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Wednesday, May 22 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 5/22/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/22/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Thursday, May 23 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 5/23/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/23/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Thursday, May 23 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley

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

Add to Calendar 5/23/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/23/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Thursday, May 23 at 1:00 PM

Seaside History Hike at Fort Miles

Bring your walking shoes as a park historian leads you across the sandy trail towards the Delaware Bay. See World War II relics, uncover the Delaware Breakwater Quarantine Station and hear tales of pirates. Tours meet at the Seaside Nature Center. Dress for the weather. Recommended for ages 7+. $5 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 5/23/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/23/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Seaside History Hike Bring your walking shoes as a park historian leads you across the sandy trail towards the Delaware Bay. See World War II relics, uncover the Delaware Breakwater Quarantine Station and hear tales of pirates. Tours meet at the Seaside Nature Center. Dress for the weather. Recommended for ages 7+. $5 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, May 23 at 3:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley

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

Add to Calendar 5/23/2024 3:00:00 PM 5/23/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 3 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Thursday, May 23 at 9:00 PM

Full Moon Hike at Brandywine Creek

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

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Add to Calendar 5/23/2024 9:00:00 PM 5/23/2024 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Join the park's naturalists for a hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Discover where the moon's nicknames come from. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program. $6 per person Brandywine Creek

Friday, May 24 at 8:00 AM

Harmony Weaver Guild Exhibition at Alapocas Run

See the work of the Harmony Weavers Guild, a local collective of creative textile and fiber enthusiasts. Their work includes tapestries, wearables, and felted pieces from a variety of artists as well as fiber materials. Free, no registration required. This exhibition runs from May 4th to May 27th.

Add to Calendar 5/24/2024 8:00:00 AM 5/24/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Harmony Weaver Guild Exhibition See the work of the Harmony Weavers Guild, a local collective of creative textile and fiber enthusiasts. Their work includes tapestries, wearables, and felted pieces from a variety of artists as well as fiber materials. Free, no registration required. This exhibition runs from May 4th to May 27th. Alapocas Run

Friday, May 24 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 5/24/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/24/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, May 24 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 5/24/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/24/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Friday, May 24 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley

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

Add to Calendar 5/24/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/24/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Friday, May 24 at 1:00 PM

Artillery Park Walk at Fort Miles

Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 5/24/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/24/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Park Walk Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, May 24 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 5/24/2024 2:00:00 PM 5/24/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, May 24 at 3:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley

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

Add to Calendar 5/24/2024 3:00:00 PM 5/24/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 3 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Friday, May 24 at 7:00 PM

An Evening with Horseshoe Crabs at Cape Henlopen

Witness one of nature's amazing scenes, as horseshoe crabs parade up and down our beaches during their nesting season. We will explore the bay beach and uncover their mysterious lives. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Pre-registration required; call 302-645-6852. $7 per person

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Add to Calendar 5/24/2024 7:00:00 PM 5/24/2024 8:15:00 PM America/New_York An Evening with Horseshoe Crabs Witness one of nature's amazing scenes, as horseshoe crabs parade up and down our beaches during their nesting season. We will explore the bay beach and uncover their mysterious lives. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Pre-registration required; call 302-645-6852. $7 per person Cape Henlopen

Friday, May 24 at 7:00 PM

Sunset Hike and Campfire at Lums Pond

Join us on a guided hike of the park an hour before sunset. Afterwards, bundle up by a cozy campfire. Each registration receives a packet with supplies for two s'mores. Participants must be 13 years or older. This hike is about 2 miles in length. Call the park office at 302-368-6989 for more details. $8 per person

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Add to Calendar 5/24/2024 7:00:00 PM 5/24/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Hike and Campfire Join us on a guided hike of the park an hour before sunset. Afterwards, bundle up by a cozy campfire. Each registration receives a packet with supplies for two s'mores. Participants must be 13 years or older. This hike is about 2 miles in length. Call the park office at 302-368-6989 for more details. $8 per person Lums Pond

Friday, May 24 at 8:00 PM

Haunted Dover Lantern Tour at First State Heritage Park

Who you gonna call? First State Heritage Park!…that’s not quite right. But our interpreters are ready to take you on a tour filled with ghost stories, hauntings and more. Hear the tales of the supernatural around the Dover Green illuminated by lanternlight. Pre-registration will be required and spaces are limited. Tours cancelled for inclement weather may not be rescheduled. $15 per person.

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Add to Calendar 5/24/2024 8:00:00 PM 5/24/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Haunted Dover Lantern Tour Who you gonna call? First State Heritage Park!…that’s not quite right. But our interpreters are ready to take you on a tour filled with ghost stories, hauntings and more. Hear the tales of the supernatural around the Dover Green illuminated by lanternlight. Pre-registration will be required and spaces are limited. Tours cancelled for inclement weather may not be rescheduled. $15 per person. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, May 25 at 8:00 AM

Monthly Bird Walk at Brandywine Creek

The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, providing tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 8:00:00 AM 5/25/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walk The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, providing tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Saturday, May 25 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Rock Climbing at Alapocas Run

Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $30 per person

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Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 9:30:00 AM 5/25/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Rock Climbing Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing. Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Park staff will instruct, guide and belay all climbers. Ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Friday, the day before the program date. Register online; call 302-577-7020 with any questions. $30 per person Alapocas Run

Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 AM

Historic Town Tour at Port Penn

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. This program is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941. Note: The Interpretive Center will not be open during the program.

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/25/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic Town Tour Port Penn is a fascinating town full of fascinating architecture! The town still retains much of its 18th and 19th century character. Join a park historian for this tour to learn about the interesting architectural features of the town, and the amazing people who make up its past. This program is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941. Note: The Interpretive Center will not be open during the program. Port Penn

Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/25/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 AM

Monument Hike at Wilmington

In honor of Memorial Day, join park naturalists as we explore the multitude of monuments found throughout Brandywine Park! Learn more about the ways we show respect to those who have contributed to our community. Pre-registration required by noon, Thursday, May 23th by calling 302.577.1164. FREE

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/25/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Monument Hike In honor of Memorial Day, join park naturalists as we explore the multitude of monuments found throughout Brandywine Park! Learn more about the ways we show respect to those who have contributed to our community. Pre-registration required by noon, Thursday, May 23th by calling 302.577.1164. FREE Wilmington

Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 AM

Annual Native Plant Sale at Brandywine Zoo

Buying native plants is a great way to support the pollinators that visit your home! Stop by the zoo front gate (zoo admission is not required) to take part in this year's Native Plant Sale! We will have 6-packs of pollinator plants available for $30. Plus, rain barrels and natural garden sprays made by students from our Conservation Leadership Academy will also be on sale. Bees, butterflies, and songbirds will benefit from the new additions to your yard, porch, or balcony. Six-packs will contain: 2 – Blazing star (Liatris spicata); 1 – Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa); 2 – Goldenrod (Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’); 1 – Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata). https://brandywinezoo.org/native-plant-sale/

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/25/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Annual Native Plant Sale Buying native plants is a great way to support the pollinators that visit your home! Stop by the zoo front gate (zoo admission is not required) to take part in this year's Native Plant Sale! We will have 6-packs of pollinator plants available for $30. Plus, rain barrels and natural garden sprays made by students from our Conservation Leadership Academy will also be on sale. Bees, butterflies, and songbirds will benefit from the new additions to your yard, porch, or balcony. Six-packs will contain: 2 – Blazing star (Liatris spicata); 1 – Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa); 2 – Goldenrod (Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’); 1 – Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata). https://brandywinezoo.org/native-plant-sale/ Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person

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Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/25/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person Cape Henlopen

Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/25/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 AM

Primitive Skills: Shelter Building at Killens Pond

Join naturalists for an informative session on wilderness survival. Learn the basics and preparation for shelter building! Open to all ages, wear outdoor clothes. This program is held at the Nature Center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/25/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Primitive Skills: Shelter Building Join naturalists for an informative session on wilderness survival. Learn the basics and preparation for shelter building! Open to all ages, wear outdoor clothes. This program is held at the Nature Center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person Killens Pond

Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 AM

Hiking Staffs at Trap Pond

Make your own personalized hiking staff with carving horse, draw knife, and woodburning tools. All tools and a selection of materials will be provided. Participants under 18 must be supervised by an adult. Not recommended for those under 12 years old. $15/person.

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Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/25/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Hiking Staffs Make your own personalized hiking staff with carving horse, draw knife, and woodburning tools. All tools and a selection of materials will be provided. Participants under 18 must be supervised by an adult. Not recommended for those under 12 years old. $15/person. Trap Pond

Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/25/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 AM

Nature Backpacks at White Clay Creek

Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last.

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/25/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Nature Backpacks Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last. White Clay Creek

Saturday, May 25 at 12:15 PM

32-Pounder Demonstration at Fort Delaware

Learn 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 12:15:00 PM 5/25/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Saturday, May 25 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley

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

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Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/25/2024 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley

Saturday, May 25 at 1:00 PM

Creek Exploration at White Clay Creek

Join us to explore the Wild and Scenic White Clay! We’ll use buckets and nets to see what may be living in the creek as well as learn a little about the geology of the area. Be prepared to get your feet wet, closed toed water shoes or old sneakers recommended. Pre-registration require, call 302-368-6900. Free program.

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/25/2024 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Creek Exploration Join us to explore the Wild and Scenic White Clay! We’ll use buckets and nets to see what may be living in the creek as well as learn a little about the geology of the area. Be prepared to get your feet wet, closed toed water shoes or old sneakers recommended. Pre-registration require, call 302-368-6900. Free program. White Clay Creek

Saturday, May 25 at 2:00 PM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen

Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person

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Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 2:00:00 PM 5/25/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person Cape Henlopen

Saturday, May 25 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 2:00:00 PM 5/25/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, May 25 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware

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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 2:15:00 PM 5/25/2024 2:45:00 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Saturday, May 25 at 3:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley

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

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Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 3:00:00 PM 5/25/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley

Saturday, May 25 at 5:00 PM

Public Wagon Ride at Killens Pond

Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 5:00:00 PM 5/25/2024 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 40-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person Killens Pond

Saturday, May 25 at 5:00 PM

Truckin' Through History at Fort Miles

Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 5:00:00 PM 5/25/2024 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop-carrying truck as we tour the park and explore some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. Limit 12 per ride. $10 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Sunday, May 26 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen

Search for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and discover why they swim within sight of these beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 5/26/2024 9:00:00 AM 5/26/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Search for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and discover why they swim within sight of these beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person Cape Henlopen

Sunday, May 26 at 10:00 AM

Hike with a Naturalist Series at Lums Pond

Join us for the Hike with a Naturalist Series at the Campground! Learn how to identify certain animals by understanding their physical traits and learn different ways to track wildlife.This program will include a short walk for some hands-on experience.Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989.

Add to Calendar 5/26/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/26/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike with a Naturalist Series Join us for the Hike with a Naturalist Series at the Campground! Learn how to identify certain animals by understanding their physical traits and learn different ways to track wildlife.This program will include a short walk for some hands-on experience.Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989. Lums Pond

Sunday, May 26 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 5/26/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/26/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Sunday, May 26 at 10:00 AM

Annual Native Plant Sale at Brandywine Zoo

Buying native plants is a great way to support the pollinators that visit your home! Stop by the zoo front gate (zoo admission is not required) to take part in this year's Native Plant Sale! We will have 6-packs of pollinator plants available for $30. Plus, rain barrels and natural garden sprays made by students from our Conservation Leadership Academy will also be on sale. Bees, butterflies, and songbirds will benefit from the new additions to your yard, porch, or balcony. Six-packs will contain: 2 – Blazing star (Liatris spicata); 1 – Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa); 2 – Goldenrod (Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’); 1 – Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata). https://brandywinezoo.org/native-plant-sale/

Add to Calendar 5/26/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/26/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Annual Native Plant Sale Buying native plants is a great way to support the pollinators that visit your home! Stop by the zoo front gate (zoo admission is not required) to take part in this year's Native Plant Sale! We will have 6-packs of pollinator plants available for $30. Plus, rain barrels and natural garden sprays made by students from our Conservation Leadership Academy will also be on sale. Bees, butterflies, and songbirds will benefit from the new additions to your yard, porch, or balcony. Six-packs will contain: 2 – Blazing star (Liatris spicata); 1 – Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa); 2 – Goldenrod (Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’); 1 – Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata). https://brandywinezoo.org/native-plant-sale/ Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, May 26 at 12:15 PM

32-Pounder Demonstration at Fort Delaware

Learn 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/26/2024 12:15:00 PM 5/26/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Sunday, May 26 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington

Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 5/26/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/26/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free! Wilmington

Sunday, May 26 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware

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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/26/2024 2:15:00 PM 5/26/2024 2:45:00 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Sunday, May 26 at 6:30 PM

Guided Kayak Paddle at Killens Pond

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

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Add to Calendar 5/26/2024 6:30:00 PM 5/26/2024 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond

Monday, May 27 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 5/27/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/27/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Monday, May 27 at 10:00 AM

Annual Native Plant Sale at Brandywine Zoo

Buying native plants is a great way to support the pollinators that visit your home! Stop by the zoo front gate (zoo admission is not required) to take part in this year's Native Plant Sale! We will have 6-packs of pollinator plants available for $30. Plus, rain barrels and natural garden sprays made by students from our Conservation Leadership Academy will also be on sale. Bees, butterflies, and songbirds will benefit from the new additions to your yard, porch, or balcony. Six-packs will contain: 2 – Blazing star (Liatris spicata); 1 – Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa); 2 – Goldenrod (Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’); 1 – Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata). https://brandywinezoo.org/native-plant-sale/

Add to Calendar 5/27/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/27/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Annual Native Plant Sale Buying native plants is a great way to support the pollinators that visit your home! Stop by the zoo front gate (zoo admission is not required) to take part in this year's Native Plant Sale! We will have 6-packs of pollinator plants available for $30. Plus, rain barrels and natural garden sprays made by students from our Conservation Leadership Academy will also be on sale. Bees, butterflies, and songbirds will benefit from the new additions to your yard, porch, or balcony. Six-packs will contain: 2 – Blazing star (Liatris spicata); 1 – Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa); 2 – Goldenrod (Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’); 1 – Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata). https://brandywinezoo.org/native-plant-sale/ Brandywine Zoo

Monday, May 27 at 11:00 AM

Accessible Naturalist Nature Hike at Killens Pond

This naturalist nature hike will be on the accessible bike trail. Hike is about 1 mile, out and back. Trail surface is crushed stone and max grade is 6%. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 5/27/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/27/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Accessible Naturalist Nature Hike This naturalist nature hike will be on the accessible bike trail. Hike is about 1 mile, out and back. Trail surface is crushed stone and max grade is 6%. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond

Monday, May 27 at 12:15 PM

32-Pounder Demonstration at Fort Delaware

Learn 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/27/2024 12:15:00 PM 5/27/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Monday, May 27 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware

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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 5/27/2024 2:15:00 PM 5/27/2024 2:45:00 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Wednesday, May 29 at 10:00 AM

Terrapin Talk at Delaware Seashore

When driving through the park, you may have noticed 'turtle crossing' signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Free with park entry!

