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Sunday, February 16 at 10:00 AM

Survival Series - Water Collection at Killens Pond State Park

Join naturalists for an informative sessions on wilderness survival. Learn the basics for preparing and starting (without a match or flint!), basic shelter building, and water collection and purification! Open to all ages, wear outdoor clothes. Cost: $5

Add to Calendar 2/16/2020 10:00:00 AM 2/16/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Survival Series - Water Collection Join naturalists for an informative sessions on wilderness survival. Learn the basics for preparing and starting (without a match or flint!), basic shelter building, and water collection and purification! Open to all ages, wear outdoor clothes. Cost: $5 Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, February 16 at 1:00 PM

Open House Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Reservations recommended, but not required. $8 per person

Add to Calendar 2/16/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/16/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tour Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Reservations recommended, but not required. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, February 16 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar 2/16/2020 1:30:00 PM 2/16/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Sunday, February 16 at 3:00 PM

Open House Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Reservations recommended, but not required. $8 per person

Add to Calendar 2/16/2020 3:00:00 PM 2/16/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tour Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Reservations recommended, but not required. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Monday, February 17 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. The Johnson Victrola Museum is open specially for President's Day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).

Add to Calendar 2/17/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/17/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. The Johnson Victrola Museum is open specially for President's Day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, February 17 at 8:30 AM

Winter Day Camps at Killens Pond State Park

Ages 6 – 10 Looking for something for your child to do while school is out? Join the nature center staff for nature themed day camps. Pre-registration is a must, we reserve the right to cancel if we have fewer than 5 participants. Call (302) 284-4299 for information or to register your child. Cost: $35/day

Add to Calendar 2/17/2020 8:30:00 AM 2/17/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Day Camps Ages 6 – 10 Looking for something for your child to do while school is out? Join the nature center staff for nature themed day camps. Pre-registration is a must, we reserve the right to cancel if we have fewer than 5 participants. Call (302) 284-4299 for information or to register your child. Cost: $35/day Killens Pond State Park

Monday, February 17 at 9:00 AM

Presidents' Day Zoo Camp: A Day in the Life of a Zoo Keeper at Brandywine Zoo

Ages 6 to 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm Learn what it mean to be a zoo keeper, and how our keepers take care of our animal’s special needs. Create animal enrichment, play games, and tour the zoo! Fee: $50/per child; $40/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is February 14. Campers come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and re-usable water bottle.

Add to Calendar 2/17/2020 9:00:00 AM 2/17/2020 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Presidents' Day Zoo Camp: A Day in the Life of a Zoo Keeper Ages 6 to 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm Learn what it mean to be a zoo keeper, and how our keepers take care of our animal’s special needs. Create animal enrichment, play games, and tour the zoo! Fee: $50/per child; $40/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is February 14. Campers come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and re-usable water bottle. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, February 17 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off! at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/17/2020 9:00:00 AM 2/17/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, February 17 at 10:00 AM

Tracks and Snacks at Alapocas Run State Park

Become a wildlife detective and discover what lives in your neighborhood. Join us for a short hike, followed by a story and snacks. Meet at the Blue Ball Barn.

Add to Calendar 2/17/2020 10:00:00 AM 2/17/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Tracks and Snacks Become a wildlife detective and discover what lives in your neighborhood. Join us for a short hike, followed by a story and snacks. Meet at the Blue Ball Barn. Alapocas Run State Park

Monday, February 17 at 11:00 AM

Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park

For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/17/2020 11:00:00 AM 2/17/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroller Rollers For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, February 18 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/18/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/18/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, February 18 at 5:00 PM

Winter Lecture Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

Get out of the house and spend your Tuesday evenings in January and February learning! Different topic every week Meet at the Indian River Marina Conference room; second floor. FREE No pre-registration necessary Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and the presenters of the week

Add to Calendar 2/18/2020 5:00:00 PM 2/18/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Lecture Series Get out of the house and spend your Tuesday evenings in January and February learning! Different topic every week Meet at the Indian River Marina Conference room; second floor. FREE No pre-registration necessary Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and the presenters of the week Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, February 19 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/19/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/19/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, February 19 at 9:30 AM

Nature Nuggets at White Clay Creek State Park

Each program will have a different theme and lots of hands-on nature fun. February's theme is Nature is My Valentine and may include inside learning, an outdoor activity, and a craft. Please dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. For children ages 2 to 5 (with adult). $5 per child

Add to Calendar 2/19/2020 9:30:00 AM 2/19/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature Nuggets Each program will have a different theme and lots of hands-on nature fun. February's theme is Nature is My Valentine and may include inside learning, an outdoor activity, and a craft. Please dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. For children ages 2 to 5 (with adult). $5 per child White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, February 19 at 10:00 AM

Wee Have Fun Club- "Big Foot" Tracks at Bellevue State Park

Theme Today: "Big Foot" Tracks Ages 3-5 Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center.

Add to Calendar 2/19/2020 10:00:00 AM 2/19/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wee Have Fun Club- "Big Foot" Tracks Theme Today: "Big Foot" Tracks Ages 3-5 Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, February 19 at 1:00 PM

Hiking Series: Naturalist Led Trail Exploration at White Clay Creek State Park

New to the park? Ready to find a new favorite trail? Then join the park naturalist on this series to explore the trails in White Clay Creek State Park. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Please register by noon on Tuesday by calling the park office (302)368-6900. Meeting locations provided upon registration. Free

Add to Calendar 2/19/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/19/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Hiking Series: Naturalist Led Trail Exploration New to the park? Ready to find a new favorite trail? Then join the park naturalist on this series to explore the trails in White Clay Creek State Park. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Please register by noon on Tuesday by calling the park office (302)368-6900. Meeting locations provided upon registration. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Thursday, February 20 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/20/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/20/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, February 20 at 4:00 PM

Winter Hike Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Meet at Fresh Pond Hickman Road entrance. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar 2/20/2020 4:00:00 PM 2/20/2020 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hike Series Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Meet at Fresh Pond Hickman Road entrance. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, February 20 at 6:00 PM

Trap Pond History Social at Trap Pond State Park

Join us for a catered dinner, complete with desert, at theBaldcypress Nature Center. Enjoy a presentation on the park’s history and bringyour own memories to share. Cost is $22 per person. Please register by February6.

Add to Calendar 2/20/2020 6:00:00 PM 2/20/2020 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Trap Pond History Social Join us for a catered dinner, complete with desert, at theBaldcypress Nature Center. Enjoy a presentation on the park’s history and bringyour own memories to share. Cost is $22 per person. Please register by February6. Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 PM

HighTime Trio Concert at Alapocas Run State Park

HighTime are an accomplished trio from the heart of Connemara on the West Coast of Ireland. Combining Irish music with an intriguing blend of modern folk influences, they produce a rich unique sound and an electric energy onstage. This coupled with intricate three-part vocal harmonies and displays of exceptional, rhythmic step dance, have left audiences worldwide awestruck by their performances. To purchase tickets: www.greenwillow.org

Add to Calendar 2/20/2020 7:30:00 PM 2/20/2020 9:00:00 PM America/New_York HighTime Trio Concert HighTime are an accomplished trio from the heart of Connemara on the West Coast of Ireland. Combining Irish music with an intriguing blend of modern folk influences, they produce a rich unique sound and an electric energy onstage. This coupled with intricate three-part vocal harmonies and displays of exceptional, rhythmic step dance, have left audiences worldwide awestruck by their performances. To purchase tickets: www.greenwillow.org Alapocas Run State Park

Friday, February 21 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/21/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/21/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, February 21 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Two tours a day, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 2/21/2020 11:00:00 AM 2/22/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Two tours a day, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, February 22 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/22/2020 9:30:00 AM 2/22/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Saturday, February 22 at 9:30 AM

Girl Scout Workshop: Animals and Me at Brandywine Zoo

For Daisy girl scouts and their families looking to work on their 3 Cheers for Animals, Birdbath and Robin awards. Explore what it means to take care of yourself as you learn what our zoo animals need, how we care for them, and even meet a few up close! Fee: $12 per participant. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch for scouts. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts

Add to Calendar 2/22/2020 9:30:00 AM 2/22/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Girl Scout Workshop: Animals and Me For Daisy girl scouts and their families looking to work on their 3 Cheers for Animals, Birdbath and Robin awards. Explore what it means to take care of yourself as you learn what our zoo animals need, how we care for them, and even meet a few up close! Fee: $12 per participant. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch for scouts. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, February 22 at 10:00 AM

Sea Glass Jewelry 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

Make your own beautiful sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required Ages 12 and up $15 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar 2/22/2020 10:00:00 AM 2/22/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 101 Make your own beautiful sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required Ages 12 and up $15 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, February 22 at 10:00 AM

Tales of Slavery and Freedom at First State Heritage Park

As a border state, Delaware held a complicated position regarding slavery. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar 2/22/2020 10:00:00 AM 2/22/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Tales of Slavery and Freedom As a border state, Delaware held a complicated position regarding slavery. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Two tours a day, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 2/22/2020 11:00:00 AM 2/23/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Two tours a day, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 AM

Seals on the Beach at Cape Henlopen State Park

Stranded or just hanging out? Find out which species you may see and what these marine mammals are doing on our beaches in the winter. Dress to go outside. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 2/22/2020 11:00:00 AM 2/22/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Seals on the Beach Stranded or just hanging out? Find out which species you may see and what these marine mammals are doing on our beaches in the winter. Dress to go outside. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 AM

Signs of Spring Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Learn about how plants and animals are able to tell spring is right around the corner (even when it’s still cold). Learn about what plants are the first to start growing and sprouting during this time and enjoy a hike to search for early signs of spring! Free

Add to Calendar 2/22/2020 11:00:00 AM 2/22/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Signs of Spring Hike Learn about how plants and animals are able to tell spring is right around the corner (even when it’s still cold). Learn about what plants are the first to start growing and sprouting during this time and enjoy a hike to search for early signs of spring! Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, February 22 at 12:00 PM

Part I: “To Hell and Back” - Audie Murphy Stars in His True Life Story at Fort Miles

Audie Murphy grew up wanting to be a soldier. As WWII broke out, he attempted to enlist and was turned down by the Army, Navy and Marine Corps for being underweight and underage. With his sister’s aid, he miraculously aged by one year, reapplied, and joined the Army in mid-1942. Murphy served with distinction in the Italian campaign, which started with a landing in Sicily in July 1943. In 1944, he landed on Yellow Beach near Ramatuelle, France and received the Distinguished Service Cross for action taken on August 15th against defending German forces. For these actions, Audie Murphy received 33 U.S. military medals, including 3 Purple Hearts and the Medal of Honor. Free. Tickets available in the museum gift shop starting at 10:30 a.m. Seating is limited to the first 60 ticket holders. The museum gift shop is open until 2 p.m. following the event.

Add to Calendar 2/22/2020 12:00:00 PM 1/25/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Part I: “To Hell and Back” - Audie Murphy Stars in His True Life Story Audie Murphy grew up wanting to be a soldier. As WWII broke out, he attempted to enlist and was turned down by the Army, Navy and Marine Corps for being underweight and underage. With his sister’s aid, he miraculously aged by one year, reapplied, and joined the Army in mid-1942. Murphy served with distinction in the Italian campaign, which started with a landing in Sicily in July 1943. In 1944, he landed on Yellow Beach near Ramatuelle, France and received the Distinguished Service Cross for action taken on August 15th against defending German forces. For these actions, Audie Murphy received 33 U.S. military medals, including 3 Purple Hearts and the Medal of Honor. Free. Tickets available in the museum gift shop starting at 10:30 a.m. Seating is limited to the first 60 ticket holders. The museum gift shop is open until 2 p.m. following the event. Fort Miles

Saturday, February 22 at 12:00 PM

Part II: “To Hell and Back” - Courage in Action at Fort Miles

Audie Murphy grew up wanting to be a soldier. As WWII broke out, he attempted to enlist and was turned down by the Army, Navy and Marine Corps for being underweight and underage. With his sister’s aid, he miraculously aged by one year, reapplied, and joined the Army in mid-1942. Murphy served with distinction in the Italian campaign, which started with a landing in Sicily in July 1943. In 1944, he landed on Yellow Beach near Ramatuelle, France and received the Distinguished Service Cross for action taken on August 15th against defending German forces. For these actions, Audie Murphy received 33 U.S. military medals, including 3 Purple Hearts and the Medal of Honor. Free. Tickets available in the museum gift shop starting at 10:30 a.m. Seating is limited to the first 60 ticket holders. The museum gift shop is open until 2 p.m. following the event.

Add to Calendar 2/22/2020 12:00:00 PM 1/25/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Part II: “To Hell and Back” - Courage in Action Audie Murphy grew up wanting to be a soldier. As WWII broke out, he attempted to enlist and was turned down by the Army, Navy and Marine Corps for being underweight and underage. With his sister’s aid, he miraculously aged by one year, reapplied, and joined the Army in mid-1942. Murphy served with distinction in the Italian campaign, which started with a landing in Sicily in July 1943. In 1944, he landed on Yellow Beach near Ramatuelle, France and received the Distinguished Service Cross for action taken on August 15th against defending German forces. For these actions, Audie Murphy received 33 U.S. military medals, including 3 Purple Hearts and the Medal of Honor. Free. Tickets available in the museum gift shop starting at 10:30 a.m. Seating is limited to the first 60 ticket holders. The museum gift shop is open until 2 p.m. following the event. Fort Miles

Saturday, February 22 at 1:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/22/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/22/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the stingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, February 22 at 1:00 PM

Lunchtime Tales at Lums Pond State Park

Join us as we feed the nature center animals and follow up with a story about a related wild friend! Free

Add to Calendar 2/22/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/22/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Lunchtime Tales Join us as we feed the nature center animals and follow up with a story about a related wild friend! Free Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, February 22 at 1:00 PM

Squid Dissection at Delaware Seashore State Park

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide a dissection and participants will get to see, first-hand, some of the squid’s unique adaptations for survival. Pre-registration required Limit 1 adult per child Ages 8+ $6 per child Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar 2/22/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/22/2020 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide a dissection and participants will get to see, first-hand, some of the squid’s unique adaptations for survival. Pre-registration required Limit 1 adult per child Ages 8+ $6 per child Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, February 22 at 1:00 PM

Warm-up Your Winter Hike at Killens Pond State Park

Join us on a hike to warm up and get moving this winter. We will hike the Pondside Trail and explore how the animals and plants adapt to cold temperatures. Free

Add to Calendar 2/22/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/22/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Warm-up Your Winter Hike Join us on a hike to warm up and get moving this winter. We will hike the Pondside Trail and explore how the animals and plants adapt to cold temperatures. Free Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, February 22 at 3:00 PM

History Wagon Ride at Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond wasn’t always a park. Take a ride in our haywagonand find out about the Native Americans, pioneers and farmers who were herebefore us. Call (302) 875-5163 to register.

Add to Calendar 2/22/2020 3:00:00 PM 2/22/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York History Wagon Ride Trap Pond wasn’t always a park. Take a ride in our haywagonand find out about the Native Americans, pioneers and farmers who were herebefore us. Call (302) 875-5163 to register. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, February 23 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar 2/23/2020 1:30:00 PM 2/23/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Monday, February 24 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/24/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/24/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, February 24 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off! at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/24/2020 9:00:00 AM 2/24/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, February 24 at 11:00 AM

Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park

For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/24/2020 11:00:00 AM 2/24/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroller Rollers For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE Bellevue State Park

Monday, February 24 at 7:00 PM

Introduction to Fly Fishing at White Clay Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/24/2020 7:00:00 PM 2/24/2020 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Fly Fishing Bring any equipment you have and join Ed O’Donnell and Sam Palermo of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park and learn the basics of fly fishing on day one and fly tying on day two. Must pre-register by the Friday before the program by calling the park office (302)368-6900. Meets at the Nature Center. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Tuesday, February 25 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/25/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/25/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, February 25 at 5:00 PM

Winter Lecture Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

Get out of the house and spend your Tuesday evenings in January and February learning! Different topic every week Meet at the Indian River Marina Conference room; second floor. FREE No pre-registration necessary Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and the presenters of the week

Add to Calendar 2/25/2020 5:00:00 PM 2/25/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Lecture Series Get out of the house and spend your Tuesday evenings in January and February learning! Different topic every week Meet at the Indian River Marina Conference room; second floor. FREE No pre-registration necessary Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and the presenters of the week Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, February 26 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/26/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/26/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, February 26 at 10:00 AM

Wee Have Fun Club- Bats! at Bellevue State Park

Theme Today: Bats! Ages 3-5 Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center.

Add to Calendar 2/26/2020 10:00:00 AM 2/26/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wee Have Fun Club- Bats! Theme Today: Bats! Ages 3-5 Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Thursday, February 27 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/27/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/27/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, February 27 at 4:00 PM

Winter Hike Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Meet at North Inlet Day Area. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details.

Add to Calendar 2/27/2020 4:00:00 PM 2/27/2020 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hike Series Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Meet at North Inlet Day Area. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, February 28 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/28/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/28/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, February 28 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Two tours a day, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 2/28/2020 11:00:00 AM 2/29/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Two tours a day, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, February 28 at 7:00 PM

Starry Night - Star Gazing at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the night skies in search of planets and winter constellations and hear the ancient stories about them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Dress to go outside. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 2/28/2020 7:00:00 PM 2/28/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Starry Night - Star Gazing Explore the night skies in search of planets and winter constellations and hear the ancient stories about them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Dress to go outside. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, February 29 at 8:00 AM

Monthly Bird Walks at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/29/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/29/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walks Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the park, no pre-registration required. Call (302) 655-5740 with questions. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, February 29 at 9:00 AM

Bark in the Park at Auburn Valley State Park

Bundle up and bring your pup for a casual stroll. Well-behaved dogs on a leash with updated rabies vaccination are welcome on this paved 1.1 mile walk. Free collapsible travel dog bowls for participants!

Add to Calendar 2/29/2020 9:00:00 AM 2/29/2020 9:45:00 AM America/New_York Bark in the Park Bundle up and bring your pup for a casual stroll. Well-behaved dogs on a leash with updated rabies vaccination are welcome on this paved 1.1 mile walk. Free collapsible travel dog bowls for participants! Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, February 29 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/29/2020 9:30:00 AM 2/29/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Saturday, February 29 at 9:30 AM

Girl Scout Workshop: Helping Animals, Helping US at Brandywine Zoo

For Cadette girl scouts and their families looking to work on their Animal Helpers badge. From companionship to service animals, learn the many ways animal help humans, and discover how people can help animals, too! Fee: $12 per participant. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch for scouts. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts

Add to Calendar 2/29/2020 9:30:00 AM 2/29/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Girl Scout Workshop: Helping Animals, Helping US For Cadette girl scouts and their families looking to work on their Animal Helpers badge. From companionship to service animals, learn the many ways animal help humans, and discover how people can help animals, too! Fee: $12 per participant. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch for scouts. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, February 29 at 10:00 AM

Tales of Slavery and Freedom at First State Heritage Park

As a border state, Delaware held a complicated position regarding slavery.

