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Covid-19 Notice

Most nature centers and interpretive centers are now open, but with limited hours and programs. For the safety of our visitors and staff, program attendees kindergarten age and older will be required to have face coverings and use them indoors and when maintaining social distancing is not possible. Rangers or park staff may require those who do not bring face masks to leave.

Anyone kindergarten age and older should wear a face covering except when doing so would inhibit the individual’s health. Children younger than kindergarten should follow the Division of Public Health recommendations for face coverings on children. Those who are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should remain home.

For more information about current operations in Delaware State Parks, visit our Covid-19 Information page.

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Thursday, October 29 at 8:00 AM

Family Pontoon Boat Tours at Trap Pond State Park

These 45-minute boat tours will take you through the northernmost Baldcypress swamp in the United States. Tours are for members of the same household/family only. Reservations can be made by stopping in or calling the nature center at 302-875-5163. Please register at least a day in advanceCost is $20 per tour for up to 8 family members.

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 8:00:00 AM 10/29/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Family Pontoon Boat Tours These 45-minute boat tours will take you through the northernmost Baldcypress swamp in the United States. Tours are for members of the same household/family only. Reservations can be made by stopping in or calling the nature center at 302-875-5163. Please register at least a day in advanceCost is $20 per tour for up to 8 family members. Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, October 29 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Walk-in Tours are now available! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green) ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 9:00:00 AM 10/29/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Walk-in Tours are now available! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green) ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, October 29 at 10:00 AM

Virtual Terrific Toddlers at Brandywine Creek State Park

Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information.

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/29/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Terrific Toddlers Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information. Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, October 29 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 11:00:00 AM 10/29/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Thursday, October 29 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 1:00:00 PM 10/29/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, October 29 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 2:00:00 PM 10/29/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Thursday, October 29 at 4:30 PM

Nature Jogging at Cape Henlopen State Park

Get some fresh air, exercise, and a new perspective on nature. Join a park interpreter as we take a 1.5 mile jog, followed by a 1.5 mile guided cool down walk back exploring nature. For ages 10 and up with an adult. Limit 10. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Free

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 4:30:00 PM 10/29/2020 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Nature Jogging Get some fresh air, exercise, and a new perspective on nature. Join a park interpreter as we take a 1.5 mile jog, followed by a 1.5 mile guided cool down walk back exploring nature. For ages 10 and up with an adult. Limit 10. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Free Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, October 29 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour of the Dover Green at First State Heritage Park

Even towns like Dover have their share of tragic and infamous stories to tell. Some stories are best told after dark! Hear forgotten stories as your guide leads you into the mists of the past by lantern light. Space is limited; call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person.

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 8:00:00 PM 10/29/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Lantern Tour of the Dover Green Even towns like Dover have their share of tragic and infamous stories to tell. Some stories are best told after dark! Hear forgotten stories as your guide leads you into the mists of the past by lantern light. Space is limited; call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. First State Heritage Park

Friday, October 30 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Walk-in Tours are now available! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green) ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 9:00:00 AM 10/30/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Walk-in Tours are now available! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green) ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Friday, October 30 at 9:00 AM

Stroll with the Superintendent at Auburn Valley State Park

Come join Auburn Valley State Parks' superintendent on this 1-mile hike down to the trolley trail. Enjoy the changing fall foliage on this historic trail hear about the exciting changes and developments coming to the park soon. Meet at the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Free

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 9:00:00 AM 10/23/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Stroll with the Superintendent Come join Auburn Valley State Parks' superintendent on this 1-mile hike down to the trolley trail. Enjoy the changing fall foliage on this historic trail hear about the exciting changes and developments coming to the park soon. Meet at the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, October 30 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 11:00:00 AM 10/30/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Friday, October 30 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 1:00:00 PM 10/30/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, October 30 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 2:00:00 PM 10/30/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Friday, October 30 at 5:00 PM

Wagon Rides at Bellevue State Park

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 5:00:00 PM 10/30/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Friday, October 30 at 6:30 PM

Hike by the Moon at Cape Henlopen State Park

Hike the park as the sun sets and the moon rises to explore what animals come out and how and why they adapt to life at night and the full moon. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Limit10. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 6:30:00 PM 10/30/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike by the Moon Hike the park as the sun sets and the moon rises to explore what animals come out and how and why they adapt to life at night and the full moon. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Limit10. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, October 30 at 7:00 PM

Park After Dark: Full Moon Friday at White Clay Creek State Park

Join the park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Must pre-register by calling the park office 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. Free

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 7:00:00 PM 10/30/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Park After Dark: Full Moon Friday Join the park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Must pre-register by calling the park office 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Friday, October 30 at 7:00 PM

Full Moon Hike: Burton Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

See Burton Island in a whole new light – moonlight! A park naturalist will lead the way around the island’s 1-mile hiking loop. Pre-registration required. $6 per person Call 302-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 7:00:00 PM 10/30/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike: Burton Island Nature Preserve See Burton Island in a whole new light – moonlight! A park naturalist will lead the way around the island’s 1-mile hiking loop. Pre-registration required. $6 per person Call 302-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, October 30 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour of the Dover Green at First State Heritage Park

Even towns like Dover have their share of tragic and infamous stories to tell. Some stories are best told after dark! Hear forgotten stories as your guide leads you into the mists of the past by lantern light. Space is limited; call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person.

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 8:00:00 PM 10/30/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Lantern Tour of the Dover Green Even towns like Dover have their share of tragic and infamous stories to tell. Some stories are best told after dark! Hear forgotten stories as your guide leads you into the mists of the past by lantern light. Space is limited; call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, October 31 at 8:00 AM

Family Pontoon Boat Tours at Trap Pond State Park

These 45-minute boat tours will take you through the northernmost Baldcypress swamp in the United States. Tours are for members of the same household/family only. Reservations can be made by stopping in or calling the nature center at 302-875-5163. Please register at least a day in advanceCost is $20 per tour for up to 8 family members.

Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 8:00:00 AM 10/31/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Family Pontoon Boat Tours These 45-minute boat tours will take you through the northernmost Baldcypress swamp in the United States. Tours are for members of the same household/family only. Reservations can be made by stopping in or calling the nature center at 302-875-5163. Please register at least a day in advanceCost is $20 per tour for up to 8 family members. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, October 31 at 9:00 AM

Sickness and Health…and the occasional Poisoning Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Walk-in Tours are now available! Each Saturday, one of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green) ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. This Saturday, explore the stories of doctors, maladies, and medical curiosities along the streets of historic Dover. Free.

Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 9:00:00 AM 10/31/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Sickness and Health…and the occasional Poisoning Walking Tour Walk-in Tours are now available! Each Saturday, one of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green) ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. This Saturday, explore the stories of doctors, maladies, and medical curiosities along the streets of historic Dover. Free. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, October 31 at 10:00 AM

Wagon Rides at Bellevue State Park

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/31/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Saturday, October 31 at 11:00 AM

Group Hayrides at Brandywine Creek State Park

Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults)

Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 11:00:00 AM 10/31/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Hayrides Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults) Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, October 31 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 11:00:00 AM 10/31/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, October 31 at 1:00 PM

Special Halloween Program: “Come, come with me to the Old Churchyard” at First State Heritage Park

Meet an interpreter at the gate of the Christ Church Burial Ground to learn more about cemeteries, mourning, their influence on pop culture, and their impact on our lives today. Space is limited, so reservations are required at 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov. $10 per person.

Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 1:00:00 PM 10/31/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Special Halloween Program: “Come, come with me to the Old Churchyard” Meet an interpreter at the gate of the Christ Church Burial Ground to learn more about cemeteries, mourning, their influence on pop culture, and their impact on our lives today. Space is limited, so reservations are required at 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov. $10 per person. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, October 31 at 1:00 PM

Wildlife Wonders with a Naturalist at Lums Pond State Park

Join the naturalist at the nature center for a program focused on all things wild and wonderful! Each program will have a different topic focused on wildlife found around the park. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Pre-Registration required, to register call the park office at 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 1:00:00 PM 10/31/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildlife Wonders with a Naturalist Join the naturalist at the nature center for a program focused on all things wild and wonderful! Each program will have a different topic focused on wildlife found around the park. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Pre-Registration required, to register call the park office at 302-368-6989. Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, October 31 at 1:00 PM

The Dark Past of the Indian River Inlet at Delaware Seashore State Park

Join a park interpreter for a guided walk over the inlet bridge. Along the way, learn about some of the “unlucky” events that have occurred in and around the inlet, dating back to the late 18th century! Pre-registration required. $6 per person Call 302-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 1:00:00 PM 10/31/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York The Dark Past of the Indian River Inlet Join a park interpreter for a guided walk over the inlet bridge. Along the way, learn about some of the “unlucky” events that have occurred in and around the inlet, dating back to the late 18th century! Pre-registration required. $6 per person Call 302-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, October 31 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 2:00:00 PM 10/31/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, October 31 at 2:00 PM

The Dark Past of the Indian River Inlet at Delaware Seashore State Park

Join a park interpreter for a guided walk over the inlet bridge. Along the way, learn about some of the “unlucky” events that have occurred in and around the inlet, dating back to the late 18th century! Pre-registration required. $6 per person Call 302-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 2:00:00 PM 10/31/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York The Dark Past of the Indian River Inlet Join a park interpreter for a guided walk over the inlet bridge. Along the way, learn about some of the “unlucky” events that have occurred in and around the inlet, dating back to the late 18th century! Pre-registration required. $6 per person Call 302-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, October 31 at 4:00 PM

Group Wagon Rides at White Clay Creek State Park

Call 302-368-6900 for available dates and times Bundle up with your family group and enjoy an old-fashioned wagon ride, followed by 45-minutes around a blazing campfire. Refreshments and skewers are not provided (no alcohol permitted). Nine Foot Road parking lot. Call to register and for new COVID-restrictions, group size is limited to max of 15. $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 4:00:00 PM 10/31/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Wagon Rides Call 302-368-6900 for available dates and times Bundle up with your family group and enjoy an old-fashioned wagon ride, followed by 45-minutes around a blazing campfire. Refreshments and skewers are not provided (no alcohol permitted). Nine Foot Road parking lot. Call to register and for new COVID-restrictions, group size is limited to max of 15. $125 per wagon White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, October 31 at 6:15 PM

Full Moon Hike at Bellevue State Park

As the Sun goes down, the Moon comes out, and for this special Blue Halloween Moon, feel free to dress up! $4 per person

Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 6:15:00 PM 10/31/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the Sun goes down, the Moon comes out, and for this special Blue Halloween Moon, feel free to dress up! $4 per person Bellevue State Park

Sunday, November 01 at 10:00 AM

Wagon Rides at Bellevue State Park

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 11/1/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/1/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Sunday, November 01 at 10:00 AM

Fall Trail Days at Lums Pond State Park

Celebrate the colorful changes that autumn brings to the hardwood forest through a naturalist led hike through one of the park's many trails. We will discuss why the leaves change their color and what happens to wildlife as the seasons change. Pre-registration is required, call 302-368-6989 to register.

Add to Calendar 11/1/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/1/2020 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Fall Trail Days Celebrate the colorful changes that autumn brings to the hardwood forest through a naturalist led hike through one of the park's many trails. We will discuss why the leaves change their color and what happens to wildlife as the seasons change. Pre-registration is required, call 302-368-6989 to register. Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, November 01 at 11:00 AM

Virtual Animal Careers Lecture Series at Brandywine Zoo

Instead of our usual, in-person Animal Careers Conference, this year we’re hosting a mini-lecture series focusing on careers working with animals. Speakers will discuss their career paths, what they do for their jobs, and there will be time for Q & A with each presenter. We’ll feature speakers who work in zoos, as wildlife biologists, veterinarians, and more. Check our website for our upcoming guest speaker list. Fee: $8, $20 for all 3 (for live participation or to purchase a recording of the lecture later)

Add to Calendar 11/1/2020 11:00:00 AM 10/4/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Animal Careers Lecture Series Instead of our usual, in-person Animal Careers Conference, this year we’re hosting a mini-lecture series focusing on careers working with animals. Speakers will discuss their career paths, what they do for their jobs, and there will be time for Q & A with each presenter. We’ll feature speakers who work in zoos, as wildlife biologists, veterinarians, and more. Check our website for our upcoming guest speaker list. Fee: $8, $20 for all 3 (for live participation or to purchase a recording of the lecture later) Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, November 01 at 11:00 AM

Group Hayrides at Brandywine Creek State Park

Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults)

Add to Calendar 11/1/2020 11:00:00 AM 11/1/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Hayrides Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults) Brandywine Creek State Park

Sunday, November 01 at 12:30 PM

Steamin' Days at Auburn Valley State Park

Advance tickets are encouraged for contactless entry. Tickets can be purchased for four socially-distanced rides on the train or cars or admission to the mansion and grounds. All tickets include entrance to the grounds and the Marshall Steam Museum. For more information about what to expect, visit auburnheights.org or call 302-239-2385. Rides ticket: $12 per adult age 13 and up, $8 per child under 13 Mansion and grounds ticket: $12 per adult age 13 and up, $6 per child and 13

Add to Calendar 11/1/2020 12:30:00 PM 11/1/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Steamin' Days Advance tickets are encouraged for contactless entry. Tickets can be purchased for four socially-distanced rides on the train or cars or admission to the mansion and grounds. All tickets include entrance to the grounds and the Marshall Steam Museum. For more information about what to expect, visit auburnheights.org or call 302-239-2385. Rides ticket: $12 per adult age 13 and up, $8 per child under 13 Mansion and grounds ticket: $12 per adult age 13 and up, $6 per child and 13 Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, November 01 at 4:00 PM

Group Wagon Rides at White Clay Creek State Park

Call 302-368-6900 for available dates and times Bundle up with your family group and enjoy an old-fashioned wagon ride, followed by 45-minutes around a blazing campfire. Refreshments and skewers are not provided (no alcohol permitted). Nine Foot Road parking lot. Call to register and for new COVID-restrictions, group size is limited to max of 15. $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 11/1/2020 4:00:00 PM 11/1/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Wagon Rides Call 302-368-6900 for available dates and times Bundle up with your family group and enjoy an old-fashioned wagon ride, followed by 45-minutes around a blazing campfire. Refreshments and skewers are not provided (no alcohol permitted). Nine Foot Road parking lot. Call to register and for new COVID-restrictions, group size is limited to max of 15. $125 per wagon White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, November 02 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off at Bellevue State Park

Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park.

Add to Calendar 11/2/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/2/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park. Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, November 04 at 10:00 AM

Wednesday Wonders at White Clay Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 11/4/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/4/2020 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Wednesday Wonders Join us for this weekly series for in-depth investigations of different nature and history topics. Week 6: WCC Wildlife Homes $8 per student or $40 for the series. Must pre-register. This program is geared to ages 6-12, drop-off program. White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, November 04 at 10:00 AM

Nature Nuggets at White Clay Creek State Park

For ages 3-5, we’ll spend about 45 minutes with the preschoolers and their adults investigating a variety of nature topics. $4 per child or $20 for 7 week series. Must pre-register.

Add to Calendar 11/4/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/4/2020 10:45:00 AM America/New_York Nature Nuggets For ages 3-5, we’ll spend about 45 minutes with the preschoolers and their adults investigating a variety of nature topics. $4 per child or $20 for 7 week series. Must pre-register. White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, November 04 at 12:00 PM

A Bridge Between Eras at Auburn Valley State Park

Come enjoy the cool fall weather and changing foliage on this 1-hour hike. Learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Free

Add to Calendar 11/4/2020 12:00:00 PM 11/4/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York A Bridge Between Eras Come enjoy the cool fall weather and changing foliage on this 1-hour hike. Learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Wednesday, November 04 at 4:00 PM

Wednesday Afternoon Hike Series: Burton Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Get out of the house mid-week and enjoy a guided hike with a park interpreter. Pre-registration required. All hikes are at 4 p.m. and are $5 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 11/4/2020 4:00:00 PM 11/4/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wednesday Afternoon Hike Series: Burton Island Nature Preserve Get out of the house mid-week and enjoy a guided hike with a park interpreter. Pre-registration required. All hikes are at 4 p.m. and are $5 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, November 05 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 11/5/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/5/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, November 05 at 10:00 AM

Sensory Hike at Bellevue State Park

Treat your sesnes as we dabble through the sights, smells and sounds of the wild.

Add to Calendar 11/5/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/5/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Sensory Hike Treat your sesnes as we dabble through the sights, smells and sounds of the wild. Bellevue State Park

Thursday, November 05 at 10:00 AM

Virtual Terrific Toddlers at Brandywine Creek State Park

Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information.

Add to Calendar 11/5/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/5/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Terrific Toddlers Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information. Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, November 05 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both

Add to Calendar 11/5/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/5/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, November 06 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 11/6/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/6/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Friday, November 06 at 9:00 AM

Wag the Trail Hike at White Clay Creek State Park

We know we have lots of furry friends that visit our park, join with your pup can enjoy an hour-long group walk through the park. Dogs must be leashed and under control by an adult hiker for the entire program. Limit 2 dogs per person. Please bring waste bags. Pre-registration required; meeting location provided upon registration. Free

Add to Calendar 11/6/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/6/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Wag the Trail Hike We know we have lots of furry friends that visit our park, join with your pup can enjoy an hour-long group walk through the park. Dogs must be leashed and under control by an adult hiker for the entire program. Limit 2 dogs per person. Please bring waste bags. Pre-registration required; meeting location provided upon registration. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Friday, November 06 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/6/2020 11:00:00 AM 11/6/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Friday, November 06 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both

Add to Calendar 11/6/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/6/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, November 06 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/6/2020 2:00:00 PM 11/6/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Friday, November 06 at 5:00 PM

Wagon Rides at Bellevue State Park

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 11/6/2020 5:00:00 PM 11/6/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Friday, November 06 at 6:30 PM

Port Penn Lantern Tour at Port Penn Interpretive Center

Visit Port Penn by lantern-light! Come hear the stories of the town and the people who built it and make it special. This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake.

Add to Calendar 11/6/2020 6:30:00 PM 11/6/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Port Penn Lantern Tour Visit Port Penn by lantern-light! Come hear the stories of the town and the people who built it and make it special. This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, November 07 at 9:00 AM

First Saturdays in the First State: Founding Figures at First State Heritage Park

Early Delaware was comprised of a tapestry of people from all walks of life, from simple tradesmen to revolutionary thinkers. This First Saturday, stop by our sites throughout the day (9 a.m. - 4 :30 p.m.) to learn more about the historic figures that forged a state and a nation. In honor of Market Fair, you won't want to miss the first of FSHP's Colonial Cast of Characters: Doc Balthazar and his Traveling Medicine Show and Matthew Ouiment, Magician! Free.

Add to Calendar 11/7/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/7/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York First Saturdays in the First State: Founding Figures Early Delaware was comprised of a tapestry of people from all walks of life, from simple tradesmen to revolutionary thinkers. This First Saturday, stop by our sites throughout the day (9 a.m. - 4 :30 p.m.) to learn more about the historic figures that forged a state and a nation. In honor of Market Fair, you won't want to miss the first of FSHP's Colonial Cast of Characters: Doc Balthazar and his Traveling Medicine Show and Matthew Ouiment, Magician! Free. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, November 07 at 9:00 AM

Reading the Beach at Cape Henlopen State Park

Ever wondered how the sandy beaches of Cape Henlopen came to be? Join us as we hike the beach and explore how water, wind, and weather shape our ever-changing coast! Wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Limit 15.$2 per person

Add to Calendar 11/7/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/7/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Reading the Beach Ever wondered how the sandy beaches of Cape Henlopen came to be? Join us as we hike the beach and explore how water, wind, and weather shape our ever-changing coast! Wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Limit 15.$2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, November 07 at 10:00 AM

Wagon Rides at Bellevue State Park

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 11/7/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/7/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Saturday, November 07 at 10:00 AM

Colors of Fall Hike at White Clay Creek State Park

Join our naturalist to explore our trails and learn a bit about the park and why leaves change colors while you’re out. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Pre-registration required; meeting location provided upon registration. Free

Add to Calendar 11/7/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/7/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Colors of Fall Hike Join our naturalist to explore our trails and learn a bit about the park and why leaves change colors while you’re out. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Pre-registration required; meeting location provided upon registration. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, November 07 at 10:00 AM

Scout Days at Brandywine Zoo

Calling all Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts! Lead your own adventure on a special self-guided tour through the zoo! Special activities just for scouts will be available on Scout Days to help you get inspired by wildlife and get a head start on earning your badges and adventures. Fee: $4 per participant. Price includes a Girl or Cub Scout level-specific activity guide and Brandywine Zoo fun patch. Admission not included. Pre-registration encouraged.

Add to Calendar 11/7/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/7/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Scout Days Calling all Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts! Lead your own adventure on a special self-guided tour through the zoo! Special activities just for scouts will be available on Scout Days to help you get inspired by wildlife and get a head start on earning your badges and adventures. Fee: $4 per participant. Price includes a Girl or Cub Scout level-specific activity guide and Brandywine Zoo fun patch. Admission not included. Pre-registration encouraged. Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, November 07 at 10:00 AM

Fort DuPont 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. This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake.

Add to Calendar 11/7/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/7/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Fort DuPont 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. This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake. Fort DuPont State Park

Saturday, November 07 at 10:00 AM

Plein Air for Beginners at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join local artist Rebecca Roberts and learn the history of the plein air tradition in the Brandywine Valley. Learn a bit about the science of changing seasons and why we get beautiful fall colors. Then explore fun painting/drawing techniques as we paint the beautiful landscape of the park. Pre-registration and payment required, space is limited. Call 302-655-5740 to reserve your spot! This program is part of a new series so keep you eyes out for other dates later in the fall season. $15 per person

Add to Calendar 11/7/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/7/2020 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Plein Air for Beginners Join local artist Rebecca Roberts and learn the history of the plein air tradition in the Brandywine Valley. Learn a bit about the science of changing seasons and why we get beautiful fall colors. Then explore fun painting/drawing techniques as we paint the beautiful landscape of the park. Pre-registration and payment required, space is limited. Call 302-655-5740 to reserve your spot! This program is part of a new series so keep you eyes out for other dates later in the fall season. $15 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, November 07 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/7/2020 11:00:00 AM 11/7/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, November 07 at 1:00 PM

Wildlife Wonders with the Naturalist at Lums Pond State Park

Join the naturalist at the nature center for a program focused on all things wild and wonderful! Each program will have a different topic focused on wildlife found around the park. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Pre-Registration required, to register call the park office at 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 11/7/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/7/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildlife Wonders with the Naturalist Join the naturalist at the nature center for a program focused on all things wild and wonderful! Each program will have a different topic focused on wildlife found around the park. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Pre-Registration required, to register call the park office at 302-368-6989. Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, November 07 at 2:00 PM

Migrate, Adapt, or Die! at Killens Pond State Park

Do all of the animals leave when it gets cold? Come to the nature center to discover what the animals of Killens Pond do to survive. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to register.

Add to Calendar 11/7/2020 2:00:00 PM 11/7/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Migrate, Adapt, or Die! Do all of the animals leave when it gets cold? Come to the nature center to discover what the animals of Killens Pond do to survive. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to register. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, November 07 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/7/2020 2:00:00 PM 11/7/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, November 07 at 2:00 PM

Hidden History of Delaware Seashore at Delaware Seashore State Park

If only the dunes could talk, they’d have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park’s historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station; participants must drive themselves since social distancing is not possible in the park bus. $6 per person Call 302-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 11/7/2020 2:00:00 PM 11/7/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hidden History of Delaware Seashore If only the dunes could talk, they’d have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park’s historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station; participants must drive themselves since social distancing is not possible in the park bus. $6 per person Call 302-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, November 07 at 4:00 PM

Group Wagon Rides at White Clay Creek State Park

Call 302-368-6900 for available dates and times Bundle up with your family group and enjoy an old-fashioned wagon ride, followed by 45-minutes around a blazing campfire. Refreshments and skewers are not provided (no alcohol permitted). Nine Foot Road parking lot. Call to register and for new COVID-restrictions, group size is limited to max of 15. $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 11/7/2020 4:00:00 PM 11/7/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Wagon Rides Call 302-368-6900 for available dates and times Bundle up with your family group and enjoy an old-fashioned wagon ride, followed by 45-minutes around a blazing campfire. Refreshments and skewers are not provided (no alcohol permitted). Nine Foot Road parking lot. Call to register and for new COVID-restrictions, group size is limited to max of 15. $125 per wagon White Clay Creek State Park

Sunday, November 08 at 10:00 AM

Wagon Rides at Bellevue State Park

Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 11/8/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/8/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Enjoy a leisure wagon ride through the park in Autumn. Reservations only. Call for details and changes due to COVID-19: 302-761-6963 $125 per wagon Bellevue State Park

Sunday, November 08 at 10:00 AM

Scout Days at Brandywine Zoo

Calling all Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts! Lead your own adventure on a special self-guided tour through the zoo! Special activities just for scouts will be available on Scout Days to help you get inspired by wildlife and get a head start on earning your badges and adventures. Fee: $4 per participant. Price includes a Girl or Cub Scout level-specific activity guide and Brandywine Zoo fun patch. Admission not included. Pre-registration encouraged.

Add to Calendar 11/8/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/8/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Scout Days Calling all Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts! Lead your own adventure on a special self-guided tour through the zoo! Special activities just for scouts will be available on Scout Days to help you get inspired by wildlife and get a head start on earning your badges and adventures. Fee: $4 per participant. Price includes a Girl or Cub Scout level-specific activity guide and Brandywine Zoo fun patch. Admission not included. Pre-registration encouraged. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, November 08 at 4:00 PM

Group Wagon Rides at White Clay Creek State Park

Call 302-368-6900 for available dates and times Bundle up with your family group and enjoy an old-fashioned wagon ride, followed by 45-minutes around a blazing campfire. Refreshments and skewers are not provided (no alcohol permitted). Nine Foot Road parking lot. Call to register and for new COVID-restrictions, group size is limited to max of 15. $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 11/8/2020 4:00:00 PM 11/8/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Wagon Rides Call 302-368-6900 for available dates and times Bundle up with your family group and enjoy an old-fashioned wagon ride, followed by 45-minutes around a blazing campfire. Refreshments and skewers are not provided (no alcohol permitted). Nine Foot Road parking lot. Call to register and for new COVID-restrictions, group size is limited to max of 15. $125 per wagon White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, November 09 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off at Bellevue State Park

Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park.

Add to Calendar 11/9/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/9/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park. Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, November 10 at 1:00 PM

Homeschool - Fall Colors at Killens Pond State Park

Learn why some leaves change color and then take a hike to see how many different colors you see! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Pre-registration is mandatory for all homeschool programs. The same topic will be offered Tuesday and Thursday to provide more opportunities for at home learners. $5/student. Call 302-284-4299 to register

Add to Calendar 11/10/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/10/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Homeschool - Fall Colors Learn why some leaves change color and then take a hike to see how many different colors you see! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Pre-registration is mandatory for all homeschool programs. The same topic will be offered Tuesday and Thursday to provide more opportunities for at home learners. $5/student. Call 302-284-4299 to register Killens Pond State Park

Tuesday, November 10 at 6:00 PM

Wilmington at War at Fort Delaware State Park

When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Delaware was caught in a strange position. There were many in the state who sympathized with both sides. Nonetheless, the city of Wilmington had a role to play on the side of the Union. In this program, we will talk about Wilmington's experience of the war, and about the Civil War history that is all around us in plain sight. This program will be held via Zoom in conjunction with the Brandywine Hundred Library. To register for the program, please visit the library's Event Calendar (https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/6686916)

Add to Calendar 11/10/2020 6:00:00 PM 11/10/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wilmington at War When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Delaware was caught in a strange position. There were many in the state who sympathized with both sides. Nonetheless, the city of Wilmington had a role to play on the side of the Union. In this program, we will talk about Wilmington's experience of the war, and about the Civil War history that is all around us in plain sight. This program will be held via Zoom in conjunction with the Brandywine Hundred Library. To register for the program, please visit the library's Event Calendar (https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/6686916) Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, November 11 at 9:00 AM

Special Veterans Day Program: The Delaware Continentals at First State Heritage Park

Delaware has a proud heritage of service that dates back to the founding of the nation Take a tour that highlights some of Dover's key Revolutionaries and meet costumed historians to Discover the saga of courage and sacrifice that defined the military service of the Delaware Line in the War for Independence. Free.

Add to Calendar 11/11/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/11/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Special Veterans Day Program: The Delaware Continentals Delaware has a proud heritage of service that dates back to the founding of the nation Take a tour that highlights some of Dover's key Revolutionaries and meet costumed historians to Discover the saga of courage and sacrifice that defined the military service of the Delaware Line in the War for Independence. Free. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, November 11 at 10:00 AM

Wednesday Wonders at White Clay Creek State Park

Join us for this weekly series for in-depth investigations of different nature and history topics. Week 7: Animal Tracks $8 per student or $40 for the series. Must pre-register. This program is geared to ages 6-12, drop-off program.

Add to Calendar 11/11/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/11/2020 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Wednesday Wonders Join us for this weekly series for in-depth investigations of different nature and history topics. Week 7: Animal Tracks $8 per student or $40 for the series. Must pre-register. This program is geared to ages 6-12, drop-off program. White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, November 11 at 10:00 AM

Nature Nuggets at White Clay Creek State Park

For ages 3-5, we’ll spend about 45 minutes with the preschoolers and their adults investigating a variety of nature topics. $4 per child or $20 for 7 week series. Must pre-register.

Add to Calendar 11/11/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/11/2020 10:45:00 AM America/New_York Nature Nuggets For ages 3-5, we’ll spend about 45 minutes with the preschoolers and their adults investigating a variety of nature topics. $4 per child or $20 for 7 week series. Must pre-register. White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, November 11 at 1:00 PM

FaceBook Veterans Day Celebration at White Clay Creek State Park

Join us on Facebook for a live virtual Veteran’s Day Ceremony, help us to honor veterans for their service. We’ll share stories and talk about the history of our Annual Veteran’s Apple Pie Social.

Add to Calendar 11/11/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/11/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York FaceBook Veterans Day Celebration Join us on Facebook for a live virtual Veteran’s Day Ceremony, help us to honor veterans for their service. We’ll share stories and talk about the history of our Annual Veteran’s Apple Pie Social. White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, November 11 at 1:00 PM

Sparrow Hawk Trail at Brandywine Creek State Park

We are going on an adventure! The Sparrow Hawk Trail is an adventure trail that winds throughout the park and was created by scouts several decades ago. This 2- 2.5 hour hike is for those wanting to take this adventurous full tour hike of the park and learn about how the park has changed over the years. Bring hiking boots, water bottles, and a mask and get ready for the fun! Pre-registration required, space is limited.

Add to Calendar 11/11/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/11/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sparrow Hawk Trail We are going on an adventure! The Sparrow Hawk Trail is an adventure trail that winds throughout the park and was created by scouts several decades ago. This 2- 2.5 hour hike is for those wanting to take this adventurous full tour hike of the park and learn about how the park has changed over the years. Bring hiking boots, water bottles, and a mask and get ready for the fun! Pre-registration required, space is limited. Brandywine Creek State Park

Wednesday, November 11 at 4:00 PM

Wednesday Afternoon Hike Series: Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Get out of the house mid-week and enjoy a guided hike with a park interpreter. Pre-registration required. All hikes are at 4 p.m. and are $5 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 11/11/2020 4:00:00 PM 11/11/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wednesday Afternoon Hike Series: Indian River Inlet Bridge Get out of the house mid-week and enjoy a guided hike with a park interpreter. Pre-registration required. All hikes are at 4 p.m. and are $5 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, November 11 at 6:00 PM

Night Owls at Bellevue State Park

A classic walk now available at to Bellevue! Walk with us after hours and put your big ears and eyes on, we're searching for owls! $4 per person

Add to Calendar 11/11/2020 6:00:00 PM 11/11/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Night Owls A classic walk now available at to Bellevue! Walk with us after hours and put your big ears and eyes on, we're searching for owls! $4 per person Bellevue State Park

Thursday, November 12 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 11/12/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/12/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, November 12 at 1:00 PM

Homeschool - Fall Colors at Killens Pond State Park

Learn why some leaves change color and then take a hike to see how many different colors you see! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Pre-registration is mandatory for all homeschool programs. The same topic will be offered Tuesday and Thursday to provide more opportunities for at home learners.$5/student. Call 302-284-4299 to register.

Add to Calendar 11/12/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/12/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Homeschool - Fall Colors Learn why some leaves change color and then take a hike to see how many different colors you see! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Pre-registration is mandatory for all homeschool programs. The same topic will be offered Tuesday and Thursday to provide more opportunities for at home learners.$5/student. Call 302-284-4299 to register. Killens Pond State Park

Thursday, November 12 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both

Add to Calendar 11/12/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/12/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, November 13 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 11/13/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/13/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Friday, November 13 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/13/2020 11:00:00 AM 11/13/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Friday, November 13 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both

Add to Calendar 11/13/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/13/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, November 13 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/13/2020 2:00:00 PM 11/13/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Friday, November 13 at 5:30 PM

Moonlit Shipwreck Hike at Delaware Seashore State Park

The desolate beach between the Indian River Inlet and the Life-Saving Station is known by the locals as “coin beach” as coins from a shipwreck that happened in 1785 still wash up today. Join park staff for a lantern-lit walk on this beach and learn about historic shipwrecks and heroic rescues that occurred right off the coast of our park many years ago. Pre-registration required. $10 per person Call 302-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 11/13/2020 5:30:00 PM 11/13/2020 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Moonlit Shipwreck Hike The desolate beach between the Indian River Inlet and the Life-Saving Station is known by the locals as “coin beach” as coins from a shipwreck that happened in 1785 still wash up today. Join park staff for a lantern-lit walk on this beach and learn about historic shipwrecks and heroic rescues that occurred right off the coast of our park many years ago. Pre-registration required. $10 per person Call 302-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, November 13 at 6:30 PM

Port Penn Lantern Tour at Port Penn Interpretive Center

Visit Port Penn by lantern-light! Come hear the stories of the town and the people who built it and make it special. This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake.

Add to Calendar 11/13/2020 6:30:00 PM 11/13/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Port Penn Lantern Tour Visit Port Penn by lantern-light! Come hear the stories of the town and the people who built it and make it special. This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, November 14 at 9:00 AM

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

Delaware came into being amidst the fires of the American Revolution. Accompany a knowledgeable FSHP interpreter on a 45-minute walking tour of Dover's storied streets and discover the world in which the founding generation struggled and sacrificed to win a war and build a new nation. Your experience begins at the John Bell House (43 The Green)! Free.

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/14/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Dover's Heroes of the Revolution Walking Tour Delaware came into being amidst the fires of the American Revolution. Accompany a knowledgeable FSHP interpreter on a 45-minute walking tour of Dover's storied streets and discover the world in which the founding generation struggled and sacrificed to win a war and build a new nation. Your experience begins at the John Bell House (43 The Green)! Free. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, November 14 at 9:00 AM

Weathering Cape Henlopen at Cape Henlopen State Park

Observe the ways wildlife and plants survive the dynamic and intense fall weather at Cape Henlopen. Wear comfortable footwearand dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registrationrequired by calling 302-645-6852. Limit 12. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/14/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Weathering Cape Henlopen Observe the ways wildlife and plants survive the dynamic and intense fall weather at Cape Henlopen. Wear comfortable footwearand dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registrationrequired by calling 302-645-6852. Limit 12. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, November 14 at 10:00 AM

Historic Town Tour at Port Penn Interpretive Center

Find out what the village of Port Penn is all about! We will be touring the town, as well as part of the wetland trail. All are welcome! This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake.

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/14/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic Town Tour Find out what the village of Port Penn is all about! We will be touring the town, as well as part of the wetland trail. All are welcome! This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, November 14 at 10:00 AM

Monuments Hike at Wilmington State Parks

Join the park naturalists as we explore the multitude of monuments in Brandywine Park. Learn more about the ways we honor those who have contributed to our community. Pre-registration required by noon, Friday, November 13. Free

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/14/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Monuments Hike Join the park naturalists as we explore the multitude of monuments in Brandywine Park. Learn more about the ways we honor those who have contributed to our community. Pre-registration required by noon, Friday, November 13. Free Wilmington State Parks

Saturday, November 14 at 10:00 AM

Holiday Basket Weaving at Alapocas Run State Park

Learn traditional weaving technicques with master basket weaver Joan Betzold and create a sled basket. Weave it in red, green, blues or plain. Pre-registrationg and payment required by noon, November 11. $50 per person

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/14/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Basket Weaving Learn traditional weaving technicques with master basket weaver Joan Betzold and create a sled basket. Weave it in red, green, blues or plain. Pre-registrationg and payment required by noon, November 11. $50 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, November 14 at 10:00 AM

Ruins and History Hikes Series at Brandywine Creek State Park

Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more!

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/14/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Ruins and History Hikes Series Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more! Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, November 14 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 11:00:00 AM 11/14/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, November 14 at 1:00 PM

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

Learn the basics of hand sewing and create something both beautiful and useful. This common accessory is inspired by surviving examples from the 18th century. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Great for adults and families with children 6 and Up and no previous sewing experience required! Reservations are required by calling 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov. $15 per participant.

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/14/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Workshop Series: Heart-shaped Pincushions Learn the basics of hand sewing and create something both beautiful and useful. This common accessory is inspired by surviving examples from the 18th century. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Great for adults and families with children 6 and Up and no previous sewing experience required! Reservations are required by calling 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov. $15 per participant. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, November 14 at 1:00 PM

Marshall Brothers Paper Mill Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 200s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register. $10 per person

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/14/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Marshall Brothers Paper Mill Behind-the-Scenes Tour Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 200s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, November 14 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 2:00:00 PM 11/14/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, November 14 at 2:30 PM

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

Learn the basics of hand sewing and create something both beautiful and useful. This common accessory is inspired by surviving examples from the 18th century. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Great for adults and families with children 6 and Up and no previous sewing experience required! Reservations are required by calling 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov. $15 per participant.

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 2:30:00 PM 11/14/2020 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Workshop Series: Heart-shaped Pincushions Learn the basics of hand sewing and create something both beautiful and useful. This common accessory is inspired by surviving examples from the 18th century. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Great for adults and families with children 6 and Up and no previous sewing experience required! Reservations are required by calling 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov. $15 per participant. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, November 14 at 3:00 PM

Marshall Brothers Paper Mill Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 200s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register. $10 per person

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 3:00:00 PM 11/14/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Marshall Brothers Paper Mill Behind-the-Scenes Tour Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 200s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, November 14 at 5:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and hear about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 5:30:00 PM 11/14/2020 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 and hear about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, November 14 at 6:00 PM

A Night at the Tower at Wilmington State Parks

Climb to the top of the tower to see the night sky and the city of Wilmington! FREE

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 6:00:00 PM 11/14/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York A Night at the Tower Climb to the top of the tower to see the night sky and the city of Wilmington! FREE Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, November 15 at 3:00 PM

Bark in the Park at Auburn Valley State Park

Bundle up and bring your pup for a casual stroll. Well-behaved dogs on a leash with updated rabies vaccines are welcome on this paved 1.1-mile walk. Free collapsible travel dog bowls for participants! Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot at 1516 Snuff Mill Road. Call 302-239-5687 to preregister. Free

Add to Calendar 11/15/2020 3:00:00 PM 11/15/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Bark in the Park Bundle up and bring your pup for a casual stroll. Well-behaved dogs on a leash with updated rabies vaccines are welcome on this paved 1.1-mile walk. Free collapsible travel dog bowls for participants! Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot at 1516 Snuff Mill Road. Call 302-239-5687 to preregister. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Monday, November 16 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off at Bellevue State Park

Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park.

Add to Calendar 11/16/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/16/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park. Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, November 17 at 10:00 AM

Scenery Hike at Bellevue State Park

Get your cameras ready and tag along with our Naturalists as they visit the most picturesc parts of the park! Digital or disposable, all are welcome!

Add to Calendar 11/17/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/17/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Scenery Hike Get your cameras ready and tag along with our Naturalists as they visit the most picturesc parts of the park! Digital or disposable, all are welcome! Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 PM

Meteors and Constellations: Star Gazing at Cape Henlopen State Park

Take a“tour” of the night skies in search of constellations, meteor showers and other astronomical wonders as well as hearing some star legends. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Dress warmly. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Limit 12.$ 2 per person

Add to Calendar 11/17/2020 6:00:00 PM 11/17/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Meteors and Constellations: Star Gazing Take a“tour” of the night skies in search of constellations, meteor showers and other astronomical wonders as well as hearing some star legends. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Dress warmly. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Limit 12.$ 2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00 PM

A Bridge Between Eras at Auburn Valley State Park

Come enjoy the cool fall weather and changing foliage on this 1-hour hike. Learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Free

Add to Calendar 11/18/2020 12:00:00 PM 11/18/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York A Bridge Between Eras Come enjoy the cool fall weather and changing foliage on this 1-hour hike. Learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Wednesday, November 18 at 4:00 PM

Wednesday Afternoon Hike Series: Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Get out of the house mid-week and enjoy a guided hike with a park interpreter. Pre-registration required. All hikes are at 4 p.m. and are $5 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 11/18/2020 4:00:00 PM 11/18/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wednesday Afternoon Hike Series: Thompson Island Nature Preserve Get out of the house mid-week and enjoy a guided hike with a park interpreter. Pre-registration required. All hikes are at 4 p.m. and are $5 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, November 19 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 11/19/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/19/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, November 19 at 10:00 AM

Virtual Terrific Toddlers at Brandywine Creek State Park

Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information.

Add to Calendar 11/19/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/19/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Terrific Toddlers Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information. Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, November 19 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both

Add to Calendar 11/19/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/19/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, November 20 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 11/20/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/20/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Friday, November 20 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/20/2020 11:00:00 AM 11/20/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Friday, November 20 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/20/2020 2:00:00 PM 11/20/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, November 21 at 9:00 AM

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

Delaware came into being amidst the fires of the American Revolution. Accompany a knowledgeable FSHP interpreter on a 45-minute walking tour of Dover's storied streets and discover the world in which the founding generation struggled and sacrificed to win a war and build a new nation. Your experience begins at the John Bell House (43 The Green)! Free.

Add to Calendar 11/21/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/21/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Dover's Heroes of the Revolution Walking Tour Delaware came into being amidst the fires of the American Revolution. Accompany a knowledgeable FSHP interpreter on a 45-minute walking tour of Dover's storied streets and discover the world in which the founding generation struggled and sacrificed to win a war and build a new nation. Your experience begins at the John Bell House (43 The Green)! Free. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 AM

Battery Hike at Fort DuPont State Park

Take a walk along the trail, and check out one of the first coastal defense sites to have steel-barreled breech-loading guns in concrete emplacements. Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes that you don't mind getting a little dirty for this one-hour tour. This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake.

Add to Calendar 11/21/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/21/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Battery Hike Take a walk along the trail, and check out one of the first coastal defense sites to have steel-barreled breech-loading guns in concrete emplacements. Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes that you don't mind getting a little dirty for this one-hour tour. This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake. Fort DuPont State Park

Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 AM

Ruins and History Hikes Series at Brandywine Creek State Park

Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more!

Add to Calendar 11/21/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/21/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Ruins and History Hikes Series Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more! Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, November 21 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/21/2020 11:00:00 AM 11/21/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, November 21 at 1:00 PM

Winter Workshop Series: Haversacks, the Soldier's Friend at First State Heritage Park

Revolutionary War soldiers carried their food and possessions in small shoulder-bags called haversacks. With direction and a history lesson from an FSHP interpreter, create a rustic and functional craft to connect you with the past! This session will last approximately 3 hours and calls for some basic sewing experience. Reservations are required, so please call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov. $25 per participant.

Add to Calendar 11/21/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/21/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Workshop Series: Haversacks, the Soldier's Friend Revolutionary War soldiers carried their food and possessions in small shoulder-bags called haversacks. With direction and a history lesson from an FSHP interpreter, create a rustic and functional craft to connect you with the past! This session will last approximately 3 hours and calls for some basic sewing experience. Reservations are required, so please call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov. $25 per participant. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, November 21 at 1:00 PM

Tales from the Whale Wallow at Lums Pond State Park

Come learn about the diverse habitats found at Lums Pond! We will uncover what is special about Delmarva bays and the preserve located behind the nature center. Pre-Registration required, to register call the park office at 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 11/21/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/21/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Tales from the Whale Wallow Come learn about the diverse habitats found at Lums Pond! We will uncover what is special about Delmarva bays and the preserve located behind the nature center. Pre-Registration required, to register call the park office at 302-368-6989. Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, November 21 at 1:00 PM

Marshall Brothers Paper Mill Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 200s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register. $10 per person

Add to Calendar 11/21/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/21/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Marshall Brothers Paper Mill Behind-the-Scenes Tour Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 200s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, November 21 at 2:00 PM

Killens Pond State Park History at Killens Pond State Park

Have you ever wondered about the foundation of Killens Pond State Park? Join naturalists to learn about the early history of the area dating back to the most recent ice age, as well as European settlement in the area and the formation of the pond and our beautiful state park! Pre-registration strongly encouraged as there is limited space. Call 302-284-4299 to register.

Add to Calendar 11/21/2020 2:00:00 PM 11/21/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Killens Pond State Park History Have you ever wondered about the foundation of Killens Pond State Park? Join naturalists to learn about the early history of the area dating back to the most recent ice age, as well as European settlement in the area and the formation of the pond and our beautiful state park! Pre-registration strongly encouraged as there is limited space. Call 302-284-4299 to register. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, November 21 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/21/2020 2:00:00 PM 11/21/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, November 21 at 3:00 PM

Explorers' Walk at Port Penn Interpretive Center

Kids, did you know adventure waits in your own backyard? Let's go exploring! Who knows what natural treasures we might find? This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake.

Add to Calendar 11/21/2020 3:00:00 PM 11/21/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Explorers' Walk Kids, did you know adventure waits in your own backyard? Let's go exploring! Who knows what natural treasures we might find? This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, November 21 at 3:00 PM

Marshall Brothers Paper Mill Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 200s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register. $10 per person

Add to Calendar 11/21/2020 3:00:00 PM 11/21/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Marshall Brothers Paper Mill Behind-the-Scenes Tour Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 200s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, November 22 at 10:00 AM

Fall Trail Days at Lums Pond State Park

Celebrate the colorful changes that autumn brings to the hardwood forest through a naturalist led hike through one of the park's many trails. We will discuss why the leaves change their color and what happens to wildlife as the seasons change. Pre-registration is required, call 302-368-6989 to register.

Add to Calendar 11/22/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/22/2020 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Fall Trail Days Celebrate the colorful changes that autumn brings to the hardwood forest through a naturalist led hike through one of the park's many trails. We will discuss why the leaves change their color and what happens to wildlife as the seasons change. Pre-registration is required, call 302-368-6989 to register. Lums Pond State Park

Wednesday, November 25 at 4:00 PM

Wednesday Hike Series: Holts Landing State Park at Delaware Seashore State Park

Get out of the house mid-week and enjoy a guided hike with a park interpreter. Pre-registration required. All hikes are at 4 p.m. and are $5 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 11/25/2020 4:00:00 PM 11/25/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wednesday Hike Series: Holts Landing State Park Get out of the house mid-week and enjoy a guided hike with a park interpreter. Pre-registration required. All hikes are at 4 p.m. and are $5 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, November 26 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 11/26/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/26/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Friday, November 27 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 11/27/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/27/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Friday, November 27 at 9:00 AM

Stroll with the Superintendent at Auburn Valley State Park

Join Auburn Valley's superintendent for this leisurely hike through the 1.1-mile Oversee Farm Trail. Enjoy on of the park's most scenic trails as you chat and learn about new developments at Auburn Valley State Park. Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot at 1516 Snuff Mill Road. Free

Add to Calendar 11/27/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/27/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Stroll with the Superintendent Join Auburn Valley's superintendent for this leisurely hike through the 1.1-mile Oversee Farm Trail. Enjoy on of the park's most scenic trails as you chat and learn about new developments at Auburn Valley State Park. Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot at 1516 Snuff Mill Road. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, November 27 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/27/2020 11:00:00 AM 11/27/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Friday, November 27 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both

Add to Calendar 11/27/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/27/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, November 27 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/27/2020 2:00:00 PM 11/27/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Friday, November 27 at 4:45 PM

Auburn Heights by Twilight at Auburn Valley State Park

Explore the estate by lantern light, hear its history and learn more about the Marshall family who called it home. Then, after dark, walk through the lamp-lit mansion with an interpreter. Meet on the front porch of the mansion. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/27/2020 4:45:00 PM 11/27/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights by Twilight Explore the estate by lantern light, hear its history and learn more about the Marshall family who called it home. Then, after dark, walk through the lamp-lit mansion with an interpreter. Meet on the front porch of the mansion. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. $5 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, November 27 at 6:00 PM

Park After Dark: Full Moon Friday at White Clay Creek State Park

Join the park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Must pre-register by calling the park office 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. Free

Add to Calendar 11/27/2020 6:00:00 PM 11/27/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Park After Dark: Full Moon Friday Join the park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Must pre-register by calling the park office 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, November 28 at 9:00 AM

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

Delaware came into being amidst the fires of the American Revolution. Accompany a knowledgeable FSHP interpreter on a 45-minute walking tour of Dover's storied streets and discover the world in which the founding generation struggled and sacrificed to win a war and build a new nation. Your experience begins at the John Bell House (43 The Green)! Free.

Add to Calendar 11/28/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/28/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Dover's Heroes of the Revolution Walking Tour Delaware came into being amidst the fires of the American Revolution. Accompany a knowledgeable FSHP interpreter on a 45-minute walking tour of Dover's storied streets and discover the world in which the founding generation struggled and sacrificed to win a war and build a new nation. Your experience begins at the John Bell House (43 The Green)! Free. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, November 28 at 9:00 AM

Cranberry Bog Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explorethe pinelands trail and search for cranberries, wildlife and other natural wonders that the early colonists might have seen themselves. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. For ages 5 and up witha paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Limit 10. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 11/28/2020 9:00:00 AM 11/28/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Cranberry Bog Hike Explorethe pinelands trail and search for cranberries, wildlife and other natural wonders that the early colonists might have seen themselves. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. For ages 5 and up witha paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Limit 10. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, November 28 at 10:00 AM

Ruins and History Hikes Series at Brandywine Creek State Park

Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more!

Add to Calendar 11/28/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/28/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Ruins and History Hikes Series Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more! Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, November 28 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/28/2020 11:00:00 AM 11/28/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, November 28 at 12:30 PM

Steamin' Days (Steamin' Thanksgiving) at Auburn Valley State Park

Advance tickets are encouraged for contactless entry. Tickets can be purchased for four socially-distanced rides on the train or cars or admission to the mansion and grounds. All tickets include entrance to the grounds and the Marshall Steam Museum. For more information about what to expect, visit auburnheights.org or call 302-239-2385. Rides ticket: $12 per adult age 13 and up, $8 per child under 13 Mansion and grounds ticket: $12 per adult age 13 and up, $6 per child and 13

Add to Calendar 11/28/2020 12:30:00 PM 11/28/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Steamin' Days (Steamin' Thanksgiving) Advance tickets are encouraged for contactless entry. Tickets can be purchased for four socially-distanced rides on the train or cars or admission to the mansion and grounds. All tickets include entrance to the grounds and the Marshall Steam Museum. For more information about what to expect, visit auburnheights.org or call 302-239-2385. Rides ticket: $12 per adult age 13 and up, $8 per child under 13 Mansion and grounds ticket: $12 per adult age 13 and up, $6 per child and 13 Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, November 28 at 2:00 PM

Native American History at Killens Pond at Killens Pond State Park

The history of the Killens Pond area didn’t start with the Dutch settlements in the 1630s. Join us to learn about the Lenape, a nation of Indigenous people who’ve lived along the Delaware River for thousands of years! This is an excellent follow-up to the History 101 program, and perfect for anyone interested in the past! Pre-registraion strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to register.

Add to Calendar 11/28/2020 2:00:00 PM 11/28/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Native American History at Killens Pond The history of the Killens Pond area didn’t start with the Dutch settlements in the 1630s. Join us to learn about the Lenape, a nation of Indigenous people who’ve lived along the Delaware River for thousands of years! This is an excellent follow-up to the History 101 program, and perfect for anyone interested in the past! Pre-registraion strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to register. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, November 28 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/28/2020 2:00:00 PM 11/28/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Monday, November 30 at 6:00 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 it's dazzling perforamnce. $4 per person

Add to Calendar 11/30/2020 6:00:00 PM 11/30/2020 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 it's dazzling perforamnce. $4 per person Bellevue State Park

Monday, November 30 at 6:00 PM

Full Moon Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Experience the park after dark and join a Naturalist for this fun Full Moon Hike! We will journey through the meadows and see the night sights and sounds. Hike will last approximately 1 hour. Meet at the Nature Center. Pre-registration required, space is limited. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/30/2020 6:00:00 PM 11/30/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Experience the park after dark and join a Naturalist for this fun Full Moon Hike! We will journey through the meadows and see the night sights and sounds. Hike will last approximately 1 hour. Meet at the Nature Center. Pre-registration required, space is limited. $5 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Wednesday, December 02 at 12:00 PM

A Bridge Between Eras at Auburn Valley State Park

Come enjoy the cool fall weather and changing foliage on this 1-hour hike. Learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Free

Add to Calendar 12/2/2020 12:00:00 PM 12/2/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York A Bridge Between Eras Come enjoy the cool fall weather and changing foliage on this 1-hour hike. Learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Wednesday, December 02 at 4:00 PM

Wednesday Hike Series: Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Get out of the house mid-week and enjoy a guided hike with a park interpreter. Pre-registration required. All hikes are at 4 p.m. and are $5 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 12/2/2020 4:00:00 PM 12/2/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wednesday Hike Series: Indian River Inlet Bridge Get out of the house mid-week and enjoy a guided hike with a park interpreter. Pre-registration required. All hikes are at 4 p.m. and are $5 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, December 03 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 12/3/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/3/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, December 03 at 10:00 AM

Virtual Terrific Toddlers at Brandywine Creek State Park

Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information.

Add to Calendar 12/3/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/3/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Terrific Toddlers Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information. Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, December 03 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both

Add to Calendar 12/3/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/3/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, December 04 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 12/4/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/4/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Friday, December 04 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/4/2020 11:00:00 AM 12/4/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Friday, December 04 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both

Add to Calendar 12/4/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/4/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, December 04 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/4/2020 2:00:00 PM 12/4/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, December 05 at 9:00 AM

First Saturdays in the First State: Traditions of Winter at First State Heritage Park

Welcome the holiday season with First State Heritage Park! Learn how past Delawareans celebrated the festive season among the backdrop of a modern capital city preparing for the "most wonderful time of the year!"

Add to Calendar 12/5/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/5/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York First Saturdays in the First State: Traditions of Winter Welcome the holiday season with First State Heritage Park! Learn how past Delawareans celebrated the festive season among the backdrop of a modern capital city preparing for the "most wonderful time of the year!" First State Heritage Park

Saturday, December 05 at 9:00 AM

Back to the Point Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Missed our earlier Point hike or just curious to see how this dynamic habitat changes after fall storms? Then join us for this guided 2-mile hike of Cape Henlopen’s Point. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Limit 15. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 12/5/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/5/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Back to the Point Hike Missed our earlier Point hike or just curious to see how this dynamic habitat changes after fall storms? Then join us for this guided 2-mile hike of Cape Henlopen’s Point. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Limit 15. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, December 05 at 10:00 AM

Historic Town Tour at Port Penn Interpretive Center

Find out what the village of Port Penn is all about! We will be touring the town, as well as part of the wetland trail. All are welcome! This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake.

Add to Calendar 12/5/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/5/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic Town Tour Find out what the village of Port Penn is all about! We will be touring the town, as well as part of the wetland trail. All are welcome! This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, December 05 at 10:00 AM

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop at Brandywine Creek State Park

Make a natural wreath and adorn it with nature’s bounty, then take it home to display it for the holiday season, or save it as a gift! We will have everything you need to make your wreath beautiful while enjoying Christmas tunes. Pre-registration required; space is very limited. $20 per wreath

Add to Calendar 12/5/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/5/2020 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Holiday Wreath Making Workshop Make a natural wreath and adorn it with nature’s bounty, then take it home to display it for the holiday season, or save it as a gift! We will have everything you need to make your wreath beautiful while enjoying Christmas tunes. Pre-registration required; space is very limited. $20 per wreath Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, December 05 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/5/2020 11:00:00 AM 12/5/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, December 05 at 11:00 AM

Holiday Wreath Making at Lums Pond State Park

Use nature's bounty to make a wreath for the holidays! Program includes natural materials to make a wreath. There will be two different styles of door wreath designs to choose from. Please bring your own clippers and gloves. Pre-registration is required before Wednesday, December 2nd. $30 per person. This event will be held with limited capacity in two sessions. Session one will begin at 11:00 a.m., and session two will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Add to Calendar 12/5/2020 11:00:00 AM 12/5/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Wreath Making Use nature's bounty to make a wreath for the holidays! Program includes natural materials to make a wreath. There will be two different styles of door wreath designs to choose from. Please bring your own clippers and gloves. Pre-registration is required before Wednesday, December 2nd. $30 per person. This event will be held with limited capacity in two sessions. Session one will begin at 11:00 a.m., and session two will begin at 2:00 p.m. Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, December 05 at 1:00 PM

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop at Brandywine Creek State Park

Make a natural wreath and adorn it with nature’s bounty, then take it home to display it for the holiday season, or save it as a gift! We will have everything you need to make your wreath beautiful while enjoying Christmas tunes. Pre-registration required; space is very limited. $20 per wreath

Add to Calendar 12/5/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/5/2020 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Wreath Making Workshop Make a natural wreath and adorn it with nature’s bounty, then take it home to display it for the holiday season, or save it as a gift! We will have everything you need to make your wreath beautiful while enjoying Christmas tunes. Pre-registration required; space is very limited. $20 per wreath Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, December 05 at 2:00 PM

Know it Owls! at Killens Pond State Park

Think you know everything about owls?! Come test your knowledge and maybe learn something about owls and their many adaptations. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to register.

Add to Calendar 12/5/2020 2:00:00 PM 12/5/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Know it Owls! Think you know everything about owls?! Come test your knowledge and maybe learn something about owls and their many adaptations. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to register. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, December 05 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/5/2020 2:00:00 PM 12/5/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, December 05 at 3:00 PM

Explorers' Walk at Fort DuPont State Park

Kids, did you know adventure waits in your own backyard? Let's go exploring! Who knows what we might find? This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake.

Add to Calendar 12/5/2020 3:00:00 PM 12/5/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Explorers' Walk Kids, did you know adventure waits in your own backyard? Let's go exploring! Who knows what we might find? This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake. Fort DuPont State Park

Sunday, December 06 at 11:00 AM

Virtual Animal Careers Lecture Series at Brandywine Zoo

Instead of our usual, in-person Animal Careers Conference, this year we’re hosting a mini-lecture series focusing on careers working with animals. Speakers will discuss their career paths, what they do for their jobs, and there will be time for Q & A with each presenter. We’ll feature speakers who work in zoos, as wildlife biologists, veterinarians, and more. Check our website for our upcoming guest speaker list. Fee: $8, $20 for all 3 (for live participation or to purchase a recording of the lecture later)

Add to Calendar 12/6/2020 11:00:00 AM 11/1/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Animal Careers Lecture Series Instead of our usual, in-person Animal Careers Conference, this year we’re hosting a mini-lecture series focusing on careers working with animals. Speakers will discuss their career paths, what they do for their jobs, and there will be time for Q & A with each presenter. We’ll feature speakers who work in zoos, as wildlife biologists, veterinarians, and more. Check our website for our upcoming guest speaker list. Fee: $8, $20 for all 3 (for live participation or to purchase a recording of the lecture later) Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, December 06 at 1:00 PM

Candy Wreath Making at Bellevue State Park

Wrap yourself in the holiday spirit with this festive classic program! Take a piece of candy, tie it on with some ribbon, and keep going until you have a beautiful and tasty wreath. $10 per person

Add to Calendar 12/6/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/6/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Candy Wreath Making Wrap yourself in the holiday spirit with this festive classic program! Take a piece of candy, tie it on with some ribbon, and keep going until you have a beautiful and tasty wreath. $10 per person Bellevue State Park

Sunday, December 06 at 1:00 PM

Winter Greens Ornament Making at Lums Pond State Park

Perfect for the whole family, using nature's greens we will be making different types of ornaments perfect to decorate your home! $8 per person, pre-registration required. Call 302-368-6989 to register.

Add to Calendar 12/6/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/6/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Greens Ornament Making Perfect for the whole family, using nature's greens we will be making different types of ornaments perfect to decorate your home! $8 per person, pre-registration required. Call 302-368-6989 to register. Lums Pond State Park

Monday, December 07 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off at Bellevue State Park

Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park.

Add to Calendar 12/7/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/7/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park. Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, December 08 at 10:00 AM

Sensory Hike at Bellevue State Park

Treat your sesnes as we dabble through the sights, smells and sounds of the wild.

Add to Calendar 12/8/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/8/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Sensory Hike Treat your sesnes as we dabble through the sights, smells and sounds of the wild. Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, December 08 at 1:00 PM

Homeschool - What's the Temp?! at Killens Pond State Park

Join us to learn about how thermometers work! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Pre-registration is mandatory for all homeschool programs. The same topic will be offered Tuesday and Thursday to provide more opportunities for at home learners. $5/student. Call 302-284-4299 to register

Add to Calendar 12/8/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/8/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Homeschool - What's the Temp?! Join us to learn about how thermometers work! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Pre-registration is mandatory for all homeschool programs. The same topic will be offered Tuesday and Thursday to provide more opportunities for at home learners. $5/student. Call 302-284-4299 to register Killens Pond State Park

Wednesday, December 09 at 4:00 PM

Wednesday Hike Series: Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Get out of the house mid-week and enjoy a guided hike with a park interpreter. Pre-registration required. All hikes are at 4 p.m. and are $5 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details

Add to Calendar 12/9/2020 4:00:00 PM 12/9/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wednesday Hike Series: Thompson Island Nature Preserve Get out of the house mid-week and enjoy a guided hike with a park interpreter. Pre-registration required. All hikes are at 4 p.m. and are $5 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, December 10 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 12/10/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/10/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, December 10 at 1:00 PM

Homeschool - What's the Temp?! at Killens Pond State Park

Join us to learn about how thermometers work! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Pre-registration is mandatory for all homeschool programs. The same topic will be offered Tuesday and Thursday to provide more opportunities for at home learners. $5/student. Call 302-284-4299 to register

Add to Calendar 12/10/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/10/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Homeschool - What's the Temp?! Join us to learn about how thermometers work! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Pre-registration is mandatory for all homeschool programs. The same topic will be offered Tuesday and Thursday to provide more opportunities for at home learners. $5/student. Call 302-284-4299 to register Killens Pond State Park

Thursday, December 10 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both

Add to Calendar 12/10/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/10/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, December 11 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 12/11/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/11/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Friday, December 11 at 9:00 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 new superintendent. Meet at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail parking lot on Yorklyn Road. Free

Add to Calendar 12/11/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/11/2020 10:00:00 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 new superintendent. Meet at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail parking lot on Yorklyn Road. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, December 11 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/11/2020 11:00:00 AM 12/11/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Friday, December 11 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both

Add to Calendar 12/11/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/11/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, December 11 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/11/2020 2:00:00 PM 12/11/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, December 12 at 9:00 AM

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

The State of Delaware has benefitted from its diversity dating back to its earliest days. Although that legacy can be complicated, we celebrate stories of Freedom Seekers in their pursuit of the “North Star” and the dream of equality. Understanding their experiences is a critical part of our national pursuit of the founders' "more perfect Union." Free.

Add to Calendar 12/12/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/12/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Tales of Slavery and Freedom Walking Tour The State of Delaware has benefitted from its diversity dating back to its earliest days. Although that legacy can be complicated, we celebrate stories of Freedom Seekers in their pursuit of the “North Star” and the dream of equality. Understanding their experiences is a critical part of our national pursuit of the founders' "more perfect Union." Free. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, December 12 at 9:00 AM

Holiday Nature Craft Kit at White Clay Creek State Park

We’ve got a variety of crafts that children can make for loved ones including holiday gnomes, a pinecone craft, card making supplies, natural ornament supplies and more. Contact the Nature Center for a complete list of projects and items you need to supply yourself. $15 per kit, includes instructions. Must call to pre-pay for your kit by December 4. Pick up your kit on December 12.

Add to Calendar 12/12/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/12/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Nature Craft Kit We’ve got a variety of crafts that children can make for loved ones including holiday gnomes, a pinecone craft, card making supplies, natural ornament supplies and more. Contact the Nature Center for a complete list of projects and items you need to supply yourself. $15 per kit, includes instructions. Must call to pre-pay for your kit by December 4. Pick up your kit on December 12. White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 AM

Fort DuPont 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. This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake.

Add to Calendar 12/12/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/12/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Fort DuPont 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. This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake. Fort DuPont State Park

Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 AM

Artifact Day! at Brandywine Creek State Park

With the help of state archeologists, we have put together a fun selection of artifacts found all over Brandywine Creek Park’s land. We will learn and explore the history of the families that lived in the park through the objects they left behind. Join us for this special behind the scenes look at some artifacts! Pre-registration required, space is limited. Meets at the amphitheater by the nature center. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/12/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/12/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Artifact Day! With the help of state archeologists, we have put together a fun selection of artifacts found all over Brandywine Creek Park’s land. We will learn and explore the history of the families that lived in the park through the objects they left behind. Join us for this special behind the scenes look at some artifacts! Pre-registration required, space is limited. Meets at the amphitheater by the nature center. $5 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, December 12 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/12/2020 11:00:00 AM 12/12/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, December 12 at 1:00 PM

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

Learn the basics of hand sewing and create something both beautiful and useful. This common accessory is inspired by surviving examples from the 18th century. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Great for adults and families with children 6 and Up and no previous sewing experience required! Reservations are required by calling 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov. $15 per participant.

Add to Calendar 12/12/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/12/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Workshop Series: Heart-shaped Pincushions Learn the basics of hand sewing and create something both beautiful and useful. This common accessory is inspired by surviving examples from the 18th century. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Great for adults and families with children 6 and Up and no previous sewing experience required! Reservations are required by calling 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov. $15 per participant. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, December 12 at 1:00 PM

Holiday Fire Treats at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join us and learn how to make fun holiday sweets—over a campfire! We will gather around the camp fire and make some yummy treats to eat! You will also learn good recipes for making holiday sweets outside with fire! Pre-registration required, space is limited. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/12/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/12/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Fire Treats Join us and learn how to make fun holiday sweets—over a campfire! We will gather around the camp fire and make some yummy treats to eat! You will also learn good recipes for making holiday sweets outside with fire! Pre-registration required, space is limited. $5 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/12/2020 2:00:00 PM 12/12/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, December 12 at 2:30 PM

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

Learn the basics of hand sewing and create something both beautiful and useful. This common accessory is inspired by surviving examples from the 18th century. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Great for adults and families with children 6 and Up and no previous sewing experience required! Reservations are required by calling 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov. $15 per participant.

Add to Calendar 12/12/2020 2:30:00 PM 12/12/2020 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Workshop Series: Heart-shaped Pincushions Learn the basics of hand sewing and create something both beautiful and useful. This common accessory is inspired by surviving examples from the 18th century. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Great for adults and families with children 6 and Up and no previous sewing experience required! Reservations are required by calling 302-739-9194 or emailing TourFSHP@delaware.gov. $15 per participant. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, December 12 at 5:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and hear about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/12/2020 5:30:00 PM 12/12/2020 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 and hear about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Monday, December 14 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off at Bellevue State Park

Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park.

