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Saturday, May 28 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 5/28/2022 9:00:00 AM 5/28/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Saturday, May 28 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

Bottlenose dolphins return to our waters every spring. Discover why they come back and go on a guided search from shore. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 5/28/2022 9:00:00 AM 5/28/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Bottlenose dolphins return to our waters every spring. Discover why they come back and go on a guided search from shore. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 28 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Rock Climbing - FULL at Alapocas Run State Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/28/2022 9:30:00 AM 5/28/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Rock Climbing - FULL Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday (the day before the program date). Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $26 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, May 28 at 10:00 AM

Terrapin Talk at Delaware Seashore State Park

When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival! No pre-registration required. Free

Add to Calendar 5/28/2022 10:00:00 AM 5/28/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival! No pre-registration required. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, May 28 at 10:00 AM

Junior Naturalist - Individual Week at White Clay Creek State Park

Join us for this series for in-depth investigations of different nature topics. This program is geared to ages 6 - 12, drop-off program. Must pre-register. Cost is $25 per student for the full series or $8 per class.

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Add to Calendar 5/28/2022 10:00:00 AM 5/28/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Junior Naturalist - Individual Week Join us for this series for in-depth investigations of different nature topics. This program is geared to ages 6 - 12, drop-off program. Must pre-register. Cost is $25 per student for the full series or $8 per class. White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, May 28 at 11:00 AM

These Honored Dead: Veterans in Dover Cemeteries at First State Heritage Park

Delawareans have served this country since the Revolutionary War and they lay buried on far-flung battlefields as well as in their home soil. Join an interpreter for this special tour program through a local Dover cemetery, paying homage these honored dead by recounting their stories. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE

Add to Calendar 5/28/2022 11:00:00 AM 5/28/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York These Honored Dead: Veterans in Dover Cemeteries Delawareans have served this country since the Revolutionary War and they lay buried on far-flung battlefields as well as in their home soil. Join an interpreter for this special tour program through a local Dover cemetery, paying homage these honored dead by recounting their stories. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. FREE First State Heritage Park

Saturday, May 28 at 11:00 AM

Cape Invasion at Fort Miles Historical Area

Cape Henlopen has been invaded…by plants! Join us for a biking tour that explores how building Fort Miles led to a change in Cape Henlopen’s ecology. Please bring your own bike. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 15. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 5/28/2022 11:00:00 AM 5/28/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Cape Invasion Cape Henlopen has been invaded…by plants! Join us for a biking tour that explores how building Fort Miles led to a change in Cape Henlopen’s ecology. Please bring your own bike. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 15. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, May 28 at 1:00 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Saturday, May 28 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 5/28/2022 2:00:00 PM 5/28/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, May 28 at 2:00 PM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 5/28/2022 2:00:00 PM 5/28/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 28 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

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

Saturday, May 28 at 5:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles Historical Area

Take a ride on a historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park looking at some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Biden Center. For ages 7 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $8 per person

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Add to Calendar 5/28/2022 5:00:00 PM 5/28/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on a historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park looking at some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Biden Center. For ages 7 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-655-5007. $8 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, May 28 at 8:30 PM

Night Hike at Killens Pond State Park

Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists for a hike starting at sunset. We hope to hear and see some of our local nocturnal wildlife! Hike will be about 1.5 miles. Exact meeting location will be provided upon registration. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information and to pre-register. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 5/28/2022 8:30:00 PM 5/28/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists for a hike starting at sunset. We hope to hear and see some of our local nocturnal wildlife! Hike will be about 1.5 miles. Exact meeting location will be provided upon registration. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information and to pre-register. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, May 29 at 8:00 AM

Roger Matsumoto: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Roger Matsumoto's main medium in photography is the palladium print. Over the years, he has expanded the concept beyond the traditional print to make what he calls palladium monoprints. Palladium monoprints are works that contain a palladium print image within a larger work comprising hand-drawn elements. This process is what makes all of Roger's work completely unique. This exhibit will be open daily from May 1-May 30, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 5/29/2022 8:00:00 AM 5/29/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Roger Matsumoto: Temporary Exhibition Roger Matsumoto's main medium in photography is the palladium print. Over the years, he has expanded the concept beyond the traditional print to make what he calls palladium monoprints. Palladium monoprints are works that contain a palladium print image within a larger work comprising hand-drawn elements. This process is what makes all of Roger's work completely unique. This exhibit will be open daily from May 1-May 30, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Sunday, May 29 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

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

Add to Calendar 5/29/2022 1:00:00 PM 5/29/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, May 29 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Afternoons at Wilmington State Parks

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

Add to Calendar 5/29/2022 1:00:00 PM 5/29/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Afternoons Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, May 29 at 1:00 PM

Monument 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 by noon, May 26th at 302.577.7020. FREE

Add to Calendar 5/29/2022 1:00:00 PM 5/29/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Monument 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 by noon, May 26th at 302.577.7020. FREE Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, May 29 at 7:00 PM

Guided Kayak Paddle at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 5/29/2022 7:00:00 PM 5/29/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Monday, May 30 at 8:00 AM

Roger Matsumoto: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Roger Matsumoto's main medium in photography is the palladium print. Over the years, he has expanded the concept beyond the traditional print to make what he calls palladium monoprints. Palladium monoprints are works that contain a palladium print image within a larger work comprising hand-drawn elements. This process is what makes all of Roger's work completely unique. This exhibit will be open daily from May 1-May 30, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 5/30/2022 8:00:00 AM 5/30/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Roger Matsumoto: Temporary Exhibition Roger Matsumoto's main medium in photography is the palladium print. Over the years, he has expanded the concept beyond the traditional print to make what he calls palladium monoprints. Palladium monoprints are works that contain a palladium print image within a larger work comprising hand-drawn elements. This process is what makes all of Roger's work completely unique. This exhibit will be open daily from May 1-May 30, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Monday, May 30 at 2:00 PM

Wetland Critters at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a naturalist-led program which includes a close-up look at some of our nature center resident reptiles and amphibians! Program meets at the nature center. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 5/30/2022 2:00:00 PM 5/30/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Wetland Critters Enjoy a naturalist-led program which includes a close-up look at some of our nature center resident reptiles and amphibians! Program meets at the nature center. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Monday, May 30 at 7:30 PM

New Moon Stargazing at Auburn Valley State Park

New Program! In the first phase of the lunar calendar, the sun and moon align, hiding the moon from the earth. This provides the darkest night of the month. Perfect for observing constellations and star clusters. Join us at Auburn Valley State Park for an evening of stargazing. A few telescopes will be set up on site, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own. A park naturalist will be onsite to point out some of the more interesting celestial bodies. The event parking lot at 3000 Creek Road across from the Marshall Mansion will be open at 7 p.m. and close promptly at 11:15 p.m. Call the Park Office at 302-729-4280 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 5/30/2022 7:30:00 PM 5/30/2022 11:00:00 PM America/New_York New Moon Stargazing New Program! In the first phase of the lunar calendar, the sun and moon align, hiding the moon from the earth. This provides the darkest night of the month. Perfect for observing constellations and star clusters. Join us at Auburn Valley State Park for an evening of stargazing. A few telescopes will be set up on site, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own. A park naturalist will be onsite to point out some of the more interesting celestial bodies. The event parking lot at 3000 Creek Road across from the Marshall Mansion will be open at 7 p.m. and close promptly at 11:15 p.m. Call the Park Office at 302-729-4280 to register. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Wednesday, June 01 at 8:00 AM

Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 6/1/2022 8:00:00 AM 6/1/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, June 01 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Thursday, June 02 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/2/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/2/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, June 02 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/2/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/2/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, June 03 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Friday, June 03 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/3/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/3/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, June 03 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/3/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/3/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, June 03 at 5:00 PM

Foodie Friday at Wilmington State Parks

Listen to live music while viewing our new temporary exhibit while eating tasty bites from local food trucks. Free

Add to Calendar 6/3/2022 5:00:00 PM 6/3/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Foodie Friday Listen to live music while viewing our new temporary exhibit while eating tasty bites from local food trucks. Free Wilmington State Parks

Friday, June 03 at 5:00 PM

Foodie Friday at Alapocas Run State Park

Listen to live music while viewing our new temporary exhibit while eating tasty bites from local food trucks. Free

Add to Calendar 6/3/2022 5:00:00 PM 6/3/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Foodie Friday Listen to live music while viewing our new temporary exhibit while eating tasty bites from local food trucks. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Friday, June 03 at 5:30 PM

Brew at the Zoo at Brandywine Zoo

Party at the zoo after hours at this lively outdoor event among the animals. Enjoy a variety of beer, wine and spirits from numerous vendors, light fare provided by local restaurants, and topped off by Hy-Point ice cream. 93.7 WSTW will churn the fun with games and music. You’ll get up close with animals. Check the website for a full list of brewers and restaurants serving. Food and beverages are included in admission ticket. Zoo Member: $45 | Non-Member: $50; Member Alcohol-free ticket: $25 | Non-Member Alcohol-free ticket: $30; Member (Ages 5-17): $15 | Non-Member (Ages 5-17): $20 | Under 5: Free

Add to Calendar 6/3/2022 5:30:00 PM 6/3/2022 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Brew at the Zoo Party at the zoo after hours at this lively outdoor event among the animals. Enjoy a variety of beer, wine and spirits from numerous vendors, light fare provided by local restaurants, and topped off by Hy-Point ice cream. 93.7 WSTW will churn the fun with games and music. You’ll get up close with animals. Check the website for a full list of brewers and restaurants serving. Food and beverages are included in admission ticket. Zoo Member: $45 | Non-Member: $50; Member Alcohol-free ticket: $25 | Non-Member Alcohol-free ticket: $30; Member (Ages 5-17): $15 | Non-Member (Ages 5-17): $20 | Under 5: Free Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, June 04 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Saturday, June 04 at 10:00 AM

Battery Hike at Fort Dupont State Park

Fort DuPont was built to defend the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy ships that might want to cause harm to those areas. The weapons used in this process were amazing (as were the men who worked them). Come hear the stories of Fort DuPont's early days, and take a look at the gun batteries that are still on site. Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes that you don't mind getting a little dirty for this one-hour adventure. The tour is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov.

Add to Calendar 6/4/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/4/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Battery Hike Fort DuPont was built to defend the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy ships that might want to cause harm to those areas. The weapons used in this process were amazing (as were the men who worked them). Come hear the stories of Fort DuPont's early days, and take a look at the gun batteries that are still on site. Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes that you don't mind getting a little dirty for this one-hour adventure. The tour is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov. Fort Dupont State Park

Saturday, June 04 at 11:00 AM

A Victorian Picnic on the Green at First State Heritage Park

Experience the Dover Green as it was meant to enjoyed! Bring a blanket down to the city's oldest park and enjoy a historically-inspired picnic lunch under shady trees, a nine-piece brass band, and popular Victorian lawn games. Free to attend, but purchase a meal ahead of time for $25 each. Questions? Email TourFSHP@delaware.gov or call 302-739-9194.

Add to Calendar 6/4/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/4/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York A Victorian Picnic on the Green Experience the Dover Green as it was meant to enjoyed! Bring a blanket down to the city's oldest park and enjoy a historically-inspired picnic lunch under shady trees, a nine-piece brass band, and popular Victorian lawn games. Free to attend, but purchase a meal ahead of time for $25 each. Questions? Email TourFSHP@delaware.gov or call 302-739-9194. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, June 04 at 11:00 AM

Victorian Picnic at First State Heritage Park

Returning for 2022 - Experience the Dover Green as it was meant to enjoyed! Bring a blanket to the city's oldest park and enjoy a historically-inspired picnic lunch under shady trees, a nine-piece brass band, popular Victorian lawn games, and more. This is a family-friendly, fan-favorite event, so book today! Your ticket includes your meal ticket, which offers four different meal combinations, including a vegetarian option. Event coordinators will reach out to you to select your preferences. Bring your own beverage, or purchase one! Questions? Email TourFSHP@delaware.gov or call 302-739-9194. $25 per meal

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Add to Calendar 6/4/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/4/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Victorian Picnic Returning for 2022 - Experience the Dover Green as it was meant to enjoyed! Bring a blanket to the city's oldest park and enjoy a historically-inspired picnic lunch under shady trees, a nine-piece brass band, popular Victorian lawn games, and more. This is a family-friendly, fan-favorite event, so book today! Your ticket includes your meal ticket, which offers four different meal combinations, including a vegetarian option. Event coordinators will reach out to you to select your preferences. Bring your own beverage, or purchase one! Questions? Email TourFSHP@delaware.gov or call 302-739-9194. $25 per meal First State Heritage Park

Saturday, June 04 at 2:00 PM

Habitat Hikes: Marvelous Meadows at Killens Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/4/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/4/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Habitat Hikes: Marvelous Meadows Killens Pond has many different habitats, including meadows. Join us as we learn about what makes meadows unique and what we can find there. Make sure to bring close-toed shoes for an adventure around one of our meadows. On Saturday, meet at the campground amphitheater, on Sunday meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to pre-register and for more information; pre-registration is required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, June 04 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/4/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/4/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, June 04 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

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

Sunday, June 05 at 8:00 AM

Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 6/5/2022 8:00:00 AM 6/5/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Sunday, June 05 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) at Brandywine Zoo

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

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

Sunday, June 05 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/5/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/5/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, June 05 at 11:00 AM

Beeing Queen with Sassy Bee at Bellevue State Park

Earn your wings as you learn how to be Queen Bee! With activities, crafts and more, resident beekeeper, 'Sassy Bee'—the original Queen Bee herself—will make sure you're ready for your crown. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/5/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/5/2022 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Beeing Queen with Sassy Bee Earn your wings as you learn how to be Queen Bee! With activities, crafts and more, resident beekeeper, 'Sassy Bee'—the original Queen Bee herself—will make sure you're ready for your crown. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $6 per person Bellevue State Park

Sunday, June 05 at 12:30 PM

June Steamin Day at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/5/2022 12:30:00 PM 6/5/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York June Steamin Day The best way to experience Auburn Heights is to attend a monthly Steamin' Day! Climb into an antique automobile, board one of the 1/8-scale trains, enjoy fresh steam-popped popcorn and experience what it was like to travel at the turn of the 20th century. Tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family or view their incredible collection of Stanley steam cars inside the Marshall Steam Museum. You'll find something for everyone, age 2 to 92! Admission is $12 age 13 & up; $8 age 12 & under (infants free). with an option to add mansion tours for $8 age 13 & up; $4 age 12 & under (infants free). Learn more at auburnheights.org. Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, June 05 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

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

Add to Calendar 6/5/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/5/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, June 05 at 1:00 PM

Sunday Stroll at White Clay Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/5/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/5/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sunday Stroll Join Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Master Naturalist, Shelli Smith, for a relaxing stroll through White Clay Creek. Awaken your senses and deepen your relationship with the natural world through sensory explorations that combine curiosity, wandering and rest. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, nature therapy walks have proven health benefits including stress reduction, lower cortisol levels, reduced blood pressure, and improved immunity. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Call 302-368-6900 by the Friday prior to program date. Free Program. White Clay Creek State Park

Sunday, June 05 at 2:00 PM

Habitat Hikes: Marvelous Meadows at Killens Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/5/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/5/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Habitat Hikes: Marvelous Meadows Killens Pond has many different habitats, including meadows. Join us as we learn about what makes meadows unique and what we can find there. Make sure to bring close-toed shoes for an adventure around one of our meadows. On Saturday, meet at the campground amphitheater, on Sunday meet at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to pre-register and for more information; pre-registration is required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Tuesday, June 07 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

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

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

Wednesday, June 08 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Wednesday, June 08 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

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

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

Thursday, June 09 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Thursday, June 09 at 6:00 PM

Opera Delaware & Summer Music Exhibit Opening at Auburn Valley State Park

New Event! Auburn Valley State Park welcomes Opera Delaware to Auburn Heights for a fantastic outdoor experience of live music on the grounds of the mansion free for all visitors. The one hour performance by four amazing vocalists includes period pieces popular at the time of Auburn Height's construction and other beautiful operatic songs. Bring your own chairs or picnic blankets to spread out on the grounds and enjoy music as air cools. The first floor of the mansion will open 30 minutes before the performance to display the new summer exhibit Turn of the Century Melodies. Translation and captioning software so you can follow along on your mobile devices during all of the songs. Enjoy this rare and free opportunity to start the summer off with beautiful sound!

Add to Calendar 6/9/2022 6:00:00 PM 6/9/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Opera Delaware & Summer Music Exhibit Opening New Event! Auburn Valley State Park welcomes Opera Delaware to Auburn Heights for a fantastic outdoor experience of live music on the grounds of the mansion free for all visitors. The one hour performance by four amazing vocalists includes period pieces popular at the time of Auburn Height's construction and other beautiful operatic songs. Bring your own chairs or picnic blankets to spread out on the grounds and enjoy music as air cools. The first floor of the mansion will open 30 minutes before the performance to display the new summer exhibit Turn of the Century Melodies. Translation and captioning software so you can follow along on your mobile devices during all of the songs. Enjoy this rare and free opportunity to start the summer off with beautiful sound! Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, June 10 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Friday, June 10 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/10/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/10/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, June 10 at 7:00 PM

History, Animals, and Plants... Oh My!! Family Trivia Night at Killens Pond State Park at Killens Pond State Park

Think you and your family or friends know everything? Here is your chance to test your knowledge! Join us for some fun, family-friendly trivia and compete for prizes. Limited refreshments will be provided. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/10/2022 7:00:00 PM 6/10/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York History, Animals, and Plants... Oh My!! Family Trivia Night at Killens Pond State Park Think you and your family or friends know everything? Here is your chance to test your knowledge! Join us for some fun, family-friendly trivia and compete for prizes. Limited refreshments will be provided. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Friday, June 10 at 8:00 PM

Full Moon Friday at White Clay Creek State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/10/2022 8:00:00 PM 6/10/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Friday Join our park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon. We’ll start the hike as the sun sets and then enjoy the moonrise as we return. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, June 11 at 9:00 AM

Juneteenth, the Civil War, and the United States Colored Troops at First State Heritage Park

Juneteenth is a holiday with its roots in the end of the American Civil War, a celebration of the formerly-enslaved as they looked towards the future as free people. No one personified this experience more than the United States Colored Troops, Black soldiers who fought for the Union and emancipation. Today, we'll be exploring more about these courageous men who forged their liberty in the fires of battle. We hope you'll join us for this program and more at the John Bell House (43 The Green) in the days leading up to the Juneteenth holiday, Sunday, June 19, 2022. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 6/11/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/11/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Juneteenth, the Civil War, and the United States Colored Troops Juneteenth is a holiday with its roots in the end of the American Civil War, a celebration of the formerly-enslaved as they looked towards the future as free people. No one personified this experience more than the United States Colored Troops, Black soldiers who fought for the Union and emancipation. Today, we'll be exploring more about these courageous men who forged their liberty in the fires of battle. We hope you'll join us for this program and more at the John Bell House (43 The Green) in the days leading up to the Juneteenth holiday, Sunday, June 19, 2022. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, June 11 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/11/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/11/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, June 11 at 9:30 AM

Beach Driving 101 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Park rangers and veteran surf-fisherman will teach you the park rules and guidelines for driving on State Park beaches. Plus, get some tips and tricks for a successful, stuck-free day of surf-fishing. This is an indoor presentation only, no actual driving on the beach. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/11/2022 9:30:00 AM 6/11/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Beach Driving 101 Park rangers and veteran surf-fisherman will teach you the park rules and guidelines for driving on State Park beaches. Plus, get some tips and tricks for a successful, stuck-free day of surf-fishing. This is an indoor presentation only, no actual driving on the beach. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, June 11 at 1:00 PM

Art in Action: Mosaics at Alapocas Run State Park

Participants will discover how to create and design a mosaic stepping stone. There will be five interactive stations where participants will learn how to layout their designs, use mosaic tools and apply mosaic to stepping stones. Spots are limited, pre-registration is required. Please call 302-577-1164 to register. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Add to Calendar 6/11/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/11/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Art in Action: Mosaics Participants will discover how to create and design a mosaic stepping stone. There will be five interactive stations where participants will learn how to layout their designs, use mosaic tools and apply mosaic to stepping stones. Spots are limited, pre-registration is required. Please call 302-577-1164 to register. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, June 11 at 2:00 PM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/11/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/11/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, June 11 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/11/2022 5:00:00 PM 6/11/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, June 11 at 8:00 PM

Night Programs (themes vary) at Killens Pond State Park

Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/11/2022 8:00:00 PM 6/11/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Night Programs (themes vary) Explore the park after dark! Join naturalists to explore different aspects of our natural world. Topics: June 11 - owls, August 13 - moon folklore. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, June 12 at 8:00 AM

Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 6/12/2022 8:00:00 AM 6/12/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Sunday, June 12 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) at Brandywine Zoo

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

Add to Calendar 6/12/2022 9:15:00 AM 6/12/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, June 12 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

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

Add to Calendar 6/12/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/12/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Tuesday, June 14 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/14/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, June 14 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2022 9:30:00 AM 6/14/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, June 14 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/14/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, June 14 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/14/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, June 14 at 1:30 PM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2022 1:30:00 PM 6/14/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, June 14 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/14/2022 6:00:00 PM 6/14/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, June 14 at 8:30 PM

Full Moon Hike at Bellevue State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2022 8:30:00 PM 6/14/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the sun goes down, the moon comes out! Join our hike through the park as we search for a good view of its dazzling performance. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $6 per person Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, June 14 at 9:00 PM

Full Moon Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2022 9:00:00 PM 6/14/2022 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Join the park's naturalists for a hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Discover where the moon's nicknames come from. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program. $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Wednesday, June 15 at 9:00 AM

Juneteenth, the Civil War, and the United States Colored Troops at First State Heritage Park

Juneteenth is a holiday with its roots in the end of the American Civil War, a celebration of the formerly-enslaved as they looked towards the future as free people. No one personified this experience more than the United States Colored Troops, Black soldiers who fought for the Union and emancipation. Today, we'll be exploring more about these courageous men who forged their liberty in the fires of battle. We hope you'll join us for this program and more at the John Bell House (43 The Green) in the days leading up to the Juneteenth holiday, Sunday, June 19, 2022. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 6/15/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/15/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Juneteenth, the Civil War, and the United States Colored Troops Juneteenth is a holiday with its roots in the end of the American Civil War, a celebration of the formerly-enslaved as they looked towards the future as free people. No one personified this experience more than the United States Colored Troops, Black soldiers who fought for the Union and emancipation. Today, we'll be exploring more about these courageous men who forged their liberty in the fires of battle. We hope you'll join us for this program and more at the John Bell House (43 The Green) in the days leading up to the Juneteenth holiday, Sunday, June 19, 2022. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, June 15 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/15/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/15/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, June 15 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/15/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, June 15 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

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

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

Wednesday, June 15 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2022 9:30:00 AM 6/15/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 15 at 10:00 AM

Story On The Go at Alapocas Run State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/15/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/15/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Story On The Go Drop by the Storybook trail as the naturalists explore stories and nature with hands-on activities based on the month’s story. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, June 15 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/15/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/15/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/15/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/15/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, June 15 at 2:30 PM

Lyle Gun Firing at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/15/2022 2:30:00 PM 6/15/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 15 at 5:00 PM

Swamp Canoe Tour at Trap Pond State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2022 5:00:00 PM 6/15/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Swamp Canoe Tour Paddle through the northernmost stand of Baldcypress trees in the U.S. Learn why this type of swamp occurs no further north and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the swamp. No experience necessary. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $15 per person Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, June 15 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2022 6:00:00 PM 6/15/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 15 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2022 8:00:00 PM 6/15/2022 9:45:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 15 at 8:30 PM

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

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

Add to Calendar 6/15/2022 8:30:00 PM 6/15/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 16 at 9:00 AM

Juneteenth, the Civil War, and the United States Colored Troops at First State Heritage Park

Juneteenth is a holiday with its roots in the end of the American Civil War, a celebration of the formerly-enslaved as they looked towards the future as free people. No one personified this experience more than the United States Colored Troops, Black soldiers who fought for the Union and emancipation. Today, we'll be exploring more about these courageous men who forged their liberty in the fires of battle. We hope you'll join us for this program and more at the John Bell House (43 The Green) in the days leading up to the Juneteenth holiday, Sunday, June 19, 2022. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 6/16/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/16/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Juneteenth, the Civil War, and the United States Colored Troops Juneteenth is a holiday with its roots in the end of the American Civil War, a celebration of the formerly-enslaved as they looked towards the future as free people. No one personified this experience more than the United States Colored Troops, Black soldiers who fought for the Union and emancipation. Today, we'll be exploring more about these courageous men who forged their liberty in the fires of battle. We hope you'll join us for this program and more at the John Bell House (43 The Green) in the days leading up to the Juneteenth holiday, Sunday, June 19, 2022. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, June 16 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/16/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/16/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, June 16 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/16/2022 9:30:00 AM 6/16/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 16 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go at Alapocas Run State Park

Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs'. Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Week 1 – Water Works; Week 2 – Creekside Castles; Week 3 – Brainstorming with Bridges; Week 4 – Creature Comforts; Week 5 – Local Landscapes; Week 6 – Functional Forms; Week 7 – Magical Movement; Week 8 – Hot Times in The City; Week 9 – Imagi-Nature. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free

Add to Calendar 6/16/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/16/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs'. Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Week 1 – Water Works; Week 2 – Creekside Castles; Week 3 – Brainstorming with Bridges; Week 4 – Creature Comforts; Week 5 – Local Landscapes; Week 6 – Functional Forms; Week 7 – Magical Movement; Week 8 – Hot Times in The City; Week 9 – Imagi-Nature. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Thursday, June 16 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/16/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/16/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, June 16 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/16/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/16/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, June 16 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/16/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/16/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, June 16 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/16/2022 1:30:00 PM 6/16/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 16 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/16/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/16/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 16 at 5:00 PM

Auburn Heights After Hours: Cycles and Chords at Auburn Valley State Park

Join us for scenic views, craft brews and games to amuse! Explore our picturesque grounds after hours with a different food truck, featured exhibiting group and other fun activities. Join us this month for cycles and chords! Delaware's Highwheel Bike Club, the Wheelmen, will demonstrate a variety of early bicycles around the site. Then strike a chord with new music exhibits inside the Auburn Heights mansion and the Marshall Steam Museum. Admission is $6 age 13 & up; $3 age 6-12, Members & children under 5 free. Food available from Ennis BBQ a la carte or part of a "Dinner and Drink Special" and beer from Dew Point Brewing. Learn more at auburnheights.org.