Add to Calendar 2/29/2020 10:00:00 AM 2/29/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Tales of Slavery and Freedom As a border state, Delaware held a complicated position regarding slavery. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, February 29 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Two tours a day, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 2/29/2020 11:00:00 AM 3/1/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Two tours a day, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, February 29 at 1:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/29/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/29/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the stingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Sunday, March 01 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar 3/1/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Monday, March 02 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/2/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, March 02 at 12:00 PM

A Bridge between Eras at Auburn Valley State Park

Come enjoy the changing spring weather on this one-hour journey through Yorklyn’s history. Participants will get to learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures, how the views from those sites have changed over time, and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road.

Add to Calendar 3/2/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York A Bridge between Eras Come enjoy the changing spring weather on this one-hour journey through Yorklyn’s history. Participants will get to learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures, how the views from those sites have changed over time, and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road. Auburn Valley State Park

Monday, March 02 at 7:00 PM

Introduction to Fly Tying at White Clay Creek State Park

Bring any equipment you have and join Ed O’Donnell and Sam Palermo of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park and learn the basics of fly fishing on day one and fly tying on day two. Must pre-register by the Friday before the program by calling the park office (302)368-6900. Meets at the Nature Center. Free with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 3/2/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Fly Tying Bring any equipment you have and join Ed O’Donnell and Sam Palermo of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park and learn the basics of fly fishing on day one and fly tying on day two. Must pre-register by the Friday before the program by calling the park office (302)368-6900. Meets at the Nature Center. Free with paid park entrance fee. White Clay Creek State Park

Tuesday, March 03 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/3/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, March 03 at 6:00 PM

Wilmington at War at Fort Delaware State Park

When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Delaware was caught in a strange position. There were many in the state who sympathized with both sides. Nonetheless, the city of Wilmington had a role to play on the side of the Union. In this program, we will talk about Wilmington's experience of the war, and about the Civil War history that is all around us in plain sight. This program will be held at the Brandywine Hundred Library.

Add to Calendar 3/3/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Wilmington at War When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Delaware was caught in a strange position. There were many in the state who sympathized with both sides. Nonetheless, the city of Wilmington had a role to play on the side of the Union. In this program, we will talk about Wilmington's experience of the war, and about the Civil War history that is all around us in plain sight. This program will be held at the Brandywine Hundred Library. Fort Delaware State Park

Wednesday, March 04 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/4/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, March 04 at 5:00 PM

2020 Young Brandywine Artist Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Opening Night

Add to Calendar 3/4/2020 5:00:00 PM 3/4/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York 2020 Young Brandywine Artist Exhibition Opening Night Alapocas Run State Park

Thursday, March 05 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/5/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, March 05 at 10:30 AM

Guppy Club: Wild Winds at Cape Henlopen State Park

Bring your 3- to 5-year-old and discover secretsof nature through stories, games, crafts, and outdoor adventures. Children mustbe accompanied by an adult and dressed to go outdoors. Pre-registrationrequired by calling (302) 645-6852. Find out what the wind brings and feel how itstirs up nature and make your own wind sock to help you “see” the breeze. Dress to explore outside. Limit 12 children.

Add to Calendar 3/5/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Guppy Club: Wild Winds Bring your 3- to 5-year-old and discover secretsof nature through stories, games, crafts, and outdoor adventures. Children mustbe accompanied by an adult and dressed to go outdoors. Pre-registrationrequired by calling (302) 645-6852. Find out what the wind brings and feel how itstirs up nature and make your own wind sock to help you “see” the breeze. Dress to explore outside. Limit 12 children. Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, March 05 at 5:00 PM

2020 Young Brandywine Artist Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Opening Night

Add to Calendar 3/5/2020 5:00:00 PM 3/5/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York 2020 Young Brandywine Artist Exhibition Opening Night Alapocas Run State Park

Friday, March 06 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/6/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, March 06 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/6/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, March 06 at 8:00 AM

2020 Young Brandywine Artist Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Elementary School- The Young Brandywine Artists Exhibition features outstanding artwork created by students in all schools withing the Brandywine District. March 6-15.

Add to Calendar 3/6/2020 8:00:00 AM 3/5/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York 2020 Young Brandywine Artist Exhibition Elementary School- The Young Brandywine Artists Exhibition features outstanding artwork created by students in all schools withing the Brandywine District. March 6-15. Alapocas Run State Park

Friday, March 06 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/6/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, March 06 at 6:30 PM

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

Join the park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Must pre-register by calling the park office (302) 368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. Free with paid park entrance fee. March 6, 6:30 p.m.; April 3, 7:30 p.m.; May 8, 7:45 p.m.

Add to Calendar 3/6/2020 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Friday Hike: Park After Dark Join the park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Must pre-register by calling the park office (302) 368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. Free with paid park entrance fee. March 6, 6:30 p.m.; April 3, 7:30 p.m.; May 8, 7:45 p.m. White Clay Creek State Park

Friday, March 06 at 7:00 PM

Weather-Lore Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

For sailors, being able to read the weather used to mean the difference between life and death. Join us as we explore popular maritime weather myths and discover the difference between fact and fiction, all while exploring the museum and nearby beach by lantern light. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $10 per person

Add to Calendar 3/6/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Weather-Lore Lantern Tour For sailors, being able to read the weather used to mean the difference between life and death. Join us as we explore popular maritime weather myths and discover the difference between fact and fiction, all while exploring the museum and nearby beach by lantern light. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $10 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, March 07 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/7/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, March 07 at 9:30 AM

First Saturday: Women and the Vote at First State Heritage Park

First Saturdays in the First State!FREE programs and events are offered on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House, and the Kent County Courthouse.WAR OF THE ROSESSuffrage Headquarters9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Help out at Suffrage Headquartersbefore the War of the Roses! Everyonecan help the suffragists prepare fortheir upcoming rally by makingcampaign buttons, signs and flowers.Hear the stories of the struggle forwomen’s right to vote!John Bell House on The GreenThe War of the Roses – Delaware’sBattle for Women’s Suffrage11 a.m., 2 p.m.This debate will transport you backto the dramatic days of the women’ssuffrage movement. Show yoursupport and let your voice be heard!Old State HouseThe Road to the Vote9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Guided tours will highlight the suffragistmovement in Delaware, the NineteenthAmendment and the discussions held inDelaware’s historical capitol. The Old State House A Woman’s Place is in the House(and Senate)9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Tour Delaware’s State Capitol building,experience Delaware history and find outmore about the women who have beenelected to Delaware public offices.Legislative HallBiggs Kids9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Children can enjoy a craft guided bymuseum staff.Biggs Museum of American ArtThe Women of Victor9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Guided tours will highlight the femaleartists who recorded for the Victor TalkingMachine Company accompanied by78-rpm recordings played on authentictalking machines.Johnson Victrola MuseumWALKING TOUR: Women of The Green Learn about women’s contributions to thehistory of The Green.Delaware’s Struggle for Women’sRight to Vote10:30 a.m.Dr. Anne Boylan and Emily Green willshare the stage to discuss both thesuffrage and anti-suffrage movementsactive in the First State.Delaware Public ArchivesTours of the Governor’s House10 a.m. – 1 p.m.Enjoy guided tours of the officialresidence of Delaware’s Governor since1965, and Hall House, the Governor’sguest house. At Woodburn – TheGovernor’s HouseThe Once and Future Courthouse1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.From the 1690s to the present, learn howthis site went from a courthouse to a hoteland back again.Kent County Courthouse, 38 The Green

Add to Calendar 3/7/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York First Saturday: Women and the Vote First Saturdays in the First State!FREE programs and events are offered on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House, and the Kent County Courthouse.WAR OF THE ROSESSuffrage Headquarters9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Help out at Suffrage Headquartersbefore the War of the Roses! Everyonecan help the suffragists prepare fortheir upcoming rally by makingcampaign buttons, signs and flowers.Hear the stories of the struggle forwomen’s right to vote!John Bell House on The GreenThe War of the Roses – Delaware’sBattle for Women’s Suffrage11 a.m., 2 p.m.This debate will transport you backto the dramatic days of the women’ssuffrage movement. Show yoursupport and let your voice be heard!Old State HouseThe Road to the Vote9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Guided tours will highlight the suffragistmovement in Delaware, the NineteenthAmendment and the discussions held inDelaware’s historical capitol. The Old State House A Woman’s Place is in the House(and Senate)9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Tour Delaware’s State Capitol building,experience Delaware history and find outmore about the women who have beenelected to Delaware public offices.Legislative HallBiggs Kids9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Children can enjoy a craft guided bymuseum staff.Biggs Museum of American ArtThe Women of Victor9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Guided tours will highlight the femaleartists who recorded for the Victor TalkingMachine Company accompanied by78-rpm recordings played on authentictalking machines.Johnson Victrola MuseumWALKING TOUR: Women of The Green Learn about women’s contributions to thehistory of The Green.Delaware’s Struggle for Women’sRight to Vote10:30 a.m.Dr. Anne Boylan and Emily Green willshare the stage to discuss both thesuffrage and anti-suffrage movementsactive in the First State.Delaware Public ArchivesTours of the Governor’s House10 a.m. – 1 p.m.Enjoy guided tours of the officialresidence of Delaware’s Governor since1965, and Hall House, the Governor’sguest house. At Woodburn – TheGovernor’s HouseThe Once and Future Courthouse1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.From the 1690s to the present, learn howthis site went from a courthouse to a hoteland back again.Kent County Courthouse, 38 The Green First State Heritage Park

Saturday, March 07 at 11:00 AM

Thompson Island Nature Preserve: Guided Hike and Brewery Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike 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. Then join staff from the Thompson Island Brewing Company for a brewery tour and receive a discount voucher to the restaurant. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 3/7/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Thompson Island Nature Preserve: Guided Hike and Brewery Tour Hike 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. Then join staff from the Thompson Island Brewing Company for a brewery tour and receive a discount voucher to the restaurant. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $5 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, March 07 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/7/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, March 07 at 11:00 AM

Fundamentals of Hiking at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/7/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Fundamentals of Hiking Join us at the nature center to get started hiking. Preparation, gear and locations will be covered. Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a different short hike each week. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, March 07 at 1:00 PM

Civil War 101 at Fort Delaware State Park

This lecture-style program is a great introduction to the American Civil War. We will talk about how the Civil War started, and what the legacy of the war is today. This is a great program for those that would like to learn about the Civil War, but don't know how to get started. This program will be held at the Grassdale Center in Delaware City. FREE

Add to Calendar 3/7/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Civil War 101 This lecture-style program is a great introduction to the American Civil War. We will talk about how the Civil War started, and what the legacy of the war is today. This is a great program for those that would like to learn about the Civil War, but don't know how to get started. This program will be held at the Grassdale Center in Delaware City. FREE Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, March 07 at 1:00 PM

Wonders of the Wetlands at Killens Pond State Park

What is a wetland? Join us as we explore that very question. Learn all about the wonders of the wetlands! Free!

Add to Calendar 3/7/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Wonders of the Wetlands What is a wetland? Join us as we explore that very question. Learn all about the wonders of the wetlands! Free! Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, March 07 at 1:00 PM

Ruins & History Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explorethe ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. Free DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 3/7/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Ruins & History Hike Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explorethe ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. Free DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, March 07 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 3/7/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, March 07 at 4:00 PM

Early Spring Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/7/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Early Spring Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hat and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, March 08 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Meet us at the Nature Center at Area 5. Weather Permitting. Free

Add to Calendar 3/8/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Dip-Netting Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Meet us at the Nature Center at Area 5. Weather Permitting. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, March 08 at 11:00 AM

Hike through History at Auburn Valley State Park

Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this 45-minute trip. Meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Lane off of Benge Road

Add to Calendar 3/8/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike through History Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this 45-minute trip. Meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Lane off of Benge Road Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, March 08 at 11:00 AM

Why Rocks Rock! at Brandywine Creek State Park

Geology for kids! Join us as we learn about the rocks of Brandywine Creek. We will look for rocks at the creek, learn their history, and sort and classify them. Find out why rocks rock! You can also bring your lunch so you can join us for our Geology walk at 1pm! Meet at Thompson Bridge parking area. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. FREE DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 3/8/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Why Rocks Rock! Geology for kids! Join us as we learn about the rocks of Brandywine Creek. We will look for rocks at the creek, learn their history, and sort and classify them. Find out why rocks rock! You can also bring your lunch so you can join us for our Geology walk at 1pm! Meet at Thompson Bridge parking area. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. FREE DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Sunday, March 08 at 1:00 PM

Bethesda Church Tour at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/8/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Bethesda Church Tour Take an in-depth tour of the historic Bethesda Church. Look over old photographs and learn the importance of small churches in the local history. Meet at the Bethesda Church. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, March 08 at 1:00 PM

Geology Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join a naturalist for a one hour walk/hike on our Rocky Run Trail to learn all about the unique geology that makes Brandywine Creek State Park so special. Program meets at the Thompson Bridge parking lot. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. FREE DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 3/8/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Geology Walk Join a naturalist for a one hour walk/hike on our Rocky Run Trail to learn all about the unique geology that makes Brandywine Creek State Park so special. Program meets at the Thompson Bridge parking lot. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. FREE DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Sunday, March 08 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar 3/8/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Monday, March 09 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/9/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, March 09 at 7:30 PM

Super Full Moon Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

What’s so super about this moon? Find out on this hike as we look and listen for animals and how they behave under the super full moon. Dress to explore outside. Ages 7 and up with adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 perperson

Add to Calendar 3/9/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Super Full Moon Hike What’s so super about this moon? Find out on this hike as we look and listen for animals and how they behave under the super full moon. Dress to explore outside. Ages 7 and up with adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 perperson Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, March 10 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/10/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, March 10 at 1:00 PM

Homeschool - Signs of Spring at Killens Pond State Park

Ages 6 – 12 Participants will donate some time in service projects and then will spend time with a naturalist learning about different natural science topics. Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; call (302)284-4299. FREE

Add to Calendar 3/10/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Homeschool - Signs of Spring Ages 6 – 12 Participants will donate some time in service projects and then will spend time with a naturalist learning about different natural science topics. Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; call (302)284-4299. FREE Killens Pond State Park

Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 PM

Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting at Killens Pond State Park

The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon!

Add to Calendar 3/10/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon! Killens Pond State Park

Wednesday, March 11 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/11/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 PM

Join the Trap Pond Partners at Trap Pond State Park

Are you interested in helping your local park, participating in fun get-togethers, or promoting interesting programs in the community? Help develop programs, participate in volunteer efforts, and help organize special events. We need your energy and help. The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com

Add to Calendar 3/11/2020 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Join the Trap Pond Partners Are you interested in helping your local park, participating in fun get-togethers, or promoting interesting programs in the community? Help develop programs, participate in volunteer efforts, and help organize special events. We need your energy and help. The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, March 12 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/12/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, March 12 at 9:30 AM

Terrific Toddlers: Butterfly Day Celebration at Brandywine Creek State Park

It’s national butterfly day, come celebrate with us! Learn about the different butterflies we have in our park, make a fun craft, and visit our new and expanding pollinator garden to learn about all the work butterflies do in the garden! For ages 2-4. $5 per child. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 3/12/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Terrific Toddlers: Butterfly Day Celebration It’s national butterfly day, come celebrate with us! Learn about the different butterflies we have in our park, make a fun craft, and visit our new and expanding pollinator garden to learn about all the work butterflies do in the garden! For ages 2-4. $5 per child. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, March 12 at 4:30 PM

Jogging Gordons pond at Cape Henlopen State Park

Want to exercise and also explore the nature at Gordons Pond? Join a park naturalist for a scenic 1.5-mile jog out and a 1.5-mile guided cool-down walk back, exploring the nature along the trail. Meets at the Herring Point trail head. Limit 12. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE wit hpaid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 3/12/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Jogging Gordons pond Want to exercise and also explore the nature at Gordons Pond? Join a park naturalist for a scenic 1.5-mile jog out and a 1.5-mile guided cool-down walk back, exploring the nature along the trail. Meets at the Herring Point trail head. Limit 12. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE wit hpaid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, March 13 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/13/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, March 13 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/13/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, March 13 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/13/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, March 13 at 7:00 PM

Auburn Heights by Twilight at Auburn Valley State Park

Forget about the stressful work week as you begin your weekend on this scenic hike. Learn more about Auburn Heights and the Marshall family while enjoying the Victorian architecture and the beautiful grounds at sunset. Meet up on the front porch of the mansion. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion.

Add to Calendar 3/13/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights by Twilight Forget about the stressful work week as you begin your weekend on this scenic hike. Learn more about Auburn Heights and the Marshall family while enjoying the Victorian architecture and the beautiful grounds at sunset. Meet up on the front porch of the mansion. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, March 13 at 7:30 PM

Friends of Folk Concert Series at First State Heritage Park

Joey Fulkerson: Acoustic Blues and folk guitar. Old State House on the Green.

