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Delaware Seashore State Park


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Find Your Adventure at Delaware Seashore

Views from the top of the Inidan River Inlet Bridge are spectacular.

See the Views from the Bridge

Walk to the top of the Indian River Inlet bridge for an unforgettable view of where Delaware Seashore all comes together – the Atlantic ocean, Delaware’s inland bays, and miles of undeveloped coastline.

The Indian River Life-Saving Station is located in Delaware Seashore State Park.

Tour the Life-Saving Station

Take a step back in time to tour the Indian River Life-Saving Station and catch a glimpse into the daily lives of the surfmen that patrolled out coasts and performed high seas rescues over 100 years ago.

Delaware Seashore offers a variety of paddling opportunities

Paddle the Bay

Paddle a kayak from Savages Ditch to explore the vast salt marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see diamondback terrapins, horseshoe crabs, and a wide variety of nesting birds such as laughing gulls, osprey, snowy egrets, tricolored herons, and glossy ibis.

 

Burtons Island Nature Preserve takes hikers is a top birding location

Go Fish

Partake in a pastime that has become part of Delaware Seashore’s legacy – fishing! Cast your line from one of the marina’s charter boats, from the rock jetties of the inlet, or from the beach itself.

 

 

 

Burtons Island at Delaware Seashore State Park

Discover Burtons Island

Hike through Burton Island Nature Preserve, and experience the changing scenery as you meander from salt marsh to maritime forest habitats.

Surfers enjoying the waves at Delaware Seashore State Park

Superintendent’s Pick: Catch a Wave

Delaware Seashore State Park is a great place for surfing! Grab your board and catch a wave after sunrise at the North Inlet Day Area beach.

About the Park

Delaware Seashore State Park, boasting six miles of ocean and 20 miles of bay shoreline, serves as an important part of the southern Delaware coastline. The dynamic Indian River Inlet connects the Indian River and Rehoboth Bays with the Atlantic Ocean and is the epicenter of the park’s many activities. A beach lies on either side of the inlet, welcoming anglers and beachgoers who stay for the day or overnight at the park’s waterfront campground and cottages. The Indian River Life-Saving Station, built in 1876 for use by the United States Lifesaving Service to respond to shipwrecks, now pays homage to its maritime heritage while doubling as a coastal event space and educational center. The barrier beach and inland bays provide the perfect salt marsh habitat and nesting grounds for birds and terrapins. More than seven miles of trails welcome hikers, bikers and birders.

Park History

Transportation along this barrier island, bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay, was difficult until the Federal government completed construction of two large steel and stone jetties in 1939, stabilizing the Indian River Inlet. The State Park Commission (now the Division of Parks and Recreation) began managing the land as Indian River State Park in 1965, but it didn't become Delaware Seashore State Park until 1967.

Swimming, Surfing Sunbathing

Two ocean swimming areas, patrolled by lifeguards from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during the summer season, feature modern bathhouses with showers, changing rooms and concession stands. The beach just north of the Inlet is one of the few surfing areas within the park. Mobi-Mat equipment, consisting of three 30-foot mats allowing those in wheelchairs and power chairs to access the beach from the boardwalk, is also available at the Towers Ocean and South Inlet locations.

Camping at the Beach

Two campgrounds, one on each side of the Indian River Inlet, accommodate a variety of camping units, from tents to large recreational vehicles. North Inlet campsites feature three-point hookups (electricity, water, and sewer service), with three-point hookups (electric, water and sewer) and Standard (no hookups) sites, and tent sites available at the South Inlet campground. Get info about camping at Delaware Seashore.

Indian River Marina

Anglers may try their luck along the banks of the Indian River Inlet or on the ocean beaches, and head boats and charter boats launch out of the full-service Indian River Marina, offering wet slips, fuel docks, boat storage, supplies and more. Visit our Indian River Marina page for hours and information.

Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum

Built in 1876 for use by the United States Lifesaving Service, the full-restored station today features maritime exhibits and historic reenactors who periodically demonstrate turn-of-the-century techniques to rescue sailing ships in distress. Includes a gift shop offering unique coastal and maritime merchandise. Visit our Indian River Life-Saving Station page for hours and information.

