This Week at Delaware State Parks

Wednesday, April 16, 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.

Wee Have Fun Club: Earth Day is Coming at Bellevue State Park
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
1 PM
Ages 3-5 Offered weekly on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. $4 per child. Walk-ins are
Wee Have Fun Club: Earth Day is Coming at Bellevue State Park
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
10 AM
Ages 3-5 Offered weekly on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. $4 per child. Walk-ins are
Full Moon Hike at Bellevue State Park
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
7:30 PM
Take an hour long nighttime hike through the park with a Naturalist under the light of the full moon! Look and listen for nocturnal animals as you enjoy the park in a whole new way. Wear comfortable shoes as we will venture into the woods. $4 per person.
Pick-Up Volleyball League at Bellevue State Park
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
6 PM
People of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. There is no fee to play and pre-registrationn is not necessary. Meet at the Volleyball court near Pavilion 3.
An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
8 AM
The exhibit explores Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Guided Tours of Johnson Victrola Museum at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
9 AM
Early phonographs and recordings chronicle the developments of the sound recording industry and the achievements of E.R. Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company.
Guided Tours of Legislative Hall at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
10 AM
Free guided tours are available without reservations. Tours for more than 15 require advance scheduling; call (302)739-9194. Photo ID is required for all adults entering the building.
Guided Tours of The Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
9 AM
Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware's capitol until 1933.
Stories of The Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
10 AM
The Green reveals many tales from Dover’s history. Free walking tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.
Biggs Museum of American Art Self-Guided Tours at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
9 AM
Permanent collection of American fine and decorative arts and changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Biggs Museum of American Art Self-Guided Tours at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, April 17, 2014
9 AM
Permanent collection of American fine and decorative arts and changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Stories of The Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, April 17, 2014
10 AM
The Green reveals many tales from Dover’s history. Free walking tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.
Guided Tours of The Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, April 17, 2014
9 AM
Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware's capitol until 1933.
Guided Tours of Legislative Hall at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, April 17, 2014
10 AM
Free guided tours are available without reservations. Tours for more than 15 require advance scheduling; call (302)739-9194. Photo ID is required for all adults entering the building.
Guided Tours of Johnson Victrola Museum at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, April 17, 2014
9 AM
Early phonographs and recordings chronicle the developments of the sound recording industry and the achievements of E.R. Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company.
An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware at First State Heritage Park
Thursday, April 17, 2014
8 AM
The exhibit explores Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Thursday Afternoon Nature Nuggets at White Clay Creek State Park
Thursday, April 17, 2014
12:45 PM
(April 3 – May 1) Ages 2-5 Parent or guardian must remain with group. Runs Thursdays afternoons in five-week sessions. $40 per child, per session Park entrance fee in effect. http://www.destateparks.com/fees/ For full brochure: http://www.destateparks.com/downloads/parks/WCCSP/WCCSP-Earth_Explorers_2013-14-WEB0813.pdf
Earth Explorer Home School Sessions: Wild & Scenic White Clay Creek at White Clay Creek State Park
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Noon
Junior Explorers (Ages 6-9) 12:30 – 2 p.m. Senior Explorers (Ages 9-15) 2:30 – 4 p.m. Earth Explorers is a weekday nature program that runs Thursdays from September through May in five-week sessions. Session 5 (April 3 – May 1) Wild and Scenic White Clay Creek $40 per child, per session Nature Nuggets Sibling Class (Age 2-5) 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Parent or guardian must remain with group. Meets the same weeks as sessions above. For full brochure: http://www.destateparks.com/downloads/parks/WCCSP/WCCSP-Earth_Explorers_2013-14-WEB0813.pdf
Spring Zoo Camp 2014 (Ages 4-13) at Brandywine Zoo
Friday, April 18, 2014
8:30 AM
Come enjoy a WILD spring break at the Brandywine Zoo! Each day of the week will have its own zoo related theme. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, songs, learning projects and more. Drop off 8:00-8:30am, Cam
46th Annual Great Kite Festival at Cape Henlopen State Park Parade Field
Friday, April 18, 2014
11 am-3 pm
Celebrate Spring at Kite Day and enjoy kite-flying contests, kite and craft vendors, food, and fun for all ages. For information, call the park office at 302-645-8983. To participate in festival concerts, call the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 302-645-8073. Park entrance fees will be in effect.
Voices of the Past at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Friday, April 18, 2014
7 PM
Take a step back in time and experience the Indian River Life-Saving Station and its crew as it was at the turn of the century. Interact with rugged surfmen, their family members, and local residents as you make your way through the Station and its groun
Guided Tours of Legislative Hall at First State Heritage Park
Friday, April 18, 2014
10 AM
Free guided tours are available without reservations. Tours for more than 15 require advance scheduling; call (302)739-9194. Photo ID is required for all adults entering the building.
Guided Tours of The Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Friday, April 18, 2014
9 AM
Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware's capitol until 1933.
