Park - Boat House
Friday, July 25, 2014
5 PM
Evening Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour Fridays 5 p.m. Come out and enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the Baldcypress Tree. Enjoy a relaxing and informative one ho
From Field to Table: Flower Arranging 4 part series at Bellevue State Park, Arts Center
Saturday, July 26, 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, July 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.
Trail Challenge: Indian Springs Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park, Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, DE, United States
Saturday, July 26, 2014
10 AM
Finish your Trail Challenge adventure at Brandywine Creek by taking a guided 1.9 mile hike through Tulip Tree Nature Preserve, up and down hills offering beautiful views of the Brandywine. $3 per person
Keeper Talks and Animal Close Encounters at Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, July 26, 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 somthing new to learn about one of o
Volunteer Open Houses at Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, July 26, 2014
3 PM
The Brandywine Zoo Education Department is looking for dedicated individuals 16 years of age and older who are mature, responsible, motivated, knowledgeable, enjoy working with and can engage the public (particularly children), likes the outdoors, and are
Nature's Wonders at the Campfire Circle at Cape Henlopen State Park - Campground Amphitheater
Saturday, July 26, 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, July 26, 2014
8:30 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, July 26, 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, July 26, 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, July 26, 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.
Yoga on the Beach at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Saturday, July 26, 2014
8:15 AM
Get your day off to a great start and join us at the Life-Saving Station for a free yoga class on the beach, led by Tricia Murray of Balance Yoga & Wellness Studio. FREE program. Donations are welcomed and will be used to support and maintain the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum.
6th Annual Seafood and Arts Festival at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Marina
Saturday, July 26, 2014
10 AM
Held at the Indian River Marina, this festival spotlights local artists and features a variety of seafood dishes in a family atmosphere with fun for everyone! FREE
Hands-on Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park
Saturday, July 26, 2014
All Day
Meet the Fort blacksmith and learn how to make wrought iron items the way it was done 150 years ago. Cost $5-- participants must be 8 years or older. Sign up for a time slot at island visitor center desk upon arrival.
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the Fort at Fort Delaware State Park
Saturday, July 26, 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.
African American Fort Delaware Uncovered at Fort Delaware State Park
Saturday, July 26, 2014
1 PM
Join Roberta Perkins and Jeanne Corman to learn about African American citizens who were a part of Fort Delaware's history. Often overlooked and always difficult to research, they were a key part of the workings of Fort Delaware.
Yoga on the Beach at Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, July 26, 2014
8:15 AM
Get your day off to a great start and join us at the Life-Saving Station for a free yoga class on the beach, led by Tricia Murray of Balance Yoga & Wellness Studio. FREE program. Donations are welcomed and will be used to support and maintain the Indian
New Moon Hike at Killens Pond State Park - Campground Amphitheater
Saturday, July 26, 2014
9 PM
By the Moon Hikes Select Saturdays 9p.m. $2 per person Meet at the Campground Amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. Whether by Full or New (No) Moon, the forest is a different world after dark. Hikes last between 1-1.5hours. Hikes occur
Live Reptile and Amphibian Show at Killens Pond State Park - Campground Amphitheater
Saturday, July 26, 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! Select Saturdays at 11a.m. May 24 & 31, June 14 & 28, July 26, August 30 Select Sundays at 1p.m. Ju
Soil Alive! at Killens Pond State Park - Nature Center
Saturday, July 26, 2014
4 PM
4p.m. $3 per person Learn the techniques used by scientists to study the microscopic insects in our soil. Then, use these techniques to catch and view these critters for yourself.
Sunset Kayak at Lums Pond State Park - Area 2, Boat House
Saturday, July 26, 2014
6:30 PM
Paddle into the sunset on a guided tour. Experience the change from night to day on the water. Suitable for beginning paddlers - instruction provided. Rain date is the following day. Cost is $20 per person
Wildlife from the Water at Trap Pond State Park - Boat House
Saturday, July 26, 2014
10 AM
Wildlife from the Water Saturdays 10 a.m. One of the best places to see wildlife is right along the water's edge. What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals fee
Boating through History at Trap Pond State Park - Boat House
Saturday, July 26, 2014
2 PM
Boating through History Saturdays 2 p.m. Trap Pond became one of Delaware’s first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 adult, $3 child Fridays 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
Art Under the Clouds at White Clay Creek State Park
Saturday, July 26, 2014
3 pm
Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center: Learn to "read the sky" by recognizing various cloud types and formations as weather indicators. Then use watercolors to paint by some of your own. $4 per person. Register by noon on Friday before for a $1 discount. Call 302-368-6900.
