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Indian River Life-Saving Station


About the Life-Saving Station

Be swept back to a time when night-time beach patrols and perilous high seas rescues were the only way to save shipwreck victims along the coasts of the United States. The original Indian River Life-Saving Station was built in 1876 for use by the United States Lifesaving Service, a government organization created to respond to the alarming number of shipwrecks along the coastlines of the United States and the precursor to today's U. S. Coast Guard.

The building was first located 400 feet closer to the shore, but a sand dune began to form around it almost as soon as it was finished. It was moved to its present location in 1877, and today has been meticulously restored to its 1905 appearance, complete with diamond-shaped trim. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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This unique coastal property is great for any special event you may have in mind, and is ideal for beach destination weddings and receptions.

While your guests are visiting the beach, they can enjoy exciting programs and events, too!

Download the Indian River Life-Saving Station facility rental guidelines and site diagram.

Featured Program: Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment

Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum's PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue form the "wreck pole." Cost includes museum admission. You will have three other chances to see the reenactment this summer: Thursdays, July 18, August 1 and 15. $6.50 for adults; $5 for seniors (62 and up); $4 for youth (6-12); 5 and under are free Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Add to Calendar 6/27/2019 5:30:00 PM 6/27/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Featured Program: Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum's PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue form the "wreck pole." Cost includes museum admission. You will have three other chances to see the reenactment this summer: Thursdays, July 18, August 1 and 15. $6.50 for adults; $5 for seniors (62 and up); $4 for youth (6-12); 5 and under are free Delaware Seashore State Park




Upcoming Events

Introduction to Kayaking

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

9:30 AM

Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information.

Add to Calendar 6/18/2019 9:30:00 AM 6/18/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information. Delaware Seashore State Park

Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

10:00 AM

Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/18/2019 10:00:00 AM 6/18/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk: Holts Landing

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/18/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/18/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk: Holts Landing Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/18/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/18/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

3:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/18/2019 3:00:00 PM 6/18/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tours

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/18/2019 8:00:00 PM 6/18/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tours Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/18/2019 8:30:00 PM 6/18/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/19/2019 9:30:00 AM 6/19/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hayride on the Beach

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

2:00 PM

Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/19/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/19/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hayride on the Beach Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Searching for a Signal

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

2:00 PM

Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 6/19/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/19/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Searching for a Signal Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Paint Night: Nautical Flag Art

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

6:30 PM

Join park interpretive staff at the Big Chill Beach Club try your hand at an “upcycling” paint night. Learn about the history of the International Code of Signals and how it ties in with the history of the park. Paint your own message in nautical flags on a piece of rustic, reclaimed wood from park picnic tables and beach boardwalks.Eat some grub and enjoy the view!Pre-registration required by calling (302) 227-6991Ages 21 and up$25 per person

Add to Calendar 6/19/2019 6:30:00 PM 6/19/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Paint Night: Nautical Flag Art Join park interpretive staff at the Big Chill Beach Club try your hand at an “upcycling” paint night. Learn about the history of the International Code of Signals and how it ties in with the history of the park. Paint your own message in nautical flags on a piece of rustic, reclaimed wood from park picnic tables and beach boardwalks.Eat some grub and enjoy the view!Pre-registration required by calling (302) 227-6991Ages 21 and up$25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

7:30 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/19/2019 7:30:00 PM 6/19/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Thursday, June 20, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/20/2019 9:30:00 AM 6/20/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks

Thursday, June 20, 2019

10:00 AM

Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/20/2019 10:00:00 AM 6/20/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Shark Discovery

Thursday, June 20, 2019

10:00 AM

Bring your baby “sharks” to research like a marine biologist and understand why sharks play a vital role in our ocean ecosystem. Participate in shark story time and make a craft to take home. Preregistration required.Ages 3 to 5$4 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/20/2019 10:00:00 AM 6/20/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Shark Discovery Bring your baby “sharks” to research like a marine biologist and understand why sharks play a vital role in our ocean ecosystem. Participate in shark story time and make a craft to take home. Preregistration required.Ages 3 to 5$4 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Sea Glass Jewerly 101

Thursday, June 20, 2019

1:30 PM

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/20/2019 1:30:00 PM 6/20/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewerly 101 Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Thursday, June 20, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/20/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/20/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Surf Fishing 101

Thursday, June 20, 2019

2:00 PM

Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person

Add to Calendar 6/20/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/20/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Surf Fishing 101 Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th*

Add to Calendar 6/20/2019 8:30:00 PM 6/20/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th* Delaware Seashore State Park

Day Camp for Grown-Ups

Friday, June 21, 2019

9:00 AM

Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person

Add to Calendar 6/21/2019 9:00:00 AM 6/21/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Day Camp for Grown-Ups Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Forgotten Stories of the Sand

Friday, June 21, 2019

10:00 AM

People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/21/2019 10:00:00 AM 6/21/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Forgotten Stories of the Sand People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay: Holts Landing

Friday, June 21, 2019

10:00 AM

Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/21/2019 10:00:00 AM 6/21/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay: Holts Landing Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology

Friday, June 21, 2019

2:00 PM

Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 6/21/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/21/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk

Friday, June 21, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/21/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/21/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Saturday, June 22, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/22/2019 9:30:00 AM 6/22/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Introduction to Kayaking

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

9:30 AM

Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information.

