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Sunday, April 21 at 11:30 a.m.

Keeper Talks,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talks Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, April 21 at 12 p.m.

Creature Feature,   Brandywine Zoo

*Weather permitting, must be above 50° F Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Creature Feature *Weather permitting, must be above 50° F Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m.

Keeper Talk,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talk Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Monday, April 22 at 9 a.m.

Spring Break Camp,   Bellevue State Park

Spring Awakening and Coming Out of Hibernation! Everything is awakening and we will be able to witness spring at Bellevue. Each day will be filled with new discoveries, hiking and crafts. Campers must pack a bag lunch and snack each day. After care available; no before care. Register by April 12.

$175 for the week or $40 per day

Add to Calendar 7 12 America/New_York Spring Break Camp Spring Awakening and Coming Out of Hibernation! Everything is awakening and we will be able to witness spring at Bellevue. Each day will be filled with new discoveries, hiking and crafts. Campers must pack a bag lunch and snack each day. After care available; no before care. Register by April 12. Bellevue State Park

Monday, April 22 at 8:30 a.m.

Spring Break Nature Camp,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Enjoy a week exploring different habitats through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No after care.

$150 per week or $40 per day

Add to Calendar 7 10 America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp Enjoy a week exploring different habitats through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No after care. Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, April 22 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, April 22 at 9 a.m.

CANCELLED - Spring Break Out! Camp,   Killens Pond State Park

This program has been cancelled.

Add to Calendar America/New_York CANCELLED - Spring Break Out! Camp This program has been cancelled. Killens Pond State Park

Monday, April 22 at 9 a.m.

Featured Program: Spring Break Day Camp,   Bellevue State Park

April 22 – 26 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ages 7 – 12 Witness spring at Bellevue. Each day will be filled with new discoveries, hiking and crafts. Campers should pack a bag lunch and snack each day. After care is available until 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee of $30. Register by April 15. $175/$40 per day

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Spring Break Day Camp April 22 – 26 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ages 7 – 12 Witness spring at Bellevue. Each day will be filled with new discoveries, hiking and crafts. Campers should pack a bag lunch and snack each day. After care is available until 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee of $30. Register by April 15. $175/$40 per day Bellevue State Park

Monday, April 22 at 9 a.m.

Spring Zoo Camp - Citizen Scientists,   Brandywine Zoo

Ages 6- 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm, aftercare available M-TH only until 5pm Have a WILD spring break discovering how YOU can do science every day! Each day of the week will have its own Citizen Science related theme, where we’ll collect real data that helps real scientists. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, and fun activities! Weekly Fee: $240/per child; $210/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Daily Fee: $55/per child; $45/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Aftercare fee: $50/week or $15/day. No aftercare on Friday. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is April 17. Campers must be potty-trained and come dressed for the weather. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Zoo Camp - Citizen Scientists Ages 6- 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm, aftercare available M-TH only until 5pm Have a WILD spring break discovering how YOU can do science every day! Each day of the week will have its own Citizen Science related theme, where we’ll collect real data that helps real scientists. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, and fun activities! Weekly Fee: $240/per child; $210/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Daily Fee: $55/per child; $45/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Aftercare fee: $50/week or $15/day. No aftercare on Friday. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is April 17. Campers must be potty-trained and come dressed for the weather. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, April 22 at 9 a.m.

Walk it Off!,   Bellevue State Park

Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the track.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Walk it Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m.

Earth Day Volunteer Project,   Killens Pond State Park

Earth Day Volunteer Project Monday, April 22 10 a.m. - Noon Meet at the Nature Center and give back this Earth Day. Please wear close-toed shoes, bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Gloves and tools will be provided. Please register online at destateparks.com/Volunteer. For more information please contact: Alison Romano, Volunteer Manager at alison.romano@state.de.us or (302) 900-1423.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Earth Day Volunteer Project Earth Day Volunteer Project Monday, April 22 10 a.m. - Noon Meet at the Nature Center and give back this Earth Day. Please wear close-toed shoes, bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Gloves and tools will be provided. Please register online at destateparks.com/Volunteer. For more information please contact: Alison Romano, Volunteer Manager at alison.romano@state.de.us or (302) 900-1423. Killens Pond State Park

Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m.

Featured Program: Earth Day Volunteer Project,   Killens Pond State Park

Meet at the nature center and give back this Earth Day. Please wear close-toed shoes, bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Gloves and tools will be provided. Please register online at destateparks.com/Volunteer. For more information please contact Volunteer Manager, Alison Romano at alison.romano@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Earth Day Volunteer Project Meet at the nature center and give back this Earth Day. Please wear close-toed shoes, bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Gloves and tools will be provided. Please register online at destateparks.com/Volunteer. For more information please contact Volunteer Manager, Alison Romano at alison.romano@delaware.gov Killens Pond State Park

Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m.

Earth Day Coast-to-Coast Clean-Up,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Help keep Delaware Seashore clean from coast to coast! Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station for a staff-led beach clean-up, then travel to Savages Ditch to clean up debris found in the salt marsh. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details No pre-registration required Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Earth Day Coast-to-Coast Clean-Up Help keep Delaware Seashore clean from coast to coast! Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station for a staff-led beach clean-up, then travel to Savages Ditch to clean up debris found in the salt marsh. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details No pre-registration required Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m.

Walking Tour: If These Trees Could Talk,   First State Heritage Park

In celebration of Earth Day travel around The Green and experience some natural history, tree identification, and hear some events to which these trees have borne witness. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Walking Tour: If These Trees Could Talk In celebration of Earth Day travel around The Green and experience some natural history, tree identification, and hear some events to which these trees have borne witness. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Monday, April 22 at 4 p.m.

Featured Program: Earth Day Hike,   Trap Pond State Park

Join a naturalist at the Nature Center for a hike to celebrate Earth Day.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Earth Day Hike Join a naturalist at the Nature Center for a hike to celebrate Earth Day. Trap Pond State Park

Monday, April 22 at 5 p.m.

Earth Day Hike,   Trap Pond State Park

Join a naturalist at the Nature Center for a hike to celebrate Earth Day. Meet at the Nature Center. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Earth Day Hike Join a naturalist at the Nature Center for a hike to celebrate Earth Day. Meet at the Nature Center. Free Trap Pond State Park

Monday, April 22 at 5 p.m.

Earth Day Hike,   Brandywine Creek State Park

The meadows will be blooming, birds will be chirping, and we will be basking in the beauty of the park! Hike will be approximately 1 hour. This is a free program. Feel free to call ahead and register to reserve your spot: 302-655-5740. Park entrance fees are in effect

Add to Calendar America/New_York Earth Day Hike The meadows will be blooming, birds will be chirping, and we will be basking in the beauty of the park! Hike will be approximately 1 hour. This is a free program. Feel free to call ahead and register to reserve your spot: 302-655-5740. Park entrance fees are in effect Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, April 22 at 5 p.m.

Featured Program: Earth Day Hike,   Brandywine Creek State Park

The meadows will be blooming, birds will be chirping, and we will be basking in the beauty of the park! Hike will be approximately one hour. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Earth Day Hike The meadows will be blooming, birds will be chirping, and we will be basking in the beauty of the park! Hike will be approximately one hour. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Tuesday, April 23 at 8 a.m.

Spring Migration Bird Walks,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, April 23 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, April 23 at 9 a.m.

Spring Zoo Camp - Citizen Scientists,   Brandywine Zoo

Ages 6- 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm, aftercare available M-TH only until 5pm Have a WILD spring break discovering how YOU can do science every day! Each day of the week will have its own Citizen Science related theme, where we’ll collect real data that helps real scientists. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, and fun activities! Weekly Fee: $240/per child; $210/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Daily Fee: $55/per child; $45/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Aftercare fee: $50/week or $15/day. No aftercare on Friday. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is April 17. Campers must be potty-trained and come dressed for the weather. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Zoo Camp - Citizen Scientists Ages 6- 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm, aftercare available M-TH only until 5pm Have a WILD spring break discovering how YOU can do science every day! Each day of the week will have its own Citizen Science related theme, where we’ll collect real data that helps real scientists. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, and fun activities! Weekly Fee: $240/per child; $210/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Daily Fee: $55/per child; $45/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Aftercare fee: $50/week or $15/day. No aftercare on Friday. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is April 17. Campers must be potty-trained and come dressed for the weather. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Brandywine Zoo

Tuesday, April 23 at 1 p.m.

Mollusk Meet-Up,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Discover why a squid and clam are so closely related in the animal kingdom. Dissect them to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required Ages 6+ $8 per person (including adults)

Add to Calendar America/New_York Mollusk Meet-Up Discover why a squid and clam are so closely related in the animal kingdom. Dissect them to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required Ages 6+ $8 per person (including adults) Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, April 24 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, April 24 at 9 a.m.

Spring Zoo Camp - Citizen Scientists,   Brandywine Zoo

Ages 6- 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm, aftercare available M-TH only until 5pm Have a WILD spring break discovering how YOU can do science every day! Each day of the week will have its own Citizen Science related theme, where we’ll collect real data that helps real scientists. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, and fun activities! Weekly Fee: $240/per child; $210/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Daily Fee: $55/per child; $45/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Aftercare fee: $50/week or $15/day. No aftercare on Friday. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is April 17. Campers must be potty-trained and come dressed for the weather. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Zoo Camp - Citizen Scientists Ages 6- 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm, aftercare available M-TH only until 5pm Have a WILD spring break discovering how YOU can do science every day! Each day of the week will have its own Citizen Science related theme, where we’ll collect real data that helps real scientists. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, and fun activities! Weekly Fee: $240/per child; $210/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Daily Fee: $55/per child; $45/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Aftercare fee: $50/week or $15/day. No aftercare on Friday. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is April 17. Campers must be potty-trained and come dressed for the weather. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, April 24 at 10 a.m.

Featured Program: Stroll with the Superintendent at Yorklyn Bridge,   Auburn Valley State Park

Put on your walking shoes to explore the historic Yorklyn industrial district with Park Superintendent, Laura Lee. Meet at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail at 1149 Yorklyn Road. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Stroll with the Superintendent at Yorklyn Bridge Put on your walking shoes to explore the historic Yorklyn industrial district with Park Superintendent, Laura Lee. Meet at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail at 1149 Yorklyn Road. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Wednesday, April 24 at 10 a.m.

Stroll with the Superintendent at Yorklyn Bridge,   Auburn Valley State Park

Join Auburn Valley State Park Superintendent, Laura Lee, to explore the historic Yorklyn industrial district. Meet at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail parking lot. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Stroll with the Superintendent at Yorklyn Bridge Join Auburn Valley State Park Superintendent, Laura Lee, to explore the historic Yorklyn industrial district. Meet at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail parking lot. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Wednesday, April 24 at 10 a.m.

Nautical Knots,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Bowline, figure eight, and double half hitch. These were essential working knots surfmen and sailors used on a daily basis. Come to the Life-Saving Station and learn how to tie these practical knots and hear some of the history behind them. Then construct your own personal knot board to display all of your finished knots at home. Call (302)-227-6991 Pre-registration required Ages 12+ $15 per person (including adults)

Add to Calendar America/New_York Nautical Knots Bowline, figure eight, and double half hitch. These were essential working knots surfmen and sailors used on a daily basis. Come to the Life-Saving Station and learn how to tie these practical knots and hear some of the history behind them. Then construct your own personal knot board to display all of your finished knots at home. Call (302)-227-6991 Pre-registration required Ages 12+ $15 per person (including adults) Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, April 24 at 11 a.m.

Cape in Bloom,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the trails in search of spring flowers and other signs ofplants in action. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20.Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee

Add to Calendar America/New_York Cape in Bloom Walk the trails in search of spring flowers and other signs ofplants in action. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20.Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, April 24 at 1 p.m.

Guided Museum Tour,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Find out what life was like at the Indian River Life-Saving Station more than 100 years ago. Hear about shipwrecks that occurred in our area and how the brave surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service responded to sailors in distress. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required Ages 8+ $5 per person (including adults)

Add to Calendar America/New_York Guided Museum Tour Find out what life was like at the Indian River Life-Saving Station more than 100 years ago. Hear about shipwrecks that occurred in our area and how the brave surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service responded to sailors in distress. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required Ages 8+ $5 per person (including adults) Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, April 24 at 2 p.m.

Feeding Frenzy,   Cape Henlopen State Park

School’s never out for our aquarium fishes. Watch them chow downand find out what they eat. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Feeding Frenzy School’s never out for our aquarium fishes. Watch them chow downand find out what they eat. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, April 25 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, April 25 at 9 a.m.

Spring Zoo Camp - Citizen Scientists,   Brandywine Zoo

Ages 6- 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm, aftercare available M-TH only until 5pm Have a WILD spring break discovering how YOU can do science every day! Each day of the week will have its own Citizen Science related theme, where we’ll collect real data that helps real scientists. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, and fun activities! Weekly Fee: $240/per child; $210/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Daily Fee: $55/per child; $45/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Aftercare fee: $50/week or $15/day. No aftercare on Friday. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is April 17. Campers must be potty-trained and come dressed for the weather. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Zoo Camp - Citizen Scientists Ages 6- 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm, aftercare available M-TH only until 5pm Have a WILD spring break discovering how YOU can do science every day! Each day of the week will have its own Citizen Science related theme, where we’ll collect real data that helps real scientists. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, and fun activities! Weekly Fee: $240/per child; $210/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Daily Fee: $55/per child; $45/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Aftercare fee: $50/week or $15/day. No aftercare on Friday. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is April 17. Campers must be potty-trained and come dressed for the weather. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, April 25 at 11 a.m.

Squid Dissection,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the ins and outs of a squid through a hands-on dissection!Learn about the squid’s world and see how its body is similar to yours. Forages 7 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required bycalling (302) 645-6852. $5 per personAlso offered on April 25

Add to Calendar America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of a squid through a hands-on dissection!Learn about the squid’s world and see how its body is similar to yours. Forages 7 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required bycalling (302) 645-6852. $5 per personAlso offered on April 25 Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, April 25 at 1 p.m.

Marsh Walk,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Study the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh home. Call (302)-227-6991 Pre-registration required Ages 4+ $4 per person (including adults)

Add to Calendar America/New_York Marsh Walk Get your feet wet in wetland ecology – you could even get a little muddy in this program! Study the importance of wetlands in Delaware and the adaptations of the creatures that call the marsh home. Call (302)-227-6991 Pre-registration required Ages 4+ $4 per person (including adults) Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m.

C&D Canal Fossil Hunt- Spring Break - CANCELLED,   White Clay Creek State Park

This program has been cancelled.

Add to Calendar America/New_York C&D Canal Fossil Hunt- Spring Break - CANCELLED This program has been cancelled. White Clay Creek State Park

Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m.

Feeding Frenzy,   Cape Henlopen State Park

School’s never out for our aquarium fishes. Watch them chow downand find out what they eat. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Feeding Frenzy School’s never out for our aquarium fishes. Watch them chow downand find out what they eat. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Coffee Hour Series: The Constitution, Amendments 11-27,   First State Heritage Park

This lecture will share knowledge of the final amendments in an interactive program of Constitutional history. At The Old State House, 25 The Green.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Coffee Hour Series: The Constitution, Amendments 11-27 This lecture will share knowledge of the final amendments in an interactive program of Constitutional history. At The Old State House, 25 The Green. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Green Willow: Kevin Burke,   Alapocas Run State Park

Kevin Burke, has been among the most highly regarded traditional Irish fiddlers in the world, not only for his solo career but for his work with legendary bands as well. This will be an intimate, solo performance featuring Kevin performing his favorite tunes - and telling a few stories as well. For more information and tickets, visit greenwillow.org

Add to Calendar America/New_York Green Willow: Kevin Burke Kevin Burke, has been among the most highly regarded traditional Irish fiddlers in the world, not only for his solo career but for his work with legendary bands as well. This will be an intimate, solo performance featuring Kevin performing his favorite tunes - and telling a few stories as well. For more information and tickets, visit greenwillow.org Alapocas Run State Park

Friday, April 26 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, April 26 at 9 a.m.

Spring Zoo Camp - Citizen Scientists,   Brandywine Zoo

Ages 6- 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm, aftercare available M-TH only until 5pm Have a WILD spring break discovering how YOU can do science every day! Each day of the week will have its own Citizen Science related theme, where we’ll collect real data that helps real scientists. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, and fun activities! Weekly Fee: $240/per child; $210/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Daily Fee: $55/per child; $45/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Aftercare fee: $50/week or $15/day. No aftercare on Friday. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is April 17. Campers must be potty-trained and come dressed for the weather. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Zoo Camp - Citizen Scientists Ages 6- 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm, aftercare available M-TH only until 5pm Have a WILD spring break discovering how YOU can do science every day! Each day of the week will have its own Citizen Science related theme, where we’ll collect real data that helps real scientists. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, and fun activities! Weekly Fee: $240/per child; $210/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Daily Fee: $55/per child; $45/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Aftercare fee: $50/week or $15/day. No aftercare on Friday. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is April 17. Campers must be potty-trained and come dressed for the weather. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Brandywine Zoo

Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m.

Forgotten Stories of the Sand,   Delaware Seashore State Park

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? Come learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past, discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get hands-on with the uncovered items. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required $5 per person

Add to Calendar 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? Come learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past, discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get hands-on with the uncovered items. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required $5 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, April 26 at 11 a.m.

Spring Time for Reptiles,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Spring finds many of our local snakes and turtles on the move.Discover which reptiles share our many habitats of Cape Henlopen during thisindoor program with live animals. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult.Limit 40. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Time for Reptiles Spring finds many of our local snakes and turtles on the move.Discover which reptiles share our many habitats of Cape Henlopen during thisindoor program with live animals. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult.Limit 40. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m.

Feeding Frenzy,   Cape Henlopen State Park

School’s never out for our aquarium fishes. Watch them chow downand find out what they eat. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Feeding Frenzy School’s never out for our aquarium fishes. Watch them chow downand find out what they eat. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m.

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m.

Pondside Campfire,   Lums Pond State Park

Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond emailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pondside Campfire Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond emailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 8 a.m.

Monthly Bird Walks,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the park, no pre-registration required. Call (302) 655-5740 with questions.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Monthly Bird Walks Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the park, no pre-registration required. Call (302) 655-5740 with questions. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 8:30 a.m.

Wag it Off,   Bellevue State Park

You and your pup can enjoy an hour-long group walk through the park. Dogs must be leashed and handled by an adult hiker for the entire program. Limit 2 dogs per person. Please bring waste bags. Meet near the track. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wag it Off You and your pup can enjoy an hour-long group walk through the park. Dogs must be leashed and handled by an adult hiker for the entire program. Limit 2 dogs per person. Please bring waste bags. Meet near the track. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE. Bellevue State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m.

Beginning Birders,   Lums Pond State Park

Bring the whole family on a trip to learn how to find our feathered friends. Start with the basics of how to use color, song, and behavior to identify birds. Spare binoculars available. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Beginning Birders Bring the whole family on a trip to learn how to find our feathered friends. Start with the basics of how to use color, song, and behavior to identify birds. Spare binoculars available. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

Teacher Field Day,   Trap Pond State Park

Join us for a day of activities and get some ideas for your classroom. Show school ID for free admission to all park programs. Boat tours, wagon rides, and nature programs will be offered. Call the nature center for full list of activities.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Teacher Field Day Join us for a day of activities and get some ideas for your classroom. Show school ID for free admission to all park programs. Boat tours, wagon rides, and nature programs will be offered. Call the nature center for full list of activities. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

Delaware Goes to War,   Fort Miles

On May 8, 1945 the allies declared victory in Europe in World War II. Fort Miles will celebrate the victory in our annual living history event. See firing demonstrations, learn about garrison life at Fort Miles, see guest speakers, hear live music, and watch a recreation of the surrender of U-858. The Fort Miles Museum will be open for $5 per person. For more information call (302) 644-5007.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Delaware Goes to War On May 8, 1945 the allies declared victory in Europe in World War II. Fort Miles will celebrate the victory in our annual living history event. See firing demonstrations, learn about garrison life at Fort Miles, see guest speakers, hear live music, and watch a recreation of the surrender of U-858. The Fort Miles Museum will be open for $5 per person. For more information call (302) 644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

Featured Program: Delaware Goes to War,   Fort Miles

On May 8, 1945 the Allies declared victory in Europe in World War II. Fort Miles will celebrate the victory in our annual living history event. See firing demonstrations, learn about garrison life at Fort Miles, see guest speakers, hear live music, and much more. The Fort Miles Museum will be open for $5 per person. For more information call (302) 644-5007.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Delaware Goes to War On May 8, 1945 the Allies declared victory in Europe in World War II. Fort Miles will celebrate the victory in our annual living history event. See firing demonstrations, learn about garrison life at Fort Miles, see guest speakers, hear live music, and much more. The Fort Miles Museum will be open for $5 per person. For more information call (302) 644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

Friends of Old Dover History Series: Dover Money, Dover Banks,   First State Heritage Park

Speaker Terry Brian talks about the banks of Dover.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Friends of Old Dover History Series: Dover Money, Dover Banks Speaker Terry Brian talks about the banks of Dover. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

Delaware Goes to War,   Cape Henlopen State Park

On May 8, 1945 the allies declared victory in Europe in World War II. Fort Miles will celebrate the victory in our annual living history event. See firing demonstrations, learn about garrison life at Fort Miles, see guest speakers, hear live music, and watch a recreation of the surrender of U-858. The Fort Miles Museum will be open for $5 per person. For more information call (302) 644-5007.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Delaware Goes to War On May 8, 1945 the allies declared victory in Europe in World War II. Fort Miles will celebrate the victory in our annual living history event. See firing demonstrations, learn about garrison life at Fort Miles, see guest speakers, hear live music, and watch a recreation of the surrender of U-858. The Fort Miles Museum will be open for $5 per person. For more information call (302) 644-5007. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

Walking Tour: If These Trees Could Talk,   First State Heritage Park

Travel around The Green and experience some natural history, tree identification, and hear some events to which these trees have borne witness. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, begin on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Walking Tour: If These Trees Could Talk Travel around The Green and experience some natural history, tree identification, and hear some events to which these trees have borne witness. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, begin on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, April 27 at 11:15 a.m.

Guided Tour of Fort Delaware,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Guided Tour of Fort Delaware This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 11:30 a.m.

Keeper Talks,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talks Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, April 27 at 12 p.m.

Creature Feature,   Brandywine Zoo

*Weather permitting, must be above 50° F Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Creature Feature *Weather permitting, must be above 50° F Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, April 27 at 12:15 p.m.

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m.

The Barns of Brandywine Creek,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Join archaeologist and architectural historian, John McCarthy, as he delves in the history, design, and function of the barns of our park. Weather permitting, the program will include a visit to the Wilson Farm. Space is limited, and this is a free program; for information and registration: john.mccarthy@state.de.us or 302-739-9188. Park entrance fees are in effect

Add to Calendar America/New_York The Barns of Brandywine Creek Join archaeologist and architectural historian, John McCarthy, as he delves in the history, design, and function of the barns of our park. Weather permitting, the program will include a visit to the Wilson Farm. Space is limited, and this is a free program; for information and registration: john.mccarthy@state.de.us or 302-739-9188. Park entrance fees are in effect Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 1:15 p.m.

Great Escapes,   Fort Delaware State Park

Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Great Escapes Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m.

Keeper Talk,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talk Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m.

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating Through History Pontoon Tour Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m.

Feeding Frenzy,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE

Add to Calendar America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 2:15 p.m.

Musketry Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Musketry Demonstration Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m.

Victorian Games,   Fort Delaware State Park

Children during the Civil War had fun just like children today, but the toys were very different! Adults also enjoyed amusing themselves with sports and games, some of which we recognize today. Come learn about (and experience) Victorian recreation. Free with paid park admission.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Victorian Games Children during the Civil War had fun just like children today, but the toys were very different! Adults also enjoyed amusing themselves with sports and games, some of which we recognize today. Come learn about (and experience) Victorian recreation. Free with paid park admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 5 p.m.

Wagon Rides ,   Trap Pond State Park

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Featured Program: Savoring Our Coastal Heritage,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Age: 10+ Tour the historic Life-Saving Station; learn about the surfmen and their heroic rescues. Then sit down to a locally-sourced dining experience, with a menu inspired by what the surfmen may have eaten at the turn-of-the-century. Top off the evening with a lantern tour with local shipwreck tales. Pre-registration required by April 19. Cost: Market price

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Savoring Our Coastal Heritage Age: 10+ Tour the historic Life-Saving Station; learn about the surfmen and their heroic rescues. Then sit down to a locally-sourced dining experience, with a menu inspired by what the surfmen may have eaten at the turn-of-the-century. Top off the evening with a lantern tour with local shipwreck tales. Pre-registration required by April 19. Cost: Market price Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Savoring Our Coastal Heritage,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Tour the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station, one of the oldest oceanfront buildings along Delaware's coast, and learn about the surfmen that served at the station and the heroic rescues they performed. Then sit down to a locally-sourced dining experience, with a menu inspired by what the surfmen may have been eating around the turn-of-the-century. Menu may include anything from steamed clams to venison stew! Top off the evening with a lantern tour of local shipwreck tales, full of tragedy and mystery. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Age 10+ Pre-registration required Cost: Market price

Add to Calendar America/New_York Savoring Our Coastal Heritage Tour the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station, one of the oldest oceanfront buildings along Delaware's coast, and learn about the surfmen that served at the station and the heroic rescues they performed. Then sit down to a locally-sourced dining experience, with a menu inspired by what the surfmen may have been eating around the turn-of-the-century. Menu may include anything from steamed clams to venison stew! Top off the evening with a lantern tour of local shipwreck tales, full of tragedy and mystery. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Age 10+ Pre-registration required Cost: Market price Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunday, April 28 at 8 a.m.

Birding by Boat,   Trap Pond State Park

Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Birding by Boat Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, April 28 at 10 a.m.

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.$6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under,

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.$6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under, Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, April 28 at 11:15 a.m.

Guided Tour of Fort Delaware,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Guided Tour of Fort Delaware This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m.

Keeper Talks,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talks Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, April 28 at 12 p.m.

Creature Feature,   Brandywine Zoo

*Weather permitting, must be above 50° F Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Creature Feature *Weather permitting, must be above 50° F Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, April 28 at 12:15 p.m.

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, April 28 at 1:15 p.m.

Great Escapes,   Fort Delaware State Park

Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Great Escapes Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m.

Keeper Talk,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talk Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries (exhibits, information, and free parking), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries (exhibits, information, and free parking), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m.

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Tour Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, April 28 at 2:15 p.m.

Musketry Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Musketry Demonstration Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m.

Victorian Games,   Fort Delaware State Park

Children during the Civil War had fun just like children today, but the toys were very different! Adults also enjoyed amusing themselves with sports and games, some of which we recognize today. Come learn about (and experience) Victorian recreation. Free with paid park admission.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Victorian Games Children during the Civil War had fun just like children today, but the toys were very different! Adults also enjoyed amusing themselves with sports and games, some of which we recognize today. Come learn about (and experience) Victorian recreation. Free with paid park admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, April 29 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, April 29 at 9 a.m.

Walk it Off!,   Bellevue State Park

Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the track.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Walk it Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, April 29 at 11 a.m.

Stroller Rollers,   Bellevue State Park

Bellevue is a haven paved with paths and lots of areas to explore nature with your toddlers, perfect for strollers! This program, designed for children 12 months to 3 years, will introduce families to the wonders of nature. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park and learn how you, as parents, can facilitate early learning experiences to teach an appreciation of nature. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. $3 per family. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Stroller Rollers Bellevue is a haven paved with paths and lots of areas to explore nature with your toddlers, perfect for strollers! This program, designed for children 12 months to 3 years, will introduce families to the wonders of nature. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park and learn how you, as parents, can facilitate early learning experiences to teach an appreciation of nature. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. $3 per family. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, April 30 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, April 30 at 8 a.m.

Spring Migration Bird Walks,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, May 01 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, May 01 at Drop off photos between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. through May 6

Photo Contest,   Killens Pond State Park

Photos must be taken in a state park and cannot display people, domestic animals, or man-made structures or items. No photo altering allowed. Photos should be submitted in white matting; outer dimensions not to exceed 16"x 20", with a sturdy hanger on the back. Drop off at the nature center between May 1-5, 10a.m- 4p.m. Entry Fees for Photo Contest: Under 12 years old- Free 13-18: $3/ photo 19+: $5/photo Award Ceremony is Sunday, May 19.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Photo Contest Photos must be taken in a state park and cannot display people, domestic animals, or man-made structures or items. No photo altering allowed. Photos should be submitted in white matting; outer dimensions not to exceed 16"x 20", with a sturdy hanger on the back. Drop off at the nature center between May 1-5, 10a.m- 4p.m. Entry Fees for Photo Contest: Under 12 years old- Free 13-18: $3/ photo 19+: $5/photo Award Ceremony is Sunday, May 19. Killens Pond State Park

Wednesday, May 01 at 10 a.m.

Wee Have Fun: Up, Down, All Around Hike,   Bellevue State Park

Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun. Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so dress for the weather. Walk-ins are welcome. Meet at the Arts Center. $4 per child

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wee Have Fun: Up, Down, All Around Hike Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun. Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so dress for the weather. Walk-ins are welcome. Meet at the Arts Center. $4 per child Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, May 01 at 12 p.m.

Lunchtime Concert Series: John Pollard,   Bellevue State Park

Every other Wednesday starting in May Noon – 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at (302) 761-6965. Please check our website for more information. John Pollard plays Original Folk Americana music.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Lunchtime Concert Series: John Pollard Every other Wednesday starting in May Noon – 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at (302) 761-6965. Please check our website for more information. John Pollard plays Original Folk Americana music. Bellevue State Park

Thursday, May 02 at 7:30 p.m.

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spook swamp creatures. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Night Sounds Pontoon Tour Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spook swamp creatures. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, May 02 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, May 02 at 10:30 a.m.

Story Time,   Brandywine Zoo

Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story Time may include a craft, activity, or live animal presentation. Story Time may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Nature Playground, may be cancelled due to weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Story Time Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story Time may include a craft, activity, or live animal presentation. Story Time may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Nature Playground, may be cancelled due to weather. Brandywine Zoo

Friday, May 03 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, May 03 at 10 a.m.

Biomimicry STEM Day for Schools,   Brandywine Zoo

How does the structure of hair help us to build bridges? How do birds and airplanes fly high in the sky? Engineers and scientists have been taking inspiration from Mother Nature for hundreds of years to design incredible new technologies. Explore the world of Science, Engineering, Technology and Math and learn how biomimicry goes from inspiration to application! Stop by various STEM activity stations set up throughout the Zoo to learn and do hands-on activities. Fee: Free with Zoo admission, but please pre-register your group. Live animal program is an additional $2/person-Groups must be pre-registered to reserve space in the live animal shows. To Register: Visit brandywinezoo.org/learn/zoo-school/#special_events

Add to Calendar America/New_York Biomimicry STEM Day for Schools How does the structure of hair help us to build bridges? How do birds and airplanes fly high in the sky? Engineers and scientists have been taking inspiration from Mother Nature for hundreds of years to design incredible new technologies. Explore the world of Science, Engineering, Technology and Math and learn how biomimicry goes from inspiration to application! Stop by various STEM activity stations set up throughout the Zoo to learn and do hands-on activities. Fee: Free with Zoo admission, but please pre-register your group. Live animal program is an additional $2/person-Groups must be pre-registered to reserve space in the live animal shows. To Register: Visit brandywinezoo.org/learn/zoo-school/#special_events Brandywine Zoo

Friday, May 03 at 10 a.m.

Estate Walk,   Auburn Valley State Park

Learn more about Auburn Heights while enjoying the beautiful grounds. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Meet on the front porch of the Auburn Heights mansion. Parking is on Creek Road across from the mansion. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Estate Walk Learn more about Auburn Heights while enjoying the beautiful grounds. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Meet on the front porch of the Auburn Heights mansion. Parking is on Creek Road across from the mansion. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, May 03 at 11 a.m.

Discover Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 03 at 1 p.m.

Open House Mansion Tour,   Auburn Valley State Park

Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. Enjoy the Queen Anne Victorian architecture and learn more about the story of the Marshall Family who lived there. Please note that there are stairs during the tour. Park in the event lot across from the mansion on Creek Road and meet on the front porch. $8 per adult per tour $14 per adult for both mansion and steam museum $4 per child under 13

Add to Calendar America/New_York Open House Mansion Tour Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. Enjoy the Queen Anne Victorian architecture and learn more about the story of the Marshall Family who lived there. Please note that there are stairs during the tour. Park in the event lot across from the mansion on Creek Road and meet on the front porch. $8 per adult per tour $14 per adult for both mansion and steam museum $4 per child under 13 Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, May 03 at 2 p.m.

Discover Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 03 at 2 p.m.

Open House Museum Tour,   Auburn Valley State Park

Tour the Marshall Steam Museum to see the largest collection of operating steam cars in the world. Park in the event lot across from the mansion on Creek Road and meet at the carriage house just past the mansion and public restrooms. $8 per adult per tour $14 per adult for both mansion and steam museum $4 per child under 13

Add to Calendar America/New_York Open House Museum Tour Tour the Marshall Steam Museum to see the largest collection of operating steam cars in the world. Park in the event lot across from the mansion on Creek Road and meet at the carriage house just past the mansion and public restrooms. $8 per adult per tour $14 per adult for both mansion and steam museum $4 per child under 13 Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, May 03 at 3 p.m.

Open House Mansion Tour,   Auburn Valley State Park

Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. Enjoy the Queen Anne Victorian architecture and learn more about the story of the Marshall Family who lived there. Please note that there are stairs during the tour. Park in the event lot across from the mansion on Creek Road and meet on the front porch. $8 per adult per tour $14 per adult for both mansion and steam museum $4 per child under 13

Add to Calendar America/New_York Open House Mansion Tour Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. Enjoy the Queen Anne Victorian architecture and learn more about the story of the Marshall Family who lived there. Please note that there are stairs during the tour. Park in the event lot across from the mansion on Creek Road and meet on the front porch. $8 per adult per tour $14 per adult for both mansion and steam museum $4 per child under 13 Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, May 03 at 5 p.m.

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Friday, May 03 at 5 p.m.

Art in Science Opening Night,   Alapocas Run State Park

What do you get when you combine Art in Science with Foodie Friday? A delicious opening reception! The Art in Science exhibit educates visitors on the cutting-edge research taking place at University of Delaware and its potential impact on local, national, and international communities. The art displayed is created by UD researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates, and is representative of the research at UD and the creativity behind it. Proceeds of print sales support Art in Science’s goal to promote community outreach, education, and inclusion. Beer and wine will be available for purchase along with tasty bites from local food trucks. Listen to live music while purchasing prints from the exhibit. The entry fee will benefit Friends of Wilmington Parks and Art in Science. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Art in Science Opening Night What do you get when you combine Art in Science with Foodie Friday? A delicious opening reception! The Art in Science exhibit educates visitors on the cutting-edge research taking place at University of Delaware and its potential impact on local, national, and international communities. The art displayed is created by UD researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates, and is representative of the research at UD and the creativity behind it. Proceeds of print sales support Art in Science’s goal to promote community outreach, education, and inclusion. Beer and wine will be available for purchase along with tasty bites from local food trucks. Listen to live music while purchasing prints from the exhibit. The entry fee will benefit Friends of Wilmington Parks and Art in Science. $5 per person. Alapocas Run State Park

Friday, May 03 at 6 p.m.

Pondside Campfire,   Lums Pond State Park

Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond emailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pondside Campfire Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond emailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Friday, May 03 at 7 p.m.

An Evening wiht Horseshoe Crabs,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness one of nature’s amazing scenes, as horseshoe crabs paradeup and down our beaches during their nesting season. We will explore the baybeach and uncover their mysterious lives. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302)645-6852. $5per person  Also offered on May 17

Add to Calendar America/New_York An Evening wiht Horseshoe Crabs Witness one of nature’s amazing scenes, as horseshoe crabs paradeup and down our beaches during their nesting season. We will explore the baybeach and uncover their mysterious lives. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302)645-6852. $5per person  Also offered on May 17 Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 03 at 8 p.m.

Lantern Tour of the Dover Green,   First State Heritage Park

Hear true tales of tragedy and infamy from Dover's history. Space is limited; call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. Meet at the John Bell House, 43 The Green.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Lantern Tour of the Dover Green Hear true tales of tragedy and infamy from Dover's history. Space is limited; call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. Meet at the John Bell House, 43 The Green. First State Heritage Park

Friday, May 03 at 8:30 p.m.

Starry Night Hike,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Hike the meadows and trails after dark, looking for constellations, moon phases, and maybe even a shooting star. Meet us at the Nature Center; pre-registration is encouraged. The price per person is $5, call with questions or to register: 302-655-5740. Park entrance fees are in effect

Add to Calendar America/New_York Starry Night Hike Hike the meadows and trails after dark, looking for constellations, moon phases, and maybe even a shooting star. Meet us at the Nature Center; pre-registration is encouraged. The price per person is $5, call with questions or to register: 302-655-5740. Park entrance fees are in effect Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 8 a.m.

Saturday Morning Bird Walks ,   Trap Pond State Park

Calling all birders! Meet us at the Nature Center for a leisurely walk along the pond to learn some basics of bird watching. Experienced birders are welcome too! We will supply binoculars and bird guides.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Saturday Morning Bird Walks Calling all birders! Meet us at the Nature Center for a leisurely walk along the pond to learn some basics of bird watching. Experienced birders are welcome too! We will supply binoculars and bird guides.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 8 a.m.

Trap Pond Partners Bike Rally,   Trap Pond State Park

Bring your bike, your friends and family to what has become a great annual tradition. Enjoy food, live music, and free prizes and giveaways. Show your support and get your t-shirt. Business sponsorships are welcome. Registration is 8 - 9 a.m. Please call the nature center for more information. $10 Individual/$25 family

Add to Calendar America/New_York Trap Pond Partners Bike Rally Bring your bike, your friends and family to what has become a great annual tradition. Enjoy food, live music, and free prizes and giveaways. Show your support and get your t-shirt. Business sponsorships are welcome. Registration is 8 - 9 a.m. Please call the nature center for more information. $10 Individual/$25 family Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 8 a.m.

Warbler Walkabout,   Port Penn Interpretive Center

And so, the magic finally begins: the warblers are starting to arrive! The iconic, bright-colored little songsters are popping up in Port Penn, so come join us as we search for Common Yellowthroats, Palm Warblers, and Pine Warblers. All ages and skill levels are welcome! This program meets at the Port Penn Interpretive Center. Bring your own binoculars.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Warbler Walkabout And so, the magic finally begins: the warblers are starting to arrive! The iconic, bright-colored little songsters are popping up in Port Penn, so come join us as we search for Common Yellowthroats, Palm Warblers, and Pine Warblers. All ages and skill levels are welcome! This program meets at the Port Penn Interpretive Center. Bring your own binoculars. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, May 04 at 8 a.m.

Featured Program: 3rd Annual Art in Science Exhibition,   Alapocas Run State Park

The Art in Science exhibit educates visitors on the cutting-edge research taking place at University of Delaware and its potential impact on local, national, and international communities. The art displayed is created by UD researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates, and is representative of the research at UD and the creativity behind it. Proceeds of print sales support Art in Science’s goal to promote community outreach, education, and inclusion.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: 3rd Annual Art in Science Exhibition The Art in Science exhibit educates visitors on the cutting-edge research taking place at University of Delaware and its potential impact on local, national, and international communities. The art displayed is created by UD researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates, and is representative of the research at UD and the creativity behind it. Proceeds of print sales support Art in Science’s goal to promote community outreach, education, and inclusion. Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 9 a.m.

First Saturday: Dover Days Celebration,   First State Heritage Park

Held annually since 1933, Dover Days celebrates the Capital of the First State with maypole dancing, a parade, concerts, craft fair, and many more events contribute to the festivities. For more information, visit www.visitdelawarevillages.com. Sites are open 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House, and the Kent County Courthouse. From 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Join the Biggs Museum of American Art for their "Biggs Kids: Paper Dolls" program and make your own colonial paper doll inspired by the colonial clothes in the paintings at the museum, visit the John Bell House on The Green for the program "Dover through the Decades" and travel through Dover's history to learn about some of the historic events that have happened here over the years, tour Legislative Hall to experience Delaware history, join the Johnson Victrola Museum for guided tours which will examine music's influence on America's wars through patriotic music played on authentic Victor Talking Machines, and come tour The Old State House on The Green. At 1:30 p.m. you can visit the Delaware Public Archives for a behind the scenes tour to learn more about how the Archives preserve and protect important records. From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. the Friends of Old Dover will be presenting their "One Day Museum" in the Dover City Hall Lobby,, a chance to experience even more of Dover's history. In addition: The Governor's House at Woodburn will be open for guided tours from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Kent County Courthouse at 38 The Green will be open for guided tours from 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., and walking tours focusing on stories of the Dover Green will be leaving from the John Bell House at 43 The Green on the hour from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar America/New_York First Saturday: Dover Days Celebration Held annually since 1933, Dover Days celebrates the Capital of the First State with maypole dancing, a parade, concerts, craft fair, and many more events contribute to the festivities. For more information, visit www.visitdelawarevillages.com. Sites are open 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House, and the Kent County Courthouse. From 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Join the Biggs Museum of American Art for their "Biggs Kids: Paper Dolls" program and make your own colonial paper doll inspired by the colonial clothes in the paintings at the museum, visit the John Bell House on The Green for the program "Dover through the Decades" and travel through Dover's history to learn about some of the historic events that have happened here over the years, tour Legislative Hall to experience Delaware history, join the Johnson Victrola Museum for guided tours which will examine music's influence on America's wars through patriotic music played on authentic Victor Talking Machines, and come tour The Old State House on The Green. At 1:30 p.m. you can visit the Delaware Public Archives for a behind the scenes tour to learn more about how the Archives preserve and protect important records. From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. the Friends of Old Dover will be presenting their "One Day Museum" in the Dover City Hall Lobby,, a chance to experience even more of Dover's history. In addition: The Governor's House at Woodburn will be open for guided tours from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Kent County Courthouse at 38 The Green will be open for guided tours from 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., and walking tours focusing on stories of the Dover Green will be leaving from the John Bell House at 43 The Green on the hour from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, May 04 at 9 a.m.

Dog-Gone Fun Day,   Bellevue State Park

Bring your pup out for this joint event with Rockwood Park. Enjoy doggie treats and demonstrations at Bellevue then hike the Greenway to Rockwood (2 ½ miles) or drive over for more doggie fun! Meet at the Hunter Barn at Bellevue or Rockwood’s lower parking lot. All dogs must be on a leash. FREE

Add to Calendar America/New_York Dog-Gone Fun Day Bring your pup out for this joint event with Rockwood Park. Enjoy doggie treats and demonstrations at Bellevue then hike the Greenway to Rockwood (2 ½ miles) or drive over for more doggie fun! Meet at the Hunter Barn at Bellevue or Rockwood’s lower parking lot. All dogs must be on a leash. FREE Bellevue State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 9:30 a.m.

Introduction to Rock Climbing,   Alapocas Run State Park

Ages 8 and up After a brief introduction to equipment, climbing and safety, get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent. Please note that it is a 10 minute walk from the parking lot with hills. Pre-registration and payment required by noon on the Friday prior to the program date. $25 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Introduction to Rock Climbing Ages 8 and up After a brief introduction to equipment, climbing and safety, get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent. Please note that it is a 10 minute walk from the parking lot with hills. Pre-registration and payment required by noon on the Friday prior to the program date. $25 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 10 a.m.

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 10 a.m.

Spring Outdoor Adventure Series - Vernal Pools,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Each week we will meet at the Nature Center and hike and explore a different topic and trail. Wear a comfortable pair of hiking boots and bring a water bottle. All hikes last between 90 minutes and two hours. This week we will learn about and hear some of the different spring amphibian sounds. This is a free program with paid park entry fee. With any questions, or to sign up in advance, call 302-655-5740

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Outdoor Adventure Series - Vernal Pools Each week we will meet at the Nature Center and hike and explore a different topic and trail. Wear a comfortable pair of hiking boots and bring a water bottle. All hikes last between 90 minutes and two hours. This week we will learn about and hear some of the different spring amphibian sounds. This is a free program with paid park entry fee. With any questions, or to sign up in advance, call 302-655-5740 Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 10 a.m.

Forgotten Stories of the Sand,   Delaware Seashore State Park

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? Come learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past, discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get hands-on with the uncovered items. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required $5 per person

Add to Calendar 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? Come learn how archaeology helps us uncover and preserve the past, discover the stories behind these artifacts, and get hands-on with the uncovered items. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required $5 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 11 a.m.

Discover Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 11:15 a.m.

Guided Tour of Fort Delaware,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Guided Tour of Fort Delaware This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 11:30 a.m.

Keeper Talks,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talks Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 04 at 12 p.m.

White Clay Creek Fest- Annual Event,   White Clay Creek State Park

White Clay Creek Fest 2019 Saturday, May 4 12 Noon to 4 pm Join Delaware State Parks, White Clay Wild and Scenic Program, National Park Service, Suez Water,and other local organizations as we celebrate our precious natural resource – the White Clay Creek! Displays and exhibits related to the healthy water, healthy people, energy, recycling and our natural world. Also enjoy games, hikes, live music with Unity Reggae, Live Bird Show, and much more. Kid's crafts and face painting. For more info visit www.whiteclay.org. Free with State Park Entrance Fee (or annual sticker).

Add to Calendar America/New_York White Clay Creek Fest- Annual Event White Clay Creek Fest 2019 Saturday, May 4 12 Noon to 4 pm Join Delaware State Parks, White Clay Wild and Scenic Program, National Park Service, Suez Water,and other local organizations as we celebrate our precious natural resource – the White Clay Creek! Displays and exhibits related to the healthy water, healthy people, energy, recycling and our natural world. Also enjoy games, hikes, live music with Unity Reggae, Live Bird Show, and much more. Kid's crafts and face painting. For more info visit www.whiteclay.org. Free with State Park Entrance Fee (or annual sticker). White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 12 p.m.

Animal Show,   Brandywine Zoo

Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Animal Show Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather. Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 04 at 12:15 p.m.

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 1 p.m.

Seaglass Jewelry 101,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Make your own sea glass jewelry pendant. Bring your own piece of sea glass, or choose from our collection. Call (302)-227-6991 Pre-registration required Ages 12+ $15 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Seaglass Jewelry 101 Make your own sea glass jewelry pendant. Bring your own piece of sea glass, or choose from our collection. Call (302)-227-6991 Pre-registration required Ages 12+ $15 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 1:15 p.m.

Eyes of the Fort,   Fort Delaware State Park

In addition to being a Civil War prisoner of war location, Fort Delaware was refurbished to be an active fort in the late 1890s. It housed three guns that each had a range of up to eight miles! Come find out the intense process by which these long-range guns were used. Free with paid fort admission.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Eyes of the Fort In addition to being a Civil War prisoner of war location, Fort Delaware was refurbished to be an active fort in the late 1890s. It housed three guns that each had a range of up to eight miles! Come find out the intense process by which these long-range guns were used. Free with paid fort admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 1:30 p.m.

Keeper Talk,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talk Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 04 at 2 p.m.

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating Through History Pontoon Tour Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 2 p.m.

Feeding Frenzy,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE

Add to Calendar America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 2 p.m.

Truckin' Through History,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Take a ride on an historic WWII troop carrying truck as we tour the park looking at some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Fort Miles Orientation Building each Saturday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of four tickets per group. Limit 12 per ride. $8 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop carrying truck as we tour the park looking at some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Fort Miles Orientation Building each Saturday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of four tickets per group. Limit 12 per ride. $8 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 2 p.m.

Osprey Watch,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Meet at Savages Ditch.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Osprey Watch Meet at Savages Ditch. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 2 p.m.

Creature Feature,   Brandywine Zoo

Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Creature Feature Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 04 at 2:15 p.m.

Musketry Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Musketry Demonstration Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 3:30 p.m.

Great Escapes,   Fort Delaware State Park

Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Great Escapes Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 5 p.m.

Wagon Rides ,   Trap Pond State Park

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 04 at 8 p.m.

Night Time Pond Surveys,   Killens Pond State Park

Night Time Pond Surveys Saturdays March, 30th - 7:15 p.m. April 13th - 7:30 p.m. May 4th - 8 p.m. Search for herps! Learn what a herp is and how to find them! Bring a flashlight and dress to get muddy. Recommended for children 6 years and older. Free!

Add to Calendar America/New_York Night Time Pond Surveys Night Time Pond Surveys Saturdays March, 30th - 7:15 p.m. April 13th - 7:30 p.m. May 4th - 8 p.m. Search for herps! Learn what a herp is and how to find them! Bring a flashlight and dress to get muddy. Recommended for children 6 years and older. Free! Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, May 05 at 9 a.m.

Zoo Sensory Hour,   Brandywine Zoo

Brandywine Zoo can be an energetic, colorful place full of sensory stimuli, and we know this environment can be overwhelming for some guests. Join us from 9-10 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month from May-August for an inclusive experience at Brandywine

Add to Calendar America/New_York Zoo Sensory Hour Brandywine Zoo can be an energetic, colorful place full of sensory stimuli, and we know this environment can be overwhelming for some guests. Join us from 9-10 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month from May-August for an inclusive experience at Brandywine Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 05 at 10 a.m.

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 05 at 10:30 a.m.

Zoo Kids,   Brandywine Zoo

Learn with us through age-appropriate games, crafts, stories, activities, and live animal presentations, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown up can learn and play together! Different themes each time. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Zoo Kids Learn with us through age-appropriate games, crafts, stories, activities, and live animal presentations, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown up can learn and play together! Different themes each time. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 05 at 11:15 a.m.

Guided Tour of Fort Delaware,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Guided Tour of Fort Delaware This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 05 at 11:30 a.m.

Keeper Talks,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talks Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 05 at 12 p.m.

Animal Show,   Brandywine Zoo

Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Animal Show Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 05 at 12:15 p.m.

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 05 at 1 p.m.

Bethesda Church Tour ,   Trap Pond State Park

Take a in-depth tour of the historic Bethesda Church. Look over old photographs and learn the importance of small churches in the local history. Meet at the Bethesda Church.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Bethesda Church Tour Take a in-depth tour of the historic Bethesda Church. Look over old photographs and learn the importance of small churches in the local history. Meet at the Bethesda Church.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 05 at 1 p.m.

Sunday Fern Hike,   Lums Pond State Park

Join us for a hike along the edges of Lums Pond in search of emerging ferns. Local botanist Christopher Hoess will describe the unique characteristics of ferns and lead us on a hike to view some in Lums Pond State Park. Part of the Natural Resource Series at Lums Pond - So much of what we do at Lums is recreational but do you know about the rich diversity of natural resources of Delaware’s largest freshwater pond? Join us to learn more about conservation efforts and wildlife communities in and around the park. These are free events, however space is limited and registration is required (by the Thursday before the program) by emailing DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us or calling (302)368-6989. Park entrance fee in effect.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Sunday Fern Hike Join us for a hike along the edges of Lums Pond in search of emerging ferns. Local botanist Christopher Hoess will describe the unique characteristics of ferns and lead us on a hike to view some in Lums Pond State Park. Part of the Natural Resource Series at Lums Pond - So much of what we do at Lums is recreational but do you know about the rich diversity of natural resources of Delaware’s largest freshwater pond? Join us to learn more about conservation efforts and wildlife communities in and around the park. These are free events, however space is limited and registration is required (by the Thursday before the program) by emailing DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us or calling (302)368-6989. Park entrance fee in effect. Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, May 05 at 1:15 p.m.

Dressed to Impress,   Fort Delaware State Park

Clothes were more than a fashion statement to Victorians…they helped define social classes. And they were complicated! If you’ve ever wondered how a hoop skirt works, this is the program for you! Kids: Come along and try on some kids clothes from the time period. Free with paid park admission.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Dressed to Impress Clothes were more than a fashion statement to Victorians…they helped define social classes. And they were complicated! If you’ve ever wondered how a hoop skirt works, this is the program for you! Kids: Come along and try on some kids clothes from the time period. Free with paid park admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 05 at 1:30 p.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries (exhibits, information, and free parking), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries (exhibits, information, and free parking), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Sunday, May 05 at 1:30 p.m.

Keeper Talk,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talk Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 05 at 2 p.m.

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Tour Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 05 at 2 p.m.

Beach Driving Clinic,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required $8 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required $8 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunday, May 05 at 2 p.m.

Creature Feature,   Brandywine Zoo

Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Creature Feature Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 05 at 2:15 p.m.

Musketry Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Musketry Demonstration Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 05 at 3:30 p.m.

Great Escapes,   Fort Delaware State Park

Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Great Escapes Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, May 06 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, May 06 at 9 a.m.

Walk it Off!,   Bellevue State Park

Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the track.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Walk it Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, May 06 at 11 a.m.

Stroller Rollers,   Bellevue State Park

Bellevue is a haven paved with paths and lots of areas to explore nature with your toddlers, perfect for strollers! This program, designed for children 12 months to 3 years, will introduce families to the wonders of nature. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park and learn how you, as parents, can facilitate early learning experiences to teach an appreciation of nature. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. $3 per family. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Stroller Rollers Bellevue is a haven paved with paths and lots of areas to explore nature with your toddlers, perfect for strollers! This program, designed for children 12 months to 3 years, will introduce families to the wonders of nature. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park and learn how you, as parents, can facilitate early learning experiences to teach an appreciation of nature. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. $3 per family. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, May 07 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, May 07 at 8 a.m.

Spring Migration Bird Walks,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, May 08 at 8 a.m.

Birds of Bellevue,   Bellevue State Park

Second Wednesday of each month beginning September 12 8 a.m. Join us on a walk around the park to spot resident and migrant birds. Wear comfortable shoes, walks last about 2 hours. Binoculars are available or bring your own. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Birds of Bellevue Second Wednesday of each month beginning September 12 8 a.m. Join us on a walk around the park to spot resident and migrant birds. Wear comfortable shoes, walks last about 2 hours. Binoculars are available or bring your own. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, May 08 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, May 08 at 10 a.m.

Wee Have Fun: Flowers for Mom,   Bellevue State Park

Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun. Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so dress for the weather. Walk-ins are welcome. Meet at the Arts Center. $4 per child

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wee Have Fun: Flowers for Mom Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun. Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so dress for the weather. Walk-ins are welcome. Meet at the Arts Center. $4 per child Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, May 08 at 7 p.m.

Trap Pond Partners Meeting,   Trap Pond State Park

The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com/

Add to Calendar America/New_York Trap Pond Partners Meeting The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com/ Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, May 08 at 8:30 p.m.

An Introduction to the Night Sky,   Bellevue State Park

Join members of the Delaware Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing. Learn constellations and an introduction to observing the night sky. This program is appropriate for beginners through advanced stargazers of all ages. Equipment will be available, or you may bring your own. Red-filtered lights only please. Meet at the Hunter Barn parking lot. FREE.

Add to Calendar America/New_York An Introduction to the Night Sky Join members of the Delaware Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing. Learn constellations and an introduction to observing the night sky. This program is appropriate for beginners through advanced stargazers of all ages. Equipment will be available, or you may bring your own. Red-filtered lights only please. Meet at the Hunter Barn parking lot. FREE. Bellevue State Park

Thursday, May 09 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, May 09 at 10 a.m.

Flower Market- Tower Openings,   Wilmington State Parks

Rockford Tower opens for the season during the annual Flower Market, a spring tradition in Rockford Park. Climb this historic structure and see the Flower Market and the city of Wilmington. Free (Flower Market has a parking fee)

Add to Calendar America/New_York Flower Market- Tower Openings Rockford Tower opens for the season during the annual Flower Market, a spring tradition in Rockford Park. Climb this historic structure and see the Flower Market and the city of Wilmington. Free (Flower Market has a parking fee) Wilmington State Parks

Thursday, May 09 at 10:30 a.m.

Story Time,   Brandywine Zoo

Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story Time may include a craft, activity, or live animal presentation. Story Time may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Nature Playground, may be cancelled due to weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Story Time Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story Time may include a craft, activity, or live animal presentation. Story Time may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Nature Playground, may be cancelled due to weather. Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, May 09 at 7:30 p.m.

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spook swamp creatures. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Night Sounds Pontoon Tour Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spook swamp creatures. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Friday, May 10 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, May 10 at 11 a.m.

Discover Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m.

Out and About at Oversee,   Auburn Valley State Park

Our park interpreter will lead an hour long walk along our newest trail that features the historic Oversee Farm. Meet at 1516 Snuff Mill Road. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Out and About at Oversee Our park interpreter will lead an hour long walk along our newest trail that features the historic Oversee Farm. Meet at 1516 Snuff Mill Road. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, May 10 at 2 p.m.

Discover Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 10 at 5 p.m.

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Calling All Frogs,   Lums Pond State Park

Bring your flashlight and join us on a search for frogs! Hike at Lums after dark and learn about Delaware’s amazing amphibians. Pre-registration required by calling (302)368-6989. $4 per person.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Calling All Frogs Bring your flashlight and join us on a search for frogs! Hike at Lums after dark and learn about Delaware’s amazing amphibians. Pre-registration required by calling (302)368-6989. $4 per person. Lums Pond State Park

Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m.

Lantern Tour: Christ Church Cemetery,   First State Heritage Park

Encounter characters from the past to hear stories of joy and sorrow. Call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. Meet at Christ Church- the corner of S. State and Water Streets.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Lantern Tour: Christ Church Cemetery Encounter characters from the past to hear stories of joy and sorrow. Call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. Meet at Christ Church- the corner of S. State and Water Streets. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, May 11 at 8 a.m.

Spring Youth Fishing Tournament,   Trap Pond State Park

Open to ages 15 and under. Proper catch and release methods will be stressed. Prizes will be available in a number of different categories. Bring your own tackle and bait, or borrow ours. These free programs will meet at the boathouse. Registration and instruction begins at 8am, first catch for the tournament is 9.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Youth Fishing Tournament Open to ages 15 and under. Proper catch and release methods will be stressed. Prizes will be available in a number of different categories. Bring your own tackle and bait, or borrow ours. These free programs will meet at the boathouse. Registration and instruction begins at 8am, first catch for the tournament is 9. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 8:30 a.m.

Wag it Off,   Bellevue State Park

You and your pup can enjoy an hour-long group walk through the park. Dogs must be leashed and handled by an adult hiker for the entire program. Limit 2 dogs per person. Please bring waste bags. Meet near the track. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wag it Off You and your pup can enjoy an hour-long group walk through the park. Dogs must be leashed and handled by an adult hiker for the entire program. Limit 2 dogs per person. Please bring waste bags. Meet near the track. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE. Bellevue State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m.

Introduction to Surf Fishing,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Pre-registration required. Ages 10+ $25 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Introduction to Surf Fishing Always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Pre-registration required. Ages 10+ $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.

Spring Outdoor Adventure Series - Freshwater Marsh,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Each week we will meet at the Nature Center and hike and explore a different topic and trail. Wear a comfortable pair of hiking boots and bring a water bottle. All hikes last between 90 minutes and two hours. This week we will learn about the animals that live in the marsh, do some water testing, and learn how valuable the ecosystem is, and how we can protect it. This is a free program with paid park entry fee. With any questions, or to sign up in advance, call 302-655-5740

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Outdoor Adventure Series - Freshwater Marsh Each week we will meet at the Nature Center and hike and explore a different topic and trail. Wear a comfortable pair of hiking boots and bring a water bottle. All hikes last between 90 minutes and two hours. This week we will learn about the animals that live in the marsh, do some water testing, and learn how valuable the ecosystem is, and how we can protect it. This is a free program with paid park entry fee. With any questions, or to sign up in advance, call 302-655-5740 Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.

Fort DuPont Walking Tour and Battery Hike,   Fort DuPont State Park

Join a park historian for a leisurely stroll and discover the history, architecture, and community of this old military post, including the theater, gymnasium, guardhouse, barracks, and officer housing. Wear sturdy, waterproof shoes for this one hour tour. We will meet at the parking lot at the far end of Old Battery Lane (close to the river).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Fort DuPont Walking Tour and Battery Hike Join a park historian for a leisurely stroll and discover the history, architecture, and community of this old military post, including the theater, gymnasium, guardhouse, barracks, and officer housing. Wear sturdy, waterproof shoes for this one hour tour. We will meet at the parking lot at the far end of Old Battery Lane (close to the river). Fort DuPont State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.

Women of The Green Walking Tour,   First State Heritage Park

Learn about women's contributions to the history of The Green. Tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Women of The Green Walking Tour Learn about women's contributions to the history of The Green. Tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.

World Migratory Bird Day,   Brandywine Zoo

(Always the 2nd Saturday in May) "Migrate" through learning stations and activities at the Zoo today to learn about focusing on spring bird migrations, conservation programs, and how you can help protect them! Meet our American Kestrel Monitoring program Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York World Migratory Bird Day (Always the 2nd Saturday in May) "Migrate" through learning stations and activities at the Zoo today to learn about focusing on spring bird migrations, conservation programs, and how you can help protect them! Meet our American Kestrel Monitoring program Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Cold War Bike Tour,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to pre-register. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Cold War Bike Tour Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to pre-register. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m.

Discover Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m.

Ospreys Return!,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Celebrate bird migration by following the exploits of our own osprey cam birds. Find out where they spent their winter and why they return. We’ll start inside, then look for these seahawks in the park. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee

Add to Calendar America/New_York Ospreys Return! Celebrate bird migration by following the exploits of our own osprey cam birds. Find out where they spent their winter and why they return. We’ll start inside, then look for these seahawks in the park. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 11:15 a.m.

Guided Tour of Fort Delaware,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Guided Tour of Fort Delaware This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m.

Keeper Talks,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talks Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 11 at 12 p.m.

Animal Show,   Brandywine Zoo

Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Animal Show Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather. Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 11 at 12:15 p.m.

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m.

Awesome Amphibians,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Bring your snack and bottle of water for a hike through the preserve as we look for these unique critters. Learn about the salamander research conducted at the preserve and the importance of the species. Call to reserve your spot, there are limited seats available 302-655-5740. This is a free program with paid park entry fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Awesome Amphibians Bring your snack and bottle of water for a hike through the preserve as we look for these unique critters. Learn about the salamander research conducted at the preserve and the importance of the species. Call to reserve your spot, there are limited seats available 302-655-5740. This is a free program with paid park entry fee. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m.

Terrific Terrariums,   Auburn Valley State Park

Customize your own terrarium casing and pick from a variety of succulents to arrange to your liking. You'll also learn about the role of gardening at the historic Auburn Heights estate. Supplies provided. Limit 15. Call to register by 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. $15 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Terrific Terrariums Customize your own terrarium casing and pick from a variety of succulents to arrange to your liking. You'll also learn about the role of gardening at the historic Auburn Heights estate. Supplies provided. Limit 15. Call to register by 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. $15 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 1:15 p.m.

Dressed to Impress,   Fort Delaware State Park

Clothes were more than a fashion statement to Victorians…they helped define social classes. And they were complicated! If you’ve ever wondered how a hoop skirt works, this is the program for you! Kids: Come along and try on some kids clothes from the time period. Free with paid park admission.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Dressed to Impress Clothes were more than a fashion statement to Victorians…they helped define social classes. And they were complicated! If you’ve ever wondered how a hoop skirt works, this is the program for you! Kids: Come along and try on some kids clothes from the time period. Free with paid park admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m.

Keeper Talk,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talk Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m.

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating Through History Pontoon Tour Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m.

Discovery Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discovery Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m.

Feeding Frenzy,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE

Add to Calendar America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m.

Beach Driving Clinic,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required $8 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required $8 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m.

Creature Feature,   Brandywine Zoo

Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Creature Feature Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m.

Stroll with the Superintendent at Oversee,   Auburn Valley State Park

Join Park Superintendent, Laura Lee, on a walk along the Oversee Farm Trail, featuring a gorgeous 19th century farmhouse and barn. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Stroll with the Superintendent at Oversee Join Park Superintendent, Laura Lee, on a walk along the Oversee Farm Trail, featuring a gorgeous 19th century farmhouse and barn. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 2:15 p.m.

