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Due to the surge in coronavirus cases driven by the omicron variant, nature centers, interpretive centers, and museums will be closed starting Monday, Jan. 3, 2022

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Daily Programs at Delaware State Parks

Park entrance fees charged from March 1 to November 30 are not included in program fees. For more details visit the Passes, Tags, and Fees page.

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Monday, January 24 at 9:00 AM

Walk it Off at Bellevue State Park

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free

Add to Calendar 1/24/2022 9:00:00 AM 1/24/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk it Off Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, January 25 at 7:00 PM

Can You Stop the Civil War? at Fort Delaware State Park

The American Civil War is one of the most cataclysmic events in United States History. Could you have stopped it before it started? Find out in this interactive, choose-your-own-adventure style program! This program will be held via Zoom. It is free, but participants must register in advance by calling our park office at 302-834-7941, or by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov.

Add to Calendar 1/25/2022 7:00:00 PM 1/25/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Can You Stop the Civil War? The American Civil War is one of the most cataclysmic events in United States History. Could you have stopped it before it started? Find out in this interactive, choose-your-own-adventure style program! This program will be held via Zoom. It is free, but participants must register in advance by calling our park office at 302-834-7941, or by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov. Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, January 26 at 10:00 AM

Little Adventures at Bellevue State Park

Bring your little adventurer to Bellevue for nature fun! Each session will have a different theme and include nature walks, stories and crafts. Parent attendance required, this is not a drop-off program. Ages 3 - 4. Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6963. Themes: December 1 - Birds, December 15 - Hibernation, January 12 - Night Sky, January 26 - Snowy Days, February 9 - Winter Trees, February 23 - Animal Tracks

Add to Calendar 1/26/2022 10:00:00 AM 1/26/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Adventures Bring your little adventurer to Bellevue for nature fun! Each session will have a different theme and include nature walks, stories and crafts. Parent attendance required, this is not a drop-off program. Ages 3 - 4. Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6963. Themes: December 1 - Birds, December 15 - Hibernation, January 12 - Night Sky, January 26 - Snowy Days, February 9 - Winter Trees, February 23 - Animal Tracks Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, January 26 at 4:00 PM

Wednesday Wonders Series at White Clay Creek State Park

Join us for this weekly series for in-depth investigations of different nature and history topics. Must pre-register. This program is geared to ages 6 - 12, drop-off program. Cost is $40 per student for the full series (see other dates to register for individual weeks).

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Add to Calendar 1/26/2022 4:00:00 PM 1/26/2022 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wednesday Wonders Series Join us for this weekly series for in-depth investigations of different nature and history topics. Must pre-register. This program is geared to ages 6 - 12, drop-off program. Cost is $40 per student for the full series (see other dates to register for individual weeks). White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, January 26 at 6:00 PM

Webinar Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

Join park staff virtually, in welcoming a different guest speaker each Wednesday evening in January and February. Lectures will cover a variety of local environmental and heritage topics. To log into the webinar please use the following link: https://stateofdelaware.webex.com/webappng/sites/stateofdelaware/meeting/download/8cbdedca0bac4f1abc67f40e4495d59a?siteurl=stateofdelaware&MTID=m7f2d5d622653d24ef117e126f445f8e6. Free

Add to Calendar 1/26/2022 6:00:00 PM 1/26/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Webinar Series Join park staff virtually, in welcoming a different guest speaker each Wednesday evening in January and February. Lectures will cover a variety of local environmental and heritage topics. To log into the webinar please use the following link: https://stateofdelaware.webex.com/webappng/sites/stateofdelaware/meeting/download/8cbdedca0bac4f1abc67f40e4495d59a?siteurl=stateofdelaware&MTID=m7f2d5d622653d24ef117e126f445f8e6. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, January 27 at 10:00 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 at 10:00, 12:00, and 2:00 by advance registration only. Book your experience today by calling 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov.

Add to Calendar 1/27/2022 10:00:00 AM 1/27/2022 3:30:00 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 at 10:00, 12:00, and 2:00 by advance registration only. Book your experience today by calling 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov. First State Heritage Park

Friday, January 28 at 10:00 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 at 10:00, 12:00, and 2:00 by advance registration only. Book your experience today by calling 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov.

Add to Calendar 1/28/2022 10:00:00 AM 1/28/2022 3:30:00 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 at 10:00, 12:00, and 2:00 by advance registration only. Book your experience today by calling 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, January 29 at 6:45 AM

Daybreak Birding at Trap Pond State Park

One of the best times to view Trap's winter waterfowl is before the sun hits the horizon. On these select days we will open the main parking area gate at 6:45 am. Look for the naturalists lantern at the edge of the pond for information on our wonderful winter birds. Free

Add to Calendar 1/29/2022 6:45:00 AM 1/29/2022 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daybreak Birding One of the best times to view Trap's winter waterfowl is before the sun hits the horizon. On these select days we will open the main parking area gate at 6:45 am. Look for the naturalists lantern at the edge of the pond for information on our wonderful winter birds. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, January 29 at 10:00 AM

Seals at the Beach at Cape Henlopen State Park

Stranded or just hanging out? Find out which species you may see and what these marine mammals are doing on our coast in the winter. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 1/29/2022 10:00:00 AM 1/29/2022 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Seals at the Beach Stranded or just hanging out? Find out which species you may see and what these marine mammals are doing on our coast in the winter. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, January 29 at 10:00 AM

The Bridge Trolls at Auburn Valley State Park

The Bridge Troll Reading Program is a new outdoor reading program encouraging children to make connections between concepts in stories with the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, small hands-on crafts and an activity to get kids up and moving around! On fair-weather days the children will meet by one of our historic bridges and have a picnic blanket story time with our interpreter, and on wet or snowy days we will gather at our pavilion on Yorklyn road. Park in the Paper mill parking lot at Benge Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-729-4280 for more information. Parents free, only purchase tickets for children attending. $4 per child

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Add to Calendar 1/29/2022 10:00:00 AM 1/29/2022 11:15:00 AM America/New_York The Bridge Trolls The Bridge Troll Reading Program is a new outdoor reading program encouraging children to make connections between concepts in stories with the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, small hands-on crafts and an activity to get kids up and moving around! On fair-weather days the children will meet by one of our historic bridges and have a picnic blanket story time with our interpreter, and on wet or snowy days we will gather at our pavilion on Yorklyn road. Park in the Paper mill parking lot at Benge Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-729-4280 for more information. Parents free, only purchase tickets for children attending. $4 per child Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, January 29 at 10:00 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 at 10:00, 12:00, and 2:00 by advance registration only. Book your experience today by calling 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov.

Add to Calendar 1/29/2022 10:00:00 AM 1/29/2022 3:30:00 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 at 10:00, 12:00, and 2:00 by advance registration only. Book your experience today by calling 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, January 29 at 11:00 AM

Groundhogs Galore at Brandywine Creek State Park

Get ready for Groundhogs Day with a fun walk through the meadows to learn about groundhogs. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free

Add to Calendar 1/29/2022 11:00:00 AM 1/29/2022 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Groundhogs Galore Get ready for Groundhogs Day with a fun walk through the meadows to learn about groundhogs. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, January 29 at 11:30 AM

Seaside History Hike at Fort Miles Historical Area

Bring your walking shoes as a park historian leads you across the sandy trail towards the Delaware Bay. See World War II relics, uncover the Delaware Breakwater Quarantine Station, and hear tales of pirates. Tours meet at the Seaside Nature Center. Dress for the weather. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 15.Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 1/29/2022 11:30:00 AM 1/29/2022 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Seaside History Hike Bring your walking shoes as a park historian leads you across the sandy trail towards the Delaware Bay. See World War II relics, uncover the Delaware Breakwater Quarantine Station, and hear tales of pirates. Tours meet at the Seaside Nature Center. Dress for the weather. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 15.Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, January 29 at 1:00 PM

Citizen Archeology: Finding Historic Artifacts on Delaware’s Beaches at Delaware Seashore State Park

There's more than shells washing up on our Delaware beaches. Discover some of the historic artifacts that have been found on our beaches and what still washes up today. Learn what you can do to help the Cultural Resources Unit preserve our maritime heritage, should you ever come across a relic from the past during your beachcombing explorations. With Delaware's rich maritime history, you never know what could wash up next. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 1/29/2022 1:00:00 PM 1/29/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Citizen Archeology: Finding Historic Artifacts on Delaware’s Beaches There's more than shells washing up on our Delaware beaches. Discover some of the historic artifacts that have been found on our beaches and what still washes up today. Learn what you can do to help the Cultural Resources Unit preserve our maritime heritage, should you ever come across a relic from the past during your beachcombing explorations. With Delaware's rich maritime history, you never know what could wash up next. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $5 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, January 29 at 1:00 PM

Terrific Tracks at Killens Pond State Park

What are those strange markings on the ground? Join a naturalist to learn about different signs that animals leave behind while traveling through the forest and fields. Meet at the nature center. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to pre-register. Free

Add to Calendar 1/29/2022 1:00:00 PM 1/29/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrific Tracks What are those strange markings on the ground? Join a naturalist to learn about different signs that animals leave behind while traveling through the forest and fields. Meet at the nature center. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to pre-register. Free Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, January 30 at 10:00 AM

Good Morning Groundhogs! at White Clay Creek State Park

Wake up "whistle pigs!" Learn about the groundhogs that call White Clay home, we'll look for these fascinating mammals to see if they've come out of their winter hibernation. Pre-registration required, call 302-368-6900. Free

Add to Calendar 1/30/2022 10:00:00 AM 1/30/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Good Morning Groundhogs! Wake up "whistle pigs!" Learn about the groundhogs that call White Clay home, we'll look for these fascinating mammals to see if they've come out of their winter hibernation. Pre-registration required, call 302-368-6900. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, January 31 at 9:00 AM

Walk it Off at Bellevue State Park

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free

Add to Calendar 1/31/2022 9:00:00 AM 1/31/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk it Off Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, February 01 at 6:30 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. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/1/2022 6:30:00 PM 2/1/2022 7:30:00 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. $6 per person Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, February 01 at 7:00 PM

Firearms of the Civil War at Fort Delaware State Park

The American Civil War was a cataclysmic event which involved the use of countless weapons. Though most of the firearms used during the Civil War were muzzle-loading, it is also the first American war that involved the use of breech-loading weapons in large numbers. In this program, we will talk about some of the major weapons used during the Civil War and how they were used. This program will be held via Zoom. It is a free program, but participants must register in advance by calling our park office at 302-834-7941, or by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov.

Add to Calendar 2/1/2022 7:00:00 PM 2/1/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Firearms of the Civil War The American Civil War was a cataclysmic event which involved the use of countless weapons. Though most of the firearms used during the Civil War were muzzle-loading, it is also the first American war that involved the use of breech-loading weapons in large numbers. In this program, we will talk about some of the major weapons used during the Civil War and how they were used. This program will be held via Zoom. It is a free program, but participants must register in advance by calling our park office at 302-834-7941, or by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov. Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, February 02 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/2/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/2/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, February 02 at 9:15 AM

Winter Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child.

Add to Calendar 2/2/2022 9:15:00 AM 2/2/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Winter Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, February 02 at 10:00 AM

Coffee, Tea and Pastries with Sides of History and Nature at Bellevue State Park

Join our naturalists on the Arts Center patio for coffee or tea while we discuss Bellevue's history and nature. After, enjoy a stroll through the park to visit different historic and natural sites. Weather Permitting. Register online or call 302-761-6963. Meet on the Arts Center Patio $8 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/2/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/2/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Coffee, Tea and Pastries with Sides of History and Nature Join our naturalists on the Arts Center patio for coffee or tea while we discuss Bellevue's history and nature. After, enjoy a stroll through the park to visit different historic and natural sites. Weather Permitting. Register online or call 302-761-6963. Meet on the Arts Center Patio $8 per person Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, February 02 at 11:00 AM

Virtual Groundhog Day Field Trip at Brandywine Zoo

Join us as we check our animals around the zoo to see who casts a shadow and who's waiting until spring to come out! Will there be 6 more weeks of winter? Let's see who makes the best prediction! Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Fee: $5 per household; $15 per classroom

Add to Calendar 2/2/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/2/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Groundhog Day Field Trip Join us as we check our animals around the zoo to see who casts a shadow and who's waiting until spring to come out! Will there be 6 more weeks of winter? Let's see who makes the best prediction! Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Fee: $5 per household; $15 per classroom Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, February 02 at 4:00 PM

Wednesday Wonders Series at White Clay Creek State Park

Join us for this weekly series for in-depth investigations of different nature and history topics. Must pre-register. This program is geared to ages 6 - 12, drop-off program. Cost is $40 per student for the full series (see other dates to register for individual weeks).

Register Online

Add to Calendar 2/2/2022 4:00:00 PM 2/2/2022 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wednesday Wonders Series Join us for this weekly series for in-depth investigations of different nature and history topics. Must pre-register. This program is geared to ages 6 - 12, drop-off program. Cost is $40 per student for the full series (see other dates to register for individual weeks). White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, February 02 at 6:00 PM

Webinar Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

Join park staff virtually, in welcoming a different guest speaker each Wednesday evening in January and February. Lectures will cover a variety of local environmental and heritage topics. To log into the webinar please use the following link: https://stateofdelaware.webex.com/webappng/sites/stateofdelaware/meeting/download/8cbdedca0bac4f1abc67f40e4495d59a?siteurl=stateofdelaware&MTID=m7f2d5d622653d24ef117e126f445f8e6. Free

Add to Calendar 2/2/2022 6:00:00 PM 2/2/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Webinar Series Join park staff virtually, in welcoming a different guest speaker each Wednesday evening in January and February. Lectures will cover a variety of local environmental and heritage topics. To log into the webinar please use the following link: https://stateofdelaware.webex.com/webappng/sites/stateofdelaware/meeting/download/8cbdedca0bac4f1abc67f40e4495d59a?siteurl=stateofdelaware&MTID=m7f2d5d622653d24ef117e126f445f8e6. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, February 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/3/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/3/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, February 03 at 11:30 AM

Virtual Science Cubs (Thursdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available).

Add to Calendar 2/3/2022 11:30:00 AM 2/3/2022 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Science Cubs (Thursdays) Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available). Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, February 03 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 2/3/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/3/2022 2:30:00 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, February 04 at 8:00 AM

Birds of Bellevue at Bellevue State Park

Our resident birder will help you see all the birds of Bellevue up close, if you can spot them in time! Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6965

Add to Calendar 2/4/2022 8:00:00 AM 2/4/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Birds of Bellevue Our resident birder will help you see all the birds of Bellevue up close, if you can spot them in time! Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6965 Bellevue State Park

Friday, February 04 at 9:00 AM

GOAT: Go Out and Tour Winter Bike Series at Auburn Valley State Park

Auburn Valley State Park's extra-wide paved trails were created for historic steam cars and cyclists alike. Each month, bring your bike for a leisurely ride on one of our trails. Join us at the Oversee Farm Trail and enjoy the fresh winter air. The paved trails are sloped and easy to ride along as you travel around the historic piece of farmland and learn the history of the 19th century farm and barn. The bike tour will stop periodically at local destinations so visitors can walk around, take pictures and hear more about the area. If you have never been to Auburn Valley this is the best way to get to know our Park! Walk ups welcome but feel free to call 302-729-4280 to register. Meet at the Oversee Farm Parking Lot on Snuff Mill Road. Free

Add to Calendar 2/4/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/4/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York GOAT: Go Out and Tour Winter Bike Series Auburn Valley State Park's extra-wide paved trails were created for historic steam cars and cyclists alike. Each month, bring your bike for a leisurely ride on one of our trails. Join us at the Oversee Farm Trail and enjoy the fresh winter air. The paved trails are sloped and easy to ride along as you travel around the historic piece of farmland and learn the history of the 19th century farm and barn. The bike tour will stop periodically at local destinations so visitors can walk around, take pictures and hear more about the area. If you have never been to Auburn Valley this is the best way to get to know our Park! Walk ups welcome but feel free to call 302-729-4280 to register. Meet at the Oversee Farm Parking Lot on Snuff Mill Road. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, February 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/4/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/4/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Friday, February 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/4/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/4/2022 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, February 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 2/4/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/4/2022 2:30:00 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

Saturday, February 05 at 6:45 AM

Daybreak Birding at Trap Pond State Park

One of the best times to view Trap's winter waterfowl is before the sun hits the horizon. On these select days we will open the main parking area gate at 6:45 am. Look for the naturalists lantern at the edge of the pond for information on our wonderful winter birds. Free

Add to Calendar 2/5/2022 6:45:00 AM 2/5/2022 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daybreak Birding One of the best times to view Trap's winter waterfowl is before the sun hits the horizon. On these select days we will open the main parking area gate at 6:45 am. Look for the naturalists lantern at the edge of the pond for information on our wonderful winter birds. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, February 05 at 8:00 AM

Saturday Morning Bird Walk at Trap Pond State Park

Meet us at the nature center for a leisurely walk around the picnic area and spillway to learn the basics of birding. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free

Add to Calendar 2/5/2022 8:00:00 AM 2/5/2022 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Saturday Morning Bird Walk Meet us at the nature center for a leisurely walk around the picnic area and spillway to learn the basics of birding. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, February 05 at 9:00 AM

Hike Burton Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore the varied habitats and scenery along the 1-mile loop on Burton Island Nature Preserve. Learn about the history of this island and how it came to be part of the state park. Identify trees, shrubs, grasses and birds along the way. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/5/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/5/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike Burton Island Nature Preserve Explore the varied habitats and scenery along the 1-mile loop on Burton Island Nature Preserve. Learn about the history of this island and how it came to be part of the state park. Identify trees, shrubs, grasses and birds along the way. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $5 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, February 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/5/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/5/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, February 05 at 9:15 AM

Winter Nature Explorers (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child.

Add to Calendar 2/5/2022 9:15:00 AM 2/5/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Winter Nature Explorers (Saturdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child. Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, February 05 at 10:00 AM

Observing Nature: A Journaling Program at Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover how nature journaling can improve your observation skills, increase your mindfulness and inspire your creativity. Bring your own journal and writing utensils as we provide tips and a nature exploring experience! 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 2/5/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/5/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Observing Nature: A Journaling Program Discover how nature journaling can improve your observation skills, increase your mindfulness and inspire your creativity. Bring your own journal and writing utensils as we provide tips and a nature exploring experience! Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, February 05 at 10:00 AM

Historic Town Tour at Port Penn Interpretive Center

Port Penn is a fascinating town full of fascinating architecture! The town still retains much of its 18th and 19th-century character. Join a park historian for this tour to learn about the interesting architectural features of the town, and the amazing people who make up its past. Meeting place will be at the Interpretive Center. Free

Add to Calendar 2/5/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/5/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic Town Tour Port Penn is a fascinating town full of fascinating architecture! The town still retains much of its 18th and 19th-century character. Join a park historian for this tour to learn about the interesting architectural features of the town, and the amazing people who make up its past. Meeting place will be at the Interpretive Center. Free Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, February 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/5/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/5/2022 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, February 05 at 11:30 AM

Virtual Science Cubs (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available).