Add to Calendar 6/16/2022 5:00:00 PM 6/16/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights After Hours: Cycles and Chords Join us for scenic views, craft brews and games to amuse! Explore our picturesque grounds after hours with a different food truck, featured exhibiting group and other fun activities. Join us this month for cycles and chords! Delaware's Highwheel Bike Club, the Wheelmen, will demonstrate a variety of early bicycles around the site. Then strike a chord with new music exhibits inside the Auburn Heights mansion and the Marshall Steam Museum. Admission is $6 age 13 & up; $3 age 6-12, Members & children under 5 free. Food available from Ennis BBQ a la carte or part of a "Dinner and Drink Special" and beer from Dew Point Brewing. Learn more at auburnheights.org. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, June 16 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/16/2022 6:00:00 PM 6/16/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 PM

Guided Kayak Paddle at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 6/16/2022 7:00:00 PM 6/16/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Thursday, June 16 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/16/2022 8:30:00 PM 6/16/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, June 16 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/16/2022 8:30:00 PM 6/16/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, June 17 at 9:00 AM

Juneteenth, the Civil War, and the United States Colored Troops at First State Heritage Park

Juneteenth is a holiday with its roots in the end of the American Civil War, a celebration of the formerly-enslaved as they looked towards the future as free people. No one personified this experience more than the United States Colored Troops, Black soldiers who fought for the Union and emancipation. Today, we'll be exploring more about these courageous men who forged their liberty in the fires of battle. We hope you'll join us for this program and more at the John Bell House (43 The Green) in the days leading up to the Juneteenth holiday, Sunday, June 19, 2022. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 6/17/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/17/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Juneteenth, the Civil War, and the United States Colored Troops Juneteenth is a holiday with its roots in the end of the American Civil War, a celebration of the formerly-enslaved as they looked towards the future as free people. No one personified this experience more than the United States Colored Troops, Black soldiers who fought for the Union and emancipation. Today, we'll be exploring more about these courageous men who forged their liberty in the fires of battle. We hope you'll join us for this program and more at the John Bell House (43 The Green) in the days leading up to the Juneteenth holiday, Sunday, June 19, 2022. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Friday, June 17 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/17/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/17/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Friday, June 17 at 9:00 AM

Citizen Science at the Shore at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/17/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/17/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Citizen Science at the Shore Do science and help the beach? Yes, you can! Have fun collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, June 17 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/17/2022 9:30:00 AM 6/17/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, June 17 at 10:00 AM

Junior Life-Savers at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/17/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/17/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Junior Life-Savers Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, June 17 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/17/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/17/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, June 17 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/17/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/17/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, June 17 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/17/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/17/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, June 17 at 2:00 PM

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

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

Add to Calendar 6/17/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/17/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour! Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, June 17 at 2:00 PM

Purple Martin Nest Check at Auburn Valley State Park

Did you know that Purple Martins are geographically loyal and will return to the same nesting site year after year if it is still suitable? Adding new houses to colony sites can help birders accommodate growing purple martin families and increase their local bird population. AVSP is trying to help grow its own local colony, which in time will grow as these birds and their descendants return to our park! Join experienced birder Charles Shattuck as he leads us on a Purple Martins walk, and join him as he takes an inventory of their nests, get to see Purple Martin eggs and juvenile birds in this rare experience for the general public. Attendance is free and reservations are not required but to get a fair estimate of attendance we ask you to call the office with your expected group size at 302-729-4280. Meet in the pavilion parking lot on Yorklyn Road next to the Post Office.

Add to Calendar 6/17/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/17/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Purple Martin Nest Check Did you know that Purple Martins are geographically loyal and will return to the same nesting site year after year if it is still suitable? Adding new houses to colony sites can help birders accommodate growing purple martin families and increase their local bird population. AVSP is trying to help grow its own local colony, which in time will grow as these birds and their descendants return to our park! Join experienced birder Charles Shattuck as he leads us on a Purple Martins walk, and join him as he takes an inventory of their nests, get to see Purple Martin eggs and juvenile birds in this rare experience for the general public. Attendance is free and reservations are not required but to get a fair estimate of attendance we ask you to call the office with your expected group size at 302-729-4280. Meet in the pavilion parking lot on Yorklyn Road next to the Post Office. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, June 17 at 9:00 PM

Firefly Friday at Brandywine Creek State Park

Meet us at the nature center for a journey in the meadows after dark. What is a firefly and how does it light up? Learn what makes fireflies so cool, and why they need our help! We will also enjoy their enchanting light show in the meadow and along the forest edge. Pre-registration required, register online. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/17/2022 9:00:00 PM 6/17/2022 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Firefly Friday Meet us at the nature center for a journey in the meadows after dark. What is a firefly and how does it light up? Learn what makes fireflies so cool, and why they need our help! We will also enjoy their enchanting light show in the meadow and along the forest edge. Pre-registration required, register online. $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, June 18 at 9:00 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/18/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, June 18 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Saturday, June 18 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 9:30:00 AM 6/18/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, June 18 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/18/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, June 18 at 10:00 AM

Wetland Walk at Port Penn Interpretive Center

Many residents of Port Penn supplemented their income throughout the year with hunting, trapping and fishing—all of which made use of the proximity of the wetland. For this program we will enjoy the wetland trail, talk about the wetland and its importance to Port Penn and keep an eye out for the incredible wildlife that makes Delaware so special. We will also talk about the various elements of the seasonal economy that was so important to the residents of Port Penn throughout much of its history. All tours start at the interpretive center. The tour is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov.

Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/18/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wetland Walk Many residents of Port Penn supplemented their income throughout the year with hunting, trapping and fishing—all of which made use of the proximity of the wetland. For this program we will enjoy the wetland trail, talk about the wetland and its importance to Port Penn and keep an eye out for the incredible wildlife that makes Delaware so special. We will also talk about the various elements of the seasonal economy that was so important to the residents of Port Penn throughout much of its history. All tours start at the interpretive center. The tour is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, June 18 at 10:00 AM

Dover Comic Con at First State Heritage Park

Let your nerd flag fly! Come down and visit with your favorite fictional characters brought to life by talented fans, visit the vendors and artists and swing by our John Bell House too while you're at it! Throughout the day, FSHP will be offering paper-cut silhouettes in a unique combination of 18th-century craft and 21st-century pop culture. You can also catch a walking tour which reveals the city's shadowy past, True Crime: Dover, and perhaps even a glimpse of the Caped Crusader all the way from Victorian Gotham's gas-lit streets! This community event is hosted by the Delaware State News, Dover Public Library, and the City of Dover. Sponsored in-part by First State Heritage Park. Discover more at https://delmarvaevents.net/e/dover-comic-con-2022. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/18/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Dover Comic Con Let your nerd flag fly! Come down and visit with your favorite fictional characters brought to life by talented fans, visit the vendors and artists and swing by our John Bell House too while you're at it! Throughout the day, FSHP will be offering paper-cut silhouettes in a unique combination of 18th-century craft and 21st-century pop culture. You can also catch a walking tour which reveals the city's shadowy past, True Crime: Dover, and perhaps even a glimpse of the Caped Crusader all the way from Victorian Gotham's gas-lit streets! This community event is hosted by the Delaware State News, Dover Public Library, and the City of Dover. Sponsored in-part by First State Heritage Park. Discover more at https://delmarvaevents.net/e/dover-comic-con-2022. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, June 18 at 10:00 AM

Tidal Flats Exploration at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/18/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Tidal Flats Exploration Grab a hand net and search for fish, crabs and other aquatic life on the bay flats at low tide and uncover how they adapt to this changing habitat. Wear old shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, June 18 at 10:00 AM

Biweekly Pollinator Garden Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/18/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Biweekly Pollinator Garden Walk There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, June 18 at 10:30 AM

Panning for Creek Gems at White Clay Creek State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 10:30:00 AM 6/18/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Panning for Creek Gems Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, June 18 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/18/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older. Cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, June 18 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/18/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, June 18 at 1:00 PM

Tulip Tree Nature Preserve Guided Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/18/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Tulip Tree Nature Preserve Guided Hike Come hike the old growth forest! Learn about the history of our nature preserve as we explore and learn about its human and ecological history over the last several hundred years and why it's an important habitat to preserve. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, June 18 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/18/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, June 18 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 1:30:00 PM 6/18/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 PM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/18/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/18/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 PM