Musketry Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Musketry Demonstration Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 3:30 p.m.

Great Escapes,   Fort Delaware State Park

Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Great Escapes Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 11 at 5 p.m.

Wagon Rides ,   Trap Pond State Park

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 12 at 8 a.m.

Birding by Boat,   Trap Pond State Park

Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Birding by Boat Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 12 at 9 a.m.

Mother's Day Bird Hike,   Auburn Valley State Park

Celebrate a birdy Mother's Day with an experienced birder from the Delmarva Ornithological Society. This walk is for everyone, from beginners to experienced birders. Binoculars provided, but feel free to bring your own. Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Lane off of Benge Road. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Mother's Day Bird Hike Celebrate a birdy Mother's Day with an experienced birder from the Delmarva Ornithological Society. This walk is for everyone, from beginners to experienced birders. Binoculars provided, but feel free to bring your own. Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Lane off of Benge Road. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, May 12 at 10 a.m.

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m.

Zoo Kids,   Brandywine Zoo

Learn with us through age-appropriate games, crafts, stories, activities, and live animal presentations, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown up can learn and play together! Different themes each time. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Zoo Kids Learn with us through age-appropriate games, crafts, stories, activities, and live animal presentations, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown up can learn and play together! Different themes each time. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 12 at 11 a.m.

Fundamentals of Hiking ,   Trap Pond State Park

Join us at the Nature Center to get started hiking. Preparation, gear, and locations will be covered Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a different short hike each week.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Fundamentals of Hiking Join us at the Nature Center to get started hiking. Preparation, gear, and locations will be covered Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a different short hike each week.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 12 at 11 a.m.

Preserving Petals,   Killens Pond State Park

Preserving Petals Sunday, May 12th 11 a.m. Wish those lilacs would last longer? Looking for a new art piece for your wall? Bring your mother and learn simple ways to press and preserve your flowers. Learn how to make your own flower press and what flowers work best for preservation. Flowers provided; take home your own flower press. $15 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Preserving Petals Preserving Petals Sunday, May 12th 11 a.m. Wish those lilacs would last longer? Looking for a new art piece for your wall? Bring your mother and learn simple ways to press and preserve your flowers. Learn how to make your own flower press and what flowers work best for preservation. Flowers provided; take home your own flower press. $15 per person Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, May 12 at 11:15 a.m.

Guided Tour of Fort Delaware,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Guided Tour of Fort Delaware This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 12 at 11:30 a.m.

Keeper Talks,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talks Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 12 at 12 p.m.

Animal Show,   Brandywine Zoo

Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Animal Show Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 12 at 12:15 p.m.

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 12 at 1 p.m.

Mother Nature Cards,   Lums Pond State Park

Stop by the nature center anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to make a nature themed Mother’s Day card. $2 per craft, free to Lums Pond Campers. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Mother Nature Cards Stop by the nature center anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to make a nature themed Mother’s Day card. $2 per craft, free to Lums Pond Campers. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, May 12 at 1:15 p.m.

Eyes of the Fort,   Fort Delaware State Park

In addition to being a Civil War prisoner of war location, Fort Delaware was refurbished to be an active fort in the late 1890s. It housed three guns that each had a range of up to eight miles! Come find out the intense process by which these long-range guns were used. Free with paid fort admission.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Eyes of the Fort In addition to being a Civil War prisoner of war location, Fort Delaware was refurbished to be an active fort in the late 1890s. It housed three guns that each had a range of up to eight miles! Come find out the intense process by which these long-range guns were used. Free with paid fort admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m.

Keeper Talk,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talk Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries (exhibits, information, and free parking), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries (exhibits, information, and free parking), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m.

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Tour Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m.

Creature Feature,   Brandywine Zoo

Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Creature Feature Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 12 at 2:15 p.m.

Musketry Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Musketry Demonstration Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 12 at 3:30 p.m.

Great Escapes,   Fort Delaware State Park

Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Great Escapes Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, May 13 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, May 13 at 9 a.m.

Walk it Off!,   Bellevue State Park

Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the track.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Walk it Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, May 13 at 11 a.m.

Stroller Rollers,   Bellevue State Park

Bellevue is a haven paved with paths and lots of areas to explore nature with your toddlers, perfect for strollers! This program, designed for children 12 months to 3 years, will introduce families to the wonders of nature. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park and learn how you, as parents, can facilitate early learning experiences to teach an appreciation of nature. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. $3 per family. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Stroller Rollers Bellevue is a haven paved with paths and lots of areas to explore nature with your toddlers, perfect for strollers! This program, designed for children 12 months to 3 years, will introduce families to the wonders of nature. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park and learn how you, as parents, can facilitate early learning experiences to teach an appreciation of nature. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. $3 per family. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, May 14 at 8 a.m.

Spring Migration Bird Walks,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, May 14 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, May 14 at 1 p.m.

Homeschool,   Killens Pond State Park

Ages 6 - 12 Participants complete service projects and then spend time learning about different natural science topics. Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; call (302) 284-4299. March 12 - Super Cool Soils April 9 - Birds a Bound May 14 - Fantastic Fish and Where to Find Them Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Homeschool Ages 6 - 12 Participants complete service projects and then spend time learning about different natural science topics. Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; call (302) 284-4299. March 12 - Super Cool Soils April 9 - Birds a Bound May 14 - Fantastic Fish and Where to Find Them Free Killens Pond State Park

Wednesday, May 15 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, May 15 at 10 a.m.

Wee Have Fun: I Grew This!,   Bellevue State Park

Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun. Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so dress for the weather. Walk-ins are welcome. Meet at the Arts Center. $4 per child

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wee Have Fun: I Grew This! Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun. Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so dress for the weather. Walk-ins are welcome. Meet at the Arts Center. $4 per child Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, May 15 at 12 p.m.

Lunchtime Concert Series: Bob Croce,   Bellevue State Park

Every other Wednesday starting in May Noon – 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at (302) 761-6965. Please check our website for more information. Bob Croce plays Classical Acoustic Folk Guitar.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Lunchtime Concert Series: Bob Croce Every other Wednesday starting in May Noon – 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at (302) 761-6965. Please check our website for more information. Bob Croce plays Classical Acoustic Folk Guitar. Bellevue State Park

Thursday, May 16 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, May 16 at 9:30 a.m.

Terrific Toddlers - Wild about Wildflowers!,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Visit our pollinator garden, walk the meadow, and plant some flowers with us - you can even take on home! The age range of the terrific toddlers are from 2 - 4 years old. The price of this program is $5 per child. With any questions, or to register, call 302-655-5740. Park entrance fees are in effect

Add to Calendar America/New_York Terrific Toddlers - Wild about Wildflowers! Visit our pollinator garden, walk the meadow, and plant some flowers with us - you can even take on home! The age range of the terrific toddlers are from 2 - 4 years old. The price of this program is $5 per child. With any questions, or to register, call 302-655-5740. Park entrance fees are in effect Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Story Time,   Brandywine Zoo

Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story Time may include a craft, activity, or live animal presentation. Story Time may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Nature Playground, may be cancelled due to weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Story Time Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story Time may include a craft, activity, or live animal presentation. Story Time may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Nature Playground, may be cancelled due to weather. Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, May 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Nature Explorers - Wild about Wildflowers!,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Visit our pollinator garden, walk the meadow, and plant some flowers with us - you can even take on home! The age range of the nature explorers are from 4 - 6 years old. The price of this program is $5 per child. With any questions, or to register, call 302-655-5740. Park entrance fees are in effect

Add to Calendar America/New_York Nature Explorers - Wild about Wildflowers! Visit our pollinator garden, walk the meadow, and plant some flowers with us - you can even take on home! The age range of the nature explorers are from 4 - 6 years old. The price of this program is $5 per child. With any questions, or to register, call 302-655-5740. Park entrance fees are in effect Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m.

Beginner Kayak,   Lums Pond State Park

Join park staff for a 45-minute program that starts on land and includes safety, paddling techniques, and practice on the pond. Participants must be 12 years or older and know how to swim. For all kayaking programs please bring water bottle and wear clothes appropriate for getting wet. No storage is provided for personal items. Kayaks and PFD’s are provided. Park entrance fee in effect. In case of inclement weather, registered participants are given a credit for the following class. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling (302) 368-6989. $15 per person.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Beginner Kayak Join park staff for a 45-minute program that starts on land and includes safety, paddling techniques, and practice on the pond. Participants must be 12 years or older and know how to swim. For all kayaking programs please bring water bottle and wear clothes appropriate for getting wet. No storage is provided for personal items. Kayaks and PFD’s are provided. Park entrance fee in effect. In case of inclement weather, registered participants are given a credit for the following class. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling (302) 368-6989. $15 per person. Lums Pond State Park

Friday, May 17 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m.

Endangered Species Day School Event,   Brandywine Zoo

Rain date Monday, 5/21/18 Endangered Species Day encourages people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered plants and animals and what actions can be taken to help preserve the future of these species here in Delaware and beyond. Visit various learning s Fee: Free with Zoo admission, but please pre-register your group. Live animal program is an additional $2/person-Groups must be pre-registered to reserve space in the live animal shows. To Register: Visit brandywinezoo.org/learn/zoo-school/#special_events

Add to Calendar America/New_York Endangered Species Day School Event Rain date Monday, 5/21/18 Endangered Species Day encourages people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered plants and animals and what actions can be taken to help preserve the future of these species here in Delaware and beyond. Visit various learning s Fee: Free with Zoo admission, but please pre-register your group. Live animal program is an additional $2/person-Groups must be pre-registered to reserve space in the live animal shows. To Register: Visit brandywinezoo.org/learn/zoo-school/#special_events Brandywine Zoo

Friday, May 17 at 11 a.m.

Discover Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 17 at 2 p.m.

Discover Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 17 at 5 p.m.

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m.

An Evening with Horseshoe Crabs,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness one of nature’s amazing scenes, as horseshoe crabs parade up and down our beaches during their nesting season. We will explore the bay beach and uncover their mysterious lives. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person  

Add to Calendar America/New_York An Evening with Horseshoe Crabs Witness one of nature’s amazing scenes, as horseshoe crabs parade up and down our beaches during their nesting season. We will explore the bay beach and uncover their mysterious lives. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person   Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m.

Full Moon Friday Hike,   White Clay Creek State Park

Join our naturalist for an evening hike, and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Register with payment by noon on Friday and receive $1 discount. Pre-registration required. Call 302-368-6900. $5 per person Meet at the Carpenter Recreation Area Pavillion.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Full Moon Friday Hike Join our naturalist for an evening hike, and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Register with payment by noon on Friday and receive $1 discount. Pre-registration required. Call 302-368-6900. $5 per person Meet at the Carpenter Recreation Area Pavillion. White Clay Creek State Park

Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m.

Lantern Tour of the Dover Green,   First State Heritage Park

Hear true tales of tragedy and infamy from Dover's history. Space is limited; call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. Meet at the John Bell House, 43 The Green.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Lantern Tour of the Dover Green Hear true tales of tragedy and infamy from Dover's history. Space is limited; call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. Meet at the John Bell House, 43 The Green. First State Heritage Park

Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m.

Lantern Tour,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Enjoy a unique, guided tour of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Learn what surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast, and then venture over the dune to patrol the beach and listen to tales from the station’s logbooks. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required $10 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Lantern Tour Enjoy a unique, guided tour of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Learn what surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast, and then venture over the dune to patrol the beach and listen to tales from the station’s logbooks. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required $10 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m.

Introduction to Rock Climbing,   Alapocas Run State Park

Ages 8 and up After a brief introduction to equipment, climbing and safety, get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent. Please note that it is a 10 minute walk from the parking lot with hills. Pre-registration and payment required by noon on the Friday prior to the program date. $25 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Introduction to Rock Climbing Ages 8 and up After a brief introduction to equipment, climbing and safety, get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent. Please note that it is a 10 minute walk from the parking lot with hills. Pre-registration and payment required by noon on the Friday prior to the program date. $25 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.

Summer Camp Saturday at the Campground,   Lums Pond State Park

Join us on selected Saturdays as we sample fun activities from our awesome Lums Pond Summer Camp like sidewalk chalk art, fishing skills, recycled crafts and tie-dye! $4 per child, free to Lums Pond Campers. For a detailed listing of programs email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us. Campground programs listed below meet at the program stage. In case of inclement weather, meeting location may change to the nature center.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Camp Saturday at the Campground Join us on selected Saturdays as we sample fun activities from our awesome Lums Pond Summer Camp like sidewalk chalk art, fishing skills, recycled crafts and tie-dye! $4 per child, free to Lums Pond Campers. For a detailed listing of programs email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us. Campground programs listed below meet at the program stage. In case of inclement weather, meeting location may change to the nature center. Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.

National Kids to Parks Day,   Bellevue State Park

Join our naturalist on a 1 hour hike to all our favorite spots around Bellevue. Meet at the Arts Center. FREE

Add to Calendar America/New_York National Kids to Parks Day Join our naturalist on a 1 hour hike to all our favorite spots around Bellevue. Meet at the Arts Center. FREE Bellevue State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.

Floral Design Class,   Killens Pond State Park

Floral Design Classes Saturdays 10 a.m. Join us at the Nature Center once a month for a floral class taught by Wendy Aycoth, Longtime floral designer and teacher. Fresh flowers are provided. Participants may bring fresh foliage to share. Pre-registration is required. Call (302) 284-4299. Oasis will be available for purchase at an additional cost of $2 a block. $20 per class. Saturday, May 18th A special design this week with fresh flowers. Please bring a candelabra or candlestick and shears.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Floral Design Class Floral Design Classes Saturdays 10 a.m. Join us at the Nature Center once a month for a floral class taught by Wendy Aycoth, Longtime floral designer and teacher. Fresh flowers are provided. Participants may bring fresh foliage to share. Pre-registration is required. Call (302) 284-4299. Oasis will be available for purchase at an additional cost of $2 a block. $20 per class. Saturday, May 18th A special design this week with fresh flowers. Please bring a candelabra or candlestick and shears. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.

Spring Outdoor Adventure Series - Long Wall Trail,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Each week we will meet at the Nature Center and hike and explore a different topic and trail. Wear a comfortable pair of hiking boots and bring a water bottle. All hikes last between 90 minutes and two hours. Hike our cool, rocky Long Wall Trail! We will hike trails on this unique 1.1-mile trail. This is a free program with paid park entry fee. With any questions, or to sign up in advance, call 302-655-5740

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Outdoor Adventure Series - Long Wall Trail Each week we will meet at the Nature Center and hike and explore a different topic and trail. Wear a comfortable pair of hiking boots and bring a water bottle. All hikes last between 90 minutes and two hours. Hike our cool, rocky Long Wall Trail! We will hike trails on this unique 1.1-mile trail. This is a free program with paid park entry fee. With any questions, or to sign up in advance, call 302-655-5740 Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.

Endangered Species Day,   Brandywine Zoo

What you can do to help protect endangered species around the world and right here in Delaware? Visit our various learning stations set up throughout the Zoo to learn what you can do to End Extinction!

Add to Calendar America/New_York Endangered Species Day What you can do to help protect endangered species around the world and right here in Delaware? Visit our various learning stations set up throughout the Zoo to learn what you can do to End Extinction! Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.

Armed Forces Day at Fort Delaware State Park,   Fort Delaware State Park

In celebration of Armed Forces Day, we are inviting all those who have served in our nation's military to Fort Delaware. On this day, anyone with a military ID will get into the park for free! You must check in at our ticket office to get the free ticket. No reservation or pre-registration is required.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Armed Forces Day at Fort Delaware State Park In celebration of Armed Forces Day, we are inviting all those who have served in our nation's military to Fort Delaware. On this day, anyone with a military ID will get into the park for free! You must check in at our ticket office to get the free ticket. No reservation or pre-registration is required. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.

Terrapin Talk,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Right around Memorial Day Weekend, right when traffic increases exponentially, Diamondback terrapins can be spotted all over the roads in our park. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle and what you can do to help ensure its survival! Meet at Savages Ditch. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details No pre-registration required Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Terrapin Talk Right around Memorial Day Weekend, right when traffic increases exponentially, Diamondback terrapins can be spotted all over the roads in our park. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle and what you can do to help ensure its survival! Meet at Savages Ditch. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details No pre-registration required Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.

Tales of Slavery and Freedom Walking Tour,   First State Heritage Park

As a border state, Delaware held a complicated position regarding slavery. Tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Tales of Slavery and Freedom Walking Tour As a border state, Delaware held a complicated position regarding slavery. Tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m.

Day of Archaeology,   Killens Pond State Park

May is Delaware Archaeology Month! Join us for a day full of Archaeological discovery, most of it about local finds. Call (302) 284-4299 to register. Saturday, May 18 Hands-on Pottery 11 a.m. Learn how First Nations peoples created clay vessels for cooking and storing foods. Use two different methods to make pots to take home. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Free Pre-Historic Archaeology Walk and Talk 12:30 p.m. Join Archaeologist Dan Griffith for a walk and talk all about archaeology. Free Boathouse Excavation Talk 2:30 p.m. What's with all that digging at the boat house? Join the archaeologists and learn about what they found! Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Day of Archaeology May is Delaware Archaeology Month! Join us for a day full of Archaeological discovery, most of it about local finds. Call (302) 284-4299 to register. Saturday, May 18 Hands-on Pottery 11 a.m. Learn how First Nations peoples created clay vessels for cooking and storing foods. Use two different methods to make pots to take home. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Free Pre-Historic Archaeology Walk and Talk 12:30 p.m. Join Archaeologist Dan Griffith for a walk and talk all about archaeology. Free Boathouse Excavation Talk 2:30 p.m. What's with all that digging at the boat house? Join the archaeologists and learn about what they found! Free Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m.

Discover Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m.

Hike Through History,   Auburn Valley State Park

Come to a Hike Through History at Auburn Heights Preserve and learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area. You’ll also learn how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this hour-long trip. Meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Ln. off of Benge Rd. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Hike Through History Come to a Hike Through History at Auburn Heights Preserve and learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area. You’ll also learn how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this hour-long trip. Meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Ln. off of Benge Rd. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 11:15 a.m.

Guided Tour of Fort Delaware,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Guided Tour of Fort Delaware This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m.

Keeper Talks,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talks Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 18 at 12 p.m.

Animal Show,   Brandywine Zoo

Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Animal Show Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather. Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 18 at 12:15 p.m.

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m.

Flint Woods Preserve History and Social Hike,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Learn about the history, what happens in the preserve now, and enjoy social time with others. We will meet at the nature center and then we will transport you to and from the preserve. This hike has limited space - up to 12 participants. Make sure to call ahead to reserve your spot: 302-655-5740. This is a free program with paid park entry fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Flint Woods Preserve History and Social Hike Learn about the history, what happens in the preserve now, and enjoy social time with others. We will meet at the nature center and then we will transport you to and from the preserve. This hike has limited space - up to 12 participants. Make sure to call ahead to reserve your spot: 302-655-5740. This is a free program with paid park entry fee. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 1:15 p.m.

Great Escapes,   Fort Delaware State Park

Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Great Escapes Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 1:30 p.m.

Keeper Talk,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talk Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating Through History Pontoon Tour Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.

Creature Feature,   Brandywine Zoo

Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Creature Feature Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.

Truckin' Through History,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Take a ride on an historic WWII troop carrying truck as we tour the park looking at some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Fort Miles Orientation Building each Saturday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of four tickets per group. Limit 12 per ride. $8 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop carrying truck as we tour the park looking at some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Fort Miles Orientation Building each Saturday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of four tickets per group. Limit 12 per ride. $8 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.

Feeding Frenzy,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE

Add to Calendar America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.

The Story of the Lyle Gun,   Delaware Seashore State Park

They say it’s the only piece of artillery designed to save lives rather than take them. See and touch the gun up close and learn about its importance to the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Then take a step back and watch as park staff fire it off! Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required Ages 8+ $4 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York The Story of the Lyle Gun They say it’s the only piece of artillery designed to save lives rather than take them. See and touch the gun up close and learn about its importance to the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Then take a step back and watch as park staff fire it off! Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Pre-registration required Ages 8+ $4 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.

Creature Feature,   Brandywine Zoo

Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Creature Feature Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 18 at 2:15 p.m.

Musketry Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Musketry Demonstration Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 3:30 p.m.

Victorian Games,   Fort Delaware State Park

Children during the Civil War had fun just like children today, but the toys were very different! Adults also enjoyed amusing themselves with sports and games, some of which we recognize today. Come learn about (and experience) Victorian recreation. Free with paid park admission.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Victorian Games Children during the Civil War had fun just like children today, but the toys were very different! Adults also enjoyed amusing themselves with sports and games, some of which we recognize today. Come learn about (and experience) Victorian recreation. Free with paid park admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 5 p.m.

Wagon Rides ,   Trap Pond State Park

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve,   Delaware Seashore State Park

SPECIAL FULL MOON HIKE Go for a hike around Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island’s Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Space is very limited so pre-registration is required $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve SPECIAL FULL MOON HIKE Go for a hike around Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island’s Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Space is very limited so pre-registration is required $5 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m.

Full Moon Hike,   Bellevue State Park

Take an hour long nighttime hike through the park with a Naturalist under the light of the full moon! Look and listen for nocturnal animals as you enjoy the park in a whole new way. Wear comfortable shoes as we will venture into the woods. Call 302-761-6963 by 4 pm the last business day before for meeting location. FREE

Add to Calendar America/New_York Full Moon Hike Take an hour long nighttime hike through the park with a Naturalist under the light of the full moon! Look and listen for nocturnal animals as you enjoy the park in a whole new way. Wear comfortable shoes as we will venture into the woods. Call 302-761-6963 by 4 pm the last business day before for meeting location. FREE Bellevue State Park

Sunday, May 19 at 10 a.m.