Fishing, Clamming and Crabbing

A special access pier at the Indian Inlet allows the elderly and people with disabilities to get close to the fishing action. Clamming and crabbing are permitted in some sections of the bays; please check with the Park Office for open areas. Marked dune crossings allow surf-fishing access for four-wheel drive vehicles on the beach (permits required). Permits are also required for fishing, clamming and crabbing. Click for information about surf fishing permits and fishing licenses. WARNING: The State online automated fishing license system is NOT compatible with mobile devices or iPads and may encounter printing issues with touch screen computers and apple products.

Dining

Located at the South Inlet Day Use Area, Big Chill Beach Club is an oceanfront restaurant and event tent featuring an umbrella deck with breath-taking 360° views of the Atlantic Ocean, Indian River Inlet, and Indian River Bay. The Big Chill Beach Club features casual beach fare from breakfast to dinner, full-service cocktails, wine and beer, an oyster bar and Umbrella Bar, fire pit and hang-out game area, beach amenities for the beach-goers, and catered events for up to 200 people. Open daily April to October, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. A park entry fee is charged March through November.

Dockside Marina Bar + Grill is conveniently located on the bay at the North Side of the Indian River Inlet in the marina and only minutes away from Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach. Enjoy beautiful sunset views at Dockside Marina Bar + Grill as you dine on fresh seafood, shucked oysters, sushi, smash burgers & much more. Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., with breakfast 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. See signs for designated parking areas and fees.

Outdoor Recreation

Hikers and bikers beat the heat on a cool stretch of the Fred Hudson Trail

The shallow bays are perfect for windsurfing and sailing. A non- motorized boat launch provides access for sail boards, kayaks, and boats in the New Road area.

Six different family-friendly trails showcase a variety of habitats for hikers, bikers, or horseback riders, and entertaining and informative programs, such as bay seining and marsh hikes, are held throughout the summer. The park hosts a popular Sandcastle Contest each July, where amateur participants create unique sculptures and castles to compete for prizes.

Independent and Self-Guided Educational Opportunities

Tower #3 Self-Guided Tour

Explore Fire Control Tower #3, located at Tower Road in the park. This 6-story tower is part of a larger coastal defense and surveillance system built between 1939 – 1942 to protect the Delaware Bay and Ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy warships or submarines. Scale the 100+ steps of the tower for sweeping views of Delaware Seashore’s unique environment and learn more about the history of fire control towers throughout Delaware. Can’t make the trip? Check out our virtual, interactive tour of Tower 3 instead!

Self-Guided Hikes

Our guided hikes have gone digital! Hike the following trails at your leisure. At each of the trailheads, scan the posted QR code with your smart phone, and use your phone’s GPS to track your location along the trail. Educational “pin-drops” will help you discover the area’s natural and cultural resources. Digital trail guides can be found at:

  • Thompson Island Nature Preserve
  • Burton Island Nature Preserve
  • Prickly Pear Trail at Fresh Pond
  • Holts Landing State Park

Museum Audio Tours

Enjoy a self-guided, cell phone audio tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum located at our visitor’s center. Our tour gives detailed stories and history into the daily lives of our surfmen; it’s like having your own tour guide! Learn the history of the U. S. Life-Saving Service, the precursor to the current day U.S. Coast Guard, by visiting this original 1876 shipwreck victims along the coasts of the United States.

  • Wednesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Self-guided tours of the station are $4/adult, $3/senior citizens (62 or older), and $2/child ages six to 12 years old. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

Private Programs

Looking to find out more about park programs for private groups? We provide a variety of programs for ALL ages. We can cater to your staff, scout troop, class, or community group. Call the Indian River-Life Saving Station at (302)-227-6991 and ask for our Programs Coordinator. Private program bookings can be scheduled on the following days:

  • Wednesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Pre-registration required and minimum participation will be required.
  • Prices on programs vary.


Upcoming Events

Terrapin Talk

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

10:00 AM

When driving through the park, you may have noticed 'turtle crossing' signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Free with park entry!