Add to Calendar 2/5/2022 11:30:00 AM 2/5/2022 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Science Cubs (Saturdays) Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available). Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, February 05 at 1:00 PM

Fireside History Chat: Artifacts at Brandywine Creek State Park

What was this land like 100 years ago? Who lived here? What were they like? Cozy up around the campfire for a history talk and artifact exploration. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program, after that call 302-655-5740 to register (if spaces are available). $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/5/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/5/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fireside History Chat: Artifacts What was this land like 100 years ago? Who lived here? What were they like? Cozy up around the campfire for a history talk and artifact exploration. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program, after that call 302-655-5740 to register (if spaces are available). $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, February 05 at 1:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter to discover the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. We'll also discuss the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. 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 2/5/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/5/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter to discover the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. We'll also discuss the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunday, February 06 at 11:00 AM

Lums Pond Trail Days at Lums Pond State Park

Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will be able to point out helpful tips for hiking the pond and provide information on wildlife and the history of the park. Weather permitting. For meeting location and trail length call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 2/6/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/6/2022 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Lums Pond Trail Days Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will be able to point out helpful tips for hiking the pond and provide information on wildlife and the history of the park. Weather permitting. For meeting location and trail length call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, February 06 at 1:00 PM

Winter Hiking Series at Killens Pond State Park

Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 1.2 miles long.Dogs on leash welcome. Starting location will vary. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to pre-register. Free

Add to Calendar 2/6/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/6/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hiking Series Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 1.2 miles long.Dogs on leash welcome. Starting location will vary. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to pre-register. Free Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, February 06 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 2/6/2022 2:00:00 PM 2/6/2022 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, February 07 at 9:00 AM

Walk it Off at Bellevue State Park

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free

Add to Calendar 2/7/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/7/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk it Off Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, February 08 at 7:00 PM

History of the Punt Gun at Port Penn Interpretive Center

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, commercial hunters used massive shotguns called punt guns to hunt waterfowl. Punt guns are a fascinating part of culture, with strong ties to the Chesapeake Bay watershed. In this program we will trace the history of this tool. This program will be held via Zoom. It is a free program, but participants must register in advance by calling our park office at 302-834-7941, or by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov.

Add to Calendar 2/8/2022 7:00:00 PM 2/8/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York History of the Punt Gun In the late 1800s and early 1900s, commercial hunters used massive shotguns called punt guns to hunt waterfowl. Punt guns are a fascinating part of culture, with strong ties to the Chesapeake Bay watershed. In this program we will trace the history of this tool. This program will be held via Zoom. It is a free program, but participants must register in advance by calling our park office at 302-834-7941, or by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Wednesday, February 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/9/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/9/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, February 09 at 9:15 AM

Winter Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child.

Add to Calendar 2/9/2022 9:15:00 AM 2/9/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Winter Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, February 09 at 10:00 AM

Stroll with the Superintendent at Auburn Valley State Park

Put on your walking shoes to explore historic Yorklyn and learn about the adaptive reuse and cleanup of this former industrial site with Auburn Valley State Park's superintendent. Meet at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail parking lot on Yorklyn Road next to the Pavilion. Free

Add to Calendar 2/9/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/9/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Stroll with the Superintendent Put on your walking shoes to explore historic Yorklyn and learn about the adaptive reuse and cleanup of this former industrial site with Auburn Valley State Park's superintendent. Meet at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail parking lot on Yorklyn Road next to the Pavilion. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Wednesday, February 09 at 10:00 AM

Little Adventures at Bellevue State Park

Bring your little adventurer to Bellevue for nature fun! Each session will have a different theme and include nature walks, stories and crafts. Parent attendance required, this is not a drop-off program. Ages 3 - 4. Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6963. Themes: December 1 - Birds, December 15 - Hibernation, January 12 - Night Sky, January 26 - Snowy Days, February 9 - Winter Trees, February 23 - Animal Tracks

Add to Calendar 2/9/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/9/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Adventures Bring your little adventurer to Bellevue for nature fun! Each session will have a different theme and include nature walks, stories and crafts. Parent attendance required, this is not a drop-off program. Ages 3 - 4. Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6963. Themes: December 1 - Birds, December 15 - Hibernation, January 12 - Night Sky, January 26 - Snowy Days, February 9 - Winter Trees, February 23 - Animal Tracks Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, February 09 at 4:00 PM

Wednesday Wonders Series at White Clay Creek State Park

Join us for this weekly series for in-depth investigations of different nature and history topics. This program is geared to ages 6 - 12, drop-off program. Must pre-register. Cost is $40 per student for the full series or $8 per class.

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Add to Calendar 2/9/2022 4:00:00 PM 2/9/2022 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wednesday Wonders Series Join us for this weekly series for in-depth investigations of different nature and history topics. This program is geared to ages 6 - 12, drop-off program. Must pre-register. Cost is $40 per student for the full series or $8 per class. White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, February 09 at 4:30 PM

Junior Adventures at Bellevue State Park

Junior Adventurers will shadow our naturalists, exploring the park to learn all there is to know! Each week will bring something new and include time for crafts, stories and games. Drop-off program. Ages 5 - 7. Registration ends 48 hours prior to the program. $10 per child

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Add to Calendar 2/9/2022 4:30:00 PM 2/9/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Junior Adventures Junior Adventurers will shadow our naturalists, exploring the park to learn all there is to know! Each week will bring something new and include time for crafts, stories and games. Drop-off program. Ages 5 - 7. Registration ends 48 hours prior to the program. $10 per child Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, February 09 at 6:00 PM

Webinar Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

Join park staff virtually, in welcoming a different guest speaker each Wednesday evening in January and February. Lectures will cover a variety of local environmental and heritage topics. To log into the webinar please use the following link: https://stateofdelaware.webex.com/webappng/sites/stateofdelaware/meeting/download/8cbdedca0bac4f1abc67f40e4495d59a?siteurl=stateofdelaware&MTID=m7f2d5d622653d24ef117e126f445f8e6. Free

Add to Calendar 2/9/2022 6:00:00 PM 2/9/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Webinar Series Join park staff virtually, in welcoming a different guest speaker each Wednesday evening in January and February. Lectures will cover a variety of local environmental and heritage topics. To log into the webinar please use the following link: https://stateofdelaware.webex.com/webappng/sites/stateofdelaware/meeting/download/8cbdedca0bac4f1abc67f40e4495d59a?siteurl=stateofdelaware&MTID=m7f2d5d622653d24ef117e126f445f8e6. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, February 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/10/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/10/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, February 10 at 11:30 AM

Virtual Science Cubs (Thursdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available).

Add to Calendar 2/10/2022 11:30:00 AM 2/10/2022 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Science Cubs (Thursdays) Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available). Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, February 10 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 2/10/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/10/2022 2:30:00 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, February 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/11/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/11/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Friday, February 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/11/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/11/2022 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, February 11 at 11:00 AM

LOVE of Animals - Virtual Valentine’s Day Field Trip at Brandywine Zoo

Love is in the air at the Brandywine Zoo! Join us for a special virtual Valentine's Day celebration. We'll learn who loves who in the animal kingdom, how animals communicate and how they live together! Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Fee: $5 per household; $15 per classroom

Add to Calendar 2/11/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/11/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York LOVE of Animals - Virtual Valentine’s Day Field Trip Love is in the air at the Brandywine Zoo! Join us for a special virtual Valentine's Day celebration. We'll learn who loves who in the animal kingdom, how animals communicate and how they live together! Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Fee: $5 per household; $15 per classroom Brandywine Zoo

Friday, February 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 2/11/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/11/2022 2:30:00 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, February 11 at 7:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn what 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. Ages 8 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/11/2022 7:00:00 PM 2/11/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what 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. Ages 8 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, February 11 at 7:00 PM

Full Moon Friday: Hot Chocolate Hike at White Clay Creek State Park

We will provide hot chocolate to help keep you warm on this early evening winter hike along the Creek Road trail! Bring a travel mug with lid. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900 before noon. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/11/2022 7:00:00 PM 2/11/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Friday: Hot Chocolate Hike We will provide hot chocolate to help keep you warm on this early evening winter hike along the Creek Road trail! Bring a travel mug with lid. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900 before noon. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, February 12 at 9:00 AM

Beach Driving Clinic at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then, follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/12/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then, follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, February 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/12/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, February 12 at 9:15 AM

Winter Nature Explorers (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child.

Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 9:15:00 AM 2/12/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Winter Nature Explorers (Saturdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child. Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, February 12 at 10:00 AM

Valentine Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park and find out how different plants and animals of our coastal ecosystem approach “love”. 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 2/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/12/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Valentine Walk Explore the park and find out how different plants and animals of our coastal ecosystem approach “love”. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, February 12 at 10:00 AM

The Bridge Trolls at Auburn Valley State Park

The Bridge Troll Reading Program is a new outdoor reading program encouraging children to make connections between concepts in stories with the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, small hands-on crafts and an activity to get kids up and moving around! On fair-weather days the children will meet by one of our historic bridges and have a picnic blanket story time with our interpreter, and on wet or snowy days we will gather at our pavilion on Yorklyn road. Park in the Paper mill parking lot at Benge Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-729-4280 for more information. Parents free, only purchase tickets for children attending. $4 per child

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Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/12/2022 11:15:00 AM America/New_York The Bridge Trolls The Bridge Troll Reading Program is a new outdoor reading program encouraging children to make connections between concepts in stories with the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, small hands-on crafts and an activity to get kids up and moving around! On fair-weather days the children will meet by one of our historic bridges and have a picnic blanket story time with our interpreter, and on wet or snowy days we will gather at our pavilion on Yorklyn road. Park in the Paper mill parking lot at Benge Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-729-4280 for more information. Parents free, only purchase tickets for children attending. $4 per child Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, February 12 at 10:00 AM

Winter Workshop: Heart-shaped Pincushions at First State Heritage Park

Valentine's Day is almost here! Give an unmistakable token of affection both from the heart with a useful purpose: a heart-shaped pincushion. This common accessory is inspired by surviving 18th-century examples and will teach you all the basics of hand-sewing. Drop in the John Bell House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this craft, great for adults and families with children 6 and up! Beginner: No Sewing Experience Required! $5 per participant

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Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/12/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Workshop: Heart-shaped Pincushions Valentine's Day is almost here! Give an unmistakable token of affection both from the heart with a useful purpose: a heart-shaped pincushion. This common accessory is inspired by surviving 18th-century examples and will teach you all the basics of hand-sewing. Drop in the John Bell House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this craft, great for adults and families with children 6 and up! Beginner: No Sewing Experience Required! $5 per participant First State Heritage Park

Saturday, February 12 at 10:00 AM

Winter Invasives Walk- Hidden Pond Trail at Brandywine Creek State Park

Bright against the pale winter landscape, the invasive plants are visible. Join the naturalists for a hike around the Hidden Pond Trail as we discuss invasive plants and their damage to our ecosystem. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free

Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/12/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Winter Invasives Walk- Hidden Pond Trail Bright against the pale winter landscape, the invasive plants are visible. Join the naturalists for a hike around the Hidden Pond Trail as we discuss invasive plants and their damage to our ecosystem. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, February 12 at 10:00 AM

Walking Tour at Fort DuPont State Park

Join a park historian for a leisurely stroll and discover the history, architecture and community of this old military post, including the theater, gymnasium, guardhouse, barracks and officer housing. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this one-hour tour. Meeting place will be the parking lot at the river end of Old Battery Lane.

Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/12/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Walking Tour Join a park historian for a leisurely stroll and discover the history, architecture and community of this old military post, including the theater, gymnasium, guardhouse, barracks and officer housing. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this one-hour tour. Meeting place will be the parking lot at the river end of Old Battery Lane. Fort DuPont State Park

Saturday, February 12 at 10:00 AM

Naturalist Led Hike at White Clay Creek State Park

New to the park? Ready to find a new favorite trail? Then join the park naturalist on this series to explore trails and discover nature in White Clay Creek State Park. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Pre-registration required, call 302-368-6900 by Friday at 3 p.m. Free

Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/12/2022 11:15:00 PM America/New_York Naturalist Led Hike New to the park? Ready to find a new favorite trail? Then join the park naturalist on this series to explore trails and discover nature in White Clay Creek State Park. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Pre-registration required, call 302-368-6900 by Friday at 3 p.m. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, February 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/12/2022 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, February 12 at 11:30 AM

Virtual Science Cubs (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available).

Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 11:30:00 AM 2/12/2022 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Science Cubs (Saturdays) Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available). Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, February 12 at 1:00 PM

Skull Detectives at Killens Pond State Park

Do you have what it takes to know whose skull is whose? Join the nature center staff to learn the basics of skull anatomy and then put your skills to the test! For ages 5 and older with an adult. Program will meet at the nature center. Pre-registration required. Online registration closes 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/12/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Skull Detectives Do you have what it takes to know whose skull is whose? Join the nature center staff to learn the basics of skull anatomy and then put your skills to the test! For ages 5 and older with an adult. Program will meet at the nature center. Pre-registration required. Online registration closes 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, February 12 at 1:00 PM

Three Square Meals at Trap Pond State Park

Tour some original Civilian Conservation Corps structures at Trap Pond State Park. Learn how these young men impacted the state and the nation. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free

Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/12/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Three Square Meals Tour some original Civilian Conservation Corps structures at Trap Pond State Park. Learn how these young men impacted the state and the nation. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, February 12 at 2:00 PM

Winter Invasives Walk- Hidden Pond Trail at Brandywine Creek State Park

Bright against the pale winter landscape, the invasive plants are visible. Join the naturalists for a hike around the Hidden Pond Trail as we discuss invasive plants and their damage to our ecosystem. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free

Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 2:00:00 PM 2/12/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Invasives Walk- Hidden Pond Trail Bright against the pale winter landscape, the invasive plants are visible. Join the naturalists for a hike around the Hidden Pond Trail as we discuss invasive plants and their damage to our ecosystem. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, February 12 at 4:00 PM

History Wagon Ride at Trap Pond State Park

Our wagon is pulled by a blue Ford tractor. Past residents didn't have it as easy. Learn about the park's past people and history alongside a warm fire after the ride. $6 for adults, $3 for children under 13

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Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 4:00:00 PM 2/12/2022 5:00:00 PM America/New_York History Wagon Ride Our wagon is pulled by a blue Ford tractor. Past residents didn't have it as easy. Learn about the park's past people and history alongside a warm fire after the ride. $6 for adults, $3 for children under 13 Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, February 12 at 5:00 PM

Valentine Hike and Campfire at Lums Pond State Park

Grab a loved one and join us on a guided tour of the park at sunset. Afterwards, you can bundle up by a cozy campfire. Each registration receives a packet with supplies for two s'mores. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6989. $8 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 5:00:00 PM 2/12/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Valentine Hike and Campfire Grab a loved one and join us on a guided tour of the park at sunset. Afterwards, you can bundle up by a cozy campfire. Each registration receives a packet with supplies for two s'mores. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6989. $8 per person Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, February 12 at 5:30 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 5:30:00 PM 2/12/2022 6:30:00 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Sunday, February 13 at 11:00 AM

Love Birds and Bird Lovers Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Calling the love birds and bird lovers! Come take a relaxing hike through the park and learn about the romantic folkloric tie that birds have to Valentine's Day. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free

Add to Calendar 2/13/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/13/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Love Birds and Bird Lovers Hike Calling the love birds and bird lovers! Come take a relaxing hike through the park and learn about the romantic folkloric tie that birds have to Valentine's Day. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, February 14 at 10:00 AM

Walk it Off at Bellevue State Park

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free

Add to Calendar 2/14/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/17/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk it Off Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, February 15 at 9:00 AM

Winter Bird Walks at Cape Henlopen State Park

Don't let the cold weather freeze your bird watching. Join us once a month as we search the park for winter birds. All birding abilities welcome (we even have binoculars to borrow). Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. For ages 10 and older with an adult.Call 302-645-6852 for more information and to register. Free

Add to Calendar 2/15/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/15/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Winter Bird Walks Don't let the cold weather freeze your bird watching. Join us once a month as we search the park for winter birds. All birding abilities welcome (we even have binoculars to borrow). Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. For ages 10 and older with an adult.Call 302-645-6852 for more information and to register. Free Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, February 15 at 1:00 PM

Eco-Explorers: Food Chains at Killens Pond State Park

What brings everything and everyone together? Food! Discover how the natural world is connected through food chains. Program will be held on the nature center deck. Pre-registration is mandatory for all homeschool programs. Ages 6 -12. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per student

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Add to Calendar 2/15/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/15/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Eco-Explorers: Food Chains What brings everything and everyone together? Food! Discover how the natural world is connected through food chains. Program will be held on the nature center deck. Pre-registration is mandatory for all homeschool programs. Ages 6 -12. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per student Killens Pond State Park

Wednesday, February 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/16/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/16/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, February 16 at 9:15 AM

Winter Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child.