Primitive Skills: Shelter Building at Killens Pond State Park

Join naturalists for an informative session on wilderness survival. Learn the basics and preparation for shelter building! Open to all ages, wear outdoor clothes. Saturday at the campground ampitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299 for more information or register. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/18/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Primitive Skills: Shelter Building Join naturalists for an informative session on wilderness survival. Learn the basics and preparation for shelter building! Open to all ages, wear outdoor clothes. Saturday at the campground ampitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299 for more information or register. $5 per person. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, June 18 at 3:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 3:00:00 PM 6/18/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, June 18 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/18/2022 5:00:00 PM 6/18/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, June 19 at 8:00 AM

Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 6/19/2022 8:00:00 AM 6/19/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Sunday, June 19 at 8:00 AM

Youth Fishing Tournament at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/19/2022 8:00:00 AM 6/19/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Youth Fishing Tournament Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 and run until 11. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment can be provided (please mention when you register), or bring your own. Open to ages 15 and under. Register at the Baldcrypress Nature Center on or by the morning of the program or call us at 302-875-5163. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, June 19 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) at Brandywine Zoo

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

Add to Calendar 6/19/2022 9:15:00 AM 6/19/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, June 19 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/19/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/19/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, June 19 at 11:00 AM

Museum Open House at Port Penn Interpretive Center

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

Add to Calendar 6/19/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/19/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Museum Open House The Port Penn Interpretive Center is a collection of amazing historical items from the village of Port Penn. On this special day, the museum will be open for visitation with food items available, and will have self-guided tour brochures so that visitors can tour the town and the Port Penn Wetlands Trail. You don't want to miss these special opportunities to see the Port Penn Collection! Free Port Penn Interpretive Center

Sunday, June 19 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/19/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/19/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, June 19 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

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

Add to Calendar 6/19/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/19/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, June 19 at 2:00 PM

Primitive Skills: Shelter Building at Killens Pond State Park

Join naturalists for an informative session on wilderness survival. Learn the basics and preparation for shelter building! Open to all ages, wear outdoor clothes. Saturday at the campground ampitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299 for more information or register. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/19/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/19/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Primitive Skills: Shelter Building Join naturalists for an informative session on wilderness survival. Learn the basics and preparation for shelter building! Open to all ages, wear outdoor clothes. Saturday at the campground ampitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299 for more information or register. $5 per person. Killens Pond State Park

Monday, June 20 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/20/2022 9:30:00 AM 6/20/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, June 20 at 6:30 PM

Water Park Theme Night - Cinco De Mayo at Killens Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/20/2022 6:30:00 PM 6/20/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Water Park Theme Night - Cinco De Mayo Join the staff on special themed nights for good food, games and poolside fun! $5 per person with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Tuesday, June 21 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/21/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, June 21 at 10:00 AM

Nature On the Go: Water Works (Week 1) at Alapocas Run State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/21/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/21/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On the Go: Water Works (Week 1) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Tuesday, June 21 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/21/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, June 21 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/21/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, June 21 at 1:00 PM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/21/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, June 21 at 1:30 PM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2022 1:30:00 PM 6/21/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, June 21 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/21/2022 6:00:00 PM 6/21/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 PM

Summer Solstice Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join us for a beautiful golden hour hike on the longest day of the year! Celebrate the official start to summer on the Summer Solstice with a peaceful hike through the rolling hills and meadows of BCSP. Learn about what the solstice is and what it means for us.

Add to Calendar 6/21/2022 7:00:00 PM 6/21/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Solstice Hike Join us for a beautiful golden hour hike on the longest day of the year! Celebrate the official start to summer on the Summer Solstice with a peaceful hike through the rolling hills and meadows of BCSP. Learn about what the solstice is and what it means for us. Brandywine Creek State Park

Tuesday, June 21 at 8:30 PM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2022 8:30:00 PM 6/21/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. 1-mile round trip. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 22 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/22/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Wednesday, June 22 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/22/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/22/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, June 22 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/22/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, June 22 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

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

Add to Calendar 6/22/2022 9:15:00 AM 6/22/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, June 22 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/22/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/22/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, June 22 at 1:00 PM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/22/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 22 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/22/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, June 22 at 2:30 PM

Lyle Gun Firing at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/22/2022 2:30:00 PM 6/22/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 22 at 5:00 PM

Tie Dye T-Shirts at Trap Pond State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2022 5:00:00 PM 6/22/2022 5:45:00 PM America/New_York Tie Dye T-Shirts Create your very own Trap Pond Tie-Dye T-shirts. Instructions and all materials will be provided. Register online. $15 per person Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, June 22 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2022 6:00:00 PM 6/22/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 22 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2022 8:00:00 PM 6/22/2022 9:45:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 22 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2022 8:30:00 PM 6/22/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, June 22 at 8:30 PM

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

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

Add to Calendar 6/22/2022 8:30:00 PM 6/22/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 23 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/23/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/23/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, June 23 at 10:00 AM

Nature On the Go: Water Works (Week 1) at Alapocas Run State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/23/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/23/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On the Go: Water Works (Week 1) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Thursday, June 23 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/23/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/23/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, June 23 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/23/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, June 23 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles Historical Area

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

Add to Calendar 6/23/2022 12:30:00 PM 6/23/2022 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Demonstration Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, June 23 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/23/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/23/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, June 23 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2022 1:30:00 PM 6/23/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/23/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 23 at 3:00 PM

Kids Craft Club: Net-Making at Port Penn Interpretive Center

Port Penn has a fascinating history! This year we're putting together a new series for middle-school-age kids. At each program, we'll have a small craft related to some aspect of Port Penn's history. In this specific program, we'll explore how Port Penn fishermen relied on their nets. Many fishermen wove their own nets and fixed them on their own too. In this program, we'll learn how to make a simple net, while also talking about the local Port Penn fishermen. These events are free, but advance registration is required to make sure we have enough materials for everyone. Participants can register by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Add to Calendar 6/23/2022 3:00:00 PM 6/23/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Kids Craft Club: Net-Making Port Penn has a fascinating history! This year we're putting together a new series for middle-school-age kids. At each program, we'll have a small craft related to some aspect of Port Penn's history. In this specific program, we'll explore how Port Penn fishermen relied on their nets. Many fishermen wove their own nets and fixed them on their own too. In this program, we'll learn how to make a simple net, while also talking about the local Port Penn fishermen. These events are free, but advance registration is required to make sure we have enough materials for everyone. Participants can register by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Thursday, June 23 at 5:30 PM

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Thursday, June 23 at 6:00 PM

Pop-up Opera at Christ Churchyard at First State Heritage Park

The Victorians adored their city burial grounds as more than ornate places for the dead to repose, but for the living to enjoy too. In that spirit, we hope you'll join us for a hour-long special performance by vocalists from Opera Delaware. Bring a blanket or chair, some snacks and the non-alcoholic beverage of your choice and enjoy this evocative repertoire of music in the most unique of settings. Spend a musical evening among the tombstones during this FREE, one-night-only program!

Add to Calendar 6/23/2022 6:00:00 PM 6/23/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Pop-up Opera at Christ Churchyard The Victorians adored their city burial grounds as more than ornate places for the dead to repose, but for the living to enjoy too. In that spirit, we hope you'll join us for a hour-long special performance by vocalists from Opera Delaware. Bring a blanket or chair, some snacks and the non-alcoholic beverage of your choice and enjoy this evocative repertoire of music in the most unique of settings. Spend a musical evening among the tombstones during this FREE, one-night-only program! First State Heritage Park

Thursday, June 23 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2022 8:30:00 PM 6/23/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, June 23 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/23/2022 8:30:00 PM 6/23/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, June 24 at 8:00 AM

Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020.

Add to Calendar 6/24/2022 8:00:00 AM 6/24/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Caroline Chen: Temporary Exhibition Caroline Chen paints primarily in oil. She is influenced by her love of design, shapes and colors of life, work, and culture. She likes to begin with gestural marks and then through a give and take of working in layers, lets the painting develop into a work full of richness and energy. This exhibit will be open daily from June 1-June 24, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Friday, June 24 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

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

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

Friday, June 24 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/24/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/24/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Friday, June 24 at 9:00 AM

Beach Treasures at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/24/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Treasures Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and figure out how they got there. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, June 24 at 10:00 AM

Junior Life-Savers at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Friday, June 24 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/24/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/24/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, June 24 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/24/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, June 24 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/24/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/24/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, June 24 at 2:00 PM

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

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

Add to Calendar 6/24/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/24/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour! Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, June 24 at 6:00 PM

Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament at Delaware Seashore State Park

Registration Day. Take part in the Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. For details and registration, visit www.kidscatchall.com

Add to Calendar 6/24/2022 6:00:00 PM 6/24/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament Registration Day. Take part in the Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. For details and registration, visit www.kidscatchall.com Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, June 24 at 7:00 PM

Park Trivia Night at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2022 7:00:00 PM 6/24/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Park Trivia Night Join the park's naturalists at the amphitheater to test your knowledge at this park-centered trivia night with the chance to win park prizes! Trivia night will be on the last Friday of every month through the summer (June, July, August). Topics may include: Flora and Fauna, Invasive Species, Geology and History. Register online, $3 per person or $9 for group of 4. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 6:00 AM

Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament at Delaware Seashore State Park

Take part in the Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. For details and registration, visit www.kidscatchall.com

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 6:00:00 AM 6/25/2022 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament Take part in the Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. For details and registration, visit www.kidscatchall.com Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 8:00 AM

Monthly Bird Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 8:00:00 AM 6/25/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walk The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 9:00 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/25/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/25/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, June 25 at 10:00 AM

Pride Day at Brandywine Zoo

The Brandywine Zoo is thrilled to host our second annual pride day! Wear your pride gear to the zoo on Saturday June 25th for a fun day of education programming, a scavenger hunt, and a chance to enter a raffle to win a free prize! Regular admission cost; BZ Members free

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/25/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Pride Day The Brandywine Zoo is thrilled to host our second annual pride day! Wear your pride gear to the zoo on Saturday June 25th for a fun day of education programming, a scavenger hunt, and a chance to enter a raffle to win a free prize! Regular admission cost; BZ Members free Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, June 25 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/25/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 10:00 AM

Ethnobotany: People and Plants at White Clay Creek State Park

Enjoy a guided 1.5 mile hike through the Judge Morris Estate. Discover some of the many ways people utilize plants and discuss how our use of plants has shaped the modern landscape. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring plenty of water for this 2 hour walk through the woods. This program is provided by Master Naturalist Mary Osman. Pre-registration is required, call 302-368-6900. Free

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/25/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Ethnobotany: People and Plants Enjoy a guided 1.5 mile hike through the Judge Morris Estate. Discover some of the many ways people utilize plants and discuss how our use of plants has shaped the modern landscape. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring plenty of water for this 2 hour walk through the woods. This program is provided by Master Naturalist Mary Osman. Pre-registration is required, call 302-368-6900. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/25/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/25/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older. Cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 AM

Carson Hudson Concert at Fort Delaware at Fort Delaware State Park

Carson Hudson has spent years as a living history interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, and is an accomplished musician. Today, he will share some music from the American Civil War with visitors to Fort Delaware. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com Free

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/25/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Carson Hudson Concert at Fort Delaware Carson Hudson has spent years as a living history interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, and is an accomplished musician. Today, he will share some music from the American Civil War with visitors to Fort Delaware. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/25/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 1:00 PM

Cultural Resources in the Murderkill Watershed: A Long-Term Perspective at Killens Pond State Park

Dr. Heather Wholey is a Middle Atlantic archaeologist interested in cultural landscapes and the applications of environmental sciences to archaeology. She is Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She recently co-edited Middle Atlantic Prehistory: Foundations and Practice (2018, Rowman & Littlefield Press). Program meets at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/25/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Cultural Resources in the Murderkill Watershed: A Long-Term Perspective Dr. Heather Wholey is a Middle Atlantic archaeologist interested in cultural landscapes and the applications of environmental sciences to archaeology. She is Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She recently co-edited Middle Atlantic Prehistory: Foundations and Practice (2018, Rowman & Littlefield Press). Program meets at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 1:00 PM

Fish Tales at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/25/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Fish Tales Net some of our aquatic pond creatures from the shoreline. Meet at the boat house for this hour-long program. Bring shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 1:30:00 PM 6/25/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle deep water. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 PM

Carson Hudson Concert at Fort Delaware at Fort Delaware State Park

Carson Hudson has spent years as a living history interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, and is an accomplished musician. Today, he will share some music from the American Civil War with visitors to Fort Delaware. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com Free

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/25/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Carson Hudson Concert at Fort Delaware Carson Hudson has spent years as a living history interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, and is an accomplished musician. Today, he will share some music from the American Civil War with visitors to Fort Delaware. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 PM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/25/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult.Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $8 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 PM

Gone but not Forgotten: Animals of Lands Past at Brandywine Creek State Park

Take a trip back through time as we revisit animals that used to call this land home from woolly mammoths to grey wolves. We’ll talk about their role in the environment and why they are no longer here as we hike through their former habitat. Free

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/25/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Gone but not Forgotten: Animals of Lands Past Take a trip back through time as we revisit animals that used to call this land home from woolly mammoths to grey wolves. We’ll talk about their role in the environment and why they are no longer here as we hike through their former habitat. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 PM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/25/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/25/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 PM

Beginner Fishing at Killens Pond State Park

Want to learn how to fish? Now's your chance! Join us as we guide you through the basics of fishing like casting, baiting hooks and reeling one in. We will provide rods, but feel free to bring your own if you have one. A valid non-tidal fishing license will be requried for anyone 16 years or older. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $10 per participant

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/25/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Beginner Fishing Want to learn how to fish? Now's your chance! Join us as we guide you through the basics of fishing like casting, baiting hooks and reeling one in. We will provide rods, but feel free to bring your own if you have one. A valid non-tidal fishing license will be requried for anyone 16 years or older. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $10 per participant Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 5:00:00 PM 6/25/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, June 25 at 5:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles Historical Area

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

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 5:00:00 PM 6/25/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Sunday, June 26 at 6:00 AM

Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament at Delaware Seashore State Park

Take part in the Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. For details and registration, visit www.kidscatchall.com

Add to Calendar 6/26/2022 6:00:00 AM 6/25/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament Take part in the Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. For details and registration, visit www.kidscatchall.com Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunday, June 26 at 9:00 AM

Learn to Paddle at Trap Pond State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/26/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Learn to Paddle Investigate the basics of getting out on the water in a canoe or kayak. Boat and gear selection, safety considerations, launching, paddling skills and paddling locations for both canoe and kayak will be covered. Includes 1 hour of on-water instruction. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $20 per person Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, June 26 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) at Brandywine Zoo

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

Add to Calendar 6/26/2022 9:15:00 AM 6/26/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, June 26 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/26/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/26/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, June 26 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

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

Add to Calendar 6/26/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/26/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. For more information call 302-577-7020. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, June 26 at 1:00 PM

Panning for Creek Gems at White Clay Creek State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/26/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Panning for Creek Gems Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 PM

Let’s Rock: The Natural History of Delaware at Killens Pond State Park

Are you interested in how Killens Pond came to be? We’re going to start at the VERY beginning - 4.543 billion years ago! Come join us while we talk about the geological history of Delaware. Program will be held at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 6/26/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/26/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Let’s Rock: The Natural History of Delaware Are you interested in how Killens Pond came to be? We’re going to start at the VERY beginning - 4.543 billion years ago! Come join us while we talk about the geological history of Delaware. Program will be held at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Monday, June 27 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/27/2022 9:30:00 AM 6/27/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, June 28 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/28/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they spend the summer off our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, June 28 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2022 9:30:00 AM 6/28/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, June 28 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Creekside Castles (Week 2) at Alapocas Run State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/28/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/28/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Creekside Castles (Week 2) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Tuesday, June 28 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/28/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, June 28 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/28/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, June 28 at 1:30 PM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2022 1:30:00 PM 6/28/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/28/2022 6:00:00 PM 6/28/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, June 28 at 8:00 PM

New Moon Paddle at Trap Pond State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2022 8:00:00 PM 6/28/2022 10:00:00 PM America/New_York New Moon Paddle Experience the dark night solitude of the cypress swamp, with only the starlight to guide your way. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person Trap Pond State Park

Tuesday, June 28 at 8:30 PM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2022 8:30:00 PM 6/28/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. 1-mile round trip. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, June 28 at 8:30 PM

Park after Dark at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/28/2022 8:30:00 PM 6/28/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Park after Dark Walk with us to see what creatures are out and about after hours! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $5 per person Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, June 29 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/29/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/29/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, June 29 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2022 9:00:00 AM 6/29/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, June 29 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

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

Add to Calendar 6/29/2022 9:15:00 AM 6/29/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) Do you have a Little Nature Explorer at home interested in learning about animals and their habitats? 2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animal adaptations, habitats, and nature play! Each 45 minute class will include singing, a storybook, and nature-based, child-directed activities. Register for either Wednesday or Sunday mornings. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line “Little Nature Explorers". Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Entire series - Members: $30 per adult and $30 per child, Non-members: $40 per adult and $40 per child. Individual classes - Members: $7 per adult and $7 per child, Non-members: $9 per adult and $9 per child. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, June 29 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2022 9:30:00 AM 6/29/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 29 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/29/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/29/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/29/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/29/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, June 29 at 2:30 PM

Lyle Gun Firing at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/29/2022 2:30:00 PM 6/29/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station and witness park staff fire the historic 1894 original Lyle gun. This small cannon was used to throw life-saving lines out to ships in distress. Firing will take place at 2:30. Participants may choose to tour the museum before or after the firing. $4 per person. No pre-registration necessary. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 29 at 5:00 PM