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 19 at 10 a.m.

Forest Nesting Songbird Survey,   White Clay Creek State Park

Science in the Field Series: Forest Nesting Songbird Survey Sunday, May 19 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Chris Bennett, Delaware State Parks Environmental Stewardship Manager The Division of Parks and Recreation is responsible for managing more than 26,000 acres of public land, managed for their natural habitats and the plants and animals which inhabit them. Each spring a forest nesting songbird survey is conducted in the park. After a short indoor presentation, we will head into the woods to see how the survey is conducted and learn about the park’s forest nesting songbirds. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by the preceding Friday at noon. Call 302-368-6900. Free with paid entrance fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Forest Nesting Songbird Survey Science in the Field Series: Forest Nesting Songbird Survey Sunday, May 19 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Chris Bennett, Delaware State Parks Environmental Stewardship Manager The Division of Parks and Recreation is responsible for managing more than 26,000 acres of public land, managed for their natural habitats and the plants and animals which inhabit them. Each spring a forest nesting songbird survey is conducted in the park. After a short indoor presentation, we will head into the woods to see how the survey is conducted and learn about the park’s forest nesting songbirds. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by the preceding Friday at noon. Call 302-368-6900. Free with paid entrance fee. White Clay Creek State Park

Sunday, May 19 at 10 a.m.

Wild Edibles of the Coast,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Get introduced to some of the native plants of coastal Delaware, many of which are edible. You may even leave with some new cooking tips! Call (302)-277-6991 for more details Pre-registration required. $6 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wild Edibles of the Coast Get introduced to some of the native plants of coastal Delaware, many of which are edible. You may even leave with some new cooking tips! Call (302)-277-6991 for more details Pre-registration required. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Zoo Kids,   Brandywine Zoo

Learn with us through age-appropriate games, crafts, stories, activities, and live animal presentations, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown up can learn and play together! Different themes each time. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Zoo Kids Learn with us through age-appropriate games, crafts, stories, activities, and live animal presentations, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown up can learn and play together! Different themes each time. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 19 at 11:15 a.m.

Guided Tour of Fort Delaware,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Guided Tour of Fort Delaware This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 19 at 11:30 a.m.

Keeper Talks,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talks Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 19 at 12 p.m.

Animal Show,   Brandywine Zoo

Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Animal Show Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 19 at 12:15 p.m.

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m.

Rockford Tower Afternoons,   Wilmington State Parks

Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoons Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m.

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing,   Delaware Seashore State Park

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. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Ages 2+ $5 per person (including adults)

Add to Calendar America/New_York Seining the Bay at 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 pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details Ages 2+ $5 per person (including adults) Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m.

Creeks and Critters,   Auburn Valley State Park

Learn about the industrial and ecological history of the Red Clay Creek. Get down and dirty while dipnetting for macroinvertebrate insects and learn what secrets they hold about the health of the creek. You will get wet, so make sure to bring appropriate clothing, shoes, and a towel to get up close and personal with creeks and critters! Meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Lane off of Benge Rd. Limited space available. Call 302-239-5687 to register by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 18. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Creeks and Critters Learn about the industrial and ecological history of the Red Clay Creek. Get down and dirty while dipnetting for macroinvertebrate insects and learn what secrets they hold about the health of the creek. You will get wet, so make sure to bring appropriate clothing, shoes, and a towel to get up close and personal with creeks and critters! Meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Lane off of Benge Rd. Limited space available. Call 302-239-5687 to register by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 18. $5 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, May 19 at 1:15 p.m.

Dressed to Impress,   Fort Delaware State Park

Clothes were more than a fashion statement to Victorians…they helped define social classes. And they were complicated! If you’ve ever wondered how a hoop skirt works, this is the program for you! Kids: Come along and try on some kids clothes from the time period. Free with paid park admission.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Dressed to Impress Clothes were more than a fashion statement to Victorians…they helped define social classes. And they were complicated! If you’ve ever wondered how a hoop skirt works, this is the program for you! Kids: Come along and try on some kids clothes from the time period. Free with paid park admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m.

Keeper Talk,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talk Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries (exhibits, information, and free parking), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries (exhibits, information, and free parking), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Tour Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.

Photo Contest Judging and Celebration,   Killens Pond State Park

Friends of Killens Pond State Park Photo Contest Judging and Celebration Sunday, May 19th 2- 4 p.m. Join us at the Nature Center for the photo contest judging and see which photos get picked for awards. Light refreshments will be provided.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Photo Contest Judging and Celebration Friends of Killens Pond State Park Photo Contest Judging and Celebration Sunday, May 19th 2- 4 p.m. Join us at the Nature Center for the photo contest judging and see which photos get picked for awards. Light refreshments will be provided. Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.

Creature Feature,   Brandywine Zoo

Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Creature Feature Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 19 at 2:15 p.m.

Musketry Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Musketry Demonstration Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 19 at 3:30 p.m.

Victorian Games,   Fort Delaware State Park

Children during the Civil War had fun just like children today, but the toys were very different! Adults also enjoyed amusing themselves with sports and games, some of which we recognize today. Come learn about (and experience) Victorian recreation. Free with paid park admission.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Victorian Games Children during the Civil War had fun just like children today, but the toys were very different! Adults also enjoyed amusing themselves with sports and games, some of which we recognize today. Come learn about (and experience) Victorian recreation. Free with paid park admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, May 20 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, May 20 at 9 a.m.

Walk it Off!,   Bellevue State Park

Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the track.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Walk it Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, May 20 at 11 a.m.

Stroller Rollers,   Bellevue State Park

Bellevue is a haven paved with paths and lots of areas to explore nature with your toddlers, perfect for strollers! This program, designed for children 12 months to 3 years, will introduce families to the wonders of nature. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park and learn how you, as parents, can facilitate early learning experiences to teach an appreciation of nature. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. $3 per family. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Stroller Rollers Bellevue is a haven paved with paths and lots of areas to explore nature with your toddlers, perfect for strollers! This program, designed for children 12 months to 3 years, will introduce families to the wonders of nature. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park and learn how you, as parents, can facilitate early learning experiences to teach an appreciation of nature. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. $3 per family. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, May 21 at 8 a.m.

Spring Migration Bird Walks,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, May 21 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, May 22 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, May 22 at 10 a.m.

Wee Have Fun: Bugs in My Backyard,   Bellevue State Park

Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun. Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so dress for the weather. Walk-ins are welcome. Meet at the Arts Center. $4 per child

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wee Have Fun: Bugs in My Backyard Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun. Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so dress for the weather. Walk-ins are welcome. Meet at the Arts Center. $4 per child Bellevue State Park

Thursday, May 23 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Story Time,   Brandywine Zoo

Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story Time may include a craft, activity, or live animal presentation. Story Time may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Nature Playground, may be cancelled due to weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Story Time Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story Time may include a craft, activity, or live animal presentation. Story Time may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Nature Playground, may be cancelled due to weather. Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Mountain Bike Skills Series: Basics plus ride.,   White Clay Creek State Park

Join mountain biker Radley Miller for a small group mountain bike clinic, followed by a short associated ride. Must be 18 years or older. Space is limited, advanced registration with payment is required by the preceding Wednesday at noon. Call (302) 368-6900. $5 per person. Meet at Chambers House Nature Center includes 2.5 mile ride. Next ride: June 13 Flat Repair/Novice Skills, includes 3.3 mile ride

Add to Calendar America/New_York Mountain Bike Skills Series: Basics plus ride. Join mountain biker Radley Miller for a small group mountain bike clinic, followed by a short associated ride. Must be 18 years or older. Space is limited, advanced registration with payment is required by the preceding Wednesday at noon. Call (302) 368-6900. $5 per person. Meet at Chambers House Nature Center includes 2.5 mile ride. Next ride: June 13 Flat Repair/Novice Skills, includes 3.3 mile ride White Clay Creek State Park

Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spook swamp creatures. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Night Sounds Pontoon Tour Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spook swamp creatures. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Friday, May 24 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, May 24 at 9 a.m.

Introduction to Surf Fishing,   Delaware Seashore State Park

Always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Pre-registration required. Ages 10+ $25 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Introduction to Surf Fishing Always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Pre-registration required. Ages 10+ $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, May 24 at 11 a.m.

Discover Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 24 at 2 p.m.

Discover Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 24 at 5 p.m.

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Friday, May 24 at 6 p.m.

Pondside Campfire,   Lums Pond State Park

Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond emailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us .

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pondside Campfire Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond emailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us . Lums Pond State Park

Friday, May 24 at 6 p.m.

Memorial Weekend Hayrides,   Killens Pond State Park

Memorial Weekend Hayrides Friday, May 24 6 and 7 p.m. Campground Staying at the campground? Looking for a fun family activity? Join us for a hayride through the park. Rides last approximately 40 minutes. $4 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Memorial Weekend Hayrides Memorial Weekend Hayrides Friday, May 24 6 and 7 p.m. Campground Staying at the campground? Looking for a fun family activity? Join us for a hayride through the park. Rides last approximately 40 minutes. $4 per person Killens Pond State Park

Friday, May 24 at 8 p.m.

Lantern Tour: Historic Methodist Cemetery,   First State Heritage Park

Travel among ornate grave markers to hear of traditions from the past with historical characters in this revised program. Call (32) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. Meet at the Johnson Victrola Museum parking Lot- 375 S. New Street.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Lantern Tour: Historic Methodist Cemetery Travel among ornate grave markers to hear of traditions from the past with historical characters in this revised program. Call (32) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. Meet at the Johnson Victrola Museum parking Lot- 375 S. New Street. First State Heritage Park

Friday, May 24 at 8 p.m.

Crackling Campfire,   Killens Pond State Park

Crackling Campfire Friday, May 24th 8 p.m. Who doesn't like a good story around the fire? We will tell some fun stories while you enjoy a warm fire. The program is free. S'mores will be for sale at $2 per person. Located at the campground amphitheater.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Crackling Campfire Crackling Campfire Friday, May 24th 8 p.m. Who doesn't like a good story around the fire? We will tell some fun stories while you enjoy a warm fire. The program is free. S'mores will be for sale at $2 per person. Located at the campground amphitheater. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 8 a.m.

Monthly Bird Walks,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the park, no pre-registration required. Call (302) 655-5740 with questions.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Monthly Bird Walks Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the park, no pre-registration required. Call (302) 655-5740 with questions. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 9 a.m.

Seining Delaware Bay,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Collect fish and crabs with a seine net and discover who’s usingDelaware Bay as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. Limit 30. NoReservations. Tickets available at the Nature Center the day of with a maximumof six per person.    $5 perperson  

Add to Calendar America/New_York Seining Delaware Bay Collect fish and crabs with a seine net and discover who’s usingDelaware Bay as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. Limit 30. NoReservations. Tickets available at the Nature Center the day of with a maximumof six per person.    $5 perperson   Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Pedal through the Parks,   Alapocas Run State Park

Join the naturalists from Alapocas Run and Bellevue State Parks and our partner Delaware Greenways for a leisurely bike ride from the Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park to Bellevue State Park using the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail. The ride will start and end at the Blue Ball Barn. Participants must bring their own bike, helmet and lunch. Pre-registration and payment required by noon, May 23rd. $5 per person/$15 per family of 4

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pedal through the Parks Join the naturalists from Alapocas Run and Bellevue State Parks and our partner Delaware Greenways for a leisurely bike ride from the Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park to Bellevue State Park using the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail. The ride will start and end at the Blue Ball Barn. Participants must bring their own bike, helmet and lunch. Pre-registration and payment required by noon, May 23rd. $5 per person/$15 per family of 4 Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m.

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m.

Artillery Anniversary Day,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is an anniversary year for Pea Patch Island! It has been fifty years since our 32-pounder seacoast gun was installed. This piece has influenced our programs and events ever since. Special programs today will include multiple interactive 32-pounder demonstrations, the story of how the gun was installed, and a discussion of how that has shaped the direction of Fort Delaware over the last fifty years. All of this will be in addition to our regular programs!

Add to Calendar America/New_York Artillery Anniversary Day This is an anniversary year for Pea Patch Island! It has been fifty years since our 32-pounder seacoast gun was installed. This piece has influenced our programs and events ever since. Special programs today will include multiple interactive 32-pounder demonstrations, the story of how the gun was installed, and a discussion of how that has shaped the direction of Fort Delaware over the last fifty years. All of this will be in addition to our regular programs! Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m.

Dover's Heroes of the Revolution Walking Tour,   First State Heritage Park

Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Dover's Heroes of the Revolution Walking Tour Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, May 25 at 11 a.m.

Intro to Fishing,   Bellevue State Park

Learn all the basics of catch-and-release fishing. We provide materials, but you may bring your own tackle. Ages 5 and up. Participants 16 to 64 must have a valid fishing license. Pre-register by 4 pm on Thursday, May 23. $6 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Intro to Fishing Learn all the basics of catch-and-release fishing. We provide materials, but you may bring your own tackle. Ages 5 and up. Participants 16 to 64 must have a valid fishing license. Pre-register by 4 pm on Thursday, May 23. $6 per person Bellevue State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 11 a.m.

Discover Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 11:15 a.m.

Guided Tour of Fort Delaware,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Guided Tour of Fort Delaware This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 11:30 a.m.

Keeper Talks,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talks Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 25 at 12 p.m.

Animal Show,   Brandywine Zoo

Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Animal Show Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather. Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 25 at 12:15 p.m.

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Keeper Talk,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talk Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m.

Campground Activity Hour,   Trap Pond State Park

Learn about activities that the park and local community offer such as fishing, boating, and local museums. Meet at the campground pavilion. No registration necessary. Check our Facebook page weekly for program themes. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Learn about activities that the park and local community offer such as fishing, boating, and local museums. Meet at the campground pavilion. No registration necessary. Check our Facebook page weekly for program themes. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m.

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating Through History Pontoon Tour Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m.

Discovery Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discovery Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m.

Feeding Frenzy,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE

Add to Calendar America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m.

Creature Feature,   Brandywine Zoo

Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Creature Feature Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 25 at 2:15 p.m.

Musketry Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Musketry Demonstration Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 3:30 p.m.

Great Escapes,   Fort Delaware State Park

Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Great Escapes Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 5 p.m.

Wagon Rides ,   Trap Pond State Park

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 6 p.m.

Holiday Weekend Music at the Campground ,   Lums Pond State Park

In honor of this holiday weekend join us for a musical performance at the campground stage. Free.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Holiday Weekend Music at the Campground In honor of this holiday weekend join us for a musical performance at the campground stage. Free. Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Summer Concert Kickoff!,   Trap Pond State Park

Gather with friends and family at the Baldcypress Nature Center for free live music. Concerts will take place same day, same time, and place each week through August. Don't miss the first one!

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Concert Kickoff! Gather with friends and family at the Baldcypress Nature Center for free live music. Concerts will take place same day, same time, and place each week through August. Don't miss the first one! Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m.

Kayak and a Campfire,   Killens Pond State Park

Kayak and a Campfire Saturday, May 25 7 p.m. Enjoy a guided kayak program on Killens Pond at sunset, paired with a cozy campfire afterwards. Participants must be 12 years or older. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required; call (302) 284-4299. $20 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Kayak and a Campfire Kayak and a Campfire Saturday, May 25 7 p.m. Enjoy a guided kayak program on Killens Pond at sunset, paired with a cozy campfire afterwards. Participants must be 12 years or older. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required; call (302) 284-4299. $20 per person Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m.

Campfire Program: Night Sounds,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Listen up and find out who’s calling and why after the sun goesdown. Bring marshmallows and sticks for roasting after the program! Bringfolding chairs, limited seating provided. Recommended for ages 5 and up with anadult. Meet at the campground amphitheater. Call 302-645-6852 for more information.FREE with paid park entrance fee

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campfire Program: Night Sounds Listen up and find out who’s calling and why after the sun goesdown. Bring marshmallows and sticks for roasting after the program! Bringfolding chairs, limited seating provided. Recommended for ages 5 and up with anadult. Meet at the campground amphitheater. Call 302-645-6852 for more information.FREE with paid park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m.

Battery 519 Lantern Tour,   Cape Henlopen State Park

In 1943, World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and learn about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress, and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Battery 519 Lantern Tour In 1943, World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and learn about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress, and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 25 at 8:30 p.m.

Starry Night Hike,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Hike the meadows and trails after dark, looking for constellations, moon phases, and maybe even a shooting star. Meet us at the Nature Center; pre-registration is encouraged. The price per person is $5, call with questions or to register: 302-655-5740. Park entrance fees are in effect

Add to Calendar America/New_York Starry Night Hike Hike the meadows and trails after dark, looking for constellations, moon phases, and maybe even a shooting star. Meet us at the Nature Center; pre-registration is encouraged. The price per person is $5, call with questions or to register: 302-655-5740. Park entrance fees are in effect Brandywine Creek State Park

Sunday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m.

Dolphin Watch,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Bottlenose dolphins return to our waters every spring. Discoverwhy they come back and go on a guided search from shore. For ages 5 and up witha paying adult. Limit 20.Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Dolphin Watch Bottlenose dolphins return to our waters every spring. Discoverwhy they come back and go on a guided search from shore. For ages 5 and up witha paying adult. Limit 20.Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Sunday, May 26 at 10 a.m.

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Zoo Kids,   Brandywine Zoo

Learn with us through age-appropriate games, crafts, stories, activities, and live animal presentations, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown up can learn and play together! Different themes each time. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Zoo Kids Learn with us through age-appropriate games, crafts, stories, activities, and live animal presentations, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown up can learn and play together! Different themes each time. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 26 at 11 a.m.

Dip-netting Discovery,   Lums Pond State Park

Did you know Lums Pond is an amazing ecosystem filled with aquatic organisms? Come grab a net and find out what cute and crazy creatures call the largest pond in Delaware home! Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Dip-netting Discovery Did you know Lums Pond is an amazing ecosystem filled with aquatic organisms? Come grab a net and find out what cute and crazy creatures call the largest pond in Delaware home! Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, May 26 at 11 a.m.

Wetland Critters,   Killens Pond State Park

Wetland Critters Sunday, May 26th 11 a.m. Visit the Nature Center for a program which includes an encounter with some of our resident herps! Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wetland Critters Wetland Critters Sunday, May 26th 11 a.m. Visit the Nature Center for a program which includes an encounter with some of our resident herps! Free Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, May 26 at 11:15 a.m.

Guided Tour of Fort Delaware,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Guided Tour of Fort Delaware This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 26 at 11:30 a.m.

Keeper Talks,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talks Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 26 at 12 p.m.

Animal Show,   Brandywine Zoo

Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Animal Show Join us at our Wildlife Amphitheater to get up close and personal with some of our amazing Ambassador Animals here at the Brandywine Zoo! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Wildlife Amphitheater, may be cancelled due to weather. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 26 at 12:15 p.m.

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 26 at 1 p.m.

Rockford Tower Afternoons,   Wilmington State Parks

Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoons Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, May 26 at 1:15 p.m.

Eyes of the Fort,   Fort Delaware State Park

In addition to being a Civil War prisoner of war location, Fort Delaware was refurbished to be an active fort in the late 1890s. It housed three guns that each had a range of up to eight miles! Come find out the intense process by which these long-range guns were used. Free with paid fort admission.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Eyes of the Fort In addition to being a Civil War prisoner of war location, Fort Delaware was refurbished to be an active fort in the late 1890s. It housed three guns that each had a range of up to eight miles! Come find out the intense process by which these long-range guns were used. Free with paid fort admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 26 at 1:30 p.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries (exhibits, information, and free parking), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries (exhibits, information, and free parking), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Sunday, May 26 at 1:30 p.m.

Keeper Talk,   Brandywine Zoo

Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Keeper Talk Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends! Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m.

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Tour Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m.

Creature Feature,   Brandywine Zoo

Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar America/New_York Creature Feature Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 26 at 2:15 p.m.

Musketry Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Musketry Demonstration Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 26 at 3:30 p.m.

Victorian Games,   Fort Delaware State Park

Children during the Civil War had fun just like children today, but the toys were very different! Adults also enjoyed amusing themselves with sports and games, some of which we recognize today. Come learn about (and experience) Victorian recreation. Free with paid park admission.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Victorian Games Children during the Civil War had fun just like children today, but the toys were very different! Adults also enjoyed amusing themselves with sports and games, some of which we recognize today. Come learn about (and experience) Victorian recreation. Free with paid park admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, May 27 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, May 27 at 9 a.m.

Military Heroes of Delaware,   First State Heritage Park

Come to Legislative Hall to learn about Delaware’s military heroes and remember their sacrifices on guided tours of the Gallery of Military Heroes. Free. Tours for more than 15 require advance scheduling; call (302)739-9194. Photo ID is required for all adults entering the building.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Military Heroes of Delaware Come to Legislative Hall to learn about Delaware’s military heroes and remember their sacrifices on guided tours of the Gallery of Military Heroes. Free. Tours for more than 15 require advance scheduling; call (302)739-9194. Photo ID is required for all adults entering the building. First State Heritage Park

Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m.

Dover's Heroes of the Revolution Walking Tour,   First State Heritage Park

Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Dover's Heroes of the Revolution Walking Tour Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Monday, May 27 at 11:15 a.m.

Guided Tour of Fort Delaware,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Guided Tour of Fort Delaware This is your typical guided tour, in which we will give you the basic history of Fort Delaware, as well as show you some of the rooms. Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, May 27 at 12:15 p.m.