Add to Calendar 2/16/2022 9:15:00 AM 2/16/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Winter Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, February 16 at 10:00 AM

Coffee, Tea and Pastries with Sides of History and Nature at Bellevue State Park

Join our naturalists on the Arts Center patio for coffee or tea while we discuss Bellevue's history and nature. After, enjoy a stroll through the park to visit different historic and natural sites. Weather Permitting. Register online or call 302-761-6963. Meet on the Arts Center Patio $8 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/16/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/16/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Coffee, Tea and Pastries with Sides of History and Nature Join our naturalists on the Arts Center patio for coffee or tea while we discuss Bellevue's history and nature. After, enjoy a stroll through the park to visit different historic and natural sites. Weather Permitting. Register online or call 302-761-6963. Meet on the Arts Center Patio $8 per person Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, February 16 at 11:00 AM

Seaside History Hike at Fort Miles Historical Area

Bring your walking shoes as a park historian leads you across the sandy trail towards the Delaware Bay. See World War II relics, uncover the Delaware Breakwater Quarantine Station and hear tales of pirates. Tours meet at the Seaside Nature Center. Dress for the weather. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 15.Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/16/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/16/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Seaside History Hike Bring your walking shoes as a park historian leads you across the sandy trail towards the Delaware Bay. See World War II relics, uncover the Delaware Breakwater Quarantine Station and hear tales of pirates. Tours meet at the Seaside Nature Center. Dress for the weather. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 15.Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $3 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, February 16 at 5:00 PM

Indoor Seed Starting at Trap Pond State Park

Get your seeds started indoors for a jump start on the growing season.Starting flats, media and a variety of seeds will be provided along with instruction. Feel free to bring your own favorite seeds for a customized garden. $12 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/16/2022 5:00:00 PM 2/16/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Indoor Seed Starting Get your seeds started indoors for a jump start on the growing season.Starting flats, media and a variety of seeds will be provided along with instruction. Feel free to bring your own favorite seeds for a customized garden. $12 per person Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, February 16 at 6:00 PM

Webinar Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

Join park staff virtually, in welcoming a different guest speaker each Wednesday evening in January and February. Lectures will cover a variety of local environmental and heritage topics. To log into the webinar please use the following link: https://stateofdelaware.webex.com/webappng/sites/stateofdelaware/meeting/download/8cbdedca0bac4f1abc67f40e4495d59a?siteurl=stateofdelaware&MTID=m7f2d5d622653d24ef117e126f445f8e6. Free

Add to Calendar 2/16/2022 6:00:00 PM 2/16/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Webinar Series Join park staff virtually, in welcoming a different guest speaker each Wednesday evening in January and February. Lectures will cover a variety of local environmental and heritage topics. To log into the webinar please use the following link: https://stateofdelaware.webex.com/webappng/sites/stateofdelaware/meeting/download/8cbdedca0bac4f1abc67f40e4495d59a?siteurl=stateofdelaware&MTID=m7f2d5d622653d24ef117e126f445f8e6. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, February 16 at 6:30 PM

Full Snow Moon HIke at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join the 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 why we call it the Snow Moon. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program, after that call 302-655-5740 to register (if spaces are available). $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/16/2022 6:30:00 PM 2/16/2022 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Snow Moon HIke Join the 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 why we call it the Snow Moon. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program, after that call 302-655-5740 to register (if spaces are available). $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Wednesday, February 16 at 6:30 PM

Winter Tavern Tales: The Delaware Continentals at Alapocas Run State Park

Join Ryan Schwartz from First State Heritage Park and discover how the tiny Delaware State was born amidst the fires of Revolution. Its legacy in the conflict was forged by the soldiers of the Delaware Regiment. Trace this distinguished regiment’s saga of courage and sacrifice and discover why their memory has left such a lasting impact on the First State today. Free

Add to Calendar 2/16/2022 6:30:00 PM 2/16/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Tavern Tales: The Delaware Continentals Join Ryan Schwartz from First State Heritage Park and discover how the tiny Delaware State was born amidst the fires of Revolution. Its legacy in the conflict was forged by the soldiers of the Delaware Regiment. Trace this distinguished regiment’s saga of courage and sacrifice and discover why their memory has left such a lasting impact on the First State today. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, February 16 at 7:00 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 2/16/2022 7:00:00 PM 2/16/2022 8:00:00 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, February 17 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/17/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/17/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, February 17 at 11:30 AM

Virtual Science Cubs (Thursdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available).

Add to Calendar 2/17/2022 11:30:00 AM 2/17/2022 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Science Cubs (Thursdays) Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available). Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, February 17 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 2/17/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/17/2022 2:30:00 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, February 17 at 2:00 PM

Draw Knife Hiking Staffs at Trap Pond State Park

Learn to use a draw knife and shave horse to safely fashion your own personalized hiking staff. This program is ideal for ages 12 and up. $8 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/17/2022 2:00:00 PM 2/17/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Draw Knife Hiking Staffs Learn to use a draw knife and shave horse to safely fashion your own personalized hiking staff. This program is ideal for ages 12 and up. $8 per person Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, February 17 at 5:00 PM

Winter Stargazing at Trap Pond State Park

Join us at Cypress Point for an evening of stargazing. Binoculars will be provided, but feel free to bring your own optics, including telescopes. A park naturalist will be onsite to point out some of the more interesting celestial bodies. Cypress Point gate will be open for access until 10 pm. Gate will be locked promptly at 10:15 pm. Call the Nature Center at 302-875-5163 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 2/17/2022 5:00:00 PM 2/17/2022 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Stargazing Join us at Cypress Point for an evening of stargazing. Binoculars will be provided, but feel free to bring your own optics, including telescopes. A park naturalist will be onsite to point out some of the more interesting celestial bodies. Cypress Point gate will be open for access until 10 pm. Gate will be locked promptly at 10:15 pm. Call the Nature Center at 302-875-5163 to register. Free Trap Pond State Park

Friday, February 18 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/18/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/18/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Friday, February 18 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/18/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/18/2022 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, February 18 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 2/18/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/18/2022 2:30:00 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, February 18 at 6:00 PM

Summer Day Camp Open House at Killens Pond State Park

Come tour the Killens Pond Nature Center, home of Killens Pond Day Camps. Ask questions and learn what day camp at Killens Pond is all about! You may complete camp registration at this event. This is a 2 hour drop in event. Enter the park through the special events gate. Call 302-284-4299 for more information.

Add to Calendar 2/18/2022 6:00:00 PM 2/18/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Day Camp Open House Come tour the Killens Pond Nature Center, home of Killens Pond Day Camps. Ask questions and learn what day camp at Killens Pond is all about! You may complete camp registration at this event. This is a 2 hour drop in event. Enter the park through the special events gate. Call 302-284-4299 for more information. Killens Pond State Park

Friday, February 18 at 6:30 PM

Snow Moon Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Hike the park as the sun sets and the full moon of February (called the Snow Moon) rises. Find out what animals come out on winter nights and how they adapt. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/18/2022 6:30:00 PM 2/18/2022 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Snow Moon Hike Hike the park as the sun sets and the full moon of February (called the Snow Moon) rises. Find out what animals come out on winter nights and how they adapt. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, February 19 at 9:00 AM

Basket Weaving at Alapocas Run State Park

Learn traditional weaving techniques with master basket weaver Joan Betzold. It is February and in honor of that, this spectacular heart shaped basket was designed by the Shakers. It looks much more challenging than it is and is quite sturdy, despite its delicate appearance. It is a show-stopper hung on the wall or to serve goodies in!! Basket materials are provided and an additional supply list will be sent upon registration. Pre-registration and payment required by noon, February 16. $60 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/19/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/19/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Basket Weaving Learn traditional weaving techniques with master basket weaver Joan Betzold. It is February and in honor of that, this spectacular heart shaped basket was designed by the Shakers. It looks much more challenging than it is and is quite sturdy, despite its delicate appearance. It is a show-stopper hung on the wall or to serve goodies in!! Basket materials are provided and an additional supply list will be sent upon registration. Pre-registration and payment required by noon, February 16. $60 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, February 19 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/19/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/19/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, February 19 at 9:15 AM

Winter Nature Explorers (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child.

Add to Calendar 2/19/2022 9:15:00 AM 2/19/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Winter Nature Explorers (Saturdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child. Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, February 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/19/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/19/2022 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, February 19 at 11:00 AM

An Introduction to the Brandywine Trail at Brandywine Creek State Park

If you are a newcomer to the park this is the hike for you! Join the naturalists for an easy beginners hike along the Brandywine Trail. Learn a bit of park history, and discover flora and fauna of the park. Mostly accessible trail, part paved and part gravel, stroller friendly. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free

Add to Calendar 2/19/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/19/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York An Introduction to the Brandywine Trail If you are a newcomer to the park this is the hike for you! Join the naturalists for an easy beginners hike along the Brandywine Trail. Learn a bit of park history, and discover flora and fauna of the park. Mostly accessible trail, part paved and part gravel, stroller friendly. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, February 19 at 11:30 AM

Virtual Science Cubs (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available).

Add to Calendar 2/19/2022 11:30:00 AM 2/19/2022 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Science Cubs (Saturdays) Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available). Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, February 19 at 1:00 PM

Whale Wallow Explorers at Lums Pond State Park

This program will explore the incredible natural world through crafts, games and science experiments. For children ages 6 - 9. Pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6989. $5 per child, free for adults

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Add to Calendar 2/19/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/19/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Whale Wallow Explorers This program will explore the incredible natural world through crafts, games and science experiments. For children ages 6 - 9. Pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6989. $5 per child, free for adults Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, February 19 at 1:00 PM

An Introduction to the Brandywine Trail at Brandywine Creek State Park

If you are a newcomer to the park this is the hike for you! Join the naturalists for an easy beginners hike along the Brandywine Trail. Learn a bit of park history, and discover flora and fauna of the park. Mostly accessible trail, part paved and part gravel, stroller friendly. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free

Add to Calendar 2/19/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/19/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York An Introduction to the Brandywine Trail If you are a newcomer to the park this is the hike for you! Join the naturalists for an easy beginners hike along the Brandywine Trail. Learn a bit of park history, and discover flora and fauna of the park. Mostly accessible trail, part paved and part gravel, stroller friendly. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, February 19 at 1:00 PM

American Holly Hike at Trap Pond State Park

Take a short guided hike on our American Holly Trail. Learn about the namesake tree and its importance in Delaware forests and Delaware history. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free

