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

Whale Wallow Explorers

Saturday, December 3, 2022

1:00 PM

This program will explore the incredible natural world through crafts, games and science experiments. For children ages 6 - 9. Pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6989. $5 per child, free for adults.

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Add to Calendar 12/3/2022 1:00:00 PM 12/3/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Whale Wallow Explorers This program will explore the incredible natural world through crafts, games and science experiments. For children ages 6 - 9. Pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6989. $5 per child, free for adults. Lums Pond

Wreath Making

Sunday, December 4, 2022

11:00 AM

Use nature’s bounty to make a wreath for the holidays! The program includes natural materials to make a wreath. There will be two different styles of door wreath designs to choose from. Please bring clippers and gloves.

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Add to Calendar 12/4/2022 11:00:00 AM 12/4/2022 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Wreath Making Use nature’s bounty to make a wreath for the holidays! The program includes natural materials to make a wreath. There will be two different styles of door wreath designs to choose from. Please bring clippers and gloves. Lums Pond

Winter Greens Ornament Making

Saturday, December 10, 2022

1:00 PM

Get creative this holiday season and join us for a nature-inspired, ornament-making program. Pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6989. $8 per person.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 12/10/2022 1:00:00 PM 12/10/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Greens Ornament Making Get creative this holiday season and join us for a nature-inspired, ornament-making program. Pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6989. $8 per person. Lums Pond

History Stroll

Sunday, December 18, 2022

10:00 AM

This short walk will explore some of the history of Lums Pond and how it became the park you see today. Meet at the campground parking lot. Distance is .5 miles/Easy. Pre-registration required, please call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free program.

Add to Calendar 12/18/2022 10:00:00 AM 12/18/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York History Stroll This short walk will explore some of the history of Lums Pond and how it became the park you see today. Meet at the campground parking lot. Distance is .5 miles/Easy. Pre-registration required, please call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free program. Lums Pond

Wildlife Wonders

Saturday, January 21, 2023

11:00 AM

Join a naturalist at the nature center for a program focused on different wildlife you can find at the park. Program lasts an hour and is best suited for kids 6 years or older. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 1/21/2023 11:00:00 AM 1/21/2023 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildlife Wonders Join a naturalist at the nature center for a program focused on different wildlife you can find at the park. Program lasts an hour and is best suited for kids 6 years or older. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond

Lums Pond Trail Days

Sunday, January 29, 2023

10:00 AM

Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will point out helpful tips for hiking around the pond and provide information on wildlife and the history of the park. Weather permitting. For meeting location and trail length call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 1/29/2023 10:00:00 AM 1/29/2023 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Lums Pond Trail Days Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will point out helpful tips for hiking around the pond and provide information on wildlife and the history of the park. Weather permitting. For meeting location and trail length call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond

Wildlife Wonders

Saturday, February 18, 2023

11:00 AM

Join a naturalist at the nature center for a program focused on different wildlife you can find at the park. Program lasts an hour and is best suited for kids 6 years or older. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 2/18/2023 11:00:00 AM 2/18/2023 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildlife Wonders Join a naturalist at the nature center for a program focused on different wildlife you can find at the park. Program lasts an hour and is best suited for kids 6 years or older. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond

Lums Pond Trail Days

Sunday, February 26, 2023

10:00 AM

Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will point out helpful tips for hiking around the pond and provide information on wildlife and the history of the park. Weather permitting. For meeting location and trail length call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 2/26/2023 10:00:00 AM 2/26/2023 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Lums Pond Trail Days Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will point out helpful tips for hiking around the pond and provide information on wildlife and the history of the park. Weather permitting. For meeting location and trail length call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond

Wildlife Wonders

Saturday, March 18, 2023

11:00 AM

Join a naturalist at the nature center for a program focused on different wildlife you can find at the park. Program lasts an hour and is best suited for kids 6 years or older. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 3/18/2023 11:00:00 AM 3/18/2023 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildlife Wonders Join a naturalist at the nature center for a program focused on different wildlife you can find at the park. Program lasts an hour and is best suited for kids 6 years or older. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond

Lums Pond Trail Days

Sunday, March 26, 2023

10:00 AM

Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will point out helpful tips for hiking around the pond and provide information on wildlife and the history of the park. Weather permitting. For meeting location and trail length call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 3/26/2023 10:00:00 AM 3/26/2023 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Lums Pond Trail Days Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will point out helpful tips for hiking around the pond and provide information on wildlife and the history of the park. Weather permitting. For meeting location and trail length call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond