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Wednesday, July 06 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/6/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Wednesday, July 06 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/6/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, July 06 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/6/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, July 06 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child.

Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 9:15:00 AM 7/6/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, July 06 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/6/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, July 06 at 1:00 PM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore State Park

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/6/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 06 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/6/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 06 at 2:30 PM

Lyle Gun Firing at Delaware Seashore State Park

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary.

Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 2:30:00 PM 7/6/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 06 at 5:00 PM

Concrete Stepping Stones at Trap Pond State Park

Learn the process of making concrete stepping stones for your yard, garden or campsite. Take home a kit to create your own personalized stone. Register online. $10 per stepping stone

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/6/2022 5:45:00 PM America/New_York Concrete Stepping Stones Learn the process of making concrete stepping stones for your yard, garden or campsite. Take home a kit to create your own personalized stone. Register online. $10 per stepping stone Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, July 06 at 6:00 PM

Community Meeting at Trap Pond State Park

Learn more and provide input on capital projects, current project status and planned future improvement amenities and services in Trap Pond State Park. The event will feature Delaware State Park teammates answering questions and informational boards highlighting improvements to the park visitor experience. The Open House will occur at Trap Pond State Park Baldcypress Nature Center from 6 to 8 pm, Wednesday July 6. Enter the park and follow signs to the Baldcypress Nature Center.

Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 6:00:00 PM 7/6/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Community Meeting Learn more and provide input on capital projects, current project status and planned future improvement amenities and services in Trap Pond State Park. The event will feature Delaware State Park teammates answering questions and informational boards highlighting improvements to the park visitor experience. The Open House will occur at Trap Pond State Park Baldcypress Nature Center from 6 to 8 pm, Wednesday July 6. Enter the park and follow signs to the Baldcypress Nature Center. Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, July 06 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 6:00:00 PM 7/6/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 06 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 8:00:00 PM 7/6/2022 9:45:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 06 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal 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 up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/6/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal 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 up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 06 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside at Delaware Seashore State Park

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free

Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/6/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 07 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/7/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/7/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, July 07 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Brainstorming with Bridges (Week 3) at Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/7/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/7/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Brainstorming with Bridges (Week 3) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Thursday, July 07 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/7/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/7/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, July 07 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/7/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 07 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles Historical Area

Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building.

Add to Calendar 7/7/2022 12:30:00 PM 7/7/2022 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Demonstration Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 07 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 7/7/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/7/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, July 07 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2022 1:30:00 PM 7/7/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 07 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore State Park

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/7/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 07 at 5:30 PM

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims over 100 years ago. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon) and a rescue from the “wreck pole.” Seating is limited, bring your own chair. $8 per person. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-register online or purchase tickets at the door. In the event of inclement weather, please call 302-227-6991 for updates.

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2022 5:30:00 PM 6/23/2022 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims over 100 years ago. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon) and a rescue from the “wreck pole.” Seating is limited, bring your own chair. $8 per person. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-register online or purchase tickets at the door. In the event of inclement weather, please call 302-227-6991 for updates. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 07 at 7:30 PM

Moonlight Paddle at Trap Pond State Park

Paddle the pond after hours. Experience the sights, sounds and wildlife of the moonlit swamp. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2022 7:30:00 PM 7/7/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Moonlight Paddle Paddle the pond after hours. Experience the sights, sounds and wildlife of the moonlit swamp. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, July 07 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Delaware Seashore State Park

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free

Add to Calendar 7/7/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/7/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 07 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/7/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 08 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/8/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Friday, July 08 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/8/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/8/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Friday, July 08 at 9:00 AM

Beach Treasures at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and figure out how they got there. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/8/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Treasures Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and figure out how they got there. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 08 at 10:00 AM

Junior Life-Savers at Delaware Seashore State Park

Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/8/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Junior Life-Savers Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 08 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/8/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/8/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, July 08 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/8/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 08 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 7/8/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/8/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, July 08 at 2:00 PM

State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour!

Add to Calendar 7/8/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/8/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour! Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 08 at 7:00 PM

Stone Walls History Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

Take a walk through history and discover the somewhat mysterious, and very impressive history of the stone walls that line the park landscape. Who built these walls? When? Why? How? Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the rolling hills as we unravel the story behind the walls. Pre-registration required, register online. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2022 7:00:00 PM 7/8/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Stone Walls History Walk Take a walk through history and discover the somewhat mysterious, and very impressive history of the stone walls that line the park landscape. Who built these walls? When? Why? How? Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the rolling hills as we unravel the story behind the walls. Pre-registration required, register online. $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Friday, July 08 at 8:00 PM

Full Moon Friday at White Clay Creek State Park

Join our park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon. We’ll start the hike as the sun sets and then enjoy the moonrise as we return. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2022 8:00:00 PM 7/8/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Friday Join our park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon. We’ll start the hike as the sun sets and then enjoy the moonrise as we return. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/9/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 09 at 9:30 AM

Annual Sandcastle Contest at Delaware Seashore State Park

Come be a part of the sandcastle-building tradition that's been happening at Delaware Seashore State Park for over 40 years! Amateurs and experienced builders are welcome to participate. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: children 12 and younger, and the "all ages" open class. Register at Tower Road Oceanside on the day of the event. Free contest entry; park entrance fees in effect.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/9/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Annual Sandcastle Contest Come be a part of the sandcastle-building tradition that's been happening at Delaware Seashore State Park for over 40 years! Amateurs and experienced builders are welcome to participate. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: children 12 and younger, and the "all ages" open class. Register at Tower Road Oceanside on the day of the event. Free contest entry; park entrance fees in effect. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/9/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 10:00 AM

Invasive Species Removal at Killens Pond State Park

Learn about local invasive species and how to remove them. This will be a two-part event: an educational program about invasive species followed by an opportunity to help remove them! Program will meet at the campground amphitheater. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information and to pre-register. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/9/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Invasive Species Removal Learn about local invasive species and how to remove them. This will be a two-part event: an educational program about invasive species followed by an opportunity to help remove them! Program will meet at the campground amphitheater. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information and to pre-register. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 10:00 AM

Tidal Flats Exploration at Cape Henlopen State Park

Grab a hand net and search for fish, crabs and other aquatic life on the bay flats at low tide and uncover how they adapt to this changing habitat. Wear old shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/9/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Tidal Flats Exploration Grab a hand net and search for fish, crabs and other aquatic life on the bay flats at low tide and uncover how they adapt to this changing habitat. Wear old shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/9/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park

Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older. Cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/9/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older. Cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 11:00 AM

Wildlife Wonders at Lums Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/9/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildlife Wonders Join a naturalist at the nature center for a program focused on different wildlife you can find at the park. Program lasts an hour and is best suited for kids 6 years or older. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 12:00 PM

History Picnic at Brandywine Creek State Park

The meadows and grassy hillsides of BCSP are a beautiful place for a picnic, in fact people have been picnicking here for decades! Explore and participate in the history of picnicking in the park with artifacts of picnics of the past. Bring your own picnic to enjoy!

Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 12:00:00 PM 7/9/2022 1:30:00 PM America/New_York History Picnic The meadows and grassy hillsides of BCSP are a beautiful place for a picnic, in fact people have been picnicking here for decades! Explore and participate in the history of picnicking in the park with artifacts of picnics of the past. Bring your own picnic to enjoy! Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/9/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/9/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 1:30:00 PM 7/9/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 2:00 PM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/9/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/9/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 09 at 3:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 3:00:00 PM 7/9/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 4:00 PM

Tulip Tree Nature Preserve Guided Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Come hike the old growth forest! Learn about the history of our nature preserve as we explore and learn about its human and ecological history over the last several hundred years and why it's an important habitat to preserve.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 4:00:00 PM 7/9/2022 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Tulip Tree Nature Preserve Guided Hike Come hike the old growth forest! Learn about the history of our nature preserve as we explore and learn about its human and ecological history over the last several hundred years and why it's an important habitat to preserve. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/9/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, July 09 at 5:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles Historical Area

Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/9/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Sunday, July 10 at 8:00 AM

Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 7/10/2022 8:00:00 AM 7/10/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Sunday, July 10 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/10/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/10/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, July 10 at 11:00 AM

Make your own Beebox at Auburn Valley State Park

Bees are important to the natural environment, but keeping full-sized beehives can be an intimidating project. Start small and learn how to make a small beebox from invasive bamboo! The program includes one kit to make your beebox, help constructing it and a small jar of local honey! Each kit includes tips to attract solitary bees to your beebox and a packet of pollinator-friendly plant seeds from a local nursery. Limited kits available; please call 302-729-4280 to make your reservation. $25 per child

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/10/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Make your own Beebox Bees are important to the natural environment, but keeping full-sized beehives can be an intimidating project. Start small and learn how to make a small beebox from invasive bamboo! The program includes one kit to make your beebox, help constructing it and a small jar of local honey! Each kit includes tips to attract solitary bees to your beebox and a packet of pollinator-friendly plant seeds from a local nursery. Limited kits available; please call 302-729-4280 to make your reservation. $25 per child Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, July 10 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/10/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/10/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, July 10 at 1:00 PM

Sunday Stroll at White Clay Creek State Park

Join Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Master Naturalist, Shelli Smith, for a relaxing stroll through White Clay Creek. Awaken your senses and deepen your relationship with the natural world through sensory explorations that combine curiosity, wandering and rest. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, nature therapy walks have proven health benefits including stress reduction, lower cortisol levels, reduced blood pressure, and improved immunity. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Call 302-368-6900 by the Friday prior to program date. Free Program.

Add to Calendar 7/10/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/10/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sunday Stroll Join Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Master Naturalist, Shelli Smith, for a relaxing stroll through White Clay Creek. Awaken your senses and deepen your relationship with the natural world through sensory explorations that combine curiosity, wandering and rest. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, nature therapy walks have proven health benefits including stress reduction, lower cortisol levels, reduced blood pressure, and improved immunity. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Call 302-368-6900 by the Friday prior to program date. Free Program. White Clay Creek State Park

Sunday, July 10 at 2:00 PM

KPSP Native American History at Killens Pond State Park

The history of the Killens Pond area didn't start with the Dutch settlements in the 1630s. Join us to learn about the Lenape, a nation of Indigenous people who have lived along the Delaware River for thousands of years! Sunday at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/10/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/10/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York KPSP Native American History The history of the Killens Pond area didn't start with the Dutch settlements in the 1630s. Join us to learn about the Lenape, a nation of Indigenous people who have lived along the Delaware River for thousands of years! Sunday at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, July 10 at 2:00 PM

Swamp Livin at Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond is only a small remnant of a large cypress swamp that covered much of lower Delaware. Get a glimpse of life when folks used the swamp resources to make a living. Register online. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/10/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Swamp Livin Trap Pond is only a small remnant of a large cypress swamp that covered much of lower Delaware. Get a glimpse of life when folks used the swamp resources to make a living. Register online. $5 per person Trap Pond State Park

Monday, July 11 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/11/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/11/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, July 12 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/12/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, July 12 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/12/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 12 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Creature Comforts (Week 4) at Alapocas Run State Park

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/12/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Creature Comforts (Week 4) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Tuesday, July 12 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/12/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 12 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/12/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, July 12 at 1:30 PM

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! at Delaware Seashore State Park

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2022 1:30:00 PM 7/12/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 12 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free

Add to Calendar 7/12/2022 6:00:00 PM 7/12/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, July 12 at 8:30 PM

Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. 1-mile round trip. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/12/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. 1-mile round trip. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 13 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/13/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, July 13 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/13/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, July 13 at 9:30 AM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore State Park

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/13/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 AM

Story On The Go at Alapocas Run State Park

Drop by the Storybook trail as the naturalists explore stories and nature with hands-on activities based on the month’s story. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/13/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Story On The Go Drop by the Storybook trail as the naturalists explore stories and nature with hands-on activities based on the month’s story. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/13/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, July 13 at 1:00 PM

Trussum Pond Paddle at Trap Pond State Park

Navigate through cypress knees and past beaver lodges as we paddle this favorite local pond. Meet at the Trussum Pond Parking area. Call the nature center at 302- 875-5163 with questions. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/13/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Trussum Pond Paddle Navigate through cypress knees and past beaver lodges as we paddle this favorite local pond. Meet at the Trussum Pond Parking area. Call the nature center at 302- 875-5163 with questions. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/13/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/13/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 13 at 2:30 PM

Lyle Gun Firing at Delaware Seashore State Park

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 2:30:00 PM 7/13/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 13 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 6:00:00 PM 7/13/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 13 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 8:00:00 PM 7/13/2022 9:45:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 13 at 8:30 PM

Full Moon Hike at Bellevue State Park

As the sun goes down, the moon comes out! Join our hike through the park as we search for a good view of its dazzling performance. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/13/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the sun goes down, the moon comes out! Join our hike through the park as we search for a good view of its dazzling performance. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $6 per person Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, July 13 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal 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 up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/13/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal 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 up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 13 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside at Delaware Seashore State Park

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free

Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/13/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 13 at 9:00 PM

Full Moon Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join the park's naturalists for a hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Discover where the moon's nicknames come from. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 9:00:00 PM 7/13/2022 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Join the park's naturalists for a hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Discover where the moon's nicknames come from. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program. $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, July 14 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/14/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, July 14 at 9:30 AM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore State Park

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/14/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 14 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Creature Comforts (Week 4) at Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/14/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Creature Comforts (Week 4) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Thursday, July 14 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/14/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, July 14 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/14/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 14 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles Historical Area

Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building.

Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 12:30:00 PM 7/14/2022 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Demonstration Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 14 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/14/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, July 14 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 1:30:00 PM 7/14/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 14 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore State Park

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/14/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 14 at 3:00 PM

Kids Craft Club: Flower Pot Crab at Port Penn

Port Penn has a fascinating history! This year, we're putting together a new series for middle-school-age kids. At each program, we'll have a small craft related to some aspect of Port Penn's history. This specific program will explore how crabbing has long been an important part of Port Penn's economy, and how many locals still spend time on the river catching crabs! In this program, we will learn how to make a crab out of a flower pot, while also talking about how crabbers work in Port Penn. These events are free, but advance registration is required so that we make sure we have enough materials for everyone. Participants can register by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 3:00:00 PM 7/14/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Kids Craft Club: Flower Pot Crab Port Penn has a fascinating history! This year, we're putting together a new series for middle-school-age kids. At each program, we'll have a small craft related to some aspect of Port Penn's history. This specific program will explore how crabbing has long been an important part of Port Penn's economy, and how many locals still spend time on the river catching crabs! In this program, we will learn how to make a crab out of a flower pot, while also talking about how crabbers work in Port Penn. These events are free, but advance registration is required so that we make sure we have enough materials for everyone. Participants can register by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Port Penn

Thursday, July 14 at 5:00 PM

Family Fun Night at Brandywine Zoo

Special evening hours hosted by 93.7 FM WSTW. Meet radio personalities and enjoy special games, activities, and ice cream from Hy-Point! Fee: $1 admission for everyone. $1 hot dogs and soft drinks, too! Free parking

Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/14/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Family Fun Night Special evening hours hosted by 93.7 FM WSTW. Meet radio personalities and enjoy special games, activities, and ice cream from Hy-Point! Fee: $1 admission for everyone. $1 hot dogs and soft drinks, too! Free parking Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, July 14 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 6:00:00 PM 7/14/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 PM

Sunset Kayak Tours at Lums Pond State Park

Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older (with a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. Pre-registration required. Register online. $35 per kayak.

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 7:00:00 PM 7/14/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Kayak Tours Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older (with a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. Pre-registration required. Register online. $35 per kayak. Lums Pond State Park

Thursday, July 14 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Delaware Seashore State Park

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free

Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/14/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 14 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/14/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 15 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/15/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/15/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Friday, July 15 at 9:00 AM

Beach Treasures at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and figure out how they got there. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/15/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/15/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Treasures Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and figure out how they got there. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 15 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/15/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/15/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 15 at 10:00 AM

Junior Life-Savers at Delaware Seashore State Park

Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/15/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/15/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Junior Life-Savers Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 15 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/15/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/15/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, July 15 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/15/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/15/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 15 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 7/15/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/15/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, July 15 at 2:00 PM

State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour!

Add to Calendar 7/15/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/15/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour! Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 9:00 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/16/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/16/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 16 at 9:30 AM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore State Park

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/16/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 10:00 AM

Art in Action: Cyanotype Creation at Alapocas Run State Park

Join local artist, Emie Hughes to create your own Cyanotype! These beautiful nature-based UV prints are the product of one of the oldest photographic and printmaking processes. Spots are limited, pre-registration is required. Please call 302-577-1164 to register. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/16/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Art in Action: Cyanotype Creation Join local artist, Emie Hughes to create your own Cyanotype! These beautiful nature-based UV prints are the product of one of the oldest photographic and printmaking processes. Spots are limited, pre-registration is required. Please call 302-577-1164 to register. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/16/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 10:00 AM

Bi-monthly Pollinator Garden Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/16/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Bi-monthly Pollinator Garden Walk There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 10:30 AM

Panning for Creek Gems at White Clay Creek State Park

Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 10:30:00 AM 7/16/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Panning for Creek Gems Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park

Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older. Cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/16/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older. Cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 12:00 PM

Fort Delaware Cornet Band Concert at Fort Delaware State Park

Military life was not all about drilling, guard duty, and dress parade. Fort Delaware had a great traveling musical group! Come hear a performance by this professional brass band at no extra charge beyond the price of admission. Selections will include many popular pieces from the Civil War era. Free

Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 12:00:00 PM 7/16/2022 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Cornet Band Concert Military life was not all about drilling, guard duty, and dress parade. Fort Delaware had a great traveling musical group! Come hear a performance by this professional brass band at no extra charge beyond the price of admission. Selections will include many popular pieces from the Civil War era. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/16/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 PM

Fairies in the Pollinator Garden at Brandywine Creek State Park

Take a stroll through the pollinator garden and learn about flowers, pollinators, and the fantastical stories and fairies that they have inspired in us.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/16/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Fairies in the Pollinator Garden Take a stroll through the pollinator garden and learn about flowers, pollinators, and the fantastical stories and fairies that they have inspired in us. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 1:30:00 PM 7/16/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 PM

Habitat Hikes: Fantastic Woodland Forests at Killens Pond State Park

Killens Pond has many different habitats, including forests and wetlands. Join us as we learn about what makes forests and wetlands unique and what we can find there. Make sure to bring close-toed shoes for an adventure through one of our forests. Saturday meet at the campground amphitheater, Sunday meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/16/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Habitat Hikes: Fantastic Woodland Forests Killens Pond has many different habitats, including forests and wetlands. Join us as we learn about what makes forests and wetlands unique and what we can find there. Make sure to bring close-toed shoes for an adventure through one of our forests. Saturday meet at the campground amphitheater, Sunday meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 PM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/16/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult.Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $8 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 PM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/16/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/16/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 16 at 5:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles Historical Area

Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/16/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 16 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/16/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, July 17 at 8:00 AM

Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 7/17/2022 8:00:00 AM 7/17/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Sunday, July 17 at 8:00 AM

Youth Fishing Tournament at Trap Pond State Park

Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 and run until 11. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment can be provided (please mention when you register), or bring your own. Open to ages 15 and under. Register at the Baldcrypress Nature Center on or by the morning of the program or call us at 302-875-5163. Free

Add to Calendar 7/17/2022 8:00:00 AM 7/17/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Youth Fishing Tournament Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 and run until 11. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment can be provided (please mention when you register), or bring your own. Open to ages 15 and under. Register at the Baldcrypress Nature Center on or by the morning of the program or call us at 302-875-5163. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, July 17 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child.

Add to Calendar 7/17/2022 9:15:00 AM 7/17/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, July 17 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/17/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/17/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, July 17 at 11:00 AM

Museum Open House at Port Penn

The Port Penn Interpretive Center is a collection of amazing historical items from the village of Port Penn. On this special day, the museum will be open for visitation with food items available, and will have self-guided tour brochures so that visitors can tour the town and the Port Penn Wetlands Trail. You don't want to miss these special opportunities to see the Port Penn Collection! Free

Add to Calendar 7/17/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/17/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Museum Open House The Port Penn Interpretive Center is a collection of amazing historical items from the village of Port Penn. On this special day, the museum will be open for visitation with food items available, and will have self-guided tour brochures so that visitors can tour the town and the Port Penn Wetlands Trail. You don't want to miss these special opportunities to see the Port Penn Collection! Free Port Penn

Sunday, July 17 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 7/17/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/17/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, July 17 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/17/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/17/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, July 17 at 2:00 PM

Habitat Hikes: Fantastic Woodland Forests at Killens Pond State Park

Killens Pond has many different habitats, including forests and wetlands. Join us as we learn about what makes forests and wetlands unique and what we can find there. Make sure to bring close-toed shoes for an adventure through one of our forests. Saturday meet at the campground amphitheater, Sunday meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/17/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/17/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Habitat Hikes: Fantastic Woodland Forests Killens Pond has many different habitats, including forests and wetlands. Join us as we learn about what makes forests and wetlands unique and what we can find there. Make sure to bring close-toed shoes for an adventure through one of our forests. Saturday meet at the campground amphitheater, Sunday meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, July 17 at 2:00 PM

Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetery. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free

Add to Calendar 7/17/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/17/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetery. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free Trap Pond State Park

Monday, July 18 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/18/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/18/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, July 18 at 6:30 PM

Water Park Theme Night - Luau at Killens Pond State Park

Join the staff on special themed nights for good food, games and poolside fun! $5 per person with paid park entry.

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Add to Calendar 7/18/2022 6:30:00 PM 7/18/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Water Park Theme Night - Luau Join the staff on special themed nights for good food, games and poolside fun! $5 per person with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Tuesday, July 19 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/19/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/19/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, July 19 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Local Landscapes (Week 5) at Alapocas Run State Park

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/19/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/19/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Local Landscapes (Week 5) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Tuesday, July 19 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/19/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/19/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 19 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/19/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/19/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, July 19 at 1:00 PM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/19/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/19/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 19 at 1:30 PM

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! at Delaware Seashore State Park

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/19/2022 1:30:00 PM 7/19/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 19 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free

Add to Calendar 7/19/2022 6:00:00 PM 7/19/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30 PM

Upcycling Art at Big Chill Beach Club at Delaware Seashore State Park

Join park interpretive staff at the Big Chill Beach Club to try your hand at an “upcycling” paint night. Learn about the history of the International Code of Signals and how it ties in with the history of the park. Paint your own word in nautical flags on a piece of rustic, reclaimed wood from park picnic tables and beach boardwalks. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Food and beverages not included, but available for purchase. For ages 16 and up. $25 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/19/2022 6:30:00 PM 7/19/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Upcycling Art at Big Chill Beach Club Join park interpretive staff at the Big Chill Beach Club to try your hand at an “upcycling” paint night. Learn about the history of the International Code of Signals and how it ties in with the history of the park. Paint your own word in nautical flags on a piece of rustic, reclaimed wood from park picnic tables and beach boardwalks. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Food and beverages not included, but available for purchase. For ages 16 and up. $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 20 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/20/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/20/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Wednesday, July 20 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/20/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/20/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, July 20 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/20/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/20/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, July 20 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child.

Add to Calendar 7/20/2022 9:15:00 AM 7/20/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, July 20 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/20/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/20/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, July 20 at 1:00 PM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore State Park

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/20/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/20/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 20 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/20/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/20/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 20 at 2:30 PM

Lyle Gun Firing at Delaware Seashore State Park

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary.

Add to Calendar 7/20/2022 2:30:00 PM 7/20/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 20 at 5:00 PM

Tie Dye T-Shirts at Trap Pond State Park

Create your very own Trap Pond Tie-Dye T-shirts. Instructions and all materials will be provided. Register online. $15 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/20/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/20/2022 5:45:00 PM America/New_York Tie Dye T-Shirts Create your very own Trap Pond Tie-Dye T-shirts. Instructions and all materials will be provided. Register online. $15 per person Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, July 20 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/20/2022 6:00:00 PM 7/20/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 20 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/20/2022 8:00:00 PM 7/20/2022 9:45:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 20 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal 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 up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/20/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/20/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal 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 up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 20 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside at Delaware Seashore State Park

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free

Add to Calendar 7/20/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/20/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 21 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/21/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/21/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, July 21 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Local Landscapes (Week 5) at Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/21/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/21/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Local Landscapes (Week 5) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Thursday, July 21 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/21/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/21/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, July 21 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/21/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/21/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 21 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles Historical Area

Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building.

Add to Calendar 7/21/2022 12:30:00 PM 7/21/2022 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Demonstration Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 21 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 7/21/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/21/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, July 21 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/21/2022 1:30:00 PM 7/21/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 21 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore State Park

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/21/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/21/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 21 at 5:00 PM

Auburn Heights After Hours: Antique Motorcycles at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for scenic views, craft brews and games to amuse! Explore our picturesque grounds after hours with a different food truck, featured exhibiting group and other fun activities. Join us this month for antique motorcycles! View a special display by the Antique Motorcycle Club of America outside and explore inside the Marshall Steam Museum. Admission is $6 age 13 & up; $3 age 6-12, Members & children under 5 free. Food available from Mama Mia Continental Fusion food truck a la carte or part of a "Dinner and Drink Special" and beer from Dew Point Brewing. Learn more at auburnheights.org.

Add to Calendar 7/21/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/21/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights After Hours: Antique Motorcycles Join us for scenic views, craft brews and games to amuse! Explore our picturesque grounds after hours with a different food truck, featured exhibiting group and other fun activities. Join us this month for antique motorcycles! View a special display by the Antique Motorcycle Club of America outside and explore inside the Marshall Steam Museum. Admission is $6 age 13 & up; $3 age 6-12, Members & children under 5 free. Food available from Mama Mia Continental Fusion food truck a la carte or part of a "Dinner and Drink Special" and beer from Dew Point Brewing. Learn more at auburnheights.org. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, July 21 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/21/2022 6:00:00 PM 7/21/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 21 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Delaware Seashore State Park

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free

Add to Calendar 7/21/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/21/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 21 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/21/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/21/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 22 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/22/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Friday, July 22 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/22/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/22/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Friday, July 22 at 9:00 AM

Citizen Science at the Shore at Cape Henlopen State Park

Do science and help the beach? Yes, you can! Have fun collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/22/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Citizen Science at the Shore Do science and help the beach? Yes, you can! Have fun collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 22 at 10:00 AM

Junior Life-Savers at Delaware Seashore State Park

Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/22/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Junior Life-Savers Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 22 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/22/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/22/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, July 22 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/22/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 22 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 7/22/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/22/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, July 22 at 2:00 PM

State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour!

