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Wednesday, June 23 at 9:00 AM

Reptile Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Hike the park in search of reptiles as we discover how they make the various habitats their home. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2021 9:00:00 AM 6/23/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Reptile Hike Hike the park in search of reptiles as we discover how they make the various habitats their home. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, June 23 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2021 9:30:00 AM 6/23/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 23 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 6/23/2021 10:00:00 AM 6/23/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, June 23 at 10:00 AM

The Bridge Trolls at Auburn Valley State Park

The new Bridge Troll reading program encourages children to get outdoors and make connections between story concepts and the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, a small hands-on craft and an activity to get kids moving around! On fair-weather days, children will meet by one of our historic bridges for picnic blanket story time with our interpreter. On wet days, we will gather on the wrap-around porch of our historic Queen Anne Mansion. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-239-5687 for more information. $4 per child

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2021 10:00:00 AM 6/23/2021 11:15:00 AM America/New_York The Bridge Trolls The new Bridge Troll reading program encourages children to get outdoors and make connections between story concepts and the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, a small hands-on craft and an activity to get kids moving around! On fair-weather days, children will meet by one of our historic bridges for picnic blanket story time with our interpreter. On wet days, we will gather on the wrap-around porch of our historic Queen Anne Mansion. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-239-5687 for more information. $4 per child Auburn Valley State Park

Wednesday, June 23 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2021 10:30:00 AM 6/23/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, June 23 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2021 12:30:00 PM 6/23/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, June 23 at 2:00 PM

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

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. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2021 2:00:00 PM 6/23/2021 3:30:00 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. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 23 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2021 2:30:00 PM 6/23/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, June 23 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2021 6:00:00 PM 6/23/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 23 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. 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 6/23/2021 8:00:00 PM 6/23/2021 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 State Park

Wednesday, June 23 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2021 8:30:00 PM 6/23/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, June 23 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/23/2021 8:30:00 PM 6/23/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, June 24 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 9:30:00 AM 6/24/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 24 at 9:30 AM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail at Holts Landing State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 9:30:00 AM 6/24/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Holts Landing State Park

Thursday, June 24 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 10:00:00 AM 6/24/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, June 24 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 10:30:00 AM 6/24/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, June 24 at 10:30 AM

Story Time at Brandywine Zoo

Visit the zoo weekly on Thursdays for the return of Story Time at the Zoo. Featuring a new book and special animal guests each week. This socially-distanced program will take place in the Zoo Amphitheater. Pre-registration is required, as space is extremely limited. Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 10:30:00 AM 6/24/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Story Time Visit the zoo weekly on Thursdays for the return of Story Time at the Zoo. Featuring a new book and special animal guests each week. This socially-distanced program will take place in the Zoo Amphitheater. Pre-registration is required, as space is extremely limited. Free with admission. Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, June 24 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 12:30:00 PM 6/24/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, June 24 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 1:00:00 PM 6/24/2021 2:30:00 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. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, June 24 at 1:30 PM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 1:30:00 PM 6/24/2021 2:30:00 PM 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 & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 24 at 2:00 PM

Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 2:00:00 PM 6/24/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 24 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 2:30:00 PM 6/24/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, June 24 at 5:00 PM

Shingle Making at Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond was created in the 1700s to harvest Baldcypress and Atlantic White Cedar from the local swamps. Much of this lumber was used for shingles. Try your hand at splitting shingles, just like they did it back then. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to make your reservation. Free

Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 5:00:00 PM 6/24/2021 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Shingle Making Trap Pond was created in the 1700s to harvest Baldcypress and Atlantic White Cedar from the local swamps. Much of this lumber was used for shingles. Try your hand at splitting shingles, just like they did it back then. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to make your reservation. Free Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, June 24 at 5:00 PM

Pea Patch Island River Cruise at Fort Delaware State Park

Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $15 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 5:00:00 PM 6/24/2021 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch Island River Cruise Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $15 per person Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, June 24 at 6:15 PM

Pea Patch Island River Cruise at Fort Delaware State Park

Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $15 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 6:15:00 PM 6/24/2021 7:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch Island River Cruise Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $15 per person Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, June 24 at 7:00 PM

Moonlight Kayak Tour at Killens Pond State Park

Join us as we paddle by the light of the Full Moon! We will meet at the nature center and then head to the boats. 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. Please bring a headlamp. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre-registration is required. Call the nature center 302- 284-4299 to register. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 7:00:00 PM 6/24/2021 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Moonlight Kayak Tour Join us as we paddle by the light of the Full Moon! We will meet at the nature center and then head to the boats. 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. Please bring a headlamp. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre-registration is required. Call the nature center 302- 284-4299 to register. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Thursday, June 24 at 7:30 PM

Sunset River Cruise at Fort Delaware State Park

Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. The cruise offers a beautiful view of the sunset over the Delaware River. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $25 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 7:30:00 PM 6/24/2021 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset River Cruise Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. The cruise offers a beautiful view of the sunset over the Delaware River. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $25 per person Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, June 24 at 8:15 PM

Full Moon Hike at Bellevue State Park

As the sun goes down, the moon comes out. Join our Hike through the park as we search for a good view of its dazzling performance! Register Online or by calling: 302-761-6963 $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 8:15:00 PM 6/24/2021 9:15:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the sun goes down, the moon comes out. Join our Hike through the park as we search for a good view of its dazzling performance! Register Online or by calling: 302-761-6963 $5 per person Bellevue State Park

Thursday, June 24 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 8:30:00 PM 6/24/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, June 24 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 8:30:00 PM 6/24/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Fenwick Island State Park

Thursday, June 24 at 8:30 PM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 8:30:00 PM 6/24/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, June 24 at 9:00 PM

Full Moon Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join the 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. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. This program will fill up fast! $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 9:00:00 PM 6/24/2021 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Join the 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. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. This program will fill up fast! $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Friday, June 25 at 9:00 AM

Citizen Science at the Shore at Cape Henlopen State Park

Do science and help the beach? Yes, you can! Have fun collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 9:00:00 AM 6/25/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Citizen Science at the Shore Do science and help the beach? Yes, you can! Have fun collecting data to help make our beaches better. For ages 5 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, June 25 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 9:30:00 AM 6/25/2021 11:45:00 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. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, June 25 at 9:30 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 9:30:00 AM 6/25/2021 11:00:00 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. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, June 25 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 10:00:00 AM 6/25/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Friday, June 25 at 10:30 AM

Cold War Bike Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 10:30:00 AM 6/25/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Cold War Bike Tour Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, June 25 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 11:15:00 AM 6/25/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, June 25 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 12:30:00 PM 6/25/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, June 25 at 1:00 PM

Hidden Pond Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join us for a hike around the Hidden Pond Trail. Learn about some of the history and ecology of the area, and find the mysterious Hidden Pond. This is a rocky and somewhat hilly trail. Be sure to bring a full water bottle! Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 1:00:00 PM 6/25/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hidden Pond Hike Join us for a hike around the Hidden Pond Trail. Learn about some of the history and ecology of the area, and find the mysterious Hidden Pond. This is a rocky and somewhat hilly trail. Be sure to bring a full water bottle! Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Friday, June 25 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 1:00:00 PM 6/25/2021 2:30:00 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. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, June 25 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 2:00:00 PM 6/25/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, June 25 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 2:15:00 PM 6/25/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, June 25 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 2:30:00 PM 6/25/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, June 25 at 6:00 PM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 6:00:00 PM 6/25/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Friday, June 25 at 6:00 PM

Singing Cicadas at Brandywine Creek State Park

Quieter than a siren but louder than a lawn mower. Come learn about the 17-year Cicadas that have emerged this year. We will hike through the park and see just how many cicadas are in that loud chorus. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 6:00:00 PM 6/25/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Singing Cicadas Quieter than a siren but louder than a lawn mower. Come learn about the 17-year Cicadas that have emerged this year. We will hike through the park and see just how many cicadas are in that loud chorus. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Friday, June 25 at 6:30 PM

Slinging Daisies at Killens Pond State Park

Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates.

Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 6:30:00 PM 6/25/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Slinging Daisies Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates. Killens Pond State Park

Friday, June 25 at 8:00 PM

Sunset Hike at White Clay Creek State Park

Join the park naturalist for an evening Hike near the full moon and enjoy the sunset as wel talk about the month's full moon. Must pre-register by calling the park office 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 8:00:00 PM 6/25/2021 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Hike Join the park naturalist for an evening Hike near the full moon and enjoy the sunset as wel talk about the month's full moon. Must pre-register by calling the park office 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. $4 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, June 26 at 6:30 AM

Kids Catch-All at Indian River Marina

Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. Every Angler Receives an Award! Fish one or both days: June 26 or 27 Lines In: 6 a.m. Lines Out: 3 p.m. Weigh-in at Hook’em & Cook’em Bait and Tackle Saturday, June 26, 3 - 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 3 - 6 p.m. Boats must be inside the Marina cut by 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and by 6 p.m. on Sunday. You may get the fish to the scales by any means you wish, including transferring the fish to another boat or by car.

Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 6:30:00 AM 6/26/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Kids Catch-All Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. Every Angler Receives an Award! Fish one or both days: June 26 or 27 Lines In: 6 a.m. Lines Out: 3 p.m. Weigh-in at Hook’em & Cook’em Bait and Tackle Saturday, June 26, 3 - 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 3 - 6 p.m. Boats must be inside the Marina cut by 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and by 6 p.m. on Sunday. You may get the fish to the scales by any means you wish, including transferring the fish to another boat or by car. Indian River Marina

Saturday, June 26 at 8:30 AM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 8:30:00 AM 6/26/2021 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, June 26 at 9:00 AM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 9:00:00 AM 6/26/2021 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, June 26 at 9:00 AM

Flag Basket Weaving at Alapocas Run State Park

Learn traditional weaving techniques with master basket weaver Joan Betzold. The flag basket is fun to make and expands weaving skills but is able to be done by beginners. Students will be able to choose between different style star wire handles. Students will be provided with all elements including painted stars.Register by June 23. $40 per person

Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 9:00:00 AM 6/26/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Flag Basket Weaving Learn traditional weaving techniques with master basket weaver Joan Betzold. The flag basket is fun to make and expands weaving skills but is able to be done by beginners. Students will be able to choose between different style star wire handles. Students will be provided with all elements including painted stars.Register by June 23. $40 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, June 26 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 9:30:00 AM 6/26/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, June 26 at 10:00 AM

Battery Hike at Fort DuPont State Park

Take a walk along the trail, and check out one of the first coastal defense sites to have steel-barreled breech-loading guns in concrete emplacements. Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes that you don't mind getting a little dirty for this one-hour adventure. To register, email Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov or call 302-834-7941 Free

Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 10:00:00 AM 6/26/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Battery Hike Take a walk along the trail, and check out one of the first coastal defense sites to have steel-barreled breech-loading guns in concrete emplacements. Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes that you don't mind getting a little dirty for this one-hour adventure. To register, email Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov or call 302-834-7941 Free Fort DuPont State Park

Saturday, June 26 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 10:00:00 AM 6/26/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, June 26 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 10:30:00 AM 6/26/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, June 26 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 11:15:00 AM 6/26/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, June 26 at 12:15 PM

Heavy Artillery Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 12:15:00 PM 6/26/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, June 26 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 12:30:00 PM 6/26/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, June 26 at 1:00 PM

Sketching in the Sun: Trees at Brandywine Creek State Park

Hone your observative eye and learn how to draw the world around you in this fun beginner art series. This week we will be drawing trees! Learn what to look for to identify a tree and how to translate that to paper. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 1:00:00 PM 6/26/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sketching in the Sun: Trees Hone your observative eye and learn how to draw the world around you in this fun beginner art series. This week we will be drawing trees! Learn what to look for to identify a tree and how to translate that to paper. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $10 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, June 26 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 1:30:00 PM 6/26/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle-deep water. Pre-registration required. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, June 26 at 2:00 PM

Cruise the Canal at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person

Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 2:00:00 PM 6/26/2021 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, June 26 at 2:00 PM

Virtual Diversity Storytime (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free

Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 2:00:00 PM 6/26/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Diversity Storytime (Saturdays) Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, June 26 at 2:00 PM

Wetland Critters at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a naturalist-led program complete with a close-up look at some of our nature center resident reptiles and amphibians! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday 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 6/26/2021 2:00:00 PM 6/26/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Wetland Critters Enjoy a naturalist-led program complete with a close-up look at some of our nature center resident reptiles and amphibians! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday 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 State Park

Saturday, June 26 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 2:15:00 PM 6/26/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, June 26 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 2:30:00 PM 6/26/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, June 26 at 6:30 PM

Mark Lentz at Trap Pond State Park

Join us Saturday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. The concerts will take place behind the nature center. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-875-5163 for inclement weather updates and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.

Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 6:30:00 PM 6/26/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Mark Lentz Join us Saturday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. The concerts will take place behind the nature center. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-875-5163 for inclement weather updates and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, June 26 at 9:00 PM

Owl Prowl at Brandywine Creek State Park

Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the parkΓÇÖs 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 6/26/2021 9:00:00 PM 6/26/2021 10:00:00 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 parkΓÇÖs 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 State Park

Sunday, June 27 at 6:30 AM

Kids Catch-All at Indian River Marina

Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. Every Angler Receives an Award! Fish one or both days: June 26 or 27 Lines In: 6 a.m. Lines Out: 3 p.m. Weigh-in at Hook’em & Cook’em Bait and Tackle Saturday, June 26, 3 - 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 3 - 6 p.m. Boats must be inside the Marina cut by 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and by 6 p.m. on Sunday. You may get the fish to the scales by any means you wish, including transferring the fish to another boat or by car.

Add to Calendar 6/27/2021 6:30:00 AM 6/26/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Kids Catch-All Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. Every Angler Receives an Award! Fish one or both days: June 26 or 27 Lines In: 6 a.m. Lines Out: 3 p.m. Weigh-in at Hook’em & Cook’em Bait and Tackle Saturday, June 26, 3 - 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 3 - 6 p.m. Boats must be inside the Marina cut by 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and by 6 p.m. on Sunday. You may get the fish to the scales by any means you wish, including transferring the fish to another boat or by car. Indian River Marina

Sunday, June 27 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 6/27/2021 11:00:00 AM 6/27/2021 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! Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, June 27 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 6/27/2021 11:15:00 AM 6/27/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, June 27 at 12:15 PM

Heavy Artillery Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 6/27/2021 12:15:00 PM 6/27/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, June 27 at 1:00 PM

Panning for Creek Gems at White Clay Creek State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/27/2021 1:00:00 PM 6/27/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Panning for Creek Gems Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Sunday, June 27 at 1:00 PM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 6/27/2021 1:00:00 PM 6/27/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, June 27 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

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

Add to Calendar 6/27/2021 1:00:00 PM 6/27/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, June 27 at 2:00 PM

Wetland Critters at Killens Pond State Park

Enjoy a naturalist-led program complete with a close-up look at some of our nature center resident reptiles and amphibians! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday 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 6/27/2021 2:00:00 PM 6/27/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Wetland Critters Enjoy a naturalist-led program complete with a close-up look at some of our nature center resident reptiles and amphibians! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday 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 State Park

Sunday, June 27 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 6/27/2021 2:15:00 PM 6/27/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, June 28 at 9:00 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/28/2021 9:00:00 AM 6/28/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, June 28 at 6:30 PM

Briz & The Revival at Wilmington State Parks

Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open.

Add to Calendar 6/28/2021 6:30:00 PM 6/28/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Briz & The Revival Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open. Wilmington State Parks

Tuesday, June 29 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

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. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2021 9:00:00 AM 6/29/2021 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. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, June 29 at 9:30 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2021 9:30:00 AM 6/29/2021 11:00:00 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. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, June 29 at 10:30 AM

Camouflage: Wildlife to Warfare at Fort Miles Historical Area

Dolphins, moths and squid are just some of the animals that have inspired military disguises. Join us as we dive into the world of camouflage and explore how soldiers keep themselves safe and hidden! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 6/29/2021 10:30:00 AM 6/29/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Camouflage: Wildlife to Warfare Dolphins, moths and squid are just some of the animals that have inspired military disguises. Join us as we dive into the world of camouflage and explore how soldiers keep themselves safe and hidden! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. Free Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, June 29 at 11:00 AM

Virtual Diversity Storytime (Tuesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free

Add to Calendar 6/29/2021 11:00:00 AM 6/29/2021 11:20:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Diversity Storytime (Tuesdays) Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free Brandywine Zoo

Tuesday, June 29 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2021 12:30:00 PM 6/29/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, June 29 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2021 2:00:00 PM 6/29/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Tuesday, June 29 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2021 2:30:00 PM 6/29/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, June 29 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 6/29/2021 6:00:00 PM 6/29/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, June 29 at 6:30 PM

The Short Term Memories at Holts Landing State Park

Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect.

Add to Calendar 6/29/2021 6:30:00 PM 6/29/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York The Short Term Memories Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect. Holts Landing State Park

Tuesday, June 29 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Delaware Seashore State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 6/29/2021 8:30:00 PM 6/29/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 30 at 9:00 AM

Reptile Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Hike the park in search of reptiles as we discover how they make the various habitats their home. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 9:00:00 AM 6/30/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Reptile Hike Hike the park in search of reptiles as we discover how they make the various habitats their home. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, June 30 at 9:30 AM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 9:30:00 AM 6/30/2021 10:30:00 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 & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 30 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 10:00:00 AM 6/30/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, June 30 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 10:30:00 AM 6/30/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, June 30 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 12:30:00 PM 6/30/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, June 30 at 1:00 PM

Intro to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park

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 three-hour program. Rods, reels and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $25 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 6/30/2021 1:00:00 PM 6/30/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Intro to Surf Fishing 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 three-hour program. Rods, reels and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $25 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 30 at 2:00 PM

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

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. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 2:00:00 PM 6/30/2021 3:30:00 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. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 30 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 2:30:00 PM 6/30/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, June 30 at 5:00 PM

Sip & Stroll Wednesdays at Brandywine Zoo

The Brandywine Zoo is excited to announce a new happy hour series to Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing or Liquid Alchemy Beverages. Fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Experience a wild evening out at the Zoo on Wednesday nights and appreciate a close encounter of a wild kind! Visit BrandywineZoo.org for details. Non Member Adults $10, children $7 - Brandywine Zoo member $5 adult, $3 kids - Alcohol is available for purchase, must show valid ID. Social Distancing will be maintained, and masks are required when not eating or drinking. Tickets are limited to allow for social distancing within the zoo and is a rain or shine event.

Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 5:00:00 PM 6/30/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Sip & Stroll Wednesdays The Brandywine Zoo is excited to announce a new happy hour series to Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing or Liquid Alchemy Beverages. Fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Experience a wild evening out at the Zoo on Wednesday nights and appreciate a close encounter of a wild kind! Visit BrandywineZoo.org for details. Non Member Adults $10, children $7 - Brandywine Zoo member $5 adult, $3 kids - Alcohol is available for purchase, must show valid ID. Social Distancing will be maintained, and masks are required when not eating or drinking. Tickets are limited to allow for social distancing within the zoo and is a rain or shine event. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, June 30 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 6:00:00 PM 6/30/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 30 at 6:00 PM

WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORKSHOPS Basic Mosaic Techniques at Alapocas Run State Park

Learn how to create a mosaic stepping stone with the artist, Celeste Kelly, at the Blue Ball Barn! Kelly will teach us through interactive stations how to use mosaic tools and bring our design ideas to fruition. Suitable for ages 16 and up. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 6:00:00 PM 6/30/2021 8:00:00 PM America/New_York WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORKSHOPS Basic Mosaic Techniques Learn how to create a mosaic stepping stone with the artist, Celeste Kelly, at the Blue Ball Barn! Kelly will teach us through interactive stations how to use mosaic tools and bring our design ideas to fruition. Suitable for ages 16 and up. $6 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, June 30 at 6:30 PM

Taylor Kelly at Wilmington State Parks

Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open.

Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 6:30:00 PM 6/30/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Taylor Kelly Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open. Wilmington State Parks

Wednesday, June 30 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. 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 6/30/2021 8:00:00 PM 6/30/2021 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 State Park

Wednesday, June 30 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Delaware Seashore State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 8:30:00 PM 6/30/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, June 30 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 8:30:00 PM 6/30/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, June 30 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 8:30:00 PM 6/30/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, July 01 at 9:30 AM

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation at Delaware Seashore State Park

Are you in search of something fun AND educational to do with your kids this summer? Explore the dunes and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station and uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Ages 4 – 9. Pre-registration required. Chaperones must be included in the headcount. Free

Add to Calendar 7/1/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/1/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Are you in search of something fun AND educational to do with your kids this summer? Explore the dunes and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station and uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Ages 4 – 9. Pre-registration required. Chaperones must be included in the headcount. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 01 at 9:30 AM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail at Holts Landing State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/1/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/1/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Holts Landing State Park

Thursday, July 01 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/1/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/1/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, July 01 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/1/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/1/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 01 at 10:30 AM

Story Time at Brandywine Zoo

Visit the zoo weekly on Thursdays for the return of Story Time at the Zoo. Featuring a new book and special animal guests each week. This socially-distanced program will take place in the Zoo Amphitheater. Pre-registration is required, as space is extremely limited. Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 7/1/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/1/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Story Time Visit the zoo weekly on Thursdays for the return of Story Time at the Zoo. Featuring a new book and special animal guests each week. This socially-distanced program will take place in the Zoo Amphitheater. Pre-registration is required, as space is extremely limited. Free with admission. Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, July 01 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/1/2021 12:30:00 PM 7/1/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 01 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/1/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/1/2021 2:30:00 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. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, July 01 at 1:30 PM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/1/2021 1:30:00 PM 7/1/2021 2:30:00 PM 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 & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 01 at 2:00 PM

Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/1/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/1/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 01 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/1/2021 2:30:00 PM 7/1/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 01 at 5:00 PM

Fish Tales at Trap Pond State Park

Sample some of the aquatic creatures that live in the pond using nets. Prepare to get muddy. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to make your reservation. Free

Add to Calendar 7/1/2021 5:00:00 PM 7/1/2021 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Fish Tales Sample some of the aquatic creatures that live in the pond using nets. Prepare to get muddy. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to make your reservation. Free Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, July 01 at 5:30 PM

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum's PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the wreck pole. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Adults $6.50, Seniors and Children $5, Children Under 5 Free. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/1/2021 5:30:00 PM 7/1/2021 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum's PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the wreck pole. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Adults $6.50, Seniors and Children $5, Children Under 5 Free. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 01 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/1/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/1/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Fenwick Island State Park