Add to Calendar 6/25/2019 9:30:00 AM 6/25/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information. Delaware Seashore State Park

Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

10:00 AM

Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/25/2019 10:00:00 AM 6/25/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk: Holts Landing

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/25/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/25/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk: Holts Landing Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/25/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/25/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

3:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/25/2019 3:00:00 PM 6/25/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Outdoor Family Fun Night

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

6:00 PM

Hosted by the Friends of Holts Landing State Park! Pack a picnic dinner, grab the Frisbee® and the horseshoes, and join us on select evenings throughout the summer to enjoy everything this hidden gem of a park has to offer. There will be live music and volunteers will be present to lead visitors in some hands-on activities before the sun sets.FREE

Add to Calendar 6/25/2019 6:00:00 PM 6/25/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Outdoor Family Fun Night Hosted by the Friends of Holts Landing State Park! Pack a picnic dinner, grab the Frisbee® and the horseshoes, and join us on select evenings throughout the summer to enjoy everything this hidden gem of a park has to offer. There will be live music and volunteers will be present to lead visitors in some hands-on activities before the sun sets.FREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tours

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/25/2019 8:00:00 PM 6/25/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tours Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/25/2019 8:30:00 PM 6/25/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/26/2019 9:30:00 AM 6/26/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hayride on the Beach

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

2:00 PM

Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/26/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/26/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hayride on the Beach Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Searching for a Signal

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

2:00 PM

Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 6/26/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/26/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Searching for a Signal Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Hayride on the Beach

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

7:00 PM

Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/26/2019 7:00:00 PM 6/26/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Hayride on the Beach Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

7:30 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/26/2019 7:30:00 PM 6/26/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Thursday, June 27, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/27/2019 9:30:00 AM 6/27/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks

Thursday, June 27, 2019

10:00 AM

Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/27/2019 10:00:00 AM 6/27/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Sea Glass Jewerly 101

Thursday, June 27, 2019

1:30 PM

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/27/2019 1:30:00 PM 6/27/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewerly 101 Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Thursday, June 27, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/27/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/27/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Surf Fishing 101

Thursday, June 27, 2019

2:00 PM

Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person

Add to Calendar 6/27/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/27/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Surf Fishing 101 Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment

Thursday, June 27, 2019

5:30 PM

Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the “wreck pole.”Cost includes museum admission$6.50/adult; $5/senior (62 and up); $4/youth (6-12); 5 and under are free

Add to Calendar 6/27/2019 5:30:00 PM 6/27/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the “wreck pole.”Cost includes museum admission$6.50/adult; $5/senior (62 and up); $4/youth (6-12); 5 and under are free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th*

Add to Calendar 6/27/2019 8:30:00 PM 6/27/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th* Delaware Seashore State Park

Day Camp for Grown-Ups

Friday, June 28, 2019

9:00 AM

Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person

Add to Calendar 6/28/2019 9:00:00 AM 6/28/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Day Camp for Grown-Ups Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Forgotten Stories of the Sand

Friday, June 28, 2019

10:00 AM

People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/28/2019 10:00:00 AM 6/28/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Forgotten Stories of the Sand People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay: Holts Landing

Friday, June 28, 2019

10:00 AM

Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/28/2019 10:00:00 AM 6/28/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay: Holts Landing Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology

Friday, June 28, 2019

2:00 PM

Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 6/28/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/28/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk

Friday, June 28, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/28/2019 2:00:00 PM 6/28/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Saturday, June 29, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/29/2019 9:30:00 AM 6/29/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Evenings at the Amphitheater

Monday, July 1, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/1/2019 7:00:00 PM 7/1/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evenings at the Amphitheater Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Introduction to Kayaking

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

9:30 AM

Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information.