Add to Calendar 2/19/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/19/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York American Holly Hike Take a short guided hike on our American Holly Trail. Learn about the namesake tree and its importance in Delaware forests and Delaware history. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, February 19 at 4:00 PM

History Wagon Ride at Trap Pond State Park

Our wagon is pulled by a blue Ford tractor. Past residents didn't have it as easy. Learn about the park's past people and history alongside a warm fire after the ride. $6 for adults, $3 for children under 13

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Add to Calendar 2/19/2022 4:00:00 PM 2/19/2022 5:00:00 PM America/New_York History Wagon Ride Our wagon is pulled by a blue Ford tractor. Past residents didn't have it as easy. Learn about the park's past people and history alongside a warm fire after the ride. $6 for adults, $3 for children under 13 Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, February 20 at 11:00 AM

Lums Pond Trail Days at Lums Pond State Park

Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will be able to point out helpful tips for hiking the pond and provide information on wildlife and the history of the park. Weather permitting. For meeting location and trail length call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 2/20/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/20/2022 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Lums Pond Trail Days Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will be able to point out helpful tips for hiking the pond and provide information on wildlife and the history of the park. Weather permitting. For meeting location and trail length call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, February 20 at 1:00 PM

Winter Hiking Series at Killens Pond State Park

Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 2 miles long. Dogs on leash welcome. Starting location will vary. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to pre-register. Free

Add to Calendar 2/20/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/20/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hiking Series Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 2 miles long. Dogs on leash welcome. Starting location will vary. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to pre-register. Free Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, February 20 at 5:00 PM

Auburn Heights by Twilight at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for a twilight tour of the grounds and mansion at historic Auburn Heights! Take a guided tour through the Marshall family's lives and home by the soft glow of candlelight, every month new objects from the collection are brought out on display and new tales are told on the wrap around porch. Meet our interpreter on the front porch. Pre-registration is recommended; call our office at 302-729-4280 to reserve a spot. Parking available across the street. $10 per adult, $5 per child.

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Add to Calendar 2/20/2022 5:00:00 PM 2/20/2022 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights by Twilight Join us for a twilight tour of the grounds and mansion at historic Auburn Heights! Take a guided tour through the Marshall family's lives and home by the soft glow of candlelight, every month new objects from the collection are brought out on display and new tales are told on the wrap around porch. Meet our interpreter on the front porch. Pre-registration is recommended; call our office at 302-729-4280 to reserve a spot. Parking available across the street. $10 per adult, $5 per child. Auburn Valley State Park

Monday, February 21 at 9:00 AM

Walk it Off at Bellevue State Park

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free

Add to Calendar 2/21/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/21/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk it Off Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, February 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/23/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/23/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, February 23 at 9:15 AM

Winter Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child.

Add to Calendar 2/23/2022 9:15:00 AM 2/23/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Winter Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, February 23 at 10:00 AM

Little Adventures at Bellevue State Park

Bring your little adventurer to Bellevue for nature fun! Each session will have a different theme and include nature walks, stories and crafts. Parent attendance required, this is not a drop-off program. Ages 3 - 4. Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6963. Themes: December 1 - Birds, December 15 - Hibernation, January 12 - Night Sky, January 26 - Snowy Days, February 9 - Winter Trees, February 23 - Animal Tracks

Add to Calendar 2/23/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/23/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Adventures Bring your little adventurer to Bellevue for nature fun! Each session will have a different theme and include nature walks, stories and crafts. Parent attendance required, this is not a drop-off program. Ages 3 - 4. Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6963. Themes: December 1 - Birds, December 15 - Hibernation, January 12 - Night Sky, January 26 - Snowy Days, February 9 - Winter Trees, February 23 - Animal Tracks Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, February 23 at 4:30 PM

Junior Adventures at Bellevue State Park

Junior Adventurers will shadow our naturalists, exploring the park to learn all there is to know! Each week will bring something new and include time for crafts, stories and games. Drop-off program. Ages 5 - 7. Registration ends 48 hours prior to the program. $10 per child

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Add to Calendar 2/23/2022 4:30:00 PM 2/23/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Junior Adventures Junior Adventurers will shadow our naturalists, exploring the park to learn all there is to know! Each week will bring something new and include time for crafts, stories and games. Drop-off program. Ages 5 - 7. Registration ends 48 hours prior to the program. $10 per child Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, February 23 at 5:00 PM

Indoor Seed Starting at Trap Pond State Park

Get your seeds started indoors for a jump start on the growing season. Starting flats, media and a variety of seeds will be provided along with instruction. Feel free to bring your own favorite seeds for a customized garden. $12 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/23/2022 5:00:00 PM 2/23/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Indoor Seed Starting Get your seeds started indoors for a jump start on the growing season. Starting flats, media and a variety of seeds will be provided along with instruction. Feel free to bring your own favorite seeds for a customized garden. $12 per person Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, February 23 at 5:00 PM

Sand Pounders: Coast Guard Beach Patrols in World War II at Fort Miles Historical Area

Join a park historian portraying a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Beach Patrol and explore the service's lesser-known role of patrolling the nation's coastline. From defending against saboteurs to rescuing submarine attack survivors, the Coast Guard was an important part of Fort Miles. For ages 7 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program meets at the fishing pier pavilion; dress for the weather. Free

Add to Calendar 2/23/2022 5:00:00 PM 2/23/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Sand Pounders: Coast Guard Beach Patrols in World War II Join a park historian portraying a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Beach Patrol and explore the service's lesser-known role of patrolling the nation's coastline. From defending against saboteurs to rescuing submarine attack survivors, the Coast Guard was an important part of Fort Miles. For ages 7 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program meets at the fishing pier pavilion; dress for the weather. Free Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, February 23 at 6:00 PM

Art in Action at Alapocas Run State Park

Postage Stamp Sized Plein Air: Join local artist and naturalist Becca Roberts for a miniature lesson on plein air painting! Using delicate watercolor techniques and an observative eye; create a tiny impression of the Brandywine Valley landscape. Supplies provided. Pre-registration and payment required by noon, February 21. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/23/2022 6:00:00 PM 2/23/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Art in Action Postage Stamp Sized Plein Air: Join local artist and naturalist Becca Roberts for a miniature lesson on plein air painting! Using delicate watercolor techniques and an observative eye; create a tiny impression of the Brandywine Valley landscape. Supplies provided. Pre-registration and payment required by noon, February 21. $5 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, February 23 at 6:00 PM

Webinar Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

Join park staff virtually, in welcoming a different guest speaker each Wednesday evening in January and February. Lectures will cover a variety of local environmental and heritage topics. To log into the webinar please use the following link: https://stateofdelaware.webex.com/webappng/sites/stateofdelaware/meeting/download/8cbdedca0bac4f1abc67f40e4495d59a?siteurl=stateofdelaware&MTID=m7f2d5d622653d24ef117e126f445f8e6. Free

Add to Calendar 2/23/2022 6:00:00 PM 2/23/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Webinar Series Join park staff virtually, in welcoming a different guest speaker each Wednesday evening in January and February. Lectures will cover a variety of local environmental and heritage topics. To log into the webinar please use the following link: https://stateofdelaware.webex.com/webappng/sites/stateofdelaware/meeting/download/8cbdedca0bac4f1abc67f40e4495d59a?siteurl=stateofdelaware&MTID=m7f2d5d622653d24ef117e126f445f8e6. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, February 24 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/24/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/24/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, February 24 at 11:30 AM

Virtual Science Cubs (Thursdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available).

Add to Calendar 2/24/2022 11:30:00 AM 2/24/2022 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Science Cubs (Thursdays) Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available). Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, February 24 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 2/24/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/24/2022 2:30:00 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, February 25 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/25/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/25/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Friday, February 25 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 2/25/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/25/2022 11:30:00 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

Friday, February 25 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/25/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/25/2022 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, February 25 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 2/25/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/25/2022 2:30:00 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

Saturday, February 26 at 6:45 AM

Daybreak Birding at Trap Pond State Park

One of the best times to view Trap's winter waterfowl is before the sun hits the horizon. On these select days we will open the main parking area gate at 6:45 am. Look for the naturalists lantern at the edge of the pond for information on our wonderful winter birds. Free

Add to Calendar 2/26/2022 6:45:00 AM 2/26/2022 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daybreak Birding One of the best times to view Trap's winter waterfowl is before the sun hits the horizon. On these select days we will open the main parking area gate at 6:45 am. Look for the naturalists lantern at the edge of the pond for information on our wonderful winter birds. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, February 26 at 9:00 AM

Beach Driving Clinic at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then, follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/26/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/26/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then, follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, February 26 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar 2/26/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/26/2022 3:30:00 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 hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, February 26 at 9:00 AM

Intro to Birding at White Clay Creek State Park

Join the park naturalist to learn about birds in the winter! Learn about local birds, observe the feeders at the Nature Center and go on a short hike. Pre-registration required by 3 p.m. on Friday 302-368-6900. Free

Add to Calendar 2/26/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/26/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Intro to Birding Join the park naturalist to learn about birds in the winter! Learn about local birds, observe the feeders at the Nature Center and go on a short hike. Pre-registration required by 3 p.m. on Friday 302-368-6900. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, February 26 at 9:15 AM

Winter Nature Explorers (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child.

