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

Full Moon Hike

Friday, October 7, 2022

7:00 PM

Hike the park as the sun sets and the full moon rises to explore what animals come out and how and why they have adapted to life at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/7/2022 7:00:00 PM 10/7/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Hike the park as the sun sets and the full moon rises to explore what animals come out and how and why they have adapted to life at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wild Eats!

Saturday, October 8, 2022

10:00 AM

Discover how animals and plants work together to prepare for winter and explore the park to learn how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 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 10/8/2022 10:00:00 AM 10/8/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Discover how animals and plants work together to prepare for winter and explore the park to learn how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 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 State Park

Bird Walk

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

8:00 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 10/11/2022 8:00:00 AM 10/11/2022 10:00:00 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 State Park

Young Family Hike: Five Senses

Saturday, October 15, 2022

10:30 AM

Use all your senses to experience the park and compare how animals use their senses. For ages 3-7 years old with an 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 10/15/2022 10:30:00 AM 10/15/2022 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Young Family Hike: Five Senses Use all your senses to experience the park and compare how animals use their senses. For ages 3-7 years old with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, if space available, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Squid Dissection

Saturday, October 15, 2022

2:00 PM

Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $8 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/15/2022 2:00:00 PM 10/15/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $8 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Bird Walk

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

8:00 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 10/18/2022 8:00:00 AM 10/18/2022 10:00:00 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 State Park

Guppy Club: Hoot for Owls!

Thursday, October 20, 2022

10:30 AM

Bring your 3 to 5-year-old to discover how and why owls love living in our park and make a hoot of a craft! Children must be accompanied by an adult and dressed for the outdoors. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, if space available, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per child.

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Add to Calendar 10/20/2022 10:30:00 AM 10/20/2022 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Guppy Club: Hoot for Owls! Bring your 3 to 5-year-old to discover how and why owls love living in our park and make a hoot of a craft! Children must be accompanied by an adult and dressed for the outdoors. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, if space available, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per child. Cape Henlopen State Park

Our Beach Rocks!

Saturday, October 22, 2022

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 10/22/2022 1:00:00 PM 10/22/2022 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 State Park

Children's Fantasy Trail

Friday, October 28, 2022

6:00 PM

Wear your Halloween costume and Trick-or-Treat for candy and toys with your favorite storybook characters along our jack-o-lantern lined trail. Events and details subject to change. Call 302-645-6852 for more information. $6 per person

Add to Calendar 10/28/2022 6:00:00 PM 10/28/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Children's Fantasy Trail Wear your Halloween costume and Trick-or-Treat for candy and toys with your favorite storybook characters along our jack-o-lantern lined trail. Events and details subject to change. Call 302-645-6852 for more information. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Children's Fantasy Trail

Saturday, October 29, 2022

6:00 PM

Wear your Halloween costume and Trick-or-Treat for candy and toys with your favorite storybook characters along our jack-o-lantern lined trail. Events and details subject to change. Call 302-645-6852 for more information. $6 per person

Add to Calendar 10/29/2022 6:00:00 PM 10/29/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Children's Fantasy Trail Wear your Halloween costume and Trick-or-Treat for candy and toys with your favorite storybook characters along our jack-o-lantern lined trail. Events and details subject to change. Call 302-645-6852 for more information. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Children's Fantasy Trail

Sunday, October 30, 2022

6:00 PM

Wear your Halloween costume and Trick-or-Treat for candy and toys with your favorite storybook characters along our jack-o-lantern lined trail. Events and details subject to change. Call 302-645-6852 for more information. $6 per person

Add to Calendar 10/30/2022 6:00:00 PM 10/30/2022 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Children's Fantasy Trail Wear your Halloween costume and Trick-or-Treat for candy and toys with your favorite storybook characters along our jack-o-lantern lined trail. Events and details subject to change. Call 302-645-6852 for more information. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Young Family Hike: Falling Leaves

Saturday, November 5, 2022

10:30 AM

Take a short walk outside to find out why trees change in fall and then make a fun leaf craft. For ages 3-7 years old with an adult. Dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, if space is available, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 11/5/2022 10:30:00 AM 11/5/2022 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Young Family Hike: Falling Leaves Take a short walk outside to find out why trees change in fall and then make a fun leaf craft. For ages 3-7 years old with an adult. Dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, if space is available, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Full Moon Hike

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

6:00 PM

Hike the park as the sun sets and the full moon rises to explore what animals come out and how and why they have adapted to life at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 11/9/2022 6:00:00 PM 11/9/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Hike the park as the sun sets and the full moon rises to explore what animals come out and how and why they have adapted to life at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

You're a Natural: Observing and Drawing Nature

Saturday, November 12, 2022

10:00 AM

Join us for a short walk into the woods and learn the basics of drawing forms in the natural world. Bring a sketch pad and pencils as well as a folding chair. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 11/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 11/12/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York You're a Natural: Observing and Drawing Nature Join us for a short walk into the woods and learn the basics of drawing forms in the natural world. Bring a sketch pad and pencils as well as a folding chair. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Bird Walk

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

8:00 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 11/15/2022 8:00:00 AM 11/15/2022 10:00:00 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 State Park

Guppy Club: Wild About Turkeys

Thursday, November 17, 2022

10:30 AM

Bring your 3 to 5-year-old to find out what this “Thanksgiving bird” is doing in the park and create a “wild” turkey craft to take home! Children must be accompanied by an adult and dressed for the outdoors. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, if space available, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per child.

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Add to Calendar 11/17/2022 10:30:00 AM 11/17/2022 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Guppy Club: Wild About Turkeys Bring your 3 to 5-year-old to find out what this “Thanksgiving bird” is doing in the park and create a “wild” turkey craft to take home! Children must be accompanied by an adult and dressed for the outdoors. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, if space available, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per child. Cape Henlopen State Park

Our Beach Rocks!

Saturday, November 19, 2022

10:00 AM

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 11/19/2022 10:00:00 AM 11/19/2022 11:00:00 AM 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 State Park

Cranberry Bog Hike

Friday, November 25, 2022

10:00 AM

Explore the pinelands trail and search for cranberries, wildlife and other natural wonders that the early colonists might have seen themselves. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. For ages 5 and up with an 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 11/25/2022 10:00:00 AM 11/25/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Cranberry Bog Hike Explore the pinelands trail and search for cranberries, wildlife and other natural wonders that the early colonists might have seen themselves. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, if space available, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Squid Dissection

Saturday, November 26, 2022

2:00 PM

Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $8 per person

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Add to Calendar 11/26/2022 2:00:00 PM 11/26/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $8 per person Cape Henlopen State Park