Add to Calendar 3/13/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Folk Concert Series Joey Fulkerson: Acoustic Blues and folk guitar. Old State House on the Green. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, March 14 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, March 14 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Saturday, March 14 at 9:30 AM

Cub and Girl Scout Workshop - Caring for Animals and Us at Brandywine Zoo

For Daisy Girl Scouts working on their 3 Cheers for Animals, Birdbath award, Brownie Girl Scouts working on their Pets badge, and Bear Cub Scouts working on their Critter Care adventure.Join scouts of all ages to discover the differences between pets and wild animals and learn what it takes to take care of our zoo animals. Meet some of our animals up close, tour the zoo, and work on an animal enrichment project!Fee: $12 per child (aged 3+), Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Cub and Girl Scout Workshop - Caring for Animals and Us For Daisy Girl Scouts working on their 3 Cheers for Animals, Birdbath award, Brownie Girl Scouts working on their Pets badge, and Bear Cub Scouts working on their Critter Care adventure.Join scouts of all ages to discover the differences between pets and wild animals and learn what it takes to take care of our zoo animals. Meet some of our animals up close, tour the zoo, and work on an animal enrichment project!Fee: $12 per child (aged 3+), Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 AM

Driving Through Hidden History at Delaware Seashore State Park

If only the dunes could talk, they'€™d have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park'€™s historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Driving Through Hidden History If only the dunes could talk, they'€™d have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park'€™s historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 AM

Women of the Green at First State Heritage Park

Learn about women’s contributions to the history of The Green.Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Women of the Green Learn about women’s contributions to the history of The Green.Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 AM

Beginner Birding at Killens Pond State Park

Join a naturalist as we take a hike pond side on the search for returning migrant birds. Please bring binoculars if you have a pair and a water bottle. Some binoculars will be available to borrow. Free

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Beginner Birding Join a naturalist as we take a hike pond side on the search for returning migrant birds. Please bring binoculars if you have a pair and a water bottle. Some binoculars will be available to borrow. Free Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, March 14 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, March 14 at 11:00 AM

Go Green Scavenger Hunt at Cape Henlopen State Park

It’s not easy being green. Test your naturalist and scavenger hunt skills as we go outside in search of clues to find a “treasure” surprise! Dress to explore outside. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Go Green Scavenger Hunt It’s not easy being green. Test your naturalist and scavenger hunt skills as we go outside in search of clues to find a “treasure” surprise! Dress to explore outside. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, March 14 at 1:00 PM

St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Trap Pond State Park

Search far and wide, by any measure, it is time to start your quest for treasure. Join us at the Nature Center for a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts and a wagon ride. Call the Nature Center to pre-register. 302-875-5163 $6 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York St. Patrick's Day Celebration Search far and wide, by any measure, it is time to start your quest for treasure. Join us at the Nature Center for a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts and a wagon ride. Call the Nature Center to pre-register. 302-875-5163 $6 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, March 14 at 1:00 PM

Pot O' Gold at Brandywine Creek State Park

Follow the Leprechaun’s treasure hunt to a Pot o’ Gold! Look for four leaf clovers and discover some of the parks coolest ruins along the way and everything that’s turning green for St. Paddy’s Day! Dress for the outdoors and use maps to uncover coins of gold…chocolate gold, that is! Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per child. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Pot O' Gold Follow the Leprechaun’s treasure hunt to a Pot o’ Gold! Look for four leaf clovers and discover some of the parks coolest ruins along the way and everything that’s turning green for St. Paddy’s Day! Dress for the outdoors and use maps to uncover coins of gold…chocolate gold, that is! Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per child. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, March 14 at 2:00 PM

Beach Driving Clinic at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $8 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, March 14 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, March 14 at 3:00 PM

Blue Bird Trail Spring Team Monitoring Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Learn about volunteering on our Blue Bird Trail Team. We will walk the trail, clean out the boxes for spring nesting season and learn about the Eastern Blue Bird along the way. If interested, you can learn how to sign up for nest box monitoring for the season. Free. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Blue Bird Trail Spring Team Monitoring Hike Learn about volunteering on our Blue Bird Trail Team. We will walk the trail, clean out the boxes for spring nesting season and learn about the Eastern Blue Bird along the way. If interested, you can learn how to sign up for nest box monitoring for the season. Free. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, March 14 at 4:00 PM

Early Spring Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Early Spring Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hat and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, March 14 at 6:30 PM

Battery 519 Lantern Tour at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Battery 519 Lantern Tour In 1943, World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and learn about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress, and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, March 14 at 6:30 PM

Battery 519 Lantern Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Battery 519 Lantern Tour In 1943, World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and learn about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress, and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Sunday, March 15 at 1:00 PM

Bethesda Church Tour at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/15/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Bethesda Church Tour Take an in-depth tour of the historic Bethesda Church. Look over old photographs and learn the importance of small churches in the local history. Meet at the Bethesda Church. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, March 15 at 1:00 PM

Open House Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person

Add to Calendar 3/15/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tours Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, March 15 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar 3/15/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 PM

Open House Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person

Add to Calendar 3/15/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tours Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Monday, March 16 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/16/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, March 17 at 8:00 AM

Spring Migration Bird Walks at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 3/17/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, March 17 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/17/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/18/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, March 18 at 6:00 PM

2020 Young Brandywine Artist Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Opening Night

Add to Calendar 3/18/2020 6:00:00 PM 3/18/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York 2020 Young Brandywine Artist Exhibition Opening Night Alapocas Run State Park

Thursday, March 19 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/19/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, March 19 at 8:00 AM

2020 Young Brandywine Artist Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Secondary- The Young Brandywine Artists Exhibition features outstanding artwork created by students in all schools withing the Brandywine District. March 19-29.

Add to Calendar 3/19/2020 8:00:00 AM 3/19/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York 2020 Young Brandywine Artist Exhibition Secondary- The Young Brandywine Artists Exhibition features outstanding artwork created by students in all schools withing the Brandywine District. March 19-29. Alapocas Run State Park

Thursday, March 19 at 4:30 PM

Jogging Gordons pond at Cape Henlopen State Park

Want to exercise and also explore the nature at Gordons Pond? Join a park naturalist for a scenic 1.5-mile jog out and a 1.5-mile guided cool-down walk back, exploring the nature along the trail. Meets at the Herring Point trail head. Limit 12. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE wit hpaid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 3/19/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Jogging Gordons pond Want to exercise and also explore the nature at Gordons Pond? Join a park naturalist for a scenic 1.5-mile jog out and a 1.5-mile guided cool-down walk back, exploring the nature along the trail. Meets at the Herring Point trail head. Limit 12. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE wit hpaid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, March 20 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/20/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, March 20 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/20/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, March 20 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/20/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, March 20 at 6:00 PM

Pondside Campfire at Lums Pond State Park

Bring your own beverages (nonalcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, and more! Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Free

Add to Calendar 3/20/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Pondside Campfire Bring your own beverages (nonalcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, and more! Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Free Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, March 21 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/21/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, March 21 at 9:00 AM

Indoor Flea Market at Youth Camp 3 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Clean, gently used items may be donated on Friday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Youth Camp 3. Park entrance fee in effect.

Add to Calendar 3/21/2020 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Indoor Flea Market at Youth Camp 3 Clean, gently used items may be donated on Friday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Youth Camp 3. Park entrance fee in effect. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, March 21 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/21/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Saturday, March 21 at 9:30 AM

Cub Scout Workshop - Wild Outdoors at Brandywine Zoo

For Webelo Cub Scouts and their families looking to work on their Into the Wild adventure.Explore ecosystems, food chains, and the animals that call Delaware home. Tour the zoo, practice your animal observation skills, and meet some of our animals up close!Fee: $12 per child ages 3+. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts

Add to Calendar 3/21/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Cub Scout Workshop - Wild Outdoors For Webelo Cub Scouts and their families looking to work on their Into the Wild adventure.Explore ecosystems, food chains, and the animals that call Delaware home. Tour the zoo, practice your animal observation skills, and meet some of our animals up close!Fee: $12 per child ages 3+. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 AM

Women of the Green at First State Heritage Park

Learn about women’s contributions to the history of The Green.Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar 3/21/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Women of the Green Learn about women’s contributions to the history of The Green.Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, March 21 at 11:00 AM

Search for Spring at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park looking for signs of spring and nature on the move. Dress to explore outside. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 3/21/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Search for Spring Explore the park looking for signs of spring and nature on the move. Dress to explore outside. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, March 21 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/21/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, March 21 at 11:00 AM

Family Fishing Series at Lums Pond State Park

This naturalist led program will go through the ins and outs of fishing at Lums Pond. The program will start at the nature center where we will learn about the different fish that live in the pond. We will then spend some time learning how to effectively cast a fishing rod. Towards the end of the program we will put all of our new knowledge to the test with some fun fishing. This program is aimed as a beginner fishing course and is open to ages 5-15. Participants ages 16 and older that will be participating in fishing must have a Delaware Fishing License. Supplies are limited so pre-registration is required. To register call 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 3/21/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Family Fishing Series This naturalist led program will go through the ins and outs of fishing at Lums Pond. The program will start at the nature center where we will learn about the different fish that live in the pond. We will then spend some time learning how to effectively cast a fishing rod. Towards the end of the program we will put all of our new knowledge to the test with some fun fishing. This program is aimed as a beginner fishing course and is open to ages 5-15. Participants ages 16 and older that will be participating in fishing must have a Delaware Fishing License. Supplies are limited so pre-registration is required. To register call 302-368-6989. Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, March 21 at 11:00 AM

Fundamentals of Hiking at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/21/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Fundamentals of Hiking Join us at the nature center to get started hiking. Preparation, gear and locations will be covered. Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a different short hike each week. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 PM

Artillery Park Walk at Fort Miles

Join our historic interpreters for a walk of the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to preregister. Free

Add to Calendar 3/21/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Park Walk Join our historic interpreters for a walk of the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to preregister. Free Fort Miles

Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 PM

Artillery Park Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park

Join our historic interpreters for a walk of the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to preregister. Free

Add to Calendar 3/21/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Park Walk Join our historic interpreters for a walk of the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to preregister. Free Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, March 21 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 3/21/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, March 21 at 3:00 PM

Bark in the Park at Auburn Valley State Park

Bundle up and bring your pup for a casual stroll on the Oversee Farm Trail, along with our special guest Corporal Trevor Ditmore and his K-9 partner Leo. Well-behaved dogs on a leash with updated rabies vaccines are welcome on this paved 1.1 mile walk. Free collapsible travel dog bowls for participants! Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot on Snuff Mill Road

Add to Calendar 3/21/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Bark in the Park Bundle up and bring your pup for a casual stroll on the Oversee Farm Trail, along with our special guest Corporal Trevor Ditmore and his K-9 partner Leo. Well-behaved dogs on a leash with updated rabies vaccines are welcome on this paved 1.1 mile walk. Free collapsible travel dog bowls for participants! Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot on Snuff Mill Road Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, March 22 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Meet us at the Nature Center at Area 5. Weather Permitting. Free

Add to Calendar 3/22/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Dip-Netting Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Meet us at the Nature Center at Area 5. Weather Permitting. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, March 22 at 1:00 PM

Signs of Spring Hike at Killens Pond State Park

Join us for a special hiking trip at the Fork Branch Nature Preserve! We will be on the look for signs of spring on this special mile-long hike! We will meet at the Killens Pond Nature Center and transportation to the nature preserve will be provided. Estimated thirty minutes travel time. Space is limited so registration is required. To register call the nature center at 302-284-4299. Free

Add to Calendar 3/22/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Signs of Spring Hike Join us for a special hiking trip at the Fork Branch Nature Preserve! We will be on the look for signs of spring on this special mile-long hike! We will meet at the Killens Pond Nature Center and transportation to the nature preserve will be provided. Estimated thirty minutes travel time. Space is limited so registration is required. To register call the nature center at 302-284-4299. Free Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, March 22 at 1:00 PM

Spring Wreath Making at Trap Pond State Park

Make your own spring wreath for the season supplies provided. Register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $10 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/22/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Wreath Making Make your own spring wreath for the season supplies provided. Register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $10 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, March 22 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar 3/22/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Monday, March 23 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/23/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 AM

Spring Migration Bird Walks at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 3/24/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/24/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, March 24 at 6:00 PM

Intro to Port Penn at Port Penn Interpretive Center

Founded in the 1760s, Port Penn's founders hoped that it would become a seaport to rival Philadelphia. Though it never quite lived up to those aspirations, Port Penn is a remarkable community that managed to be both international and uniquely Delawarean. This program will be held at the Brandywine Hundred Library.

Add to Calendar 3/24/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Intro to Port Penn Founded in the 1760s, Port Penn's founders hoped that it would become a seaport to rival Philadelphia. Though it never quite lived up to those aspirations, Port Penn is a remarkable community that managed to be both international and uniquely Delawarean. This program will be held at the Brandywine Hundred Library. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Wednesday, March 25 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/25/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/26/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, March 26 at 4:30 PM

Jogging Gordons pond at Cape Henlopen State Park

Want to exercise and also explore the nature at Gordons Pond? Join a park naturalist for a scenic 1.5-mile jog out and a 1.5-mile guided cool-down walk back, exploring the nature along the trail. Meets at the Herring Point trail head. Limit 12. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE wit hpaid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 3/26/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Jogging Gordons pond Want to exercise and also explore the nature at Gordons Pond? Join a park naturalist for a scenic 1.5-mile jog out and a 1.5-mile guided cool-down walk back, exploring the nature along the trail. Meets at the Herring Point trail head. Limit 12. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE wit hpaid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 PM

Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman Concert at Alapocas Run State Park

The celebrated virtuoso partnership of Chris and Máire is a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s delightfully subversive wit.

Add to Calendar 3/26/2020 7:30:00 PM 3/26/2020 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman Concert The celebrated virtuoso partnership of Chris and Máire is a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s delightfully subversive wit. Alapocas Run State Park

Friday, March 27 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/27/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, March 27 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/27/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, March 27 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/27/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, March 27 at 7:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet over the years as you take in the views of the Atlantic ocean and Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person

Add to Calendar 3/27/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet over the years as you take in the views of the Atlantic ocean and Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, March 28 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, March 28 at 8:00 AM

Monthly Bird Walks at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walks Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the park, no pre-registration required. Call (302) 655-5740 with questions. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, March 28 at 9:00 AM

Introduction to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Surf Fishing Always wanted to try surf fishing but weren'€™t sure how to get started? Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 10+. $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, March 28 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Saturday, March 28 at 9:30 AM

Stroll with the Superintendent at White Clay Creek State Park

Hike with the new Park Superintendent, Laura Lee, along the Penn Del Trail. Meet at Wedgewood Road Parking lot. Dress for the weather; bring plenty of water, and plan about 1 ½ hours of hiking and chatting. Free. with paid park entrance fee. Pre-registration required by noon on March 27.Call 302-368-6900.

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Stroll with the Superintendent Hike with the new Park Superintendent, Laura Lee, along the Penn Del Trail. Meet at Wedgewood Road Parking lot. Dress for the weather; bring plenty of water, and plan about 1 ½ hours of hiking and chatting. Free. with paid park entrance fee. Pre-registration required by noon on March 27.Call 302-368-6900. White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 AM

Women of the Green at First State Heritage Park

Learn about women’s contributions to the history of The Green.Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Women of the Green Learn about women’s contributions to the history of The Green.Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 AM

Historic Town Tour at Port Penn Interpretive Center

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

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic Town Tour Port Penn is a fascinating town full of fascinating architecture! The town still retains much of its 18th and 19th century character. Join a park historian for this tour to learn about the interesting architectural features of the town, and the amazing people who make up its past. FREE Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, March 28 at 11:00 AM

Spring Time for Reptiles at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Time for Reptiles Spring finds many of our local snakes and turtles on the move. Discover which reptiles share our many habitats of Cape Henlopen during this indoor program with live animals. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. Limit 40. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, March 28 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, March 28 at 11:00 AM

Spring Cleaning Volunteer Day at Lums Pond State Park

Groups, families and friends! Help us get the boat house and boats ready for the upcoming season! Participants must wear pants and closed toed shoes. Please pre-register by signing up online at: https://destateparks.com/Volunteer/Calendars .

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Cleaning Volunteer Day Groups, families and friends! Help us get the boat house and boats ready for the upcoming season! Participants must wear pants and closed toed shoes. Please pre-register by signing up online at: https://destateparks.com/Volunteer/Calendars . Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, March 28 at 1:00 PM

Cornelius Birthday Party at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join us as we celebrate the birthday of our Nature Center cornsnake “Cornelius”! We will learn all about the cool snakes that inhabit the park, make a craft, and even sing to our corn snake on his birthday! Meet at the Nature Center. Free DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Cornelius Birthday Party Join us as we celebrate the birthday of our Nature Center cornsnake “Cornelius”! We will learn all about the cool snakes that inhabit the park, make a craft, and even sing to our corn snake on his birthday! Meet at the Nature Center. Free DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 PM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.7-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and intertidal zones. Pre-registration requiredCall (302)-227-6991 for more informationFREE

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.7-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and intertidal zones. Pre-registration requiredCall (302)-227-6991 for more informationFREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 PM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail at Holts Landing State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.7-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and intertidal zones. Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information FREE

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.7-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and intertidal zones. Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information FREE Holts Landing State Park

Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 PM

Explorer's Walk at Port Penn Interpretive Center

Kids, did you know that adventure waits in your own backyard? Let's go exploring! Who knows what natural treasures we might find! FREE

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Explorer's Walk Kids, did you know that adventure waits in your own backyard? Let's go exploring! Who knows what natural treasures we might find! FREE Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 PM

Spring Tea Party at the Bethesda Church at Trap Pond State Park

Come enjoy a sampling of various teas and snacks as you mingle with friends and enjoy the historic Bethesda Church. Register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Tea Party at the Bethesda Church Come enjoy a sampling of various teas and snacks as you mingle with friends and enjoy the historic Bethesda Church. Register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $5 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, March 28 at 5:00 PM

Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, March 29 at 1:00 PM

Spring Soap Making at Trap Pond State Park

Join us at the Nature Center to learn the melt-and-pour method of making decorative soaps. Springs scents and dried botanicals will make for the perfect soaps. Register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $10 per person.

Add to Calendar 3/29/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Soap Making Join us at the Nature Center to learn the melt-and-pour method of making decorative soaps. Springs scents and dried botanicals will make for the perfect soaps. Register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $10 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, March 29 at 1:00 PM

Wedge, Arc, and Horn History Hike at White Clay Creek State Park

Celebrating 200 years of History in the White Clay Valley. The Arc Corner Monument signifies and interesting land swap between Pennsylvania and Delaware. Join local historian Mike Ott for a hike to the Arc Corner Monument and to another marker on the DE Arc for some interesting history of these boundaries. Degree of Difficulty: Moderate to difficult. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, March 26. Call 302-368-6900. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Free with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 3/29/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Wedge, Arc, and Horn History Hike Celebrating 200 years of History in the White Clay Valley. The Arc Corner Monument signifies and interesting land swap between Pennsylvania and Delaware. Join local historian Mike Ott for a hike to the Arc Corner Monument and to another marker on the DE Arc for some interesting history of these boundaries. Degree of Difficulty: Moderate to difficult. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, March 26. Call 302-368-6900. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Free with paid park entrance fee. White Clay Creek State Park

Sunday, March 29 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar 3/29/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Monday, March 30 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/30/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, March 31 at 8:00 AM

Spring Migration Bird Walks at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 3/31/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, March 31 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 3/31/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, April 01 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/1/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, April 02 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/2/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, April 02 at 8:00 AM

Pacem in Terris: Youth Peac Art Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

Pacem in Terris is a grassroots, non-partisan, interfaith, member-supported non-profit organization that brings together people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and professions for the purpose of positive peaceful change on the local, national and global level. The Youth Peace Art Exhibition is where the art and words of young people can help us all see the world anew. “It is an opportunity for all of us to learn from our younger citizens what the world should be like.” April 2-30

Add to Calendar 4/2/2020 8:00:00 AM 4/2/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Pacem in Terris: Youth Peac Art Exhibition Pacem in Terris is a grassroots, non-partisan, interfaith, member-supported non-profit organization that brings together people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and professions for the purpose of positive peaceful change on the local, national and global level. The Youth Peace Art Exhibition is where the art and words of young people can help us all see the world anew. “It is an opportunity for all of us to learn from our younger citizens what the world should be like.” April 2-30 Alapocas Run State Park

Thursday, April 02 at 10:30 AM

Guppy Club: April Showers at Cape Henlopen State Park

Bring your 3- to 5-year-old and discover secrets of nature through stories, games, crafts, and outdoor adventures. Children must be accompanied by an adult and dressed to go outdoors. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. Discover why plants and animals need springrains and create your own rainy day craft. Bring an empty clear bottle for thecraft. Dress to explore outside. Limit 12 children.

