This Week at Delaware State Parks

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Delaware State Parks offer exciting programs for families and individuals. Enjoy crafts, learn about Delaware's heritage or explore the parks' natural wonders. Many programs require pre-registration. Call the specific park you plan to visit for details.

Thursday Story Time at the Zoo (All ages) at The Brandywine Zoo
Thursday, September 04, 2014
10:30 AM
Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story time takes place in the otter circle, in the main zoo, and may include a craft, activity, or live animal presentation. Story time may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Story: TBD Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo.
Open House Tour at Auburn Heights Preserve
Friday, September 05, 2014
1:00:00 PM
Mansion tour begins at 1 p.m. Museum tour begins at 2 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion and the Marshall Steam Museum. Pre-register by 4 p.m. the Wednesday prior to your preferred tour date. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Mansion or Museum Tour: $8 each, $14 for both
Open House Tour at Auburn Heights Preserve
Friday, September 05, 2014
2:00:00 PM
Mansion tour begins at 1 p.m. Museum tour begins at 2 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion and the Marshall Steam Museum. Pre-register by 4 p.m. the Wednesday prior to your preferred tour date. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Mansion or Museum Tour: $8 each, $14 for both
Estate Walk at Auburn Heights Preserve
Friday, September 05, 2014
12:15:00 PM
Cost: Free Enjoy a stroll around the grounds of Auburn Heights. Learn more about Auburn Heights and the Marshall family while enjoying the Victorian architecture and the beautiful grounds. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and meet in front of the Auburn Heights mansion. Parking is available in the field lot across Creek Road from the mansion.
Zoo Kids: Toddlers & PreSchool at Brandywine Zoo Education Building
Friday, September 05, 2014
10 AM
Ages 18 months – 6 years. Learn with us through age-appropriate games, crafts, stories, activities, and live animal presentations, toddlers! New themes each week, held every Tuesday and the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, September 9th –December 9th in the Education Building (15 weeks in total). Fee: $12 (includes one nonmember adult and child); $6 per child/1 adult free for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Fee includes zoo admission. Siblings under 18 months are free. Additional children or adult participants are $7/person. Register for 13 classes and save 10%! $140 nonmember (1 child/1 adult) $70 DZS members (1 child/1 adult) for 13 classes To register, please fill out our Program Registration Form OR call (302) 571-7788 ext. 209
Live Reptile and Amphibian Show! at Killens Pond State Park
Saturday, September 06, 2014
11 AM
Live Reptile and Amphibian Shows 11 a.m. Free with paid park entry. See Delaware's native reptiles and amphibians that live at the Nature Center up close and personal. You will have the opportunity to touch some of the reptiles as well! Saturdays September 6, October 4, November 1 Sundays September 21, October 19, November 16 Please call (302) 284-4299 for more information or to register.
Full Moon Hike at Killens Pond State Park - Campground Ampitheater
Saturday, September 06, 2014
9 PM
By the Moon Hikes Select Saturdays 9p.m. $2 per person Meet at the Campground Amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. Whether by Full or New (No) Moon, the forest is a different world after dark. Hikes last between 1-1.5hours. Hikes occur on the Saturday closest to the Full or New Moon. Recommended for ages 6+ Please call (302) 284-4299 for more information or to register. New Moon Hikes: August 23 Full Moon Hikes: September 6
Puppies in the Pool at Killens Pond State Park Water Park
Saturday, September 06, 2014
12 PM
Dogs must have proof of current vaccinations, license, and a leash. SPCA will have adoptable dogs available. $7 for dog and owner; one dog per human; additional humans $3 each Pre-register for all programs by calling (302) 284-4526.
Keeper Talks & Animal Close Encounters at The Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, September 06, 2014
10 AM
Join our keepers for daily* talks about the animals here in the zoo. Or stop by a live animal demonstration for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends. Please visit BrandywineZoo.org/events for times.
Zippity Zoo Days at The Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, September 06, 2014
10 AM
Enjoy a special day at the zoo celebrating the arts in a wild new way…with the Zoo animals featuring works of art created by the animals themselves! Enjoy a wild art stations, discovery cart, and live animal encounters! Fee: Free with paid admission to the Brandywine Festival of the Arts.