Sip & Stroll Pride Day at Brandywine Zoo

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

Add to Calendar 6/29/2022 5:00:00 PM 6/29/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Sip & Stroll Pride Day Sip & Stroll through the Zoo with PRIDE and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing and others, as well as ice cream from Hy-Point. This family friendly event will have fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink purchases sold separately. Register at BrandywineZoo.org. Members: Adult $5, Children $3; Non-members: Adults $10, Children $7 Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2022 6:00:00 PM 6/29/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 29 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2022 8:00:00 PM 6/29/2022 9:45:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 29 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2022 8:30:00 PM 6/29/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, June 29 at 8:30 PM

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

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

Add to Calendar 6/29/2022 8:30:00 PM 6/29/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Tower Road Oceanside We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the Tower Road Oceanside bathhouse. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 30 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Thursday, June 30 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/30/2022 9:30:00 AM 6/30/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 30 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Creekside Castles (Week 2) at Alapocas Run State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/30/2022 10:00:00 AM 6/30/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Creekside Castles (Week 2) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Thursday, June 30 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Thursday, June 30 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/30/2022 11:00:00 AM 6/30/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, June 30 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles Historical Area

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

Add to Calendar 6/30/2022 12:30:00 PM 6/30/2022 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Demonstration Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces. Programs meet at the Orientation Building. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, June 30 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/30/2022 1:00:00 PM 6/30/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, June 30 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Thursday, June 30 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/30/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/30/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 30 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/30/2022 6:00:00 PM 6/30/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Become familiar with the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 30 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Thursday, June 30 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Friday, July 01 at 8:00 AM

Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

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

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

Friday, July 01 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Friday, July 01 at 9:00 AM

Citizen Science at the Shore at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/1/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/1/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Citizen Science at the Shore Do science and help the beach? Yes, you can! Have fun collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 01 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/1/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/1/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 01 at 10:00 AM

Junior Life-Savers at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/1/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/1/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Junior Life-Savers Discover how the early life-savers lived, worked and responded to shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast. This children’s program takes an interactive look at the rescue methods, communication and tools of the United States Life-Saving Service. For ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Portions of the program will take place inside and outdoors, so please dress for the weather. $6 per person. Pre-registration required. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 01 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/1/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/1/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, July 01 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/1/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/1/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 01 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

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

Friday, July 01 at 2:00 PM

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

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

Add to Calendar 7/1/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/1/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York State Parks Tour Aboard the Cape Water Taxi Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area. Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the "State Parks" Tour! Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 01 at 3:00 PM

Stroll with the Superintendent at White Clay Creek State Park

Join our park superintendent for this 1 hour hike. Meet at the Wedgewood Lot. Degree of Difficulty: Easy. Bring plenty of water and be prepared to hike! Pre-registration required, call 302-368-6900 the day before the program. Free

Add to Calendar 7/1/2022 3:00:00 PM 7/1/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroll with the Superintendent Join our park superintendent for this 1 hour hike. Meet at the Wedgewood Lot. Degree of Difficulty: Easy. Bring plenty of water and be prepared to hike! Pre-registration required, call 302-368-6900 the day before the program. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Friday, July 01 at 9:00 PM

Firefly Friday at Brandywine Creek State Park

Meet us at the nature center for a journey in the meadows after dark. What is a firefly and how does it light up? Learn what makes fireflies so cool, and why they need our help! We will also enjoy their enchanting light show in the meadow and along the forest edge. Pre-registration required, register online. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/1/2022 9:00:00 PM 7/1/2022 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Firefly Friday Meet us at the nature center for a journey in the meadows after dark. What is a firefly and how does it light up? Learn what makes fireflies so cool, and why they need our help! We will also enjoy their enchanting light show in the meadow and along the forest edge. Pre-registration required, register online. $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 02 at 8:00 AM

Saturday Morning Bird Walk at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/2/2022 8:00:00 AM 7/2/2022 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Saturday Morning Bird Walk Meet us at the nature center for a leisurely walk along the pond to learn some basics of bird watching. Experienced birders are welcome too! We will supply binoculars and bird guides. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, July 02 at 9:00 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/2/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 02 at 9:00 AM

First Saturday in the First State: Old Dover Independence Day at First State Heritage Park

Welcome Independence Day in old Delaware style! First State Heritage Park presents July 4th as it was enjoyed in the late 1800s: sack racing, tug 'o war, lawn games, bells ringing out the celebration, hand-cranked ice cream and more! You can join the Victorian bicycling craze as members of the Delaware Wheelmen display and mount their pedal-powered steeds or relax and enjoy musical entertainment, provided throughout the day on The Green by The Enslows. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., consider joining us on the hour for walking tours that will immerse you in the thrilling days of America's founding: Revolutionary Dover! Other local sites await you today too: the Biggs Museum of American Art (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), the Governor's Residence at Woodburn (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Legislative Hall (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) as well as the Old State House (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and Johnson Victrola Museum (9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) are all FREE for the day!

Add to Calendar 7/2/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/2/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York First Saturday in the First State: Old Dover Independence Day Welcome Independence Day in old Delaware style! First State Heritage Park presents July 4th as it was enjoyed in the late 1800s: sack racing, tug 'o war, lawn games, bells ringing out the celebration, hand-cranked ice cream and more! You can join the Victorian bicycling craze as members of the Delaware Wheelmen display and mount their pedal-powered steeds or relax and enjoy musical entertainment, provided throughout the day on The Green by The Enslows. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., consider joining us on the hour for walking tours that will immerse you in the thrilling days of America's founding: Revolutionary Dover! Other local sites await you today too: the Biggs Museum of American Art (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), the Governor's Residence at Woodburn (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Legislative Hall (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) as well as the Old State House (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and Johnson Victrola Museum (9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) are all FREE for the day! First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 02 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/2/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/2/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Walking Tours and Programs The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There is always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered beginning at the John Bell House (43 The Green) hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Additionally, guided tours of Legislative Hall - Delaware's current seat of government - from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 02 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/2/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 02 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/2/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/2/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 02 at 10:00 AM

Historic Town Tour at Port Penn Interpretive Center

Port Penn has a very unique and interesting history. In this program, we will talk about the development of the town from the 1760s to the present. Along the way, we'll see a number of the historic buildings that showcase the town's story. All tours start at the interpretive center. The tour is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov.

Add to Calendar 7/2/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/2/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic Town Tour Port Penn has a very unique and interesting history. In this program, we will talk about the development of the town from the 1760s to the present. Along the way, we'll see a number of the historic buildings that showcase the town's story. All tours start at the interpretive center. The tour is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, July 02 at 10:00 AM

Biweekly Pollinator Garden Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/2/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/2/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Biweekly Pollinator Garden Walk There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 02 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/2/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/2/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older. Cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 02 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/2/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/2/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program, as well as the broader history and detail of Fort Delaware. Tours are limited to 15 participants. Cost is $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 02 at 1:00 PM

Summer Tree ID Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/2/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/2/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Tree ID Walk Sunny summertime means beautiful green leafy trees all around the park. Learn the basics of tree ID and then venture out to meet some of the trees that live in the forest and the meadows. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 02 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 02 at 2:00 PM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 02 at 2:00 PM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 02 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/2/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 02 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/2/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/2/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, July 02 at 5:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles Historical Area

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

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2022 5:00:00 PM 7/2/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 02 at 7:00 PM

Guided Kayak Paddle at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2022 7:00:00 PM 7/2/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, July 03 at 8:00 AM

Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/3/2022 8:00:00 AM 7/3/2022 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition Emie Hughes is a cyanotype artist, educator, modern dancer, and choreographer based in Wallingford, PA. With her cyanotype sun prints she explores light, her love of nature, and the magic of this medium. She integrates her love of movement in her work, seeing it as an improvisational exploration at every stage of the process. This exhibit will be open daily from July 1-July 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Alapocas Run State Park

Sunday, July 03 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) at Brandywine Zoo

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

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

Sunday, July 03 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Sunday, July 03 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/3/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/3/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, July 03 at 12:30 PM

July Steamin Day at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/3/2022 12:30:00 PM 7/3/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York July Steamin Day The best way to experience Auburn Heights is to attend a monthly Steamin' Day! Climb into an antique automobile, board one of the 1/8-scale trains, enjoy fresh steam-popped popcorn and experience what it was like to travel at the turn of the 20th century. Tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family or view their incredible collection of Stanley steam cars inside the Marshall Steam Museum. You'll find something for everyone, age 2 to 92! Admission is $12 age 13 & up; $8 age 12 & under (infants free). with an option to add mansion tours for $8 age 13 & up; $4 age 12 & under (infants free). Learn more at auburnheights.org. Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, July 03 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

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

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

Sunday, July 03 at 2:00 PM

Animal Anatomy: Adaptations at Killens Pond State Park

Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/3/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Animal Anatomy: Adaptations Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Monday, July 04 at 9:00 AM

Dover's 4th of July Celebration at First State Heritage Park

First State Heritage Park is proud to be a part of city-wide festivities celebrating the 4th of July! We're bringing you a series of FREE programs and activities throughout the day that revive the simple pleasures of times gone by. From the John Bell House (43 The Green), take our Revolutionary Dover walking tour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and relive the drama of America's stunning birth or enjoy colonial pastimes in the yard. Meanwhile, at Legislative Hall—Delaware's regal seat of government—guided tours will be available, also from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You also don't want to miss gathering in front of the Old State House at 2 p.m. for an old Dover tradition: the reading of the Declaration of Independence and the ringing of the great bell that sits atop its towering steeple. For more information about the city's celebration, visit https://dover4thofjuly.com/index.html.