Add to Calendar 5/29/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/29/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed 'turtle crossing' signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Free with park entry! Delaware Seashore

All Washed Up

Thursday, May 30, 2024

1:00 PM

Explore the variety of objects that have washed up at Delaware Seashore State Park, from whelk to warheads! A park interpreter will share some common and not-so-common beach finds and how you should handle them. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 7 and up. $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 5/30/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/30/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York All Washed Up Explore the variety of objects that have washed up at Delaware Seashore State Park, from whelk to warheads! A park interpreter will share some common and not-so-common beach finds and how you should handle them. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 7 and up. $6 per person. Delaware Seashore

Introduction to Kayaking

Saturday, June 8, 2024

9:30 AM

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 9:30:00 AM 6/8/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Terrapin Talk

Saturday, June 8, 2024

3:00 PM

When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 3:00:00 PM 6/8/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

6:30 PM

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/12/2024 6:30:00 PM 6/12/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Lantern Tour

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 6/12/2024 8:00:00 PM 6/12/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Thursday, June 13, 2024

9:30 AM

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/13/2024 9:30:00 AM 6/13/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Morning Patrol

Friday, June 14, 2024

9:00 AM

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/14/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

Friday, June 14, 2024

10:00 AM

Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/14/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation

Friday, June 14, 2024

2:00 PM

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/14/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Get in Touch with the Marsh at Holts Landing

Saturday, June 15, 2024

10:00 AM

The marsh at Holts Landing is full of amazing sights and sounds, but have you ever wondered what it FEELS like? Join a park interpreter for this hands-on program that will let you touch everything from animal pelts to plant specimens to that sticky marsh mud. Meet at Holts Landing State Park. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/15/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Get in Touch with the Marsh The marsh at Holts Landing is full of amazing sights and sounds, but have you ever wondered what it FEELS like? Join a park interpreter for this hands-on program that will let you touch everything from animal pelts to plant specimens to that sticky marsh mud. Meet at Holts Landing State Park. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person. Holts Landing

Terrapin Talk

Saturday, June 15, 2024

3:00 PM

When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 3:00:00 PM 6/15/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

9:00 AM

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/18/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Crabbing 101

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

10:00 AM

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/18/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink!

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

2:00 PM

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/18/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Sea Glass Jewelry

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

2:00 PM

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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/19/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

6:30 PM

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 6:30:00 PM 6/19/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Lantern Tour

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 8:00:00 PM 6/19/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Introduction to Kayaking

Thursday, June 20, 2024

9:30 AM

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 9:30:00 AM 6/20/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour

Thursday, June 20, 2024

4:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 4:00:00 PM 6/20/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Morning Patrol

Friday, June 21, 2024

9:00 AM

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/21/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

Friday, June 21, 2024

10:00 AM

Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/21/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation

Friday, June 21, 2024

2:00 PM

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/21/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Saturday, June 22, 2024

9:30 AM

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 9:30:00 AM 6/22/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Terrapin Talk

Saturday, June 22, 2024

3:00 PM

When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 3:00:00 PM 6/22/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

Terrapin Talk

Saturday, June 22, 2024

3:00 PM

When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 3:00:00 PM 6/22/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

9:00 AM

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/25/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Crabbing 101

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

10:00 AM

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/25/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink!

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

2:00 PM

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/25/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Sea Glass Jewelry

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

2:00 PM

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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/26/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

6:30 PM

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 6:30:00 PM 6/26/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Lantern Tour

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 8:00:00 PM 6/26/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment

Thursday, June 27, 2024

4:00 PM

Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims over 100 years ago. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon) and a rescue from the “wreck pole.” Seating is limited; bring your own chair. $8 per person. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-register online or purchase tickets at the door. In the event of inclement weather, please call 302-227-6991 for updates.