Thursday, July 01 at 8:30 PM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 7/1/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/1/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 01 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/1/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/1/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 02 at 9:00 AM

Beach Treasures at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the shore for shells, feathers and other treasures that washes up on the beaches and discover where they came from. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/2/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Treasures Search the shore for shells, feathers and other treasures that washes up on the beaches and discover where they came from. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 02 at 9:30 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/2/2021 11:00:00 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. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 02 at 9:30 AM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/2/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 02 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/2/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Friday, July 02 at 10:30 AM

Story Time at Brandywine Zoo

Visit the zoo weekly on Thursdays for the return of Story Time at the Zoo. Featuring a new book and special animal guests each week. This socially-distanced program will take place in the Zoo Amphitheater. Pre-registration is required, as space is extremely limited. Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/2/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Story Time Visit the zoo weekly on Thursdays for the return of Story Time at the Zoo. Featuring a new book and special animal guests each week. This socially-distanced program will take place in the Zoo Amphitheater. Pre-registration is required, as space is extremely limited. Free with admission. Brandywine Zoo

Friday, July 02 at 10:30 AM

Cold War Bike Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/2/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Cold War Bike Tour Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 02 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 11:15:00 AM 7/2/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, July 02 at 11:30 AM

Terrapin Talk at Delaware Seashore State Park

Diamondback terrapins are the most populous turtle species in the park. Learn what challenges they face in the park, what is being done to protect them, and what you can do to help ensure their survival! Pre-registration required. Free

Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 11:30:00 AM 7/2/2021 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk Diamondback terrapins are the most populous turtle species in the park. Learn what challenges they face in the park, what is being done to protect them, and what you can do to help ensure their survival! Pre-registration required. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 02 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 12:30:00 PM 7/2/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 02 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/2/2021 2:30:00 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. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, July 02 at 2:00 PM

Cruise the Canal at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person

Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/2/2021 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 02 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/2/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 02 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 2:15:00 PM 7/2/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, July 02 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 2:30:00 PM 7/2/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 02 at 4:00 PM

Tree Hugger Mini Hikes at Brandywine Creek State Park

Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 4:00:00 PM 7/2/2021 4:45:00 PM America/New_York Tree Hugger Mini Hikes Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Friday, July 02 at 6:00 PM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/2/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Friday, July 02 at 6:00 PM

Slow Zen Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join the naturalists for a Slow Zen Hike through the old growth forest. Stop to smell the spicebush, listen to the trees whisper and the birds sing, and see all of the beauty the forest has to offer. This hike will be very slow and quiet, less than a mile, but we will take our time and spend about an hour on the trail. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/2/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Slow Zen Hike Join the naturalists for a Slow Zen Hike through the old growth forest. Stop to smell the spicebush, listen to the trees whisper and the birds sing, and see all of the beauty the forest has to offer. This hike will be very slow and quiet, less than a mile, but we will take our time and spend about an hour on the trail. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Friday, July 02 at 6:30 PM

The HoneyBadgers at Killens Pond State Park

Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates.

Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/2/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York The HoneyBadgers Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, July 03 at 8:30 AM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 8:30:00 AM 7/3/2021 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 03 at 9:00 AM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/3/2021 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, July 03 at 9:00 AM

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

Welcome Independence Day in old Delaware style! First State Heritage Park presents July 4th as it was enjoyed in the late 1800s: sack racing, tug 'o war, lawn games, and more! From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., consider joining us on the hour for an freshly updated walking tour: Revolutionary Dover! At 2:00, the Declaration of Independence will be read out from the steps of the Old State House, just as it was in July 1776. Other local sites await you today too: the Biggs Museum of American Art (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) as well as the Old State House and Johnson Victrola Museum (reservations required) are all FREE for the day!

Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/3/2021 4:30:00 PM America/New_York First Saturday in the First State: Old Dover Independence Day Welcome Independence Day in old Delaware style! First State Heritage Park presents July 4th as it was enjoyed in the late 1800s: sack racing, tug 'o war, lawn games, and more! From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., consider joining us on the hour for an freshly updated walking tour: Revolutionary Dover! At 2:00, the Declaration of Independence will be read out from the steps of the Old State House, just as it was in July 1776. Other local sites await you today too: the Biggs Museum of American Art (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) as well as the Old State House and Johnson Victrola Museum (reservations required) are all FREE for the day! First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 03 at 10:00 AM

Historic Town Tour at Port Penn Interpretive Center

Port Penn is a fascinating town full of fascinating architecture! The town still retains much of its 18th and 19th century character. Join a park historian for this tour to learn about the interesting architectural features of the town, and the amazing people who make up its past. To register, email Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov or call 302-834-7941. Free

Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/3/2021 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. To register, email Jake at jacob.miller@delaware.gov or call 302-834-7941. Free Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, July 03 at 10:00 AM

Plentiful Plants Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Hike through the park and learn what different plants you might encounter on the trail. What's the difference between a native and invasive plant? Why are native plants so important and why are invasives so bad? Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/3/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Plentiful Plants Hike Hike through the park and learn what different plants you might encounter on the trail. What's the difference between a native and invasive plant? Why are native plants so important and why are invasives so bad? Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 03 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/3/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 03 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 11:15:00 AM 7/3/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 03 at 12:15 PM

Heavy Artillery Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 12:15:00 PM 7/3/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 03 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 12:30:00 PM 7/3/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 03 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/3/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, July 03 at 1:00 PM

Magnificent Meadows at Brandywine Creek State Park

The landscape at Brandywine Creek State Park is home to a variety of flora and fauna that thrive in our historic meadows. Join the naturalists as we walk through the meadows and learn about how park staff cares for them. We will explore the things we work to protect and the things we work to remove. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/3/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Magnificent Meadows The landscape at Brandywine Creek State Park is home to a variety of flora and fauna that thrive in our historic meadows. Join the naturalists as we walk through the meadows and learn about how park staff cares for them. We will explore the things we work to protect and the things we work to remove. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 03 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 1:30:00 PM 7/3/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle-deep water. Pre-registration required. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 03 at 2:00 PM

Hike with a Geek! at Killens Pond State Park

Get away from those screens and take a hike today! Before heading out, learn some hiking safety tips and what to watch out for over the summer. During your hike, you'll look for things in nature that have inspired video games. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/3/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike with a Geek! Get away from those screens and take a hike today! Before heading out, learn some hiking safety tips and what to watch out for over the summer. During your hike, you'll look for things in nature that have inspired video games. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, July 03 at 2:00 PM

Virtual Diversity Storytime (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free

Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/3/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Diversity Storytime (Saturdays) Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, July 03 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 2:15:00 PM 7/3/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 03 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 2:30:00 PM 7/3/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 03 at 6:30 PM

Charlie and the cool tones at Trap Pond State Park

Join us Saturday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. The concerts will take place behind the nature center. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-875-5163 for inclement weather updates and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.

Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/3/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Charlie and the cool tones Join us Saturday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. The concerts will take place behind the nature center. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-875-5163 for inclement weather updates and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, July 04 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 7/4/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/4/2021 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! Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, July 04 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/4/2021 11:15:00 AM 7/4/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, July 04 at 12:00 PM

July Steamin Day at Auburn Valley State Park

One of the best ways to experience Auburn Heights and the Marshall Steam Museum is to visit us during our monthly Steamin' Days! 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. For an additional fee, tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family. Don't miss these exciting days filled with old-fashioned fun for the whole family. For the fastest and most touch-free entry, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. All event tickets may be purchased online at auburnheights.org! General Admission (Rides Ticket) includes 4 rides in the antique autos or Auburn Valley Railroad: $12 ages 13 and up, $8 ages 12 and under (infants free). General/Rides Ticket admission is free for Friends of Auburn Heights Members. Mansion & Grounds Only Admission (no rides): $12 ages 13 and up, $6 ages 12 and under (infants free). Members may tour the mansion for $8 (ages 13 and up), $4 (ages 12 & under).

Add to Calendar 7/4/2021 12:00:00 PM 7/4/2021 5:00:00 PM America/New_York July Steamin Day One of the best ways to experience Auburn Heights and the Marshall Steam Museum is to visit us during our monthly Steamin' Days! 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. For an additional fee, tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family. Don't miss these exciting days filled with old-fashioned fun for the whole family. For the fastest and most touch-free entry, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. All event tickets may be purchased online at auburnheights.org! General Admission (Rides Ticket) includes 4 rides in the antique autos or Auburn Valley Railroad: $12 ages 13 and up, $8 ages 12 and under (infants free). General/Rides Ticket admission is free for Friends of Auburn Heights Members. Mansion & Grounds Only Admission (no rides): $12 ages 13 and up, $6 ages 12 and under (infants free). Members may tour the mansion for $8 (ages 13 and up), $4 (ages 12 & under). Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, July 04 at 12:15 PM

Heavy Artillery Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/4/2021 12:15:00 PM 7/4/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, July 04 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

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

Add to Calendar 7/4/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/4/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, July 04 at 1:00 PM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 7/4/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/4/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, July 04 at 2:00 PM

Hike with a Geek! at Killens Pond State Park

Get away from those screens and take a hike today! Before heading out, learn some hiking safety tips and what to watch out for over the summer. During your hike, you'll look for things in nature that have inspired video games. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/4/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/4/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike with a Geek! Get away from those screens and take a hike today! Before heading out, learn some hiking safety tips and what to watch out for over the summer. During your hike, you'll look for things in nature that have inspired video games. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, July 04 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/4/2021 2:15:00 PM 7/4/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, July 05 at 9:00 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/5/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/5/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, July 05 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/5/2021 11:15:00 AM 7/5/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, July 05 at 12:15 PM

Heavy Artillery Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/5/2021 12:15:00 PM 7/5/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, July 05 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/5/2021 2:15:00 PM 7/5/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Tuesday, July 06 at 9:00 AM

Jr. Naturalists: Protecting Pollinators at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join us for this exciting new program series for the whole family! Each week we will explore a different aspect of what it means to be a naturalist here at Brandywine Creek. This week we will visit BCSPΓÇÖs pollinator garden. Learn some of the important native plants, and help us study the pollinators that come and visit. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Ages 4 - 104. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/6/2021 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Jr. Naturalists: Protecting Pollinators Join us for this exciting new program series for the whole family! Each week we will explore a different aspect of what it means to be a naturalist here at Brandywine Creek. This week we will visit BCSPΓÇÖs pollinator garden. Learn some of the important native plants, and help us study the pollinators that come and visit. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Ages 4 - 104. $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Tuesday, July 06 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

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. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/6/2021 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. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, July 06 at 9:30 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/6/2021 11:00:00 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. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 06 at 10:30 AM

Camouflage: Wildlife to Warfare at Fort Miles Historical Area

Dolphins, moths and squid are just some of the animals that have inspired military disguises. Join us as we dive into the world of camouflage and explore how soldiers keep themselves safe and hidden! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/6/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/6/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Camouflage: Wildlife to Warfare Dolphins, moths and squid are just some of the animals that have inspired military disguises. Join us as we dive into the world of camouflage and explore how soldiers keep themselves safe and hidden! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. Free Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, July 06 at 11:00 AM

Virtual Diversity Storytime (Tuesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free

Add to Calendar 7/6/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/6/2021 11:20:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Diversity Storytime (Tuesdays) Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free Brandywine Zoo

Tuesday, July 06 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2021 12:30:00 PM 7/6/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, July 06 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/6/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Tuesday, July 06 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2021 2:30:00 PM 7/6/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, July 06 at 4:00 PM

Intro to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park

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 three-hour program. Rods, reels and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $25 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2021 4:00:00 PM 7/6/2021 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Intro to Surf Fishing 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 three-hour program. Rods, reels and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $25 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 06 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/6/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/6/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, July 06 at 6:30 PM

Seaside Jimmy at Holts Landing State Park

Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect.