Add to Calendar 4/2/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Guppy Club: April Showers Bring your 3- to 5-year-old and discover secrets of nature through stories, games, crafts, and outdoor adventures. Children must be accompanied by an adult and dressed to go outdoors. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. Discover why plants and animals need springrains and create your own rainy day craft. Bring an empty clear bottle for thecraft. Dress to explore outside. Limit 12 children. Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, April 02 at 4:30 PM

Jogging Gordons pond at Cape Henlopen State Park

Want to exercise and also explore the nature at Gordons Pond? Join a park naturalist for a scenic 1.5-mile jog out and a 1.5-mile guided cool-down walk back, exploring the nature along the trail. Meets at the Herring Point trail head. Limit 12. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE wit hpaid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 4/2/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Jogging Gordons pond Want to exercise and also explore the nature at Gordons Pond? Join a park naturalist for a scenic 1.5-mile jog out and a 1.5-mile guided cool-down walk back, exploring the nature along the trail. Meets at the Herring Point trail head. Limit 12. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE wit hpaid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, April 03 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, April 03 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/3/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, April 03 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 4/3/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, April 03 at 2:30 PM

Stroll with the Superintendent at Oversee at Auburn Valley State Park

Join Auburn Valley’s superintendent for this leisurely hike through the 1.1 mile Oversee Farm Trail, enjoy one of Auburn Valley’s most scenic trails as you chat and learn about new developments at Auburn Valley State Park. Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot on Snuff Mill Road

Add to Calendar 4/3/2020 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Stroll with the Superintendent at Oversee Join Auburn Valley’s superintendent for this leisurely hike through the 1.1 mile Oversee Farm Trail, enjoy one of Auburn Valley’s most scenic trails as you chat and learn about new developments at Auburn Valley State Park. Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot on Snuff Mill Road Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, April 03 at 7:30 PM

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

Join the park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Must pre-register by calling the park office (302) 368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. Free with paid park entrance fee or parking sticker..

Add to Calendar 4/3/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Friday Hike: Park After Dark Join the park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Must pre-register by calling the park office (302) 368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. Free with paid park entrance fee or parking sticker.. White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, April 04 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 4/4/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 04 at 8:00 AM

Saturday Morning Bird Walks at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/4/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Saturday Morning Bird Walks Calling all birders! Meet us at the Nature Center for a leisurely walk along the pond to learn some basics of bird watching. Experienced birders are welcome too! We will supply binoculars and bird guides. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, April 04 at 8:00 AM

Brandywine Stream Stewards Volunteer Clean-Up at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join us as we tackle the trash on the Brandywine River! We work with the Christina River Watershed Cleanup group to help clean up watersheds all over New Castle County! This volunteer event is free to attend and signing up is easy by visiting christinarivercleanup.org , “volunteer” then choose one of the sites and sign up! Free Contact the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 with questions. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/4/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Brandywine Stream Stewards Volunteer Clean-Up Join us as we tackle the trash on the Brandywine River! We work with the Christina River Watershed Cleanup group to help clean up watersheds all over New Castle County! This volunteer event is free to attend and signing up is easy by visiting christinarivercleanup.org , “volunteer” then choose one of the sites and sign up! Free Contact the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 with questions. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, April 04 at 9:30 AM

First Saturday: Celebrate the Arts at First State Heritage Park

First Saturdays in the First State! FREE programs and events are offered on the first Saturday of eachmonth. Sites are open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House, and theKent County Courthouse. First Saturday – April 4 CELEBRATE THE ARTS To Drown Melancholy: Songs of Revolutionary America 9 a.m – 4:30 p.m., program running on the hour except for noon and 2 p.m. Step into the world of sailors, laborers, and common folk during the days of the American Revolution and discover some of the music they enjoyed as British colonies became the United States. John Bell House on The Green Fervent Believers 12 & 2 p.m. The talented students of Caesar Rodney High School join us today for a pair of special performances looking back on the Women’s Suffrage movement in Delaware through the eyes of those who were really there. This is an all-new, original work by studentplaywright and director Audree Wells that FSHP is thrilled to debut in partnership with the Caesar Rodney High School Stage Crew & Thespians. John Bell House on the Green WALKING TOUR: Architecture of The Green Portraits of Delaware’s Past 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Join a guide and examine the significance of the portraits that overlook the old halls of governance, from George Washington to Delawarean heroes of the War of 1812, and their artists. The Old State House Biggs Kids: Found Poetry and Photography 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bring the family and join museum staff in this activity, cutting out and inserting found words into photographs for a unique take-home craft. The Biggs Museum of Art Songwriting: Poetry through Music 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This guided tour will highlight some of the great songwriters of the Victor Talking Machine Company and feature original recordings of their work played on authentic Victor record players. Johnson Victrola Museum A Capitol Experience 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Join us for the classic tour of Legislative Hall with a special look at the artwork and state seals that crown this Georgian Revival building. Legislative Hall Funland: A Rehoboth Beach Tradition 10:30 a.m. Presenter Chris Lindsley offers a charming and nostalgic look into Funland, the family-run amusement park that has graced the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk for almost 60 years. TheDelaware Public Archives Tours of the Governor’s House 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy a guided tour of the official residence of Delaware’s Governor since 1965, especially examining the Governor and First Lady’s carefully selected collection of historic Delawarean art. Hall House, the official Guest House is also available for touring. Woodburn—TheGovernor’s House The Once and Future Courthouse 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. From the 1690s to the present, learn how this site went from a courthouse, to a hotel, and back again. Kent County Courthouse—38 The Green

Add to Calendar 4/4/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York First Saturday: Celebrate the Arts First Saturdays in the First State! FREE programs and events are offered on the first Saturday of eachmonth. Sites are open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House, and theKent County Courthouse. First Saturday – April 4 CELEBRATE THE ARTS To Drown Melancholy: Songs of Revolutionary America 9 a.m – 4:30 p.m., program running on the hour except for noon and 2 p.m. Step into the world of sailors, laborers, and common folk during the days of the American Revolution and discover some of the music they enjoyed as British colonies became the United States. John Bell House on The Green Fervent Believers 12 & 2 p.m. The talented students of Caesar Rodney High School join us today for a pair of special performances looking back on the Women’s Suffrage movement in Delaware through the eyes of those who were really there. This is an all-new, original work by studentplaywright and director Audree Wells that FSHP is thrilled to debut in partnership with the Caesar Rodney High School Stage Crew & Thespians. John Bell House on the Green WALKING TOUR: Architecture of The Green Portraits of Delaware’s Past 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Join a guide and examine the significance of the portraits that overlook the old halls of governance, from George Washington to Delawarean heroes of the War of 1812, and their artists. The Old State House Biggs Kids: Found Poetry and Photography 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bring the family and join museum staff in this activity, cutting out and inserting found words into photographs for a unique take-home craft. The Biggs Museum of Art Songwriting: Poetry through Music 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This guided tour will highlight some of the great songwriters of the Victor Talking Machine Company and feature original recordings of their work played on authentic Victor record players. Johnson Victrola Museum A Capitol Experience 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Join us for the classic tour of Legislative Hall with a special look at the artwork and state seals that crown this Georgian Revival building. Legislative Hall Funland: A Rehoboth Beach Tradition 10:30 a.m. Presenter Chris Lindsley offers a charming and nostalgic look into Funland, the family-run amusement park that has graced the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk for almost 60 years. TheDelaware Public Archives Tours of the Governor’s House 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy a guided tour of the official residence of Delaware’s Governor since 1965, especially examining the Governor and First Lady’s carefully selected collection of historic Delawarean art. Hall House, the official Guest House is also available for touring. Woodburn—TheGovernor’s House The Once and Future Courthouse 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. From the 1690s to the present, learn how this site went from a courthouse, to a hotel, and back again. Kent County Courthouse—38 The Green First State Heritage Park

Saturday, April 04 at 10:00 AM

Hike Burton Island at Delaware Seashore State Park

This hike will explore the 1-mile loop trail around Burton Island. A park naturalist will point out various forms of wildlife as we walk through marsh, forest, and sandy habitats. Pre-registration requiredCall (302)-227-6991 for more information FREE

Add to Calendar 4/4/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike Burton Island This hike will explore the 1-mile loop trail around Burton Island. A park naturalist will point out various forms of wildlife as we walk through marsh, forest, and sandy habitats. Pre-registration requiredCall (302)-227-6991 for more information FREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, April 04 at 10:00 AM

Civil War Park Day at Fort Delaware at Fort Delaware State Park

As part of the American Battlefield Trust's national initiative, Fort Delaware State Park will be participating in Civil War Park Day 2020! Join hundreds of volunteers nationwide to help us clean up Delaware's only major Civil War historic site. We will be doing basic cleaning and set-up work. It's a great chance to help out your local history site, get a behind-the-scenes look at Fort Delaware, and get a free Civil War Trust t-shirt! Volunteers must register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 or emailing Katelyn at katelyn.hartnett@delaware.gov.

Add to Calendar 4/4/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Civil War Park Day at Fort Delaware As part of the American Battlefield Trust's national initiative, Fort Delaware State Park will be participating in Civil War Park Day 2020! Join hundreds of volunteers nationwide to help us clean up Delaware's only major Civil War historic site. We will be doing basic cleaning and set-up work. It's a great chance to help out your local history site, get a behind-the-scenes look at Fort Delaware, and get a free Civil War Trust t-shirt! Volunteers must register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 or emailing Katelyn at katelyn.hartnett@delaware.gov. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, April 04 at 10:00 AM

Beginner Birding at Killens Pond State Park

Join a naturalist as we take a hike pond side on the search for returning migrant birds. Please bring binoculars if you have a pair and a water bottle. Some binoculars will be available to borrow. Free

Add to Calendar 4/4/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Beginner Birding Join a naturalist as we take a hike pond side on the search for returning migrant birds. Please bring binoculars if you have a pair and a water bottle. Some binoculars will be available to borrow. Free Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, April 04 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 4/4/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, April 04 at 11:00 AM

Family Fishing Series at Lums Pond State Park

This naturalist led program will go through the ins and outs of fishing at Lums Pond. The program will start at the nature center where we will learn about the different fish that live in the pond. We will then spend some time learning how to effectively cast a fishing rod. Towards the end of the program we will put all of our new knowledge to the test with some fun fishing. This program is aimed as a beginner fishing course and is open to ages 5-15. Participants ages 16 and older that will be participating in fishing must have a Delaware Fishing License. Supplies are limited so pre-registration is required. To register call 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 4/4/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Family Fishing Series This naturalist led program will go through the ins and outs of fishing at Lums Pond. The program will start at the nature center where we will learn about the different fish that live in the pond. We will then spend some time learning how to effectively cast a fishing rod. Towards the end of the program we will put all of our new knowledge to the test with some fun fishing. This program is aimed as a beginner fishing course and is open to ages 5-15. Participants ages 16 and older that will be participating in fishing must have a Delaware Fishing License. Supplies are limited so pre-registration is required. To register call 302-368-6989. Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, April 04 at 2:00 PM

Beach Driving Clinic at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/4/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $8 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, April 04 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 4/4/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 04 at 4:15 PM

Scout Night at Brandywine Zoo

Enjoy an after-hours evening at the zoo just for Scouts and their families! There will be games, activities, Animal Encounters, and opportunities to complete requirements for badges!$10 per person. Pre-registration suggested at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts

Add to Calendar 4/4/2020 4:15:00 PM America/New_York Scout Night Enjoy an after-hours evening at the zoo just for Scouts and their families! There will be games, activities, Animal Encounters, and opportunities to complete requirements for badges!$10 per person. Pre-registration suggested at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, April 04 at 5:00 PM

Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/4/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, April 05 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Meet us at the Nature Center at Area 5. Weather Permitting. Free

Add to Calendar 4/5/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Dip-Netting Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Meet us at the Nature Center at Area 5. Weather Permitting. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, April 05 at 1:00 PM

Spring Egg Hunt at Trap Pond State Park

Meet at the Nature Center for our 8th Annual Spring Egg Hunt for children 12 and under. Egg hunt starts promptly at 1:15pm, followed by crafts. Bring your own basket, call at least 24 hours in advance to register. 302-875-5163 $2 per child

Add to Calendar 4/5/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Egg Hunt Meet at the Nature Center for our 8th Annual Spring Egg Hunt for children 12 and under. Egg hunt starts promptly at 1:15pm, followed by crafts. Bring your own basket, call at least 24 hours in advance to register. 302-875-5163 $2 per child Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, April 05 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar 4/5/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Monday, April 06 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/6/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, April 06 at 8:30 AM

Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools) at Brandywine Creek State Park

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/6/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, April 06 at 12:00 PM

A Bridge between Eras at Auburn Valley State Park

Come enjoy the changing spring weather on this one-hour journey through Yorklyn’s history. Participants will get to learn about the cross- continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures, how the views from those sites have changed over time, and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road.

Add to Calendar 4/6/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York A Bridge between Eras Come enjoy the changing spring weather on this one-hour journey through Yorklyn’s history. Participants will get to learn about the cross- continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures, how the views from those sites have changed over time, and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road. Auburn Valley State Park

Tuesday, April 07 at 8:00 AM

Spring Migration Bird Walks at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 4/7/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, April 07 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/7/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, April 07 at 8:30 AM

Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools) at Brandywine Creek State Park

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/7/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Wednesday, April 08 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/8/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, April 08 at 8:30 AM

Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools) at Brandywine Creek State Park

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/8/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Wednesday, April 08 at 11:00 AM

Egg-Case Hunt at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search for some real coastal treasures as we comb the beach for whelk and skate egg cases and help do some citizen science. Dress to explore outside. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302)645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 4/8/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Egg-Case Hunt Search for some real coastal treasures as we comb the beach for whelk and skate egg cases and help do some citizen science. Dress to explore outside. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302)645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, April 08 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 4/8/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, April 08 at 6:30 PM

Join the Trap Pond Partners. at Trap Pond State Park

Are you interested in helping your local park, participating in fun get-togethers, or promoting interesting programs in the community? Help develop programs, participate in volunteer efforts, and help organize special events. We need your energy and help. The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com

Add to Calendar 4/8/2020 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Join the Trap Pond Partners. Are you interested in helping your local park, participating in fun get-togethers, or promoting interesting programs in the community? Help develop programs, participate in volunteer efforts, and help organize special events. We need your energy and help. The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, April 08 at 7:30 PM

Thompson Island Nature Preserve: Guided Hike & Brewery Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike 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. Then join staff from the Thompson Island Brewing Company for a brewery tour and receive a discount voucher to the restaurant. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 4/8/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Thompson Island Nature Preserve: Guided Hike & Brewery Tour Hike 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. Then join staff from the Thompson Island Brewing Company for a brewery tour and receive a discount voucher to the restaurant. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $5 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, April 09 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/9/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, April 09 at 8:30 AM

Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools) at Brandywine Creek State Park

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/9/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, April 09 at 11:00 AM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the ins and outs of the squid through a hands-on dissection! Learn about the squid’s world and see how its body is similar to yours. For ages 7 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 perperson

Add to Calendar 4/9/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of the squid through a hands-on dissection! Learn about the squid’s world and see how its body is similar to yours. For ages 7 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 perperson Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, April 09 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 4/9/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, April 09 at 4:30 PM

Jogging Gordons pond at Cape Henlopen State Park

Want to exercise and also explore the nature at Gordons Pond? Join a park naturalist for a scenic 1.5-mile jog out and a 1.5-mile guided cool-down walk back, exploring the nature along the trail. Meets at the Herring Point trail head. Limit 12. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE wit hpaid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 4/9/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Jogging Gordons pond Want to exercise and also explore the nature at Gordons Pond? Join a park naturalist for a scenic 1.5-mile jog out and a 1.5-mile guided cool-down walk back, exploring the nature along the trail. Meets at the Herring Point trail head. Limit 12. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE wit hpaid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, April 10 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 4/10/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, April 10 at 8:00 AM

Good Friday Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).WALKING TOUR: Sickness and Health...and the Occasional Poisoning

Add to Calendar 4/10/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Good Friday Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).WALKING TOUR: Sickness and Health...and the Occasional Poisoning First State Heritage Park

Friday, April 10 at 8:30 AM

Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools) at Brandywine Creek State Park

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/10/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Friday, April 10 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 4/10/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, April 10 at 1:00 PM

Habitat Hike at Auburn Valley State Park

Spend spring Break with the family at Auburn Valley State Park. Come on this 1 hr interactive scavenger hunt hike, to learn about the different habitats at Auburn Valley and the animals which call them home. Join the park interpreter in this new family friendly program that helps you learn a whole new side to Auburn Valley. Free gift for participants! Meet at Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road

Add to Calendar 4/10/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Habitat Hike Spend spring Break with the family at Auburn Valley State Park. Come on this 1 hr interactive scavenger hunt hike, to learn about the different habitats at Auburn Valley and the animals which call them home. Join the park interpreter in this new family friendly program that helps you learn a whole new side to Auburn Valley. Free gift for participants! Meet at Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, April 10 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 4/10/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, April 10 at 8:00 PM

Beach Bonfire at Delaware Seashore State Park

Bring the whole family and enjoy a relaxing evening on the beach! Park staff will provide the fire, marshmallows, and roasting sticks. Bring a beach chair or picnic blanket. Meet on the North Inlet beachCall (302)-227-6991 for more informationFREE

Add to Calendar 4/10/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Bonfire Bring the whole family and enjoy a relaxing evening on the beach! Park staff will provide the fire, marshmallows, and roasting sticks. Bring a beach chair or picnic blanket. Meet on the North Inlet beachCall (302)-227-6991 for more informationFREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, April 11 at 12:00 AM

Family Jeep Jamboree at Trap Pond State Park

Bring your family and participate in our second annual Jeep Jamboree. Plenty of Jeeps and Jeep Clubs will be on hand in the main picnic area. Free activities include wagon rides, off road vendors, and a youth fishing tournament. Keep an eye on the Trap Pond Facebook page for further details.

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Family Jeep Jamboree Bring your family and participate in our second annual Jeep Jamboree. Plenty of Jeeps and Jeep Clubs will be on hand in the main picnic area. Free activities include wagon rides, off road vendors, and a youth fishing tournament. Keep an eye on the Trap Pond Facebook page for further details. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, April 11 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 11 at 9:00 AM

Introduction to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Surf Fishing Always wanted to try surf fishing but weren'€™t sure how to get started? Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 10+. $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, April 11 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 AM

Walking Tour: Sickness and Health...and the Occasional Poisoning at First State Heritage Park

Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walking Tour: Sickness and Health...and the Occasional Poisoning Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 AM

Floral Design - Easter Centerpiece at Killens Pond State Park

Would you like personalized decorations for your home this spring? Join us at the nature center once a month for a floral class thought by Wendy Aycoth, longtime designer and teacher. Each class has a unique theme and creation. Items will need to be brought and some will be provided. For more information on items needed and to sign up call the nature center at (302) 284-4299. $25per class

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Floral Design - Easter Centerpiece Would you like personalized decorations for your home this spring? Join us at the nature center once a month for a floral class thought by Wendy Aycoth, longtime designer and teacher. Each class has a unique theme and creation. Items will need to be brought and some will be provided. For more information on items needed and to sign up call the nature center at (302) 284-4299. $25per class Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 AM

Egg Hunt at the Campground at Lums Pond State Park

Kids ages 12 and under will enjoy this spring egg hunt at the campground! Bring your own basket or bag to collect the eggs. Free.

