This Week at Delaware State Parks

Wednesday, July 30, 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.

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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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
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
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
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
Canoe & Kayak Trip at Brandywine Creek State Park, Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, DE, United States
Saturday, August 02, 2014
9:30 AM
Guided Canoe & Kayak Eco-Tours A certified leader and a naturalist will help with canoe and kayak instruction and nature identification. Ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. You and a partner must be able to carry your canoe to the river.
Keeper Talks and Animal Close Encounters at Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, August 02, 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
Tango for Tamarins (BZ-AAZK event) at Brandywine Zoo - Blue Ball Barn, West Park Drive, Wilmington
Saturday, August 02, 2014
6 PM
Ticket Info to come soon!
Nature's Wonders at the Campfire Circle at Cape Henlopen State Park - Campground Amphitheater
Saturday, August 02, 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.
Battery 519 Museum Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Fort Miles Orientation Building
Saturday, August 02, 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
Saturday, August 02, 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.
Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Kayak Shack at the Fishing Pier
Saturday, August 02, 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.
Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen State Park - Seaside Nature Center
Saturday, August 02, 2014
2 PM
Grab a hand net and search for aquatic life in our tide pools at low tide. Wear old shoes that can get wet and muddy. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. $2.00 per person. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.
Touch Tank Creature Feature at Cape Henlopen State Park - Seaside Nature Center
Saturday, August 02, 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.
Volunteer Trails Day at Cape Henlopen State Park - Seaside Nature Center
Saturday, August 02, 2014
9 AM
Work with the Friends of Cape Henlopen to maintain and improve our trails and park. Projects include clean up, minor construction projects, trail maintenance and more. Join this dedicated group of individuals each month at the Nature Center.
Guided Tour of "An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware" at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries, Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard North, Dover, DE, United States
Saturday, August 02, 2014
10 AM
Utilizing the exhibit “An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware” as a backdrop, guided tours will explore Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Guided Tour of "An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware" at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries, Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard North, Dover, DE, United States
Saturday, August 02, 2014
12 PM
Utilizing the exhibit “An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware” as a backdrop, guided tours will explore Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Guided Tour of "An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware" at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries, Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard North, Dover, DE, United States
Saturday, August 02, 2014
2 PM
Utilizing the exhibit “An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware” as a backdrop, guided tours will explore Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Guided Tours of the Kent County Courthouse at First State Heritage Park: Kent County Courthouse
Saturday, August 02, 2014
1:30 PM
Tours of the Governor's House at First State Heritage Park: Woodburn, The Governor's House 151 King's Highway Dover, DE
Saturday, August 02, 2014
10 AM
Enjoy guided tours of the official residence of Delaware’s Governor since 1965, and Hall House, the Governor’s guest house.
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the Fort at Fort Delaware State Park
Saturday, August 02, 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
Saturday, August 02, 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.
Green Hour: Nature Bingo Scavenger Hunt at Lums Pond State Park - Nature Center
Saturday, August 02, 2014
11 AM
Take Bingo to a whole new level! Meet at the Nature Center and learn about the nature all around Lums Pond. Then take your Bingo card outside for a nature hike and cross off the items from your card whenever you see or hear them.
Boating through History at Trap Pond State Park - Boat House
Saturday, August 02, 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
Wildlife from the Water at Trap Pond State Park - Boat House
Saturday, August 02, 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
Steamin' Day at Auburn Heights Preserve
Sunday, August 03, 2014
12:30-4

Don’t miss this exciting day filled with old-fashioned fun for the whole family. Included with all admission options:
Fresh steam-popped popcorn from our vintage popper
A Firing Up Demonstration, to see how we set a Stanley in motion
Entry to the Marshall Steam Museum, featuring the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley steam cars plus a 1930s working Lionel electric trains display, a hands-on engine display, kids activities, and exhibits
Museum Gift Shop

Tours of the antique-furnished Auburn Heights mansion, which dates to 1897, are also available, along with rides on the Auburn Valley Railroad and in select antique automobiles from the Marshall Collection.

Rides Ticket: $8 kids, $11 for13 and up, under 2 free
Mansion Tour: $12
Combo Ticket: $16 kids 2–12, $19 for 13+

The Johnny Cash Experience- Johnny Cash Tribute Band at Bellevue State Park, Bandshell
Sunday, August 03, 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.
Cauffiel House Tour at Bellevue State Park, Cauffiel House, Wilmington, DE, United States
Sunday, August 03, 2014
1 PM
Learn about one of Bellevue’s lesser-known sites, the Cauffiel House. A walking tour of the home will highlight special features. Pre-register no later than 4 p.m. on July 31. $6 per person
Keeper Talks and Animal Close Encounters at Brandywine Zoo
Sunday, August 03, 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
Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Kayak Shack at the Fishing Pier
Sunday, August 03, 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.
Hands-on Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park
Sunday, August 03, 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
Sunday, August 03, 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.
Tin Can Cookery at Killens Pond State Park - Campground Amphitheater
Sunday, August 03, 2014
3 PM
3p.m. $6 per person Build your own simple backpacking stove from a tin can and cook over open flame. This class will cover wood burning and alcohol stoves. Recommended for ages 12+
Pontoon Grab Bag at Trap Pond State Park
Sunday, August 03, 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, August 03, 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
Intro to Photography Day Camp at Bellevue State Park - Bellevue State Park
Monday, August 04, 2014
Explore different photography techniques each day with hands on applications. Parents will be invited to an art show on Friday afternoon highlighting campers work throughout the week. All supplies including two disposable cameras and photo printing costs
Pirates Cove Rec Camp at Bellevue State Park, Carr Road, Wilmington, DE, United States
Monday, August 04, 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, August 04, 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
Myths & Legends at Killens Pond State Park
Monday, August 04, 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
Keeper Talks and Animal Close Encounters at Brandywine Zoo
Tuesday, August 05, 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
Hayrides on the Beach at Cape Henlopen State Park - Campground Parking Lot
Tuesday, August 05, 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.
Hayrides on the Beach at Cape Henlopen State Park - Campground Parking Lot
Tuesday, August 05, 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.
World War II Games for Kids at Cape Henlopen State Park - Fort Miles Orientation Building
Tuesday, August 05, 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, August 05, 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, August 05, 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, August 05, 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, August 05, 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, August 05, 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, August 05, 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, August 05, 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, August 05, 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, August 05, 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, August 06, 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.
Keeper Talks and Animal Close Encounters at Brandywine Zoo
Wednesday, August 06, 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
Family Performance at the Campground at Cape Henlopen State Park - Campground Amphitheater
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
7 PM
Enjoy some family-friendly entertainment at the Cape Henlopen State Park - Campground Amphitheater as part of our 50th anniversary celebration. For ages 5+ with an adult. Seating is limited; bring your own chairs. Free. Call the Nature Center at 302-645-6852 for information on topics.
Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park - Fort Miles Orientation Building
Wednesday, August 06, 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
Wednesday, August 06, 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
Wednesday, August 06, 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, August 06, 2014
8 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, August 06, 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, August 06, 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, August 06, 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, August 06, 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
Sea Glass Jewelry-Part I at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Wednesday, August 06, 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 Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Wednesday, August 06, 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 Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Wednesday, August 06, 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
Nautical Accessories at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Wednesday, August 06, 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
Seining the Bay at Delaware Seashore State Park - New Road Bayside
Wednesday, August 06, 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, August 06, 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, August 06, 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, August 06, 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, August 06, 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, August 06, 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
     


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