Add to Calendar 7/4/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/4/2022 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Dover's 4th of July Celebration First State Heritage Park is proud to be a part of city-wide festivities celebrating the 4th of July! We're bringing you a series of FREE programs and activities throughout the day that revive the simple pleasures of times gone by. From the John Bell House (43 The Green), take our Revolutionary Dover walking tour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and relive the drama of America's stunning birth or enjoy colonial pastimes in the yard. Meanwhile, at Legislative Hall—Delaware's regal seat of government—guided tours will be available, also from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You also don't want to miss gathering in front of the Old State House at 2 p.m. for an old Dover tradition: the reading of the Declaration of Independence and the ringing of the great bell that sits atop its towering steeple. For more information about the city's celebration, visit https://dover4thofjuly.com/index.html. First State Heritage Park

Monday, July 04 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/4/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/4/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, July 04 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Tuesday, July 05 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Tuesday, July 05 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Brainstorming with Bridges (Week 3) at Alapocas Run State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/5/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/5/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature On The Go: Brainstorming with Bridges (Week 3) Nature on the Go is a weekly program in which we explore the different aspects of our natural world, and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. This year's theme is 'Natural Designs.' Journey into the world of engineering and design within our parks. Tuesday at Can-Do Playground, Thursdays at 18th Street Playground. Call the park office for more information, 302-577-7020. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Tuesday, July 05 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2022 10:00:00 AM 7/5/2022 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 05 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/5/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, July 05 at 1:00 PM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/5/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 05 at 1:30 PM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2022 1:30:00 PM 7/5/2022 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 05 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/5/2022 6:00:00 PM 7/5/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels; no experience needed. Meet at the Arts Center patio, ages 16 and up. Space is limited, must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m. To register, call 302-761-6963. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, July 05 at 6:30 PM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2022 6:30:00 PM 7/5/2022 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Upcycling Art at Big Chill Beach Club Join park interpretive staff at the Big Chill Beach Club to try your hand at an “upcycling” paint night. Learn about the history of the International Code of Signals and how it ties in with the history of the park. Paint your own word in nautical flags on a piece of rustic, reclaimed wood from park picnic tables and beach boardwalks. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Food and beverages not included, but available for purchase. For ages 16 and up. $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 06 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 06 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 06 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 06 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

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

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

Wednesday, July 06 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 06 at 1:00 PM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 1:00:00 PM 7/6/2022 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 06 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/6/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 06 at 2:30 PM

Lyle Gun Firing at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 06 at 5:00 PM

Concrete Stepping Stones at Trap Pond State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 06 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 06 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 06 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/6/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 06 at 8:30 PM

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

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

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

Thursday, July 07 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Thursday, July 07 at 10:00 AM

Nature On The Go: Brainstorming with Bridges (Week 3) at Alapocas Run State Park

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

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

Thursday, July 07 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Thursday, July 07 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/7/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 07 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles Historical Area

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

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

Thursday, July 07 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

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

Thursday, July 07 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Thursday, July 07 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Thursday, July 07 at 5:30 PM

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Thursday, July 07 at 7:30 PM

Moonlight Paddle at Trap Pond State Park

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

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

Thursday, July 07 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Thursday, July 07 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Friday, July 08 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

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

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

Friday, July 08 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Friday, July 08 at 9:00 AM

Beach Treasures at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Friday, July 08 at 10:00 AM

Junior Life-Savers at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Friday, July 08 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Friday, July 08 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/8/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 08 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

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

Friday, July 08 at 2:00 PM

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

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

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

Friday, July 08 at 7:00 PM

Stone Walls History Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

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

Friday, July 08 at 8:00 PM

Full Moon Friday at White Clay Creek State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 9:30 AM

Annual Sandcastle Contest at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 10:00 AM

Invasive Species Removal at Killens Pond State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 10:00 AM

Tidal Flats Exploration at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 11:00 AM

Wildlife Wonders at Lums Pond State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 12:00 PM

History Picnic at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 2:00 PM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/9/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 09 at 3:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 4:00 PM

Tulip Tree Nature Preserve Guided Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 09 at 5:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles Historical Area

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

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

Sunday, July 10 at 8:00 AM

Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

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

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

Sunday, July 10 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Sunday, July 10 at 11:00 AM

Make your own Beebox at Auburn Valley State Park

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

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

Sunday, July 10 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

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

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

Sunday, July 10 at 1:00 PM

Sunday Stroll at White Clay Creek State Park

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

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

Sunday, July 10 at 2:00 PM

KPSP Native American History at Killens Pond State Park

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

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

Sunday, July 10 at 2:00 PM

Swamp Livin at Trap Pond State Park

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

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

Monday, July 11 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Tuesday, July 12 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Tuesday, July 12 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Tuesday, July 12 at 10:00 AM

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 12 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Tuesday, July 12 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/12/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, July 12 at 1:30 PM

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 12 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

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

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

Tuesday, July 12 at 8:30 PM

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 13 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 13 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 13 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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

Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 AM

Story On The Go at Alapocas Run State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 13 at 1:00 PM

Trussum Pond Paddle at Trap Pond State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/13/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 13 at 2:30 PM

Lyle Gun Firing at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 13 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 13 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 13 at 8:30 PM

Full Moon Hike at Bellevue State Park

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

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

Wednesday, July 13 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2022 8:30:00 PM 7/13/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 13 at 8:30 PM

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 13 at 9:00 PM

Full Moon Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

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

Thursday, July 14 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Thursday, July 14 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 9:30:00 AM 7/14/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 14 at 10:00 AM

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

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

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

Thursday, July 14 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Thursday, July 14 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/14/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 14 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles Historical Area

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

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

Thursday, July 14 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

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

Thursday, July 14 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Thursday, July 14 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Thursday, July 14 at 3:00 PM

Kids Craft Club: Flower Pot Crab at Port Penn Interpretive Center

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

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

Thursday, July 14 at 5:00 PM

Family Fun Night at Brandywine Zoo

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

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

Thursday, July 14 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Thursday, July 14 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Thursday, July 14 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Friday, July 15 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Friday, July 15 at 9:00 AM

Beach Treasures at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Friday, July 15 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Friday, July 15 at 10:00 AM

Junior Life-Savers at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Friday, July 15 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Friday, July 15 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/15/2022 11:00:00 AM 7/15/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 15 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

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

Friday, July 15 at 2:00 PM

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

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

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

Saturday, July 16 at 9:00 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 9:00:00 AM 7/16/2022 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 16 at 9:00 AM

Daily Walking Tours and Programs at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Saturday, July 16 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person

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

Saturday, July 16 at 10:00 AM

Art in Action: Cyanotype Creation at Alapocas Run State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 16 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 16 at 10:00 AM

Biweekly Pollinator Garden Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 16 at 10:30 AM

Panning for Creek Gems at White Clay Creek State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 16 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 16 at 12:00 PM

Fort Delaware Cornet Band Concert at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 PM

Fairies in the Pollinator Garden at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 16 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 PM

Habitat Hikes: Fantastic Woodland Forests at Killens Pond State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 PM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 PM

Campground Activity Hour at Trap Pond State Park

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

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

Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2022 2:00:00 PM 7/16/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. $5 per person. Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 16 at 5:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles Historical Area

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

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

Saturday, July 16 at 5:00 PM

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

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

Sunday, July 17 at 8:00 AM

Emie Hughes: Temporary Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

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

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

Sunday, July 17 at 8:00 AM

Youth Fishing Tournament at Trap Pond State Park

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

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

Sunday, July 17 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sundays) at Brandywine Zoo

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

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

Sunday, July 17 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware State Park

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

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

Sunday, July 17 at 11:00 AM

Museum Open House at Port Penn Interpretive Center

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

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

Sunday, July 17 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond State Park

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

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

Sunday, July 17 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

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

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

Sunday, July 17 at 2:00 PM

Habitat Hikes: Fantastic Woodland Forests at Killens Pond State Park

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

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

Sunday, July 17 at 2:00 PM

Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour at Trap Pond State Park

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

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

Monday, July 18 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Monday, July 18 at 6:30 PM

Water Park Theme Night - Luau at Killens Pond State Park

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

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

Tuesday, July 19 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Tuesday, July 19 at 10:00 AM

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

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

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