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Egg Hunt at the Campground Kids ages 12 and under will enjoy this spring egg hunt at the campground! Bring your own basket or bag to collect the eggs. Free. Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 AM

Bunnyfest at Brandywine Zoo

Join us for an "egg-cellent" day! Enjoy a special story time with the most popular bunny of spring- a real-life, giant bunny from the Zoo! Get your bunny whiskers painted on, make a bunny-ear craft, and take part in a scavenger hunt-with a special prize egg for the first 100 families to complete the hunt! Fee: Free with paid admission to the Zoo

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Bunnyfest Join us for an "egg-cellent" day! Enjoy a special story time with the most popular bunny of spring- a real-life, giant bunny from the Zoo! Get your bunny whiskers painted on, make a bunny-ear craft, and take part in a scavenger hunt-with a special prize egg for the first 100 families to complete the hunt! Fee: Free with paid admission to the Zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, April 11 at 11:00 AM

Ospreys Return! at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Ospreys Return! Celebrate bird migration by following the exploits of our own osprey cam birds. Find out where they spent their winter and why they return. We’ll start inside, then look for these seahawks in the park. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302)645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 11 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, April 11 at 11:00 AM

Drawing in Nature at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join our resident artist Rebecca Roberts as she teaches us techniques used in nature journaling, scientific illustrations, and plein air drawing or painting. Part of each program will be spent indoors and part outdoors. Space is very limited. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. $5 per person. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Drawing in Nature Join our resident artist Rebecca Roberts as she teaches us techniques used in nature journaling, scientific illustrations, and plein air drawing or painting. Part of each program will be spent indoors and part outdoors. Space is very limited. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. $5 per person. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, April 11 at 1:00 PM

Artillery Park Walk at Fort Miles

Join our historic interpreters for a walk of the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to preregister. Free

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Park Walk Join our historic interpreters for a walk of the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to preregister. Free Fort Miles

Saturday, April 11 at 1:00 PM

Brandywine Creek’s Annual Kite Day! at Brandywine Creek State Park

Celebrate sunny days at our Annual Kite Day! We will usher in springtime by enjoying the weather and the sight of flying kites! Bring your kite or decorate one of our make-your-own kites for free! Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. Free DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Brandywine Creek’s Annual Kite Day! Celebrate sunny days at our Annual Kite Day! We will usher in springtime by enjoying the weather and the sight of flying kites! Bring your kite or decorate one of our make-your-own kites for free! Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. Free DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, April 11 at 1:00 PM

Artillery Park Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park

Join our historic interpreters for a walk of the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to preregister. Free

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Park Walk Join our historic interpreters for a walk of the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to preregister. Free Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 PM

Beach Driving Clinic at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $8 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 11 at 5:00 PM

Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 PM

Battery 519 Lantern Tour at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Battery 519 Lantern Tour In 1943, World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and learn about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress, and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 PM

Battery 519 Lantern Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Battery 519 Lantern Tour In 1943, World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and learn about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress, and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Sunday, April 12 at 8:00 AM

All sites closed at First State Heritage Park

Add to Calendar 4/12/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York All sites closed First State Heritage Park

Sunday, April 12 at 8:00 AM

Spring Youth Fishing Tournaments at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/12/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Youth Fishing Tournaments Open to ages 15 and under. Proper catch and release methods will be stressed. Prizes will be available in a number of different categories. Bring your own tackle and bait, or borrow ours. These free programs will meet at the boathouse. Registration and instruction begins at 8am first cast for the tournament is 9. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, April 12 at 1:00 PM

Leave it to Beavers! at Killens Pond State Park

Have you ever seen a tree chewed on by beavers and wanted to learn more about them?! Join a naturalist to learn all about beavers! Free

Add to Calendar 4/12/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Leave it to Beavers! Have you ever seen a tree chewed on by beavers and wanted to learn more about them?! Join a naturalist to learn all about beavers! Free Killens Pond State Park

Monday, April 13 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/13/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, April 13 at 8:30 AM

Spring Break Out Camp at Killens Pond State Park

Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day

Add to Calendar 4/13/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Out Camp Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day Killens Pond State Park

Monday, April 13 at 8:30 AM

Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools) at Brandywine Creek State Park

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/13/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, April 13 at 9:00 AM

Spring Zoo Camp - Amazing Adaptations at Brandywine Zoo

Have a WILD spring break discovering the amazing adaptations that help animals survive in their environments. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, learning projects and more.Weekly Fee: $240/per child; $210/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Daily Fee: $55/per child; $45/child for Members.Aftercare fee: $60/week or $15/day.Ages 6-13Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm, aftercare available until 5pm Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/camp. Deadline for registration is April 10

Add to Calendar 4/13/2020 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Zoo Camp - Amazing Adaptations Have a WILD spring break discovering the amazing adaptations that help animals survive in their environments. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, learning projects and more.Weekly Fee: $240/per child; $210/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Daily Fee: $55/per child; $45/child for Members.Aftercare fee: $60/week or $15/day.Ages 6-13Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm, aftercare available until 5pm Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/camp. Deadline for registration is April 10 Brandywine Zoo

Tuesday, April 14 at 8:00 AM

Spring Migration Bird Walks at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 4/14/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, April 14 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/14/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, April 14 at 8:30 AM

Spring Break Out Camp at Killens Pond State Park

Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day

Add to Calendar 4/14/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Out Camp Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day Killens Pond State Park

Tuesday, April 14 at 8:30 AM

Spring Break Nature Camp at Brandywine Creek State Park

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/14/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00 PM

Intro to Fort Delaware at Fort Delaware State Park

Ever wonder what Fort Delaware is all about? Come find out in this special program! We will talk about how Fort Delaware was built, and why, and about its special use during the American Civil War. This program will be held at the Brandywine Hundred Library.

Add to Calendar 4/14/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Intro to Fort Delaware Ever wonder what Fort Delaware is all about? Come find out in this special program! We will talk about how Fort Delaware was built, and why, and about its special use during the American Civil War. This program will be held at the Brandywine Hundred Library. Fort Delaware State Park

Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 PM

Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting at Killens Pond State Park

The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon!

Add to Calendar 4/14/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon! Killens Pond State Park

Wednesday, April 15 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/15/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, April 15 at 8:30 AM

Spring Break Out Camp at Killens Pond State Park

Ages 6-10.Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day

Add to Calendar 4/15/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Out Camp Ages 6-10.Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day Killens Pond State Park

Wednesday, April 15 at 8:30 AM

Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools) at Brandywine Creek State Park

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/15/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Wednesday, April 15 at 11:00 AM

Spring Break Exploration! at Cape Henlopen State Park

You might be on holiday, but what are plants and animals doing this time of year? Explore the park for sleepers awaking, buds bursting, wings whirring and more! Dress to explore outside. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 4/15/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Exploration! You might be on holiday, but what are plants and animals doing this time of year? Explore the park for sleepers awaking, buds bursting, wings whirring and more! Dress to explore outside. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, April 15 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 4/15/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, April 16 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/16/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, April 16 at 8:30 AM

Spring Break Out Camp at Killens Pond State Park

Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day

Add to Calendar 4/16/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Out Camp Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full of outdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there are fewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day Killens Pond State Park

Thursday, April 16 at 8:30 AM

Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools) at Brandywine Creek State Park

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/16/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, April 16 at 11:00 AM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the ins and outs of the squid through a hands-on dissection! Learn about the squid’s world and see how its body is similar to yours. For ages 7 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 perperson

Add to Calendar 4/16/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of the squid through a hands-on dissection! Learn about the squid’s world and see how its body is similar to yours. For ages 7 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 perperson Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, April 16 at 2:00 PM

Science Fun-Pick your Nature Pack at White Clay Creek State Park

Did you know the Nature Center has nature-themed backpacks you can check out? Take a pack out with our naturalist to learn about a topic of the group’s choosing. Approx. 1 1/2 hike with activities. Call 302-368-6900 by 4 p.m. on April 15 to register. $5 per child/adult companion is free. Meet at the Nature Center.

Add to Calendar 4/16/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Science Fun-Pick your Nature Pack Did you know the Nature Center has nature-themed backpacks you can check out? Take a pack out with our naturalist to learn about a topic of the group’s choosing. Approx. 1 1/2 hike with activities. Call 302-368-6900 by 4 p.m. on April 15 to register. $5 per child/adult companion is free. Meet at the Nature Center. White Clay Creek State Park

Thursday, April 16 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 4/16/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, April 16 at 4:30 PM

Jogging Gordons pond at Cape Henlopen State Park

Want to exercise and also explore the nature at Gordons Pond? Join a park naturalist for a scenic 1.5-mile jog out and a 1.5-mile guided cool-down walk back, exploring the nature along the trail. Meets at the Herring Point trail head. Limit 12. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE wit hpaid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 4/16/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Jogging Gordons pond Want to exercise and also explore the nature at Gordons Pond? Join a park naturalist for a scenic 1.5-mile jog out and a 1.5-mile guided cool-down walk back, exploring the nature along the trail. Meets at the Herring Point trail head. Limit 12. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE wit hpaid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, April 17 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 4/17/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, April 17 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/17/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, April 17 at 8:30 AM

Spring Break Out Camp at Killens Pond State Park

Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full ofoutdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there arefewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day

Add to Calendar 4/17/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Out Camp Ages 6-10. Time to stretch those legs and get outside! Each day will be full ofoutdoor adventure and crafts. Must register by March 27. We reserve the right to cancel if there arefewer than 5 participants. $175 per week / $35 per day Killens Pond State Park

Friday, April 17 at 8:30 AM

Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools) at Brandywine Creek State Park

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/17/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the creek, and animal adaptations. No aftercare. $150/week or $40 per day. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Friday, April 17 at 10:00 AM

Swamp Stomp and Marsh March at Cape Henlopen State Park

Trek to the heart of Cape and explore the different types of wetlands vital to thesurvival of many of our coastal creatures. Wear boots or old shoes and dress to get muddy and/or wet. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 4/17/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Swamp Stomp and Marsh March Trek to the heart of Cape and explore the different types of wetlands vital to thesurvival of many of our coastal creatures. Wear boots or old shoes and dress to get muddy and/or wet. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, April 17 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 4/17/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, April 17 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 4/17/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, April 17 at 3:00 PM

Driving Through Hidden History at Delaware Seashore State Park

If only the dunes could talk, they'€™d have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park'€™s historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person

Add to Calendar 4/17/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Driving Through Hidden History If only the dunes could talk, they'€™d have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park'€™s historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, April 17 at 5:00 PM

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 4/17/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Friday, April 17 at 6:00 PM

Pondside Campfire at Lums Pond State Park

Bring your own beverages (nonalcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, and more! Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1.   Free

Add to Calendar 4/17/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Pondside Campfire Bring your own beverages (nonalcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, and more! Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1.   Free Lums Pond State Park

Friday, April 17 at 7:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/17/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Enjoy a unique, guided tour of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Learn what surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast, and then venture over the dune to patrol the beach and listen to tales from the station'€™s logbooks. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991. $10 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 12:00 AM

Earth Day Every Day Celebration at Cape Henlopen State Park

Be kind to Mother Earth every day, and celebrate with us the 50th anniversary of Earth Daywith a variety of family friendly activities. All FREE with paid park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Earth Day Every Day Celebration Be kind to Mother Earth every day, and celebrate with us the 50th anniversary of Earth Daywith a variety of family friendly activities. All FREE with paid park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 9:00 AM

Upcycle Trash into Treasure at Trap Pond State Park

Re-purpose common household items and learn to reuse old materials. Supplies will be provided. Register at least 24 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 Free

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Upcycle Trash into Treasure Re-purpose common household items and learn to reuse old materials. Supplies will be provided. Register at least 24 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 9:00 AM

Naturalist-Led Hike at White Clay Creek State Park

New to the park? Ready to find a new favorite trail? Join our naturalist to explore our trails and learn a bit about the park while you’re out. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Please register by noon on Friday before hike; meeting location provided upon registration. Free. Call to register 302-368-6900. Saturdays, April 18 and May 9.

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Naturalist-Led Hike New to the park? Ready to find a new favorite trail? Join our naturalist to explore our trails and learn a bit about the park while you’re out. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Please register by noon on Friday before hike; meeting location provided upon registration. Free. Call to register 302-368-6900. Saturdays, April 18 and May 9. White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 AM

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. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person (including adults)

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 10:00:00 AM 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. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person (including adults) Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 AM

Walking Tour: If these Trees Could Talk at First State Heritage Park

Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walking Tour: If these Trees Could Talk Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 AM

Wetland Walk at Port Penn Interpretive Center

This program, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, will take us through the wetland in Port Penn. We will discuss the ways that wetlands help us out, and what we can do to take care of our wetland resources.

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Wetland Walk This program, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, will take us through the wetland in Port Penn. We will discuss the ways that wetlands help us out, and what we can do to take care of our wetland resources. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 AM

Wildlife from the Water at Trap Pond State Park

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Wildlife from the Water What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 AM

Upcycle T-shirts to Totes at Trap Pond State Park

Don't throw away those old t-shirts, re-purpose them into a new tote bag. Supplies will be provided or you can bring a shirt along. Register at least 24 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 Free

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Upcycle T-shirts to Totes Don't throw away those old t-shirts, re-purpose them into a new tote bag. Supplies will be provided or you can bring a shirt along. Register at least 24 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 AM

Clean the Earth Beach at Cape Henlopen State Park

Beaches are part of the Earth and need yourhelp. Join us as we not only remove debris from the shore, but conduct citizen science to help keep the beaches clean. Dress to be outside. For ages 7 andolder with an adult. For registration, meeting locations and more information, please contact the Volunteer Manager at (302) 644-5005 or email at ben.thompson@delaware.gov .

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Clean the Earth Beach Beaches are part of the Earth and need yourhelp. Join us as we not only remove debris from the shore, but conduct citizen science to help keep the beaches clean. Dress to be outside. For ages 7 andolder with an adult. For registration, meeting locations and more information, please contact the Volunteer Manager at (302) 644-5005 or email at ben.thompson@delaware.gov . Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 AM

Earthy Crafts at Cape Henlopen State Park

Stop inthe Nature Center and try your hand at a craft and explore ways you can helpthe Earth in your own backyard. 11 a.m. – 3p.m.

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Earthy Crafts Stop inthe Nature Center and try your hand at a craft and explore ways you can helpthe Earth in your own backyard. 11 a.m. – 3p.m. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 AM

Enjoy the Earth Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Celebrate Earth Day with a hike on the Pinelands trail searching for early spring plants and animals and just enjoy being outside. Meet at Main Beach Bathhouse bike racks. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Enjoy the Earth Hike Celebrate Earth Day with a hike on the Pinelands trail searching for early spring plants and animals and just enjoy being outside. Meet at Main Beach Bathhouse bike racks. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 12:30 PM

Cape Invasion at Fort Miles

The military built Fort Miles to prevent an invasion, but they landed anyways. Not foreign troops, but foreign plants. Explore the park on this history and nature program and discover for yourself who’s winning the battle of Cape’s ecology. Meet at the Fort Miles parking lot. Dress to explore outside. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Cape Invasion The military built Fort Miles to prevent an invasion, but they landed anyways. Not foreign troops, but foreign plants. Explore the park on this history and nature program and discover for yourself who’s winning the battle of Cape’s ecology. Meet at the Fort Miles parking lot. Dress to explore outside. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. Fort Miles

Saturday, April 18 at 12:30 PM

Cape Invasion at Cape Henlopen State Park

The military built Fort Miles to prevent an invasion, but they landed anyways. Not foreign troops, but foreign plants. Explore the park on this history and nature program and discover for yourself who’s winning the battle of Cape’s ecology. Meet at the Fort Miles parking lot. Dress to explore outside. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Cape Invasion The military built Fort Miles to prevent an invasion, but they landed anyways. Not foreign troops, but foreign plants. Explore the park on this history and nature program and discover for yourself who’s winning the battle of Cape’s ecology. Meet at the Fort Miles parking lot. Dress to explore outside. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 1:00 PM

The Great Fort DuPont Scavenger Hunt at Fort DuPont State Park

Come get to know this undervalued historic area! Have fun racing against the clock to find objects hidden all over the Fort DuPont campus. Learn about the history and natural surroundings with every stop you make. This program will meet at the riverside parking lot on Wilmington Avenue/Old Battery Lane. FREE

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York The Great Fort DuPont Scavenger Hunt Come get to know this undervalued historic area! Have fun racing against the clock to find objects hidden all over the Fort DuPont campus. Learn about the history and natural surroundings with every stop you make. This program will meet at the riverside parking lot on Wilmington Avenue/Old Battery Lane. FREE Fort DuPont State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 1:00 PM

Reptile Meet and Greet at Trap Pond State Park

Meet and greet the reptiles that live at the Nature Center, then create your own reptile craft to take home. $4 per person.

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Reptile Meet and Greet Meet and greet the reptiles that live at the Nature Center, then create your own reptile craft to take home. $4 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 1:00 PM

Mark the Arc at Auburn Valley State Park

Get off the beaten path and walk in the footsteps of explorers in this brand new program. Visitors will journey off trail to find an original 1892 arc stone that was laid to mark the division between Delaware and Pennsylvania. Enjoy the sights and views of Yorklyn from a whole new perspective as you learn about the surveyors who designated the arc, their methods and what it would have been like as a local when the stone was placed all those years ago. This hike will require some hiking up a moderately steep hill so proper shoes and clothing is required. Meet in the event lot across from the mansion. Reservations recommended, but not required

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Mark the Arc Get off the beaten path and walk in the footsteps of explorers in this brand new program. Visitors will journey off trail to find an original 1892 arc stone that was laid to mark the division between Delaware and Pennsylvania. Enjoy the sights and views of Yorklyn from a whole new perspective as you learn about the surveyors who designated the arc, their methods and what it would have been like as a local when the stone was placed all those years ago. This hike will require some hiking up a moderately steep hill so proper shoes and clothing is required. Meet in the event lot across from the mansion. Reservations recommended, but not required Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 1:00 PM

Clean the Earth Beach at Cape Henlopen State Park

Beaches are part of the Earth and need yourhelp. Join us as we not only remove debris from the shore, but conduct citizenscience to help keep the beaches clean. Dress to be outside. For ages 7 andolder with an adult. For registration, meeting locations and moreinformation please contact the Volunteer Manager at (302) 644-5005 or email at ben.thompson@delaware.gov .

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Clean the Earth Beach Beaches are part of the Earth and need yourhelp. Join us as we not only remove debris from the shore, but conduct citizenscience to help keep the beaches clean. Dress to be outside. For ages 7 andolder with an adult. For registration, meeting locations and moreinformation please contact the Volunteer Manager at (302) 644-5005 or email at ben.thompson@delaware.gov . Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop carrying truck as we tour the park looking at some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Fort Miles Museum each Saturday morning on a first-come, first served basis. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of four tickets per group. Limit 12 per ride. $8 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 PM

Osprey Watch at Delaware Seashore State Park

Delaware’s Inland Bays have the state’s largest concentration of this important raptor. Learn how to identify these “fish hawks”, how they fish, preferred nesting sites, and how they care for their young. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilionCall (302)-227-6991 for more detailsFREE

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Osprey Watch Delaware’s Inland Bays have the state’s largest concentration of this important raptor. Learn how to identify these “fish hawks”, how they fish, preferred nesting sites, and how they care for their young. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilionCall (302)-227-6991 for more detailsFREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop carrying truck as we tour the park looking at some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Fort Miles Museum each Saturday morning on a first-come, first served basis. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of four tickets per group. Limit 12 per ride. $8 per person Fort Miles

Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 PM

Boating through History at Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Boating through History Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 PM

Bark in the Park at Auburn Valley State Park

Bundle up and bring your pup for a casual stroll on the Oversee Farm Trail, along with our special guest Corporal Trevor Ditmore and his K-9 partner Leo. Well-behaved dogs on a leash with updated rabies vaccines are welcome on this paved 1.1 mile walk. Free collapsible travel dog bowls for participants! Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot on Snuff Mill Road

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Bark in the Park Bundle up and bring your pup for a casual stroll on the Oversee Farm Trail, along with our special guest Corporal Trevor Ditmore and his K-9 partner Leo. Well-behaved dogs on a leash with updated rabies vaccines are welcome on this paved 1.1 mile walk. Free collapsible travel dog bowls for participants! Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot on Snuff Mill Road Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 4:00 PM

Annual Wine, Beer & Cheese Tasting at Youth Camp 3 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Tickets available at the Park Office and Lewes Chamber of Commerce Park entrance fee in effect.