Add to Calendar 7/6/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/6/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Seaside Jimmy Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect. Holts Landing State Park

Tuesday, July 06 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Delaware Seashore State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/6/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/6/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 07 at 9:00 AM

Reptile Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Hike the park in search of reptiles as we discover how they make the various habitats their home. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/7/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Reptile Hike Hike the park in search of reptiles as we discover how they make the various habitats their home. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, July 07 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/7/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 07 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/7/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/7/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, July 07 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/7/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 07 at 11:00 AM

Mr. Lincoln's Soldiers Muster in Dover at First State Heritage Park

The Union Army has arrived in Dover. As the war rages in Virginia, a recruiting party has arrived in the state capital from Fort Delaware to enlist new soldiers into the Delaware Regiments. Visit today with costumed interpreters from Fort Delaware State Park and learn about the life of the common Civil War soldier, discover military drills, and consider whether you'd sign on the dotted line. The Union must be preserved! For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. Free

Add to Calendar 7/7/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/7/2021 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Mr. Lincoln's Soldiers Muster in Dover The Union Army has arrived in Dover. As the war rages in Virginia, a recruiting party has arrived in the state capital from Fort Delaware to enlist new soldiers into the Delaware Regiments. Visit today with costumed interpreters from Fort Delaware State Park and learn about the life of the common Civil War soldier, discover military drills, and consider whether you'd sign on the dotted line. The Union must be preserved! For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. Free First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, July 07 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2021 12:30:00 PM 7/7/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 07 at 2:00 PM

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

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. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/7/2021 3:30:00 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. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 07 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2021 2:30:00 PM 7/7/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 07 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/7/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 07 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. 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 7/7/2021 8:00:00 PM 7/7/2021 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 State Park

Wednesday, July 07 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Delaware Seashore State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/7/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/7/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 07 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/7/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 07 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/7/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/7/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, July 08 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/8/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 08 at 9:30 AM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail at Holts Landing State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/8/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Holts Landing State Park

Thursday, July 08 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/8/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, July 08 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/8/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 08 at 10:30 AM

Story Time at Brandywine Zoo

Visit the zoo weekly on Thursdays for the return of Story Time at the Zoo. Featuring a new book and special animal guests each week. This socially-distanced program will take place in the Zoo Amphitheater. Pre-registration is required, as space is extremely limited. Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/8/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Story Time Visit the zoo weekly on Thursdays for the return of Story Time at the Zoo. Featuring a new book and special animal guests each week. This socially-distanced program will take place in the Zoo Amphitheater. Pre-registration is required, as space is extremely limited. Free with admission. Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, July 08 at 11:00 AM

Mr. Lincoln's Soldiers Muster at Killens Pond at Killens Pond State Park

The Union Army has arrived at Killens Pond. As the war rages in Virginia, a recruiting party has arrived from Fort Delaware to enlist new soldiers into the Delaware Regiments. Visit today with costumed interpreters from Fort Delaware State Park and learn about the life of the common Civil War soldier, discover military drills, and consider whether you'd sign on the dotted line. The Union must be preserved! For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. Free

Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/8/2021 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Mr. Lincoln's Soldiers Muster at Killens Pond The Union Army has arrived at Killens Pond. As the war rages in Virginia, a recruiting party has arrived from Fort Delaware to enlist new soldiers into the Delaware Regiments. Visit today with costumed interpreters from Fort Delaware State Park and learn about the life of the common Civil War soldier, discover military drills, and consider whether you'd sign on the dotted line. The Union must be preserved! For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. Free Killens Pond State Park

Thursday, July 08 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 12:30:00 PM 7/8/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 08 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/8/2021 2:30:00 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. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, July 08 at 1:30 PM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 1:30:00 PM 7/8/2021 2:30:00 PM 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 & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 08 at 2:00 PM

Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/8/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 08 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 2:30:00 PM 7/8/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 08 at 5:00 PM

Three Square Meals at Trap Pond State Park

Tour some original Civilian Conservation Corps structures at Trap Pond State Park. Learn how these young men impacted the state and the nation. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to make your reservation. Free

Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 5:00:00 PM 7/8/2021 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Three Square Meals Tour some original Civilian Conservation Corps structures at Trap Pond State Park. Learn how these young men impacted the state and the nation. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to make your reservation. Free Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, July 08 at 5:00 PM

Pea Patch Island River Cruise at Fort Delaware State Park

Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $15 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 5:00:00 PM 7/8/2021 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch Island River Cruise Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $15 per person Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, July 08 at 6:00 PM

Evening Kayak Paddle at Killens Pond State Park

Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! 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. DonΓÇÖt forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/8/2021 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evening Kayak Paddle Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! 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. DonΓÇÖt forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Thursday, July 08 at 6:15 PM

Pea Patch Island River Cruise at Fort Delaware State Park

Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $15 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 6:15:00 PM 7/8/2021 7:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch Island River Cruise Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $15 per person Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, July 08 at 7:30 PM

Sunset River Cruise at Fort Delaware State Park

Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. The cruise offers a beautiful view of the sunset over the Delaware River. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $25 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 7:30:00 PM 7/8/2021 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset River Cruise Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. The cruise offers a beautiful view of the sunset over the Delaware River. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $25 per person Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, July 08 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/8/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Fenwick Island State Park

Thursday, July 08 at 8:30 PM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/8/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 08 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/8/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 09 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/9/2021 11:45:00 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. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 09 at 9:30 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/9/2021 11:00:00 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. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 09 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/9/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Friday, July 09 at 10:30 AM

Cold War Bike Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/9/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Cold War Bike Tour Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 09 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 11:15:00 AM 7/9/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, July 09 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 12:30:00 PM 7/9/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 09 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/9/2021 2:30:00 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. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, July 09 at 2:00 PM

Cruise the Canal at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person

Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/9/2021 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 09 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/9/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 09 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 2:15:00 PM 7/9/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, July 09 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 2:30:00 PM 7/9/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 09 at 4:00 PM

Tree Hugger Mini Hikes at Brandywine Creek State Park

Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 4:00:00 PM 7/9/2021 4:45:00 PM America/New_York Tree Hugger Mini Hikes Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Friday, July 09 at 6:00 PM

Stone Walls History Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

Talk a walk through history and discover the somewhat mysterious and very impressive history of the stone walls that line the park landscape. Who built these walls? When? Why? How? Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the rolling hills as we unravel the story behind the walls. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/9/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Stone Walls History Walk Talk a walk through history and discover the somewhat mysterious and very impressive history of the stone walls that line the park landscape. Who built these walls? When? Why? How? Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the rolling hills as we unravel the story behind the walls. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Friday, July 09 at 6:00 PM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/9/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Friday, July 09 at 6:30 PM

Diamond Swign Jazz at Killens Pond State Park

Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/9/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Diamond Swign Jazz Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates. Killens Pond State Park

Friday, July 09 at 8:15 PM

Night Owls at Bellevue State Park

Walk with us after hours and put on your big ears and eyes, we're searching for owls! Register Online or by calling: 302-761-6963 $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 8:15:00 PM 7/9/2021 9:15:00 PM America/New_York Night Owls Walk with us after hours and put on your big ears and eyes, we're searching for owls! Register Online or by calling: 302-761-6963 $5 per person Bellevue State Park

Saturday, July 10 at 9:00 AM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/10/2021 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, July 10 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/10/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 10 at 9:30 AM

41st Annual Sandcastle Contest at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/10/2021 1:00:00 PM America/New_York 41st Annual Sandcastle Contest Come be a part of the sandcastle building tradition that's been happening at Delaware Seashore State Park for over 40 years! Amateurs and experienced builders are welcome to participate. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: children 12 and younger, and the "all ages" Open Class. Register at Tower Road Oceanside on the day of the event. Free contest entry; park entrance fees in effect Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 10 at 10:00 AM

Protect our Pollinators: Garden Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

What's blooming in the pollinator garden? Who's that buzzing around? Join us for a walk through the pollinator garden and learn about why the garden is so important and what you can do to help pollinators in your own life. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/10/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Protect our Pollinators: Garden Walk What's blooming in the pollinator garden? Who's that buzzing around? Join us for a walk through the pollinator garden and learn about why the garden is so important and what you can do to help pollinators in your own life. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 10 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/10/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 10 at 10:30 AM

Panning for Creek Gems at White Clay Creek State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/10/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Panning for Creek Gems Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, July 10 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/10/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 10 at 11:00 AM

Wildlife Wonders at Lums Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/10/2021 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildlife Wonders Join a naturalist at the nature center for a program focused on different wildlife you can find at the park. Program lasts an hour and is best suited for kids 6 years or older. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, July 10 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 11:15:00 AM 7/10/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 10 at 12:15 PM

Heavy Artillery Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 12:15:00 PM 7/10/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 10 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 12:30:00 PM 7/10/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 10 at 1:00 PM

Hidden Pond Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join us for a hike around the Hidden Pond Trail. Learn about some of the history and ecology of the area, and find the mysterious Hidden Pond. This is a rocky and somewhat hilly trail. Be sure to bring a full water bottle! Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/10/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hidden Pond Hike Join us for a hike around the Hidden Pond Trail. Learn about some of the history and ecology of the area, and find the mysterious Hidden Pond. This is a rocky and somewhat hilly trail. Be sure to bring a full water bottle! Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 10 at 2:00 PM

Summer Bugs at Killens Pond State Park

When spending so much time outdoors in the summer it can help to know which insects are friends and which ones are not. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/10/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Bugs When spending so much time outdoors in the summer it can help to know which insects are friends and which ones are not. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, July 10 at 2:00 PM

Virtual Diversity Storytime (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free

Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/10/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Diversity Storytime (Saturdays) Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, July 10 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 2:15:00 PM 7/10/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 10 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 2:30:00 PM 7/10/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 10 at 6:30 PM

Milford Community Band at Trap Pond State Park

Join us Saturday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. The concerts will take place behind the nature center. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-875-5163 for inclement weather updates and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.

Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/10/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Milford Community Band Join us Saturday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. The concerts will take place behind the nature center. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-875-5163 for inclement weather updates and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, July 11 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/11/2021 11:15:00 AM 7/11/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, July 11 at 1:00 PM

Lanternfly Roundup at Bellevue State Park

There's a big problem that needs to be squashed, and we need your help! We'll hike with a mission to stomp them out, join us! Registratio Required: 302-761-6963 Free

Add to Calendar 7/11/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/11/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Lanternfly Roundup There's a big problem that needs to be squashed, and we need your help! We'll hike with a mission to stomp them out, join us! Registratio Required: 302-761-6963 Free Bellevue State Park

Sunday, July 11 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

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

Add to Calendar 7/11/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/11/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, July 11 at 1:00 PM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 7/11/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/11/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, July 11 at 2:00 PM

Summer Bugs at Killens Pond State Park

When spending so much time outdoors in the summer it can help to know which insects are friends and which ones are not. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/11/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/11/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Bugs When spending so much time outdoors in the summer it can help to know which insects are friends and which ones are not. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, July 11 at 3:00 PM

Stroll with the Superintendent at White Clay Creek State Park

Join our park superintendent for a hike on portions of the Millstone Pond and Twin Valley trails. We'll learn some history of the area including discussing the free African-American families that lived here in the 1800s. We may also make our way to the Wells Barn and discuss its history and preservation efforts. Degree of Difficulty: Moderate. Bring plenty of water and be prepared to hike!! Pre-registration required by the day before. Free

Add to Calendar 7/11/2021 3:00:00 PM 7/11/2021 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Stroll with the Superintendent Join our park superintendent for a hike on portions of the Millstone Pond and Twin Valley trails. We'll learn some history of the area including discussing the free African-American families that lived here in the 1800s. We may also make our way to the Wells Barn and discuss its history and preservation efforts. Degree of Difficulty: Moderate. Bring plenty of water and be prepared to hike!! Pre-registration required by the day before. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Monday, July 12 at 9:00 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/12/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/12/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, July 12 at 6:30 PM

Hot Breakfast! at Wilmington State Parks

Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open.

