Seaside Nature Center

Seaside Nature Center


Seaside Nature Center

The centerpiece of the Seaside Nature Center is a 300-gallon two-level touch tank, complete with viewing windows. The nature center also features five 1,000-gallon tanks with local fish, exhibits that explain the different habitats within the park, a live Osprey cam provided by the Friends of Cape Henlopen (April through August) and a gift shop.


Upcoming Events

Our Beach Rocks!

Saturday, February 4, 2023

1:00 PM

Search for the different rocks and minerals that make up our beach, and discover the fascinating story of how they made it to the Delaware shore! For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, if space available, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 2/4/2023 1:00:00 PM 2/4/2023 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Our Beach Rocks! Search for the different rocks and minerals that make up our beach, and discover the fascinating story of how they made it to the Delaware shore! For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, if space available, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen

Nature Puppet Show: The Tale of Howard the Horseshoe Crab

Saturday, February 11, 2023

1:00 PM

Join Howard on his journey as we learn about horseshoe crabs and how they are important to the other animals of Delaware Bay. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Space is limited, pre-registration required by calling the Nature Center at 302-645-6852. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/11/2023 1:00:00 PM 2/11/2023 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Nature Puppet Show: The Tale of Howard the Horseshoe Crab Join Howard on his journey as we learn about horseshoe crabs and how they are important to the other animals of Delaware Bay. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Space is limited, pre-registration required by calling the Nature Center at 302-645-6852. FREE Cape Henlopen

Guppy Club: Footprints in the Park

Thursday, February 16, 2023

10:30 AM

Bring your 3 to 5 year-old and search for different tracks in the sand or snow and discover what these animals do during winter. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per child

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Add to Calendar 2/16/2023 10:30:00 AM 2/16/2023 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Guppy Club: Footprints in the Park Bring your 3 to 5 year-old and search for different tracks in the sand or snow and discover what these animals do during winter. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per child Cape Henlopen

Seals at the Beach

Saturday, February 18, 2023

10:00 AM

$6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852.

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Add to Calendar 2/18/2023 10:00:00 AM 2/18/2023 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Seals at the Beach $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. Cape Henlopen

Touch Tank Creature Feature

Saturday, February 18, 2023

1:00 PM

Learn about the fish and other creatures in our touch tank while they eat their lunch in this short, interactive program. For ages 5 and up with an adult. No pre-registration required. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/18/2023 1:00:00 PM 2/18/2023 1:15:00 PM America/New_York Touch Tank Creature Feature Learn about the fish and other creatures in our touch tank while they eat their lunch in this short, interactive program. For ages 5 and up with an adult. No pre-registration required. FREE Cape Henlopen

Bird Walk

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

9:00 AM

Explore Cape Henlopen’s birding hot spots with a staff naturalist during the fall migration. Bring your own binoculars (or borrow a pair of ours), wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Beginner birders are welcome. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration required by calling the Nature Center at 302-645-6852. FREE (with paid park entrance fee)

Add to Calendar 2/21/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/21/2023 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Bird Walk Explore Cape Henlopen’s birding hot spots with a staff naturalist during the fall migration. Bring your own binoculars (or borrow a pair of ours), wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Beginner birders are welcome. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration required by calling the Nature Center at 302-645-6852. FREE (with paid park entrance fee) Cape Henlopen