Add to Calendar 5/29/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/29/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed 'turtle crossing' signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilion. Free with park entry! Delaware Seashore

Wednesday, May 29 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 5/29/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/29/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Thursday, May 30 at 8:00 AM

Temporary Art Exhibition: Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay Opening Day at Alapocas Run

Join us at the Blue Ball Barn for The Beauty of Essence by artist Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay. Whether it's clothing accessories or canvas, she believes what we wear and view identifies who we are and what we have experienced in life. "Anything I paint has an emotional connection to the experiences life brings me becoming a part of my navigation through life and the paintings I create to be seen or worn. I encourage anyone who interacts with my work to feel hope and freedom." The Beauty of Essence runs from May 30 to June 26. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission.

Add to Calendar 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM 5/30/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Temporary Art Exhibition: Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay Opening Day Join us at the Blue Ball Barn for The Beauty of Essence by artist Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay. Whether it's clothing accessories or canvas, she believes what we wear and view identifies who we are and what we have experienced in life. "Anything I paint has an emotional connection to the experiences life brings me becoming a part of my navigation through life and the paintings I create to be seen or worn. I encourage anyone who interacts with my work to feel hope and freedom." The Beauty of Essence runs from May 30 to June 26. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission. Alapocas Run

Thursday, May 30 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 5/30/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/30/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Thursday, May 30 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley

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

Add to Calendar 5/30/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/30/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Thursday, May 30 at 1:00 PM

All Washed Up at Delaware Seashore

Explore the variety of objects that have washed up at Delaware Seashore State Park, from whelk to warheads! A park interpreter will share some common and not-so-common beach finds and how you should handle them. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 7 and up. $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 5/30/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/30/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York All Washed Up Explore the variety of objects that have washed up at Delaware Seashore State Park, from whelk to warheads! A park interpreter will share some common and not-so-common beach finds and how you should handle them. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 7 and up. $6 per person. Delaware Seashore

Thursday, May 30 at 1:00 PM

Pinelands History Hike at Fort Miles

Enjoy a hike through the Pinelands trail while exploring some of the farther-flung elements of Fort Miles! Tours meet at the Pinelands trailhead near Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 7+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 5/30/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/30/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pinelands History Hike Enjoy a hike through the Pinelands trail while exploring some of the farther-flung elements of Fort Miles! Tours meet at the Pinelands trailhead near Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 7+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, May 30 at 3:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley

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

Add to Calendar 5/30/2024 3:00:00 PM 5/30/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 3 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Friday, May 31 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 5/31/2024 11:00:00 AM 5/31/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, May 31 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley

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

Add to Calendar 5/31/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/31/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Friday, May 31 at 1:00 PM

Artillery Park Walk at Fort Miles

Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 5/31/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/31/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Park Walk Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, May 31 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 5/31/2024 2:00:00 PM 5/31/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, May 31 at 3:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley

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

Add to Calendar 5/31/2024 3:00:00 PM 5/31/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 3 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Friday, May 31 at 5:30 PM

Brew at the Zoo at Brandywine Zoo

Visit the zoo after hours for this FUNdraiser event which includes a variety of beer, wine and spirit tastings from numerous vendors, light fare from local restaurants, and ice cream from Hy-Point Creamery, plus live music by Green Eggs and Jam. Food and beverages are included in admission ticket. Don’t miss the 50/50 Raffle and Raffle items. Brew at the Zoo is a fundraiser for the Delaware Zoological Society. Your ticket purchase helps further the zoo’s mission of conservation and education. Advanced tickets will be available online. Must be 21+ to attend. Rain or shine. Pre-registration recommended. Tickets sell out quickly. MEMBER: $45; NON-MEMBER: $55; ALCOHOL-FREE TICKET: $35. https://brandywinezoo.org/brew-at-the-zoo/

Add to Calendar 5/31/2024 5:30:00 PM 5/31/2024 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Brew at the Zoo Visit the zoo after hours for this FUNdraiser event which includes a variety of beer, wine and spirit tastings from numerous vendors, light fare from local restaurants, and ice cream from Hy-Point Creamery, plus live music by Green Eggs and Jam. Food and beverages are included in admission ticket. Don’t miss the 50/50 Raffle and Raffle items. Brew at the Zoo is a fundraiser for the Delaware Zoological Society. Your ticket purchase helps further the zoo’s mission of conservation and education. Advanced tickets will be available online. Must be 21+ to attend. Rain or shine. Pre-registration recommended. Tickets sell out quickly. MEMBER: $45; NON-MEMBER: $55; ALCOHOL-FREE TICKET: $35. https://brandywinezoo.org/brew-at-the-zoo/ Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, June 01 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/1/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/1/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 01 at 10:00 AM

Battery Hike at Fort DuPont

Fort DuPont began its life as an artillery post, defending the river passage to Philadelphia from enemy ships. How was it prepared for this role? In this hike, we will discuss all of the various weapons systems at Fort DuPont, and how they worked. We will also see the remaining concrete emplacements from the early 1900s. Wear sturdy, waterproof walking shoes that you don't mind getting dirty for this one-hour tour. This program is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941.

Add to Calendar 6/1/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/1/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Battery Hike Fort DuPont began its life as an artillery post, defending the river passage to Philadelphia from enemy ships. How was it prepared for this role? In this hike, we will discuss all of the various weapons systems at Fort DuPont, and how they worked. We will also see the remaining concrete emplacements from the early 1900s. Wear sturdy, waterproof walking shoes that you don't mind getting dirty for this one-hour tour. This program is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941. Fort DuPont

Saturday, June 01 at 10:00 AM

Celebrating Delaware Pride Festival at First State Heritage Park

First State Heritage Park is proud to be among many institutions in the First State's capital to support the annual Dover Pride Festival! Stop by the John Bell House Interpretive Center any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to learn about some of Delaware history's most significant LGBTQ+ figures. You can also make a pride cockade, inspired by the early American practice of adorning one's clothes with a symbol demonstrating their support for a cause or movement about which they felt passionate. Be sure to also stop by our table at the Pride Festival on Legislative Mall! Tours will also be given of Legislative Hall and Woodburn from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 6/1/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/1/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Celebrating Delaware Pride Festival First State Heritage Park is proud to be among many institutions in the First State's capital to support the annual Dover Pride Festival! Stop by the John Bell House Interpretive Center any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to learn about some of Delaware history's most significant LGBTQ+ figures. You can also make a pride cockade, inspired by the early American practice of adorning one's clothes with a symbol demonstrating their support for a cause or movement about which they felt passionate. Be sure to also stop by our table at the Pride Festival on Legislative Mall! Tours will also be given of Legislative Hall and Woodburn from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, June 01 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/1/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/1/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, June 01 at 11:00 AM

Tubular Turtles at Killens Pond

How do turtles live both in water and on land? Do they really live for a 100 years? Why do they have shells? We will answer these and more questions in this program all about turtles. This program includes appearances by our ambassador turtles. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/1/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/1/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Tubular Turtles How do turtles live both in water and on land? Do they really live for a 100 years? Why do they have shells? We will answer these and more questions in this program all about turtles. This program includes appearances by our ambassador turtles. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond

Saturday, June 01 at 11:00 AM

Nature Backpacks at White Clay Creek

Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last.

Add to Calendar 6/1/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/1/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Nature Backpacks Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last. White Clay Creek

Saturday, June 01 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 6/1/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/1/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Saturday, June 01 at 12:15 PM

32-Pounder Demonstration at Fort Delaware

Learn 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/1/2024 12:15:00 PM 6/1/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 01 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/1/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/1/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, June 01 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware

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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/1/2024 2:15:00 PM 6/1/2024 2:45:00 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Sunday, June 02 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sunday) - Session 18 at Brandywine Zoo

Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/

Add to Calendar 6/2/2024 9:15:00 AM 6/2/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Sunday) - Session 18 Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/ Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, June 02 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/2/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/2/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Sunday, June 02 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond

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

Add to Calendar 6/2/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/2/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989. Lums Pond

Sunday, June 02 at 11:00 AM

Leave it to Beavers! at Killens Pond

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! Program meets at the nature center. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 6/2/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/2/2024 12:00:00 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! Program meets at the nature center. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond

Sunday, June 02 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discoveries at Lums Pond

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

Add to Calendar 6/2/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/2/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discoveries Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free, with paid park admission! Lums Pond

Sunday, June 02 at 12:15 PM

32-Pounder Demonstration at Fort Delaware

Learn 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/2/2024 12:15:00 PM 6/2/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Sunday, June 02 at 12:30 PM

Steamin' Day at Auburn Valley

The best way to experience Auburn Heights and the Marshall Steam Museum is to attend a monthly Steamin’ Day! Climb into an antique automobile, board one of our trains, and experience what it was like to travel at the turn of the 20th century. Tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family. You’ll find something for everyone, ages 2 to 92! No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/2/2024 12:30:00 PM 6/2/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Steamin' Day The best way to experience Auburn Heights and the Marshall Steam Museum is to attend a monthly Steamin’ Day! Climb into an antique automobile, board one of our trains, and experience what it was like to travel at the turn of the 20th century. Tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family. You’ll find something for everyone, ages 2 to 92! No registration required. Free! Auburn Valley

Sunday, June 02 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington

Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/2/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/2/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free! Wilmington

Sunday, June 02 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware

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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/2/2024 2:15:00 PM 6/2/2024 2:45:00 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Wednesday, June 05 at 8:00 AM

Temporary Art Exhibition: Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay at Alapocas Run

Join us at the Blue Ball Barn for The Beauty of Essence by artist Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay. Whether it's clothing accessories or canvas, she believes what we wear and view identifies who we are and what we have experienced in life. "Anything I paint has an emotional connection to the experiences life brings me becoming a part of my navigation through life and the paintings I create to be seen or worn. I encourage anyone who interacts with my work to feel hope and freedom." The Beauty of Essence runs from May 30 to June 26. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission.

Add to Calendar 6/5/2024 8:00:00 AM 6/5/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Temporary Art Exhibition: Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay Join us at the Blue Ball Barn for The Beauty of Essence by artist Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay. Whether it's clothing accessories or canvas, she believes what we wear and view identifies who we are and what we have experienced in life. "Anything I paint has an emotional connection to the experiences life brings me becoming a part of my navigation through life and the paintings I create to be seen or worn. I encourage anyone who interacts with my work to feel hope and freedom." The Beauty of Essence runs from May 30 to June 26. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission. Alapocas Run

Wednesday, June 05 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesday) - Session 18 at Brandywine Zoo

Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/

Add to Calendar 6/5/2024 9:15:00 AM 6/5/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Wednesday) - Session 18 Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/ Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, June 05 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 6/5/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/5/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Thursday, June 06 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 6/6/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/6/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Friday, June 07 at 8:00 AM

Birds of Bellevue at Bellevue

Take a stroll through Bellevue with local experts to see what birds the park has to offer. Beginners welcome. Binoculars are available to borrow upon request. Some trails may be muddy, so dress appropriately. Meet in the parking lot by the Arts Center. Walk-ups welcome. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/7/2024 8:00:00 AM 6/7/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Birds of Bellevue Take a stroll through Bellevue with local experts to see what birds the park has to offer. Beginners welcome. Binoculars are available to borrow upon request. Some trails may be muddy, so dress appropriately. Meet in the parking lot by the Arts Center. Walk-ups welcome. Free, with paid park admission! Bellevue

Friday, June 07 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 6/7/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/7/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Friday, June 07 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/7/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/7/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, June 07 at 1:00 PM

Artillery Park Walk at Fort Miles

Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/7/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/7/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Park Walk Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, June 07 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/7/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/7/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, June 07 at 6:00 PM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Friday in May, June and July from 6pm to 7pm.

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Add to Calendar 6/7/2024 6:00:00 PM 6/7/2024 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Friday in May, June and July from 6pm to 7pm. Trap Pond

Friday, June 07 at 7:30 PM

Sunset Kayak Tours at Lums Pond

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

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Add to Calendar 6/7/2024 7:30:00 PM 6/7/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Kayak Tours Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. $35 per kayak. Register online at the link below. Lums Pond

Saturday, June 08 at 9:00 AM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Saturday in May, June and July from 9am to 10am.

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Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/8/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Saturday in May, June and July from 9am to 10am. Trap Pond

Saturday, June 08 at 9:00 AM

The John Bell School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at First State Heritage Park

We are pleased to inform you that you are cordially invited to attend the John Bell School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on June 8th, during Dover Comic Con! Be transported back in time to learn about the history of magic, partake in some magical Colonial crafts, and even take home some new wizarding skills of your own. This event is for all ages. Stop by anytime between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to partake in various activities throughout the day. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/8/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York The John Bell School of Witchcraft and Wizardry We are pleased to inform you that you are cordially invited to attend the John Bell School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on June 8th, during Dover Comic Con! Be transported back in time to learn about the history of magic, partake in some magical Colonial crafts, and even take home some new wizarding skills of your own. This event is for all ages. Stop by anytime between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to partake in various activities throughout the day. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, June 08 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 9:30:00 AM 6/8/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Saturday, June 08 at 9:30 AM

Ruins and History: Land Use Over Time at Brandywine Creek

Come on a grand adventure across the park! Visit several historic sites and learn the purposes they have served over the years. Discover what makes this a Historic Vernacular Landscape. This hike will be around 2 miles over several steep hills in the meadows. $6 per person, register online.

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Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 9:30:00 AM 6/8/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Ruins and History: Land Use Over Time Come on a grand adventure across the park! Visit several historic sites and learn the purposes they have served over the years. Discover what makes this a Historic Vernacular Landscape. This hike will be around 2 miles over several steep hills in the meadows. $6 per person, register online. Brandywine Creek

Saturday, June 08 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/8/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 08 at 10:00 AM

World Oceans Day at Brandywine Zoo

Swim on over to the zoo for a celebration of our blue planet on World Ocean's Day! This event aims to increase awareness of the pivotal role the ocean plays and encourages individuals to take action to protect it, beginning right in our local communities. Take part in ocean themed activities, a scavenger hunt, and don't miss a very special performance by The Chesapeake Mermaid at 12:00pm! The Chesapeake Mermaid's visit will include an interactive storytime with movement, song, bay creature sign language, and delightful encounters with the mermaid’s wildlife friends! This event is included with regular zoo admission. This performance is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com

Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/8/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York World Oceans Day Swim on over to the zoo for a celebration of our blue planet on World Ocean's Day! This event aims to increase awareness of the pivotal role the ocean plays and encourages individuals to take action to protect it, beginning right in our local communities. Take part in ocean themed activities, a scavenger hunt, and don't miss a very special performance by The Chesapeake Mermaid at 12:00pm! The Chesapeake Mermaid's visit will include an interactive storytime with movement, song, bay creature sign language, and delightful encounters with the mermaid’s wildlife friends! This event is included with regular zoo admission. This performance is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, June 08 at 10:00 AM

Historic Town Tour at Port Penn

Port Penn has a very unique and interesting history. In this program, we will talk about the development of the town from the 1760s through the present. Along the way, we will see a number of the historic buildings that showcase the town's story. All tours start at the Interpretive Center. They are free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941. NOTE: There are no bathrooms available for this program.

Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/8/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic Town Tour Port Penn has a very unique and interesting history. In this program, we will talk about the development of the town from the 1760s through the present. Along the way, we will see a number of the historic buildings that showcase the town's story. All tours start at the Interpretive Center. They are free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941. NOTE: There are no bathrooms available for this program. Port Penn

Saturday, June 08 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/8/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, June 08 at 11:00 AM

Discovery Hike at Killens Pond

Take a hike and explore! Join us as we experience nature hands, eyes and ears-on. Discovery Hikes are geared for children ages 5-10 with an adult. Dress ready to explore. Pre-registration required. Meeting location varies. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/8/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discovery Hike Take a hike and explore! Join us as we experience nature hands, eyes and ears-on. Discovery Hikes are geared for children ages 5-10 with an adult. Dress ready to explore. Pre-registration required. Meeting location varies. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond

Saturday, June 08 at 11:00 AM

Nature Backpacks at White Clay Creek

Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last.

Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/8/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Nature Backpacks Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last. White Clay Creek

Saturday, June 08 at 12:15 PM

32-Pounder Demonstration at Fort Delaware

Learn 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 12:15:00 PM 6/8/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 08 at 1:00 PM

Archaeological Investigations at the Chapel Branch West site, Choptank River Watershed, Denton, Maryland at Killens Pond

Investigations at the Chapel Branch West (18CA270) site suggest this portion of the upper Choptank River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore was an important nexus of activity throughout the Woodland period (1200 BC – AD 1650). The co-occurrence of a variety of local and non-local ceramic ware types during the Middle and Late Woodland periods situates Chapel Branch West at the boundary of different exchange, or perhaps cultural, zones, facilitating the movement of objects, ideas, and/or people downriver from the north and east as well as upriver from the south and west. The Chapel Branch West site provides intriguing opportunities for expanding our understandings of population migration or replacement, the development of persistent places, and participation in or rejection of larger trade and exchange networks during the Woodland period.

Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/8/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Archaeological Investigations at the Chapel Branch West site, Choptank River Watershed, Denton, Maryland Investigations at the Chapel Branch West (18CA270) site suggest this portion of the upper Choptank River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore was an important nexus of activity throughout the Woodland period (1200 BC – AD 1650). The co-occurrence of a variety of local and non-local ceramic ware types during the Middle and Late Woodland periods situates Chapel Branch West at the boundary of different exchange, or perhaps cultural, zones, facilitating the movement of objects, ideas, and/or people downriver from the north and east as well as upriver from the south and west. The Chapel Branch West site provides intriguing opportunities for expanding our understandings of population migration or replacement, the development of persistent places, and participation in or rejection of larger trade and exchange networks during the Woodland period. Killens Pond

Saturday, June 08 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/8/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, June 08 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware

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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 2:15:00 PM 6/8/2024 2:45:00 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 08 at 3:00 PM

Terrapin Talk at Delaware Seashore

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

Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 3:00:00 PM 6/8/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

Sunday, June 09 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sunday) - Session 19 at Brandywine Zoo

Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/

Add to Calendar 6/9/2024 9:15:00 AM 6/9/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Sunday) - Session 19 Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/ Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, June 09 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/9/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/9/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours, and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages! Admission cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Sunday, June 09 at 11:00 AM

Naturalist Nature Hike at Killens Pond

Join naturalists to hike the trails of Killens Pond State Park. Hike lengths range from 1 mile to 2.5 miles, and meeting location varies. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 6/9/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/9/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Naturalist Nature Hike Join naturalists to hike the trails of Killens Pond State Park. Hike lengths range from 1 mile to 2.5 miles, and meeting location varies. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond

Sunday, June 09 at 11:00 AM

Wildlife Wonders: Freshwater Wetlands Day! at Lums Pond

Join a naturalist at the Nature Center for a special dip-netting program focused on macroinvertebrates found in our wetlands and their importance to a healthy ecosystem. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/9/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/9/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildlife Wonders: Freshwater Wetlands Day! Join a naturalist at the Nature Center for a special dip-netting program focused on macroinvertebrates found in our wetlands and their importance to a healthy ecosystem. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free, with paid park admission! Lums Pond

Sunday, June 09 at 12:15 PM

32-Pounder Demonstration at Fort Delaware

Learn 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/9/2024 12:15:00 PM 6/9/2024 12:45:00 PM America/New_York 32-Pounder Demonstration Learn 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Sunday, June 09 at 1:00 PM

Art in Action: Sculpture - SOLD OUT at Alapocas Run

Chanchitos y Gatitos: Join Miranda Blas to create sculptures using the Chilean Folk Art tradition of Chanchitos. Chanchito means little piggy and gatitos little kitties in Spanish. Each chanchito has three legs and owning one is considered good luck! Both chanchitos and gatitos are Miranda’s interpretation of the traditional Chilean craft. Bring home some buena suerte and lots of cuteness with one of these chanchitos! This program sold out, please check out some of the other programs we offer.

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Add to Calendar 6/9/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/9/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Art in Action: Sculpture - SOLD OUT Chanchitos y Gatitos: Join Miranda Blas to create sculptures using the Chilean Folk Art tradition of Chanchitos. Chanchito means little piggy and gatitos little kitties in Spanish. Each chanchito has three legs and owning one is considered good luck! Both chanchitos and gatitos are Miranda’s interpretation of the traditional Chilean craft. Bring home some buena suerte and lots of cuteness with one of these chanchitos! This program sold out, please check out some of the other programs we offer. Alapocas Run

Sunday, June 09 at 1:00 PM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Sunday in May, June and July from 1pm to 2pm.

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Add to Calendar 6/9/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/9/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Sunday in May, June and July from 1pm to 2pm. Trap Pond

Sunday, June 09 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington

Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/9/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/9/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free! Wilmington

Sunday, June 09 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware

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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th.

Add to Calendar 6/9/2024 2:15:00 PM 6/9/2024 2:45:00 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 this program runs every weekend through June 9th. Fort Delaware

Tuesday, June 11 at 10:00 AM

Nature on the Go- Can Do Playground at Alapocas Run

Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/11/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/11/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go- Can Do Playground Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No registration required. Free! Alapocas Run

Wednesday, June 12 at 8:00 AM

Temporary Art Exhibition: Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay at Alapocas Run

Join us at the Blue Ball Barn for The Beauty of Essence by artist Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay. Whether it's clothing accessories or canvas, she believes what we wear and view identifies who we are and what we have experienced in life. "Anything I paint has an emotional connection to the experiences life brings me becoming a part of my navigation through life and the paintings I create to be seen or worn. I encourage anyone who interacts with my work to feel hope and freedom." The Beauty of Essence runs from May 30 to June 26. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission.

Add to Calendar 6/12/2024 8:00:00 AM 6/12/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Temporary Art Exhibition: Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay Join us at the Blue Ball Barn for The Beauty of Essence by artist Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay. Whether it's clothing accessories or canvas, she believes what we wear and view identifies who we are and what we have experienced in life. "Anything I paint has an emotional connection to the experiences life brings me becoming a part of my navigation through life and the paintings I create to be seen or worn. I encourage anyone who interacts with my work to feel hope and freedom." The Beauty of Essence runs from May 30 to June 26. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission. Alapocas Run

Wednesday, June 12 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesday) - Session 19 at Brandywine Zoo

Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/

Add to Calendar 6/12/2024 9:15:00 AM 6/12/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Wednesday) - Session 19 Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/ Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, June 12 at 9:30 AM

Park Pals at Brandywine Creek

Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child.

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Add to Calendar 6/12/2024 9:30:00 AM 6/12/2024 10:15:00 AM America/New_York Park Pals Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child. Brandywine Creek

Wednesday, June 12 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/12/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/12/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Wednesday, June 12 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 6/12/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/12/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, June 12 at 5:30 PM

Park Pals at Brandywine Creek

Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child.

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Add to Calendar 6/12/2024 5:30:00 PM 6/12/2024 6:15:00 PM America/New_York Park Pals Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child. Brandywine Creek

Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. 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 and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/12/2024 6:30:00 PM 6/12/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. 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 and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Wednesday, June 12 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 6/12/2024 8:00:00 PM 6/12/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Wednesday, June 12 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/12/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/12/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Wednesday, June 12 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/12/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/12/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Wednesday, June 12 at 9:00 PM

Intro to the Night Sky at Bellevue

Join members of the Delaware Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing. Learn constellations through an introduction to observing the night sky. This program is appropriate for beginners through advanced stargazers of all ages. Equipment will be available, or you may bring your own. Red-filtered lights only please. Pre-registration is required. Call us at 302-793-3046 or email us at bellevueprogramming@delaware.gov. Meet in the Hunter Barn parking lot. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/12/2024 9:00:00 PM 6/12/2024 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Intro to the Night Sky Join members of the Delaware Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing. Learn constellations through an introduction to observing the night sky. This program is appropriate for beginners through advanced stargazers of all ages. Equipment will be available, or you may bring your own. Red-filtered lights only please. Pre-registration is required. Call us at 302-793-3046 or email us at bellevueprogramming@delaware.gov. Meet in the Hunter Barn parking lot. Free! Bellevue

Thursday, June 13 at 9:30 AM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 6/13/2024 9:30:00 AM 6/13/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Thursday, June 13 at 10:00 AM

Nature on the Go-18th Street Playground at Wilmington

Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No program on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/13/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/13/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go-18th Street Playground Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No program on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No registration required. Free! Wilmington

Thursday, June 13 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/13/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/13/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 PM

Sunset Kayak Tours at Lums Pond

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

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Add to Calendar 6/13/2024 7:30:00 PM 6/13/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Kayak Tours Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. $35 per kayak. Register online at the link below. Lums Pond

Thursday, June 13 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Fenwick Island

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry and search for their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/13/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/13/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry and search for their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Fenwick Island

Friday, June 14 at 9:00 AM

Morning Patrol at Delaware Seashore

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/14/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Friday, June 14 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/14/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/14/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Friday, June 14 at 10:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

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

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/14/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

Friday, June 14 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/14/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, June 14 at 1:00 PM

Artillery Park Walk at Fort Miles

Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/14/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Park Walk Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, June 14 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/14/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, June 14 at 2:00 PM

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation at Delaware Seashore

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/14/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Friday, June 14 at 6:00 PM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Friday in May, June and July from 6pm to 7pm.

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2024 6:00:00 PM 6/14/2024 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Friday in May, June and July from 6pm to 7pm. Trap Pond

Friday, June 14 at 8:30 PM

Owl Prowl at Brandywine Creek

Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the park's resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/14/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Owl Prowl Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the park's resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person Brandywine Creek

Saturday, June 15 at 9:00 AM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Saturday in May, June and July from 9am to 10am.

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/15/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Saturday in May, June and July from 9am to 10am. Trap Pond

Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 AM

Ethnobotany: People and Plants at White Clay Creek

Come along on a guided 1.5 mile hike through Judge Morris Estate as we learn about some of the many ways people utilize plants and discuss how our use of plants has shaped the modern landscape. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring plenty of water for a gentle 2 hour walk through the woods. This program is provided by Master Naturalist Mary Osman. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-368-6900. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/15/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Ethnobotany: People and Plants Come along on a guided 1.5 mile hike through Judge Morris Estate as we learn about some of the many ways people utilize plants and discuss how our use of plants has shaped the modern landscape. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring plenty of water for a gentle 2 hour walk through the woods. This program is provided by Master Naturalist Mary Osman. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-368-6900. Free, with paid park admission! White Clay Creek

Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 AM

Juneteenth Celebration at First State Heritage Park

Join us for our celebration of Juneteenth! For the entire week of June 15th to June 21st, the John Bell House will feature information about Delaware's Black history and prominent historic Black Delawareans. Be sure to catch our Black History tour to learn more, with tour times at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/15/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Juneteenth Celebration Join us for our celebration of Juneteenth! For the entire week of June 15th to June 21st, the John Bell House will feature information about Delaware's Black history and prominent historic Black Delawareans. Be sure to catch our Black History tour to learn more, with tour times at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/15/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 AM

Get in Touch with the Marsh at Holts Landing

The marsh at Holts Landing is full of amazing sights and sounds, but have you ever wondered what it FEELS like? Join a park interpreter for this hands-on program that will let you touch everything from animal pelts to plant specimens to that sticky marsh mud. Meet at Holts Landing State Park. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/15/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Get in Touch with the Marsh The marsh at Holts Landing is full of amazing sights and sounds, but have you ever wondered what it FEELS like? Join a park interpreter for this hands-on program that will let you touch everything from animal pelts to plant specimens to that sticky marsh mud. Meet at Holts Landing State Park. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person. Holts Landing

Saturday, June 15 at 10:30 AM

Panning for Creek Gems at White Clay Creek

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

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 10:30:00 AM 6/15/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Panning for Creek Gems Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person White Clay Creek

Saturday, June 15 at 11:00 AM

Tales and Trails: Hide N'Seek at Killens Pond

Peekaboo!! Discover how animals can hide so well in their homes through a story and play! Program will be held at the nature center. Each program will have a story and activity component. Come prepared for hands-on activities both inside and outside. Pre-registration is mandatory, and an adult must be present for the duration of the program. Ages 3-6. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per child

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/15/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Tales and Trails: Hide N'Seek Peekaboo!! Discover how animals can hide so well in their homes through a story and play! Program will be held at the nature center. Each program will have a story and activity component. Come prepared for hands-on activities both inside and outside. Pre-registration is mandatory, and an adult must be present for the duration of the program. Ages 3-6. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per child Killens Pond

Saturday, June 15 at 11:00 AM

Nature Backpacks at White Clay Creek

Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last.

Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/15/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Nature Backpacks Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last. White Clay Creek

Saturday, June 15 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware

Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served.

Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/15/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served. Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 15 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/15/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 PM

Whisper Walk: Zen Hike in Tulip Tree Woods at Brandywine Creek

Take a break from the wildness of summer and go for a quiet walk through our forest. We’ll slow down to fill our senses with the sights, sounds, and smells of our old growth forest. Meet at the Nature Center. Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/15/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Whisper Walk: Zen Hike in Tulip Tree Woods Take a break from the wildness of summer and go for a quiet walk through our forest. We’ll slow down to fill our senses with the sights, sounds, and smells of our old growth forest. Meet at the Nature Center. Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free, with paid park admission! Brandywine Creek

Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 PM

Libby Prison Minstrels at Fort Delaware at Fort Delaware

The Libby Prison Minstrels are a professional music group that performs music of the American Civil War. This year, they are coming to Fort Delaware! Come enjoy music that would historically have been heard in and around Fort Delaware during its heydey. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com.

Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/15/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Libby Prison Minstrels at Fort Delaware The Libby Prison Minstrels are a professional music group that performs music of the American Civil War. This year, they are coming to Fort Delaware! Come enjoy music that would historically have been heard in and around Fort Delaware during its heydey. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com. Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 15 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/15/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, June 15 at 3:00 PM

Terrapin Talk at Delaware Seashore

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

Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 3:00:00 PM 6/15/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

Saturday, June 15 at 8:00 PM

Flutter with Fireflies at Brandywine Creek

Join the naturalists for a journey through the twinkling meadows after dark. What is a firefly and how does it light up? Learn what makes fireflies so unique, and why they need our help! $6 per person, register online.

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 8:00:00 PM 6/15/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Flutter with Fireflies Join the naturalists for a journey through the twinkling meadows after dark. What is a firefly and how does it light up? Learn what makes fireflies so unique, and why they need our help! $6 per person, register online. Brandywine Creek

Sunday, June 16 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sunday) - Session 20 at Brandywine Zoo

Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/

Add to Calendar 6/16/2024 9:15:00 AM 6/16/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Sunday) - Session 20 Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/ Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, June 16 at 10:00 AM

Beginner Fishing at Killens Pond

Want to learn how to fish? Now's your chance! Join us as we guide you through the basics of fishing, like casting, baiting hooks and reeling one in. We will provide rods, but feel free to bring your own if you have one. A valid non-tidal fishing license will be required for any participant 16 years or older. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $10 per participant

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Add to Calendar 6/16/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/16/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Beginner Fishing Want to learn how to fish? Now's your chance! Join us as we guide you through the basics of fishing, like casting, baiting hooks and reeling one in. We will provide rods, but feel free to bring your own if you have one. A valid non-tidal fishing license will be required for any participant 16 years or older. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $10 per participant Killens Pond

Sunday, June 16 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/16/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/16/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Sunday, June 16 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond

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

Add to Calendar 6/16/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/16/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discovery Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration is required by calling 302-368-6989. Lums Pond

Sunday, June 16 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discoveries at Lums Pond

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

Add to Calendar 6/16/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/16/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discoveries Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free, with paid park admission! Lums Pond

Sunday, June 16 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware

Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served.

Add to Calendar 6/16/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/16/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served. Fort Delaware

Sunday, June 16 at 1:00 PM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Sunday in May, June and July from 1pm to 2pm.

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Add to Calendar 6/16/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/16/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Sunday in May, June and July from 1pm to 2pm. Trap Pond

Sunday, June 16 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington

Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/16/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/16/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free! Wilmington

Sunday, June 16 at 7:30 PM

Fathers Day Sunset Kayak Tour at Lums Pond

Treat your dad to a sunset kayak tour as a special gift this fathers day. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so this program registration is for two paddlers. $35 per kayak

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Add to Calendar 6/16/2024 7:30:00 PM 6/16/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Fathers Day Sunset Kayak Tour Treat your dad to a sunset kayak tour as a special gift this fathers day. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so this program registration is for two paddlers. $35 per kayak Lums Pond

Tuesday, June 18 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen

Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they swim within sight of our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/18/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they swim within sight of our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person. Cape Henlopen

Tuesday, June 18 at 9:00 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/18/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Tuesday, June 18 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/18/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Tuesday, June 18 at 10:00 AM

Nature on the Go- Can Do Playground at Alapocas Run

Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/18/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/18/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go- Can Do Playground Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No registration required. Free! Alapocas Run

Tuesday, June 18 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/18/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, June 18 at 1:00 PM

Bellevue Hall Guided Tours at Bellevue

From the glamorous du Ponts of the Gilded Age to the eccentric philanthropist who first built his mansion here in the mid 1800's, Bellevue Hall is a testament to its varied architectural and personal history. Come discover the beauty of this historic home on a guided tour, the 3rd Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise specified). We will explore the mansion itself and its interesting quirks, as well as stories of the folks who lived and worked here. This tour will cover the exterior, ground floor, and some of the second floor of the mansion. Price is $6, register online.

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/18/2024 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Bellevue Hall Guided Tours From the glamorous du Ponts of the Gilded Age to the eccentric philanthropist who first built his mansion here in the mid 1800's, Bellevue Hall is a testament to its varied architectural and personal history. Come discover the beauty of this historic home on a guided tour, the 3rd Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise specified). We will explore the mansion itself and its interesting quirks, as well as stories of the folks who lived and worked here. This tour will cover the exterior, ground floor, and some of the second floor of the mansion. Price is $6, register online. Bellevue

Tuesday, June 18 at 1:00 PM

Cape Cadets at Fort Miles

Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/18/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Cape Cadets Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, June 18 at 1:00 PM

Cape Cadets: Codebreakers at Fort Miles

Children 8 to 12 years-old can join up with Fort Miles to read the signals and break the code in this interactive scavenger hunt. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/18/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Cape Cadets: Codebreakers Children 8 to 12 years-old can join up with Fort Miles to read the signals and break the code in this interactive scavenger hunt. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, June 18 at 2:00 PM

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! at Delaware Seashore

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! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/18/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Tuesday, June 18 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/18/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, June 18 at 5:00 PM

Bellevue Hall Guided Tours at Bellevue

From the glamorous du Ponts of the Gilded Age to the eccentric philanthropist who first built his mansion here in the mid 1800's, Bellevue Hall is a testament to its varied architectural and personal history. Come discover the beauty of this historic home on a guided tour, the 3rd Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise specified). We will explore the mansion itself and its interesting quirks, as well as stories of the folks who lived and worked here. This tour will cover the exterior, ground floor, and some of the second floor of the mansion. Price is $6, register online.

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Add to Calendar 6/18/2024 5:00:00 PM 6/18/2024 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Bellevue Hall Guided Tours From the glamorous du Ponts of the Gilded Age to the eccentric philanthropist who first built his mansion here in the mid 1800's, Bellevue Hall is a testament to its varied architectural and personal history. Come discover the beauty of this historic home on a guided tour, the 3rd Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise specified). We will explore the mansion itself and its interesting quirks, as well as stories of the folks who lived and worked here. This tour will cover the exterior, ground floor, and some of the second floor of the mansion. Price is $6, register online. Bellevue

Wednesday, June 19 at 8:00 AM

Temporary Art Exhibition: Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay at Alapocas Run

Join us at the Blue Ball Barn for The Beauty of Essence by artist Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay. Whether it's clothing accessories or canvas, she believes what we wear and view identifies who we are and what we have experienced in life. "Anything I paint has an emotional connection to the experiences life brings me becoming a part of my navigation through life and the paintings I create to be seen or worn. I encourage anyone who interacts with my work to feel hope and freedom." The Beauty of Essence runs from May 30 to June 26. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission.

Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 8:00:00 AM 6/19/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Temporary Art Exhibition: Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay Join us at the Blue Ball Barn for The Beauty of Essence by artist Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay. Whether it's clothing accessories or canvas, she believes what we wear and view identifies who we are and what we have experienced in life. "Anything I paint has an emotional connection to the experiences life brings me becoming a part of my navigation through life and the paintings I create to be seen or worn. I encourage anyone who interacts with my work to feel hope and freedom." The Beauty of Essence runs from May 30 to June 26. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission. Alapocas Run

Wednesday, June 19 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/19/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, June 19 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesday) - Session 20 at Brandywine Zoo

Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/

Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 9:15:00 AM 6/19/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Wednesday) - Session 20 Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/ Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/19/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Wednesday, June 19 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/19/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Wednesday, June 19 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/19/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Wednesday, June 19 at 2:00 PM

Behind Closed Drawers at Auburn Valley

On select Fridays, join interns, visiting scholars and local history experts as they highlight never before seen images and objects from the park's collection and share their local knowledge during a parlor side chat. This free one-hour program will take place in the Marshall Mansion, and attendees are welcome to take a tour of the mansion afterward. Check our Facebook page to learn more about each event's topics and themes! No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/19/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind Closed Drawers On select Fridays, join interns, visiting scholars and local history experts as they highlight never before seen images and objects from the park's collection and share their local knowledge during a parlor side chat. This free one-hour program will take place in the Marshall Mansion, and attendees are welcome to take a tour of the mansion afterward. Check our Facebook page to learn more about each event's topics and themes! No registration required. Free! Auburn Valley

Wednesday, June 19 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/19/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Wednesday, June 19 at 2:30 PM

Snakes & Turtles of Cape at Cape Henlopen

Meet live reptiles and find out why the park is their home during this indoor program. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. For ages 5 and older with an adult. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 2:30:00 PM 6/19/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Snakes & Turtles of Cape Meet live reptiles and find out why the park is their home during this indoor program. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. For ages 5 and older with an adult. $5 per person Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. 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 and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 6:30:00 PM 6/19/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. 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 and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Wednesday, June 19 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 8:00:00 PM 6/19/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Wednesday, June 19 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/19/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Wednesday, June 19 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen

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

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Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/19/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and experience why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person. Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, June 19 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/19/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, June 20 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/20/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person Cape Henlopen

Thursday, June 20 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 9:30:00 AM 6/20/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 AM

Nature on the Go-18th Street Playground at Wilmington

Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No program on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/20/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go-18th Street Playground Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No program on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No registration required. Free! Wilmington

Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/20/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 AM

Cape Cadets at Fort Miles

Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/20/2024 10:45:00 AM America/New_York Cape Cadets Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 AM

Cape Cadets: Codebreakers at Fort Miles

Children 8 to 12 years-old can join up with Fort Miles to read the signals and break the code in this interactive scavenger hunt. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/20/2024 10:45:00 AM America/New_York Cape Cadets: Codebreakers Children 8 to 12 years-old can join up with Fort Miles to read the signals and break the code in this interactive scavenger hunt. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, June 20 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/20/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, June 20 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles

Join historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of the Fort's artillery pieces. Programs meet in front of the Orientation Building. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 12:30:00 PM 6/20/2024 1:15:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Demonstration Join historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of the Fort's artillery pieces. Programs meet in front of the Orientation Building. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Fort Miles

Thursday, June 20 at 1:00 PM

Summer Solstice Walk at Bellevue

What's happening at Bellevue on the longest day of the year? Join the naturalists for a guided hike through the park to learn about the science of the solstice and to explore the nature of summer. We will hike up to the Bellevue Woods Nature Preserve, which is about a 1.5-2 mile loop. Meet at the Arts Center. Walk ups welcome, pre-registration available: call us at 302-793-3046 or email us at bellevueprogramming@delaware.gov. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/20/2024 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Summer Solstice Walk What's happening at Bellevue on the longest day of the year? Join the naturalists for a guided hike through the park to learn about the science of the solstice and to explore the nature of summer. We will hike up to the Bellevue Woods Nature Preserve, which is about a 1.5-2 mile loop. Meet at the Arts Center. Walk ups welcome, pre-registration available: call us at 302-793-3046 or email us at bellevueprogramming@delaware.gov. Free, with paid park admission! Bellevue

Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/20/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, June 20 at 3:00 PM

Kids Craft Club: Net-Making at Port Penn

Port Penn fishermen relied on their nets! Many fishermenwove their own nets, and fixed them on their own, too. In this program, we will learn how to make a simple net, while also talking about the local Port Penn fishermen. This program is free, but please register in advance by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov or by calling our office at 302-834-7941. This program will be held at the Fort Delaware State Park office at 2450 Colter Road, Delaware City, DE 19706. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 3:00:00 PM 6/20/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Kids Craft Club: Net-Making Port Penn fishermen relied on their nets! Many fishermenwove their own nets, and fixed them on their own, too. In this program, we will learn how to make a simple net, while also talking about the local Port Penn fishermen. This program is free, but please register in advance by emailing Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov or by calling our office at 302-834-7941. This program will be held at the Fort Delaware State Park office at 2450 Colter Road, Delaware City, DE 19706. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Port Penn

Thursday, June 20 at 4:00 PM

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour at Delaware Seashore

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 4:00:00 PM 6/20/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Thursday, June 20 at 5:00 PM

Sip & Stroll at Brandywine Zoo

Sip & Stroll through the zoo and enjoy a laid-back evening at our Thursday night happy hour series. Craft beer will be available from Bellefonte Brewing, in addition to wine, and hard cider/seltzer. Each Sip will feature a local food vendor, and unique table vendors for browsing. Plus, our concession stand will have snacks and non-alcoholic beverage options. This family friendly event will have animal encounters, live music, and fun for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink and food purchases sold separately. Members: Adult $5, Youth $3 | Non-members: Adults $10, Youth $7 | Age 2 and under: Free https://brandywinezoo.org/events/sip-stroll/

Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 5:00:00 PM 6/20/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Sip & Stroll Sip & Stroll through the zoo and enjoy a laid-back evening at our Thursday night happy hour series. Craft beer will be available from Bellefonte Brewing, in addition to wine, and hard cider/seltzer. Each Sip will feature a local food vendor, and unique table vendors for browsing. Plus, our concession stand will have snacks and non-alcoholic beverage options. This family friendly event will have animal encounters, live music, and fun for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink and food purchases sold separately. Members: Adult $5, Youth $3 | Non-members: Adults $10, Youth $7 | Age 2 and under: Free https://brandywinezoo.org/events/sip-stroll/ Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, June 20 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen

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

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Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/20/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and experience why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person. Cape Henlopen

Thursday, June 20 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Fenwick Island

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry and search for their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/20/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/20/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry and search for their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Fenwick Island

Friday, June 21 at 9:00 AM

Citizen Science at the Shore (Free Program Fridays) at Cape Henlopen

Want to do science and help the beach? You can! Have fun while collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Pre-registration required by calling the Nature Center at (302) 645-6852.

Add to Calendar 6/21/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/21/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Citizen Science at the Shore (Free Program Fridays) Want to do science and help the beach? You can! Have fun while collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Pre-registration required by calling the Nature Center at (302) 645-6852. Cape Henlopen

Friday, June 21 at 9:00 AM

Morning Patrol at Delaware Seashore

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/21/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Friday, June 21 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/21/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/21/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Friday, June 21 at 10:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

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

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/21/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

Friday, June 21 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/22/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, June 21 at 1:00 PM

Artillery Park Walk at Fort Miles

Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/21/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Park Walk Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, June 21 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/22/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, June 21 at 2:00 PM

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation at Delaware Seashore

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/21/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Friday, June 21 at 6:00 PM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Friday in May, June and July from 6pm to 7pm.

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2024 6:00:00 PM 6/21/2024 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Friday in May, June and July from 6pm to 7pm. Trap Pond

Friday, June 21 at 8:00 PM

Full Moon Friday at White Clay Creek

Join our park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900 prior to 3 p.m. Meeting location provided upon registration. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2024 8:00:00 PM 6/21/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Friday Join our park naturalist for an evening hike near the full moon. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-368-6900 prior to 3 p.m. Meeting location provided upon registration. $6 per person White Clay Creek

Friday, June 21 at 9:00 PM

Full Moon Hike at Brandywine Creek

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

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Add to Calendar 6/21/2024 9:00:00 PM 6/21/2024 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Join the park's naturalists for a hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Discover where the moon's nicknames come from. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program. $6 per person Brandywine Creek

Saturday, June 22 at 7:00 AM

9th Annual Kids Catch All Fishing Tournament - Day 1 at Indian River Marina

The Kids Catch All Fishing Tournament helps to raise money for the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva, Inc whose purpose is to provide educational resources on Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 7:00:00 AM 6/22/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York 9th Annual Kids Catch All Fishing Tournament - Day 1 The Kids Catch All Fishing Tournament helps to raise money for the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva, Inc whose purpose is to provide educational resources on Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Indian River Marina

Saturday, June 22 at 9:00 AM

Beginner Kayak Program at Lums Pond

Are you a beginner paddler in need of instruction? Join park staff for a 45-minute program that starts on land with paddling techniques, safety tips, and ends with a short paddling practice on the pond. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/22/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Beginner Kayak Program Are you a beginner paddler in need of instruction? Join park staff for a 45-minute program that starts on land with paddling techniques, safety tips, and ends with a short paddling practice on the pond. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). $20 per person Lums Pond

Saturday, June 22 at 9:00 AM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Saturday in May, June and July from 9am to 10am.

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/22/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Saturday in May, June and July from 9am to 10am. Trap Pond

Saturday, June 22 at 9:00 AM

Hiking Series at White Clay Creek

New to the park? Ready to find a new favorite trail? Then join our naturalist on this series to explore our trails. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Drop-Ins Welcome, registration suggested in case of weather cancellation. Call 302-368-6560 by noon on Friday to register. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/22/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hiking Series New to the park? Ready to find a new favorite trail? Then join our naturalist on this series to explore our trails. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Drop-Ins Welcome, registration suggested in case of weather cancellation. Call 302-368-6560 by noon on Friday to register. Free, with paid park admission! White Clay Creek

Saturday, June 22 at 9:30 AM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 9:30:00 AM 6/22/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 AM

Pride Day at Brandywine Zoo

The Brandywine Zoo proudly celebrates the diversity of our plants & animals, staff, visitors, and community with our fourth annual Pride Day event! Wear your pride gear to the zoo for a fun day of education programming, a scavenger hunt, storytime, and more! Event is included with regular zoo admission.

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/22/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Pride Day The Brandywine Zoo proudly celebrates the diversity of our plants & animals, staff, visitors, and community with our fourth annual Pride Day event! Wear your pride gear to the zoo for a fun day of education programming, a scavenger hunt, storytime, and more! Event is included with regular zoo admission. Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/22/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 AM

Nature Backpacks at White Clay Creek

Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last.

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/22/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Nature Backpacks Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last. White Clay Creek

Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware

Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served.

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/22/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served. Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/22/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, June 22 at 12:00 PM

Fort Delaware Cornet Band Concert at Fort Delaware

Military life was not all about drilling, guard duty, and dress parade. Fort Delaware had a great traveling musical group! Come hear a performance by this professional brass band at no extra charge beyond the price of admission. Selections will include many popular pieces from the Civil War era. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com.

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 12:00:00 PM 6/22/2024 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Cornet Band Concert Military life was not all about drilling, guard duty, and dress parade. Fort Delaware had a great traveling musical group! Come hear a performance by this professional brass band at no extra charge beyond the price of admission. Selections will include many popular pieces from the Civil War era. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com. Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 22 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley

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

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/22/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley

Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/22/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, June 22 at 2:30 PM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen

Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person Cape Henlopen

Saturday, June 22 at 3:00 PM

Terrapin Talk at Delaware Seashore

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

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 3:00:00 PM 6/22/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

Saturday, June 22 at 3:00 PM

Terrapin Talk at Delaware Seashore

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

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 3:00:00 PM 6/22/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

Saturday, June 22 at 3:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley

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

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 3:00:00 PM 6/22/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley

Saturday, June 22 at 4:30 PM

Bug Days of Summer at Brandywine Creek

Kick off the summer at the park as we celebrate the amazing insects that are all around us! We’ll have tons of bug themed activities all afternoon. Check out the food trucks in attendance, listen to music from local children's bands, and end the evening by admiring the fantastic fireflies in our meadows. Bug Days of Summer is sposored by DDOA. This event takes place at Hawk Watch. Free with paid park admission! Check our Facebook for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 4:30:00 PM 6/22/2024 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Bug Days of Summer Kick off the summer at the park as we celebrate the amazing insects that are all around us! We’ll have tons of bug themed activities all afternoon. Check out the food trucks in attendance, listen to music from local children's bands, and end the evening by admiring the fantastic fireflies in our meadows. Bug Days of Summer is sposored by DDOA. This event takes place at Hawk Watch. Free with paid park admission! Check our Facebook for more details. Brandywine Creek

Saturday, June 22 at 5:00 PM

Escape Fort Delaware at Fort Delaware

Our escape room programs are extremely popular! Use your puzzling skills and the resources given to you to get out of Fort Delaware successfully! Tickets are $50 each.

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 5:00:00 PM 6/22/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Escape Fort Delaware Our escape room programs are extremely popular! Use your puzzling skills and the resources given to you to get out of Fort Delaware successfully! Tickets are $50 each. Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 22 at 5:00 PM

Escape Fort Delaware at Fort Delaware

You have been arrested on the presumption of committing some disloyal act. Can you use the resources available to you to get out of Fort Delaware successfully? Come find out in this unique take on an escape room! Cost: $50 per person. Call the park to register 302-834-7941.

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 5:00:00 PM 6/22/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Escape Fort Delaware You have been arrested on the presumption of committing some disloyal act. Can you use the resources available to you to get out of Fort Delaware successfully? Come find out in this unique take on an escape room! Cost: $50 per person. Call the park to register 302-834-7941. Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 22 at 8:30 PM

Night Hike: Full Moon at Killens Pond

We be learning about the moon on this hike. We will look to get a good a view of the moon as well. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/22/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: Full Moon We be learning about the moon on this hike. We will look to get a good a view of the moon as well. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond

Sunday, June 23 at 7:00 AM

9th Annual Kids Catch All Fishing Tournament - Day 2 at Indian River Marina

The Kids Catch All Fishing Tournament helps to raise money for the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva, Inc whose purpose is to provide educational resources on Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

Add to Calendar 6/23/2024 7:00:00 AM 6/23/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York 9th Annual Kids Catch All Fishing Tournament - Day 2 The Kids Catch All Fishing Tournament helps to raise money for the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva, Inc whose purpose is to provide educational resources on Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Indian River Marina

Sunday, June 23 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sunday) - Session 21 at Brandywine Zoo

Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/

Add to Calendar 6/23/2024 9:15:00 AM 6/23/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Sunday) - Session 21 Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/ Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, June 23 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/23/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/23/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Sunday, June 23 at 11:00 AM

SUNday Funday at Killens Pond

Ever wonder why you can see the sun in the day if it is a star? Ever wonder if it is actually bad to stare at the sun? Join a naturalist as we learn all about the sun and answer these and more questions about the sun. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 6/23/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/23/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York SUNday Funday Ever wonder why you can see the sun in the day if it is a star? Ever wonder if it is actually bad to stare at the sun? Join a naturalist as we learn all about the sun and answer these and more questions about the sun. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond

Sunday, June 23 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware

Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served.

Add to Calendar 6/23/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/23/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served. Fort Delaware

Sunday, June 23 at 1:00 PM

Panning for Creek Gems at White Clay Creek

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

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/23/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Panning for Creek Gems Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person White Clay Creek

Sunday, June 23 at 1:00 PM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Sunday in May, June and July from 1pm to 2pm.

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/23/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Sunday in May, June and July from 1pm to 2pm. Trap Pond

Sunday, June 23 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington

Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/23/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/23/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free! Wilmington

Monday, June 24 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen

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

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2024 9:30:00 AM 6/24/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and understand how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen

Monday, June 24 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 6/24/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/24/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, June 25 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen

Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they swim within sight of our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/25/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they swim within sight of our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person. Cape Henlopen

Tuesday, June 25 at 9:00 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/25/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Tuesday, June 25 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/25/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Tuesday, June 25 at 10:00 AM

Nature on the Go- Can Do Playground at Alapocas Run

Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/25/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/25/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go- Can Do Playground Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No registration required. Free! Alapocas Run

Tuesday, June 25 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/25/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, June 25 at 1:00 PM

Cape Cadets at Fort Miles

Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/25/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Cape Cadets Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, June 25 at 1:00 PM

Cape Cadets: Codebreakers at Fort Miles

Children 8 to 12 years-old can join up with Fort Miles to read the signals and break the code in this interactive scavenger hunt. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/25/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Cape Cadets: Codebreakers Children 8 to 12 years-old can join up with Fort Miles to read the signals and break the code in this interactive scavenger hunt. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, June 25 at 2:00 PM

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! at Delaware Seashore

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! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/25/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Tuesday, June 25 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/25/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, June 25 at 5:00 PM

Beach Wagon Ride at Cape Henlopen

Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach aboard an all-abilities wagon pulled by a tractor. Highlights may include seeing dolphins and other evening wildlife. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2024 5:00:00 PM 6/25/2024 5:45:00 PM America/New_York Beach Wagon Ride Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach aboard an all-abilities wagon pulled by a tractor. Highlights may include seeing dolphins and other evening wildlife. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person. Cape Henlopen

Tuesday, June 25 at 6:00 PM

Beach Wagon Ride at Cape Henlopen

Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach aboard an all-abilities wagon pulled by a tractor. Highlights may include seeing dolphins and other evening wildlife. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2024 6:00:00 PM 6/25/2024 6:45:00 PM America/New_York Beach Wagon Ride Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach aboard an all-abilities wagon pulled by a tractor. Highlights may include seeing dolphins and other evening wildlife. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person. Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, June 26 at 8:00 AM

Temporary Art Exhibition: Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay Closing Day at Alapocas Run

Join us at the Blue Ball Barn for The Beauty of Essence by artist Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay. Whether it's clothing accessories or canvas, she believes what we wear and view identifies who we are and what we have experienced in life. "Anything I paint has an emotional connection to the experiences life brings me becoming a part of my navigation through life and the paintings I create to be seen or worn. I encourage anyone who interacts with my work to feel hope and freedom." The Beauty of Essence runs from May 30 to June 26. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission.

Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 8:00:00 AM 6/26/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Temporary Art Exhibition: Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay Closing Day Join us at the Blue Ball Barn for The Beauty of Essence by artist Sa-Kreea Mo'Nay. Whether it's clothing accessories or canvas, she believes what we wear and view identifies who we are and what we have experienced in life. "Anything I paint has an emotional connection to the experiences life brings me becoming a part of my navigation through life and the paintings I create to be seen or worn. I encourage anyone who interacts with my work to feel hope and freedom." The Beauty of Essence runs from May 30 to June 26. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission. Alapocas Run

Wednesday, June 26 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/26/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, June 26 at 9:00 AM

Beach Nature Program: Tidal Flats Exploration at Cape Henlopen

Search for fish, crabs and other aquatic life on the bay flats at low tide and uncover how these creatures adapt to this changing habitat. Wear old shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, if space available, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Nature Program: Tidal Flats Exploration Search for fish, crabs and other aquatic life on the bay flats at low tide and uncover how these creatures adapt to this changing habitat. Wear old shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, if space available, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person. Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, June 26 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesday) - Session 21 at Brandywine Zoo

Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/

Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 9:15:00 AM 6/26/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Wednesday) - Session 21 Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/ Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, June 26 at 10:00 AM

Story on the Go at Alapocas Run

Drop by the Storybook Trail and join a naturalist in exploring stories and nature with hands-on activities based on the story of the month. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/26/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Story on the Go Drop by the Storybook Trail and join a naturalist in exploring stories and nature with hands-on activities based on the story of the month. No registration required. Free! Alapocas Run

Wednesday, June 26 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/26/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Wednesday, June 26 at 11:00 AM

Trees of the Auburn Heights Estate at Auburn Valley

Did you know that most of the trees in Yorklyn are younger than 125 years old? The landscape has largely been shaped by those who have lived on and worked the land. Learn about the trees of Yorklyn at the Auburn Heights Estate in this cool walk under the leaves. Meet in front of the mansion at 3000 Creek Road to hike around the scenic estate. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/26/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Trees of the Auburn Heights Estate Did you know that most of the trees in Yorklyn are younger than 125 years old? The landscape has largely been shaped by those who have lived on and worked the land. Learn about the trees of Yorklyn at the Auburn Heights Estate in this cool walk under the leaves. Meet in front of the mansion at 3000 Creek Road to hike around the scenic estate. No registration required. Free! Auburn Valley