Reptile Show at The Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, September 06, 2014
2 PM
Join our education staff in the Otter Circle for a chance to meet some of our reptiles up close! Show lasts 20-25 minutes. Show may be cancelled due to weather.
Zoo Tales Storytime at The Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, September 06, 2014
3 PM
Join us for a fun, animal- or nature-themed story and a visit from one of our fun program animals! Takes place in the otter circle in the zoo, and may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Free with paid admission.
Zoo Tales Storytime at The Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, September 06, 2014
1 PM
Join us for a fun, animal- or nature-themed story and a visit from one of our fun program animals! Takes place in the otter circle in the zoo, and may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Free with paid admission.
Zoo Tales Storytime at The Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, September 06, 2014
10:30 AM
Join us for a fun, animal- or nature-themed story and a visit from one of our fun program animals! Takes place in the otter circle in the zoo, and may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Free with paid admission.
Steamin' Day at Auburn Heights Preserve
Sunday, September 07, 2014
12:30:00 PM
Don’t miss this exciting day filled with old-fashioned fun for the whole family. Included with all admission options: Steam-popped popcorn, Firing Up Demonstration, Marshall Steam Museum and Museum Gift Shop. Also available: Mansion Tours,Auburn Valley Railroad rides, steam car rides Rides Ticket (4 rides in the antique autos or Auburn Valley Railroad): $11 ages 13 and up, $8 ages 2–12 (under 2 free)Mansion Tour Ticket: $12 all ages Combo Ticket covers rides and mansion: $19 ages 13 and up, $16 ages 2–12; under 2 free Individual tickets at the gate on the day of the event. Group Rates: Discounts available for groups of 20 or more when booked in advance. For group inquiries, Reptile Show at The Brandywine Zoo
Sunday, September 07, 2014
2 PM
Join our education staff in the Otter Circle for a chance to meet some of our reptiles up close! Show lasts 20-25 minutes. Show may be cancelled due to weather.
Zippity Zoo Days at The Brandywine Zoo
Sunday, September 07, 2014
10 AM
Enjoy a special day at the zoo celebrating the arts in a wild new way…with the Zoo animals featuring works of art created by the animals themselves! Enjoy a wild art stations, discovery cart, and live animal encounters! Fee: Free with paid admission to the Brandywine Festival of the Arts.
Keeper Talks & Animal Close Encounters at The Brandywine Zoo
Sunday, September 07, 2014
10 AM
Join our keepers for daily* talks about the animals here in the zoo. Or stop by a live animal demonstration for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends. Please visit BrandywineZoo.org/events for times.
Full Moon Kayak at Killens Pond State Park
Monday, September 08, 2014
7:30 PM
Join us for an evening kayak under a full moon. We will explore the pond and discover nocturnal wildlife by moonlight. Bring a headlamp! $10 per paddler Please call (302) 284-4299 for more information or to register.
Eco Explorer's Club: Monarch Migration at Killens Pond State Park
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
2:30 PM
Ages 6 – 12 Learn about the migration of these amazing animals to Mexico, and learn how to make your yard more inviting to all butterflies species. All programs meet at the Nature Center and last an hour unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is requ
Friends of Killens Pond Meeting at Killens Pond State Park Nature Center
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
6:30 PM
Join the Friends of Killens Pond at their monthly meeting. The meeting starts at 7pm, but come as early as 6:30pm for social time. Entry into the park is by the main gate when sunset allows, and by the special event gate during the months when sunset is
Zoo Kids: Toddlers & PreSchool at The Brandywine Zoo
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
10 AM
Ages 18 months – 6 years. Learn with us through age-appropriate games, crafts, stories, activities, and live animal presentations, toddlers! New themes each week, held every Tuesday and the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, September 9th –December 9th in the Education Building (15 weeks in total). Fee: $12 (includes one nonmember adult and child); $6 per child/1 adult free for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Fee includes zoo admission. Siblings under 18 months are free. Additional children or adult participants are $7/person. Register for 13 classes and save 10%! $140 nonmember (1 child/1 adult) $70 DZS members (1 child/1 adult) for 13 classes To register, please fill out our Program Registration Form OR call (302) 571-7788 ext. 209
     


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