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Add to Calendar 6/27/2024 4:00:00 PM 6/27/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims over 100 years ago. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon) and a rescue from the “wreck pole.” Seating is limited; bring your own chair. $8 per person. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-register online or purchase tickets at the door. In the event of inclement weather, please call 302-227-6991 for updates. Delaware Seashore

Morning Patrol

Friday, June 28, 2024

9:00 AM

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/28/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

Friday, June 28, 2024

10:00 AM

Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/28/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation

Friday, June 28, 2024

2:00 PM

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/28/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Get in Touch with the Marsh at Holts Landing

Saturday, June 29, 2024

10:00 AM

The marsh at Holts Landing is full of amazing sights and sounds, but have you ever wondered what it FEELS like? Join a park interpreter for this hands-on program that will let you touch everything from animal pelts to plant specimens to that sticky marsh mud. Meet at Holts Landing State Park. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/29/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Get in Touch with the Marsh The marsh at Holts Landing is full of amazing sights and sounds, but have you ever wondered what it FEELS like? Join a park interpreter for this hands-on program that will let you touch everything from animal pelts to plant specimens to that sticky marsh mud. Meet at Holts Landing State Park. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person. Holts Landing

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

9:00 AM

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/2/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Crabbing 101

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

10:00 AM

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/2/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink!

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

2:00 PM

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/2/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Sea Glass Jewelry

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

2:00 PM

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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/3/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

6:30 PM

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2024 6:30:00 PM 7/3/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Lantern Tour

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2024 8:00:00 PM 7/3/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Thursday, July 4, 2024

9:30 AM

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 9:30:00 AM 7/4/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour

Thursday, July 4, 2024

4:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 4:00:00 PM 7/4/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Morning Patrol

Friday, July 5, 2024

9:00 AM

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/5/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

Friday, July 5, 2024

10:00 AM

Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/5/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation

Friday, July 5, 2024

2:00 PM

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/5/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Annual Sandcastle Contest

Saturday, July 6, 2024

9:30 AM

Come be a part of the sandcastle building tradition that's been happening at Delaware Seashore State Park for over 40 years! Amateurs and experienced builders are welcome to participate. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: 12 and under class and the all ages open class. Register at Tower Road Oceanside on the day of the event. Free contest entry, with paid park admission.

Add to Calendar 7/6/2024 9:30:00 AM 7/6/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Annual Sandcastle Contest Come be a part of the sandcastle building tradition that's been happening at Delaware Seashore State Park for over 40 years! Amateurs and experienced builders are welcome to participate. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: 12 and under class and the all ages open class. Register at Tower Road Oceanside on the day of the event. Free contest entry, with paid park admission. Delaware Seashore

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

9:00 AM

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/9/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Crabbing 101

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

10:00 AM

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/9/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink!

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

2:00 PM

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/9/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Sea Glass Jewelry

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

2:00 PM

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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/10/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

6:30 PM

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 6:30:00 PM 7/10/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Lantern Tour

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 8:00:00 PM 7/10/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Introduction to Kayaking

Thursday, July 11, 2024

9:30 AM

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 9:30:00 AM 7/11/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour

Thursday, July 11, 2024

4:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 4:00:00 PM 7/11/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Morning Patrol

Friday, July 12, 2024

9:00 AM

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/12/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

Friday, July 12, 2024

10:00 AM

Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/12/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation

Friday, July 12, 2024

2:00 PM

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/12/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Saturday, July 13, 2024

9:30 AM

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 9:30:00 AM 7/13/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Terrapin Talk

Saturday, July 13, 2024

3:00 PM

When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 3:00:00 PM 7/13/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

9:00 AM

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/16/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Crabbing 101

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

10:00 AM

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/16/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink!

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

2:00 PM

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/16/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Sea Glass Jewelry

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

2:00 PM

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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/17/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/17/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

6:30 PM

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/17/2024 6:30:00 PM 7/17/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Lantern Tour

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/17/2024 8:00:00 PM 7/17/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment

Thursday, July 18, 2024

4:00 PM

Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims over 100 years ago. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon) and a rescue from the “wreck pole.” Seating is limited; bring your own chair. $8 per person. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-register online or purchase tickets at the door. In the event of inclement weather, please call 302-227-6991 for updates.