Biggs Museum of American Art Self-Guided Tours at First State Heritage Park
Friday, April 18, 2014
9 AM
Permanent collection of American fine and decorative arts and changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Stories of The Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Friday, April 18, 2014
10 AM
The Green reveals many tales from Dover’s history. Free walking tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.
An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware at First State Heritage Park
Friday, April 18, 2014
8 AM
The exhibit explores Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Guided Tours of Johnson Victrola Museum at First State Heritage Park
Friday, April 18, 2014
9 AM
Early phonographs and recordings chronicle the developments of the sound recording industry and the achievements of E.R. Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company.
Easter Egg Hunt at Auburn Heights Preserve
Saturday, April 19, 2014
12 PM
Join the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve for an Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of Auburn Heights. To ensure enough fun – and Easter eggs – for all, admission is limited to 200 kids. Advance tickets on sale starting March 15. For more information, visit AuburnHeights.org or call (302) 239-2385.
Wildflower Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park, Wilmington, DE, United States
Saturday, April 19, 2014
10 AM
Discover the eye-catching beauty and variety of the wildflowers growing in Tulip Tree Nature Preserve at the height of wildflower season. Call (302) 655-5740 for more information or to register. $3 per person
Campfire Circle: Night Sounds at Cape Henlopen State Park Amphitheater
Saturday, April 19, 2014
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Join in stories and activities to learn about nocturnal animals and how they communicate at night. Bring marshmallows and sticks for roasting after the program! For ages 5 and up with an adult. Free. Meet at the campground amphitheater. Call 302-645-6852 for information, or to pre-register.
Beach Driving Clinic at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Saturday, April 19, 2014
2 PM
Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then, follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equi
Introduction to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Saturday, April 19, 2014
9 AM
Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this 3-hour program. Rods, reels and bait are provided.
An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, April 19, 2014
9 AM
The exhibit explores Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Guided Tours of The Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, April 19, 2014
9 AM
Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware's capitol until 1933.
Biggs Museum of American Art Self-Guided Tours at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, April 19, 2014
9 AM
Permanent collection of American fine and decorative arts and changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Tales of Slavery and Freedom Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, April 19, 2014
10 AM
As a border state, Delaware held a complicated position regarding slavery. Tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.
“I Break for Folk Art”: Spring Break Camp at the Blue Ball Barn at Alapocas Run State Park
Monday, April 21, 2014
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 7 – 11
Each day, folk artists will show how their art reflects their passions, heritage and feelings about life. This week will include painting, storytelling, music and found object art. Camp includes travel to a folk life museum where folk art and work connect. Call for information and registration. Register from January 6 through April 17.
$185 per camper or $45 per day
Aftercare, 3 – 5 p.m., $40 or $15 per day
Walk if Off! at Bellevue State Park
Monday, April 21, 2014
9 AM
Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be canc
Spring Break Day Camp at Bellevue State Park
Monday, April 21, 2014
9 AM
Spring Awakening! Coming out of hibernation! Everything is awakening, and we will be able to witness spring at Bellevue State Park. Each day will be filled with new discoveries, hiking and crafts. Campers should pack a bag lunch and snack each day. R
Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park
Monday, April 21, 2014
11 AM
Bellevue is a haven paved with paths and lots of areas to explore nature with your toddlers, perfect for strollers! This program, designed for children 12 months to 3 years, will introduce families to the wonders of nature. Expand your child’s cognitive a
Spring Break Camp at Brandywine Creek State Park, Wilmington, DE, United States
Monday, April 21, 2014
8:30 AM
Explore the different habitats of Brandywine Creek. Campers will focus on outdoor themes including habitats, animals, stream life, and outdoor survival. Registration is open February 8 to April 14. Call (302) 655-5740 for more information. Ages 6 - 10
Spring Zoo Camp 2014 (Ages 4-13) at Brandywine Zoo
Monday, April 21, 2014
8:30 AM
Come enjoy a WILD spring break at the Brandywine Zoo! Each day of the week will have its own zoo related theme. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, songs, learning projects and more. Drop off 8:00-8:30am, Cam
Spring Zoo Camp Aftercare at Brandywine Zoo
Monday, April 21, 2014
4 PM
Aftercare available Monday - Thursday from 4:00 - 5:30pm Fee: $40/week or $20/day.
Introduction to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Life-Saving Station
Monday, April 21, 2014
11 AM
Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this 3-hour program. Rods, reels and bait are provided.
Stories of The Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Monday, April 21, 2014
10 AM
The Green reveals many tales from Dover’s history. Free walking tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.
Guided Tours of The Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Monday, April 21, 2014
9 AM
Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware's capitol until 1933.
Guided Tours of Legislative Hall at First State Heritage Park
Monday, April 21, 2014
10 AM
Free guided tours are available without reservations. Tours for more than 15 require advance scheduling; call (302)739-9194. Photo ID is required for all adults entering the building.
