Lums Pond Nature Center

Lums Pond Nature Center


Lums Pond Nature Center

Surrounded by the parks nature preserve, the Whale Wallow Nature Center is an environmental education facility providing an open floor to ceiling window with gorgeous views of the parks forests and special wetland habitats. Inside you can engage with some of the local native wildlife, including a 500-gallon freshwater fish tank, reptiles, and amphibians. Stop by to speak with our naturalists about the park and hear about upcoming programs.


Upcoming Events

Calling all Frogs

Friday, April 19, 2024

7:30 PM

Bring your flashlight and join us on a search for frogs! Hike at Lums Pond after dark and learn about Delaware's amazing amphibians. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6989. $8 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 4/19/2024 7:30:00 PM 4/19/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Calling all Frogs Bring your flashlight and join us on a search for frogs! Hike at Lums Pond after dark and learn about Delaware's amazing amphibians. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6989. $8 per person Lums Pond

Wildlife Wonders- Earth Day Edition!

Saturday, April 20, 2024

11:00 AM

Join us this Earth Day to look at the nature center animals up close while learning the impacts of pollution on wildlife found in the park. By using the simple phrase Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for daily decisions you can make a difference. Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 4/20/2024 11:00:00 AM 4/20/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildlife Wonders- Earth Day Edition! Join us this Earth Day to look at the nature center animals up close while learning the impacts of pollution on wildlife found in the park. By using the simple phrase Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for daily decisions you can make a difference. Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989. Lums Pond

Dip-Netting Discovery

Sunday, April 21, 2024

11:00 AM

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 4/21/2024 11:00:00 AM 4/21/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989. Lums Pond

Hike with a Naturalist Series

Saturday, April 27, 2024

10:00 AM

Join us for the Hike with a Naturalist Series at the Campground! Come and learn the basics of how to ID certain trees and why it's important to know what plants are in your area. Includes a short walk to get some hands-on experience.Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 4/27/2024 10:00:00 AM 4/27/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike with a Naturalist Series Join us for the Hike with a Naturalist Series at the Campground! Come and learn the basics of how to ID certain trees and why it's important to know what plants are in your area. Includes a short walk to get some hands-on experience.Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989. Lums Pond

Calling all Frogs

Friday, May 3, 2024

8:00 PM

Bring your flashlight and join us on a search for frogs! Hike at Lums Pond after dark and learn about Delaware's amazing amphibians. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6989. $8 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 5/3/2024 8:00:00 PM 5/3/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Calling all Frogs Bring your flashlight and join us on a search for frogs! Hike at Lums Pond after dark and learn about Delaware's amazing amphibians. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6989. $8 per person Lums Pond

Dip-Netting Discovery

Sunday, May 5, 2024

11:00 AM

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 5/5/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/5/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989. Lums Pond

Birding by Kayak

Saturday, May 11, 2024

9:00 AM

This world migratory bird day join us for a special birding trip out on the water! This guided tour is for beginner birders and will look for some of the year round residents as well as some returning migrants like the Osprey! Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). Only double kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. $35 per kayak

Register Online

Add to Calendar 5/11/2024 9:00:00 AM 5/11/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Birding by Kayak This world migratory bird day join us for a special birding trip out on the water! This guided tour is for beginner birders and will look for some of the year round residents as well as some returning migrants like the Osprey! Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). Only double kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. $35 per kayak Lums Pond

Dip-Netting Discovery

Sunday, May 19, 2024

11:00 AM

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 5/19/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/19/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989. Lums Pond

Sunset Hike and Campfire

Friday, May 24, 2024

7:00 PM

Join us on a guided hike of the park an hour before sunset. Afterwards, bundle up by a cozy campfire. Each registration receives a packet with supplies for two s'mores. Participants must be 13 years or older. This hike is about 2 miles in length. Call the park office at 302-368-6989 for more details. $8 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 5/24/2024 7:00:00 PM 5/24/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Hike and Campfire Join us on a guided hike of the park an hour before sunset. Afterwards, bundle up by a cozy campfire. Each registration receives a packet with supplies for two s'mores. Participants must be 13 years or older. This hike is about 2 miles in length. Call the park office at 302-368-6989 for more details. $8 per person Lums Pond

Hike with a Naturalist Series

Sunday, May 26, 2024

10:00 AM

Join us for the Hike with a Naturalist Series at the Campground! Learn how to identify certain animals by understanding their physical traits and learn different ways to track wildlife.This program will include a short walk for some hands-on experience.Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 5/26/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/26/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike with a Naturalist Series Join us for the Hike with a Naturalist Series at the Campground! Learn how to identify certain animals by understanding their physical traits and learn different ways to track wildlife.This program will include a short walk for some hands-on experience.Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989. Lums Pond

Dip-Netting Discovery

Sunday, June 2, 2024

11:00 AM

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 6/2/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/2/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989. Lums Pond

Dip-Netting Discovery

Sunday, June 16, 2024

11:00 AM

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 6/16/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/16/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989. Lums Pond