Spokey Speaky- Roots Reggae at Bellevue State Park, Bandshell
Sunday, July 27, 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.
Flint Woods Sundae Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park, Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, DE, United States
Sunday, July 27, 2014
10 AM
Enjoy a cool hike with sweet treat. We’ll explore the Flint Woods Nature Preserve and end with a scoop of ice cream at the Nature Center. $3 per person
Keeper Talks and Animal Close Encounters at Brandywine Zoo
Sunday, July 27, 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 somthing new to learn about one of o
Sunday Zoo Tales at Brandywine Zoo - Otter Circle
Sunday, July 27, 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 the second and last Sunday of the month. Story: Vulture Verses, love poems for the unloved by Diane Lang Fee: Free with paid admission
Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Kayak Shack at the Fishing Pier
Sunday, July 27, 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.
Yoga on the Beach at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Sunday, July 27, 2014
8:15 AM
Get your day off to a great start and join us at the Life-Saving Station for a free yoga class on the beach, led by Tricia Murray of Balance Yoga & Wellness Studio. FREE program. Donations are welcomed and will be used to support and maintain the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum.
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the Fort at Fort Delaware State Park
Sunday, July 27, 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.
Hands-on Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park
Sunday, July 27, 2014
All Day
Meet the Fort blacksmith and learn how to make wrought iron items the way it was done 150 years ago. Cost $5-- participants must be 8 years or older. Sign up for a time slot at island visitor center desk upon arrival.
Yoga on the Beach at Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park
Sunday, July 27, 2014
8:15 AM
Get your day off to a great start and join us at the Life-Saving Station for a free yoga class on the beach, led by Tricia Murray of Balance Yoga & Wellness Studio. FREE program. Donations are welcomed and will be used to support and maintain the Indian
Dinner and a Paddle at Killens Pond State Park - Nature Center
Sunday, July 27, 2014
5:30 PM
Dinner & a Paddle Sundays: May 25 & July 27 5:30 – 7:30p.m. $10 per paddler Bring a picnic dinner for the family to enjoy on the deck of the Nature Center. Then paddle the pond with a Naturalist keeping an eye open for turtles and birds of prey.
Historic Town Tour at Port Penn Interpretive Center, Port Penn Road, Middletown, DE, United States
Sunday, July 27, 2014
2 PM
Join us on a walk through town to learn the history of the buildings that shaped the Port Penn community. A kid's scavenger hunt makes it fun for all ages
Pontoon Grab Bag at Trap Pond State Park
Sunday, July 27, 2014
2 PM
Pontoon Grab Bag Sundays 2 p.m. Come out on Sunday afternoons and learn about a different subject each week. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend every week. $6 adult, $3 child Fridays 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. an
Aquatic Mammals at Trap Pond State Park - Boat House
Sunday, July 27, 2014
10 AM
Aquatic Mammals Sundays 10 a.m. Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 adult, $3 child Fridays 5 p.m. Satu
Extreme Sports Day Camp at Bellevue State Park - Bellevue State Park
Monday, July 28, 2014
Travel to different sites each day for exciting activities such as kayaking, paint balling, surfing, rock climbing, zip-lining at Lums Pond (Height requirement 4'7") and more! Safety and team building are also important parts to this awesome camp. No expe
Amazing Race Rec Camp at Bellevue State Park, Carr Road, Wilmington, DE, United States
Monday, July 28, 2014
Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park. Activities relate to the weekly themes.
Keeper Talks and Animal Close Encounters at Brandywine Zoo
Monday, July 28, 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 somthing new to learn about one of o
Discover Boating Day Camp at Killens Pond State Park
Monday, July 28, 2014
Summer Day Camps Day camps run from 8:30a.m. to 4p.m. at the Nature Center on a weekly basis. Before and after care are available at an additional cost. Registration opens January 2. Call (302) 284-4299 for more information or to register your child
Naturalist Lunch Bunch at Lums Pond State Park - Nature Center
Monday, July 28, 2014
11:30 AM
Cost: $30 per week Pack a lunch and stay an extra hour with the naturalists for a picnic, story and fun time. Pick up is at 12:30.