Add to Calendar 7/22/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/22/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour! Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 22 at 7:00 PM

Tulip Tree Nature Preserve Guided Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Come hike the old growth forest! Learn about the history of our nature preserve as we explore and learn about its human and ecological history over the last several hundred years and why it's an important habitat to preserve.

Add to Calendar 7/22/2022 7:00:00 PM 7/22/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Tulip Tree Nature Preserve Guided Hike Come hike the old growth forest! Learn about the history of our nature preserve as we explore and learn about its human and ecological history over the last several hundred years and why it's an important habitat to preserve. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 9:00 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/23/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/23/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 23 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/23/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 10:00 AM

Tidal Flats Exploration at Cape Henlopen State Park

Grab a hand net and search for fish, crabs and other aquatic life on the bay flats at low tide and uncover how they adapt to this changing habitat. Wear old shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/23/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Tidal Flats Exploration Grab a hand net and search for fish, crabs and other aquatic life on the bay flats at low tide and uncover how they adapt to this changing habitat. Wear old shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/23/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park

Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older. Cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/23/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older. Cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 11:00 AM

Wildlife Wonders at Lums Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/23/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildlife Wonders Join a naturalist at the nature center for a program focused on different wildlife you can find at the park. Program lasts an hour and is best suited for kids 6 years or older. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/23/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 1:00 PM

Fish Tales at Trap Pond State Park

Net some of our aquatic pond creatures from the shoreline. Meet at the boat house for this hour-long program. Bring shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Free

Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/23/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Fish Tales Net some of our aquatic pond creatures from the shoreline. Meet at the boat house for this hour-long program. Bring shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/23/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 1:30:00 PM 7/23/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 2:00 PM

Plants: The Good, The Bad, and the Edible at Brandywine Creek State Park

Plants are an invaluable part of our local ecosystems, but it's important to know what plants are good, what plants are bad, and how you can handle them. Learn about native and invasive plants found in the park. Then discover ways that you can remove and make use of the ones that hurt the ecosystem.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/23/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Plants: The Good, The Bad, and the Edible Plants are an invaluable part of our local ecosystems, but it's important to know what plants are good, what plants are bad, and how you can handle them. Learn about native and invasive plants found in the park. Then discover ways that you can remove and make use of the ones that hurt the ecosystem. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 2:00 PM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/23/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/23/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 23 at 3:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 3:00:00 PM 7/23/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 5:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles Historical Area

Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/23/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 23 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/23/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 PM

Guided Kayak Paddle at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 7:00:00 PM 7/23/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, July 23 at 9:00 PM

The Park at Night: Owls and Other Nocturnals at Brandywine Creek State Park

Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware and the adaptations of nocturnal creatures, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the park’s nighttime residents. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not for children under 10. Pre-registration required, register online. Limited spaces available. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2022 9:00:00 PM 7/23/2022 10:00:00 PM America/New_York The Park at Night: Owls and Other Nocturnals Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware and the adaptations of nocturnal creatures, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the park’s nighttime residents. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not for children under 10. Pre-registration required, register online. Limited spaces available. $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Sunday, July 24 at 8:00 AM

Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 7/24/2022 8:00:00 AM 7/24/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Sunday, July 24 at 9:00 AM

Learn to Paddle at Trap Pond State Park

Investigate the basics of getting out on the water in a canoe or kayak. Boat and gear selection, safety considerations, launching, paddling skills and paddling locations for both canoe and kayak will be covered. Includes 1 hour of on-water instruction. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/24/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/24/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Learn to Paddle Investigate the basics of getting out on the water in a canoe or kayak. Boat and gear selection, safety considerations, launching, paddling skills and paddling locations for both canoe and kayak will be covered. Includes 1 hour of on-water instruction. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $20 per person Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, July 24 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child.

Add to Calendar 7/24/2022 9:15:00 AM 7/24/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, July 24 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/24/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/24/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, July 24 at 10:00 AM

Bridge between Eras at Auburn Valley State Park

Come enjoy the cool spring weather and the beautiful outdoors on this one-hour hike. Learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, how they typify the industrial revolution which gives Yorklyn its flavor, and the planned arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Book your spot by calling 302-239-5687. Free

Add to Calendar 7/24/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/24/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Bridge between Eras Come enjoy the cool spring weather and the beautiful outdoors on this one-hour hike. Learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, how they typify the industrial revolution which gives Yorklyn its flavor, and the planned arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Book your spot by calling 302-239-5687. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, July 24 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/24/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/24/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, July 24 at 1:00 PM

Panning for Creek Gems at White Clay Creek State Park

Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/24/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/24/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Panning for Creek Gems Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Sunday, July 24 at 2:00 PM

KPSP History at Killens Pond State Park

Have you ever wondered about the founding of Killens Pond State Park? Join naturalists to learn about the early history of the area (dating back to the most recent ice age), European settlement here and the formation of the pond and our beautiful state park! Sunday at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/24/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/24/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York KPSP History Have you ever wondered about the founding of Killens Pond State Park? Join naturalists to learn about the early history of the area (dating back to the most recent ice age), European settlement here and the formation of the pond and our beautiful state park! Sunday at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, July 24 at 5:00 PM

Auburn Valley State Park - Cool Off in the Creek at Auburn Valley State Park

Join park interpreters in this outdoor experience for families. Visitors will get their toes wet as they wade into the Red Clay Creek using dip nets and buckets to find wildlife and identify the various forms of life which find their home here. This program will be free as a special gift to families looking to get out of doors and experience something new together. Expect to get wet; wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaked in and pack a fresh pair of dry socks and shoes for after the wading portion. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Book your spot by calling 302-239-5687. Free

Add to Calendar 7/24/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/24/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Valley State Park - Cool Off in the Creek Join park interpreters in this outdoor experience for families. Visitors will get their toes wet as they wade into the Red Clay Creek using dip nets and buckets to find wildlife and identify the various forms of life which find their home here. This program will be free as a special gift to families looking to get out of doors and experience something new together. Expect to get wet; wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaked in and pack a fresh pair of dry socks and shoes for after the wading portion. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Book your spot by calling 302-239-5687. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Monday, July 25 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/25/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/25/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, July 26 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/26/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/26/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, July 26 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/26/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/26/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 26 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Functional Forms (Week 6) at Alapocas Run State Park

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/26/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/26/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Functional Forms (Week 6) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Tuesday, July 26 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/26/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/26/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 26 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/26/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/26/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, July 26 at 1:30 PM

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! at Delaware Seashore State Park

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/26/2022 1:30:00 PM 7/26/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 26 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free

Add to Calendar 7/26/2022 6:00:00 PM 7/26/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, July 26 at 8:30 PM

Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. 1-mile round trip. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/26/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/26/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. 1-mile round trip. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/27/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/27/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, July 27 at 9:30 AM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore State Park

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/27/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 27 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/27/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, July 27 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/27/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Wednesday, July 27 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/27/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 27 at 2:30 PM

Lyle Gun Firing at Delaware Seashore State Park

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2022 2:30:00 PM 7/27/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 27 at 5:00 PM

Sip & Stroll at Brandywine Zoo

The Brandywine Zoo is excited to bring back our happy hour series to Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing and others, as well as ice cream from Hy-Point. This family friendly event will have fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink purchases sold separately. Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Members: Adult $5, Children $3; Non-members: Adults $10, Children $7

Add to Calendar 7/27/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/27/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Sip & Stroll The Brandywine Zoo is excited to bring back our happy hour series to Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing and others, as well as ice cream from Hy-Point. This family friendly event will have fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink purchases sold separately. Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Members: Adult $5, Children $3; Non-members: Adults $10, Children $7 Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, July 27 at 5:00 PM

Swamp Canoe Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Paddle through the northernmost stand of Baldcypress trees in the U.S. Learn why this type of swamp occurs no further north and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the swamp. No experience necessary. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $15 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/27/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Swamp Canoe Tour Paddle through the northernmost stand of Baldcypress trees in the U.S. Learn why this type of swamp occurs no further north and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the swamp. No experience necessary. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $15 per person Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, July 27 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2022 6:00:00 PM 7/27/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 27 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2022 8:00:00 PM 7/27/2022 9:45:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 27 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal 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 up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/27/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal 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 up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 27 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside at Delaware Seashore State Park

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free

Add to Calendar 7/27/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/27/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 28 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/28/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, July 28 at 9:30 AM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore State Park

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/28/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 28 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Functional Forms (Week 6) at Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/28/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Functional Forms (Week 6) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Thursday, July 28 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/28/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, July 28 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/28/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 28 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles Historical Area

Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building.

Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 12:30:00 PM 7/28/2022 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Demonstration Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 28 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/28/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, July 28 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 1:30:00 PM 7/28/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 28 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore State Park

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/28/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 28 at 5:30 PM

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims over 100 years ago. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon) and a rescue from the “wreck pole.” Seating is limited, bring your own chair. $8 per person. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-register online or purchase tickets at the door. In the event of inclement weather, please call 302-227-6991 for updates.

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 5:30:00 PM 7/28/2022 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims over 100 years ago. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon) and a rescue from the “wreck pole.” Seating is limited, bring your own chair. $8 per person. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-register online or purchase tickets at the door. In the event of inclement weather, please call 302-227-6991 for updates. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 28 at 7:00 PM

Sunset Kayak Tours at Lums Pond State Park

Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older (with a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. Pre-registration required. Register online. $35 per kayak.

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 7:00:00 PM 7/28/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Kayak Tours Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older (with a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. Pre-registration required. Register online. $35 per kayak. Lums Pond State Park

Thursday, July 28 at 8:00 PM

New Moon Paddle at Trap Pond State Park

Experience the dark night solitude of the cypress swamp, with only the starlight to guide your way. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 8:00:00 PM 7/28/2022 10:00:00 PM America/New_York New Moon Paddle Experience the dark night solitude of the cypress swamp, with only the starlight to guide your way. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, July 28 at 8:15 PM

Park after Dark at Bellevue State Park

Walk with us to see what creatures are out and about after hours! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 8:15:00 PM 7/28/2022 9:15:00 PM America/New_York Park after Dark Walk with us to see what creatures are out and about after hours! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $5 per person Bellevue State Park

Thursday, July 28 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Delaware Seashore State Park

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free

Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/28/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 28 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/28/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 29 at 8:00 AM

Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 7/29/2022 8:00:00 AM 7/29/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Friday, July 29 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/29/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/29/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Friday, July 29 at 9:00 AM

Citizen Science at the Shore at Cape Henlopen State Park

Do science and help the beach? Yes, you can! Have fun collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/29/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Citizen Science at the Shore Do science and help the beach? Yes, you can! Have fun collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 29 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/29/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 29 at 10:00 AM

Junior Life-Savers at Delaware Seashore State Park

Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/29/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Junior Life-Savers Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 29 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/29/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/29/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, July 29 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/29/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 29 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 7/29/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/29/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, July 29 at 2:00 PM

State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour!

Add to Calendar 7/29/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/29/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour! Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 29 at 7:00 PM

Park Trivia Night at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join the park's naturalists at the amphitheater to test your knowledge at this park-centered trivia night with the chance to win park prizes! Trivia night will be on the last Friday of every month through the summer (June, July, August). Topics may include: Flora and Fauna, Invasive Species, Geology and History. Register online, $3 per person or $9 for group of 4.

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2022 7:00:00 PM 7/29/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Park Trivia Night Join the park's naturalists at the amphitheater to test your knowledge at this park-centered trivia night with the chance to win park prizes! Trivia night will be on the last Friday of every month through the summer (June, July, August). Topics may include: Flora and Fauna, Invasive Species, Geology and History. Register online, $3 per person or $9 for group of 4. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 30 at 8:00 AM

Monthly Bird Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 8:00:00 AM 7/30/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walk The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 30 at 9:00 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/30/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 30 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/30/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 30 at 9:00 AM

Basket Weaving at Alapocas Run State Park

Learn traditional weaving techniques with master basket weaver, Joan Betzold. This basket looks fragile and delicate, but it's actually a very strong work horse because of its spiral weave. Potatoes, onions and garlic feel right at home in it...but you can use it for other things! Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $40 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/30/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Basket Weaving Learn traditional weaving techniques with master basket weaver, Joan Betzold. This basket looks fragile and delicate, but it's actually a very strong work horse because of its spiral weave. Potatoes, onions and garlic feel right at home in it...but you can use it for other things! Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $40 per person. Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, July 30 at 9:30 AM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore State Park

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/30/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/30/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 AM

A State of Repression: Delaware & the Black Codes at First State Heritage Park

Racially-motivated laws made a mockery of freedom for Black Delawareans for generations. Although most famously connected with the post-Civil War south, Delaware's own Black Codes date back to 1700. Learn more about these repressive laws through the point of view of real people like Sampson Darling, a free Black barber living in the heyday of Delaware's time as a slave state. This program contains thoroughly-researched content that explores difficult subject matter in a respectful and conscientious fashion, in line with First State Heritage Park's commitment to tell inclusive stories of Delaware's past in a responsible and welcoming manner. This program is NEW in 2022 and we welcome feedback from our community, whose input makes our work possible. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/30/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York A State of Repression: Delaware & the Black Codes Racially-motivated laws made a mockery of freedom for Black Delawareans for generations. Although most famously connected with the post-Civil War south, Delaware's own Black Codes date back to 1700. Learn more about these repressive laws through the point of view of real people like Sampson Darling, a free Black barber living in the heyday of Delaware's time as a slave state. This program contains thoroughly-researched content that explores difficult subject matter in a respectful and conscientious fashion, in line with First State Heritage Park's commitment to tell inclusive stories of Delaware's past in a responsible and welcoming manner. This program is NEW in 2022 and we welcome feedback from our community, whose input makes our work possible. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 30 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park

Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older. Cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/30/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older. Cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 30 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/30/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 30 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 1:30:00 PM 7/30/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 30 at 2:00 PM

Walking and Wellness: For Humans and Nature at Killens Pond State Park

There’s an intersection between how humans live and how the native ecosystem thrives - how do we walk that line? Join us while we hike the trails and discuss some of the ways humans coexist with the natural world. Meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/30/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Walking and Wellness: For Humans and Nature There’s an intersection between how humans live and how the native ecosystem thrives - how do we walk that line? Join us while we hike the trails and discuss some of the ways humans coexist with the natural world. Meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, July 30 at 2:00 PM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/30/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult.Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $8 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, July 30 at 2:00 PM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/30/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, July 30 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/30/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 30 at 2:00 PM

Bi-monthly Pollinator Garden Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/30/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Bi-monthly Pollinator Garden Walk There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 30 at 5:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles Historical Area

Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/30/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 30 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar 7/30/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/30/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, July 31 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 7/31/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/31/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, July 31 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 7/31/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/31/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, July 31 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 7/31/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/31/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, July 31 at 2:00 PM

From the Ground Up: Ways to Build a Better World at Killens Pond State Park

We hear all the time that we should be taking better care of the Earth. But what exactly does that look like? Join us to learn about ways we can protect the Earth and its creatures, so all can thrive for future generations! Meet at the nature center. Program is accessible; call for more information. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/31/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/31/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York From the Ground Up: Ways to Build a Better World We hear all the time that we should be taking better care of the Earth. But what exactly does that look like? Join us to learn about ways we can protect the Earth and its creatures, so all can thrive for future generations! Meet at the nature center. Program is accessible; call for more information. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Monday, August 01 at 8:00 AM

Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 8/1/2022 8:00:00 AM 8/1/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Monday, August 01 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/1/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/1/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, August 02 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/2/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/2/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, August 02 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Magical Movement (Week 7) at Alapocas Run State Park

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/2/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/2/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Magical Movement (Week 7) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Tuesday, August 02 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/2/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/2/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, August 02 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/2/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/2/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, August 02 at 1:00 PM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/2/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/2/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, August 02 at 1:30 PM

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! at Delaware Seashore State Park

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/2/2022 1:30:00 PM 8/2/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, August 02 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free

Add to Calendar 8/2/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/2/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, August 02 at 6:30 PM

Upcycling Art at Big Chill Beach Club at Delaware Seashore State Park

Join park interpretive staff at the Big Chill Beach Club to try your hand at an “upcycling” paint night. Learn about the history of the International Code of Signals and how it ties in with the history of the park. Paint your own word in nautical flags on a piece of rustic, reclaimed wood from park picnic tables and beach boardwalks. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Food and beverages not included, but available for purchase. For ages 16 and up. $25 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/2/2022 6:30:00 PM 8/2/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Upcycling Art at Big Chill Beach Club Join park interpretive staff at the Big Chill Beach Club to try your hand at an “upcycling” paint night. Learn about the history of the International Code of Signals and how it ties in with the history of the park. Paint your own word in nautical flags on a piece of rustic, reclaimed wood from park picnic tables and beach boardwalks. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Food and beverages not included, but available for purchase. For ages 16 and up. $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, August 03 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/3/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/3/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Wednesday, August 03 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/3/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, August 03 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/3/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/3/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, August 03 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2022 9:15:00 AM 8/3/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, August 03 at 10:00 AM