Wednesday, June 26 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/26/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Wednesday, June 26 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/26/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Wednesday, June 26 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/26/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Wednesday, June 26 at 2:30 PM

Snakes & Turtles of Cape at Cape Henlopen

Meet live reptiles and find out why the park is their home during this indoor program. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. For ages 5 and older with an adult. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 2:30:00 PM 6/26/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Snakes & Turtles of Cape Meet live reptiles and find out why the park is their home during this indoor program. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. For ages 5 and older with an adult. $5 per person Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. 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 and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 6:30:00 PM 6/26/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. 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 and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Wednesday, June 26 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 8:00:00 PM 6/26/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Wednesday, June 26 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/26/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Wednesday, June 26 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen

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

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/26/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and experience why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person. Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, June 26 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/26/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, June 27 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/27/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/27/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person Cape Henlopen

Thursday, June 27 at 10:00 AM

Nature on the Go-18th Street Playground at Wilmington

Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No program on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/27/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/27/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go-18th Street Playground Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No program on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No registration required. Free! Wilmington

Thursday, June 27 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/27/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/27/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Thursday, June 27 at 10:00 AM

Cape Cadets at Fort Miles

Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/27/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/27/2024 10:45:00 AM America/New_York Cape Cadets Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, June 27 at 10:00 AM

Cape Cadets: Codebreakers at Fort Miles

Children 8 to 12 years-old can join up with Fort Miles to read the signals and break the code in this interactive scavenger hunt. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/27/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/27/2024 10:45:00 AM America/New_York Cape Cadets: Codebreakers Children 8 to 12 years-old can join up with Fort Miles to read the signals and break the code in this interactive scavenger hunt. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, June 27 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/27/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/27/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, June 27 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles

Join historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of the Fort's artillery pieces. Programs meet in front of the Orientation Building. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/27/2024 12:30:00 PM 6/27/2024 1:15:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Demonstration Join historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of the Fort's artillery pieces. Programs meet in front of the Orientation Building. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Fort Miles

Thursday, June 27 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/27/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/27/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, June 27 at 2:30 PM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen

Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/27/2024 2:30:00 PM 6/27/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person Cape Henlopen

Thursday, June 27 at 4:00 PM

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 6/27/2024 4:00:00 PM 6/27/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims over 100 years ago. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon) and a rescue from the “wreck pole.” Seating is limited; bring your own chair. $8 per person. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-register online or purchase tickets at the door. In the event of inclement weather, please call 302-227-6991 for updates. Delaware Seashore

Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 PM

Sunset Kayak Tours at Lums Pond

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

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Add to Calendar 6/27/2024 7:30:00 PM 6/27/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Kayak Tours Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. $35 per kayak. Register online at the link below. Lums Pond

Thursday, June 27 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen

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

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Add to Calendar 6/27/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/27/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and experience why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person. Cape Henlopen

Thursday, June 27 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Fenwick Island

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry and search for their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/27/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/27/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry and search for their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Fenwick Island

Friday, June 28 at 8:30 AM

Bird Walk (Free Porgram Fridays) at Cape Henlopen

Listen and look for resident birds during these short bird walks. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Pre-registration required by calling the Nature Center at (302) 645-6852.

Add to Calendar 6/28/2024 8:30:00 AM 6/28/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Bird Walk (Free Porgram Fridays) Listen and look for resident birds during these short bird walks. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Pre-registration required by calling the Nature Center at (302) 645-6852. Cape Henlopen

Friday, June 28 at 9:00 AM

Morning Patrol at Delaware Seashore

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/28/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Friday, June 28 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/28/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/28/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Friday, June 28 at 10:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

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

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/28/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

Friday, June 28 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/28/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, June 28 at 1:00 PM

Artillery Park Walk at Fort Miles

Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/28/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Park Walk Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, June 28 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/28/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, June 28 at 2:00 PM

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation at Delaware Seashore

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/28/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Friday, June 28 at 6:00 PM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Friday in May, June and July from 6pm to 7pm.

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2024 6:00:00 PM 6/28/2024 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Friday in May, June and July from 6pm to 7pm. Trap Pond

Saturday, June 29 at 8:00 AM

Birds of Fox Point at Fox Point

Join us for a bird walk through this unique and under-explored park. Fox Point’s proximity to the Delaware River makes it an ideal location to see bald eagles and to search for waterbirds not often seen further inland. All skill levels are welcome. Binoculars are available to borrow upon request. Meet in the main parking lot. Pre-registration recommended. Call us at 302-793-3046 or email us at bellevueprogramming@delaware.gov to register. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 8:00:00 AM 6/29/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Birds of Fox Point Join us for a bird walk through this unique and under-explored park. Fox Point’s proximity to the Delaware River makes it an ideal location to see bald eagles and to search for waterbirds not often seen further inland. All skill levels are welcome. Binoculars are available to borrow upon request. Meet in the main parking lot. Pre-registration recommended. Call us at 302-793-3046 or email us at bellevueprogramming@delaware.gov to register. Free, with paid park admission! Fox Point

Saturday, June 29 at 8:00 AM

Monthly Bird Walk at Brandywine Creek

The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 8:00:00 AM 6/29/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walk The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free, with paid park admission! Brandywine Creek

Saturday, June 29 at 8:30 AM

Naturalist Guided Canoe Trip at Brandywine Creek

Join our certified guides as they lead you down the Brandywine on a canoeing adventure. See the Brandywine Valley from a whole new perspective! Adults must accompany those age 15 and younger (same boat). Canoes hold up to 3 people. You and a partner will carry your canoe a short distance to the river. Equipment will be provided. Please bring drinking water, a snack, water shoes or old sneakers, and be prepared to get wet! Some canoeing experience recommended. Trip is typically 4-5 hours. Space is very limited; pre-registration and payment are required. Registration closes 24 hours before the program. Register online. $60 per canoe.

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 8:30:00 AM 6/29/2024 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Naturalist Guided Canoe Trip Join our certified guides as they lead you down the Brandywine on a canoeing adventure. See the Brandywine Valley from a whole new perspective! Adults must accompany those age 15 and younger (same boat). Canoes hold up to 3 people. You and a partner will carry your canoe a short distance to the river. Equipment will be provided. Please bring drinking water, a snack, water shoes or old sneakers, and be prepared to get wet! Some canoeing experience recommended. Trip is typically 4-5 hours. Space is very limited; pre-registration and payment are required. Registration closes 24 hours before the program. Register online. $60 per canoe. Brandywine Creek

Saturday, June 29 at 9:00 AM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Saturday in May, June and July from 9am to 10am.

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 9:00:00 AM 6/29/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Saturday in May, June and July from 9am to 10am. Trap Pond

Saturday, June 29 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/29/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 29 at 10:00 AM

Sanitary Commission Day at Fort Delaware

The US Sanitary Commission was a civilian organization that provided extraordinary aid to soldiers in the field during the Civil War. For this special day, we will have a number of special opportunities to learn about the work of the US Sanitary Commission. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/29/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sanitary Commission Day The US Sanitary Commission was a civilian organization that provided extraordinary aid to soldiers in the field during the Civil War. For this special day, we will have a number of special opportunities to learn about the work of the US Sanitary Commission. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 29 at 10:00 AM

Get in Touch with the Marsh at Holts Landing

The marsh at Holts Landing is full of amazing sights and sounds, but have you ever wondered what it FEELS like? Join a park interpreter for this hands-on program that will let you touch everything from animal pelts to plant specimens to that sticky marsh mud. Meet at Holts Landing State Park. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/29/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Get in Touch with the Marsh The marsh at Holts Landing is full of amazing sights and sounds, but have you ever wondered what it FEELS like? Join a park interpreter for this hands-on program that will let you touch everything from animal pelts to plant specimens to that sticky marsh mud. Meet at Holts Landing State Park. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person. Holts Landing

Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 AM

Nature Backpacks at White Clay Creek

Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last.

Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/29/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Nature Backpacks Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last. White Clay Creek

Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware

Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served.

Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/29/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served. Fort Delaware

Saturday, June 29 at 6:00 PM

Opera in the Park at Auburn Valley

Auburn Valley State Park welcomes Opera Delaware for a free outdoor music experience on the mansion grounds. The one-hour performance includes period pieces from the time of Auburn Heights' construction and more! Bring your own chairs or picnic blankets and enjoy live music as the air cools. In the spirit of the Marshall family's support of the arts, local theatre troupes and arts venues will be tabling at the event to highlight upcoming programs and events. The estate will open at 5 p.m., and the first floor of the mansion will be open 30 minutes before the performance. A food truck will be on site, so swing by early to grab your picnic dinner. No registration required. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 6:00:00 PM 6/29/2024 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Opera in the Park Auburn Valley State Park welcomes Opera Delaware for a free outdoor music experience on the mansion grounds. The one-hour performance includes period pieces from the time of Auburn Heights' construction and more! Bring your own chairs or picnic blankets and enjoy live music as the air cools. In the spirit of the Marshall family's support of the arts, local theatre troupes and arts venues will be tabling at the event to highlight upcoming programs and events. The estate will open at 5 p.m., and the first floor of the mansion will be open 30 minutes before the performance. A food truck will be on site, so swing by early to grab your picnic dinner. No registration required. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. Free! Auburn Valley

Saturday, June 29 at 7:00 PM

Guided Kayak Paddle at Killens Pond

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

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 7:00:00 PM 6/29/2024 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond

Sunday, June 30 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sunday) - Session 22 at Brandywine Zoo

Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/

Add to Calendar 6/30/2024 9:15:00 AM 6/30/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Sunday) - Session 22 Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/ Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, June 30 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 6/30/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/30/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Sunday, June 30 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discoveries at Lums Pond

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

Add to Calendar 6/30/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/30/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discoveries Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free, with paid park admission! Lums Pond

Sunday, June 30 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware

Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served.

Add to Calendar 6/30/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/30/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served. Fort Delaware

Sunday, June 30 at 1:00 PM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Sunday in May, June and July from 1pm to 2pm.

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Add to Calendar 6/30/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/30/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Sunday in May, June and July from 1pm to 2pm. Trap Pond

Sunday, June 30 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington

Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/30/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/30/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free! Wilmington

Monday, July 01 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen

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

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Add to Calendar 7/1/2024 9:30:00 AM 7/1/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and understand how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen

Tuesday, July 02 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen

Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they swim within sight of our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/2/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they swim within sight of our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person. Cape Henlopen

Tuesday, July 02 at 9:00 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/2/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Tuesday, July 02 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/2/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Tuesday, July 02 at 10:00 AM

Nature on the Go- Can Do Playground at Alapocas Run

Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 7/2/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/2/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go- Can Do Playground Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No registration required. Free! Alapocas Run

Tuesday, July 02 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/2/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, July 02 at 1:00 PM

Cape Cadets at Fort Miles

Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2024 1:00:00 PM 7/2/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Cape Cadets Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, July 02 at 1:00 PM

Cape Cadets: Missile Masters at Fort Miles

Take your learning to new heights! Children ages 8 to 12 years-old will build and test their own rockets as they learn about the fort's top secret rocket programs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2024 1:00:00 PM 7/2/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Cape Cadets: Missile Masters Take your learning to new heights! Children ages 8 to 12 years-old will build and test their own rockets as they learn about the fort's top secret rocket programs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, July 02 at 2:00 PM

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! at Delaware Seashore

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! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/2/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Tuesday, July 02 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/2/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, July 02 at 5:00 PM

Beach Wagon Ride at Cape Henlopen

Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach aboard an all-abilities wagon pulled by a tractor. Highlights may include seeing dolphins and other evening wildlife. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2024 5:00:00 PM 7/2/2024 5:45:00 PM America/New_York Beach Wagon Ride Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach aboard an all-abilities wagon pulled by a tractor. Highlights may include seeing dolphins and other evening wildlife. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person. Cape Henlopen

Tuesday, July 02 at 6:00 PM

Beach Wagon Ride at Cape Henlopen

Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach aboard an all-abilities wagon pulled by a tractor. Highlights may include seeing dolphins and other evening wildlife. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2024 6:00:00 PM 7/2/2024 6:45:00 PM America/New_York Beach Wagon Ride Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach aboard an all-abilities wagon pulled by a tractor. Highlights may include seeing dolphins and other evening wildlife. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person. Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, July 03 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/3/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, July 03 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Wednesday) - Session 22 at Brandywine Zoo

Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/

Add to Calendar 7/3/2024 9:15:00 AM 7/3/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Wednesday) - Session 22 Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/ Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, July 03 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 7/3/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/3/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Wednesday, July 03 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 7/3/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/3/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, July 03 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/3/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Wednesday, July 03 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/3/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Wednesday, July 03 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/3/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Wednesday, July 03 at 2:30 PM

Snakes & Turtles of Cape at Cape Henlopen

Meet live reptiles and find out why the park is their home during this indoor program. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. For ages 5 and older with an adult. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2024 2:30:00 PM 7/3/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Snakes & Turtles of Cape Meet live reptiles and find out why the park is their home during this indoor program. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. For ages 5 and older with an adult. $5 per person Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, July 03 at 6:30 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. 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 and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2024 6:30:00 PM 7/3/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. 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 and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Wednesday, July 03 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2024 8:00:00 PM 7/3/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Wednesday, July 03 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen

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

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2024 8:30:00 PM 7/3/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and experience why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person. Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, July 03 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2024 8:30:00 PM 7/3/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, July 04 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/4/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person Cape Henlopen

Thursday, July 04 at 9:30 AM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 9:30:00 AM 7/4/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Thursday, July 04 at 10:00 AM

Living History on Independence Day at First State Heritage Park

Celebrate Independence Day the Colonial way! Join historic interpreters at the John Bell House for a Living History Day to see multiple historic trades from the 18th century and enjoy our Revolutionary Dover tour. Tour times are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. And don't forget to stop by Legislative Hall to get a tour anytime from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as well! This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/4/2024 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Living History on Independence Day Celebrate Independence Day the Colonial way! Join historic interpreters at the John Bell House for a Living History Day to see multiple historic trades from the 18th century and enjoy our Revolutionary Dover tour. Tour times are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. And don't forget to stop by Legislative Hall to get a tour anytime from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as well! This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, July 04 at 10:00 AM

Nature on the Go-18th Street Playground at Wilmington

Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No program on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/4/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go-18th Street Playground Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No program on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No registration required. Free! Wilmington

Thursday, July 04 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/4/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Thursday, July 04 at 10:00 AM

Cape Cadets at Fort Miles

Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/4/2024 10:45:00 AM America/New_York Cape Cadets Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, July 04 at 10:00 AM