International Tiger Day at Brandywine Zoo
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10 AM
Celebrate our Amur tiger Zhanna and International Tiger Day! The goal of this day is to promote a global protection of tiger habitats as well as raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues. Stop by a learning station, talk with a zoo
Keeper Talks and Animal Close Encounters at Brandywine Zoo
Tuesday, July 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 somthing new to learn about one of o
Hayrides on the Beach at Cape Henlopen State Park - Campground Parking Lot
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
6 PM
Experience the park on a 45-minute hayride. Tours meet at the campground and travel through the park, including on the ocean beach. No prereservation - tickets go on sale at the Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets cannot be purchased at the campground. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5.00 per person. Call 302-645-6852 for information.
Hayrides on the Beach at Cape Henlopen State Park - Campground Parking Lot
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
5 PM
Experience the park on a 45-minute hayride. Tours meet at the campground and travel through the park, including on the ocean beach. No prereservation - tickets go on sale at the Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets cannot be purchased at the campground. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5.00 per person. Call 302-645-6852 for information.
World War II Games for Kids at Cape Henlopen State Park - Fort Miles Orientation Building
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10 AM
Calling children ages 8-12 for fun learning games about World War II! Learn how to use hand signals, perform concealment exercises, crack codes, make firing trajectories, and much more. Limit 12. $3.00 per child, cash only. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.
Tour the Big Gun at Cape Henlopen State Park - Fort Miles Orientation Building
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
3:30 PM
Visit the 12-inch gun room in Battery 519 and learn what it took to fire this heavy artillery. For ages 7+ with paying adult. Limit 30. $2.50 per person, cash only. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.
Sunset Kayak Eco-Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Kayak Shack at the Fishing Pier
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
6:30 PM
Look for evening wildlife as you paddle Delaware Bay at dusk. Trips are for beginning 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. All paddlers must be at least 13. Children under 18 must be accompanied by paying adult. Limit 10. $25.00 per solo kayak, $35 per tandem kayak. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.
Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park - Seaside Nature Center
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
9:30 AM
Discover why bottlenose dolphins swim off our beaches, then search for them from our shore overlook. For ages 7+ with a paying adult. Limit 20. $2.00 per person. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.
NEW! Surfmen Superheroes at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10 AM
The surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service were idolized as heroes of their time. Have some good old-fashioned fun and explore how they influenced pop culture around the turn-of-the-century. Pre-registration required. Ages 4 and up. $4 per child
Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Marina Park Office
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10 AM
An introduction to everything that you need to know to begin catching these tasty crustaceans on your own! Catch and release only. Pre-registration required. Age: 6 and up Cost: $6 per person
Kayaking "Station Cove" at Delaware Seashore State Park - Savages Ditch
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
9:30 AM
Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay and catch a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along the way, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem. Participants will receive basic kayaking instruction and all equipment. Pre-registration required. Age: 13 and up Cost: $35 per person
Wild CRAB Chase! at Fenwick Island State Park Bathhouse
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
8:30 PM
We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to seek out the elusive, nocturnal host crab. Bring a flashlight to assist you in spotting them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Age: All Cost: FREE
NEW! Surfmen Superheroes at Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10 AM
The surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service were idolized as heroes of their time. Have some good old-fashioned fun and explore how they influenced pop culture around the turn-of-the-century. Pre-registration required. Ages 4 and up. $4 per child
Crabbing 101 at Indian River Marina Park Office, Delaware Seashore State Park
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10 AM
An introduction to everything that you need to know to begin catching these tasty crustaceans on your own! Catch and release only. Pre-registration required. Age: 6 and up Cost: $6 per person
Pick-Up Volleyball League at Bellevue State Park - court near Pavilion 3
Wednesday, July 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.
Lunchtime Concert John and June Gallagher at Bellevue State Park, Arts Center Patio
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Noon
Lunchtime Concerts are every other Wednesday Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at (30
Keeper Talks and Animal Close Encounters at Brandywine Zoo
Wednesday, July 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 somthing new to learn about one of o
Battery 519 Museum Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Fort Miles Orientation Building
Wednesday, July 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.
Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Fort Miles Orientation Building
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
8:30 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.
Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Kayak Shack at the Fishing Pier
Wednesday, July 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.
Ghost Crab Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park - Seaside Nature Center
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
8:30 PM
Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans of the night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them as we learn why they are active at night. For Ages 7+ with a paying adult. Limit 20. $5.00 per person. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.
Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park - Seaside Nature Center
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
9 AM
Search the shallows of Delaware Bay using a seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes (no flip-flops). For ages 5+ with a paying adult. No reservations - tickets are available the day of the program at the Nature Center; six ticket maximum per group. Limit 30. $5.00 per person. Call 302-645-6852 for information.
Snakes and Turtles at Cape Henlopen State Park - Seaside Nature Center
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
2 PM
Learn about our local reptiles in this hands-on program for the entire family. For ages 5+ with a paying adult. Limit 40. $3.00 per person. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852.
NEW! From Beach to Bay at Delaware Seashore State Park - Burton Island Trailhead
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
1:30 PM
Learn about the variety of habitats and plant communities that exist in a barrier island environment. A naturalist will lead the way between the beach, the inlet, and Burton Island Nature Preserve. Pre-registration required. Cost: $4 per person
Marsh Walk at Delaware Seashore State Park - Campground Camp Store
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
1:30 PM
Get ready to get muddy! Explore an expansive salt march and learn about the importance of wetlands while searching for fiddler crabs, diamondback terrapins, and periwinkle snails. Closed-toe shoes must be worn. Pre-registration required. $4 per person
Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
8 PM
Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up Cost: $10 per person
Nautical Accessories at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
1:30 PM
This is “knot” your typical vacation souvenir! Make your own Turks Head bracelet, Monkey Fist keychain, or nautical knot necklace. Call ahead to find out which one will be taught each week. Pre-registration required. Age: 12 and up Cost: $10 per person
Birding with a Naturalist at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
9:30 AM
Birders of all ages and abilities are invited to survey birds common to coastal Delaware with a park naturalist! Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station for a short introductory talk on common species and then head out to the field (by car) with field guides, a spotting scope and binoculars/ Cost: $4 per person
Sea Glass Jewelry-Part I at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
10 AM
Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Age: 12 and up Cost: $15 per person
Seining the Bay at Delaware Seashore State Park - New Road Bayside
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
1:30 PM
Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes must be worn. Pre-registration required. Age: 3 and up Cost: $4 per person
Kayaking "Station Cove" at Delaware Seashore State Park - Savages Ditch
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
9:30 AM
Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay and catch a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along the way, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem. Participants will receive basic kayaking instruction and all equipment. Pre-registration required. Age: 13 and up Cost: $35 per person
Nautical Accessories at Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
1:30 PM
This is “knot” your typical vacation souvenir! Make your own Turks Head bracelet, Monkey Fist keychain, or nautical knot necklace. Call ahead to find out which one will be taught each week. Pre-registration required. Age: 12 and up Cost: $10 per pe
Sea Glass Jewelry-Part I at Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
10 AM
Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Age: 12 and up Cost: $15 per person
Lantern Tour at Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
8 PM
Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up Cost: $10 per person
Birding with a Naturalist at Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
9:30 AM
Birders of all ages and abilities are invited to survey birds common to coastal Delaware with a park naturalist! Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station for a short introductory talk on common species and then head out to the field (by car) with fie
3rd Annual Waterpark Luau at Killens Pond State Park - Waterpark
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
6 PM
$3 per person Bring your family and friends for our second annual Waterpark Luau! Enjoy this tropical themed evening filled with music, games and delicious food!
The Acoustic Jam- Easy listening from Crosby, Stills and Nash to James Taylor at Bellevue State Park, Bandshell
Thursday, July 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
Thursday, July 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 somthing new to learn about one of o
Thursday Story Time at the Zoo (All ages especially the young) at Brandywine Zoo - Otter Circle
Thursday, July 31, 2014
10:30 AM
Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story time takes place in 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: Tiger
World War II Games for Kids at Cape Henlopen State Park - Fort Miles Orientation Building
Thursday, July 31, 2014
10 AM
Calling children ages 8-12 for fun learning games about World War II! Learn how to use hand signals, perform concealment exercises, crack codes, make firing trajectories, and much more. Limit 12. $3.00 per child, cash only. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.
Artillery Demonstration at Cape Henlopen State Park - Fort Miles Orientation Building
Thursday, July 31, 2014
3:30 PM
Join our historical interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces! Free. Call 302-645-6852 for information.