Add to Calendar 7/2/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/2/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information. Delaware Seashore State Park

Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

10:00 AM

Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/2/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/2/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk: Holts Landing

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/2/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/2/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk: Holts Landing Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/2/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/2/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

3:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/2/2019 3:00:00 PM 7/2/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Creatures of the Marsh

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/2/2019 7:00:00 PM 7/2/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Creatures of the Marsh Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tours

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/2/2019 8:00:00 PM 7/2/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tours Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/2/2019 8:30:00 PM 7/2/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/3/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/3/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hayride on the Beach

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

2:00 PM

Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/3/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/3/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hayride on the Beach Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Searching for a Signal

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

2:00 PM

Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 7/3/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/3/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Searching for a Signal Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Paint Night: Nautical Flag Art

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

6:30 PM

Join park interpretive staff at the Big Chill Beach Club try your hand at an “upcycling” paint night. Learn about the history of the International Code of Signals and how it ties in with the history of the park. Paint your own message in nautical flags on a piece of rustic, reclaimed wood from park picnic tables and beach boardwalks.Eat some grub and enjoy the view!Pre-registration required by calling (302) 227-6991Ages 21 and up$25 per person

Add to Calendar 7/3/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/3/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Paint Night: Nautical Flag Art Join park interpretive staff at the Big Chill Beach Club try your hand at an “upcycling” paint night. Learn about the history of the International Code of Signals and how it ties in with the history of the park. Paint your own message in nautical flags on a piece of rustic, reclaimed wood from park picnic tables and beach boardwalks.Eat some grub and enjoy the view!Pre-registration required by calling (302) 227-6991Ages 21 and up$25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

7:30 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/3/2019 7:30:00 PM 7/3/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Thursday, July 4, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/4/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/4/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks

Thursday, July 4, 2019

10:00 AM

Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/4/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/4/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Sea Glass Jewerly 101

Thursday, July 4, 2019

1:30 PM

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/4/2019 1:30:00 PM 7/4/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewerly 101 Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Thursday, July 4, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/4/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/4/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Surf Fishing 101

Thursday, July 4, 2019

2:00 PM

Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person

Add to Calendar 7/4/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/4/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Surf Fishing 101 Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th*

Add to Calendar 7/4/2019 8:30:00 PM 7/4/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th* Delaware Seashore State Park

Day Camp for Grown-Ups

Friday, July 5, 2019

9:00 AM

Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person

Add to Calendar 7/5/2019 9:00:00 AM 7/5/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Day Camp for Grown-Ups Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Forgotten Stories of the Sand

Friday, July 5, 2019

10:00 AM

People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/5/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/5/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Forgotten Stories of the Sand People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay: Holts Landing

Friday, July 5, 2019

10:00 AM

Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/5/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/5/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay: Holts Landing Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology

Friday, July 5, 2019

2:00 PM

Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 7/5/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/5/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk

Friday, July 5, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/5/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/5/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Saturday, July 6, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/6/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/6/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Evenings at the Amphitheater

Monday, July 8, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/8/2019 7:00:00 PM 7/8/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evenings at the Amphitheater Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Introduction to Kayaking

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

9:30 AM

Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/9/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information. Delaware Seashore State Park

Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

10:00 AM

Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/9/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk: Holts Landing

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/9/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk: Holts Landing Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/9/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

3:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2019 3:00:00 PM 7/9/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Creatures of the Marsh

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2019 7:00:00 PM 7/9/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Creatures of the Marsh Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tours

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2019 8:00:00 PM 7/9/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tours Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2019 8:30:00 PM 7/9/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/10/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/10/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hayride on the Beach

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

2:00 PM

Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/10/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/10/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hayride on the Beach Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Searching for a Signal

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

2:00 PM

Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 7/10/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/10/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Searching for a Signal Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Hayride on the Beach

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

7:00 PM

Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/10/2019 7:00:00 PM 7/10/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Hayride on the Beach Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

7:30 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/10/2019 7:30:00 PM 7/10/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Thursday, July 11, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/11/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/11/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks

Thursday, July 11, 2019

10:00 AM

Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/11/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/11/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Sea Glass Jewerly 101

Thursday, July 11, 2019

1:30 PM

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/11/2019 1:30:00 PM 7/11/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewerly 101 Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Thursday, July 11, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/11/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/11/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Surf Fishing 101

Thursday, July 11, 2019

2:00 PM

Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person

Add to Calendar 7/11/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/11/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Surf Fishing 101 Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th*

Add to Calendar 7/11/2019 8:30:00 PM 7/11/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th* Delaware Seashore State Park

Day Camp for Grown-Ups

Friday, July 12, 2019

9:00 AM

Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person

Add to Calendar 7/12/2019 9:00:00 AM 7/12/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Day Camp for Grown-Ups Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Forgotten Stories of the Sand

Friday, July 12, 2019

10:00 AM

People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/12/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/12/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Forgotten Stories of the Sand People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay: Holts Landing

Friday, July 12, 2019

10:00 AM

Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/12/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/12/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay: Holts Landing Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology

Friday, July 12, 2019

2:00 PM

Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 7/12/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/12/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk

Friday, July 12, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/12/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/12/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

39th Annual Sandcastle Contest

Saturday, July 13, 2019

9:00 AM

Watch or take part in one of Delaware Seashore State Park’s legacies – the annual Sandcastle Contest at the South Inlet Day Area. This year, park staff have teamed up with staff from the Big Chill Beach Club restaurant, so plan on making a whole day of it; build a castle, win a prize, play on the beach, and grab a bite! Contest registration begins at 9 a.m.; judging starts at 12:30 p.m., and prizes will be awarded shortly thereafter. Pre-registration NOT required.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2019 9:00:00 AM 7/13/2019 1:00:00 PM America/New_York 39th Annual Sandcastle Contest Watch or take part in one of Delaware Seashore State Park’s legacies – the annual Sandcastle Contest at the South Inlet Day Area. This year, park staff have teamed up with staff from the Big Chill Beach Club restaurant, so plan on making a whole day of it; build a castle, win a prize, play on the beach, and grab a bite! Contest registration begins at 9 a.m.; judging starts at 12:30 p.m., and prizes will be awarded shortly thereafter. Pre-registration NOT required.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Saturday, July 13, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/13/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Evenings at the Amphitheater

Monday, July 15, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/15/2019 7:00:00 PM 7/15/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evenings at the Amphitheater Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Introduction to Kayaking

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

9:30 AM

Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/16/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information. Delaware Seashore State Park

Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

10:00 AM

Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/16/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk: Holts Landing

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/16/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk: Holts Landing Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/16/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

3:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2019 3:00:00 PM 7/16/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Outdoor Family Fun Night

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

6:00 PM

Hosted by the Friends of Holts Landing State Park! Pack a picnic dinner, grab the Frisbee® and the horseshoes, and join us on select evenings throughout the summer to enjoy everything this hidden gem of a park has to offer. There will be live music and volunteers will be present to lead visitors in some hands-on activities before the sun sets.FREE

Add to Calendar 7/16/2019 6:00:00 PM 7/16/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Outdoor Family Fun Night Hosted by the Friends of Holts Landing State Park! Pack a picnic dinner, grab the Frisbee® and the horseshoes, and join us on select evenings throughout the summer to enjoy everything this hidden gem of a park has to offer. There will be live music and volunteers will be present to lead visitors in some hands-on activities before the sun sets.FREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Creatures of the Marsh

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2019 7:00:00 PM 7/16/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Creatures of the Marsh Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tours

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2019 8:00:00 PM 7/16/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tours Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2019 8:30:00 PM 7/16/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/17/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/17/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hayride on the Beach

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

2:00 PM

Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/17/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/17/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hayride on the Beach Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Searching for a Signal

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

2:00 PM

Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 7/17/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/17/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Searching for a Signal Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Paint Night: Nautical Flag Art

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

6:30 PM

Join park interpretive staff at the Big Chill Beach Club try your hand at an “upcycling” paint night. Learn about the history of the International Code of Signals and how it ties in with the history of the park. Paint your own message in nautical flags on a piece of rustic, reclaimed wood from park picnic tables and beach boardwalks.Eat some grub and enjoy the view!Pre-registration required by calling (302) 227-6991Ages 21 and up$25 per person

Add to Calendar 7/17/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/17/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Paint Night: Nautical Flag Art Join park interpretive staff at the Big Chill Beach Club try your hand at an “upcycling” paint night. Learn about the history of the International Code of Signals and how it ties in with the history of the park. Paint your own message in nautical flags on a piece of rustic, reclaimed wood from park picnic tables and beach boardwalks.Eat some grub and enjoy the view!Pre-registration required by calling (302) 227-6991Ages 21 and up$25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

7:30 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/17/2019 7:30:00 PM 7/17/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Thursday, July 18, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/18/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/18/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks

Thursday, July 18, 2019

10:00 AM

Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/18/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/18/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Sea Glass Jewerly 101

Thursday, July 18, 2019

1:30 PM

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/18/2019 1:30:00 PM 7/18/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewerly 101 Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Thursday, July 18, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/18/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/18/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Surf Fishing 101

Thursday, July 18, 2019

2:00 PM

Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person

Add to Calendar 7/18/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/18/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Surf Fishing 101 Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Breeches Buoy Reenactment Drill

Thursday, July 18, 2019

5:30 PM

Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the “wreck pole.”Cost includes museum admission$6.50/adult; $5/senior (62 and up); $4/youth (6-12); 5 and under are free