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration This is an interactive program to show you how Civil War artillery works. Great for kids! Free with purchase of admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, May 27 at 1 p.m.

Red, White, and Blue Craft at the Nature Center ,   Lums Pond State Park

Stop by the nature center between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to make a red, white, and blue craft in honor of Memorial Day. $2 per craft, free to Lums Pond Campers. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Red, White, and Blue Craft at the Nature Center Stop by the nature center between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to make a red, white, and blue craft in honor of Memorial Day. $2 per craft, free to Lums Pond Campers. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Monday, May 27 at 1:15 p.m.

Story of a Prisoner,   Fort Delaware State Park

This is what it is all about! Fort Delaware is primarily known for its role as a Civil War POW facility. Find out what life was like for the prisoners at Fort Delaware, from the day they arrived until the day they left, in their own words. Free with paid park admission.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Story of a Prisoner This is what it is all about! Fort Delaware is primarily known for its role as a Civil War POW facility. Find out what life was like for the prisoners at Fort Delaware, from the day they arrived until the day they left, in their own words. Free with paid park admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, May 27 at 2:15 p.m.

Musketry Demonstration,   Fort Delaware State Park

Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Musketry Demonstration Ever wonder how Civil War weapons worked? This program is for you! We will teach you about muzzle-loading weapons of the time period, and give you a demonstration of how they function. Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware State Park. Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, May 27 at 3:30 p.m.

Great Escapes,   Fort Delaware State Park

Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Great Escapes Many prisoners tried to escape from Fort Delaware, often in extremely creative ways. Come hear the amazing stories of our favorite escape attempts! Free with paid admission to Fort Delaware. Fort Delaware State Park

Tuesday, May 28 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, May 29 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, May 29 at 10 a.m.

Wee Have Fun: Wee Have Fitness!,   Bellevue State Park

Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun. Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so dress for the weather. Walk-ins are welcome. Meet at the Arts Center. $4 per child

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wee Have Fun: Wee Have Fitness! Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun. Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so dress for the weather. Walk-ins are welcome. Meet at the Arts Center. $4 per child Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, May 29 at 12 p.m.

Lunchtime Concert Series: Bruce Anthony,   Bellevue State Park

Every other Wednesday starting in May Noon – 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at (302) 761-6965. Please check our website for more information. Bruce Anthony plays Jazz music.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Lunchtime Concert Series: Bruce Anthony Every other Wednesday starting in May Noon – 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at (302) 761-6965. Please check our website for more information. Bruce Anthony plays Jazz music. Bellevue State Park

Thursday, May 30 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Story Time,   Brandywine Zoo

Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story Time may include a craft, activity, or live animal presentation. Story Time may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Nature Playground, may be cancelled due to weather.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Story Time Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story Time may include a craft, activity, or live animal presentation. Story Time may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Takes place in the Nature Playground, may be cancelled due to weather. Brandywine Zoo

Friday, May 31 at 8 a.m.

Daily Tours and Exhibits,   First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. Legislative Hall: Free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, May 31 at 11 a.m.

Discover Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 31 at 2 p.m.

Discover Battery 519,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 31 at 5 p.m.

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour,   Trap Pond State Park

Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m.

Lantern Tour: The Presbyterian Churchyard,   First State Heritage Park

Meet important figures from Dover's history among the tombstones. Call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. Meet at the Johnson Victrola Museum parking lot- 375 S. New Street.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Lantern Tour: The Presbyterian Churchyard Meet important figures from Dover's history among the tombstones. Call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. Meet at the Johnson Victrola Museum parking lot- 375 S. New Street. First State Heritage Park

Monday, June 10 at 9 a.m.

Young Explorers Camp: A Walk in the Woods,   Bellevue State Park

Each day, explore a nature topic through a hands-on hike and nature craft. Daily activities relate to the theme of the week and are documented on our “Look What We Did Today” wall for parents to see. Each week will be different, so sign up for one or all three! Before care is available, no after care.

$100 per week

Add to Calendar 4 5 (or young 6) America/New_York Young Explorers Camp: A Walk in the Woods Each day, explore a nature topic through a hands-on hike and nature craft. Daily activities relate to the theme of the week and are documented on our “Look What We Did Today” wall for parents to see. Each week will be different, so sign up for one or all three! Before care is available, no after care. Bellevue State Park

Monday, June 10 at 9 a.m.

Sensory Safari,   Brandywine Zoo

Spend the week on a sensory safari discovering the fantastic five senses and how both animals and people use them to explore their world!

$130 ($110 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 4 5 America/New_York Sensory Safari Spend the week on a sensory safari discovering the fantastic five senses and how both animals and people use them to explore their world! Brandywine Zoo

Monday, June 17 at 8:30 a.m.

Lums Pond Adventures: Fossils, Fairies, & Frogs,   Lums Pond State Park

Get ready for a week of fact, fiction and fun! Let your imagination run wild on a paddle boating trip in search of mythical water creatures such as mermaids and water fairies then dip net along the pond’s edge to discover the true creatures of Lums Pond! This week includes a field trip in search of fossils!

$225

Add to Calendar 6 9 America/New_York Lums Pond Adventures: Fossils, Fairies, & Frogs Get ready for a week of fact, fiction and fun! Let your imagination run wild on a paddle boating trip in search of mythical water creatures such as mermaids and water fairies then dip net along the pond’s edge to discover the true creatures of Lums Pond! This week includes a field trip in search of fossils! Lums Pond State Park

Monday, June 17 at 9 a.m.

Wilderness Survival - FULL,   White Clay Creek State Park

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

$215

Add to Calendar 7 9 America/New_York Wilderness Survival - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, June 17 at 8:30 a.m.

Ultimate Survivor,   Killens Pond State Park

Learn all the ins and outs of camping in a primitive setting! By the end of the week campers will know how to pitch a tent, fire safety, shelter building, and much more! The week will end with an overnight on Thursday at the Nature Center to put our camping skills to the ultimate test. Dinner on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday will be provided.

$250

Add to Calendar 10 13 America/New_York Ultimate Survivor Learn all the ins and outs of camping in a primitive setting! By the end of the week campers will know how to pitch a tent, fire safety, shelter building, and much more! The week will end with an overnight on Thursday at the Nature Center to put our camping skills to the ultimate test. Dinner on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday will be provided. Killens Pond State Park

Monday, June 17 at 9 a.m.

Wild About Cape,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Get in touch with your “wild” side as we check out the beach and other nature places in the park.

$115

Add to Calendar 5 6 America/New_York Wild About Cape Get in touch with your “wild” side as we check out the beach and other nature places in the park. Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, June 17 at 8:30 a.m.

Nature Rock Climbing Camp,   Alapocas Run State Park

Learn to climb, make some friends and have great nature adventures. Campers will learn the basics of rock climbing while exploring the natural world in Alapocas Run State Park. Climbing equipment is provided.

$275 per camper

Add to Calendar 8 10 America/New_York Nature Rock Climbing Camp Learn to climb, make some friends and have great nature adventures. Campers will learn the basics of rock climbing while exploring the natural world in Alapocas Run State Park. Climbing equipment is provided. Alapocas Run State Park

Monday, June 17 at 8:30 a.m.

Nature Explorers Session I,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Become a Nature Sleuth! Explore the forests, meadows, and marshes here at the park! Discover a new animal and its habitat each day through fun activities like hikes, creek investigations, nature games, and crafts. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!

$165

Add to Calendar 5 7 America/New_York Nature Explorers Session I Become a Nature Sleuth! Explore the forests, meadows, and marshes here at the park! Discover a new animal and its habitat each day through fun activities like hikes, creek investigations, nature games, and crafts. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp! Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, June 17 at 9 a.m.

Creature Classes,   Brandywine Zoo

There’s no school going on at the zoo this summer but there IS class! Discover different classes of vertebrates and how you can tell them apart! Meet amphibians, reptiles, birds, and of course, mammals!

$240 ($210 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 6 10 America/New_York Creature Classes There’s no school going on at the zoo this summer but there IS class! Discover different classes of vertebrates and how you can tell them apart! Meet amphibians, reptiles, birds, and of course, mammals! Brandywine Zoo

Monday, June 17 at 9 a.m.

Animal Tales,   Brandywine Zoo

Storybook adventures ahead! Each day we will read and discuss an animal tale then immerse ourselves in the story’s theme with crafts, games, and related animal activities.

$130 ($110 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 4 5 America/New_York Animal Tales Storybook adventures ahead! Each day we will read and discuss an animal tale then immerse ourselves in the story’s theme with crafts, games, and related animal activities. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, June 17 at 9 a.m.

Creekin’ for Critters,   White Clay Creek State Park

Campers will spend lots of time in and near the creek looking for critters big and small. Our days include learning about habitats, turtles, mammals, water games and crafting! Plenty of outside play and time to make new friends. Discovery Camp Lunch Bunch available, Noon – 1 p.m. Pack a lunch, extend the friend time and stay an extra hour for a picnic, story and fun time. Pick up is at 1 p.m. $30 per week or $10 per day

$100

Add to Calendar 4 6 America/New_York Creekin’ for Critters Campers will spend lots of time in and near the creek looking for critters big and small. Our days include learning about habitats, turtles, mammals, water games and crafting! Plenty of outside play and time to make new friends. Discovery Camp Lunch Bunch available, Noon – 1 p.m. Pack a lunch, extend the friend time and stay an extra hour for a picnic, story and fun time. Pick up is at 1 p.m. $30 per week or $10 per day White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, June 17 at 9 a.m.

Junior Fishing,   Bellevue State Park

Do you love to fish or want to learn how? Then this is a camp for you. Learn different types of fishing, fishing ethics, safety and techniques. We explore the world of fish and fishing through fishing, hikes and hands-on activities. Note: this is not a traveling camp.

$210

Add to Calendar 7 10 America/New_York Junior Fishing Do you love to fish or want to learn how? Then this is a camp for you. Learn different types of fishing, fishing ethics, safety and techniques. We explore the world of fish and fishing through fishing, hikes and hands-on activities. Note: this is not a traveling camp. Bellevue State Park

Monday, June 17 at 9 a.m.

Amazing Animals,   Bellevue State Park

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

$185 per week

Add to Calendar 7 11 America/New_York Amazing Animals Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park

Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m.

Kids Catch-All Tournament,   Indian River Marina

This is a premier kids fishing event at one of the best fishing areas located on the East Coast. A whole weekend of fun, great fishing, an all-you-can-eat dinner event for the whole family each night, free event t-shirt, door prizes, custom-made trophies, and a beautiful marina setting make this an event you won't want to miss! Great fun for a great cause - your family's participation helps to raise money for the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva, Inc.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Kids Catch-All Tournament This is a premier kids fishing event at one of the best fishing areas located on the East Coast. A whole weekend of fun, great fishing, an all-you-can-eat dinner event for the whole family each night, free event t-shirt, door prizes, custom-made trophies, and a beautiful marina setting make this an event you won't want to miss! Great fun for a great cause - your family's participation helps to raise money for the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva, Inc. Indian River Marina

Monday, June 24 at 9 a.m.

Nature Wonders Session I,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Spend time outside splashing in the creek, hunting insects, exploring trails, and looking for animal tracks. Learn about the marvels of nature playing exciting games and making crafts to take home. Every day has a new theme that campers will explore! Nature Wonders Lunch Bunch available, Noon-1 p.m.: Pack a lunch so your Nature Wonders camper can stay an extra hour to have a picnic, story, and fun time with our Camp Staff! $30 per week/session.

$125/$30 per week/session for Lunch Bunch

Add to Calendar 4 6 America/New_York Nature Wonders Session I Spend time outside splashing in the creek, hunting insects, exploring trails, and looking for animal tracks. Learn about the marvels of nature playing exciting games and making crafts to take home. Every day has a new theme that campers will explore! Nature Wonders Lunch Bunch available, Noon-1 p.m.: Pack a lunch so your Nature Wonders camper can stay an extra hour to have a picnic, story, and fun time with our Camp Staff! $30 per week/session. Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, June 24 at 9 a.m.

Animal Handling 101: a Training Course just for Teens! - FULL,   Brandywine Zoo

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

$340 ($310 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 14 17 America/New_York Animal Handling 101: a Training Course just for Teens! - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, June 24 at 9 a.m.

Fantastic Beasts and How to Care for Them,   Brandywine Zoo

Apparate into the world of fantastic beasts and magical creatures! Learn from magical game keepers about caring for phoenixes, dragons, acromantula, and much more.

$240 ($210 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 6 10 America/New_York Fantastic Beasts and How to Care for Them Apparate into the world of fantastic beasts and magical creatures! Learn from magical game keepers about caring for phoenixes, dragons, acromantula, and much more. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, June 24 at 8:30 a.m.

Fish, Fish, Fish,   Lums Pond State Park

Back by popular demand! Campers spend the week making lures, learning knot tying and of course, fishing! We’ll practice casting, make fish prints, and do some science experiments to make fish slime! Includes a field trip to get an up-close look at Delaware’s native fish and a Friday fishing tournament where everyone’s a winner!

$225

Add to Calendar 7 10 America/New_York Fish, Fish, Fish Back by popular demand! Campers spend the week making lures, learning knot tying and of course, fishing! We’ll practice casting, make fish prints, and do some science experiments to make fish slime! Includes a field trip to get an up-close look at Delaware’s native fish and a Friday fishing tournament where everyone’s a winner! Lums Pond State Park

Monday, June 24 at 9 a.m.

Caring for Animals,   White Clay Creek State Park

This camp will explore the differences between wild animals and pets and how we care for both. Lots of outdoor play near the creek, crafts and live animal guests will be a part of this camp.

$215

Add to Calendar 5 7 America/New_York Caring for Animals This camp will explore the differences between wild animals and pets and how we care for both. Lots of outdoor play near the creek, crafts and live animal guests will be a part of this camp. White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, June 24 at 9 a.m.

Working with Animals - FULL,   White Clay Creek State Park

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

$225

Add to Calendar 8 11 America/New_York Working with Animals - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, June 24 at 8:30 a.m.

Super Swimmers,   Killens Pond State Park

In this water-filled week of camp we will be participating in a wide range of activities involving H2O. We will attend daily morning swim lessons at our waterpark, explore our pond on peddle boats, and play fun water games.

$175

Add to Calendar 6 9 America/New_York Super Swimmers In this water-filled week of camp we will be participating in a wide range of activities involving H2O. We will attend daily morning swim lessons at our waterpark, explore our pond on peddle boats, and play fun water games. Killens Pond State Park

Monday, June 24 at 8:30 a.m.

Rock Climbing Adventure Camp,   Alapocas Run State Park

Test your strength, agility and concentration while exploring the world of rock climbing. Campers will enjoy climbing and hiking at Alapocas Run, and will go on a camping adventure. Climbing equipment is provided.

$275 per climber

Add to Calendar 11 13 America/New_York Rock Climbing Adventure Camp Test your strength, agility and concentration while exploring the world of rock climbing. Campers will enjoy climbing and hiking at Alapocas Run, and will go on a camping adventure. Climbing equipment is provided. Alapocas Run State Park

Monday, June 24 at 9 a.m.

Junior Naturalist,   Bellevue State Park

Explore a different nature theme each day through outdoor exploration, discussions and hands-on activities or crafts. Campers will use their experiences to create a nature journal for the week.

$210

Add to Calendar 6 8 America/New_York Junior Naturalist Explore a different nature theme each day through outdoor exploration, discussions and hands-on activities or crafts. Campers will use their experiences to create a nature journal for the week. Bellevue State Park

Monday, June 24 at 9 a.m.

Junior Fishing - FULL,   Bellevue State Park

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

$210

Add to Calendar 7 10 America/New_York Junior Fishing - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. Bellevue State Park

Monday, June 24 at 9 a.m.

Mad Science,   Bellevue State Park

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

$185 per week

Add to Calendar 7 11 America/New_York Mad Science Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park

Monday, June 24 at 8:30 a.m.

Outdoor Adventure Camp Session I,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Outdoor sports such as hiking, canoeing, disc golf, learning survival skills like building shelters, orienteering, geocaching and rock climbing will be part of your camper’s adventurous week! They will also go fishing, tube the creek, and play games. Campers travel to other parks for some activities. Campers must be able to swim. No aftercare available. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!

$265

Add to Calendar 11 14 America/New_York Outdoor Adventure Camp Session I Outdoor sports such as hiking, canoeing, disc golf, learning survival skills like building shelters, orienteering, geocaching and rock climbing will be part of your camper’s adventurous week! They will also go fishing, tube the creek, and play games. Campers travel to other parks for some activities. Campers must be able to swim. No aftercare available. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp! Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, June 24 at 9 a.m.

Digging Cape,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover the mysteries of the land and the shore from the ground up as we “dig” into the nature of our habitats.

$200

Add to Calendar 7 9 America/New_York Digging Cape Discover the mysteries of the land and the shore from the ground up as we “dig” into the nature of our habitats. Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, June 24 at 9 a.m.

Trailblazers,   Trap Pond State Park

Camp at Trap Pond for a week and develop your survival skills. This week we will explore what Trap Pond has to offer: hiking, canoeing, fishing, and more! This camp includes three overnight stays (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) in our primitive camping area with planned night activities. Two day trips will be provided: the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park and the Killens Pond Waterpark. Food and tents will be provided. Travel time to Cape: one hour. Travel time to Killens: 45 minutes.

$375

Add to Calendar 10 14 America/New_York Trailblazers Camp at Trap Pond for a week and develop your survival skills. This week we will explore what Trap Pond has to offer: hiking, canoeing, fishing, and more! This camp includes three overnight stays (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) in our primitive camping area with planned night activities. Two day trips will be provided: the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park and the Killens Pond Waterpark. Food and tents will be provided. Travel time to Cape: one hour. Travel time to Killens: 45 minutes. Trap Pond State Park

Monday, July 01 at 9 a.m.

Jr. Zoo Keepers: Basics (A),   Brandywine Zoo

Have you always wanted to be a zoo keeper? If so, get ready for a fun filled week discovering what it takes to work at the zoo through hands-on activities and projects. Campers will be able to see how animals are cared for, visit behind-the-scenes areas, and learn what it takes to be a keeper of the kingdom! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that attending campers be able to independently complete physically challenging activities with limited assistance and be able to safely come into contact with allergens such as animal dander and hay. Campers may only register for one session per age group.

$340 ($310 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 8 12 America/New_York Jr. Zoo Keepers: Basics (A) Have you always wanted to be a zoo keeper? If so, get ready for a fun filled week discovering what it takes to work at the zoo through hands-on activities and projects. Campers will be able to see how animals are cared for, visit behind-the-scenes areas, and learn what it takes to be a keeper of the kingdom! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that attending campers be able to independently complete physically challenging activities with limited assistance and be able to safely come into contact with allergens such as animal dander and hay. Campers may only register for one session per age group. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, July 01 at 9 a.m.

Continental Creatures Special Daily Option!,   Brandywine Zoo

Take off on a journey across the planet to learn about wildlife from around the world! Each day we will discuss a new continent and the animals that call it home.

$240 ($210 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 5 10 America/New_York Continental Creatures Special Daily Option! Take off on a journey across the planet to learn about wildlife from around the world! Each day we will discuss a new continent and the animals that call it home. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, July 01 at 8:30 a.m.

Ultimate Games Camp,   Lums Pond State Park

Who will take home the 2019 Ultimate Games Trophy? Spend two days practicing relays and on-the-water games as we build our competition skills in this three-day camp that ends in a friendly competition event between campers from Bellevue, White Clay, and Lums Pond State Parks.

$135

Add to Calendar 8 11 America/New_York Ultimate Games Camp Who will take home the 2019 Ultimate Games Trophy? Spend two days practicing relays and on-the-water games as we build our competition skills in this three-day camp that ends in a friendly competition event between campers from Bellevue, White Clay, and Lums Pond State Parks. Lums Pond State Park

Monday, July 01 at 9 a.m.

Ultimate Games,   White Clay Creek State Park

Bring some pals for three days of games, relays and creek exploration. Then travel to Lums Pond for a friendly competition with campers from Lums Pond and Bellevue State Parks. Campers must be able to swim.

$135

Add to Calendar 8 11 America/New_York Ultimate Games Bring some pals for three days of games, relays and creek exploration. Then travel to Lums Pond for a friendly competition with campers from Lums Pond and Bellevue State Parks. Campers must be able to swim. White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, July 01 at 9 a.m.

Junior Fishing,   Bellevue State Park

Do you love to fish or want to learn how? Then this is a camp for you. Learn different types of fishing, fishing ethics, safety and techniques. We explore the world of fish and fishing through fishing, hikes and hands-on activities. Note: this is not a traveling camp.

$135 for three-day camp

Add to Calendar 7 10 America/New_York Junior Fishing Do you love to fish or want to learn how? Then this is a camp for you. Learn different types of fishing, fishing ethics, safety and techniques. We explore the world of fish and fishing through fishing, hikes and hands-on activities. Note: this is not a traveling camp. Bellevue State Park

Monday, July 01 at 9 a.m.

Ultimate Games,   Bellevue State Park

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park, all related to the weekly theme. On Wednesday we will travel to Lums Pond State Park for a friendly competition with the camps from Lums Pond and White Clay Creek State Parks.

$135 for this 3-day Ultimate Games camp

Add to Calendar 7 11 America/New_York Ultimate Games Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park, all related to the weekly theme. On Wednesday we will travel to Lums Pond State Park for a friendly competition with the camps from Lums Pond and White Clay Creek State Parks. Bellevue State Park

Monday, July 01 at 9 a.m.