Add to Calendar 7/12/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/12/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Hot Breakfast! Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open. Wilmington State Parks

Tuesday, July 13 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

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. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/13/2021 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. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, July 13 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/13/2021 11:45:00 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. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 13 at 10:30 AM

Camouflage: Wildlife to Warfare at Fort Miles Historical Area

Dolphins, moths and squid are just some of the animals that have inspired military disguises. Join us as we dive into the world of camouflage and explore how soldiers keep themselves safe and hidden! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/13/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/13/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Camouflage: Wildlife to Warfare Dolphins, moths and squid are just some of the animals that have inspired military disguises. Join us as we dive into the world of camouflage and explore how soldiers keep themselves safe and hidden! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. Free Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, July 13 at 11:00 AM

Virtual Diversity Storytime (Tuesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free

Add to Calendar 7/13/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/13/2021 11:20:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Diversity Storytime (Tuesdays) Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free Brandywine Zoo

Tuesday, July 13 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/13/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Tuesday, July 13 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/13/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/13/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, July 13 at 6:30 PM

Kindred Spirits at Holts Landing State Park

Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/13/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Kindred Spirits Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect. Holts Landing State Park

Tuesday, July 13 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Delaware Seashore State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/13/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/13/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 14 at 9:00 AM

Reptile Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Hike the park in search of reptiles as we discover how they make the various habitats their home. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/14/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Reptile Hike Hike the park in search of reptiles as we discover how they make the various habitats their home. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, July 14 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/14/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 14 at 10:00 AM

The Bridge Trolls at Auburn Valley State Park

The new Bridge Troll reading program encourages children to get outdoors and make connections between story concepts and the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, a small hands-on craft and an activity to get kids moving around! On fair-weather days, children will meet by one of our historic bridges for picnic blanket story time with our interpreter. On wet days, we will gather on the wrap-around porch of our historic Queen Anne Mansion. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-239-5687 for more information. $4 per child

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/14/2021 11:15:00 AM America/New_York The Bridge Trolls The new Bridge Troll reading program encourages children to get outdoors and make connections between story concepts and the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, a small hands-on craft and an activity to get kids moving around! On fair-weather days, children will meet by one of our historic bridges for picnic blanket story time with our interpreter. On wet days, we will gather on the wrap-around porch of our historic Queen Anne Mansion. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-239-5687 for more information. $4 per child Auburn Valley State Park

Wednesday, July 14 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/14/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/14/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, July 14 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/14/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 14 at 2:00 PM

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

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. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/14/2021 3:30:00 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. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 14 at 5:00 PM

Sip & Stroll Wednesdays at Brandywine Zoo

The Brandywine Zoo is excited to announce a new happy hour series to Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing or Liquid Alchemy Beverages. Fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Experience a wild evening out at the Zoo on Wednesday nights and appreciate a close encounter of a wild kind! Visit BrandywineZoo.org for details. Non Member Adults $10, children $7 - Brandywine Zoo member $5 adult, $3 kids - Alcohol is available for purchase, must show valid ID. Social Distancing will be maintained, and masks are required when not eating or drinking. Tickets are limited to allow for social distancing within the zoo and is a rain or shine event.

Add to Calendar 7/14/2021 5:00:00 PM 7/14/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Sip & Stroll Wednesdays The Brandywine Zoo is excited to announce a new happy hour series to Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing or Liquid Alchemy Beverages. Fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Experience a wild evening out at the Zoo on Wednesday nights and appreciate a close encounter of a wild kind! Visit BrandywineZoo.org for details. Non Member Adults $10, children $7 - Brandywine Zoo member $5 adult, $3 kids - Alcohol is available for purchase, must show valid ID. Social Distancing will be maintained, and masks are required when not eating or drinking. Tickets are limited to allow for social distancing within the zoo and is a rain or shine event. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, July 14 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/14/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30 PM

Calla Bere & The Attitude at Wilmington State Parks

Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open.

Add to Calendar 7/14/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/14/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Calla Bere & The Attitude Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open. Wilmington State Parks

Wednesday, July 14 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. 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 7/14/2021 8:00:00 PM 7/14/2021 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 State Park

Wednesday, July 14 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Delaware Seashore State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/14/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/14/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 14 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/14/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 14 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/14/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/14/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, July 15 at 9:30 AM

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation at Delaware Seashore State Park

Are you in search of something fun AND educational to do with your kids this summer? Explore the dunes and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station and uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Ages 4 – 9. Pre-registration required. Chaperones must be included in the headcount. Free

Add to Calendar 7/15/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/15/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Are you in search of something fun AND educational to do with your kids this summer? Explore the dunes and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station and uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Ages 4 – 9. Pre-registration required. Chaperones must be included in the headcount. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 15 at 9:30 AM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail at Holts Landing State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/15/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/15/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Holts Landing State Park

Thursday, July 15 at 9:30 AM

Virtual Science Cubs (Virtual PreK Series -Thursdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Calling all 3 to 5 year old animal lovers - our animals are all mixed up! Join us for the wildest PreK series in town! In this 5 week session, kids will help us sort and group some of our animal friends by their fur, feathers, scales, and more! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Program runs from July 15 to August 12. Fee: $70 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $85 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by July 7, 2021 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after July 7, we can't guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available).

Add to Calendar 7/15/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/15/2021 10:15:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Science Cubs (Virtual PreK Series -Thursdays) Calling all 3 to 5 year old animal lovers - our animals are all mixed up! Join us for the wildest PreK series in town! In this 5 week session, kids will help us sort and group some of our animal friends by their fur, feathers, scales, and more! Each week consists of a virtual class and materials for two children to complete three self-guided activities. Program runs from July 15 to August 12. Fee: $70 for Delaware Zoological Society members and $85 for non-members. You can have your box shipped to you or you can pick up the box at the zoo. Register by July 7, 2021 at BrandywineZoo.org. If you register after July 7, we can't guarantee your box will arrive in time for the first class (but zoo pickup will be available). Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, July 15 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/15/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/15/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, July 15 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/15/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/15/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 15 at 10:30 AM

Story Time at Brandywine Zoo

Visit the zoo weekly on Thursdays for the return of Story Time at the Zoo. Featuring a new book and special animal guests each week. This socially-distanced program will take place in the Zoo Amphitheater. Pre-registration is required, as space is extremely limited. Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 7/15/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/15/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Story Time Visit the zoo weekly on Thursdays for the return of Story Time at the Zoo. Featuring a new book and special animal guests each week. This socially-distanced program will take place in the Zoo Amphitheater. Pre-registration is required, as space is extremely limited. Free with admission. Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, July 15 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/15/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/15/2021 2:30:00 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. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, July 15 at 1:30 PM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/15/2021 1:30:00 PM 7/15/2021 2:30:00 PM 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 & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 15 at 2:00 PM

Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/15/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/15/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 15 at 5:00 PM

Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetary. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free

Add to Calendar 7/15/2021 5:00:00 PM 7/15/2021 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetary. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, July 15 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/15/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/15/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Fenwick Island State Park

Thursday, July 15 at 8:30 PM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 7/15/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/15/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 15 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/15/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/15/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 16 at 9:00 AM

Beach Treasures at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the shore for shells, feathers and other treasures that washes up on the beaches and discover where they came from. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/16/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Treasures Search the shore for shells, feathers and other treasures that washes up on the beaches and discover where they came from. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 16 at 9:30 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/16/2021 11:00:00 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. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 16 at 9:30 AM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/16/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 16 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/16/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Friday, July 16 at 10:30 AM

Cold War Bike Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/16/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Cold War Bike Tour Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 16 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 11:15:00 AM 7/16/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, July 16 at 11:30 AM

Terrapin Talk at Delaware Seashore State Park

Diamondback terrapins are the most populous turtle species in the park. Learn what challenges they face in the park, what is being done to protect them, and what you can do to help ensure their survival! Pre-registration required. Free

Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 11:30:00 AM 7/16/2021 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk Diamondback terrapins are the most populous turtle species in the park. Learn what challenges they face in the park, what is being done to protect them, and what you can do to help ensure their survival! Pre-registration required. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 16 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/16/2021 2:30:00 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. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, July 16 at 1:30 PM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 1:30:00 PM 7/16/2021 2:30:00 PM 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 & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 16 at 2:00 PM

Cruise the Canal at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person

Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/16/2021 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 16 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/16/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 16 at 4:00 PM

Tree Hugger Mini Hikes at Brandywine Creek State Park

Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 4:00:00 PM 7/16/2021 4:45:00 PM America/New_York Tree Hugger Mini Hikes Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Friday, July 16 at 4:00 PM

Bark in the Park at Auburn Valley State Park

Have a friendly and well-behaved pup you want to bring out on the trails? Then join us for this park interpreter-led bark in the park nature hike. Enjoy a casual stroll along the trails, letting your furry friends socialize while you enjoy a nature hike around the Oversee Farm. We will hike 1.1 miles in one hour. Free

Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 4:00:00 PM 7/16/2021 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Bark in the Park Have a friendly and well-behaved pup you want to bring out on the trails? Then join us for this park interpreter-led bark in the park nature hike. Enjoy a casual stroll along the trails, letting your furry friends socialize while you enjoy a nature hike around the Oversee Farm. We will hike 1.1 miles in one hour. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, July 16 at 6:00 PM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/16/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Friday, July 16 at 6:30 PM

A Touch of Brass at Killens Pond State Park

Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/16/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York A Touch of Brass Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates. Killens Pond State Park

Friday, July 16 at 9:00 PM

Owl Prowl at Brandywine Creek State Park

Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the parkΓÇÖs 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 7/16/2021 9:00:00 PM 7/16/2021 10:00:00 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 parkΓÇÖs 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 State Park

Saturday, July 17 at 8:30 AM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 8:30:00 AM 7/17/2021 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 17 at 9:00 AM

Hiking Series at White Clay Creek State Park

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! Registration required. Call by noon on Friday to Register, 302-368-6900. Hike will beChestnut Hill Trail Length: 3.3mi / approx. 1.5 hours. Terrain: some hilly, uneven ground. Meet at Judge Morris parking area kiosk. Free

Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/17/2021 10:45:00 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! Registration required. Call by noon on Friday to Register, 302-368-6900. Hike will beChestnut Hill Trail Length: 3.3mi / approx. 1.5 hours. Terrain: some hilly, uneven ground. Meet at Judge Morris parking area kiosk. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, July 17 at 9:00 AM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/17/2021 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, July 17 at 10:00 AM