Add to Calendar 7/18/2019 5:30:00 PM 7/18/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Breeches Buoy Reenactment Drill Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the “wreck pole.”Cost includes museum admission$6.50/adult; $5/senior (62 and up); $4/youth (6-12); 5 and under are free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th*

Add to Calendar 7/18/2019 8:30:00 PM 7/18/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th* Delaware Seashore State Park

Day Camp for Grown-Ups

Friday, July 19, 2019

9:00 AM

Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person

Add to Calendar 7/19/2019 9:00:00 AM 7/19/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Day Camp for Grown-Ups Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Forgotten Stories of the Sand

Friday, July 19, 2019

10:00 AM

People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/19/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/19/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Forgotten Stories of the Sand People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay: Holts Landing

Friday, July 19, 2019

10:00 AM

Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/19/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/19/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay: Holts Landing Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology

Friday, July 19, 2019

2:00 PM

Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 7/19/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/19/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk

Friday, July 19, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/19/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/19/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Saturday, July 20, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/20/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/20/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Evenings at the Amphitheater

Monday, July 22, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/22/2019 7:00:00 PM 7/22/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evenings at the Amphitheater Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Introduction to Kayaking

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

9:30 AM

Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/23/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information. Delaware Seashore State Park

Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

10:00 AM

Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/23/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk: Holts Landing

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/23/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk: Holts Landing Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/23/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

3:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2019 3:00:00 PM 7/23/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Creatures of the Marsh

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2019 7:00:00 PM 7/23/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Creatures of the Marsh Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tours

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2019 8:00:00 PM 7/23/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tours Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2019 8:30:00 PM 7/23/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/24/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/24/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hayride on the Beach

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

2:00 PM

Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/24/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/24/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hayride on the Beach Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Searching for a Signal

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

2:00 PM

Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 7/24/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/24/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Searching for a Signal Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Clam Bake

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

6:30 PM

Clam bakes are always a good time, but we’re taking it up a notch and wrapping in some local heritage into this event! The surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station were lucky enough to live in close proximity to Rehoboth Bay, which allowed them to add fresh seafood to their meals. Join us for an evening full of fun, good food, and a glimpse into the lives of the surfmen that patrolled our beaches over 100 years ago. Reservations required at least 7 days in advance. $55/person (includes beer and wine) , $35/person for those under 21

Add to Calendar 7/24/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/24/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Beach Clam Bake Clam bakes are always a good time, but we’re taking it up a notch and wrapping in some local heritage into this event! The surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station were lucky enough to live in close proximity to Rehoboth Bay, which allowed them to add fresh seafood to their meals. Join us for an evening full of fun, good food, and a glimpse into the lives of the surfmen that patrolled our beaches over 100 years ago. Reservations required at least 7 days in advance. $55/person (includes beer and wine) , $35/person for those under 21 Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

7:30 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/24/2019 7:30:00 PM 7/24/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Thursday, July 25, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/25/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/25/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks

Thursday, July 25, 2019

10:00 AM

Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/25/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/25/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Sea Glass Jewerly 101

Thursday, July 25, 2019

1:30 PM

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/25/2019 1:30:00 PM 7/25/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewerly 101 Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Thursday, July 25, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/25/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/25/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Surf Fishing 101

Thursday, July 25, 2019

2:00 PM

Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person

Add to Calendar 7/25/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/25/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Surf Fishing 101 Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th*

Add to Calendar 7/25/2019 8:30:00 PM 7/25/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th* Delaware Seashore State Park

Day Camp for Grown-Ups

Friday, July 26, 2019

9:00 AM

Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person

Add to Calendar 7/26/2019 9:00:00 AM 7/26/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Day Camp for Grown-Ups Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Forgotten Stories of the Sand

Friday, July 26, 2019

10:00 AM

People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/26/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/26/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Forgotten Stories of the Sand People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay: Holts Landing

Friday, July 26, 2019

10:00 AM

Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/26/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/26/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay: Holts Landing Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology

Friday, July 26, 2019

2:00 PM

Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 7/26/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/26/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk

Friday, July 26, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/26/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/26/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Saturday, July 27, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/27/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Evenings at the Amphitheater

Monday, July 29, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/29/2019 7:00:00 PM 7/29/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evenings at the Amphitheater Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Introduction to Kayaking

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

9:30 AM

Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/30/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information. Delaware Seashore State Park

Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

10:00 AM

Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/30/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk: Holts Landing

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/30/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk: Holts Landing Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/30/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

3:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2019 3:00:00 PM 7/30/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Creatures of the Marsh

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2019 7:00:00 PM 7/30/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Creatures of the Marsh Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tours

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2019 8:00:00 PM 7/30/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tours Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2019 8:30:00 PM 7/30/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/31/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/31/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hayride on the Beach

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

2:00 PM

Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/31/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/31/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hayride on the Beach Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Searching for a Signal

