Killens Pond Nature Center

Killens Pond Nature Center


Killens Pond Nature Center

Visitors to the park’s nature center experience live animal exhibits featuring native reptiles and amphibians. The Pileated Woodpecker, Prothonotary Warbler and Barred Owl can often be heard in the woods at the park - explore the surrounding wooded trails along the pond's edge or simply take in the sights and sounds from the covered deck. This facility is also available for special event rentals.


Upcoming Events

Night Programs (themes vary)

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Night Programs (themes vary) Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Animal Anatomy: Adaptations

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Animal Anatomy: Adaptations Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Habitat Hikes: Magnificent Microhabitats

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Not all habitats have to be huge - some can be small, or even microscopic! Join us to learn about what makes a microhabitat and how organisms survive there. We will be doing log rolls and looking under rocks, so be prepared to get a little dirty! Saturday, meet at the campground amphitheater, Sunday, meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Habitat Hikes: Magnificent Microhabitats Not all habitats have to be huge - some can be small, or even microscopic! Join us to learn about what makes a microhabitat and how organisms survive there. We will be doing log rolls and looking under rocks, so be prepared to get a little dirty! Saturday, meet at the campground amphitheater, Sunday, meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Habitat Hikes: Magnificent Microhabitats

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Not all habitats have to be huge - some can be small, or even microscopic! Join us to learn about what makes a microhabitat and how organisms survive there. We will be doing log rolls and looking under rocks, so be prepared to get a little dirty! Saturday, meet at the campground amphitheater, Sunday, meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Habitat Hikes: Magnificent Microhabitats Not all habitats have to be huge - some can be small, or even microscopic! Join us to learn about what makes a microhabitat and how organisms survive there. We will be doing log rolls and looking under rocks, so be prepared to get a little dirty! Saturday, meet at the campground amphitheater, Sunday, meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Guided Kayak Paddle

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler

Add to Calendar America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Night Programs (themes vary)

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Night Programs (themes vary) Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Guided Kayak Paddle

Friday, September 2, 2022

Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler

Add to Calendar America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Night Programs (themes vary)

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Night Programs (themes vary) Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Animal Anatomy: Adaptations

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Animal Anatomy: Adaptations Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Guided Kayak Paddle

Friday, September 9, 2022

Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler

Add to Calendar America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Invasive Species Removal

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Learn about local invasive species and how to remove them. This will be a two-part event: an educational program about invasive species followed by an opportunity to help remove them! Program will meet at the campground amphitheater. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information and to pre-register. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Invasive Species Removal Learn about local invasive species and how to remove them. This will be a two-part event: an educational program about invasive species followed by an opportunity to help remove them! Program will meet at the campground amphitheater. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information and to pre-register. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Invasive Species Removal

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Learn about local invasive species and how to remove them. This will be a two-part event: an educational program about invasive species followed by an opportunity to help remove them! Program will meet at the campground amphitheater. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information and to pre-register. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Invasive Species Removal Learn about local invasive species and how to remove them. This will be a two-part event: an educational program about invasive species followed by an opportunity to help remove them! Program will meet at the campground amphitheater. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information and to pre-register. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Why Knot?!

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Girl Scout exclusive program* Did you know that tying knots has been around since 13,000 BC?! In this program, we will learn about the importance of knots, along with how and why they are still used today! We will be learning four different knots: the half hitch, the clove hitch, the slipknot, and a square knot. If you’re up for the challenge, you can also learn how to tie the decorative Turk’s head knot! Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Why Knot?! Girl Scout exclusive program* Did you know that tying knots has been around since 13,000 BC?! In this program, we will learn about the importance of knots, along with how and why they are still used today! We will be learning four different knots: the half hitch, the clove hitch, the slipknot, and a square knot. If you’re up for the challenge, you can also learn how to tie the decorative Turk’s head knot! Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Hide and Tweet: Bird Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Girl Scout exclusive program* Have you ever wondered about what kind of birds you can find in central Delaware? Now’s the time to learn in an active way! We’ll be hiking at least 1 mile through Killens Pond State Park and aiming to ID at least 5 birds by learning some beginner-level bird identification based on appearance and calls. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Hide and Tweet: Bird Scavenger Hunt Girl Scout exclusive program* Have you ever wondered about what kind of birds you can find in central Delaware? Now’s the time to learn in an active way! We’ll be hiking at least 1 mile through Killens Pond State Park and aiming to ID at least 5 birds by learning some beginner-level bird identification based on appearance and calls. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Poetree: Tree ID Program

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Girl Scout exclusive program* We can learn a lot from nature - and there’s an intersection between environmental stewardship and emotional connections to the world around us. Join us as we engage with some of the many species of trees around Killens Pond State Park. We’ll be learning how to identify them and using them to inspire artistic expression through poetry! Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Poetree: Tree ID Program Girl Scout exclusive program* We can learn a lot from nature - and there’s an intersection between environmental stewardship and emotional connections to the world around us. Join us as we engage with some of the many species of trees around Killens Pond State Park. We’ll be learning how to identify them and using them to inspire artistic expression through poetry! Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Night Programs (themes vary)

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Night Programs (themes vary) Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park