An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware at First State Heritage Park
Monday, April 21, 2014
8 AM
The exhibit explores Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Hobby Exploration Day Camp at Killens Pond State Park
Monday, April 21, 2014
School Break Day Camps. Camps are held from 8:30a.m. to 4p.m. at the Nature Center for children ages 6-11. Individual day camps are $35/child. Spring Break Week is $150/child. Call (302) 284-4299 to register and for more information. We reserve the right to cancle camps with less than 5 participants. April 21-25.Hobby Exploration Daycamp.Sports, art, performance, and outdoor recreation are activities that will be highlighted this week. Learn new games, activities, and maybe even find a new hobby of your own.
Hike on History at Auburn Heights Preserve
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
10:30 AM
Free Celebrate Earth Day by hiking the new Trolley trail and Auburn Valley trail at Auburn Heights Preserve. Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area. You’ll also hear about the trolley that is the namesake of the trail. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this hour long trip. Meet at the Auburn Valley trail parking lot.
Spring Zoo Camp 2014 (Ages 4-13) at Brandywine Zoo
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
8:30 AM
Come enjoy a WILD spring break at the Brandywine Zoo! Each day of the week will have its own zoo related theme. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, songs, learning projects and more. Drop off 8:00-8:30am, Cam
Spring Zoo Camp Aftercare at Brandywine Zoo
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
4 PM
Aftercare available Monday - Thursday from 4:00 - 5:30pm Fee: $40/week or $20/day.
Biggs Museum of American Art Self-Guided Tours at First State Heritage Park
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
9 AM
Permanent collection of American fine and decorative arts and changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Stories of The Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
10 AM
The Green reveals many tales from Dover’s history. Free walking tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.
Guided Tours of Legislative Hall at First State Heritage Park
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
10 AM
Free guided tours are available without reservations. Tours for more than 15 require advance scheduling; call (302)739-9194. Photo ID is required for all adults entering the building.
Guided Tours of The Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
9 AM
Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware's capitol until 1933.
An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware at First State Heritage Park
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
8 AM
The exhibit explores Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Earth Day Hike at Lums Pond State Park
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:30 PM
Join us in celebrating earth day by taking a hike though the park. This is a free event that everyone is welcome to join.
Mystery Mineral Detectives (Spring Break Family Field Trips) at White Clay Creek State Park
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
1:30 PM
Spring Break Family Field Trips 1:30 p.m. Space is limited; please pre-register by the Friday before the program. Pack a picnic lunch and come out early to make it a day in the park. $6 per person Mystery Mineral Detectives Tuesday, April 22 Become rock detectives by exploring mineral properties and hiking out to a gravel bar to identify the rocks of the White Clay Creek.
Pick-Up Volleyball League at Bellevue State Park
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6 PM
People of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. There is no fee to play and pre-registrationn is not necessary. Meet at the Volleyball court near Pavilion 3.
Spring Zoo Camp 2014 (Ages 4-13) at Brandywine Zoo
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
8:30 AM
Come enjoy a WILD spring break at the Brandywine Zoo! Each day of the week will have its own zoo related theme. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, songs, learning projects and more. Drop off 8:00-8:30am, Cam
Spring Zoo Camp Aftercare at Brandywine Zoo
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
4 PM
Aftercare available Monday - Thursday from 4:00 - 5:30pm Fee: $40/week or $20/day.
Biggs Museum of American Art Self-Guided Tours at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
9 AM
Permanent collection of American fine and decorative arts and changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Stories of The Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
10 AM
The Green reveals many tales from Dover’s history. Free walking tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.
Guided Tours of The Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
9 AM
Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware's capitol until 1933.
Guided Tours of Legislative Hall at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
10 AM
Free guided tours are available without reservations. Tours for more than 15 require advance scheduling; call (302)739-9194. Photo ID is required for all adults entering the building.
An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
8 AM
The exhibit explores Delaware’s crucial role in the Underground Railroad and on two Delaware leaders who aided in this “freedom enterprise.”
Guided Tours of Johnson Victrola Museum at First State Heritage Park
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
9 AM
Early phonographs and recordings chronicle the developments of the sound recording industry and the achievements of E.R. Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company.
Earth Explorers One Time Wonders: C&D Fossil Hunt at White Clay Creek State Park
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Noon
A guardian must accompany each child. $6 per person April 23: C&D Fossil Hunt (Call the Nature Center for more information. (302) 368-6560) May 14: White Clay Creek Annual Flotilla For full brochure: http://www.destateparks.com/downloads/parks/WCCSP/WCCSP-Earth_Explorers_2013-14-WEB0813.pdf
C&D Fossil Field Trip (Spring Break Family Field Trip) at White Clay Creek State Park
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
1:30 PM
Spring Break Family Field Trips 1:30 p.m. Space is limited; please pre-register by the Friday before the program. Pack a picnic lunch and come out early to make it a day in the park. $6 per person C&D Fossil Field Trip Wednesday April 23 Contact the Nature Center for more information.
     


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