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Annual Wine, Beer & Cheese Tasting at Youth Camp 3 Tickets available at the Park Office and Lewes Chamber of Commerce Park entrance fee in effect. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 18 at 5:00 PM

Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, April 19 at 8:00 AM

Birding by Boat at Trap Pond State Park

Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Birding by Boat Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, April 19 at 10:00 AM

Volunteer Project at Killens Pond State Park

Come out to Killens Pond and give back with a Park Oroject. Meet at the Nature Center. Please wear close-toed shoes, bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Gloves and tools will be provided. For more information please contact Volunteer Manager Alison.Romano@state.de.us, (302) 900-1423.

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Volunteer Project Come out to Killens Pond and give back with a Park Oroject. Meet at the Nature Center. Please wear close-toed shoes, bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Gloves and tools will be provided. For more information please contact Volunteer Manager Alison.Romano@state.de.us, (302) 900-1423. Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, April 19 at 10:00 AM

Aquatic Mammals at Trap Pond State Park

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, April 19 at 10:30 AM

Swamp Canoe Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Enjoy an easy two-hour, guided canoe trip of Trap Pond. Look for Great Blue Herons, eagles and other wildlife as we paddle along the pond's edge. Basic instruction will be given at the beginning of the program. $15 per person. Call ahead to register for these trips. 302-875-5163

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Swamp Canoe Tour Enjoy an easy two-hour, guided canoe trip of Trap Pond. Look for Great Blue Herons, eagles and other wildlife as we paddle along the pond's edge. Basic instruction will be given at the beginning of the program. $15 per person. Call ahead to register for these trips. 302-875-5163 Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, April 19 at 11:00 AM

Hike through History at Auburn Valley State Park

Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this 45-minute trip. Meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Lane off of Benge Road

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike through History Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this 45-minute trip. Meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Lane off of Benge Road Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, April 19 at 1:00 PM

Reptile Hour! Earth Day Edition at Lums Pond State Park

In this program we will learn about reptiles and amphibians in the park and what we can do to help them. Program includes an up close encounter with the nature center animals and a craft.

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Reptile Hour! Earth Day Edition In this program we will learn about reptiles and amphibians in the park and what we can do to help them. Program includes an up close encounter with the nature center animals and a craft. Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, April 19 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Marshall Bros. Paper Mill at Auburn Valley State Park

Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person.

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour of the Marshall Bros. Paper Mill Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person. Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, April 19 at 1:00 PM

Open House Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tours Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, April 19 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 PM

Pontoon Grab Bag at Trap Pond State Park

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour of Marshall Bros. Paper Mill at Auburn Valley State Park

Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person.

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour of Marshall Bros. Paper Mill Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person. Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 PM

Open House Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tours Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Monday, April 20 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/20/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, April 21 at 8:00 AM

Spring Migration Bird Walks at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 4/21/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, April 21 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/21/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, April 21 at 1:00 PM

Homeschool - The Water Cycle and You at Killens Pond State Park

Ages 6 – 12. Participants will donate some time in service projects and then will spend time with a naturalist learning about different natural science topics. Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; call (302)284-4299. FREE

Add to Calendar 4/21/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Homeschool - The Water Cycle and You Ages 6 – 12. Participants will donate some time in service projects and then will spend time with a naturalist learning about different natural science topics. Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; call (302)284-4299. FREE Killens Pond State Park

Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00 AM

Earth Day Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).WALKING TOUR: If these Trees could Talk...

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Earth Day Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults).WALKING TOUR: If these Trees could Talk... First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 AM

Earth Day: Bay Side Clean-Ups at Delaware Seashore State Park

Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Join park staff in picking up litter all along the bayside of the park. Clean-ups will take place at different bayside locations throughout the day. Participate in the clean-up to receive a FREE program voucher to our Meteor Shower Stargazing event that same night at 8 p.m.!Bring your own trash bag; weather dependent event. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details!No-registration necessaryFREE

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Earth Day: Bay Side Clean-Ups Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Join park staff in picking up litter all along the bayside of the park. Clean-ups will take place at different bayside locations throughout the day. Participate in the clean-up to receive a FREE program voucher to our Meteor Shower Stargazing event that same night at 8 p.m.!Bring your own trash bag; weather dependent event. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details!No-registration necessaryFREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 AM

Building Memories: Earth Day at Alapocas Run State Park

Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. We will have a story time in our newly installed Storybook Trail (10-10:30). Afterwards, help create eco-bricks for shed we are building at the playground. An ecobrick is a plastic bottle packed with clean used plastic to create a building brick.

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 10:00:00 AM 4/22/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Building Memories: Earth Day Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. We will have a story time in our newly installed Storybook Trail (10-10:30). Afterwards, help create eco-bricks for shed we are building at the playground. An ecobrick is a plastic bottle packed with clean used plastic to create a building brick. Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 AM

Earth Day Invasive Species Project at Lums Pond State Park

Meet at the nature center in Area 5 for an invasive species removal project. Wear closed toed shoes/sneakers and comfortable clothing. Gloves and tools are provided. To register visit destateparks.com/Volunteer/Calendars.

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Earth Day Invasive Species Project Meet at the nature center in Area 5 for an invasive species removal project. Wear closed toed shoes/sneakers and comfortable clothing. Gloves and tools are provided. To register visit destateparks.com/Volunteer/Calendars. Lums Pond State Park

Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 AM

Earth Day Hike at Auburn Valley at Auburn Valley State Park

Join the Park Interpreter in this hike for all ages. Hike the ½ mile Yorklyn Bridge Trail as you learn about and identify native plants and some not-so- native invaders. After the hike, join our volunteer team in pulling up invasive plants along the trail in this fun and educational activity. Gloves will be provided or bring your own. Afterwards, participate in a fun plant rubbing scrapbooking activity and bring your own lunch to enjoy Auburn Valley’s new picnic pavilion! Park at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail Parking Lot off of Creek Road.

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Earth Day Hike at Auburn Valley Join the Park Interpreter in this hike for all ages. Hike the ½ mile Yorklyn Bridge Trail as you learn about and identify native plants and some not-so- native invaders. After the hike, join our volunteer team in pulling up invasive plants along the trail in this fun and educational activity. Gloves will be provided or bring your own. Afterwards, participate in a fun plant rubbing scrapbooking activity and bring your own lunch to enjoy Auburn Valley’s new picnic pavilion! Park at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail Parking Lot off of Creek Road. Auburn Valley State Park

Wednesday, April 22 at 12:00 PM

Defending the Dune at Fort Miles

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The biggest battle Fort Miles saw was the battle to save the Great Dune. This program will explore how local residents stopped the army from destroying a special area, and made history with the first environmental protest on an American military base. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 60. Pre-registration is recommended by calling (302) 644-5007. Free

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Defending the Dune Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The biggest battle Fort Miles saw was the battle to save the Great Dune. This program will explore how local residents stopped the army from destroying a special area, and made history with the first environmental protest on an American military base. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 60. Pre-registration is recommended by calling (302) 644-5007. Free Fort Miles

Wednesday, April 22 at 12:00 PM

Defending the Dune at Cape Henlopen State Park

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The biggest battle Fort Miles saw was the battle to save the Great Dune. This program will explore how local residents stopped the army from destroying a special area, and made history with the first environmental protest on an American military base. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 60. Pre-registration is recommended by calling (302) 644-5007. Free

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Defending the Dune Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The biggest battle Fort Miles saw was the battle to save the Great Dune. This program will explore how local residents stopped the army from destroying a special area, and made history with the first environmental protest on an American military base. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 60. Pre-registration is recommended by calling (302) 644-5007. Free Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, April 22 at 2:00 PM

Osprey Watch at Delaware Seashore State Park

Delaware’s Inland Bays have the state’s largest concentration of this important raptor. Learn how to identify these “fish hawks”, how they fish, preferred nesting sites, and how they care for their young. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilionCall (302)-227-6991 for more detailsFREE

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Osprey Watch Delaware’s Inland Bays have the state’s largest concentration of this important raptor. Learn how to identify these “fish hawks”, how they fish, preferred nesting sites, and how they care for their young. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilionCall (302)-227-6991 for more detailsFREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, April 22 at 4:00 PM

Earth Day Hikes at Trap Pond State Park

At 5, 6 and 7 PM. Join a Trap Pond naturalist for a hike to celebrate Earth Day. Call early to reserve your spots. 302-875-5163 Free

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Earth Day Hikes At 5, 6 and 7 PM. Join a Trap Pond naturalist for a hike to celebrate Earth Day. Call early to reserve your spots. 302-875-5163 Free Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, April 22 at 5:00 PM

Earth Day Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

It’s Earth Day so let’s enjoy the fresh air and get outside! Join us as we enjoy this leisurely hike through the park. The meadows will be blooming, birds will be chirping, so join us as we experience the beauty of the park! Hike will be approximately 1 hour. FREE with paid admission to the park. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Earth Day Hike It’s Earth Day so let’s enjoy the fresh air and get outside! Join us as we enjoy this leisurely hike through the park. The meadows will be blooming, birds will be chirping, so join us as we experience the beauty of the park! Hike will be approximately 1 hour. FREE with paid admission to the park. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Wednesday, April 22 at 8:00 PM

Meteor Shower Stargazing at Delaware Seashore State Park

Earth Day doesn'€™t have to end at sunset! Join a park naturalist after dark to identify some simple constellations as you view the Lyrids meteor shower. Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Program will not be held in rain or cloudy conditions. Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person (receive a free voucher by attending one of our Earth Day clean-ups!)

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Meteor Shower Stargazing Earth Day doesn'€™t have to end at sunset! Join a park naturalist after dark to identify some simple constellations as you view the Lyrids meteor shower. Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Program will not be held in rain or cloudy conditions. Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person (receive a free voucher by attending one of our Earth Day clean-ups!) Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, April 23 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/23/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, April 23 at 9:30 AM

Terrific Toddlers: Windy Wonders at Brandywine Creek State Park

It’s national kite month! Learn what makes kites fly, hunt for the wind, and make a crafty kite to fly! For ages 2-4. $5 per child. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/23/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Terrific Toddlers: Windy Wonders It’s national kite month! Learn what makes kites fly, hunt for the wind, and make a crafty kite to fly! For ages 2-4. $5 per child. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, April 23 at 5:00 PM

Tree Invaders at Trap Pond State Park

The Spotted Lantern Fly has already invaded Delaware. Learn how to identify, report, and stop the spread of this damaging insect. Call to reserve your spot. 302-875-5163 Free

Add to Calendar 4/23/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Tree Invaders The Spotted Lantern Fly has already invaded Delaware. Learn how to identify, report, and stop the spread of this damaging insect. Call to reserve your spot. 302-875-5163 Free Trap Pond State Park

Friday, April 24 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/24/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, April 24 at 9:00 AM

Introduction to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/24/2020 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Surf Fishing Always wanted to try surf fishing but weren'€™t sure how to get started? Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 10+. $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, April 24 at 2:00 PM

Beach Driving Clinic at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/24/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $8 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, April 24 at 5:00 PM

Baldcypress Pontoon Boat Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Enjoy the Bald-cypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the bald-cypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 4/24/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Baldcypress Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the Bald-cypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the bald-cypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Friday, April 24 at 7:30 PM

Calling All Frogs at Lums Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/24/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Calling All Frogs Bring your flashlight and join us on a search for frogs! Hike at Lums Pond after dark and learn about Delaware’s amazing amphibians. Pre-registration required. $4 per person. Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 AM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet over the years as you take in the views of the Atlantic ocean and Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet bridge with a park historian and learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet over the years as you take in the views of the Atlantic ocean and Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 AM

White Clay Clean Up-50th Anniversary Earth Day at White Clay Creek State Park

Volunteer with park clean up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This event is part of the annual Christina River Cleanup. Check in at the nature center parking lot between 8:00 am and 11:00 am. Wear weather appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes. Pre-register through the Christina River Cleanup website: christinarivercleanup.org . Please note: White Clay's Clean Up is a different date from Christina Clean Up due to opening day of fishing season.

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York White Clay Clean Up-50th Anniversary Earth Day Volunteer with park clean up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This event is part of the annual Christina River Cleanup. Check in at the nature center parking lot between 8:00 am and 11:00 am. Wear weather appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes. Pre-register through the Christina River Cleanup website: christinarivercleanup.org . Please note: White Clay's Clean Up is a different date from Christina Clean Up due to opening day of fishing season. White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 AM

Earth Day Week BioBlitz at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join us and experts from around the state as we count, I.D., and as many species as possible in the meadows of our park in this short period of time. We need YOU to join us for the fun as we come together to get a snapshot of the parks awesome biodiversity. We will kick of activities at 8am, 10am, and noon that anyone can join in and participate. Stay tuned to our facebook page for more info as the event approaches. FREE. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Earth Day Week BioBlitz Join us and experts from around the state as we count, I.D., and as many species as possible in the meadows of our park in this short period of time. We need YOU to join us for the fun as we come together to get a snapshot of the parks awesome biodiversity. We will kick of activities at 8am, 10am, and noon that anyone can join in and participate. Stay tuned to our facebook page for more info as the event approaches. FREE. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 AM

Monthly Bird Walks at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walks Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the park, no pre-registration required. Call (302) 655-5740 with questions. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 AM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.7-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and intertidal zones. Pre-registration requiredCall (302)-227-6991 for more informationFREE

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.7-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and intertidal zones. Pre-registration requiredCall (302)-227-6991 for more informationFREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 AM

Walking Tour: If these Trees Could Talk... at First State Heritage Park

Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walking Tour: If these Trees Could Talk... Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 AM

Delaware Defense Day at Fort Miles

Join us as we celebrate Fort Miles' role in defending Delaware during WWII. See firing demonstrations, hear live music, explore Battery 519, and much more. The Fort Miles Museum will be open for $5 per person. For more information call (302) 644-5007.

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Delaware Defense Day Join us as we celebrate Fort Miles' role in defending Delaware during WWII. See firing demonstrations, hear live music, explore Battery 519, and much more. The Fort Miles Museum will be open for $5 per person. For more information call (302) 644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 AM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail at Holts Landing State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.7-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and intertidal zones. Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information FREE

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.7-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and intertidal zones. Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information FREE Holts Landing State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 AM

Wildlife from the Water at Trap Pond State Park

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Wildlife from the Water What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 AM

Party for the Planet: Earth Day at Brandywine Zoo

Celebrate the 50th Earth Day with the Zoo! Join the Brandywine Zoo and Waste Management in opting out of single use consumer plastics this year by joining our Reduce Plastic Pollution campaign-where we are asking Delaware residents and businesses to say "No Thanks" to disposable products and instead bring their own! A limited number of reusable drinking straws and travel cutlery sets will be available to our guests joining us to Party for the Planet. Plus, help us start our new Monarch Waystation by planting milkweed on Zoo grounds, and even take home your own plant (while supplies last)!Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Party for the Planet: Earth Day Celebrate the 50th Earth Day with the Zoo! Join the Brandywine Zoo and Waste Management in opting out of single use consumer plastics this year by joining our Reduce Plastic Pollution campaign-where we are asking Delaware residents and businesses to say "No Thanks" to disposable products and instead bring their own! A limited number of reusable drinking straws and travel cutlery sets will be available to our guests joining us to Party for the Planet. Plus, help us start our new Monarch Waystation by planting milkweed on Zoo grounds, and even take home your own plant (while supplies last)!Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 AM

Delaware Defense Day at Cape Henlopen State Park

Join us as we celebrate Fort Miles' role in defending Delaware during WWII. See firing demonstrations, hear live music, explore Battery 519, and much more. The Fort Miles Museum will be open for $5 per person. For more information call (302) 644-5007.

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Delaware Defense Day Join us as we celebrate Fort Miles' role in defending Delaware during WWII. See firing demonstrations, hear live music, explore Battery 519, and much more. The Fort Miles Museum will be open for $5 per person. For more information call (302) 644-5007. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 11:00 AM

Native Plantings at Trap Pond State Park

Learn what and how to plant to support local insects and wildlife. After the indoor learning experience we will plant natives at the park. Program if free and lunch is provided, however, be prepared to get down and dirty as we provide volunteer labor to replant disturbed areas of the park with native plants. Registration is limited, call early to reserve your spot. 302-875-5163 Free

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Native Plantings Learn what and how to plant to support local insects and wildlife. After the indoor learning experience we will plant natives at the park. Program if free and lunch is provided, however, be prepared to get down and dirty as we provide volunteer labor to replant disturbed areas of the park with native plants. Registration is limited, call early to reserve your spot. 302-875-5163 Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This program is a great starting place for the rest of our events.Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This program is a great starting place for the rest of our events.Free with admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 12:00 PM

Meandering Meal at Wilmington State Parks

Join us for our third annual progressive lunch hike this time in historic Brandywine Park! Step back into time and explore the areas of the park while experiencing three course meal prepared by a local restaurant. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite https://meandering_meal2020.eventbrite.com,

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 12:00:00 PM 4/25/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Meandering Meal Join us for our third annual progressive lunch hike this time in historic Brandywine Park! Step back into time and explore the areas of the park while experiencing three course meal prepared by a local restaurant. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite https://meandering_meal2020.eventbrite.com, Wilmington State Parks

Saturday, April 25 at 12:00 PM

Earth Day Trail Challenge at Lums Pond State Park

Hike your favorite trail at Lums pond and pick up trash along the way in this special earth day trail challenge! Meet at the nature center in Area 5 for clean-up supplies and to check in. Once you finish, bring in your trash bags to collect your prize! Trash and materials must be brought back to the nature center by 4p.m.

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Earth Day Trail Challenge Hike your favorite trail at Lums pond and pick up trash along the way in this special earth day trail challenge! Meet at the nature center in Area 5 for clean-up supplies and to check in. Once you finish, bring in your trash bags to collect your prize! Trash and materials must be brought back to the nature center by 4p.m. Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 12:15 PM

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

Discover how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike! Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 12:15:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration Discover how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike! Free with admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 1:00 PM

Composting for Beginners at Killens Pond State Park

Every wonder how you could put your kitchen scraps to use instead of throwing them in the trash? Join naturalists to learn how to decrease your waste and make your own natural fertilizer – compost! Program will include a presentation on why composting is important, how to build your own compost bin, and how to get the best use out of it. Free

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Composting for Beginners Every wonder how you could put your kitchen scraps to use instead of throwing them in the trash? Join naturalists to learn how to decrease your waste and make your own natural fertilizer – compost! Program will include a presentation on why composting is important, how to build your own compost bin, and how to get the best use out of it. Free Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 PM

Upcycling Craft at Delaware Seashore State Park

Use discarded wood from old park picnic tables and beach boardwalks to create a beautiful, rustic planter for your home. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 16 and up. $25 per person

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Upcycling Craft Use discarded wood from old park picnic tables and beach boardwalks to create a beautiful, rustic planter for your home. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 16 and up. $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 PM

Boating through History at Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Boating through History Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Free with admission

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 2:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Free with admission Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, April 25 at 5:00 PM

Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, April 26 at 9:30 AM

Animal Career Conference at Brandywine Zoo

A one-day conference aimed at people aged 14-22 who are interested in pursuing an animal based career, be that wildlife field work, veterinary, rehabilitation, or as a zoo professionals that works in animal care, training or welfare. This conference will be most useful to students who know they would like to work with animals, but are not sure what direction to go in. Register at BrandywineZoo.org/workshops. $25 for zoo-members, $30 for non-members. Participants should bring their own packed lunch.