Cape Cadets: Codebreakers at Fort Miles

Children 8 to 12 years-old can join up with Fort Miles to read the signals and break the code in this interactive scavenger hunt. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/4/2024 10:45:00 AM America/New_York Cape Cadets: Codebreakers Children 8 to 12 years-old can join up with Fort Miles to read the signals and break the code in this interactive scavenger hunt. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, July 04 at 11:00 AM

Wildlife Wonders: Slithery, Slimy, Scaly Friends! at Lums Pond

Join a naturalist at the Nature Center to celebrate Independence Day with our resident reptiles and amphibians. Program lasts an hour and is best suited for kids 6 years or older. Pre-Registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/4/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildlife Wonders: Slithery, Slimy, Scaly Friends! Join a naturalist at the Nature Center to celebrate Independence Day with our resident reptiles and amphibians. Program lasts an hour and is best suited for kids 6 years or older. Pre-Registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free, with paid park admission! Lums Pond

Thursday, July 04 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/4/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, July 04 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles

Join historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of the Fort's artillery pieces. Programs meet in front of the Orientation Building. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 12:30:00 PM 7/4/2024 1:15:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Demonstration Join historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of the Fort's artillery pieces. Programs meet in front of the Orientation Building. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Fort Miles

Thursday, July 04 at 1:00 PM

Civil War Election Debate at Fort Delaware

Just like this year, 1864 was a major election year. Join us this Fourth of July for an 1864 political debate. Who would you vote for? No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 1:00:00 PM 7/4/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Civil War Election Debate Just like this year, 1864 was a major election year. Join us this Fourth of July for an 1864 political debate. Who would you vote for? No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Fort Delaware

Thursday, July 04 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/4/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, July 04 at 4:00 PM

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour at Delaware Seashore

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 4:00:00 PM 7/4/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Thursday, July 04 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen

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

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Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 8:30:00 PM 7/4/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and experience why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person. Cape Henlopen

Thursday, July 04 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Fenwick Island

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry and search for their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/4/2024 8:30:00 PM 7/4/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry and search for their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Fenwick Island

Friday, July 05 at 8:00 AM

Birds of Bellevue at Bellevue

Take a stroll through Bellevue with local experts to see what birds the park has to offer. Beginners welcome. Binoculars are available to borrow upon request. Some trails may be muddy, so dress appropriately. Meet in the parking lot by the Arts Center. Walk-ups welcome. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/5/2024 8:00:00 AM 7/5/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Birds of Bellevue Take a stroll through Bellevue with local experts to see what birds the park has to offer. Beginners welcome. Binoculars are available to borrow upon request. Some trails may be muddy, so dress appropriately. Meet in the parking lot by the Arts Center. Walk-ups welcome. Free, with paid park admission! Bellevue

Friday, July 05 at 9:00 AM

Beach Treasures (Free Program Fridays) at Cape Henlopen

Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and figure out how they got there. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Pre-registration required by calling the Nature Center at (302) 645-6852.

Add to Calendar 7/5/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/5/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Treasures (Free Program Fridays) Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and figure out how they got there. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Pre-registration required by calling the Nature Center at (302) 645-6852. Cape Henlopen

Friday, July 05 at 9:00 AM

Morning Patrol at Delaware Seashore

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/5/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Friday, July 05 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 7/5/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/5/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Friday, July 05 at 10:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

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

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/5/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

Friday, July 05 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 7/5/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/5/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Friday, July 05 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/5/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, July 05 at 1:00 PM

Artillery Park Walk at Fort Miles

Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2024 1:00:00 PM 7/5/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Park Walk Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, July 05 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/5/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, July 05 at 2:00 PM

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation at Delaware Seashore

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/5/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Friday, July 05 at 6:00 PM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Friday in May, June and July from 6pm to 7pm.

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2024 6:00:00 PM 7/5/2024 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Friday in May, June and July from 6pm to 7pm. Trap Pond

Saturday, July 06 at 7:00 AM

8th Annual Tuna Blast Fishing Tournament at Indian River Marina

Open to Indian River Marina Wet Slip Holders and Dry Stack customers only. Two divisions to compete for a chance to win a 50%, 30% or 20% discount off dockage for the upcoming year, Heaviest Tuna and Heaviest Flounder.

Add to Calendar 7/6/2024 7:00:00 AM 7/6/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York 8th Annual Tuna Blast Fishing Tournament Open to Indian River Marina Wet Slip Holders and Dry Stack customers only. Two divisions to compete for a chance to win a 50%, 30% or 20% discount off dockage for the upcoming year, Heaviest Tuna and Heaviest Flounder. Indian River Marina

Saturday, July 06 at 9:00 AM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Saturday in May, June and July from 9am to 10am.

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/6/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Saturday in May, June and July from 9am to 10am. Trap Pond

Saturday, July 06 at 9:30 AM

Annual Sandcastle Contest at Delaware Seashore

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

Add to Calendar 7/6/2024 9:30:00 AM 7/6/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Annual Sandcastle Contest Come be a part of the sandcastle building tradition that's been happening at Delaware Seashore State Park for over 40 years! Amateurs and experienced builders are welcome to participate. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: 12 and under class and the all ages open class. Register at Tower Road Oceanside on the day of the event. Free contest entry, with paid park admission. Delaware Seashore

Saturday, July 06 at 10:00 AM

History of Ice Cream at First State Heritage Park

Join us for Old Dover Independence Day! Come to the John Bell House to learn about the history of ice cream, and see how they made it in the 18th century. And don't forget to join us for a walking tour--tour times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Be sure to stop by Legislative Hall anytime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. as well! This program is FREE to the public.

Add to Calendar 7/6/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/6/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York History of Ice Cream Join us for Old Dover Independence Day! Come to the John Bell House to learn about the history of ice cream, and see how they made it in the 18th century. And don't forget to join us for a walking tour--tour times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Be sure to stop by Legislative Hall anytime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. as well! This program is FREE to the public. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 06 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 7/6/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/6/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Saturday, July 06 at 11:00 AM

Nature Backpacks at White Clay Creek

Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last.

Add to Calendar 7/6/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/6/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Nature Backpacks Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last. White Clay Creek

Saturday, July 06 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 7/6/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/6/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 06 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware

Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served.

Add to Calendar 7/6/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/6/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served. Fort Delaware

Saturday, July 06 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/6/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, July 06 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/6/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, July 06 at 2:30 PM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen

Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2024 2:30:00 PM 7/6/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person Cape Henlopen

Saturday, July 06 at 8:00 PM

Night Hike: Owls at Killens Pond

Owls are masters of the night. Join us to learn about owls and if we are lucky, hear one! Program will include a 1.5 mile hike. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $7 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2024 8:00:00 PM 7/6/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: Owls Owls are masters of the night. Join us to learn about owls and if we are lucky, hear one! Program will include a 1.5 mile hike. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $7 per person Killens Pond

Sunday, July 07 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 7/7/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/7/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Sunday, July 07 at 10:00 AM

Fort DuPont Battery Hike at Fort DuPont

Fort DuPont was built to defend the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy ships that might want to cause harm to those areas. The weapons used in this process were amazing (as were the men who worked them). Come hear stories of Fort DuPont's early days, and take a look at the gun batteries that are still on site. Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes that you don't mind getting a little dirty for this one hour adventure. The tour is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941.

Add to Calendar 7/7/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/7/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Fort DuPont Battery Hike Fort DuPont was built to defend the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy ships that might want to cause harm to those areas. The weapons used in this process were amazing (as were the men who worked them). Come hear stories of Fort DuPont's early days, and take a look at the gun batteries that are still on site. Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes that you don't mind getting a little dirty for this one hour adventure. The tour is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941. Fort DuPont

Sunday, July 07 at 11:00 AM

Know it Owls at Killens Pond

Think you know everything about owls?! Come test your knowledge and maybe learn something about owls and their many adaptations. Program is held at the Nature Center. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/7/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/7/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Know it Owls Think you know everything about owls?! Come test your knowledge and maybe learn something about owls and their many adaptations. Program is held at the Nature Center. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission! Killens Pond

Sunday, July 07 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware

Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served.

Add to Calendar 7/7/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/7/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served. Fort Delaware

Sunday, July 07 at 12:30 PM

Steamin' Day at Auburn Valley

The best way to experience Auburn Heights and the Marshall Steam Museum is to attend a monthly Steamin’ Day! Climb into an antique automobile, board one of our trains, and experience what it was like to travel at the turn of the 20th century. Tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family. You’ll find something for everyone, ages 2 to 92! No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 7/7/2024 12:30:00 PM 7/7/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Steamin' Day The best way to experience Auburn Heights and the Marshall Steam Museum is to attend a monthly Steamin’ Day! Climb into an antique automobile, board one of our trains, and experience what it was like to travel at the turn of the 20th century. Tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family. You’ll find something for everyone, ages 2 to 92! No registration required. Free! Auburn Valley

Sunday, July 07 at 1:00 PM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Sunday in May, June and July from 1pm to 2pm.

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2024 1:00:00 PM 7/7/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Sunday in May, June and July from 1pm to 2pm. Trap Pond

Sunday, July 07 at 1:00 PM

Uncovering Lost History at Bellevue

It is widely-known that Bellevue State Park is a former du Pont estate, but what was it before that and why does that matter? On this guided hike across the property, we will discover the answers together. Pre-registration recommended. Call us at 302-793-3046 or email us at bellevueprogramming@delaware.gov to register. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/7/2024 1:00:00 PM 7/7/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Uncovering Lost History It is widely-known that Bellevue State Park is a former du Pont estate, but what was it before that and why does that matter? On this guided hike across the property, we will discover the answers together. Pre-registration recommended. Call us at 302-793-3046 or email us at bellevueprogramming@delaware.gov to register. Free, with paid park admission! Bellevue

Sunday, July 07 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington

Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 7/7/2024 1:00:00 PM 7/7/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free! Wilmington

Monday, July 08 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen

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

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2024 9:30:00 AM 7/8/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and understand how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $5 per person. Cape Henlopen

Tuesday, July 09 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen

Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they swim within sight of our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/9/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they swim within sight of our beaches. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person. Cape Henlopen

Tuesday, July 09 at 9:00 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/9/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Tuesday, July 09 at 10:00 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/9/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Tuesday, July 09 at 10:00 AM

Nature on the Go- Can Do Playground at Alapocas Run

Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/9/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go- Can Do Playground Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No registration required. Free! Alapocas Run

Tuesday, July 09 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/9/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, July 09 at 1:00 PM

Cape Cadets at Fort Miles

Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 1:00:00 PM 7/9/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Cape Cadets Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, July 09 at 1:00 PM

Cape Cadets: Codebreakers at Fort Miles

Children 8 to 12 years-old can join up with Fort Miles to read the signals and break the code in this interactive scavenger hunt. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 1:00:00 PM 7/9/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Cape Cadets: Codebreakers Children 8 to 12 years-old can join up with Fort Miles to read the signals and break the code in this interactive scavenger hunt. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, July 09 at 2:00 PM

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! at Delaware Seashore

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! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/9/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Tuesday, July 09 at 2:00 PM

Behind Closed Drawers at Auburn Valley

On select Fridays, join interns, visiting scholars and local history experts as they highlight never before seen images and objects from the park's collection and share their local knowledge during a parlor side chat. This free one-hour program will take place in the Marshall Mansion, and attendees are welcome to take a tour of the mansion afterward. Check our Facebook page to learn more about each event's topics and themes! No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/9/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind Closed Drawers On select Fridays, join interns, visiting scholars and local history experts as they highlight never before seen images and objects from the park's collection and share their local knowledge during a parlor side chat. This free one-hour program will take place in the Marshall Mansion, and attendees are welcome to take a tour of the mansion afterward. Check our Facebook page to learn more about each event's topics and themes! No registration required. Free! Auburn Valley

Tuesday, July 09 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/9/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Tuesday, July 09 at 5:00 PM

Beach Wagon Ride at Cape Henlopen

Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach aboard an all-abilities wagon pulled by a tractor. Highlights may include seeing dolphins and other evening wildlife. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 5:00:00 PM 7/9/2024 5:45:00 PM America/New_York Beach Wagon Ride Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach aboard an all-abilities wagon pulled by a tractor. Highlights may include seeing dolphins and other evening wildlife. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person. Cape Henlopen

Tuesday, July 09 at 6:00 PM

Beach Wagon Ride at Cape Henlopen

Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach aboard an all-abilities wagon pulled by a tractor. Highlights may include seeing dolphins and other evening wildlife. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 6:00:00 PM 7/9/2024 6:45:00 PM America/New_York Beach Wagon Ride Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach aboard an all-abilities wagon pulled by a tractor. Highlights may include seeing dolphins and other evening wildlife. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person. Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, July 10 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/10/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, July 10 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/10/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Wednesday, July 10 at 11:00 AM

Stories of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public

Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/10/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Stories of the Green Walking Tour The Dover Green has been the heart of this capital since its 18th-century founding. Led by a historic interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. There's always something new to discover each time you visit First State Heritage Park! Walking tours are offered twice daily (Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., departing from the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green).Legislative Hall, Delaware's Capitol, offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays when the site is open. It is closed on Saturdays except for the first Saturday of each month. We encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for all walking tours. Be advised that they frequently cover uneven ground and historic cobblestones. These programs are FREE to the public First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, July 10 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/10/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Wednesday, July 10 at 2:00 PM

Sea Glass Jewelry at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/10/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Wednesday, July 10 at 2:00 PM

Cool Off in the Creek at Auburn Valley

Join park interpreters in this outdoor experience for families. Visitors will get their toes wet as they wade into the Red Clay Creek using dip nets and buckets to find and identify wildlife. Expect to get wet; wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaked in and pack a fresh pair of dry socks and shoes for after the wading portion. Please bring water shoes or an old pair of sneakers for wading in the creek (fishing hooks and other items may be in the water). Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register by calling 302-729-4280. Free!

Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/10/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Cool Off in the Creek Join park interpreters in this outdoor experience for families. Visitors will get their toes wet as they wade into the Red Clay Creek using dip nets and buckets to find and identify wildlife. Expect to get wet; wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaked in and pack a fresh pair of dry socks and shoes for after the wading portion. Please bring water shoes or an old pair of sneakers for wading in the creek (fishing hooks and other items may be in the water). Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register by calling 302-729-4280. Free! Auburn Valley

Wednesday, July 10 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/10/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Wednesday, July 10 at 2:30 PM

Snakes & Turtles of Cape at Cape Henlopen

Meet live reptiles and find out why the park is their home during this indoor program. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. For ages 5 and older with an adult. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 2:30:00 PM 7/10/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Snakes & Turtles of Cape Meet live reptiles and find out why the park is their home during this indoor program. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. For ages 5 and older with an adult. $5 per person Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore

Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. 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 and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 6:30:00 PM 7/10/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Enjoy a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet bridge. 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 and how the current bridge design came to be. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Wednesday, July 10 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 8:00:00 PM 7/10/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago. Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore

Wednesday, July 10 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen

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

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 8:30:00 PM 7/10/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and experience why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person. Cape Henlopen

Wednesday, July 10 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 8:30:00 PM 7/10/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Recommended for ages 10+. $7 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, July 11 at 9:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Cape Henlopen

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/11/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fish, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the program. After that please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person Cape Henlopen

Thursday, July 11 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 9:30:00 AM 7/11/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Thursday, July 11 at 10:00 AM

Nature on the Go-18th Street Playground at Wilmington

Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No program on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/11/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature on the Go-18th Street Playground Nature on the Go is a weekly program where we explore different aspects of our natural world and provide take-home experiences that encourage further investigation of what's around us. No program on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No registration required. Free! Wilmington

Thursday, July 11 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/11/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Thursday, July 11 at 10:00 AM

Cape Cadets at Fort Miles

Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/11/2024 10:45:00 AM America/New_York Cape Cadets Calling all cadets! Bring your 8 to 12 year-old to join up with the soldiers of Fort Miles and learn history through crafts, games, and hands-on discovery. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Most programs take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, July 11 at 10:00 AM

Cape Cadets: Codebreakers at Fort Miles

Children 8 to 12 years-old can join up with Fort Miles to read the signals and break the code in this interactive scavenger hunt. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/11/2024 10:45:00 AM America/New_York Cape Cadets: Codebreakers Children 8 to 12 years-old can join up with Fort Miles to read the signals and break the code in this interactive scavenger hunt. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Part of this program takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather. $6 per child. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, July 11 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/11/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, July 11 at 12:30 PM

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles

Join historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of the Fort's artillery pieces. Programs meet in front of the Orientation Building. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 12:30:00 PM 7/11/2024 1:15:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Demonstration Join historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of the Fort's artillery pieces. Programs meet in front of the Orientation Building. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Fort Miles

Thursday, July 11 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/11/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Thursday, July 11 at 2:30 PM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen

Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 2:30:00 PM 7/11/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $9 per person Cape Henlopen

Thursday, July 11 at 4:00 PM

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour at Delaware Seashore

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 4:00:00 PM 7/11/2024 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve at 302-227-6991. $6 per person Delaware Seashore

Thursday, July 11 at 5:00 PM

Sip & Stroll at Brandywine Zoo

Sip & Stroll through the zoo and enjoy a laid-back evening at our Thursday night happy hour series. Craft beer will be available from Bellefonte Brewing, in addition to wine, and hard cider/seltzer. Each Sip will feature a local food vendor, and unique table vendors for browsing. Plus, our concession stand will have snacks and non-alcoholic beverage options. This family friendly event will have animal encounters, live music, and fun for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink and food purchases sold separately. Members: Adult $5, Youth $3 | Non-members: Adults $10, Youth $7 | Age 2 and under: Free https://brandywinezoo.org/events/sip-stroll/

Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 5:00:00 PM 7/11/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Sip & Stroll Sip & Stroll through the zoo and enjoy a laid-back evening at our Thursday night happy hour series. Craft beer will be available from Bellefonte Brewing, in addition to wine, and hard cider/seltzer. Each Sip will feature a local food vendor, and unique table vendors for browsing. Plus, our concession stand will have snacks and non-alcoholic beverage options. This family friendly event will have animal encounters, live music, and fun for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink and food purchases sold separately. Members: Adult $5, Youth $3 | Non-members: Adults $10, Youth $7 | Age 2 and under: Free https://brandywinezoo.org/events/sip-stroll/ Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, July 11 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen

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

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Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 8:30:00 PM 7/11/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and experience why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-645-6852. $7 per person. Cape Henlopen

Thursday, July 11 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island at Fenwick Island

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry and search for their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/11/2024 8:30:00 PM 7/11/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to spot them as they scurry and search for their evening meal. Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Fenwick Island

Friday, July 12 at 9:00 AM

Citizen Science at the Shore (Free Program Fridays) at Cape Henlopen

Want to do science and help the beach? You can! Have fun while collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Pre-registration required by calling the Nature Center at (302) 645-6852.

Add to Calendar 7/12/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/12/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Citizen Science at the Shore (Free Program Fridays) Want to do science and help the beach? You can! Have fun while collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Pre-registration required by calling the Nature Center at (302) 645-6852. Cape Henlopen

Friday, July 12 at 9:00 AM

Morning Patrol at Delaware Seashore

Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/12/2024 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Morning Patrol Over 100 years ago, the surfmen of the Indian River Life-Saving Station went on regular beach patrols, scanning the waters for ships in distress. After hours of walking on the beach, often in harsh conditions, they would return to the station and end their patrol with a hot cup of coffee. Start your day like a surfman and venture out on a 1-mile beach patrol with a park interpreter. Coffee will be served in the museum at the conclusion of the walk. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Delaware Seashore

Friday, July 12 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 7/12/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/12/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Friday, July 12 at 10:00 AM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing

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

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/12/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person Holts Landing

Friday, July 12 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/12/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, July 12 at 1:00 PM

Artillery Park Walk at Fort Miles

Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2024 1:00:00 PM 7/12/2024 1:45:00 PM America/New_York Artillery Park Walk Join our historical interpreters for a walk through the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. Tours meet at the Orientation Building. Recommended for ages 7+. $3 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, July 12 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/12/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Friday, July 12 at 2:00 PM

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation at Delaware Seashore

Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/12/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Investigate the dune ecosystem and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station to uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Suggested for ages 4-8. Chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, call 302-227-6991 to register. $4 per person Delaware Seashore

Friday, July 12 at 6:00 PM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Friday in May, June and July from 6pm to 7pm.

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2024 6:00:00 PM 7/12/2024 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Friday in May, June and July from 6pm to 7pm. Trap Pond

Friday, July 12 at 7:30 PM

Sunset Kayak Tours at Lums Pond

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

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2024 7:30:00 PM 7/12/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Kayak Tours Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. $35 per kayak. Register online at the link below. Lums Pond

Friday, July 12 at 8:30 PM

Owl Prowl at Brandywine Creek

Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the park's resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2024 8:30:00 PM 7/12/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Owl Prowl Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the park's resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person Brandywine Creek

Saturday, July 13 at 9:00 AM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Saturday in May, June and July from 9am to 10am.

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/13/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Saturday in May, June and July from 9am to 10am. Trap Pond

Saturday, July 13 at 9:00 AM

Beach Nature Program: Tidal Flats Exploration at Cape Henlopen

Search for fish, crabs and other aquatic life on the bay flats at low tide and uncover how these creatures adapt to this changing habitat. Wear old shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, if space available, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 9:00:00 AM 7/13/2024 10:15:00 AM America/New_York Beach Nature Program: Tidal Flats Exploration Search for fish, crabs and other aquatic life on the bay flats at low tide and uncover how these creatures adapt to this changing habitat. Wear old shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, if space available, please call 302-645-6852. $6 per person. Cape Henlopen

Saturday, July 13 at 9:30 AM

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove at Delaware Seashore

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

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 9:30:00 AM 7/13/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attempting this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $40 per person Delaware Seashore

Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 AM

Sodalisious history at Brandywine Creek

Join the naturalists for an exploration of antique and vintage soda bottles found in the park. This artifact talk will be indoors and a sweet, historically inspired, treat will be provided! $6 per person, register online.

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/13/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Sodalisious history Join the naturalists for an exploration of antique and vintage soda bottles found in the park. This artifact talk will be indoors and a sweet, historically inspired, treat will be provided! $6 per person, register online. Brandywine Creek

Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/13/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 AM

Fort DuPont Walking Tour at Fort DuPont

From the 1920s to the 1940s, Fort DuPont was a thriving military community, filled with people of lots of different backgrounds and perspectives. Some of the stories of this amazing place and the people who lived here have been passed down to us. Join a park historian to experience Fort DuPont and hear the stories of its past in this one hour base tour. The tour is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/13/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Fort DuPont Walking Tour From the 1920s to the 1940s, Fort DuPont was a thriving military community, filled with people of lots of different backgrounds and perspectives. Some of the stories of this amazing place and the people who lived here have been passed down to us. Join a park historian to experience Fort DuPont and hear the stories of its past in this one hour base tour. The tour is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941. Fort DuPont

Saturday, July 13 at 10:30 AM

Panning for Creek Gems at White Clay Creek

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

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 10:30:00 AM 7/13/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Panning for Creek Gems Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person White Clay Creek

Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 AM

Nature Backpacks at White Clay Creek

Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/13/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Nature Backpacks Stop by the Chambers House Nature Center and check out our White Clay Creek Water, Geology or Birding Backpack. Each backpack contains detailed hiking directions and the supplies for activities to complete along the way. Specially designed for ages 4-10 years with adults. Must be 18 with a valid ID to check-out a backpack. Call 302-368-6560 to reserve your Backpack. We also have available Osmo color blind glasses to borrow. Free, with paid park admission! Available every day in the summer season while supplies last. White Clay Creek

Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 AM

Discovery Hike at Killens Pond

Take a hike and explore! Join us as we experience nature hands, eyes and ears-on. Discovery Hikes are geared for children ages 5-10 with an adult. Dress ready to explore. Meet at the nature center. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/13/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discovery Hike Take a hike and explore! Join us as we experience nature hands, eyes and ears-on. Discovery Hikes are geared for children ages 5-10 with an adult. Dress ready to explore. Meet at the nature center. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission! Killens Pond

Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware

Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/13/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served. Fort Delaware

Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/13/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007.

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/13/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Recommended for ages 7+. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Saturday, July 13 at 3:00 PM

Terrapin Talk at Delaware Seashore

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

Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 3:00:00 PM 7/13/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk When driving through the park, you may have noticed "turtle crossing" signs. These are referring to the Diamondback terrapin. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle in the park and what you can do to help ensure its survival. Meet at the South Campground amphitheater. No registration required. Free, with paid park admission! Delaware Seashore

Saturday, July 13 at 5:00 PM

Escape Fort Delaware at Fort Delaware

Our escape room programs are extremely popular! Use your puzzling skills and the resources given to you to get out of Fort Delaware successfully! Tickets are $50 each.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 5:00:00 PM 7/13/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Escape Fort Delaware Our escape room programs are extremely popular! Use your puzzling skills and the resources given to you to get out of Fort Delaware successfully! Tickets are $50 each. Fort Delaware

Saturday, July 13 at 5:00 PM

Escape Fort Delaware at Fort Delaware

You have been arrested on the presumption of committing some disloyal act. Can you use the resources available to you to get out of Fort Delaware successfully? Come find out in this unique take on an escape room! Cost: $50 per person. Call the park to register 302-834-7941.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 5:00:00 PM 7/13/2024 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Escape Fort Delaware You have been arrested on the presumption of committing some disloyal act. Can you use the resources available to you to get out of Fort Delaware successfully? Come find out in this unique take on an escape room! Cost: $50 per person. Call the park to register 302-834-7941. Fort Delaware

Sunday, July 14 at 9:15 AM

Little Nature Explorers (Sunday) - Session 19 at Brandywine Zoo

Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/

Add to Calendar 7/14/2024 9:15:00 AM 7/14/2024 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Nature Explorers (Sunday) - Session 19 Do you and your child love to explore outdoors? This 5 week series allows children aged 2 to 5 and their guardians to make discoveries outdoors together. Each 45 minute class includes nature-based, child-directed activities, singing, and a storybook. Register for either Sunday or Wednesday mornings. Sign up for the entire series or individual classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited in size and will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. Questions: education@brandywinezoo.org with the subject line 'Little Nature Explorers.' Entire Series: Members: $40/adult and $40/child; Non-members: $50/adult and $50/child. Individual Classes: Members: $9/adult and $9/child; Non-members: $11/adult and $11/child. Sign up at https://brandywinezoo.org/learn/little-nature-explorers/ Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, July 14 at 10:00 AM

Fort Delaware Open to the Public at Fort Delaware

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

Add to Calendar 7/14/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/14/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Open to the Public Come out and visit the greatest Civil War site in Delaware! We have several programs going on daily, including artillery and musketry demonstrations, tours and interactive activities. You can also visit with our costumed interpreters, who can show you what we believe life was like in the 1860s. Fort Delaware is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $11 for seniors and military. Fort Delaware

Sunday, July 14 at 11:00 AM

Naturalist Nature Hike at Killens Pond

Join naturalists to hike the trails of Killens Pond State Park. Hikewill meet at the camground and will be about 0.6 miles. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/14/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/14/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Naturalist Nature Hike Join naturalists to hike the trails of Killens Pond State Park. Hikewill meet at the camground and will be about 0.6 miles. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission! Killens Pond

Sunday, July 14 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discoveries at Lums Pond

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

Add to Calendar 7/14/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/14/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip-Netting Discoveries Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Weather permitting. Pre-Registration required by calling 302-368-6989. Free, with paid park admission! Lums Pond

Sunday, July 14 at 11:00 AM

Hands-On Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware

Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served.

Add to Calendar 7/14/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/14/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hands-On Blacksmithing Meet the fort's blacksmith and forge your own items from solid steel the way it was done 150 years ago. Participants must be 8 years old or older; cost is $10 per person. Program requires one half hour to complete, and you get to keep the object you made! Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office on the mainland before departure. There are a limited number of spots per day. First come, first served. Fort Delaware

Sunday, July 14 at 1:00 PM

Pontoon Tour Seat at Trap Pond

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Sunday in May, June and July from 1pm to 2pm.

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2024 1:00:00 PM 7/14/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour Seat Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp during this 1-hour guided tour aboard our 28-ft pontoon boat. These tickets are for individual seats on the pontoon boat. Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the pontoon tour. To make a reservation for your family/household group, please call the Baldcypress Nature Center directly at 302-875-5163. Adults $8, Children (Age 12 and under) $4. Program happens every Sunday in May, June and July from 1pm to 2pm. Trap Pond

Sunday, July 14 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington

Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 7/14/2024 1:00:00 PM 7/14/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings Join us at the Rockford Tower, open to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and get a glimpse of the beautiful view of Wilmington. The Tower may close due to inclement weather. No registration required. Free! Wilmington

Monday, July 15 at 9:30 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen

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

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