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

2:00 PM

Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 7/31/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/31/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Searching for a Signal Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Paint Night: Nautical Flag Art

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

6:30 PM

Join park interpretive staff at the Big Chill Beach Club try your hand at an “upcycling” paint night. Learn about the history of the International Code of Signals and how it ties in with the history of the park. Paint your own message in nautical flags on a piece of rustic, reclaimed wood from park picnic tables and beach boardwalks.Eat some grub and enjoy the view!Pre-registration required by calling (302) 227-6991Ages 21 and up$25 per person

Add to Calendar 7/31/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/31/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Paint Night: Nautical Flag Art Join park interpretive staff at the Big Chill Beach Club try your hand at an “upcycling” paint night. Learn about the history of the International Code of Signals and how it ties in with the history of the park. Paint your own message in nautical flags on a piece of rustic, reclaimed wood from park picnic tables and beach boardwalks.Eat some grub and enjoy the view!Pre-registration required by calling (302) 227-6991Ages 21 and up$25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

7:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 7/31/2019 7:00:00 PM 7/31/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Thursday, August 1, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/1/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/1/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks

Thursday, August 1, 2019

10:00 AM

Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/1/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/1/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Sea Glass Jewerly 101

Thursday, August 1, 2019

1:30 PM

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/1/2019 1:30:00 PM 8/1/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewerly 101 Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Thursday, August 1, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/1/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/1/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Surf Fishing 101

Thursday, August 1, 2019

2:00 PM

Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person

Add to Calendar 8/1/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/1/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Surf Fishing 101 Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment

Thursday, August 1, 2019

5:30 PM

Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the “wreck pole.”Cost includes museum admission$6.50/adult; $5/senior (62 and up); $4/youth (6-12); 5 and under are free

Add to Calendar 8/1/2019 5:30:00 PM 8/1/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the “wreck pole.”Cost includes museum admission$6.50/adult; $5/senior (62 and up); $4/youth (6-12); 5 and under are free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th*

Add to Calendar 8/1/2019 8:30:00 PM 8/1/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th* Delaware Seashore State Park

Day Camp for Grown-Ups

Friday, August 2, 2019

9:00 AM

Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person

Add to Calendar 8/2/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/2/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Day Camp for Grown-Ups Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Forgotten Stories of the Sand

Friday, August 2, 2019

10:00 AM

People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/2/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/2/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Forgotten Stories of the Sand People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay: Holts Landing

Friday, August 2, 2019

10:00 AM

Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/2/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/2/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay: Holts Landing Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology

Friday, August 2, 2019

2:00 PM

Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 8/2/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/2/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk

Friday, August 2, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/2/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/2/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Saturday, August 3, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/3/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Evenings at the Amphitheater

Monday, August 5, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/5/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/5/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evenings at the Amphitheater Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Introduction to Kayaking

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

9:30 AM

Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/6/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information. Delaware Seashore State Park

Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

10:00 AM

Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/6/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk: Holts Landing

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/6/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk: Holts Landing Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/6/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

3:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2019 3:00:00 PM 8/6/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Outdoor Family Fun Night

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

6:00 PM

Hosted by the Friends of Holts Landing State Park! Pack a picnic dinner, grab the Frisbee® and the horseshoes, and join us on select evenings throughout the summer to enjoy everything this hidden gem of a park has to offer. There will be live music and volunteers will be present to lead visitors in some hands-on activities before the sun sets.FREE

Add to Calendar 8/6/2019 6:00:00 PM 8/6/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Outdoor Family Fun Night Hosted by the Friends of Holts Landing State Park! Pack a picnic dinner, grab the Frisbee® and the horseshoes, and join us on select evenings throughout the summer to enjoy everything this hidden gem of a park has to offer. There will be live music and volunteers will be present to lead visitors in some hands-on activities before the sun sets.FREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Creatures of the Marsh

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/6/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Creatures of the Marsh Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tours

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2019 8:00:00 PM 8/6/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tours Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2019 8:30:00 PM 8/6/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/7/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/7/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hayride on the Beach

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

2:00 PM

Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/7/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/7/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hayride on the Beach Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Searching for a Signal

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

2:00 PM

Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 8/7/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/7/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Searching for a Signal Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Hayride on the Beach

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

7:00 PM

Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/7/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/7/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Hayride on the Beach Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

7:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/7/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/7/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Thursday, August 8, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/8/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/8/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks

Thursday, August 8, 2019

10:00 AM

Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/8/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/8/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Sea Glass Jewerly 101

Thursday, August 8, 2019

1:30 PM

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/8/2019 1:30:00 PM 8/8/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewerly 101 Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Thursday, August 8, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/8/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/8/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Surf Fishing 101