Add to Calendar 4/26/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Animal Career Conference A one-day conference aimed at people aged 14-22 who are interested in pursuing an animal based career, be that wildlife field work, veterinary, rehabilitation, or as a zoo professionals that works in animal care, training or welfare. This conference will be most useful to students who know they would like to work with animals, but are not sure what direction to go in. Register at BrandywineZoo.org/workshops. $25 for zoo-members, $30 for non-members. Participants should bring their own packed lunch. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, April 26 at 10:00 AM

Aquatic Mammals at Trap Pond State Park

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 4/26/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, April 26 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Meet us at the Nature Center at Area 5. Weather Permitting. Free

Add to Calendar 4/26/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Dip-Netting Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Meet us at the Nature Center at Area 5. Weather Permitting. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, April 26 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This program is a great starting place for the rest of our events.Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 4/26/2020 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This program is a great starting place for the rest of our events.Free with admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, April 26 at 12:15 PM

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

Discover how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike! Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 4/26/2020 12:15:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration Discover how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike! Free with admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, April 26 at 1:00 PM

Carrie Nation Swings Her Ax-History Hike at White Clay Creek State Park

Celebrating 200 years of history in the White Clay Valley. In 1904 Carrie A. Nation, member of Women’s Christian Temperance and radical leader of the Prohibition crusade, symbolically swung her hatchet for the crowd at Whiteman’s Grove (now the Possum Hill Area of the park). Local historian, Andrea Cassel, will share info about the personality and unusual tactics used by this famous activist and then lead a short hike to the location of Nation’s speech. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, April 23. Meet at Smith Mill Parking Area in Possum Hill Area. Free. Call to register 302-368-6900.

Add to Calendar 4/26/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Carrie Nation Swings Her Ax-History Hike Celebrating 200 years of history in the White Clay Valley. In 1904 Carrie A. Nation, member of Women’s Christian Temperance and radical leader of the Prohibition crusade, symbolically swung her hatchet for the crowd at Whiteman’s Grove (now the Possum Hill Area of the park). Local historian, Andrea Cassel, will share info about the personality and unusual tactics used by this famous activist and then lead a short hike to the location of Nation’s speech. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by noon, Thursday, April 23. Meet at Smith Mill Parking Area in Possum Hill Area. Free. Call to register 302-368-6900. White Clay Creek State Park

Sunday, April 26 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar 4/26/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 PM

Pontoon Grab Bag at Trap Pond State Park

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 4/26/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, April 26 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Free with admission

Add to Calendar 4/26/2020 2:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Free with admission Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 PM

Earth Day Family Volunteer Event at White Clay Creek State Park

Does your family want to help volunteer for the park but you’re not sure how? The Sunday after Earth Day, bring your little ones and learn all about natural pollinators and what kinds of flowers they like to have around! This program will include a short session of pulling invasive and non-native plants, a craft, and a way for park lovers of any age to get involved! Please call to register 302-368-6900. Free.

Add to Calendar 4/26/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Earth Day Family Volunteer Event Does your family want to help volunteer for the park but you’re not sure how? The Sunday after Earth Day, bring your little ones and learn all about natural pollinators and what kinds of flowers they like to have around! This program will include a short session of pulling invasive and non-native plants, a craft, and a way for park lovers of any age to get involved! Please call to register 302-368-6900. Free. White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, April 27 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/27/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, April 28 at 8:00 AM

Spring Migration Bird Walks at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 4/28/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, April 28 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/28/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, April 28 at 6:00 PM

Intro to Fort DuPont at Fort DuPont State Park

Fort DuPont was created in 1899 to defend the Delaware River and points north from attack by sea. Over its 45 years in existence, it became a thriving community, full of incredible people and incredible stories. Come hear about the events and people that make this forgotten historic site significant. This program will be held at the Brandywine Hundred Library.

Add to Calendar 4/28/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Intro to Fort DuPont Fort DuPont was created in 1899 to defend the Delaware River and points north from attack by sea. Over its 45 years in existence, it became a thriving community, full of incredible people and incredible stories. Come hear about the events and people that make this forgotten historic site significant. This program will be held at the Brandywine Hundred Library. Fort DuPont State Park

Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 PM

Tannahill Weavers at Alapocas Run State Park

The Tannahill Weavers have made an international name for their special brand of Celtic music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. As they celebrate their 50th anniversary, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage.

Add to Calendar 4/28/2020 7:30:00 PM 4/28/2020 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Tannahill Weavers The Tannahill Weavers have made an international name for their special brand of Celtic music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. As they celebrate their 50th anniversary, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, April 29 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/29/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, April 30 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/30/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, April 30 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour: Dover Green at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 4/30/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour: Dover Green Hear true tales of tragedy and infamy from Dover's history. Space is limited; call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. Meet at the John Bell House--43 The Green. First State Heritage Park

Friday, May 01 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/1/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 01 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/1/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, May 01 at 8:00 AM

Art in Science Exhibition at Alapocas Run State Park

The Art in Science exhibit educates visitors on the cutting-edge research taking place at University of Delaware and its potential impact on local, national, and international communities. The art displayed is created by UD researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates, and is representative of the research at UD and the creativity behind it. Proceeds of print sales support Art in Science’s goal to promote community outreach, education, and inclusion. May 1- June 1

Add to Calendar 5/1/2020 8:00:00 AM 5/1/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Art in Science Exhibition The Art in Science exhibit educates visitors on the cutting-edge research taking place at University of Delaware and its potential impact on local, national, and international communities. The art displayed is created by UD researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates, and is representative of the research at UD and the creativity behind it. Proceeds of print sales support Art in Science’s goal to promote community outreach, education, and inclusion. May 1- June 1 Alapocas Run State Park

Friday, May 01 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/1/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, May 01 at 2:30 PM

Stroll with the superintendent at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/1/2020 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Stroll with the superintendent at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail Put on your walking shoes to explore historic Yorklyn and learn about the adaptive reuse and cleanup of this former industrial site with Auburn Valley State Park’s superintendent. Meet at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail Parking lot on Yorklyn Road. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, May 01 at 5:00 PM

Foodie Friday at Alapocas Run State Park

Listen to live music while viewing the UD Art in Science Exhibition. Beer and wine will be available for purchase along with tasty bites from local food trucks. This entry fee for this family friendly event is $5 per person, children under 12 free. The entry fee will benefit our partner, Friends of Wilmington Parks.

Add to Calendar 5/1/2020 5:00:00 PM 5/1/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Foodie Friday Listen to live music while viewing the UD Art in Science Exhibition. Beer and wine will be available for purchase along with tasty bites from local food trucks. This entry fee for this family friendly event is $5 per person, children under 12 free. The entry fee will benefit our partner, Friends of Wilmington Parks. Alapocas Run State Park

Friday, May 01 at 5:00 PM

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 5/1/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Friday, May 01 at 8:00 PM

Beach Bonfire at Delaware Seashore State Park

Bring the whole family and enjoy a relaxing evening on the beach! Park staff will provide the fire, marshmallows, and roasting sticks. Bring a beach chair or picnic blanket. Meet on the North Inlet beachCall (302)-227-6991 for more informationFREE

Add to Calendar 5/1/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Bonfire Bring the whole family and enjoy a relaxing evening on the beach! Park staff will provide the fire, marshmallows, and roasting sticks. Bring a beach chair or picnic blanket. Meet on the North Inlet beachCall (302)-227-6991 for more informationFREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 8:00 AM

Saturday Morning Bird Walks at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Saturday Morning Bird Walks Calling all birders! Meet us at the Nature Center for a leisurely walk along the pond to learn some basics of bird watching. Experienced birders are welcome too! We will supply binoculars and bird guides. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 8:00 AM

Trap Pond Partners Bike Rally at Trap Pond State Park

The Trap Pond Partners annual Bike Rally will be taking place on Saturday, May 2. Bring your bike, your friends and family to what has become a great annual tradition. Enjoy food, live music, and free prizes and giveaways. Show your support and get your T-Shirt. Business sponsorships are welcome. Please call the Nature Center for more information.

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Trap Pond Partners Bike Rally The Trap Pond Partners annual Bike Rally will be taking place on Saturday, May 2. Bring your bike, your friends and family to what has become a great annual tradition. Enjoy food, live music, and free prizes and giveaways. Show your support and get your T-Shirt. Business sponsorships are welcome. Please call the Nature Center for more information. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 9:30 AM

First Saturday: Dover Days at First State Heritage Park

First Saturdays in the First State! FREE programs and events are offered on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House, and the Kent County Courthouse. First Saturday – May 2 DOVER DAYS Held annually since 1933, Dover Days celebrates the Capital of the First State with maypole dancing, a parade, concerts, a craft fair, and many more contributing to the festivities. For more information, visit www.visitdelawarevillages.com How Dover Grew 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Dover has changed a lot since it was first laid out by William Penn in 1683. Join a historical educator on a traipse through time as you explore the people and events that changed Dover into the city it is today. John Bell House on the Green Fun in the 18 th Century 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Before the invention of electricity, did “fun” even exist? Find out and get hands-on with First State Heritage Park as you figure out just how early Delawareans kept themselves entertained. The Yard—John Bell House on the Green WALKING TOUR: Stories of the Green Digging for the Past 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The site of the John Bell House is one of the oldest in Dover. Join a State Archaeologist as he continues the ongoing archaeological investigation to this historic property. The Yard—The John Bell House on the Green Old Dover Days 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Take a tour of the building that was the Capital of Delaware when Dover Days got its start. The Old State House Biggs Kids: Self Portraits 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Participate in a takeaway craft with museum staff, using a variety of artistic tools to create your own portrait in the style of artist Billy Colbert. The Biggs Museum of Art A Capitol Experience 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tour Delaware’s Capitol building, explore Delaware’s government,and discover the history that inspires the General Assembly to this day. Legislative Hall “Behind the Scenes” Tour 1:30 p.m. Get a rare glimpse into how the Public Archives staff preserve and protect historical records vital to the history of the First State and its people. Delaware Public Archives The Sounds of War: Patriotic Music 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This guided tour explores the connections between war and songwriting and features music played on authentic Victor Talking Machines. Johnson Victrola Museum Tours of the Governor’s House 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy a guided tour of the official residence of Delaware’s Governor since 1965 as well as Hall House, the Governor’s guest residence. Woodburn—The Governor’s House The Once and Future Courthouse 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. From the 1690s to the present, learn how this site went from a courthouse to a hotel and back again. Kent County Courthouse—38 The Green

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York First Saturday: Dover Days First Saturdays in the First State! FREE programs and events are offered on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House, and the Kent County Courthouse. First Saturday – May 2 DOVER DAYS Held annually since 1933, Dover Days celebrates the Capital of the First State with maypole dancing, a parade, concerts, a craft fair, and many more contributing to the festivities. For more information, visit www.visitdelawarevillages.com How Dover Grew 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Dover has changed a lot since it was first laid out by William Penn in 1683. Join a historical educator on a traipse through time as you explore the people and events that changed Dover into the city it is today. John Bell House on the Green Fun in the 18 th Century 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Before the invention of electricity, did “fun” even exist? Find out and get hands-on with First State Heritage Park as you figure out just how early Delawareans kept themselves entertained. The Yard—John Bell House on the Green WALKING TOUR: Stories of the Green Digging for the Past 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The site of the John Bell House is one of the oldest in Dover. Join a State Archaeologist as he continues the ongoing archaeological investigation to this historic property. The Yard—The John Bell House on the Green Old Dover Days 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Take a tour of the building that was the Capital of Delaware when Dover Days got its start. The Old State House Biggs Kids: Self Portraits 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Participate in a takeaway craft with museum staff, using a variety of artistic tools to create your own portrait in the style of artist Billy Colbert. The Biggs Museum of Art A Capitol Experience 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tour Delaware’s Capitol building, explore Delaware’s government,and discover the history that inspires the General Assembly to this day. Legislative Hall “Behind the Scenes” Tour 1:30 p.m. Get a rare glimpse into how the Public Archives staff preserve and protect historical records vital to the history of the First State and its people. Delaware Public Archives The Sounds of War: Patriotic Music 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This guided tour explores the connections between war and songwriting and features music played on authentic Victor Talking Machines. Johnson Victrola Museum Tours of the Governor’s House 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy a guided tour of the official residence of Delaware’s Governor since 1965 as well as Hall House, the Governor’s guest residence. Woodburn—The Governor’s House The Once and Future Courthouse 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. From the 1690s to the present, learn how this site went from a courthouse to a hotel and back again. Kent County Courthouse—38 The Green First State Heritage Park

Saturday, May 02 at 9:30 AM

Beginner Birders at Lums Pond State Park

Bring the whole family on a trip to learn how to find our feathered friends. Start with the basics of how to use color, song, and behavior to identify birds. Spare binoculars available. Free

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Beginner Birders Bring the whole family on a trip to learn how to find our feathered friends. Start with the basics of how to use color, song, and behavior to identify birds. Spare binoculars available. Free Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 10:00 AM

Dip Nets and Cast Nets at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Park staff will use a cast net and hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle-deep water. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 5 and up. $4 per person

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dip Nets and Cast Nets Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Park staff will use a cast net and hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle-deep water. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 5 and up. $4 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 10:00 AM

Wildlife from the Water at Trap Pond State Park

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Wildlife from the Water What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 11:00 AM

Ospreys return! at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Ospreys return! Celebrate bird migration by following the exploits of our own osprey cam birds. Find out where they spent their winter and why they return. We’ll start inside, then look for these seahawks in the park. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302)645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 11:00 AM

Thompson Island Nature Preserve: Guided Hike & Brewery Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike 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. Then join staff from the Thompson Island Brewing Company for a brewery tour and receive a discount voucher to the restaurant. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Thompson Island Nature Preserve: Guided Hike & Brewery Tour Hike 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. Then join staff from the Thompson Island Brewing Company for a brewery tour and receive a discount voucher to the restaurant. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $5 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, May 02 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This program is a great starting place for the rest of our events.Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This program is a great starting place for the rest of our events.Free with admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 12:00 PM

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

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

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York White Clay Creek Fest- Annual Event Join Delaware State Parks, White Clay Wild and Scenic Program, National Park Service, Suez Water, and other local organizations as we celebrate our precious natural resource – the White Clay Creek! Displays and exhibits related to the healthy water, healthy people, energy, recycling and our natural world. Also enjoy games, hikes, live music with Unity Reggae, Live Bird Show, and much more. Kid's crafts and face painting. For more info visit www.whiteclay.org . Free with State Park Entrance Fee (or annual sticker). White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 12:15 PM

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

Discover how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike! Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 12:15:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration Discover how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike! Free with admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 1:00 PM

Artillery Park Walk at Fort Miles

Join our historic interpreters for a walk of the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to preregister. Free

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Park Walk Join our historic interpreters for a walk of the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to preregister. Free Fort Miles

Saturday, May 02 at 1:00 PM

Vernal Pools Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Meet us at the Nature Center and learn about and hear some of the different spring amphibian sounds. We will talk about species at Brandywine Creek, learn about research going on here and throughout the state, then take a hike to our vernal pool and see what we can find. Free. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Vernal Pools Hike Meet us at the Nature Center and learn about and hear some of the different spring amphibian sounds. We will talk about species at Brandywine Creek, learn about research going on here and throughout the state, then take a hike to our vernal pool and see what we can find. Free. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 1:00 PM

Artillery Park Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park

Join our historic interpreters for a walk of the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to preregister. Free

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Park Walk Join our historic interpreters for a walk of the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to preregister. Free Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 2:00 PM

Beach Driving Clinic at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $8 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 2:00 PM

Boating through History at Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Boating through History Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Free with admission

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 2:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Free with admission Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 5:00 PM

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

Join a park historian for a leisurely stroll and discover the history, architecture, and community of this old military post. We will be talking both about the housing area of the post from the 1920s and 1930s, and about the artillery batteries that were at the center of Fort DuPont's role in the 1900s and 1910s. Wear sturdy, waterproof walking shoes for this one hour tour. We will meet at the riverside parking lot on Wilmington Avenue/Old Battery Lane. FREE

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort DuPont Walking Tour and Battery Hike Join a park historian for a leisurely stroll and discover the history, architecture, and community of this old military post. We will be talking both about the housing area of the post from the 1920s and 1930s, and about the artillery batteries that were at the center of Fort DuPont's role in the 1900s and 1910s. Wear sturdy, waterproof walking shoes for this one hour tour. We will meet at the riverside parking lot on Wilmington Avenue/Old Battery Lane. FREE Fort DuPont State Park

Saturday, May 02 at 5:00 PM

Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 03 at 12:00 AM

Photo Contest Drop-off Begins at Killens Pond State Park

Entries due May 3 – 9, 2020. Photos must be taken in a Delaware State park and cannot display any people, domestic animals, man-made structures or items. No photo-shopping or altering of photos allowed. Photos should be submitted in white matting outer dimensions not to exceed 16”x20” and must have a sturdy hanger on the back. Entries have an entry fee for each photo – drop off at Killens Pond Nature Center 10am-4pm. Age categories, up to 12 years: Free, 13-18 years: $4/photo, 19-107 years: $6/photo, 108 years+:Free

Add to Calendar 5/3/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Photo Contest Drop-off Begins Entries due May 3 – 9, 2020. Photos must be taken in a Delaware State park and cannot display any people, domestic animals, man-made structures or items. No photo-shopping or altering of photos allowed. Photos should be submitted in white matting outer dimensions not to exceed 16”x20” and must have a sturdy hanger on the back. Entries have an entry fee for each photo – drop off at Killens Pond Nature Center 10am-4pm. Age categories, up to 12 years: Free, 13-18 years: $4/photo, 19-107 years: $6/photo, 108 years+:Free Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, May 03 at 10:00 AM

Aquatic Mammals at Trap Pond State Park

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 5/3/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 03 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This program is a great starting place for the rest of our events.Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 5/3/2020 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This program is a great starting place for the rest of our events.Free with admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 03 at 12:15 PM

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

Discover how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike! Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 5/3/2020 12:15:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration Discover how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike! Free with admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 03 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar 5/3/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Sunday, May 03 at 2:00 PM

Pontoon Grab Bag at Trap Pond State Park

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 5/3/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 03 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Free with admission

Add to Calendar 5/3/2020 2:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Free with admission Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, May 04 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/4/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, May 05 at 8:00 AM