Summer Tree ID at Brandywine Creek State Park

Sunny summertime means beautiful green leafy trees all around the park. Learn the basics of tree ID and explore some of the wide variety of trees that grow in our beloved old growth forest. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/17/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Summer Tree ID Sunny summertime means beautiful green leafy trees all around the park. Learn the basics of tree ID and explore some of the wide variety of trees that grow in our beloved old growth forest. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 17 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/17/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 17 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/17/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 17 at 11:00 AM

Jazz Interlude by Saxophonist Khayden at First State Heritage Park

Talented local saxophone performer Khaydon brings his instrument to First State Heritage Park as a part of his goal to bring his special stamp on jazz to each of Delaware's state parks. Feel free to bring your chair or a blanket down to the John Bell House for this singular musical performance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. Free

Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/17/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Jazz Interlude by Saxophonist Khayden Talented local saxophone performer Khaydon brings his instrument to First State Heritage Park as a part of his goal to bring his special stamp on jazz to each of Delaware's state parks. Feel free to bring your chair or a blanket down to the John Bell House for this singular musical performance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. Free First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 17 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 11:15:00 AM 7/17/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 17 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/17/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, July 17 at 1:00 PM

Summer Tree ID at Brandywine Creek State Park

Sunny summertime means beautiful green leafy trees all around the park. Learn the basics of tree ID and explore some of the wide variety of trees that grow in our beloved old growth forest. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/17/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Summer Tree ID Sunny summertime means beautiful green leafy trees all around the park. Learn the basics of tree ID and explore some of the wide variety of trees that grow in our beloved old growth forest. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 17 at 1:30 PM

Jazz Interlude by Saxophonist Khayden at First State Heritage Park

Talented local saxophone performer Khaydon brings his instrument to First State Heritage Park as a part of his goal to bring his special stamp on jazz to each of Delaware's state parks. Feel free to bring your chair or a blanket down to the John Bell House for this singular musical performance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. Free

Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 1:30:00 PM 7/17/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Jazz Interlude by Saxophonist Khayden Talented local saxophone performer Khaydon brings his instrument to First State Heritage Park as a part of his goal to bring his special stamp on jazz to each of Delaware's state parks. Feel free to bring your chair or a blanket down to the John Bell House for this singular musical performance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. Free First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 17 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 1:30:00 PM 7/17/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle-deep water. Pre-registration required. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 17 at 2:00 PM

KPSP Native American History at Killens Pond State Park

The history of the Killens Pond area didn't start with the Dutch settlements in the 1630s. Join us to learn about the Lenape, a nation of Indigenous people who have lived along the Delaware River for thousands of years! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/17/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York KPSP Native American History The history of the Killens Pond area didn't start with the Dutch settlements in the 1630s. Join us to learn about the Lenape, a nation of Indigenous people who have lived along the Delaware River for thousands of years! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, July 17 at 2:00 PM

Virtual Diversity Storytime (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free

Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/17/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Diversity Storytime (Saturdays) Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, July 17 at 5:00 PM

Get Schooled: Learn to Fish! at Auburn Valley State Park

For the first time, we'll be offering a limited size fishing workshop for children and teens. We'll fish for Largemouth bass in Oversee Pond from the Oversee Farm Trail. The two-hour program includes a lesson in safety and casting, 45 minutes of supervised fishing and a lesson on the fish in Delaware's ecosystem. Through the catch and release fishing activity, children will learn how conservation practices and recreational activities play a vital part in protecting Delaware's aquatic ecosystem. Limited availability; call the park office to reserve your space at 302-729-4280. Fishing rods and tackle are provided, but families may bring their own. The activity is meant for children, but parents and guardians are encouraged to watch and participate to help make fishing a family activity! $20 per child

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Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 5:00:00 PM 7/17/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Get Schooled: Learn to Fish! For the first time, we'll be offering a limited size fishing workshop for children and teens. We'll fish for Largemouth bass in Oversee Pond from the Oversee Farm Trail. The two-hour program includes a lesson in safety and casting, 45 minutes of supervised fishing and a lesson on the fish in Delaware's ecosystem. Through the catch and release fishing activity, children will learn how conservation practices and recreational activities play a vital part in protecting Delaware's aquatic ecosystem. Limited availability; call the park office to reserve your space at 302-729-4280. Fishing rods and tackle are provided, but families may bring their own. The activity is meant for children, but parents and guardians are encouraged to watch and participate to help make fishing a family activity! $20 per child Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, July 17 at 6:30 PM

Second Chance Blues at Trap Pond State Park

Join us Saturday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. The concerts will take place behind the nature center. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-875-5163 for inclement weather updates and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.

Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/17/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Second Chance Blues Join us Saturday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. The concerts will take place behind the nature center. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-875-5163 for inclement weather updates and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, July 18 at 8:00 AM

Youth Fishing Tournament at Trap Pond State Park

Open to ages 15 and under. Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8 - 9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 and run until 11. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment will be provided, or bring your own. Free

Add to Calendar 7/18/2021 8:00:00 AM 7/18/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Youth Fishing Tournament Open to ages 15 and under. Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8 - 9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 and run until 11. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment will be provided, or bring your own. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, July 18 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 7/18/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/18/2021 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! Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, July 18 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/18/2021 11:15:00 AM 7/18/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, July 18 at 12:15 PM

Heavy Artillery Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/18/2021 12:15:00 PM 7/11/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, July 18 at 1:00 PM

Nature 101 at Bellevue State Park

Ever wonder how nature works? Wonder no more! We'll give you the basics on the organsims you see everday at Bellevue, and each month will be something new! For all ages. Registration Required: 302-761-6963 Free

Add to Calendar 7/18/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/18/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Nature 101 Ever wonder how nature works? Wonder no more! We'll give you the basics on the organsims you see everday at Bellevue, and each month will be something new! For all ages. Registration Required: 302-761-6963 Free Bellevue State Park

Sunday, July 18 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

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

Add to Calendar 7/18/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/18/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, July 18 at 1:00 PM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 7/18/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/18/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, July 18 at 2:00 PM

KPSP Native American History at Killens Pond State Park

The history of the Killens Pond area didn't start with the Dutch settlements in the 1630s. Join us to learn about the Lenape, a nation of Indigenous people who have lived along the Delaware River for thousands of years! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/18/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/18/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York KPSP Native American History The history of the Killens Pond area didn't start with the Dutch settlements in the 1630s. Join us to learn about the Lenape, a nation of Indigenous people who have lived along the Delaware River for thousands of years! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, July 18 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/18/2021 2:15:00 PM 7/11/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, July 19 at 9:00 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/19/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/19/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, July 19 at 6:30 PM

Sunset Riders at Wilmington State Parks

Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open.

Add to Calendar 7/19/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/19/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Sunset Riders Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open. Wilmington State Parks

Tuesday, July 20 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

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. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/20/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/20/2021 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. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, July 20 at 9:30 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/20/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/20/2021 11:00:00 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. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 20 at 10:30 AM

Camouflage: Wildlife to Warfare at Fort Miles Historical Area

Dolphins, moths and squid are just some of the animals that have inspired military disguises. Join us as we dive into the world of camouflage and explore how soldiers keep themselves safe and hidden! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/20/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/20/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Camouflage: Wildlife to Warfare Dolphins, moths and squid are just some of the animals that have inspired military disguises. Join us as we dive into the world of camouflage and explore how soldiers keep themselves safe and hidden! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. Free Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, July 20 at 11:00 AM

Virtual Diversity Storytime (Tuesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free

Add to Calendar 7/20/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/20/2021 11:20:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Diversity Storytime (Tuesdays) Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free Brandywine Zoo

Tuesday, July 20 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/20/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/20/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Tuesday, July 20 at 4:00 PM

Beach Driving Clinic at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then, follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 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 7/20/2021 4:00:00 PM 7/20/2021 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then, follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 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 State Park

Tuesday, July 20 at 6:30 PM

Touch of Brass at Holts Landing State Park

Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect.

Add to Calendar 7/20/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/20/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Touch of Brass Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect. Holts Landing State Park

Tuesday, July 20 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Delaware Seashore State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/20/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/20/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 21 at 9:00 AM

Reptile Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Hike the park in search of reptiles as we discover how they make the various habitats their home. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/21/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/21/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Reptile Hike Hike the park in search of reptiles as we discover how they make the various habitats their home. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, July 21 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/21/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/21/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 21 at 10:00 AM

The Bridge Trolls at Auburn Valley State Park

The new Bridge Troll reading program encourages children to get outdoors and make connections between story concepts and the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, a small hands-on craft and an activity to get kids moving around! On fair-weather days, children will meet by one of our historic bridges for picnic blanket story time with our interpreter. On wet days, we will gather on the wrap-around porch of our historic Queen Anne Mansion. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-239-5687 for more information. $4 per child

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Add to Calendar 7/21/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/21/2021 11:15:00 AM America/New_York The Bridge Trolls The new Bridge Troll reading program encourages children to get outdoors and make connections between story concepts and the real world. Each Bridge Troll reading day includes reading time, a small hands-on craft and an activity to get kids moving around! On fair-weather days, children will meet by one of our historic bridges for picnic blanket story time with our interpreter. On wet days, we will gather on the wrap-around porch of our historic Queen Anne Mansion. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. No obligation to attend every reading day; come to the ones you can fit in your schedule. Call 302-239-5687 for more information. $4 per child Auburn Valley State Park

Wednesday, July 21 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/21/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/21/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, July 21 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/21/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/21/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 21 at 11:00 AM

Mr. Lincoln's Soldiers Muster at Lums Pond at Lums Pond State Park

The Union Army has arrived at Lums Pond. As the war rages in Virginia, a recruiting party has arrived from Fort Delaware to enlist new soldiers into the Delaware Regiments. Visit today with costumed interpreters from Fort Delaware State Park and learn about the life of the common Civil War soldier, discover military drills, and consider whether you'd sign on the dotted line. The Union must be preserved! For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. Free

Add to Calendar 7/21/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/21/2021 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Mr. Lincoln's Soldiers Muster at Lums Pond The Union Army has arrived at Lums Pond. As the war rages in Virginia, a recruiting party has arrived from Fort Delaware to enlist new soldiers into the Delaware Regiments. Visit today with costumed interpreters from Fort Delaware State Park and learn about the life of the common Civil War soldier, discover military drills, and consider whether you'd sign on the dotted line. The Union must be preserved! For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. Free Lums Pond State Park

Wednesday, July 21 at 2:00 PM

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

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. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/21/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/21/2021 3:30:00 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. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 21 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/21/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/21/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 21 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. 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 7/21/2021 8:00:00 PM 7/21/2021 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 State Park

Wednesday, July 21 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Delaware Seashore State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/21/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/21/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 21 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/21/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/21/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 21 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/21/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/21/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, July 22 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/22/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 22 at 9:30 AM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail at Holts Landing State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/22/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Holts Landing State Park

Thursday, July 22 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/22/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, July 22 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/22/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 22 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/22/2021 2:30:00 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. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, July 22 at 1:30 PM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 1:30:00 PM 7/22/2021 2:30:00 PM 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 & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 22 at 2:00 PM

Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/22/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 22 at 5:00 PM

Shingle Making at Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond was created in the 1700s to harvest Baldcypress and Atlantic White Cedar from the local swamps. Much of this lumber was used for shingles. Try your hand at splitting shingles, just like they did it back then. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to make your reservation. Free

Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 5:00:00 PM 7/22/2021 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Shingle Making Trap Pond was created in the 1700s to harvest Baldcypress and Atlantic White Cedar from the local swamps. Much of this lumber was used for shingles. Try your hand at splitting shingles, just like they did it back then. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to make your reservation. Free Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, July 22 at 5:00 PM

Pea Patch Island River Cruise at Fort Delaware State Park

Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $15 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 5:00:00 PM 7/22/2021 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch Island River Cruise Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $15 per person Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, July 22 at 5:30 PM

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum's PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the wreck pole. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Adults $6.50, Seniors and Children $5, Children Under 5 Free. 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 7/22/2021 5:30:00 PM 7/22/2021 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum's PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the wreck pole. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Adults $6.50, Seniors and Children $5, Children Under 5 Free. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 22 at 6:00 PM

Evening Kayak Paddle at Killens Pond State Park

Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! 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. DonΓÇÖt forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/22/2021 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evening Kayak Paddle Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! 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. DonΓÇÖt forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Thursday, July 22 at 6:15 PM

Pea Patch Island River Cruise at Fort Delaware State Park

Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $15 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 6:15:00 PM 7/22/2021 7:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch Island River Cruise Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $15 per person Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, July 22 at 7:30 PM

Sunset River Cruise at Fort Delaware State Park

Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. The cruise offers a beautiful view of the sunset over the Delaware River. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $25 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 7:30:00 PM 7/22/2021 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset River Cruise Participants will get the chance to view historic Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. Being on the river gives a very enlightening perspective to how Fort Delaware, Fort Mott, and Fort DuPont worked together to protect the river passage to Wilmington and Philadelphia from enemy navies. In addition, Pea Patch Island is home to an impressive heron rookery. Nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis can be seen in and around the herony so we should see a wide variety of wading birds, as well as the chance at some osprey and bald eagles. The cruise offers a beautiful view of the sunset over the Delaware River. Masks are required on the ferry at all times. Food and beverages are permitted on the ferry, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. $25 per person Fort Delaware State Park

Thursday, July 22 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/22/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Fenwick Island State Park

Thursday, July 22 at 8:30 PM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/22/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 22 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/22/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 23 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/23/2021 11:45:00 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. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 23 at 9:30 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/23/2021 11:00:00 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. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 23 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/23/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Friday, July 23 at 10:30 AM

Cold War Bike Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/23/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Cold War Bike Tour Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 23 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 11:15:00 AM 7/23/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, July 23 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/23/2021 2:30:00 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. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, July 23 at 2:00 PM

Cruise the Canal at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person

Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/23/2021 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 23 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/23/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 23 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 2:15:00 PM 7/23/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, July 23 at 4:00 PM

Tree Hugger Mini Hikes at Brandywine Creek State Park

Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 4:00:00 PM 7/23/2021 4:45:00 PM America/New_York Tree Hugger Mini Hikes Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Friday, July 23 at 6:00 PM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/23/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Friday, July 23 at 6:30 PM

Ginger at Killens Pond State Park

Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/23/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Ginger Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates. Killens Pond State Park

Friday, July 23 at 8:00 PM

Sunset/Moonrise Hike at White Clay Creek State Park

Join the park naturalist for an evening Hike near the full moon. WeΓÇÖll start the Hike as the sun sets and then enjoy the moonrise as we return. Must pre-register by calling the park office 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. $4 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 8:00:00 PM 7/23/2021 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset/Moonrise Hike Join the park naturalist for an evening Hike near the full moon. WeΓÇÖll start the Hike as the sun sets and then enjoy the moonrise as we return. Must pre-register by calling the park office 302-368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. $4 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Friday, July 23 at 8:00 PM

Full Moon Hike at Bellevue State Park

As the sun goes down, the moon comes out. Join our Hike through the park as we search for a good view of its dazzling performance! Register Online or by calling: 302-761-6963 $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 8:00:00 PM 7/23/2021 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the sun goes down, the moon comes out. Join our Hike through the park as we search for a good view of its dazzling performance! Register Online or by calling: 302-761-6963 $5 per person Bellevue State Park

Friday, July 23 at 9:00 PM

Full Moon Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join the 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. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. This program will fill up fast! $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 9:00:00 PM 7/23/2021 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Join the 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. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. This program will fill up fast! $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 24 at 8:30 AM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 8:30:00 AM 7/24/2021 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 24 at 9:00 AM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/24/2021 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, July 24 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/24/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 24 at 10:00 AM

Sketching in the Sun: Flowers at Brandywine Creek State Park

Hone your observative eye and learn how to draw the world around you in this fun beginner art series. This week we will be drawing flowers in the pollinator garden! Learn what to look for to identify a flower and how to translate that to paper. Pre-registration required. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/24/2021 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Sketching in the Sun: Flowers Hone your observative eye and learn how to draw the world around you in this fun beginner art series. This week we will be drawing flowers in the pollinator garden! Learn what to look for to identify a flower and how to translate that to paper. Pre-registration required. $10 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 24 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/24/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 24 at 10:00 AM

Tattoos & Jack Tars at First State Heritage Park

Tattoos have a rich and fascinating history among sailors. They represent tradition and superstition, and tell the stories of those who made their living on the waves. Join FSHP and Lewes Historical Society's Andrew Lyter and discover how these rough-and-tumble outcasts launched a body art phenomenon. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. Free

Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/24/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Tattoos & Jack Tars Tattoos have a rich and fascinating history among sailors. They represent tradition and superstition, and tell the stories of those who made their living on the waves. Join FSHP and Lewes Historical Society's Andrew Lyter and discover how these rough-and-tumble outcasts launched a body art phenomenon. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. Free First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 24 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/24/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 24 at 11:00 AM

Wildlife Wonders at Lums Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/24/2021 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildlife Wonders Join a naturalist at the nature center for a program focused on different wildlife you can find at the park. Program lasts an hour and is best suited for kids 6 years or older. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, July 24 at 11:00 AM

3rd Regiment USCT Reenactors at Fort Delaware at Fort Delaware State Park

During the Civil War, nearly 180,000 African-American men served as soldiers in the Union Army. The 3rd Regiment United States Colored Troops Reenactors commemorate the sacrifices of these men, and tell their stories. For this special event, the 3rd Regiment will be at Fort Delaware to hold a number of programs about the history of the Civil War, and African-American soldiers' experiences within it. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com Free

Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/24/2021 3:00:00 AM America/New_York 3rd Regiment USCT Reenactors at Fort Delaware During the Civil War, nearly 180,000 African-American men served as soldiers in the Union Army. The 3rd Regiment United States Colored Troops Reenactors commemorate the sacrifices of these men, and tell their stories. For this special event, the 3rd Regiment will be at Fort Delaware to hold a number of programs about the history of the Civil War, and African-American soldiers' experiences within it. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 24 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 11:15:00 AM 7/24/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 24 at 12:15 PM

Heavy Artillery Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 12:15:00 PM 7/24/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 24 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 1:30:00 PM 7/24/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle-deep water. Pre-registration required. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 24 at 2:00 PM

Virtual Diversity Storytime (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free

Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/24/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Diversity Storytime (Saturdays) Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, July 24 at 2:00 PM

Live Reptile and Amphibian Show! at Killens Pond State Park

They are scaly, slimy and alive! Meet some of our native reptiles and amphibians for an afternoon of family fun and learning. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday 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 7/24/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/24/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Live Reptile and Amphibian Show! They are scaly, slimy and alive! Meet some of our native reptiles and amphibians for an afternoon of family fun and learning. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday 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 State Park

Saturday, July 24 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 2:15:00 PM 7/24/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 24 at 6:30 PM

Mark Lentz at Trap Pond State Park

Join us Saturday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. The concerts will take place behind the nature center. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-875-5163 for inclement weather updates and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.

Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/24/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Mark Lentz Join us Saturday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. The concerts will take place behind the nature center. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-875-5163 for inclement weather updates and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, July 25 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/25/2021 11:15:00 AM 7/25/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, July 25 at 12:15 PM

Heavy Artillery Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/25/2021 12:15:00 PM 7/25/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, July 25 at 1:00 PM

Panning for Creek Gems at White Clay Creek State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/25/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/25/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Panning for Creek Gems Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide materials for participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. $6 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Sunday, July 25 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

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

Add to Calendar 7/25/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/25/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, July 25 at 1:00 PM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 7/25/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/25/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, July 25 at 2:00 PM

Live Reptile and Amphibian Show! at Killens Pond State Park

They are scaly, slimy and alive! Meet some of our native reptiles and amphibians for an afternoon of family fun and learning. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday 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 7/25/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/25/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Live Reptile and Amphibian Show! They are scaly, slimy and alive! Meet some of our native reptiles and amphibians for an afternoon of family fun and learning. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday 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 State Park

Sunday, July 25 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/25/2021 2:15:00 PM 7/25/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, July 26 at 9:00 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/26/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/26/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, July 26 at 6:30 PM

Jason Ager at Wilmington State Parks

Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open.

Add to Calendar 7/26/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/26/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Jason Ager Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open. Wilmington State Parks

Tuesday, July 27 at 9:00 AM

Jr. Naturalists: Plants Investigators at Brandywine Creek State Park

Come and join us for this exciting new program series for the whole family! Each week we will explore a different aspect of what it means to be a naturalist here at Brandywine Creek. This week we will be learning about what plants are good in the park ecosystem and what plants are bad. And we will work together to remove some of the bad invasives, and help spread the word on invasives to other people. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Ages 4 - 104, $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/27/2021 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Jr. Naturalists: Plants Investigators Come and join us for this exciting new program series for the whole family! Each week we will explore a different aspect of what it means to be a naturalist here at Brandywine Creek. This week we will be learning about what plants are good in the park ecosystem and what plants are bad. And we will work together to remove some of the bad invasives, and help spread the word on invasives to other people. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Ages 4 - 104, $6 per person. Brandywine Creek State Park

Tuesday, July 27 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

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. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/27/2021 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. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, July 27 at 9:30 AM

Introduction to Kayaking at Delaware Seashore State Park

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/27/2021 11:45:00 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. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, July 27 at 10:30 AM

Camouflage: Wildlife to Warfare at Fort Miles Historical Area

Dolphins, moths and squid are just some of the animals that have inspired military disguises. Join us as we dive into the world of camouflage and explore how soldiers keep themselves safe and hidden! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/27/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Camouflage: Wildlife to Warfare Dolphins, moths and squid are just some of the animals that have inspired military disguises. Join us as we dive into the world of camouflage and explore how soldiers keep themselves safe and hidden! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. Free Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, July 27 at 11:00 AM

Virtual Diversity Storytime (Tuesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free

Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/27/2021 11:20:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Diversity Storytime (Tuesdays) Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free Brandywine Zoo

Tuesday, July 27 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 12:30:00 PM 7/27/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, July 27 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Holts Landing State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/27/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Holts Landing State Park

Tuesday, July 27 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 2:30:00 PM 7/27/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, July 27 at 6:00 PM

Zumba On the Patio at Bellevue State Park

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/27/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30 PM

Mark Lentz at Holts Landing State Park

Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/27/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Mark Lentz Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect. Holts Landing State Park

Tuesday, July 27 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Delaware Seashore State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/27/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 28 at 9:00 AM

Reptile Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Hike the park in search of reptiles as we discover how they make the various habitats their home. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/28/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Reptile Hike Hike the park in search of reptiles as we discover how they make the various habitats their home. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, July 28 at 9:30 AM