Thursday, August 8, 2019

2:00 PM

Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person

Add to Calendar 8/8/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/8/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Surf Fishing 101 Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th*

Add to Calendar 8/8/2019 8:30:00 PM 8/8/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th* Delaware Seashore State Park

Day Camp for Grown-Ups

Friday, August 9, 2019

9:00 AM

Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person

Add to Calendar 8/9/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/9/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Day Camp for Grown-Ups Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Forgotten Stories of the Sand

Friday, August 9, 2019

10:00 AM

People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/9/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/9/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Forgotten Stories of the Sand People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay: Holts Landing

Friday, August 9, 2019

10:00 AM

Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/9/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/9/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay: Holts Landing Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology

Friday, August 9, 2019

2:00 PM

Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 8/9/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/9/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk

Friday, August 9, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/9/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/9/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Saturday, August 10, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/10/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Evenings at the Amphitheater

Monday, August 12, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/12/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/12/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evenings at the Amphitheater Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Introduction to Kayaking

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

9:30 AM

Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/13/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying out one of our kayak tours, but don’t have much paddling experience? We’re here to help! Our Red Cross-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more information. Delaware Seashore State Park

Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

10:00 AM

Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/13/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Mollusk Meet-Up: A Squid and Clam Dissection Discover what a squid and clam have in common. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Pre-registration required.Ages 6 and up$8 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk: Holts Landing

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/13/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk: Holts Landing Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy! Learn the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/13/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

3:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2019 3:00:00 PM 8/13/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing and Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Watch park staff fi re an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Creatures of the Marsh

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/13/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Creatures of the Marsh Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tours

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2019 8:00:00 PM 8/13/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tours Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up.$10 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2019 8:30:00 PM 8/13/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/14/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/14/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hayride on the Beach

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

2:00 PM

Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/14/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/14/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hayride on the Beach Want to take a ride on the beach without a surf tag permit? This program is for you! Ride in a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, out onto the beach for a leisurely ride. Sit and chat with park naturalists while enjoying the ocean breeze. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Searching for a Signal

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

2:00 PM

Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 8/14/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/14/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Searching for a Signal Long before cell phones surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and mariners at sea had lots of ways of communicating. Learn how to decipher coded signals in a family-friendly program, and use them to make your own coded craft! Ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Paint Night: Nautical Flag Art

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

6:30 PM

Join park interpretive staff at the Big Chill Beach Club try your hand at an “upcycling” paint night. Learn about the history of the International Code of Signals and how it ties in with the history of the park. Paint your own message in nautical flags on a piece of rustic, reclaimed wood from park picnic tables and beach boardwalks.Eat some grub and enjoy the view!Pre-registration required by calling (302) 227-6991Ages 21 and up$25 per person

Add to Calendar 8/14/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/14/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Paint Night: Nautical Flag Art Join park interpretive staff at the Big Chill Beach Club try your hand at an “upcycling” paint night. Learn about the history of the International Code of Signals and how it ties in with the history of the park. Paint your own message in nautical flags on a piece of rustic, reclaimed wood from park picnic tables and beach boardwalks.Eat some grub and enjoy the view!Pre-registration required by calling (302) 227-6991Ages 21 and up$25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

7:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/14/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/14/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and snap a photo of the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required.$6 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Thursday, August 15, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/15/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/15/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks

Thursday, August 15, 2019

10:00 AM

Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/15/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/15/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Through History: Delaware's Historic Shipwrecks Stroll the park’s undeveloped beaches and imagine what life was like here more than 100 years ago. A park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, ancient maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Sea Glass Jewerly 101

Thursday, August 15, 2019

1:30 PM

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/15/2019 1:30:00 PM 8/15/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewerly 101 Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up.$15 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Thursday, August 15, 2019

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/15/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/15/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per person (including adults)Call (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Surf Fishing 101

Thursday, August 15, 2019

2:00 PM

Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person

Add to Calendar 8/15/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/15/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Surf Fishing 101 Learn the basics of this popular summer pastime and get the opportunity to fish along the undeveloped beach behind the historic Life-Saving Station. This is an abbreviated, family-version of our popular shoulder-season program, “Introduction to Surf Fishing.” Catch and release only.Pre-registration requiredAges 10 and up$15 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenacment

Thursday, August 15, 2019

5:30 PM

Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the “wreck pole.”Cost includes museum admission$6.50/adult; $5/senior (62 and up); $4/youth (6-12); 5 and under are free

Add to Calendar 8/15/2019 5:30:00 PM 8/15/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenacment Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the “wreck pole.”Cost includes museum admission$6.50/adult; $5/senior (62 and up); $4/youth (6-12); 5 and under are free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th*

