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Indian River Life-Saving Station


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About the Life-Saving Station

Be swept back to a time when night-time beach patrols and perilous high seas rescues were the only way to save shipwreck victims along the coasts of the United States. The original Indian River Life-Saving Station was built in 1876 for use by the United States Lifesaving Service, a government organization created to respond to the alarming number of shipwrecks along the coastlines of the United States and the precursor to today's U. S. Coast Guard.

The building was first located 400 feet closer to the shore, but a sand dune began to form around it almost as soon as it was finished. It was moved to its present location in 1877, and today has been meticulously restored to its 1905 appearance, complete with diamond-shaped trim. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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This unique coastal property is great for any special event you may have in mind, and is ideal for beach destination weddings and receptions.

While your guests are visiting the beach, they can enjoy exciting programs and events, too!

Download the Indian River Life-Saving Station facility rental guidelines and site diagram.


Upcoming Events

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: 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.

Register Online

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

Register Online

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: 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

Register Online

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

Register Online

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: 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

Get in Touch with the Marsh

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.

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. Delaware Seashore

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

Register Online

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

Register Online

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

Register Online

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

Register Online

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

Register Online

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.

Register Online

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

Register Online

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

Get in Touch with the Marsh

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.

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. Delaware Seashore

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: 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: 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: 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: 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

Get in Touch with the Marsh

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.

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. Delaware Seashore

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: 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