Add to Calendar 2/26/2022 9:15:00 AM 2/26/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Winter Nature Explorers (Saturdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child. Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, February 26 at 10:00 AM

Seals at the Beach at Cape Henlopen State Park

Stranded or just hanging out? Find out which species you may see and what these marine mammals are doing on our coast in the winter. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/26/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/26/2022 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Seals at the Beach Stranded or just hanging out? Find out which species you may see and what these marine mammals are doing on our coast in the winter. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, February 26 at 10:00 AM

The Bridge Trolls at Auburn Valley State Park

The Bridge Troll Reading Program is a new outdoor reading program encouraging children to make connections between concepts in stories with the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, small hands-on crafts and an activity to get kids up and moving around! On fair-weather days the children will meet by one of our historic bridges and have a picnic blanket story time with our interpreter, and on wet or snowy days we will gather at our pavilion on Yorklyn road. Park in the Paper mill parking lot at Benge Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-729-4280 for more information. Parents free, only purchase tickets for children attending. $4 per child

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Add to Calendar 2/26/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/26/2022 11:15:00 AM America/New_York The Bridge Trolls The Bridge Troll Reading Program is a new outdoor reading program encouraging children to make connections between concepts in stories with the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, small hands-on crafts and an activity to get kids up and moving around! On fair-weather days the children will meet by one of our historic bridges and have a picnic blanket story time with our interpreter, and on wet or snowy days we will gather at our pavilion on Yorklyn road. Park in the Paper mill parking lot at Benge Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-729-4280 for more information. Parents free, only purchase tickets for children attending. $4 per child Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, February 26 at 10:00 AM

Historic Town Tour at Port Penn Interpretive Center

Port Penn is a fascinating town full of fascinating architecture! The town still retains much of its 18th and 19th-century character. Join a park historian for this tour to learn about the interesting architectural features of the town, and the amazing people who make up its past. Meeting place will be at the Interpretive Center. Free

Add to Calendar 2/26/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/26/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic Town Tour Port Penn is a fascinating town full of fascinating architecture! The town still retains much of its 18th and 19th-century character. Join a park historian for this tour to learn about the interesting architectural features of the town, and the amazing people who make up its past. Meeting place will be at the Interpretive Center. Free Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, February 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 2/26/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/26/2022 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, February 26 at 11:00 AM

Blue Bird Monitoring Trail at Brandywine Creek State Park

Learn about volunteering on our Blue Bird Trail Team. We will walk the trail, clean out the boxes for spring nesting season and learn about the Eastern Blue Bird along the way. If interested, you can learn how to sign up for nest box monitoring for the season. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free

Add to Calendar 2/26/2022 11:00:00 AM 2/26/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Blue Bird Monitoring Trail Learn about volunteering on our Blue Bird Trail Team. We will walk the trail, clean out the boxes for spring nesting season and learn about the Eastern Blue Bird along the way. If interested, you can learn how to sign up for nest box monitoring for the season. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, February 26 at 11:30 AM

Virtual Science Cubs (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available).

Add to Calendar 2/26/2022 11:30:00 AM 2/26/2022 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Science Cubs (Saturdays) Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available). Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

Blue Bird Monitoring Trail at Brandywine Creek State Park

Learn about volunteering on our Blue Bird Trail Team. We will walk the trail, clean out the boxes for spring nesting season and learn about the Eastern Blue Bird along the way. If interested, you can learn how to sign up for nest box monitoring for the season. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free

Add to Calendar 2/26/2022 1:00:00 PM 2/26/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Blue Bird Monitoring Trail Learn about volunteering on our Blue Bird Trail Team. We will walk the trail, clean out the boxes for spring nesting season and learn about the Eastern Blue Bird along the way. If interested, you can learn how to sign up for nest box monitoring for the season. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, February 26 at 2:00 PM

Delaware Bats at Killens Pond State Park

Bats are one of the most mysterious and least understood groups of mammals. Discover the bats of Delaware: the species we have, how to attract or safely evict them, and how to prevent the spread of White-Nose Syndrome. You will also find out what the state is doing for bats and how you can help! This program will be presented by Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife. Meet at the nature center. Free

Add to Calendar 2/26/2022 2:00:00 PM 2/26/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Delaware Bats Bats are one of the most mysterious and least understood groups of mammals. Discover the bats of Delaware: the species we have, how to attract or safely evict them, and how to prevent the spread of White-Nose Syndrome. You will also find out what the state is doing for bats and how you can help! This program will be presented by Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife. Meet at the nature center. Free Killens Pond State Park

Monday, February 28 at 9:00 AM

Walk it Off at Bellevue State Park

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free

Add to Calendar 2/28/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/28/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk it Off Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free Bellevue State Park

Monday, February 28 at 7:00 PM

Intro to Fly Fishing at White Clay Creek State Park

Bring any equipment you have and join Ed O'Donnell and Sam Palermo of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park and learn the basics of fly fishing on day one and fly tying on day two. Must pre-register by the Friday before the program by calling the park office 302-368-6900. Space is limited. Free

Add to Calendar 2/28/2022 7:00:00 PM 2/28/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Intro to Fly Fishing Bring any equipment you have and join Ed O'Donnell and Sam Palermo of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park and learn the basics of fly fishing on day one and fly tying on day two. Must pre-register by the Friday before the program by calling the park office 302-368-6900. Space is limited. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, March 02 at 9:15 AM

Winter Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child.

Add to Calendar 3/2/2022 9:15:00 AM 3/2/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Winter Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child. Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, March 03 at 11:30 AM

Virtual Science Cubs (Thursdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available).

Add to Calendar 3/3/2022 11:30:00 AM 3/3/2022 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Science Cubs (Thursdays) Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available). Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, March 03 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 3/3/2022 1:00:00 PM 3/3/2022 2:30:00 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, March 04 at 9:00 AM

GOAT: Go Out and Tour Winter Bike Series at Auburn Valley State Park

Auburn Valley State Park's extra-wide paved trails were created for historic steam cars and cyclists alike. Each month, bring your bike for a leisurely ride on one of our trails. Join us at the Oversee Farm Trail and enjoy the fresh winter air. The paved trails are sloped and easy to ride along as you travel around the historic piece of farmland and learn the history of the 19th century farm and barn. The bike tour will stop periodically at local destinations so visitors can walk around, take pictures and hear more about the area. If you have never been to Auburn Valley this is the best way to get to know our Park! Walk ups welcome but feel free to call 302-729-4280 to register. Meet at the Oversee Farm Parking Lot on Snuff Mill Road. Free

Add to Calendar 3/4/2022 9:00:00 AM 3/4/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York GOAT: Go Out and Tour Winter Bike Series Auburn Valley State Park's extra-wide paved trails were created for historic steam cars and cyclists alike. Each month, bring your bike for a leisurely ride on one of our trails. Join us at the Oversee Farm Trail and enjoy the fresh winter air. The paved trails are sloped and easy to ride along as you travel around the historic piece of farmland and learn the history of the 19th century farm and barn. The bike tour will stop periodically at local destinations so visitors can walk around, take pictures and hear more about the area. If you have never been to Auburn Valley this is the best way to get to know our Park! Walk ups welcome but feel free to call 302-729-4280 to register. Meet at the Oversee Farm Parking Lot on Snuff Mill Road. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, March 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 3/4/2022 1:00:00 PM 3/4/2022 2:30:00 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

Saturday, March 05 at 9:15 AM

Winter Nature Explorers (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child.

Add to Calendar 3/5/2022 9:15:00 AM 3/5/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Winter Nature Explorers (Saturdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals in winter? 3 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week series about animals, habitats and nature play! Each 45-minute class will include singing, a storybook and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Saturday 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.” Entire series - $75 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $40 for each additional child; $60 DZS Members (one caregiver and one child), $25 for each additional child. Individual classes: $16 Non-member (one caregiver and one child), $9 each additional child; $13 DZS (one caregiver and one child), $6 each additional child. Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, March 05 at 11:30 AM

Virtual Science Cubs (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available).

Add to Calendar 3/5/2022 11:30:00 AM 3/5/2022 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Science Cubs (Saturdays) Calling all 3 to 6 year old animal lovers! Join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town as we learn about animals in winter. In this 5-week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Fee: $85 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $100 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by January 24, 2022 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after January 24, we can’t guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available). Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, March 06 at 1:00 PM

Winter Hiking Series at Killens Pond State Park

Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 2.5 miles long. Dogs on leash welcome. Starting location will vary. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to pre-register. Free

Add to Calendar 3/6/2022 1:00:00 PM 3/6/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hiking Series Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 2.5 miles long. Dogs on leash welcome. Starting location will vary. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to pre-register. Free Killens Pond State Park

Monday, March 07 at 7:00 PM

Intro to Fly Tying at White Clay Creek State Park

Bring any equipment you have and join Ed O'Donnell and Sam Palermo of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park and learn the basics of fly fishing on day one and fly tying on day two. Must pre-register by the Friday before the program by calling the park office 302-368-6900. Space is limited. Free

Add to Calendar 3/7/2022 7:00:00 PM 3/7/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Intro to Fly Tying Bring any equipment you have and join Ed O'Donnell and Sam Palermo of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park and learn the basics of fly fishing on day one and fly tying on day two. Must pre-register by the Friday before the program by calling the park office 302-368-6900. Space is limited. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Thursday, March 10 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 3/10/2022 1:00:00 PM 3/10/2022 2:30:00 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, March 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 3/11/2022 1:00:00 PM 3/11/2022 2:30:00 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

Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 AM

The Bridge Trolls at Auburn Valley State Park

The Bridge Troll Reading Program is a new outdoor reading program encouraging children to make connections between concepts in stories with the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, small hands-on crafts and an activity to get kids up and moving around! On fair-weather days the children will meet by one of our historic bridges and have a picnic blanket story time with our interpreter, and on wet or snowy days we will gather at our pavilion on Yorklyn road. Park in the Paper mill parking lot at Benge Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-729-4280 for more information. Parents free, only purchase tickets for children attending. $4 per child

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Add to Calendar 3/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 3/12/2022 11:15:00 AM America/New_York The Bridge Trolls The Bridge Troll Reading Program is a new outdoor reading program encouraging children to make connections between concepts in stories with the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, small hands-on crafts and an activity to get kids up and moving around! On fair-weather days the children will meet by one of our historic bridges and have a picnic blanket story time with our interpreter, and on wet or snowy days we will gather at our pavilion on Yorklyn road. Park in the Paper mill parking lot at Benge Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-729-4280 for more information. Parents free, only purchase tickets for children attending. $4 per child Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 AM

Sap to Syrup at Bellevue State Park

Learn all about tree sap and how syrup is made from it first hand! You'll get to tap a tree and enjoy a special syrup-tasting. Appropriate for all ages. Register by COB on March 10. Register online or by calling 302-761-6963 $15

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Add to Calendar 3/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 3/12/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Sap to Syrup Learn all about tree sap and how syrup is made from it first hand! You'll get to tap a tree and enjoy a special syrup-tasting. Appropriate for all ages. Register by COB on March 10. Register online or by calling 302-761-6963 $15 Bellevue State Park

Saturday, March 12 at 1:00 PM

Sap to Syrup at Bellevue State Park

Learn all about tree sap and how syrup is made from it first hand! You'll get to tap a tree and enjoy a special syrup-tasting. Appropriate for all ages. Register by COB on March 10. Register online or by calling 302-761-6963 $15

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Add to Calendar 3/12/2022 1:00:00 PM 3/12/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sap to Syrup Learn all about tree sap and how syrup is made from it first hand! You'll get to tap a tree and enjoy a special syrup-tasting. Appropriate for all ages. Register by COB on March 10. Register online or by calling 302-761-6963 $15 Bellevue State Park

Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 PM

Grow a Living Bird Feeder at Killens Pond State Park

Each year during spring and fall migration, up to 4 billion birds fill the skies over the United States. Each needs food to complete their journey. Learn how your yard or garden can be used to grow a living bird feeder that attracts these amazing birds and helps them succeed in their migration. This talk includes a discussion of species diversity, seasonality, garden design elements and the importance of your property in a regional context. This program will be presented by a member of the Delaware Ornithological Society. Program will be held at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to pre-register. Free

Add to Calendar 3/12/2022 2:00:00 PM 3/12/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Grow a Living Bird Feeder Each year during spring and fall migration, up to 4 billion birds fill the skies over the United States. Each needs food to complete their journey. Learn how your yard or garden can be used to grow a living bird feeder that attracts these amazing birds and helps them succeed in their migration. This talk includes a discussion of species diversity, seasonality, garden design elements and the importance of your property in a regional context. This program will be presented by a member of the Delaware Ornithological Society. Program will be held at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to pre-register. Free Killens Pond State Park

Thursday, March 17 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 3/17/2022 1:00:00 PM 3/17/2022 2:30:00 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, March 18 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 3/18/2022 1:00:00 PM 3/18/2022 2:30:00 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

Sunday, March 20 at 1:00 PM

Winter Hiking Series at Killens Pond State Park

Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 3.1 miles long - a full 5K! Dogs on leash welcome. Starting location will vary. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to pre-register. Free

Add to Calendar 3/20/2022 1:00:00 PM 3/20/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hiking Series Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 3.1 miles long - a full 5K! Dogs on leash welcome. Starting location will vary. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to pre-register. Free Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, March 20 at 6:45 PM

Auburn Heights by Twilight at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for a twilight tour of the grounds and mansion at historic Auburn Heights! Take a guided tour through the Marshall family's lives and home by the soft glow of candlelight, every month new objects from the collection are brought out on display and new tales are told on the wrap around porch. Meet our interpreter on the front porch. Pre-registration is recommended; call our office at 302-729-4280 to reserve a spot. Parking available across the street. $10 per adult, $5 per child.

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Add to Calendar 3/20/2022 6:45:00 PM 3/20/2022 8:15:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights by Twilight Join us for a twilight tour of the grounds and mansion at historic Auburn Heights! Take a guided tour through the Marshall family's lives and home by the soft glow of candlelight, every month new objects from the collection are brought out on display and new tales are told on the wrap around porch. Meet our interpreter on the front porch. Pre-registration is recommended; call our office at 302-729-4280 to reserve a spot. Parking available across the street. $10 per adult, $5 per child. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, March 24 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 3/24/2022 1:00:00 PM 3/24/2022 2:30:00 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, March 25 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 3/25/2022 10:00:00 AM 3/25/2022 11:30:00 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

Friday, March 25 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 3/25/2022 1:00:00 PM 3/25/2022 2:30:00 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, March 25 at 7:00 PM

Murder at the Mansion at White Clay Creek State Park

The year is 1925, and you're headed to the hippest night club in Newark! Our speakeasy is known as the Judge's Joint, and it's owned by ""Shifty"" S. Capades. However, Shifty won't be joining—he's down for the count. It's up to you to solve the mystery. Refreshments provided. $25 per person

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Add to Calendar 3/25/2022 7:00:00 PM 3/25/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Murder at the Mansion The year is 1925, and you're headed to the hippest night club in Newark! Our speakeasy is known as the Judge's Joint, and it's owned by ""Shifty"" S. Capades. However, Shifty won't be joining—he's down for the count. It's up to you to solve the mystery. Refreshments provided. $25 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, March 26 at 10:00 AM

The Bridge Trolls at Auburn Valley State Park

The Bridge Troll Reading Program is a new outdoor reading program encouraging children to make connections between concepts in stories with the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, small hands-on crafts and an activity to get kids up and moving around! On fair-weather days the children will meet by one of our historic bridges and have a picnic blanket story time with our interpreter, and on wet or snowy days we will gather at our pavilion on Yorklyn road. Park in the Paper mill parking lot at Benge Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-729-4280 for more information. Parents free, only purchase tickets for children attending. $4 per child

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Add to Calendar 3/26/2022 10:00:00 AM 3/26/2022 11:15:00 AM America/New_York The Bridge Trolls The Bridge Troll Reading Program is a new outdoor reading program encouraging children to make connections between concepts in stories with the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, small hands-on crafts and an activity to get kids up and moving around! On fair-weather days the children will meet by one of our historic bridges and have a picnic blanket story time with our interpreter, and on wet or snowy days we will gather at our pavilion on Yorklyn road. Park in the Paper mill parking lot at Benge Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-729-4280 for more information. Parents free, only purchase tickets for children attending. $4 per child Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 PM

Murder at the Mansion at White Clay Creek State Park

The year is 1925, and you're headed to the hippest night club in Newark! Our speakeasy is known as the Judge's Joint, and it's owned by ""Shifty"" S. Capades. However, Shifty won't be joining—he's down for the count. It's up to you to solve the mystery. Refreshments provided. $25 per person

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Add to Calendar 3/26/2022 7:00:00 PM 3/26/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Murder at the Mansion The year is 1925, and you're headed to the hippest night club in Newark! Our speakeasy is known as the Judge's Joint, and it's owned by ""Shifty"" S. Capades. However, Shifty won't be joining—he's down for the count. It's up to you to solve the mystery. Refreshments provided. $25 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Friday, April 08 at 7:00 PM

Murder Mystery at Bellevue State Park

Play along in our popular Murder Mystery! With food, prizes, kooky characters and a chance to linger in a DuPont mansion, this night will be one to remember. Can you figure out “who done it?” Must be 18 or older. Cash bar benefitting the Friends of Bellevue for ages 21 and up. Refreshments provided by JAM Catering. Online registration ends three days prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. Register by COB March 23. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 4/8/2022 7:00:00 PM 4/8/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Murder Mystery Play along in our popular Murder Mystery! With food, prizes, kooky characters and a chance to linger in a DuPont mansion, this night will be one to remember. Can you figure out “who done it?” Must be 18 or older. Cash bar benefitting the Friends of Bellevue for ages 21 and up. Refreshments provided by JAM Catering. Online registration ends three days prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. Register by COB March 23. $35 per person Bellevue State Park

Saturday, April 09 at 7:00 PM

Murder Mystery at Bellevue State Park

Play along in our popular Murder Mystery! With food, prizes, kooky characters and a chance to linger in a DuPont mansion, this night will be one to remember. Can you figure out “who done it?” Must be 18 or older. Cash bar benefitting the Friends of Bellevue for ages 21 and up. Refreshments provided by JAM Catering. Online registration ends three days prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. Register by COB March 23. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 4/9/2022 7:00:00 PM 4/9/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Murder Mystery Play along in our popular Murder Mystery! With food, prizes, kooky characters and a chance to linger in a DuPont mansion, this night will be one to remember. Can you figure out “who done it?” Must be 18 or older. Cash bar benefitting the Friends of Bellevue for ages 21 and up. Refreshments provided by JAM Catering. Online registration ends three days prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. Register by COB March 23. $35 per person Bellevue State Park