Junior Nature Rangers at Cape Henlopen State Park - Seaside Nature Center
Thursday, July 31, 2014
3 PM
Learn about the wildlife and nature of Cape Henlopen through hands-on games, crafts, and exploration. Each week offers a new topic for children ages 6-9. Limit 12 children. $3.00 per child. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852.
Ghost Crab Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park - Seaside Nature Center
Thursday, July 31, 2014
8:30 PM
Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans of the night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them as we learn why they are active at night. For Ages 7+ with a paying adult. Limit 20. $5.00 per person. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.
Beachcombing the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park - Seaside Nature Center
Thursday, July 31, 2014
9:30 AM
Walk the bay beach in search of shells, crabs, and other bay life, and have all your aquatic questions answered! For ages 5 and up with paying adult. Limit 20. Free. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852.
Build and Fly a Kite at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Thursday, July 31, 2014
1:30 PM
Build your very own kite and launch it from the beach. We will supply all materials and instruction. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Age: 5 and up $6 per person
NEW! Jelly, Jelly, Jellyfish at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Thursday, July 31, 2014
10 AM
Take a break from the heat and bring your little ones to this indoor program. Learn what makes jellyfish unique and why they are important. Then, see and touch real critters of the bay, including the jellyfish-the non-stinging species of course! Age: 3 and up $4 per child
Rehoboth Sightseeing Boat Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Marina
Thursday, July 31, 2014
1:30 PM
Relax to enjoy a fascinating sightseeing tour of Rehoboth Bay abouard the Sand Dollar. State Park Naturalists will point out local landmarks, wildlife and explain the past and present human connections to the area. For more information or to pre-register, visit sanddollardewey.com or call (302) 858-7030.
The Island Discovery Boat Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Marina
Thursday, July 31, 2014
10 AM
Take a cruise aboard the Sand Dollar with State Park Naturalists as your guides! Head out to an island between Indian River and Rehoboth Bays to catch and identify bay critters, observe birds in their nesting habitats and enjoy a picnic lunch (please bring a packed lunch). For more information or to pre-register, visit sanddollardewey.com or call (302) 858-7030.
NEW! Clamming 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park - New Road Bayside
Thursday, July 31, 2014
1:30 PM
Wade through our inland bays in search of the Northern quahog clam. Learn everything you need to know to go clamming on your own. Catch and release only. Pre-registration required. Age: 8 and up Cost: $6 per person
Kayaking "Station Cove" at Delaware Seashore State Park - Savages Ditch
Thursday, July 31, 2014
9:30 AM
Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay and catch a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along the way, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem. Participants will receive basic kayaking instruction and all equipment. Pre-registration required. Age: 13 and up Cost: $35 per person
Wild CRAB Chase! at Delaware Seashore State Park - South Inlet Bathhouse
Thursday, July 31, 2014
8:30 PM
We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to seek out the elusive, nocturnal host crab. Bring a flashlight to assist you in spotting them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Age: All Cost: FREE
Concerts in the Campground at Delaware Seashore State Park Campground
Thursday, July 31, 2014
7 PM
Seaside Jimmy Open to Everyone!
Seining the Bay at Fenwick Island State Park
Thursday, July 31, 2014
1:30 PM
Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes must be worn. Pre-registration required. Age: 3 and up Cost: $4 per person
Build and Fly a Kite at Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park
Thursday, July 31, 2014
1:30 PM
Build your very own kite and launch it from the beach. We will supply all materials and instruction. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Age: 5 and up $6 per person
NEW! Jelly, Jelly, Jellyfish at Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park
Thursday, July 31, 2014
10 AM
Take a break from the heat and bring your little ones to this indoor program. Learn what makes jellyfish unique and why they are important. Then, see and touch real critters of the bay, including the jellyfish-the non-stinging species of course! Age:
Rehoboth Sightseeing Boat Tour at Indian River Marina at Delaware Seashore State Park
Thursday, July 31, 2014
1:30 PM
Relax to enjoy a fascinating sightseeing tour of Rehoboth Bay abouard the Sand Dollar. State Park Naturalists will point out local landmarks, wildlife and explain the past and present human connections to the area. For more information or to pre-registe
The Island Discovery Boat Tour at Indian River Marina at Delaware Seashore State Park
Thursday, July 31, 2014
10 AM
Take a cruise aboard the Sand Dollar with State Park Naturalists as your guides! Head out to an island between Indian River and Rehoboth Bays to catch and identify bay critters, observe birds in their nesting habitats and enjoy a picnic lunch (please bri
Keeper Talks and Animal Close Encounters at Brandywine Zoo
Friday, August 01, 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 wil
Battery 519 Museum Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Fort Miles Orientation Building
Friday, August 01, 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 01, 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.
Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park - Seaside Nature Center
Friday, August 01, 2014
9 AM
Search the shallows of Delaware Bay using a seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes (no flip-flops). For ages 5+ with a paying adult. No reservations - tickets are available the day of the program at the Nature Center; six ticket maximum per group. Limit 30. $5.00 per person. Call 302-645-6852 for information.
Beat the Heat! at Cape Henlopen State Park - Seaside Nature Center
Friday, August 01, 2014
3 PM
Catch a break from the dog days of summer in one of our exciting indoor programs on crabs, sharks, Cape history, or other cool topics. See the park's bulletin boards or call the Nature Center at 302-645-6852 for weekly topics. For ages 5+ with an adult. Limit 40. Free. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852.
NEW! Geocaching at Fresh Pond at Delaware Seashore State Park - Fresh Pond State Park-Hickman Road entrance
Friday, August 01, 2014
1:30 PM
Learn what this popular pastime is all about and then test your new skills by finding several caches hidden within the park. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. $6 per person
NEW! Sea Glass Jewelry-Part II at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Friday, August 01, 2014
10 AM
Make a set of earrings to match your sea glass pendant! Once you’ve mastered Sea Glass I, learn another wire-wrap technique that is a bit more challenging. Pre-registration required. Age: 12 and up $15 per person
Seining the Bay at Delaware Seashore State Park - New Road Bayside
Friday, August 01, 2014
1:30 PM
Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes must be worn. Pre-registration required. Age: 3 and up Cost: $4 per person
Kayaking "Station Cove" at Delaware Seashore State Park - Savages Ditch
Friday, August 01, 2014
9:30 AM
Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay and catch a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along the way, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem. Participants will receive basic kayaking instruction and all equipment. Pre-registration required. Age: 13 and up Cost: $35 per person
Wild CRAB Chase! at Delaware Seashore State Park - South Inlet Bathhouse
Friday, August 01, 2014
8:30 PM
We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to seek out the elusive, nocturnal host crab. Bring a flashlight to assist you in spotting them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Age: All Cost: FREE
NEW! The Inlet Bridge: A Hike Through History at Delaware Seashore State Park - South Inlet Bathhouse
Friday, August 01, 2014
1:30 PM
Hike across the Charles W. Cullen Bridge and learn about how the inlet impacted the history of Delaware’s coast and how natural forces and human activity shaped it into what it is today. Meet at the Delaware Seashore State Park - South Inlet Bathhouse. FREE
Lantern Tour of the Dover Green at First State Heritage Park: John Bell House, The Green, Dover, DE, United States
Friday, August 01, 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
Hands-on Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park
Friday, August 01, 2014
All Day
Meet the Fort blacksmith and learn how to make wrought iron items the way it was done 150 years ago. Cost $5-- participants must be 8 years or older. Sign up for a time slot at island visitor center desk upon arrival.
NEW! Sea Glass Jewelry-Part II at Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park
Friday, August 01, 2014
10 AM
Make a set of earrings to match your sea glass pendant! Once you’ve mastered Sea Glass I, learn another wire-wrap technique that is a bit more challenging. Pre-registration required. Age: 12 and up $15 per person
Summer Concert at Killens Pond State Park - Sports Complex Bandshell
Friday, August 01, 2014
6:30 PM
Join us for a free (with paid park entry) summer concert. Refreshments and Raffle Tickets are sold by the Friends of Killens Pond. We hope to see you soon! Call (302) 284-4299 between 4 & 5:30pm on Friday for inclement weather changes.
Swinging Tree I.D. at Lums Pond State Park - Area 1, Go Ape Cabin
Friday, August 01, 2014
5 PM
Before gearing up for some monkey fun in the trees with Go Ape, we will learn what trees are common in our park. Once we are off the ground, we will go on a scavenger hunt to look for what we learned about. Must meet all of Go Ape! standards at goape.co
Evening Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour at Trap Pond State Park - Boat House
Friday, August 01, 2014
5 PM
Evening Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour Fridays 5 p.m. Come out and enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the Baldcypress Tree. Enjoy a relaxing and informative one ho
     


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