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Add to Calendar 7/18/2024 4:00:00 PM 7/18/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims over 100 years ago. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon) and a rescue from the “wreck pole.” Seating is limited; bring your own chair. $8 per person. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-register online or purchase tickets at the door. In the event of inclement weather, please call 302-227-6991 for updates. Delaware Seashore

Morning Patrol

Friday, July 19, 2024

9:00 AM

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/19/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/19/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

Friday, July 19, 2024

10:00 AM

Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/19/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/19/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation

Friday, July 19, 2024

2:00 PM

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/19/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/19/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Introduction to Kayaking

Saturday, July 20, 2024

9:30 AM

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/20/2024 9:30:00 AM 7/27/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Terrapin Talk

Saturday, July 20, 2024

3:00 PM

When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/20/2024 3:00:00 PM 7/20/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

9:00 AM

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/23/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Crabbing 101

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

10:00 AM

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/23/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink!

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

2:00 PM

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/23/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Sea Glass Jewelry

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

2:00 PM

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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/24/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/24/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

6:30 PM

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/24/2024 6:30:00 PM 7/24/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Lantern Tour

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/24/2024 8:00:00 PM 7/24/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Thursday, July 25, 2024

9:30 AM

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/25/2024 9:30:00 AM 7/25/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour

Thursday, July 25, 2024

4:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/25/2024 4:00:00 PM 7/25/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Morning Patrol

Friday, July 26, 2024

9:00 AM

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/26/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/26/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

Friday, July 26, 2024

10:00 AM

Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/26/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/26/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation

Friday, July 26, 2024

2:00 PM

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/26/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/26/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

9:00 AM

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/30/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Crabbing 101

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

10:00 AM

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/30/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink!

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

2:00 PM

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/30/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Sea Glass Jewelry

Wednesday, July 31, 2024

2:00 PM

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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/31/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/31/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, July 31, 2024

6:30 PM

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/31/2024 6:30:00 PM 7/31/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Lantern Tour

Wednesday, July 31, 2024

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/31/2024 8:00:00 PM 7/31/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Get in Touch with the Marsh at Holts Landing

Thursday, August 1, 2024

10:00 AM

The marsh at Holts Landing is full of amazing sights and sounds, but have you ever wondered what it FEELS like? Join a park interpreter for this hands-on program that will let you touch everything from animal pelts to plant specimens to that sticky marsh mud. Meet at Holts Landing State Park. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/1/2024 10:00:00 AM 8/1/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Get in Touch with the Marsh The marsh at Holts Landing is full of amazing sights and sounds, but have you ever wondered what it FEELS like? Join a park interpreter for this hands-on program that will let you touch everything from animal pelts to plant specimens to that sticky marsh mud. Meet at Holts Landing State Park. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person. Holts Landing

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour

Thursday, August 1, 2024

4:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/1/2024 4:00:00 PM 8/1/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Morning Patrol

Friday, August 2, 2024

9:00 AM

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/2/2024 9:00:00 AM 8/2/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

Friday, August 2, 2024

10:00 AM

Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/2/2024 10:00:00 AM 8/2/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation

Friday, August 2, 2024

2:00 PM

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/2/2024 2:00:00 PM 8/2/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Terrapin Talk

Friday, August 2, 2024

3:00 PM

When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 8/2/2024 3:00:00 PM 8/2/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Saturday, August 3, 2024

9:30 AM

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/3/2024 9:30:00 AM 8/3/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Terrapin Talk

Saturday, August 3, 2024

3:00 PM

When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 8/3/2024 3:00:00 PM 8/3/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Tuesday, August 6, 2024

9:00 AM

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/6/2024 9:00:00 AM 8/6/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Crabbing 101

Tuesday, August 6, 2024

10:00 AM

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/6/2024 10:00:00 AM 8/6/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink!

Tuesday, August 6, 2024

2:00 PM

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/6/2024 2:00:00 PM 8/6/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Sea Glass Jewelry

Wednesday, August 7, 2024

2:00 PM

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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/7/2024 2:00:00 PM 8/7/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, August 7, 2024

6:30 PM

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/7/2024 6:30:00 PM 8/7/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Lantern Tour

Wednesday, August 7, 2024

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/7/2024 8:00:00 PM 8/7/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Thursday, August 8, 2024

9:30 AM

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/8/2024 9:30:00 AM 8/8/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour

Thursday, August 8, 2024

4:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/8/2024 4:00:00 PM 8/8/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Morning Patrol

Friday, August 9, 2024

9:00 AM

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/9/2024 9:00:00 AM 8/9/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

Friday, August 9, 2024

10:00 AM

Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/9/2024 10:00:00 AM 8/9/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation

Friday, August 9, 2024

2:00 PM

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/9/2024 2:00:00 PM 8/9/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Terrapin Talk

Saturday, August 10, 2024

3:00 PM

When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 8/10/2024 3:00:00 PM 8/10/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

9:00 AM

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2024 9:00:00 AM 8/13/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Crabbing 101

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

10:00 AM

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2024 10:00:00 AM 8/13/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink!