Spring Migration Bird Walks at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 5/5/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, May 05 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/5/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, May 06 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/6/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, May 07 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/7/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, May 07 at 10:00 AM

Wilmington Flower Market Tower Opening at Wilmington State Parks

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

Add to Calendar 5/7/2020 10:00:00 AM 5/7/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wilmington Flower Market Tower Opening Rockford Tower opens for the season during the annual Flower Market, a spring tradition in Rockford Park. Climb this historic structure and see the Flower Market and the city of Wilmington. Wilmington State Parks

Thursday, May 07 at 7:30 PM

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 5/7/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Sounds Pontoon Tour Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Friday, May 08 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/8/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 08 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/8/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, May 08 at 10:00 AM

Wilmington Flower Market Tower Opening at Wilmington State Parks

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

Add to Calendar 5/8/2020 10:00:00 AM 5/8/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wilmington Flower Market Tower Opening Rockford Tower opens for the season during the annual Flower Market, a spring tradition in Rockford Park. Climb this historic structure and see the Flower Market and the city of Wilmington. Wilmington State Parks

Friday, May 08 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/8/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, May 08 at 5:00 PM

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 5/8/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Friday, May 08 at 7:00 PM

An Evening with Horseshoe Crabs at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/8/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York An Evening with Horseshoe Crabs Witness one of nature’s amazing scenes, as horseshoe crabs parade up and down ourbeaches during their nesting season. We will explore the bay beach and uncover their mysterious lives. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302)645-6852. $5 perperson Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 08 at 7:45 PM

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

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

Add to Calendar 5/8/2020 7:45:00 PM America/New_York Park After Dark: Full Moon Friday Hike Join the park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Must pre-register by calling the park office (302) 368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. Free with paid entrance fee or park sticker. White Clay Creek State Park

Friday, May 08 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour: Dover Green at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/8/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour: Dover Green Hear true tales of tragedy and infamy from Dover's history. Space is limited; call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. Meet at the John Bell House--43 The Green. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, May 09 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 9:00 AM

Introduction to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Surf Fishing Always wanted to try surf fishing but weren'€™t sure how to get started? Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 10+. $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 9:00 AM

Naturalist-Led Hike at White Clay Creek State Park

New to the park? Ready to find a new favorite trail? Join our naturalist to explore our trails and learn a bit about the park while you’re out. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Please register by noon on Friday before hike; meeting location provided upon registration. Free. Call 302-368-6900.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Naturalist-Led Hike New to the park? Ready to find a new favorite trail? Join our naturalist to explore our trails and learn a bit about the park while you’re out. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Please register by noon on Friday before hike; meeting location provided upon registration. Free. Call 302-368-6900. White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Saturday, May 09 at 9:30 AM

Beach Driving 101 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Parkrangers and veteran surf-fisherman will teach you the park rules and guidelinesfor driving on State Park beaches. Plus, get some tips and tricks for asuccessful, stuck-free day of surf-fishing. This is an indoor presentation only, no actual driving on the beach.Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 perperson

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Beach Driving 101 Parkrangers and veteran surf-fisherman will teach you the park rules and guidelinesfor driving on State Park beaches. Plus, get some tips and tricks for asuccessful, stuck-free day of surf-fishing. This is an indoor presentation only, no actual driving on the beach.Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 perperson Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 10:00 AM

Walking Tour: Heroes of the Revolution at First State Heritage Park

Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walking Tour: Heroes of the Revolution Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, May 09 at 10:00 AM

Wilmington Flower Market Tower Opening at Wilmington State Parks

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

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 10:00:00 AM 5/9/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wilmington Flower Market Tower Opening Rockford Tower opens for the season during the annual Flower Market, a spring tradition in Rockford Park. Climb this historic structure and see the Flower Market and the city of Wilmington. Wilmington State Parks

Saturday, May 09 at 10:00 AM

Historic Town Tour at Port Penn Interpretive Center

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

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic Town Tour Port Penn is a fascinating town full of fascinating architecture! The town still retains much of its 18th and 19th century character. Join a park historian for this tour to learn about the interesting architectural features of the town, and the amazing people who make up its past. FREE Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, May 09 at 10:00 AM

Wildlife from the Water at Trap Pond State Park

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Wildlife from the Water What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 10:00 AM

World Migratory Bird Day at Brandywine Zoo

"Migrate" through the zoo and join us for special talks and activities where we will learn about spring bird migrations and how you can help birds in your backyard! Meet our American Kestrel Monitoring program researcher, make observations at our bird blind, and learn about different bird feeders to attract a variety of birds to your home! Fee: Free with paid admission to the Zoo

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York World Migratory Bird Day "Migrate" through the zoo and join us for special talks and activities where we will learn about spring bird migrations and how you can help birds in your backyard! Meet our American Kestrel Monitoring program researcher, make observations at our bird blind, and learn about different bird feeders to attract a variety of birds to your home! Fee: Free with paid admission to the Zoo Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 09 at 10:30 AM

Cold War Bike Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Cold War Bike Tour Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to pre-register. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 11:00 AM

Not So Secret Plants of Cape Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Everywhere and often overlooked, the plants of Cape hold some “spicy” secrets. Find out what makes them special, and be surprised by what some can do. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Not So Secret Plants of Cape Hike Everywhere and often overlooked, the plants of Cape hold some “spicy” secrets. Find out what makes them special, and be surprised by what some can do. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, May 09 at 11:00 AM

Family Fishing Series at Lums Pond State Park

This naturalist led program will go through the ins and outs of fishing at Lums Pond. The program will start at the nature center where we will learn about the different fish that live in the pond. We will then spend some time learning how to effectively cast a fishing rod. Towards the end of the program we will put all of our new knowledge to the test with some fun fishing. This program is aimed as a beginner fishing course and is open to ages 5-15. Participants ages 16 and older that will be participating in fishing must have a Delaware Fishing License. Supplies are limited so pre-registration is required. To register call 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Family Fishing Series This naturalist led program will go through the ins and outs of fishing at Lums Pond. The program will start at the nature center where we will learn about the different fish that live in the pond. We will then spend some time learning how to effectively cast a fishing rod. Towards the end of the program we will put all of our new knowledge to the test with some fun fishing. This program is aimed as a beginner fishing course and is open to ages 5-15. Participants ages 16 and older that will be participating in fishing must have a Delaware Fishing License. Supplies are limited so pre-registration is required. To register call 302-368-6989. Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 11:00 AM

Mother's Day Treats and Sweets at Trap Pond State Park

Calling all sons and daughters! Have you found the perfect gift for Mother's Day? Join us at the Nature Center to make homemade treats and chocolate candies from the heart. Pre-register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $12 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Mother's Day Treats and Sweets Calling all sons and daughters! Have you found the perfect gift for Mother's Day? Join us at the Nature Center to make homemade treats and chocolate candies from the heart. Pre-register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $12 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 11:00 AM

Drawing in Nature at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join our resident artist Rebecca Roberts as she teaches us techniques used in nature journaling, scientific illustrations, and plein air drawing or painting. Part of each program will be spent indoors and part outdoors. Space is very limited. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. $5 per person. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Drawing in Nature Join our resident artist Rebecca Roberts as she teaches us techniques used in nature journaling, scientific illustrations, and plein air drawing or painting. Part of each program will be spent indoors and part outdoors. Space is very limited. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. $5 per person. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This program is a great starting place for the rest of our events.Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This program is a great starting place for the rest of our events.Free with admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 12:00 PM

Archaeology Month: Make-a-Pot at Killens Pond State Park

Join State Parks’ archaeologists for this hands-on program to learn the basics of ceramic pottery using molding clay and why the invention of pottery was important to the Native people of the region. Each participant will be able to take their creation home with them. Space is limited and registration is required. Free

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Archaeology Month: Make-a-Pot Join State Parks’ archaeologists for this hands-on program to learn the basics of ceramic pottery using molding clay and why the invention of pottery was important to the Native people of the region. Each participant will be able to take their creation home with them. Space is limited and registration is required. Free Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 12:00 PM

Bark in the Park with PAWS for people at Auburn Valley State Park

Joinus in this special edition of our Bark in the Park program with the canine therapy team from Paws for People. Learn about what it takes to be a therapy dog on thispaved 1.1 mile walk with Gus the Welsh Pembroke Corgi. Well-behaved dogs on a leash withupdated rabies vaccines are welcome. Free collapsible travel dog bowls forparticipants! Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot at 1516 Snuff MillRoad.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Bark in the Park with PAWS for people Joinus in this special edition of our Bark in the Park program with the canine therapy team from Paws for People. Learn about what it takes to be a therapy dog on thispaved 1.1 mile walk with Gus the Welsh Pembroke Corgi. Well-behaved dogs on a leash withupdated rabies vaccines are welcome. Free collapsible travel dog bowls forparticipants! Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot at 1516 Snuff MillRoad. Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 12:15 PM

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

Discover how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike! Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 12:15:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration Discover how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike! Free with admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour of Marshall Bros. Paper Mill at Auburn Valley State Park

Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour of Marshall Bros. Paper Mill Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person. Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 1:00 PM

Wildflower Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

Meet us at the Nature Center. We will hike our meadows and wooded trails to look for the first floral signs of spring. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. Free. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildflower Walk Meet us at the Nature Center. We will hike our meadows and wooded trails to look for the first floral signs of spring. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. Free. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 2:00 PM

Archaeology Month: Archaeology Talk and Walk - The Charles Tilton Site at Killens Pond State Park

Join State Park archaeologist John McCarthy to hear the story of Charles Tilton, a free Black farmer whose land is now part of Killens Pond State Park. This illustrated talk will review what we know from documents and objects about this family. Artifacts from the site will also be on display. Then, weather permitting, visit the site with John to learn more about the current investigations of the site. Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear required. Free

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Archaeology Month: Archaeology Talk and Walk - The Charles Tilton Site Join State Park archaeologist John McCarthy to hear the story of Charles Tilton, a free Black farmer whose land is now part of Killens Pond State Park. This illustrated talk will review what we know from documents and objects about this family. Artifacts from the site will also be on display. Then, weather permitting, visit the site with John to learn more about the current investigations of the site. Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear required. Free Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 2:00 PM

Boating through History at Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Boating through History Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Free with admission

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 2:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Free with admission Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 3:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour of Marshall Bros. Paper Mill at Auburn Valley State Park

Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour of Marshall Bros. Paper Mill Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person. Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 5:00 PM

Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, May 09 at 6:30 PM

Upcycling Craft at Delaware Seashore State Park

Use discarded wood from old park picnic tables and beach boardwalks to create a beautiful, rustic sign for your home. Meet at Big Chill Beach Club event space. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 16 and up. $25 per person

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Upcycling Craft Use discarded wood from old park picnic tables and beach boardwalks to create a beautiful, rustic sign for your home. Meet at Big Chill Beach Club event space. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 16 and up. $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunday, May 10 at 8:00 AM

Birding by Boat at Trap Pond State Park

Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 5/10/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Birding by Boat Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 10 at 10:00 AM

Aquatic Mammals at Trap Pond State Park

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 5/10/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 10 at 11:00 AM

Preserving Petals at Killens Pond State Park

Do you love those lilies? Wish those lilacs would last longer? Looking for a new art piece for your wall? Bring your Mother for this special program and find out simple ways to press and preserve your flowers for years to come. Learn how to make your own flower press and what flowers work best for preservation. Flowers provided, get to take home your own flower press. Registration required. $15 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/10/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Preserving Petals Do you love those lilies? Wish those lilacs would last longer? Looking for a new art piece for your wall? Bring your Mother for this special program and find out simple ways to press and preserve your flowers for years to come. Learn how to make your own flower press and what flowers work best for preservation. Flowers provided, get to take home your own flower press. Registration required. $15 per person. Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, May 10 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Meet us at the Nature Center at Area 5. Weather Permitting. Free

Add to Calendar 5/10/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Dip-Netting Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Meet us at the Nature Center at Area 5. Weather Permitting. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, May 10 at 11:00 AM

Why Rocks Rock! at Brandywine Creek State Park

Geology for kids! Join us as we learn about the rocks of Brandywine Creek. We will look for rocks at the creek, learn their history, and sort and classify them. Find out why rocks rock! You can also bring your lunch so you can join us for our Geology walk at 1pm! Meet at Thompson Bridge parking area. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. FREE DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 5/10/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Why Rocks Rock! Geology for kids! Join us as we learn about the rocks of Brandywine Creek. We will look for rocks at the creek, learn their history, and sort and classify them. Find out why rocks rock! You can also bring your lunch so you can join us for our Geology walk at 1pm! Meet at Thompson Bridge parking area. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. FREE DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Sunday, May 10 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This program is a great starting place for the rest of our events.Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 5/10/2020 11:15:00 AM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know that there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This program is a great starting place for the rest of our events.Free with admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 10 at 12:15 PM

32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

Discover how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike! Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 5/10/2020 12:15:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Seacoast Gun Demonstration Discover how a 32-pounder seacoast gun functions by being part of the crew! This interactive program is excellent for children and adults alike! Free with admission. Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, May 10 at 1:00 PM

Geology Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join a naturalist for a one hour walk/hike on our Rocky Run Trail to learn all about the unique geology that makes Brandywine Creek State Park so special. Program meets at the Thompson Bridge parking lot. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. FREE. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 5/10/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Geology Walk Join a naturalist for a one hour walk/hike on our Rocky Run Trail to learn all about the unique geology that makes Brandywine Creek State Park so special. Program meets at the Thompson Bridge parking lot. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. FREE. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Sunday, May 10 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House.

Add to Calendar 5/10/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Sunday, May 10 at 2:00 PM

Pontoon Grab Bag at Trap Pond State Park

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 5/10/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, May 10 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Free with admission

Add to Calendar 5/10/2020 2:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! Free with admission Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, May 11 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/11/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, May 12 at 8:00 AM

Spring Migration Bird Walks at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 5/12/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Pre-registration recommended by calling 302-645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, May 12 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/12/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, May 12 at 9:00 AM

Champion Tree and History Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Take a trip through northern Delaware to view some of the biggest trees of their kind and learn some history about the locations we visit. Visit Auburn Valley State Park, Coverdale Farm Preserve, Brandywine and Wilmington Cemetery, and other historical sites, private properties, and special places these trees grow. Learn tree identification, how champion trees are measured and officially ranked, and the history of the beautiful locations these trees call home. Meet at Ashland Nature Center. Registration required. Visit www.delnature. org or call (302) 239-2334

Add to Calendar 5/12/2020 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Champion Tree and History Tour Take a trip through northern Delaware to view some of the biggest trees of their kind and learn some history about the locations we visit. Visit Auburn Valley State Park, Coverdale Farm Preserve, Brandywine and Wilmington Cemetery, and other historical sites, private properties, and special places these trees grow. Learn tree identification, how champion trees are measured and officially ranked, and the history of the beautiful locations these trees call home. Meet at Ashland Nature Center. Registration required. Visit www.delnature. org or call (302) 239-2334 Auburn Valley State Park

Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 PM

Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting at Killens Pond State Park

The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon!

Add to Calendar 5/12/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon! Killens Pond State Park

Wednesday, May 13 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/13/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, May 13 at 1:00 PM

Homeschool - May Flowers at Killens Pond State Park

Ages 6 – 12. Participants will donate some time in service projects and then will spend time with a naturalist learning about different natural science topics. Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; call (302)284-4299. FREE

Add to Calendar 5/13/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Homeschool - May Flowers Ages 6 – 12. Participants will donate some time in service projects and then will spend time with a naturalist learning about different natural science topics. Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; call (302)284-4299. FREE Killens Pond State Park

Wednesday, May 13 at 6:30 PM

Join the Trap Pond Partners. at Trap Pond State Park

Are you interested in helping your local park, participating in fun get-togethers, or promoting interesting programs in the community? Help develop programs, participate in volunteer efforts, and help organize special events. We need your energy and help. The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com

Add to Calendar 5/13/2020 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Join the Trap Pond Partners. Are you interested in helping your local park, participating in fun get-togethers, or promoting interesting programs in the community? Help develop programs, participate in volunteer efforts, and help organize special events. We need your energy and help. The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/14/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, May 14 at 9:30 AM

Terrific Toddlers: Wild About Wildflowers at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join us as we celebrate wildflower week here at the park! Visit our pollinator garden, walk the meadow and search for wildflowers, and plant some flowers with us—you can even take one home! $5 per child. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 5/14/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Terrific Toddlers: Wild About Wildflowers Join us as we celebrate wildflower week here at the park! Visit our pollinator garden, walk the meadow and search for wildflowers, and plant some flowers with us—you can even take one home! $5 per child. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 PM

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 5/14/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Sounds Pontoon Tour Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour: Christ Church Cemetery at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/14/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour: Christ Church Cemetery Encounter characters from the past to hear stories of joy and sorrow. Call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. Meet at Christ Church- the corner of S. State and Water Streets. First State Heritage Park

Friday, May 15 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/15/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, May 15 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 5/15/2020 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, May 15 at 10:00 AM

Endangered Species Day for Schools at Brandywine Zoo

Endangered Species Day encourages people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered plants and animals and what actions can be taken to help preserve the future of these species here in Delaware and beyond! School groups will learn what they can do to End Extinction and work to save species. Plus, sign up for a time for your group to have a special live animal program in the Zoo’s Education Building. Fee: Free with Zoo admission, but please pre-register your group. Live animal program is an additional $2/person-Groups must be pre-registered to reserve space in the live animal shows. To Register:Visit BrandywineZoo.org/schoolevents

Add to Calendar 5/15/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Endangered Species Day for Schools Endangered Species Day encourages people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered plants and animals and what actions can be taken to help preserve the future of these species here in Delaware and beyond! School groups will learn what they can do to End Extinction and work to save species. Plus, sign up for a time for your group to have a special live animal program in the Zoo’s Education Building. Fee: Free with Zoo admission, but please pre-register your group. Live animal program is an additional $2/person-Groups must be pre-registered to reserve space in the live animal shows. To Register:Visit BrandywineZoo.org/schoolevents Brandywine Zoo

Friday, May 15 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/15/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, May 15 at 5:00 PM

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar 5/15/2020 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Friday, May 15 at 6:00 PM

Savoring Our Coastal Heritage at Delaware Seashore State Park

Tour the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station, one of the oldest oceanfront buildings along Delaware's coast, and learn about the surfmen that served at the station and the heroic rescues they performed. Then sit down to a locally-sourced dining experience, with a menu inspired by what the surfmen may have been eating around the turn-of-the-century. Menu may include anything from steamed clams to venison stew! Top off the evening with a lantern tour of local shipwreck tales, full of tragedy and mystery. Pre-registration required by Thursday, May 7Call (302)-227-6991 for more informationCost: Market price

Add to Calendar 5/15/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Savoring Our Coastal Heritage Tour the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station, one of the oldest oceanfront buildings along Delaware's coast, and learn about the surfmen that served at the station and the heroic rescues they performed. Then sit down to a locally-sourced dining experience, with a menu inspired by what the surfmen may have been eating around the turn-of-the-century. Menu may include anything from steamed clams to venison stew! Top off the evening with a lantern tour of local shipwreck tales, full of tragedy and mystery. Pre-registration required by Thursday, May 7Call (302)-227-6991 for more informationCost: Market price Delaware Seashore State Park