Buggin Out,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Buzz around the park exploring for insects and their buggy world.

$75

Add to Calendar 5 6 America/New_York Buggin Out Buzz around the park exploring for insects and their buggy world. Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, July 08 at 3:30 p.m.

Nature Scientists,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Nature is wacky and wonderful, join us as we make things fly, ooze and light up, and drop things from the roof! Campers will perform fun, safe experiments to power a potato, build an egg parachute, build a kite, make a film canister rocket, make their own ice cream, rock candy and more! We will use our science skills as we explore hiking trails, tube the Brandywine, and stomp through the creek! We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!

$225

Add to Calendar 9 12 America/New_York Nature Scientists Nature is wacky and wonderful, join us as we make things fly, ooze and light up, and drop things from the roof! Campers will perform fun, safe experiments to power a potato, build an egg parachute, build a kite, make a film canister rocket, make their own ice cream, rock candy and more! We will use our science skills as we explore hiking trails, tube the Brandywine, and stomp through the creek! We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp! Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, July 08 at 8:30 a.m.

Water Adventures Session I,   Brandywine Creek State Park

From swimming and tubing the Brandywine to stream stomps, boat races, raft building contests, campers will cool off and learn about aquatics! We will play games, hike trails, visit the marsh, and have adventures! Campers must be able to swim. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!

$225

Add to Calendar 8 10 America/New_York Water Adventures Session I From swimming and tubing the Brandywine to stream stomps, boat races, raft building contests, campers will cool off and learn about aquatics! We will play games, hike trails, visit the marsh, and have adventures! Campers must be able to swim. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp! Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, July 08 at 9 a.m.

Saving Animals From Extinction,   Brandywine Zoo

SAFE is initiative through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to save endangered animals through the work of zoos, aquariums, and YOU. Come and learn about how zoos save species found all over the world and what YOU can do to help.

$240 ($210 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 6 10 America/New_York Saving Animals From Extinction SAFE is initiative through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to save endangered animals through the work of zoos, aquariums, and YOU. Come and learn about how zoos save species found all over the world and what YOU can do to help. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, July 08 at 8:30 a.m.

Pirates of the Pond,   Lums Pond State Park

Aargh you ready for some mid-summer fun with week of water play, pirate games and treasure hunts? Includes nature exploration, animal encounters, crafts, and lots of water activities like water balloons, sprinklers, paddle boating, and dip netting in the pond. Includes a maritime field trip!

$225

Add to Calendar 6 9 America/New_York Pirates of the Pond Aargh you ready for some mid-summer fun with week of water play, pirate games and treasure hunts? Includes nature exploration, animal encounters, crafts, and lots of water activities like water balloons, sprinklers, paddle boating, and dip netting in the pond. Includes a maritime field trip! Lums Pond State Park

Monday, July 08 at 9 a.m.

Knights, Gnomes & Fairies of the White Clay Kingdom - FULL,   White Clay Creek State Park

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

$195

Add to Calendar 6 8 America/New_York Knights, Gnomes & Fairies of the White Clay Kingdom - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, July 08 at 9 a.m.

Adventure Rangers,   White Clay Creek State Park

Learn to tackle the tasks of a park ranger in this camp about adventures and conservation. Includes an exciting adventure on a rescue boat, kayaking at Lums Pond and learning how to track animals in the park. Must be able to swim.

$225

Add to Calendar 9 11 America/New_York Adventure Rangers Learn to tackle the tasks of a park ranger in this camp about adventures and conservation. Includes an exciting adventure on a rescue boat, kayaking at Lums Pond and learning how to track animals in the park. Must be able to swim. White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, July 08 at 8:30 a.m.

Wings and Things,   Killens Pond State Park

We can discover the wonders of nature through fun crafts and games! We will explore the pond to the fullest through hiking and boating. Getting up close to the wild things that call this place home!

$175

Add to Calendar 7 10 America/New_York Wings and Things We can discover the wonders of nature through fun crafts and games! We will explore the pond to the fullest through hiking and boating. Getting up close to the wild things that call this place home! Killens Pond State Park

Monday, July 08 at 8:30 a.m.

Rock and Rappel Climbing Camp,   Alapocas Run State Park

Challenge your mental and physical skills while exploring the world of rock climbing. Campers will discover the basics of top rope climbing, learn belaying and rappelling, and have an adventure. Climbing equipment is provided.

$325 per climber

Add to Calendar 13 16 America/New_York Rock and Rappel Climbing Camp Challenge your mental and physical skills while exploring the world of rock climbing. Campers will discover the basics of top rope climbing, learn belaying and rappelling, and have an adventure. Climbing equipment is provided. Alapocas Run State Park

Monday, July 08 at 9 a.m.

Young Explorers Camp: Nature’s Rainbows,   Bellevue State Park

Each day, explore a nature topic through a hands-on hike and nature craft. Daily activities relate to the theme of the week and are documented on our “Look What We Did Today” wall for parents to see. Each week will be different, so sign up for one or all three! Before care is available, no after care.

$100 per week

Add to Calendar 4 5 (or young 6) America/New_York Young Explorers Camp: Nature’s Rainbows Each day, explore a nature topic through a hands-on hike and nature craft. Daily activities relate to the theme of the week and are documented on our “Look What We Did Today” wall for parents to see. Each week will be different, so sign up for one or all three! Before care is available, no after care. Bellevue State Park

Monday, July 08 at 9 a.m.

Fishing Camp (Traveling Camp) - FULL,   Bellevue State Park

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

$300 per week

Add to Calendar 11 15 America/New_York Fishing Camp (Traveling Camp) - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. Bellevue State Park

Monday, July 08 at 9 a.m.

Wild Wild West,   Bellevue State Park

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

$185 per week

Add to Calendar 7 11 America/New_York Wild Wild West Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park

Monday, July 08 at 9 a.m.

Operation Fort Miles,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Experience Fort Miles history and develop the skills you need to complete the final rescue mission.

$250

Add to Calendar 10 12 America/New_York Operation Fort Miles Experience Fort Miles history and develop the skills you need to complete the final rescue mission. Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, July 08 at 9 a.m.

Fishing Frenzy,   Trap Pond State Park

Enjoy fishing at Trap Pond. Develop your knot-tying skills and learn about aquatic pond life. We will fish from the banks, bridges, and docks of Trap Pond. A fishing tournament will be held on Friday. Everyone’s a winner! Beginners welcome.

$150

Add to Calendar 7 12 America/New_York Fishing Frenzy Enjoy fishing at Trap Pond. Develop your knot-tying skills and learn about aquatic pond life. We will fish from the banks, bridges, and docks of Trap Pond. A fishing tournament will be held on Friday. Everyone’s a winner! Beginners welcome. Trap Pond State Park

Monday, July 08 at 9 a.m.

Jr. Zoo Keepers: Advanced (A),   Brandywine Zoo

Have you always wanted to be a zoo keeper? If so, get ready for a fun filled week discovering what it takes to work at the zoo through hands-on activities and projects. Campers will be able to see how animals are cared for, visit behind-the-scenes areas, and learn what it takes to be a keeper of the kingdom! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that attending campers be able to independently complete physically challenging activities with limited assistance and be able to safely come into contact with allergens such as animal dander and hay. Campers may only register for one session per age group.

$340 ($310 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 11 15 America/New_York Jr. Zoo Keepers: Advanced (A) Have you always wanted to be a zoo keeper? If so, get ready for a fun filled week discovering what it takes to work at the zoo through hands-on activities and projects. Campers will be able to see how animals are cared for, visit behind-the-scenes areas, and learn what it takes to be a keeper of the kingdom! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that attending campers be able to independently complete physically challenging activities with limited assistance and be able to safely come into contact with allergens such as animal dander and hay. Campers may only register for one session per age group. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m.

Water Adventures Session II,   Brandywine Creek State Park

From swimming and tubing the Brandywine to stream stomps, boat races, raft building contests, campers will cool off and learn about aquatics! We will play games, hike trails, visit the marsh, and have adventures! Campers must be able to swim. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!

$225

Add to Calendar 8 10 America/New_York Water Adventures Session II From swimming and tubing the Brandywine to stream stomps, boat races, raft building contests, campers will cool off and learn about aquatics! We will play games, hike trails, visit the marsh, and have adventures! Campers must be able to swim. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp! Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, July 15 at 9 a.m.

Jr. Zoo Keepers: Basics (B),   Brandywine Zoo

Have you always wanted to be a zoo keeper? If so, get ready for a fun filled week discovering what it takes to work at the zoo through hands-on activities and projects. Campers will be able to see how animals are cared for, visit behind-the-scenes areas, and learn what it takes to be a keeper of the kingdom! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that attending campers be able to independently complete physically challenging activities with limited assistance and be able to safely come into contact with allergens such as animal dander and hay. Campers may only register for one session per age group.

$340 ($310 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 8 12 America/New_York Jr. Zoo Keepers: Basics (B) Have you always wanted to be a zoo keeper? If so, get ready for a fun filled week discovering what it takes to work at the zoo through hands-on activities and projects. Campers will be able to see how animals are cared for, visit behind-the-scenes areas, and learn what it takes to be a keeper of the kingdom! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that attending campers be able to independently complete physically challenging activities with limited assistance and be able to safely come into contact with allergens such as animal dander and hay. Campers may only register for one session per age group. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, July 15 at 9 a.m.

Citizen Science in Your Backyard,   Brandywine Zoo

Have a WILD week discovering how YOU can do science every day in your own backyard! Each day of the week will have its own Citizen Science related theme, where we’ll collect data that helps real scientists.

$240 ($210 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 6 10 America/New_York Citizen Science in Your Backyard Have a WILD week discovering how YOU can do science every day in your own backyard! Each day of the week will have its own Citizen Science related theme, where we’ll collect data that helps real scientists. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m.

Wildlife Ranger Adventures,   Lums Pond State Park

Kayak the pond in search of wildlife and learn about the adventures you can have when working with wildlife! Peak behind the scenes in conservation efforts, conduct wildlife research, and meet special guests who work with animals and wildlife, including Delaware State Parks’ new K9, Leo! Includes a field trip to see wildlife up close.

$225

Add to Calendar 7 10 America/New_York Wildlife Ranger Adventures Kayak the pond in search of wildlife and learn about the adventures you can have when working with wildlife! Peak behind the scenes in conservation efforts, conduct wildlife research, and meet special guests who work with animals and wildlife, including Delaware State Parks’ new K9, Leo! Includes a field trip to see wildlife up close. Lums Pond State Park

Monday, July 15 at 9 a.m.

Stream Splashers,   White Clay Creek State Park

There is nothing like a good splash in the creek in the summer! Campers enjoy lots of wading in the creek, making boats and letting them float, fun fish crafts, games galore, plenty of outside play and time to make new friends. Discovery Camp Lunch Bunch available, Noon – 1 p.m. Pack a lunch, extend the friend time and stay an extra hour for a picnic, story and fun time. Pick up is at 1 p.m. $30 per week or $10 per day

$100

Add to Calendar 4 6 America/New_York Stream Splashers There is nothing like a good splash in the creek in the summer! Campers enjoy lots of wading in the creek, making boats and letting them float, fun fish crafts, games galore, plenty of outside play and time to make new friends. Discovery Camp Lunch Bunch available, Noon – 1 p.m. Pack a lunch, extend the friend time and stay an extra hour for a picnic, story and fun time. Pick up is at 1 p.m. $30 per week or $10 per day White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, July 15 at 9 a.m.

Mines & Minerals: Creek Explorations - FULL,   White Clay Creek State Park

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

$215

Add to Calendar 7 9 America/New_York Mines & Minerals: Creek Explorations - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m.

Fishing Frenzy,   Killens Pond State Park

Explore all the great fishing spots in Delaware state parks by travelling to Silver Lake, Lums Pond, Trap Pond, and Cape Henlopen! We will learn techniques for fishing with poles and nets of many sizes, come with us to experience the pro angler inside your heart. Travel Times: Silver Lake (20 minutes), Trap Pond (45 minutes), Lums Pond (1 hour), and Cape Henlopen (1 hour).

$195

Add to Calendar 10 13 America/New_York Fishing Frenzy Explore all the great fishing spots in Delaware state parks by travelling to Silver Lake, Lums Pond, Trap Pond, and Cape Henlopen! We will learn techniques for fishing with poles and nets of many sizes, come with us to experience the pro angler inside your heart. Travel Times: Silver Lake (20 minutes), Trap Pond (45 minutes), Lums Pond (1 hour), and Cape Henlopen (1 hour). Killens Pond State Park

Monday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m.

Rock Climbing Adventure Camp,   Alapocas Run State Park

Test your strength, agility and concentration while exploring the world of rock climbing. Campers will enjoy climbing and hiking at Alapocas Run, and will go on a camping adventure. Climbing equipment is provided.

$275 per climber

Add to Calendar 11 13 America/New_York Rock Climbing Adventure Camp Test your strength, agility and concentration while exploring the world of rock climbing. Campers will enjoy climbing and hiking at Alapocas Run, and will go on a camping adventure. Climbing equipment is provided. Alapocas Run State Park

Monday, July 15 at 9 a.m.

Bug Adventures,   Bellevue State Park

Are you buggy for insects? We will explore the world of insects with hikes, crafts, hands-on activities, discussions and more. By the end of this week you will definitely love bugs!

$210

Add to Calendar 6 8 America/New_York Bug Adventures Are you buggy for insects? We will explore the world of insects with hikes, crafts, hands-on activities, discussions and more. By the end of this week you will definitely love bugs! Bellevue State Park

Monday, July 15 at 9 a.m.

Winter in July,   Bellevue State Park

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

$185 per week

Add to Calendar 7 11 America/New_York Winter in July Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park

Monday, July 15 at 9 a.m.

Cape Adventurers,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Uncover the secrets of the park through nature and historical adventures!

$200

Add to Calendar 9 11 America/New_York Cape Adventurers Uncover the secrets of the park through nature and historical adventures! Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, July 15 at 9 a.m.

Art in the Park,   Trap Pond State Park

Join us for a week full of arts and crafts! We will create take-home masterpieces from jewelry to floral arrangements. We will learn about nature along the way and gain inspiration from the beautiful park around us.

$150

Add to Calendar 7 12 America/New_York Art in the Park Join us for a week full of arts and crafts! We will create take-home masterpieces from jewelry to floral arrangements. We will learn about nature along the way and gain inspiration from the beautiful park around us. Trap Pond State Park

Monday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m.

Wilderness Survival Session I ,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Explore the outdoors and learn to live off the land! Along with learning Leave No Trace skills, campers will learn how to put up a tent, build a campfire, build a survival shelter, identify plants, track animals and study how to use a compass, fishing, river safety and more. Fun, safe experiences will teach campers how to be better prepared for outdoor adventures. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!

$225

Add to Calendar 8 10 America/New_York Wilderness Survival Session I Explore the outdoors and learn to live off the land! Along with learning Leave No Trace skills, campers will learn how to put up a tent, build a campfire, build a survival shelter, identify plants, track animals and study how to use a compass, fishing, river safety and more. Fun, safe experiences will teach campers how to be better prepared for outdoor adventures. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp! Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, July 22 at 8:30 a.m.

Outdoor Adventure Camp Session II,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Outdoor sports such as hiking, canoeing, disc golf, learning survival skills like building shelters, orienteering, geocaching and rock climbing will be part of your camper’s adventurous week! They will also go fishing, tube the creek, and play games. Campers travel to other parks for some activities. Campers must be able to swim. No aftercare available. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!

$265

Add to Calendar 11 14 America/New_York Outdoor Adventure Camp Session II Outdoor sports such as hiking, canoeing, disc golf, learning survival skills like building shelters, orienteering, geocaching and rock climbing will be part of your camper’s adventurous week! They will also go fishing, tube the creek, and play games. Campers travel to other parks for some activities. Campers must be able to swim. No aftercare available. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp! Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, July 22 at 9 a.m.

Nature Wonders Session II,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Spend time outside splashing in the creek, hunting insects, exploring trails, and looking for animal tracks. Learn about the marvels of nature playing exciting games and making crafts to take home. Every day has a new theme that campers will explore! Nature Wonders Lunch Bunch available, Noon-1 p.m.: Pack a lunch so your Nature Wonders camper can stay an extra hour to have a picnic, story, and fun time with our Camp Staff! $30 per week/session.

$125/$30 per week/session for Lunch Bunch

Add to Calendar 4 6 America/New_York Nature Wonders Session II Spend time outside splashing in the creek, hunting insects, exploring trails, and looking for animal tracks. Learn about the marvels of nature playing exciting games and making crafts to take home. Every day has a new theme that campers will explore! Nature Wonders Lunch Bunch available, Noon-1 p.m.: Pack a lunch so your Nature Wonders camper can stay an extra hour to have a picnic, story, and fun time with our Camp Staff! $30 per week/session. Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, July 22 at 9 a.m.

Jr. Zoo Keepers: Advanced (B),   Brandywine Zoo

Have you always wanted to be a zoo keeper? If so, get ready for a fun filled week discovering what it takes to work at the zoo through hands-on activities and projects. Campers will be able to see how animals are cared for, visit behind-the-scenes areas, and learn what it takes to be a keeper of the kingdom! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that attending campers be able to independently complete physically challenging activities with limited assistance and be able to safely come into contact with allergens such as animal dander and hay. Campers may only register for one session per age group.

$340 ($310 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 11 15 America/New_York Jr. Zoo Keepers: Advanced (B) Have you always wanted to be a zoo keeper? If so, get ready for a fun filled week discovering what it takes to work at the zoo through hands-on activities and projects. Campers will be able to see how animals are cared for, visit behind-the-scenes areas, and learn what it takes to be a keeper of the kingdom! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that attending campers be able to independently complete physically challenging activities with limited assistance and be able to safely come into contact with allergens such as animal dander and hay. Campers may only register for one session per age group. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, July 22 at 9 a.m.

Animal Super Powers!,   Brandywine Zoo

Animals have amazing super powers to help them survive in their environments! Learn about different animal powers and adaptations through activities, crafts, and live animal encounters.

$240 ($210 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 6 10 America/New_York Animal Super Powers! Animals have amazing super powers to help them survive in their environments! Learn about different animal powers and adaptations through activities, crafts, and live animal encounters. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, July 22 at 8:30 a.m.

Awesome Outdoors Camp,   Lums Pond State Park

Hone those outdoor survival skills by making bamboo fishing poles, hiking sticks, and lean-tos. Meet outdoor professionals who will teach campfire making, tracking, and archery. As a special treat campers will be able to meet Delaware State Parks’ new K9, Leo, who has some outdoor skills of his own! Includes an outdoor recreation field trip.

$250

Add to Calendar 10 13 America/New_York Awesome Outdoors Camp Hone those outdoor survival skills by making bamboo fishing poles, hiking sticks, and lean-tos. Meet outdoor professionals who will teach campfire making, tracking, and archery. As a special treat campers will be able to meet Delaware State Parks’ new K9, Leo, who has some outdoor skills of his own! Includes an outdoor recreation field trip. Lums Pond State Park

Monday, July 22 at 9 a.m.

Fantastic Frogs and Feathers,   White Clay Creek State Park

Frogs are hopping, birds are chirping and the creek is flowing during this summer fun camp! Campers will dig deeper into our animal world such as frogs and toads, owls and forest friends. Plenty of creek time, active games, crafts and time outside.

$195

Add to Calendar 5 7 America/New_York Fantastic Frogs and Feathers Frogs are hopping, birds are chirping and the creek is flowing during this summer fun camp! Campers will dig deeper into our animal world such as frogs and toads, owls and forest friends. Plenty of creek time, active games, crafts and time outside. White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, July 22 at 9 a.m.

Outdoor Adventure Skills,   White Clay Creek State Park

Challenge yourself as we go rock climbing at Alapocas, kayak at Lums Pond and mountain bike (mountain bikes are available to borrow or bring your own) at White Clay. Finish the week with a bike ride to a cool spot in town. Campers must bring a properly fitted, CPSC-approved helmet and be able to swim.

$225

Add to Calendar 11 14 America/New_York Outdoor Adventure Skills Challenge yourself as we go rock climbing at Alapocas, kayak at Lums Pond and mountain bike (mountain bikes are available to borrow or bring your own) at White Clay. Finish the week with a bike ride to a cool spot in town. Campers must bring a properly fitted, CPSC-approved helmet and be able to swim. White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, July 22 at 8:30 a.m.

Best of Boat Worlds,   Killens Pond State Park

In this travelling camp we will be experiencing all of the different ways to be out on the water. Enjoy a pontoon boat tour at Trap Pond State Park, take a ride on some canoes here at Killens and slide on into peddle boats at Lums Pond! Travel Times: Trap Pond (45 minutes), Lums Pond (1 hour).

$195

Add to Calendar 9 12 America/New_York Best of Boat Worlds In this travelling camp we will be experiencing all of the different ways to be out on the water. Enjoy a pontoon boat tour at Trap Pond State Park, take a ride on some canoes here at Killens and slide on into peddle boats at Lums Pond! Travel Times: Trap Pond (45 minutes), Lums Pond (1 hour). Killens Pond State Park

Monday, July 22 at 8:30 a.m.

Rock and Rappel Climbing Camp,   Alapocas Run State Park

Challenge your mental and physical skills while exploring the world of rock climbing. Campers will discover the basics of top rope climbing, learn belaying and rappelling, and have an adventure. Climbing equipment is provided.