Add to Calendar 8/15/2019 8:30:00 PM 8/15/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Fenwick Island State Park beach bathhouse.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.*No program on July 4th* Delaware Seashore State Park

Day Camp for Grown-Ups

Friday, August 16, 2019

9:00 AM

Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person

Add to Calendar 8/16/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/16/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Day Camp for Grown-Ups Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Stop by the Center for Inland Bays and a finally check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and to register.Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads$95 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Forgotten Stories of the Sand

Friday, August 16, 2019

10:00 AM

People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/16/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/16/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Forgotten Stories of the Sand People have been visiting the beaches at our park for decades, but there’s more than crowds of beach-goers turning up at the shore. Just what is the story behind the rusty nails and washers, the pieces of sea glass, the copper coins that people have found? Learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past; discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get “hands-on” with the uncovered items. Pre-registration required.$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay: Holts Landing

Friday, August 16, 2019

10:00 AM

Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/16/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/16/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay: Holts Landing Use a 20-ft. seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and preregistration required.Ages 2 and up$5 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology

Friday, August 16, 2019

2:00 PM

Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 8/16/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/16/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Walk

Friday, August 16, 2019

2:00 PM

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/16/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/16/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Walk Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Learn about the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh “home.” Pre-registration required.Ages 4 and up$4 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Saturday, August 17, 2019

9:30 AM

Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/17/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/17/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.$35 per personCall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Evenings at the Amphitheater

Monday, August 19, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/19/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/19/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evenings at the Amphitheater Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Creatures of the Marsh

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/20/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/20/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Creatures of the Marsh Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/20/2019 8:30:00 PM 8/20/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology

Friday, August 23, 2019

2:00 PM

Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 8/23/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/23/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Delaware Seashore State Park

Paddlefest 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

9:00 AM

Paddlefest is returning in 2019 and it's going to be BETTER THAN EVER as we are adding an after-party! Food, drink, music, kids' activities - we can't WAIT!Save the date and be sure to check out our Facebook page event for updates, or call (302)-227-6991 for more information.For those that have not participated in previous years, this is a 4-MILE course that meanders through the salt marsh creeks of the park. Along the way, park staff will be stationed on the course to talk about wildlife, local history, and hand out snacks!

Add to Calendar 8/24/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/24/2019 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Paddlefest 2019 Paddlefest is returning in 2019 and it's going to be BETTER THAN EVER as we are adding an after-party! Food, drink, music, kids' activities - we can't WAIT!Save the date and be sure to check out our Facebook page event for updates, or call (302)-227-6991 for more information.For those that have not participated in previous years, this is a 4-MILE course that meanders through the salt marsh creeks of the park. Along the way, park staff will be stationed on the course to talk about wildlife, local history, and hand out snacks! Delaware Seashore State Park

Evenings at the Amphitheater

Monday, August 26, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/26/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/26/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evenings at the Amphitheater Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Topics range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park at the South Inlet Day Area and walk to South Inlet Day Area campground amphitheater. No pre-registration necessary.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Creatures of the Marsh

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/27/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/27/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Creatures of the Marsh Join a park naturalist to learn about the park’s signature species: horseshoe crabs, osprey, and diamondback terrapins. See osprey in their natural habitat, spend a moment looking for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations for survival. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Shoes that can get muddy are recommended.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild CRAB Chase!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

8:30 PM

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 8/27/2019 8:30:00 PM 8/27/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild CRAB Chase! We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at North Inlet Day Area.FREECall (302)-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Clam Bake

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

6:30 PM

Clam bakes are always a good time, but we’re taking it up a notch and wrapping in some local heritage into this event! The surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station were lucky enough to live in close proximity to Rehoboth Bay, which allowed them to add fresh seafood to their meals. Join us for an evening full of fun, good food, and a glimpse into the lives of the surfmen that patrolled our beaches over 100 years ago. Reservations required at least 7 days in advance. $55/person (includes beer and wine) , $35/person for those under 21

Add to Calendar 8/28/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/28/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Beach Clam Bake Clam bakes are always a good time, but we’re taking it up a notch and wrapping in some local heritage into this event! The surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station were lucky enough to live in close proximity to Rehoboth Bay, which allowed them to add fresh seafood to their meals. Join us for an evening full of fun, good food, and a glimpse into the lives of the surfmen that patrolled our beaches over 100 years ago. Reservations required at least 7 days in advance. $55/person (includes beer and wine) , $35/person for those under 21 Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology

Friday, August 30, 2019

2:00 PM

Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 8/30/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/30/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal: Land, Sea, and Archeology Join staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Cruise!$22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Delaware Seashore State Park