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

2:00 PM

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2024 2:00:00 PM 8/13/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Sea Glass Jewelry

Wednesday, August 14, 2024

2:00 PM

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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/14/2024 2:00:00 PM 8/14/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, August 14, 2024

6:30 PM

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/14/2024 6:30:00 PM 8/14/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Lantern Tour

Wednesday, August 14, 2024

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/14/2024 8:00:00 PM 8/14/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment

Thursday, August 15, 2024

4:00 PM

Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims over 100 years ago. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon) and a rescue from the “wreck pole.” Seating is limited; bring your own chair. $8 per person. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-register online or purchase tickets at the door. In the event of inclement weather, please call 302-227-6991 for updates.

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Add to Calendar 8/15/2024 4:00:00 PM 8/15/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims over 100 years ago. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon) and a rescue from the “wreck pole.” Seating is limited; bring your own chair. $8 per person. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-register online or purchase tickets at the door. In the event of inclement weather, please call 302-227-6991 for updates. Delaware Seashore

Morning Patrol

Friday, August 16, 2024

9:00 AM

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/16/2024 9:00:00 AM 8/16/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

Friday, August 16, 2024

10:00 AM

Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/16/2024 10:00:00 AM 8/16/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation

Friday, August 16, 2024

2:00 PM

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/16/2024 2:00:00 PM 8/16/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Get in Touch with the Marsh at Holts Landing

Saturday, August 17, 2024

10:00 AM

The marsh at Holts Landing is full of amazing sights and sounds, but have you ever wondered what it FEELS like? Join a park interpreter for this hands-on program that will let you touch everything from animal pelts to plant specimens to that sticky marsh mud. Meet at Holts Landing State Park. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/17/2024 10:00:00 AM 8/17/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Get in Touch with the Marsh The marsh at Holts Landing is full of amazing sights and sounds, but have you ever wondered what it FEELS like? Join a park interpreter for this hands-on program that will let you touch everything from animal pelts to plant specimens to that sticky marsh mud. Meet at Holts Landing State Park. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person. Holts Landing

Terrapin Talk

Saturday, August 17, 2024

3:00 PM

When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 8/17/2024 3:00:00 PM 8/17/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Tuesday, August 20, 2024

9:00 AM

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/20/2024 9:00:00 AM 8/20/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Crabbing 101

Tuesday, August 20, 2024

10:00 AM

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/20/2024 10:00:00 AM 8/20/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink!

Tuesday, August 20, 2024

2:00 PM

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/20/2024 2:00:00 PM 8/20/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Sea Glass Jewelry

Wednesday, August 21, 2024

2:00 PM

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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/21/2024 2:00:00 PM 8/21/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 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. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, August 21, 2024

6:30 PM

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/21/2024 6:30:00 PM 8/21/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Lantern Tour

Wednesday, August 21, 2024

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/21/2024 8:00:00 PM 8/21/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. 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. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Introduction to Kayaking

Thursday, August 22, 2024

9:30 AM

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/22/2024 9:30:00 AM 8/22/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour

Thursday, August 22, 2024

4:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/22/2024 4:00:00 PM 8/22/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Morning Patrol

Friday, August 23, 2024

9:00 AM

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/23/2024 9:00:00 AM 8/23/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

Friday, August 23, 2024

10:00 AM

Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/23/2024 10:00:00 AM 8/23/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation

Friday, August 23, 2024

2:00 PM

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/23/2024 2:00:00 PM 8/23/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Saturday, August 24, 2024

9:30 AM

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/24/2024 9:30:00 AM 8/24/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Terrapin Talk

Saturday, August 24, 2024

3:00 PM

When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 8/24/2024 3:00:00 PM 8/24/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

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