Touch a Truck at Alapocas Run State Park

Join us at the Can-Do Playground to see and touch the special machines and vehicles that the Delaware State Parks maintenance team and more use to keep our parks beautiful. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/3/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Touch a Truck Join us at the Can-Do Playground to see and touch the special machines and vehicles that the Delaware State Parks maintenance team and more use to keep our parks beautiful. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, August 03 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/3/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, August 03 at 1:00 PM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore State Park

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/3/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/3/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, August 03 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/3/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/3/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, August 03 at 2:30 PM

Lyle Gun Firing at Delaware Seashore State Park

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2022 2:30:00 PM 8/3/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, August 03 at 5:00 PM

Concrete Stepping Stones at Trap Pond State Park

Learn the process of making concrete stepping stones for your yard, garden or campsite. Take home a kit to create your own personalized stone. Register online. $10 per stepping stone

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Add to Calendar 8/3/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/3/2022 5:45:00 PM America/New_York Concrete Stepping Stones Learn the process of making concrete stepping stones for your yard, garden or campsite. Take home a kit to create your own personalized stone. Register online. $10 per stepping stone Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, August 03 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/3/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/3/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, August 03 at 8:00 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal 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 up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/3/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/3/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal 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 up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, August 03 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/3/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/3/2022 9:45:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, August 03 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside at Delaware Seashore State Park

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free

Add to Calendar 8/3/2022 8:30:00 PM 8/3/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, August 04 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 8/4/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/4/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, August 04 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Magical Movement (Week 7) at Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/4/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/4/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Magical Movement (Week 7) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Thursday, August 04 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/4/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/4/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, August 04 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/4/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/4/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, August 04 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles Historical Area

Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building.

Add to Calendar 8/4/2022 12:30:00 PM 8/4/2022 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Demonstration Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, August 04 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 8/4/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/4/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, August 04 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/4/2022 1:30:00 PM 8/4/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, August 04 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore State Park

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/4/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/4/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, August 04 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/4/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/4/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, August 04 at 8:00 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/4/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/4/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, August 04 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Delaware Seashore State Park

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free

Add to Calendar 8/4/2022 8:30:00 PM 8/4/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, August 05 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/5/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/5/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Friday, August 05 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 8/5/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/5/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Friday, August 05 at 9:00 AM

Beach Treasures at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and figure out how they got there. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/5/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/5/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Treasures Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and figure out how they got there. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, August 05 at 10:00 AM

Junior Life-Savers at Delaware Seashore State Park

Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/5/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/5/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Junior Life-Savers Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, August 05 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/5/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/5/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, August 05 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/5/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/5/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, August 05 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 8/5/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/5/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, August 05 at 2:00 PM

State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour!

Add to Calendar 8/5/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/5/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour! Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, August 05 at 6:00 PM

Stone Walls History Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

Take a walk through history and discover the somewhat mysterious, and very impressive history of the stone walls that line the park landscape. Who built these walls? When? Why? How? Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the rolling hills as we unravel the story behind the walls. Pre-registration required, register online. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/5/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/5/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Stone Walls History Walk Take a walk through history and discover the somewhat mysterious, and very impressive history of the stone walls that line the park landscape. Who built these walls? When? Why? How? Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the rolling hills as we unravel the story behind the walls. Pre-registration required, register online. $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 8:00 AM

Saturday Morning Bird Walk at Trap Pond State Park

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 8/6/2022 8:00:00 AM 8/6/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Saturday Morning Bird Walk 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, August 06 at 9:00 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/6/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/6/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, August 06 at 9:00 AM

First Saturday in the First State: Canning DelMarVa at First State Heritage Park

First State Heritage Park is celebrating science and innovation this month by bringing you the story of an industry that was the cornerstone of 19th century Dover: canning. Firms like Richardson & Robbins were the backbone of Delaware's economy as early as the American Civil War and played a key role in a dietary revolution that subsequently swept the nation and then the world. Learn more at the John Bell House (43 The Green) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today! Other local sites await you today too: the Biggs Museum of American Art (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), the Governor's Residence at Woodburn (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Legislative Hall (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) as well as the Old State House (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and Johnson Victrola Museum (9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) are all FREE for the day!

Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/6/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York First Saturday in the First State: Canning DelMarVa First State Heritage Park is celebrating science and innovation this month by bringing you the story of an industry that was the cornerstone of 19th century Dover: canning. Firms like Richardson & Robbins were the backbone of Delaware's economy as early as the American Civil War and played a key role in a dietary revolution that subsequently swept the nation and then the world. Learn more at the John Bell House (43 The Green) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today! Other local sites await you today too: the Biggs Museum of American Art (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), the Governor's Residence at Woodburn (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Legislative Hall (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) as well as the Old State House (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and Johnson Victrola Museum (9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) are all FREE for the day! First State Heritage Park

Saturday, August 06 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/6/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 10:00 AM

Fort DuPont Walking Tour at Fort DuPont State Park

From the 1920s to the 1940s, Fort DuPont was a thriving military community, filled with people of many different backgrounds and perspectives. Some of the stories of this amazing place and the people who lived here have been passed down to us. Join a park historian to experience Fort DuPont and hear the stories of its past in this one-hour base tour. The tour is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/6/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Fort DuPont Walking Tour From the 1920s to the 1940s, Fort DuPont was a thriving military community, filled with people of many different backgrounds and perspectives. Some of the stories of this amazing place and the people who lived here have been passed down to us. Join a park historian to experience Fort DuPont and hear the stories of its past in this one-hour base tour. The tour is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov. Fort DuPont State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 10:00 AM

Tidal Flats Exploration at Cape Henlopen State Park

Grab a hand net and search for fish, crabs and other aquatic life on the bay flats at low tide and uncover how they adapt to this changing habitat. Wear old shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/6/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Tidal Flats Exploration Grab a hand net and search for fish, crabs and other aquatic life on the bay flats at low tide and uncover how they adapt to this changing habitat. Wear old shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 10:00 AM

Geocache Adventure at Auburn Valley at Auburn Valley State Park

Come outside and explore Auburn Valley State Park's new geocaches in this free outdoor experience. When most outdoor hobbies come to a screeching halt with winter weather, Geocaching is always on! Park employees will explain the essentials of Geocaching, how it works, and what to bring, then you'll search for your very first cache out on the trails. Auburn Valley's new caches contain ciphers and puzzles to find the next one, so it is a perfect brain teaser for the puzzle lover among you. Caches often contain small trade items or trinkets. The rule of geocaching is that if you take something from the cache, you must replace it with something of equal or greater value. So, pack an assortment of trinkets for trading. Visitors should wear good outdoor shoes and clothes, bring water and a hand held GPS per family. Meet at the event lot across from the mansion. No preregistration necessary but call 302-729-4280 if you would like to register or request more information. Free

Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/6/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Geocache Adventure at Auburn Valley Come outside and explore Auburn Valley State Park's new geocaches in this free outdoor experience. When most outdoor hobbies come to a screeching halt with winter weather, Geocaching is always on! Park employees will explain the essentials of Geocaching, how it works, and what to bring, then you'll search for your very first cache out on the trails. Auburn Valley's new caches contain ciphers and puzzles to find the next one, so it is a perfect brain teaser for the puzzle lover among you. Caches often contain small trade items or trinkets. The rule of geocaching is that if you take something from the cache, you must replace it with something of equal or greater value. So, pack an assortment of trinkets for trading. Visitors should wear good outdoor shoes and clothes, bring water and a hand held GPS per family. Meet at the event lot across from the mansion. No preregistration necessary but call 302-729-4280 if you would like to register or request more information. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/6/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park

Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older. Cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/6/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older. Cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 11:00 AM

Wildlife Wonders at Lums Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/6/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildlife Wonders Join a naturalist at the nature center for a program focused on different wildlife you can find at the park. Program lasts an hour and is best suited for kids 6 years or older. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 12:00 PM

History Picnic at Brandywine Creek State Park

The meadows and grassy hillsides of BCSP are a beautiful place for a picnic, in fact people have been picnicking here for decades! Explore and participate in the history of picnicking in the park with artifacts of picnics of the past. Bring your own picnic to enjoy!

Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 12:00:00 PM 8/6/2022 1:30:00 PM America/New_York History Picnic The meadows and grassy hillsides of BCSP are a beautiful place for a picnic, in fact people have been picnicking here for decades! Explore and participate in the history of picnicking in the park with artifacts of picnics of the past. Bring your own picnic to enjoy! Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/6/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 1:30:00 PM 8/6/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 2:00 PM

Wonders of the Wetlands at Killens Pond State Park

What is a wetland and why are they so important? Learn about the wonders of the wetlands while on a short hike! Program will start at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/6/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Wonders of the Wetlands What is a wetland and why are they so important? Learn about the wonders of the wetlands while on a short hike! Program will start at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 2:00 PM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/6/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/6/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, August 06 at 4:00 PM

Summer Tree ID Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

Sunny summertime means beautiful green leafy trees all around the park. Learn the basics of tree ID and then venture out to meet some of the trees that live in the forest and the meadows.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 4:00:00 PM 8/6/2022 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Tree ID Walk Sunny summertime means beautiful green leafy trees all around the park. Learn the basics of tree ID and then venture out to meet some of the trees that live in the forest and the meadows. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 5:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles Historical Area

Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/6/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, August 06 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/6/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, August 06 at 6:30 PM

Get Schooled: Learn to Fish! at Auburn Valley State Park

For the first time, we'll be offering a limited size fishing workshop for children and teens. We'll fish for Largemouth bass in Oversee Pond from the Oversee Farm Trail. The two-hour program includes a lesson in safety and casting, 45 minutes of supervised fishing and a lesson on the fish in Delaware's ecosystem. Through the catch and release fishing activity, children will learn how conservation practices and recreational activities play a vital part in protecting Delaware's aquatic ecosystem. Limited availability; call the park office to reserve your space at 302-729-4280. Fishing rods and tackle are provided, but families may bring their own. The activity is meant for children, but parents and guardians are encouraged to watch and participate to help make fishing a family activity! $20 per child

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Add to Calendar 8/6/2022 6:30:00 PM 8/6/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Get Schooled: Learn to Fish! For the first time, we'll be offering a limited size fishing workshop for children and teens. We'll fish for Largemouth bass in Oversee Pond from the Oversee Farm Trail. The two-hour program includes a lesson in safety and casting, 45 minutes of supervised fishing and a lesson on the fish in Delaware's ecosystem. Through the catch and release fishing activity, children will learn how conservation practices and recreational activities play a vital part in protecting Delaware's aquatic ecosystem. Limited availability; call the park office to reserve your space at 302-729-4280. Fishing rods and tackle are provided, but families may bring their own. The activity is meant for children, but parents and guardians are encouraged to watch and participate to help make fishing a family activity! $20 per child Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, August 07 at 8:00 AM

Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 8/7/2022 8:00:00 AM 8/7/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Sunday, August 07 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child.

Add to Calendar 8/7/2022 9:15:00 AM 8/7/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, August 07 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/7/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/7/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, August 07 at 12:30 PM

August Steamin Day at Auburn Valley State Park

The best way to experience Auburn Heights is to attend a monthly Steamin' Day! Climb into an antique automobile, board one of the 1/8-scale trains, enjoy fresh steam-popped popcorn and experience what it was like to travel at the turn of the 20th century. Tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family or view their incredible collection of Stanley steam cars inside the Marshall Steam Museum. You'll find something for everyone, age 2 to 92! Admission is $12 age 13 & up; $8 age 12 & under (infants free). with an option to add mansion tours for $8 age 13 & up; $4 age 12 & under (infants free). Learn more at auburnheights.org.

Add to Calendar 8/7/2022 12:30:00 PM 8/7/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York August Steamin Day The best way to experience Auburn Heights is to attend a monthly Steamin' Day! Climb into an antique automobile, board one of the 1/8-scale trains, enjoy fresh steam-popped popcorn and experience what it was like to travel at the turn of the 20th century. Tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family or view their incredible collection of Stanley steam cars inside the Marshall Steam Museum. You'll find something for everyone, age 2 to 92! Admission is $12 age 13 & up; $8 age 12 & under (infants free). with an option to add mansion tours for $8 age 13 & up; $4 age 12 & under (infants free). Learn more at auburnheights.org. Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, August 07 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/7/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/7/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, August 07 at 1:00 PM

Sunday Stroll at White Clay Creek State Park

Join Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Master Naturalist, Shelli Smith, for a relaxing stroll through White Clay Creek. Awaken your senses and deepen your relationship with the natural world through sensory explorations that combine curiosity, wandering and rest. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, nature therapy walks have proven health benefits including stress reduction, lower cortisol levels, reduced blood pressure, and improved immunity. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Call 302-368-6900 by the Friday prior to program date. Free Program.

Add to Calendar 8/7/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/7/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sunday Stroll Join Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Master Naturalist, Shelli Smith, for a relaxing stroll through White Clay Creek. Awaken your senses and deepen your relationship with the natural world through sensory explorations that combine curiosity, wandering and rest. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, nature therapy walks have proven health benefits including stress reduction, lower cortisol levels, reduced blood pressure, and improved immunity. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Call 302-368-6900 by the Friday prior to program date. Free Program. White Clay Creek State Park

Sunday, August 07 at 2:00 PM

Medicinal Plant Walk at Killens Pond State Park

Join Roger Mustalish, MPH, Ph.D. an international conservationist as he leads a hike through our woods, highlighting medicinal plants and their history in our region. We will review the medicinal nature of plants found on our everyday hiking trails that have been part of healing traditions of Native and Non-Native Americans for generations and discuss those that have been the foundation for the creation of modern medicines. Please note, this walk will be observational and will not include or promote foraging or sampling at these locations. Additionally, the information to be presented is not designed to diagnose, prescribe or treat any medical condition. Pre-registration required by August 6 at 302-284-4299. Sponsored by the Delaware Humanities.

Add to Calendar 8/7/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/7/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Medicinal Plant Walk Join Roger Mustalish, MPH, Ph.D. an international conservationist as he leads a hike through our woods, highlighting medicinal plants and their history in our region. We will review the medicinal nature of plants found on our everyday hiking trails that have been part of healing traditions of Native and Non-Native Americans for generations and discuss those that have been the foundation for the creation of modern medicines. Please note, this walk will be observational and will not include or promote foraging or sampling at these locations. Additionally, the information to be presented is not designed to diagnose, prescribe or treat any medical condition. Pre-registration required by August 6 at 302-284-4299. Sponsored by the Delaware Humanities. Killens Pond State Park

Monday, August 08 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/8/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/8/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, August 08 at 6:30 PM

Water Park Theme Night - Carnival at Killens Pond State Park

Join the staff on special themed nights for good food, games and poolside fun! $5 per person with paid park entry.

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Add to Calendar 8/8/2022 6:30:00 PM 8/8/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Water Park Theme Night - Carnival Join the staff on special themed nights for good food, games and poolside fun! $5 per person with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Tuesday, August 09 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/9/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/9/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, August 09 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/9/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/9/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, August 09 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Hot Times in the City (Week 8) at Alapocas Run State Park

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/9/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/9/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Hot Times in the City (Week 8) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Tuesday, August 09 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/9/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/9/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, August 09 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/9/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/9/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, August 09 at 1:30 PM

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! at Delaware Seashore State Park

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/9/2022 1:30:00 PM 8/9/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, August 09 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free

Add to Calendar 8/9/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/9/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, August 09 at 8:30 PM

Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. 1-mile round trip. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/9/2022 8:30:00 PM 8/9/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. 1-mile round trip. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, August 10 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/10/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, August 10 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/10/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, August 10 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 9:15:00 AM 8/10/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, August 10 at 9:30 AM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore State Park

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/10/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, August 10 at 10:00 AM

Story On The Go at Alapocas Run State Park

Drop by the Storybook trail as the naturalists explore stories and nature with hands-on activities based on the month’s story. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/10/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Story On The Go Drop by the Storybook trail as the naturalists explore stories and nature with hands-on activities based on the month’s story. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, August 10 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/10/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, August 10 at 1:00 PM

Trussum Pond Paddle at Trap Pond State Park

Navigate through cypress knees and past beaver lodges as we paddle this favorite local pond. Meet at the Trussum Pond Parking area. Call the nature center at 302- 875-5163 with questions. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/10/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Trussum Pond Paddle Navigate through cypress knees and past beaver lodges as we paddle this favorite local pond. Meet at the Trussum Pond Parking area. Call the nature center at 302- 875-5163 with questions. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, August 10 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/10/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Wednesday, August 10 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/10/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, August 10 at 2:30 PM

Lyle Gun Firing at Delaware Seashore State Park

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 2:30:00 PM 8/10/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, August 10 at 5:30 PM

Introduction to Rock Climbing at Alapocas Run State Park

Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 5:30:00 PM 8/10/2022 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Rock Climbing Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, August 10 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/10/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, August 10 at 8:00 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal 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 up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/10/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal 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 up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, August 10 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/10/2022 9:45:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, August 10 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside at Delaware Seashore State Park

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free

Add to Calendar 8/10/2022 8:30:00 PM 8/10/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, August 11 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/11/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, August 11 at 9:30 AM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore State Park

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/11/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, August 11 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Hot Times in the City (Week 8) at Wilmington State Parks

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/11/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Hot Times in the City (Week 8) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Thursday, August 11 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/11/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, August 11 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/11/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, August 11 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles Historical Area

Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building.

Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 12:30:00 PM 8/11/2022 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Demonstration Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, August 11 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/11/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, August 11 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 1:30:00 PM 8/11/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, August 11 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore State Park

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/11/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, August 11 at 3:00 PM

Kids Craft Club: Thaumatropes at Port Penn

Port Penn has a fascinating history! This year we're putting together a new series for middle-school-age kids. At each program, we'll have a small craft related to some aspect of Port Penn's history. For this specific program, we go way back to the 1860s! Folks in the middle of the 1800s often entertained themselves by making "thaumatropes." Don't know what a thaumatrope is? Come to this program to find out! These events are free, but advance registration is required so that we make sure we have enough materials for everyone. Participants can register by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 3:00:00 PM 8/11/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Kids Craft Club: Thaumatropes Port Penn has a fascinating history! This year we're putting together a new series for middle-school-age kids. At each program, we'll have a small craft related to some aspect of Port Penn's history. For this specific program, we go way back to the 1860s! Folks in the middle of the 1800s often entertained themselves by making "thaumatropes." Don't know what a thaumatrope is? Come to this program to find out! These events are free, but advance registration is required so that we make sure we have enough materials for everyone. Participants can register by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Port Penn

Thursday, August 11 at 5:30 PM

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims over 100 years ago. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon) and a rescue from the “wreck pole.” Seating is limited, bring your own chair. $8 per person. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-register online or purchase tickets at the door. In the event of inclement weather, please call 302-227-6991 for updates.

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Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 5:30:00 PM 8/11/2022 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims over 100 years ago. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon) and a rescue from the “wreck pole.” Seating is limited, bring your own chair. $8 per person. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-register online or purchase tickets at the door. In the event of inclement weather, please call 302-227-6991 for updates. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 PM

Sunset Kayak Tours at Lums Pond State Park

Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older (with a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. Pre-registration required. Register online. $35 per kayak.

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Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 6:30:00 PM 8/11/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Kayak Tours Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older (with a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. Pre-registration required. Register online. $35 per kayak. Lums Pond State Park

Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 PM

Guided Kayak Paddle at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 7:00:00 PM 8/11/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Thursday, August 11 at 7:30 PM

Moonlight Paddle at Trap Pond State Park

Paddle the pond after hours. Experience the sights, sounds and wildlife of the moonlit swamp. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 7:30:00 PM 8/11/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Moonlight Paddle Paddle the pond after hours. Experience the sights, sounds and wildlife of the moonlit swamp. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, August 11 at 8:00 PM

Full Moon Hike at Bellevue State Park

As the sun goes down, the moon comes out! Join our hike through the park as we search for a good view of its dazzling performance. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/11/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the sun goes down, the moon comes out! Join our hike through the park as we search for a good view of its dazzling performance. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $6 per person Bellevue State Park

Thursday, August 11 at 8:00 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/11/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, August 11 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Delaware Seashore State Park

We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free

Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 8:30:00 PM 8/11/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, August 11 at 8:30 PM

Full Moon Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join the park's naturalists for a hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Discover where the moon's nicknames come from. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/11/2022 8:30:00 PM 8/11/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Join the park's naturalists for a hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Discover where the moon's nicknames come from. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program. $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Friday, August 12 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/12/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Friday, August 12 at 9:00 AM

Citizen Science at the Shore at Cape Henlopen State Park

Do science and help the beach? Yes, you can! Have fun collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/12/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Citizen Science at the Shore Do science and help the beach? Yes, you can! Have fun collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, August 12 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/12/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, August 12 at 10:00 AM

Junior Life-Savers at Delaware Seashore State Park

Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/12/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Junior Life-Savers Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, August 12 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/12/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, August 12 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/12/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, August 12 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/12/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, August 12 at 2:00 PM

State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour!

Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/12/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour! Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, August 12 at 8:00 PM

Full Moon Friday at White Clay Creek State Park

Join our park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon. We’ll start the hike as the sun sets and then enjoy the moonrise as we return. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/12/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Friday Join our park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon. We’ll start the hike as the sun sets and then enjoy the moonrise as we return. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 9:00 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/13/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/13/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, August 13 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Rock Climbing at Alapocas Run State Park

Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/13/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Rock Climbing Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 9:30 AM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore State Park

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/13/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up only. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/13/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 10:00 AM

Bi-monthly Pollinator Garden Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/13/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Bi-monthly Pollinator Garden Walk There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 10:30 AM

Panning for Creek Gems at White Clay Creek State Park

Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 10:30:00 AM 8/13/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Panning for Creek Gems Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 1:00 PM

Lenape Life Along Brandywine at Brandywine Creek State Park

The Brandywine Creek played an incredibly important role in the life and history of Lenape people in the 17th century. Join us for an adventurous hike along the creek and learn about some historic sites that shaped life here in the Brandywine valley, as we discover some important but often forgotten local history. Rough terrain and a longer hike, please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a full water bottle.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Lenape Life Along Brandywine The Brandywine Creek played an incredibly important role in the life and history of Lenape people in the 17th century. Join us for an adventurous hike along the creek and learn about some historic sites that shaped life here in the Brandywine valley, as we discover some important but often forgotten local history. Rough terrain and a longer hike, please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a full water bottle. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 1:30:00 PM 8/13/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 2:00 PM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult.Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $8 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 2:00 PM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, August 13 at 3:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 3:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 5:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles Historical Area

Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, August 13 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, August 13 at 8:00 PM

Night Programs (themes vary) at Killens Pond State Park

Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2022 8:00:00 PM 8/13/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Night Programs (themes vary) Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, August 14 at 8:00 AM

Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 8:00:00 AM 8/14/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Samara Wever: Temporary Exhibition Samara Weaver combines large numbers of smaller, often simple elements into multi-faceted compositions, gaining complexity and space from their combination. Her work often invites touch and asks the observer to explore it further with multiple senses. Currently her focus has been on a process which she created developing colorful paper pieces, composed of layers upon layers of painted paper. This exhibit will be open daily from August 1-August 26, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Sunday, August 14 at 8:00 AM

Youth Fishing Tournament at Trap Pond State Park

Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 and run until 11. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment can be provided (please mention when you register), or bring your own. Open to ages 15 and under. Register at the Baldcrypress Nature Center on or by the morning of the program or call us at 302-875-5163. Free

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 8:00:00 AM 8/14/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Youth Fishing Tournament Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 and run until 11. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment can be provided (please mention when you register), or bring your own. Open to ages 15 and under. Register at the Baldcrypress Nature Center on or by the morning of the program or call us at 302-875-5163. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, August 14 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child.

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 9:15:00 AM 8/14/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, August 14 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military.

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/14/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, August 14 at 10:00 AM

Bridge between Eras at Auburn Valley State Park

Come enjoy the cool spring weather and the beautiful outdoors on this one-hour hike. Learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, how they typify the industrial revolution which gives Yorklyn its flavor, and the planned arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Book your spot by calling 302-239-5687. Free

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/14/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Bridge between Eras Come enjoy the cool spring weather and the beautiful outdoors on this one-hour hike. Learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, how they typify the industrial revolution which gives Yorklyn its flavor, and the planned arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Book your spot by calling 302-239-5687. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, August 14 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/14/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, August 14 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/14/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, August 14 at 2:00 PM

Animal Anatomy: Adaptations at Killens Pond State Park

Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 2:00:00 PM 8/14/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Animal Anatomy: Adaptations Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, August 14 at 5:00 PM

Auburn Valley State Park - Cool Off in the Creek at Auburn Valley State Park

Join park interpreters in this outdoor experience for families. Visitors will get their toes wet as they wade into the Red Clay Creek using dip nets and buckets to find wildlife and identify the various forms of life which find their home here. This program will be free as a special gift to families looking to get out of doors and experience something new together. Expect to get wet; wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaked in and pack a fresh pair of dry socks and shoes for after the wading portion. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Book your spot by calling 302-239-5687. Free

Add to Calendar 8/14/2022 5:00:00 PM 8/14/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Valley State Park - Cool Off in the Creek Join park interpreters in this outdoor experience for families. Visitors will get their toes wet as they wade into the Red Clay Creek using dip nets and buckets to find wildlife and identify the various forms of life which find their home here. This program will be free as a special gift to families looking to get out of doors and experience something new together. Expect to get wet; wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaked in and pack a fresh pair of dry socks and shoes for after the wading portion. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Book your spot by calling 302-239-5687. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Monday, August 15 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/15/2022 9:30:00 AM 8/15/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, August 16 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 9:00:00 AM 8/16/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, August 16 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Imagi-Nature (Week 9) at Alapocas Run State Park

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/16/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Imagi-Nature (Week 9) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Tuesday, August 16 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 10:00:00 AM 8/16/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, August 16 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 11:00:00 AM 8/16/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover 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. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, August 16 at 1:00 PM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/16/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, August 16 at 1:30 PM

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! at Delaware Seashore State Park

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 1:30:00 PM 8/16/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free

Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 6:00:00 PM 8/16/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, August 16 at 8:30 PM

Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. 1-mile round trip. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/16/2022 8:30:00 PM 8/16/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. 1-mile round trip. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park