$325 per climber

Add to Calendar 13 16 America/New_York Rock and Rappel Climbing Camp Challenge your mental and physical skills while exploring the world of rock climbing. Campers will discover the basics of top rope climbing, learn belaying and rappelling, and have an adventure. Climbing equipment is provided. Alapocas Run State Park

Monday, July 22 at 9 a.m.

Fishing Camp (Traveling Camp) -FULL,   Bellevue State Park

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

$300 per week

Add to Calendar 11 15 America/New_York Fishing Camp (Traveling Camp) -FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. Bellevue State Park

Monday, July 22 at 9 a.m.

Water Wonders,   Bellevue State Park

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

$185 per week

Add to Calendar 7 11 America/New_York Water Wonders Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park

Monday, July 22 at 9 a.m.

Calling All Creatures,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Experience Cape Henlopen like animals do! Track their movements, listen to their calls, and view their home through “animal” eyes.

$200

Add to Calendar 7 9 America/New_York Calling All Creatures Experience Cape Henlopen like animals do! Track their movements, listen to their calls, and view their home through “animal” eyes. Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, July 29 at 8:30 a.m.

Wilderness Survival Session II,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Explore the outdoors and learn to live off the land! Along with learning Leave No Trace skills, campers will learn how to put up a tent, build a campfire, build a survival shelter, identify plants, track animals and study how to use a compass, fishing, river safety and more. Fun, safe experiences will teach campers how to be better prepared for outdoor adventures. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!

$225

Add to Calendar 7 10 America/New_York Wilderness Survival Session II Explore the outdoors and learn to live off the land! Along with learning Leave No Trace skills, campers will learn how to put up a tent, build a campfire, build a survival shelter, identify plants, track animals and study how to use a compass, fishing, river safety and more. Fun, safe experiences will teach campers how to be better prepared for outdoor adventures. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp! Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, July 29 at 9 a.m.

WILD Animal Careers,   Brandywine Zoo

Have you ever thought about a future career working with animals? Discover what it takes to care for, feed, train, and work with different animals. During this week campers will be provided the opportunity to explore a variety of animal related careers.

$340 ($310 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 11 15 America/New_York WILD Animal Careers Have you ever thought about a future career working with animals? Discover what it takes to care for, feed, train, and work with different animals. During this week campers will be provided the opportunity to explore a variety of animal related careers. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, July 29 at 9 a.m.

Jr. Zoo Keepers: Basics (C),   Brandywine Zoo

Have you always wanted to be a zoo keeper? If so, get ready for a fun filled week discovering what it takes to work at the zoo through hands-on activities and projects. Campers will be able to see how animals are cared for, visit behind-the-scenes areas, and learn what it takes to be a keeper of the kingdom! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that attending campers be able to independently complete physically challenging activities with limited assistance and be able to safely come into contact with allergens such as animal dander and hay. Campers may only register for one session per age group.

$340 ($310 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 8 12 America/New_York Jr. Zoo Keepers: Basics (C) Have you always wanted to be a zoo keeper? If so, get ready for a fun filled week discovering what it takes to work at the zoo through hands-on activities and projects. Campers will be able to see how animals are cared for, visit behind-the-scenes areas, and learn what it takes to be a keeper of the kingdom! Please note campers will have limited contact with select animals. It is highly recommended that attending campers be able to independently complete physically challenging activities with limited assistance and be able to safely come into contact with allergens such as animal dander and hay. Campers may only register for one session per age group. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, July 29 at 8:30 a.m.

Slither, Slime, and Climb: Animal Adaptation Camp,   Lums Pond State Park

Animals have wild adaptations for survival! Fish can make slime to slip away from trouble. Snakes can slither their bodies through tiny spaces. Flying squirrels can soar from tree to tree. We will explore animal adaptations through up-close encounters with real live animal guests and a rock climbing field trip then try our hand at a few science experiments (including slime) to learn more about wild survival!

$250

Add to Calendar 8 11 America/New_York Slither, Slime, and Climb: Animal Adaptation Camp Animals have wild adaptations for survival! Fish can make slime to slip away from trouble. Snakes can slither their bodies through tiny spaces. Flying squirrels can soar from tree to tree. We will explore animal adaptations through up-close encounters with real live animal guests and a rock climbing field trip then try our hand at a few science experiments (including slime) to learn more about wild survival! Lums Pond State Park

Monday, July 29 at 9 a.m.

Creek Creations - FULL,   White Clay Creek State Park

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

$195

Add to Calendar 6 8 America/New_York Creek Creations - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, July 29 at 9 a.m.

Single Track Shredders: WCCSP Mountain Bike Focused Camp,   White Clay Creek State Park

This camp is specifically designed for experienced bikers with six or more miles of all-terrain experience. Join other avid young bikers from the region for a week-long mountain biking experience. The week includes rides at White Clay Creek, Brandywine Creek and Middle Run trails. Bike repair, riding techniques, behind the scenes at a bike shop, and coolin’ off in the creek are all part of the week. Campers should bring their own mountain bike (bikes are available to borrow) and a properly fitted, CPSC-approved helmet, bike gloves and be able to swim.

$325

Add to Calendar 12 15 America/New_York Single Track Shredders: WCCSP Mountain Bike Focused Camp This camp is specifically designed for experienced bikers with six or more miles of all-terrain experience. Join other avid young bikers from the region for a week-long mountain biking experience. The week includes rides at White Clay Creek, Brandywine Creek and Middle Run trails. Bike repair, riding techniques, behind the scenes at a bike shop, and coolin’ off in the creek are all part of the week. Campers should bring their own mountain bike (bikes are available to borrow) and a properly fitted, CPSC-approved helmet, bike gloves and be able to swim. White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, July 29 at 8:30 a.m.

Superheroes,   Killens Pond State Park

Better make sure your action pants fit because in this SUPER week of camp we will be putting our minds and bodies through a series of tests to find out if you’re fit to be a part of Killens Pond’s Super Squad. We will be going rock climbing at Alapocas Run State Park, doing obstacle courses, kayaking, and much more! Travel Times: Alapocas Run (1.5 hours)

$195

Add to Calendar 7 10 America/New_York Superheroes Better make sure your action pants fit because in this SUPER week of camp we will be putting our minds and bodies through a series of tests to find out if you’re fit to be a part of Killens Pond’s Super Squad. We will be going rock climbing at Alapocas Run State Park, doing obstacle courses, kayaking, and much more! Travel Times: Alapocas Run (1.5 hours) Killens Pond State Park

Monday, July 29 at 9 a.m.

Naturalist Apprentice,   Bellevue State Park

This camp is for serious nature lovers. We will develop your naturalist skills and explore environmental stewardship principles. We will create and use field guides, journals, crafts and more!

$210

Add to Calendar 10 13 America/New_York Naturalist Apprentice This camp is for serious nature lovers. We will develop your naturalist skills and explore environmental stewardship principles. We will create and use field guides, journals, crafts and more! Bellevue State Park

Monday, July 29 at 9 a.m.

Extreme Sports Camp with Overnight - FULL,   Bellevue State Park

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

$350

Add to Calendar 12 15 America/New_York Extreme Sports Camp with Overnight - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. Bellevue State Park

Monday, July 29 at 9 a.m.

Out of This World,   Bellevue State Park

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

$185 per week

Add to Calendar 7 11 America/New_York Out of This World Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park

Monday, July 29 at 8:30 a.m.

Nature Explorers Session II,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Become a Nature Sleuth! Explore the forests, meadows, and marshes here at the park! Discover a new animal and its habitat each day through fun activities like hikes, creek investigations, nature games, and crafts. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!

$165

Add to Calendar 5 7 America/New_York Nature Explorers Session II Become a Nature Sleuth! Explore the forests, meadows, and marshes here at the park! Discover a new animal and its habitat each day through fun activities like hikes, creek investigations, nature games, and crafts. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp! Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, July 29 at 9 a.m.

Park Adventurers,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Venture back in history and into our local habitats with a team of fellow explorers.

$225

Add to Calendar 10 12 America/New_York Park Adventurers Venture back in history and into our local habitats with a team of fellow explorers. Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, July 29 at 9 a.m.

Creature Feature,   Trap Pond State Park

Learn all about the different animals that live in zoos, in Trap Pond, and all around the world! We will be visited by animals from the Brandywine Zoo, and take a trip to the Salisbury Zoo. We will also have the chance to see aquatic animals from a pontoon boat and a canoe. Find out where the wild things are at this exciting camp! Travel time to Salisbury Zoo: 25 minutes.

$150

Add to Calendar 7 12 America/New_York Creature Feature Learn all about the different animals that live in zoos, in Trap Pond, and all around the world! We will be visited by animals from the Brandywine Zoo, and take a trip to the Salisbury Zoo. We will also have the chance to see aquatic animals from a pontoon boat and a canoe. Find out where the wild things are at this exciting camp! Travel time to Salisbury Zoo: 25 minutes. Trap Pond State Park

Monday, August 05 at 8:30 a.m.

Outdoor Adventure Camp Session III,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Outdoor sports such as hiking, canoeing, disc golf, learning survival skills like building shelters, orienteering, geocaching and rock climbing will be part of your camper’s adventurous week! They will also go fishing, tube the creek, and play games. Campers travel to other parks for some activities. Campers must be able to swim. No aftercare available. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!

$265

Add to Calendar 11 14 America/New_York Outdoor Adventure Camp Session III Outdoor sports such as hiking, canoeing, disc golf, learning survival skills like building shelters, orienteering, geocaching and rock climbing will be part of your camper’s adventurous week! They will also go fishing, tube the creek, and play games. Campers travel to other parks for some activities. Campers must be able to swim. No aftercare available. We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp! Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, August 05 at 8:30 a.m.

Nature Arts Camp,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Join our Art School Camp Counselors and spend the week creating art in the park! Each day will feature a different artistic technique campers will learn, including watercolors, acrylic paints, sketching, plein air drawing & painting. Parents will join us for an art show at the end of the week! We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp!

$250 (includes material fee)

Add to Calendar 9 12 America/New_York Nature Arts Camp Join our Art School Camp Counselors and spend the week creating art in the park! Each day will feature a different artistic technique campers will learn, including watercolors, acrylic paints, sketching, plein air drawing & painting. Parents will join us for an art show at the end of the week! We’ll have a campfire cookout on the last day of camp! We roast hotdogs and s’mores and enjoy lemonade to toast the end of a fun week of camp! Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, August 05 at 9 a.m.

Talk to the Animals,   Brandywine Zoo

but what are they saying? Join us and discover how you can better understand the animals!

$240 ($210 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 6 10 America/New_York Talk to the Animals but what are they saying? Join us and discover how you can better understand the animals! Brandywine Zoo

Monday, August 05 at 9 a.m.

Cool Keeper Tools,   Brandywine Zoo

Discover some of the cool tools our zoo keepers use and practice using some, too!

$130 ($110 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 4 5 America/New_York Cool Keeper Tools Discover some of the cool tools our zoo keepers use and practice using some, too! Brandywine Zoo

Monday, August 05 at 8:30 a.m.

Lums Pond Water Warriors,   Lums Pond State Park

Campers will become water warriors after kayaking and paddle boating the largest pond in Delaware, tubing down the Brandywine, traveling to Fort Delaware State Park by boat and splashing around the Killens Pond Water Park!

$250

Add to Calendar 10 13 America/New_York Lums Pond Water Warriors Campers will become water warriors after kayaking and paddle boating the largest pond in Delaware, tubing down the Brandywine, traveling to Fort Delaware State Park by boat and splashing around the Killens Pond Water Park! Lums Pond State Park

Monday, August 05 at 9 a.m.

Pirates Treasures: Stream Explorers - FULL,   White Clay Creek State Park

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

$195

Add to Calendar 6 8 America/New_York Pirates Treasures: Stream Explorers - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, August 05 at 9 a.m.

White Clay Creek (WCC) Survivor,   White Clay Creek State Park

Camp WCC Survivor combines the challenge of survival with the spirit of competition. Make your own raft, get first-hand experience in wilderness survival, boating, fishing, outdoor cooking and much more. Teamwork and leadership are the key to surviving this week. Must be able to swim.

$225

Add to Calendar 10 14 America/New_York White Clay Creek (WCC) Survivor Camp WCC Survivor combines the challenge of survival with the spirit of competition. Make your own raft, get first-hand experience in wilderness survival, boating, fishing, outdoor cooking and much more. Teamwork and leadership are the key to surviving this week. Must be able to swim. White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, August 05 at 8:30 a.m.

Time Travelers,   Killens Pond State Park

Travel back in time in this week of camp with trips to Fort Delaware, the John Dickinson Plantation, and Fort Miles in Cape Henlopen. Travel times: Fort Delaware (1 hour), John Dickinson (30 minutes), Fort Miles (1 hour).

$195

Add to Calendar 9 12 America/New_York Time Travelers Travel back in time in this week of camp with trips to Fort Delaware, the John Dickinson Plantation, and Fort Miles in Cape Henlopen. Travel times: Fort Delaware (1 hour), John Dickinson (30 minutes), Fort Miles (1 hour). Killens Pond State Park

Monday, August 05 at 9 a.m.

Intro to Photography - FULL,   Bellevue State Park

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

$235

Add to Calendar 7 10 America/New_York Intro to Photography - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. Bellevue State Park

Monday, August 05 at 9 a.m.

Volunteerism Camp,   Bellevue State Park

Visit different local sites throughout the week to participate in daily service projects and learn about the organization’s activities and volunteer opportunities. Service projects include experiences such as packing food, a canoe clean-up, and gardening. This qualifies for hours of service needed for school. Trips involve travel to sites 15 to 45 minutes away.

$225

Add to Calendar 12 15 America/New_York Volunteerism Camp Visit different local sites throughout the week to participate in daily service projects and learn about the organization’s activities and volunteer opportunities. Service projects include experiences such as packing food, a canoe clean-up, and gardening. This qualifies for hours of service needed for school. Trips involve travel to sites 15 to 45 minutes away. Bellevue State Park

Monday, August 05 at 9 a.m.

Pirates Cove,   Bellevue State Park

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

$185 per week

Add to Calendar 7 11 America/New_York Pirates Cove Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park

Monday, August 05 at 9 a.m.

Weird Cape!,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Find out about some of the weird and odd animals that adapt to the Cape Henlopen ecosystem.

$200

Add to Calendar 7 9 America/New_York Weird Cape! Find out about some of the weird and odd animals that adapt to the Cape Henlopen ecosystem. Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, August 05 at 9 a.m.

Junior Naturalist,   Trap Pond State Park

Calling all aspiring naturalists! During this camp we will learn all about plants, animals, and the great outdoors. We will learn the basics of outdoors survival including fire-building and shelter-making.

$175

Add to Calendar 10 13 America/New_York Junior Naturalist Calling all aspiring naturalists! During this camp we will learn all about plants, animals, and the great outdoors. We will learn the basics of outdoors survival including fire-building and shelter-making. Trap Pond State Park

Monday, August 12 at 9 a.m.

Nature Wonders Session III,   Brandywine Creek State Park

Spend time outside splashing in the creek, hunting insects, exploring trails, and looking for animal tracks. Learn about the marvels of nature playing exciting games and making crafts to take home. Every day has a new theme that campers will explore! Nature Wonders Lunch Bunch available, Noon-1 p.m.: Pack a lunch so your Nature Wonders camper can stay an extra hour to have a picnic, story, and fun time with our Camp Staff! $30 per week/session.

$125/$30 per week/session for Lunch Bunch

Add to Calendar 4 6 America/New_York Nature Wonders Session III Spend time outside splashing in the creek, hunting insects, exploring trails, and looking for animal tracks. Learn about the marvels of nature playing exciting games and making crafts to take home. Every day has a new theme that campers will explore! Nature Wonders Lunch Bunch available, Noon-1 p.m.: Pack a lunch so your Nature Wonders camper can stay an extra hour to have a picnic, story, and fun time with our Camp Staff! $30 per week/session. Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, August 12 at 9 a.m.

ZSI: Zoo Science Investigators,   Brandywine Zoo

Investigate the world of behavioral and conservation science. Campers will become researchers and use observation and investigation skills to better understand animals in our care and in the wild.

$240 ($210 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 6 10 America/New_York ZSI: Zoo Science Investigators Investigate the world of behavioral and conservation science. Campers will become researchers and use observation and investigation skills to better understand animals in our care and in the wild. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, August 12 at 9 a.m.

Color Me Wild!,   Brandywine Zoo

Animals come in all shapes, sizes, and COLORS! Learn about our many colorful creatures, each day focusing on a different color!

$130 ($110 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 4 5 America/New_York Color Me Wild! Animals come in all shapes, sizes, and COLORS! Learn about our many colorful creatures, each day focusing on a different color! Brandywine Zoo

Monday, August 12 at 9 a.m.

Camp Awesome - FULL,   White Clay Creek State Park

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

$215

Add to Calendar 8 10 America/New_York Camp Awesome - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, August 12 at 9 a.m.

Young Explorers Camp: What’s That Habitat?,   Bellevue State Park

Each day, explore a nature topic through a hands-on hike and nature craft. Daily activities relate to the theme of the week and are documented on our “Look What We Did Today” wall for parents to see. Each week will be different, so sign up for one or all three! Before care is available, no after care.

$100 per week

Add to Calendar 4 5 (or young 6) America/New_York Young Explorers Camp: What’s That Habitat? Each day, explore a nature topic through a hands-on hike and nature craft. Daily activities relate to the theme of the week and are documented on our “Look What We Did Today” wall for parents to see. Each week will be different, so sign up for one or all three! Before care is available, no after care. Bellevue State Park

Monday, August 12 at 9 a.m.

Extreme Sports Camp,   Bellevue State Park

Travel to different sites each day for exciting activities such as paintballing, parasailing, rock climbing, archery and more! Safety and team building are also important parts to this awesome camp. No experience is necessary. Call for an updated list of activities for each week. Trips involve travel to sites 15 minutes to 1.5 hours away.

$330

Add to Calendar 12 15 America/New_York Extreme Sports Camp Travel to different sites each day for exciting activities such as paintballing, parasailing, rock climbing, archery and more! Safety and team building are also important parts to this awesome camp. No experience is necessary. Call for an updated list of activities for each week. Trips involve travel to sites 15 minutes to 1.5 hours away. Bellevue State Park

Monday, August 12 at 9 a.m.

Hands on History,   Bellevue State Park

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

$185 per week

Add to Calendar 7 11 America/New_York Hands on History Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park

Monday, August 12 at 9 a.m.

Claws and Paws,   Cape Henlopen State Park

Adventure in the park in search of how animals move and get their food.

$115

Add to Calendar 5 6 America/New_York Claws and Paws Adventure in the park in search of how animals move and get their food. Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, August 12 at 9 a.m.

Vets and Pets,   Trap Pond State Park

Do you want to work with animals? If so, this is the camp for you! We will learn all about how to care for animals from alpacas to butterflies. Explore how people work with animals at zoos and on farms. This camp includes visits from animal professionals and up close encounters with animals!

$175

Add to Calendar 9 12 America/New_York Vets and Pets Do you want to work with animals? If so, this is the camp for you! We will learn all about how to care for animals from alpacas to butterflies. Explore how people work with animals at zoos and on farms. This camp includes visits from animal professionals and up close encounters with animals! Trap Pond State Park

Monday, August 19 at 9 a.m.

Food Chains, Poo, and Bugs Too!,   Brandywine Zoo

Food chain Fun? Yes! If anyone can make food chains FUN it is the zoo! Animals and plants thrive on one another and campers will have the opportunity to see the food chain come alive… and full circle with poo and bugs too!

$240 ($210 for Delaware Zoological Society members)

Add to Calendar 6 10 America/New_York Food Chains, Poo, and Bugs Too! Food chain Fun? Yes! If anyone can make food chains FUN it is the zoo! Animals and plants thrive on one another and campers will have the opportunity to see the food chain come alive… and full circle with poo and bugs too! Brandywine Zoo

Monday, August 19 at 9 a.m.

Creepy Crawlies,   Bellevue State Park

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

$185 per week

Add to Calendar 7 11 America/New_York Creepy Crawlies Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park

Saturday, September 07 at 9 a.m.

5th Annual Fisherman's Flea Market,   Indian River Marina

Bring all of your surplus, unwanted or unneeded Fishing/Boating items to sell at our annual Fisherman’s Flea Market - Sat, Sept. 7th,9A – 2P. Sell from your table, a blanket, your trunk, or your small trailer. Envy your friend’s fishing rig, outriggers or old radar unit? Now is the time to grab it up!! This event is open to the Public & in previous years sellers were sold out! $20.00 per space/hurry, spaces are limited.

Add to Calendar America/New_York 5th Annual Fisherman's Flea Market Bring all of your surplus, unwanted or unneeded Fishing/Boating items to sell at our annual Fisherman’s Flea Market - Sat, Sept. 7th,9A – 2P. Sell from your table, a blanket, your trunk, or your small trailer. Envy your friend’s fishing rig, outriggers or old radar unit? Now is the time to grab it up!! This event is open to the Public & in previous years sellers were sold out! $20.00 per space/hurry, spaces are limited. Indian River Marina

Saturday, September 14 at 10 a.m.

1st Annual Art Festival,   Indian River Marina

Wine and craft beer tasting, food trucks, music, atisans and crafters, pumpkin fin for the entire family

Add to Calendar America/New_York 1st Annual Art Festival Wine and craft beer tasting, food trucks, music, atisans and crafters, pumpkin fin for the entire family Indian River Marina