Add to Calendar 12/14/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/14/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off Tag along with our Naturalists as they walk through Bellevue with our gaggle of guests, checking in on the happenings of the park. Bellevue State Park

Monday, December 14 at 6:00 PM

Meteors and Constellations: Star Gazing at Cape Henlopen State Park

Take a“tour” of the night skies in search of constellations, meteor showers and other astronomical wonders as well as hearing some star legends. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Dress warmly. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Limit 12. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 12/14/2020 6:00:00 PM 12/14/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Meteors and Constellations: Star Gazing Take a“tour” of the night skies in search of constellations, meteor showers and other astronomical wonders as well as hearing some star legends. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Dress warmly. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Limit 12. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, December 16 at 10:00 AM

Scenery Hike at Bellevue State Park

Get your cameras ready and tag along with our Naturalists as they visit the most picturesc parts of the park! Digital or disposable, all are welcome!

Add to Calendar 12/16/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/16/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Scenery Hike Get your cameras ready and tag along with our Naturalists as they visit the most picturesc parts of the park! Digital or disposable, all are welcome! Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, December 16 at 12:00 PM

A Bridge Between Eras at Auburn Valley State Park

Come enjoy the cool fall weather and changing foliage on this 1-hour hike. Learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Free

Add to Calendar 12/16/2020 12:00:00 PM 12/16/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York A Bridge Between Eras Come enjoy the cool fall weather and changing foliage on this 1-hour hike. Learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, December 17 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 12/17/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/17/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, December 17 at 10:00 AM

Virtual Terrific Toddlers at Brandywine Creek State Park

Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information.

Add to Calendar 12/17/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/17/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Terrific Toddlers Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information. Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, December 17 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both

Add to Calendar 12/17/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/17/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, December 18 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 12/18/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/18/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Friday, December 18 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/18/2020 11:00:00 AM 12/18/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Friday, December 18 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both

Add to Calendar 12/18/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/18/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum Tours Capacity inside the newly renovated museum will be reduced to ensure enough room for proper social distancing. Self-guided experiences will have a designated route to ensure one-way paths and proper spacing. Beginning at 1 p.m., the hour-long tour of the Auburn Heights Mansion includes the two main floors; there are steps into the mansion as well as a flight of stairs inside Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, December 18 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/18/2020 2:00:00 PM 12/18/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, December 19 at 9:00 AM

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

The State of Delaware has benefitted from its diversity dating back to its earliest days. Although that legacy can be complicated, we celebrate stories of Freedom Seekers in their pursuit of the “North Star” and the dream of equality. Understanding their experiences is a critical part of our national pursuit of the founders' "more perfect Union." Free.

Add to Calendar 12/19/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/19/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Tales of Slavery and Freedom Walking Tour The State of Delaware has benefitted from its diversity dating back to its earliest days. Although that legacy can be complicated, we celebrate stories of Freedom Seekers in their pursuit of the “North Star” and the dream of equality. Understanding their experiences is a critical part of our national pursuit of the founders' "more perfect Union." Free. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, December 19 at 9:00 AM

Holly-day Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park for holly, mistletoe and pines and discover what the local wildlife does around the holiday season. Dress to go outside. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Limit 10. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 12/19/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/19/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Holly-day Hike Explore the park for holly, mistletoe and pines and discover what the local wildlife does around the holiday season. Dress to go outside. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. Limit 10. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, December 19 at 10:00 AM

Geology Hike: Hidden Pond at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join our naturalists for a 2 hour hike in the park to learn all about the unique geology that makes Brandywine Creek State Park so special. This week we will be hiking Hidden Pond. Meet at the Nature Center. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Call 302-655-5740 to reserve your spot.

Add to Calendar 12/19/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/19/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Geology Hike: Hidden Pond Join our naturalists for a 2 hour hike in the park to learn all about the unique geology that makes Brandywine Creek State Park so special. This week we will be hiking Hidden Pond. Meet at the Nature Center. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Call 302-655-5740 to reserve your spot. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, December 19 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/19/2020 11:00:00 AM 12/19/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, December 19 at 1:00 PM

Tales from the Whale Wallow at Lums Pond State Park

Come learn about the diverse habitats found at Lums Pond! In December, we will look at wetlands and how we can protect them. Pre-Registration required, to register call the park office at 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 12/19/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/19/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Tales from the Whale Wallow Come learn about the diverse habitats found at Lums Pond! In December, we will look at wetlands and how we can protect them. Pre-Registration required, to register call the park office at 302-368-6989. Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, December 19 at 1:00 PM

Ruins and History Hikes Series at Brandywine Creek State Park

Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more!

Add to Calendar 12/19/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/19/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Ruins and History Hikes Series Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more! Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, December 19 at 2:00 PM

Warm-up Your Winter Hike at Killens Pond State Park

Join us on a hike to warm up and get moving this winter. We will hike the Pondside Trail and explore how the animals and plants adapt to cold temperatures. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to register.

Add to Calendar 12/19/2020 2:00:00 PM 12/19/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Warm-up Your Winter Hike Join us on a hike to warm up and get moving this winter. We will hike the Pondside Trail and explore how the animals and plants adapt to cold temperatures. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Call 302-284-4299 to register. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, December 19 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/19/2020 2:00:00 PM 12/19/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Monday, December 21 at 9:00 AM

Solstice Hike at White Clay Creek State Park

Join us to celebrate the solstice, the “shortest” day of the year and a time for renewal and reflection. We’ll take a hike along one of our favorite trails to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Pre-registration required. Free

Add to Calendar 12/21/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/21/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Solstice Hike Join us to celebrate the solstice, the “shortest” day of the year and a time for renewal and reflection. We’ll take a hike along one of our favorite trails to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Pre-registration required. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, December 21 at 4:00 PM

Winter Solstice Hike at Delaware Seashore State Park

Enjoy a guided hike around Burton Island Nature Preserve with a park naturalist. At the conclusion of the hike, enjoy watching the sunset over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required $5 per person Call 302-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 12/21/2020 4:00:00 PM 12/21/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Solstice Hike Enjoy a guided hike around Burton Island Nature Preserve with a park naturalist. At the conclusion of the hike, enjoy watching the sunset over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required $5 per person Call 302-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, December 24 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 12/24/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/24/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, December 26 at 9:00 AM

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

HOLIDAY HOURS! The State of Delaware has benefitted from its diversity dating back to its earliest days. Although that legacy can be complicated, we celebrate stories of Freedom Seekers in their pursuit of the “North Star” and the dream of equality. Understanding their experiences is a critical part of our national pursuit of the founders' "more perfect Union." Free.

Add to Calendar 12/26/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/26/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Tales of Slavery and Freedom Walking Tour HOLIDAY HOURS! The State of Delaware has benefitted from its diversity dating back to its earliest days. Although that legacy can be complicated, we celebrate stories of Freedom Seekers in their pursuit of the “North Star” and the dream of equality. Understanding their experiences is a critical part of our national pursuit of the founders' "more perfect Union." Free. First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, December 29 at 5:00 PM

Full Moon Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Experience the park after dark and join a Naturalist for this fun Full Moon Hike! We will journey through the meadows and see the night sights and sounds. Hike will last approximately 1 hour. Meet at the Nature Center. Pre-registration required, space is limited. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/29/2020 5:00:00 PM 12/29/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Experience the park after dark and join a Naturalist for this fun Full Moon Hike! We will journey through the meadows and see the night sights and sounds. Hike will last approximately 1 hour. Meet at the Nature Center. Pre-registration required, space is limited. $5 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Wednesday, December 30 at 6:00 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 it's dazzling perforamnce. $4 per person

Add to Calendar 12/30/2020 6:00:00 PM 12/30/2020 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 it's dazzling perforamnce. $4 per person Bellevue State Park

Thursday, December 31 at 9:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

HOLIDAY HOURS! Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free.

Add to Calendar 12/31/2020 9:00:00 AM 12/31/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour HOLIDAY HOURS! Enjoy a FSHP classic! One of our knowledgeable and engaging historical interpreters will be waiting for you at the John Bell House (43 The Green), ready to give you a fascinating glimpse into days gone by. Inspired by a rich history spanning 300 years, each guided Stories of the Green tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Free. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, December 31 at 11:00 AM

Noon Year's Eve at Brandywine Zoo

Program fees will begin charging at Admission Gates starting at 10 am. Celebrate the New Year Zoo-style by ringing in the New Year at NOON! We’ll have fun activities and a celebratory atmosphere as the clock strikes 12 (Noon that is!)! Program takes place in the zoo so dress for the weather!

Add to Calendar 12/31/2020 11:00:00 AM 12/31/2020 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Noon Year's Eve Program fees will begin charging at Admission Gates starting at 10 am. Celebrate the New Year Zoo-style by ringing in the New Year at NOON! We’ll have fun activities and a celebratory atmosphere as the clock strikes 12 (Noon that is!)! Program takes place in the zoo so dress for the weather! Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, January 03 at 11:00 AM

Virtual Animal Careers Lecture Series at Brandywine Zoo

Instead of our usual, in-person Animal Careers Conference, this year we’re hosting a mini-lecture series focusing on careers working with animals. Speakers will discuss their career paths, what they do for their jobs, and there will be time for Q & A with each presenter. We’ll feature speakers who work in zoos, as wildlife biologists, veterinarians, and more. Check our website for our upcoming guest speaker list. Fee: $8, $20 for all 3 (for live participation or to purchase a recording of the lecture later)

Add to Calendar 1/3/2021 11:00:00 AM 12/6/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Animal Careers Lecture Series Instead of our usual, in-person Animal Careers Conference, this year we’re hosting a mini-lecture series focusing on careers working with animals. Speakers will discuss their career paths, what they do for their jobs, and there will be time for Q & A with each presenter. We’ll feature speakers who work in zoos, as wildlife biologists, veterinarians, and more. Check our website for our upcoming guest speaker list. Fee: $8, $20 for all 3 (for live participation or to purchase a recording of the lecture later) Brandywine Zoo