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

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/28/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 28 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/28/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, July 28 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/28/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 28 at 11:00 AM

Mr. Lincoln's Soldiers Muster at Trap Pond at Trap Pond State Park

The Union Army has arrived at Trap Pond. As the war rages in Virginia, a recruiting party has arrived from Fort Delaware to enlist new soldiers into the Delaware Regiments. Visit today with costumed interpreters from Fort Delaware State Park and learn about the life of the common Civil War soldier, discover military drills, and consider whether you'd sign on the dotted line. The Union must be preserved! For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941.Free

Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/28/2021 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Mr. Lincoln's Soldiers Muster at Trap Pond The Union Army has arrived at Trap Pond. As the war rages in Virginia, a recruiting party has arrived from Fort Delaware to enlist new soldiers into the Delaware Regiments. Visit today with costumed interpreters from Fort Delaware State Park and learn about the life of the common Civil War soldier, discover military drills, and consider whether you'd sign on the dotted line. The Union must be preserved! For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941.Free Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, July 28 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 12:30:00 PM 7/28/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 28 at 2:00 PM

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

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. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/28/2021 3:30:00 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. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 28 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 2:30:00 PM 7/28/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 28 at 5:00 PM

Sip & Stroll Wednesdays at Brandywine Zoo

The Brandywine Zoo is excited to announce a new happy hour series to Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing or Liquid Alchemy Beverages. Fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Experience a wild evening out at the Zoo on Wednesday nights and appreciate a close encounter of a wild kind! Visit BrandywineZoo.org for details. Non Member Adults $10, children $7 - Brandywine Zoo member $5 adult, $3 kids - Alcohol is available for purchase, must show valid ID. Social Distancing will be maintained, and masks are required when not eating or drinking. Tickets are limited to allow for social distancing within the zoo and is a rain or shine event.

Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 5:00:00 PM 7/28/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Sip & Stroll Wednesdays The Brandywine Zoo is excited to announce a new happy hour series to Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing or Liquid Alchemy Beverages. Fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Experience a wild evening out at the Zoo on Wednesday nights and appreciate a close encounter of a wild kind! Visit BrandywineZoo.org for details. Non Member Adults $10, children $7 - Brandywine Zoo member $5 adult, $3 kids - Alcohol is available for purchase, must show valid ID. Social Distancing will be maintained, and masks are required when not eating or drinking. Tickets are limited to allow for social distancing within the zoo and is a rain or shine event. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, July 28 at 6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/28/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 28 at 6:30 PM

The Blues Reincarnation Project at Wilmington State Parks

Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open.

Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/28/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York The Blues Reincarnation Project Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open. Wilmington State Parks

Wednesday, July 28 at 6:30 PM

WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORKSHOPS Folk Art & Culture Seminar at Alapocas Run State Park

Folk art is the art produced by self-taught people. Every culture has its share of folk artists, yet art historians often deny folk art its rightful place alongside fine art. Made possible through grants by Delaware Humanities, join us for a lecture with Eunice Lafate, a Jamaican-born, prize-winning folk artist, as she addresses this issue and explores the concepts of folk art and culture. Bring a pencil and paper to create your own folk art! Suitable for ages 16 and up. Call the park office at 302-577-7020 to pre register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/28/2021 8:00:00 PM America/New_York WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORKSHOPS Folk Art & Culture Seminar Folk art is the art produced by self-taught people. Every culture has its share of folk artists, yet art historians often deny folk art its rightful place alongside fine art. Made possible through grants by Delaware Humanities, join us for a lecture with Eunice Lafate, a Jamaican-born, prize-winning folk artist, as she addresses this issue and explores the concepts of folk art and culture. Bring a pencil and paper to create your own folk art! Suitable for ages 16 and up. Call the park office at 302-577-7020 to pre register. Free Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, July 28 at 8:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. 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 7/28/2021 8:00:00 PM 7/28/2021 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 State Park

Wednesday, July 28 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Delaware Seashore State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/28/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, July 28 at 8:30 PM

Fort Miles Lantern Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/28/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Fort Miles Lantern Tour In 1943 World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light as we reveal U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Wednesday, July 28 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/28/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, July 29 at 9:30 AM

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation at Delaware Seashore State Park

Are you in search of something fun AND educational to do with your kids this summer? Explore the dunes and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station and uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Ages 4 – 9. Pre-registration required. Chaperones must be included in the headcount. Free

Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/29/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Are you in search of something fun AND educational to do with your kids this summer? Explore the dunes and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station and uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Ages 4 – 9. Pre-registration required. Chaperones must be included in the headcount. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 29 at 9:30 AM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail at Holts Landing State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/29/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Holts Landing State Park

Thursday, July 29 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/29/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Thursday, July 29 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/29/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 29 at 10:30 AM

Story Time at Brandywine Zoo

Visit the zoo weekly on Thursdays for the return of Story Time at the Zoo. Featuring a new book and special animal guests each week. This socially-distanced program will take place in the Zoo Amphitheater. Pre-registration is required, as space is extremely limited. Free with admission.

Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/29/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Story Time Visit the zoo weekly on Thursdays for the return of Story Time at the Zoo. Featuring a new book and special animal guests each week. This socially-distanced program will take place in the Zoo Amphitheater. Pre-registration is required, as space is extremely limited. Free with admission. Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, July 29 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 12:30:00 PM 7/29/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 29 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/29/2021 2:30:00 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. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, July 29 at 1:30 PM

Crabbing 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 1:30:00 PM 7/29/2021 2:30:00 PM 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 & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 29 at 2:00 PM

Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/29/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 29 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 2:30:00 PM 7/29/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Thursday, July 29 at 8:30 PM

Wild Crab Chase at Fenwick Island State Park

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/29/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase 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 help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Fenwick Island State Park

Thursday, July 29 at 8:30 PM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/29/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, July 29 at 8:30 PM

Ghost Crab Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/29/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Hike Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $6 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 30 at 9:00 AM

Beach Treasures at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the shore for shells, feathers and other treasures that washes up on the beaches and discover where they came from. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/30/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Treasures Search the shore for shells, feathers and other treasures that washes up on the beaches and discover where they came from. For ages 7 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, July 30 at 9:30 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/30/2021 11:00:00 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. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 30 at 9:30 AM

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

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

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/30/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 30 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/30/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Friday, July 30 at 10:30 AM

Cold War Bike Tour at Fort Miles Historical Area

Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/30/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Cold War Bike Tour Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 30 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 11:15:00 AM 7/30/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, July 30 at 11:30 AM

Terrapin Talk at Delaware Seashore State Park

Diamondback terrapins are the most populous turtle species in the park. Learn what challenges they face in the park, what is being done to protect them, and what you can do to help ensure their survival! Pre-registration required. Free

Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 11:30:00 AM 7/30/2021 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk Diamondback terrapins are the most populous turtle species in the park. Learn what challenges they face in the park, what is being done to protect them, and what you can do to help ensure their survival! Pre-registration required. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 30 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 12:30:00 PM 7/30/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 30 at 1:00 PM

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/30/2021 2:30:00 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. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, July 30 at 2:00 PM

Cruise the Canal at Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person

Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/30/2021 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 30 at 2:00 PM

Seining the Bay at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/30/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, July 30 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 2:15:00 PM 7/30/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Friday, July 30 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 2:30:00 PM 7/30/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Friday, July 30 at 4:00 PM

Bark in the Park at Auburn Valley State Park

Have a friendly and well-behaved pup you want to bring out on the trails? Then join us for this park interpreter-led bark in the park nature hike. Enjoy a casual stroll along the trails, letting your furry friends socialize while you enjoy a nature hike around the Oversee Farm. We will hike 1.1 miles in one hour. Free

Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 4:00:00 PM 7/30/2021 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Bark in the Park Have a friendly and well-behaved pup you want to bring out on the trails? Then join us for this park interpreter-led bark in the park nature hike. Enjoy a casual stroll along the trails, letting your furry friends socialize while you enjoy a nature hike around the Oversee Farm. We will hike 1.1 miles in one hour. Free Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, July 30 at 6:00 PM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/30/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Friday, July 30 at 6:00 PM

Tulip Tree Woods Nature Preserve Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/30/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Tulip Tree Woods Nature Preserve Hike Come hike the old growth forest! Learn about the history of our nature preserve as we explore and learn about its human and ecological history over the last several hundred years and why it's an important habitat to preserve. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Friday, July 30 at 6:30 PM

John Palombo at Killens Pond State Park

Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/30/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York John Palombo Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, July 31 at 8:30 AM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 8:30:00 AM 7/31/2021 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 31 at 9:00 AM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/31/2021 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, July 31 at 10:00 AM

Historic Trades: Colonial Basketry with Joan Betzold at First State Heritage Park

Hand-woven baskets were an ever-present part of daily life in colonial America: they carried vegetables from market, conveniently held your tools, stored houshold goods...different baskets for so many purposes! Visit us today to learn from historic weaver Joan Betzold as she takes 25 years of experience and creates beautiful, practical baskets with no nails, glue, or staples required! Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. Free

Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/31/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Historic Trades: Colonial Basketry with Joan Betzold Hand-woven baskets were an ever-present part of daily life in colonial America: they carried vegetables from market, conveniently held your tools, stored houshold goods...different baskets for so many purposes! Visit us today to learn from historic weaver Joan Betzold as she takes 25 years of experience and creates beautiful, practical baskets with no nails, glue, or staples required! Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov for more information. Free First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 31 at 10:00 AM

Protect our Pollinators: Garden Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

What's blooming in the pollinator garden? Who's that buzzing around? Join us for a walk through the pollinator garden and learn about why the garden is so important and what you can do to help pollinators in your own life. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/31/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Protect our Pollinators: Garden Walk What's blooming in the pollinator garden? Who's that buzzing around? Join us for a walk through the pollinator garden and learn about why the garden is so important and what you can do to help pollinators in your own life. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 31 at 10:00 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book.

Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/31/2021 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 knowledgeable interpreter, experience the stories of the sites and people that have defined the First State experience. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. but must be reserved in advance. Call 302-739-9194 or email TourFSHP@delaware.gov to book. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, July 31 at 10:30 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 10:30:00 AM 7/31/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 31 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 11:15:00 AM 7/31/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 31 at 12:00 PM

Fort Delaware Cornet Band Concert at Fort Delaware State Park

Military life was not all about drilling, guard duty, and dress parade. Fort Delaware had a great traveling musical group! Come hear a performance by this professional brass band at no extra charge beyond the price of admission. Selections will include many popular pieces from the Civil War era. Free

Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 12:00:00 PM 7/31/2021 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Fort Delaware Cornet Band Concert Military life was not all about drilling, guard duty, and dress parade. Fort Delaware had a great traveling musical group! Come hear a performance by this professional brass band at no extra charge beyond the price of admission. Selections will include many popular pieces from the Civil War era. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 31 at 12:15 PM

Heavy Artillery Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 12:15:00 PM 7/31/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 31 at 12:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 12:30:00 PM 7/31/2021 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 31 at 1:00 PM

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/31/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, July 31 at 1:00 PM

Sparrow Hawk Trail at Brandywine Creek State Park

We are going on an adventure! The Sparrow Hawk Trail is an adventure trail that winds through the park and was created by scouts several decades ago. This 2 - 2.5 hour hike is for those wanting to take this adventurous full tour of the park and learn about how the park has changed over the years. Meet at the Nature Center with hiking boots, water bottles, and a mask and get ready for the fun! Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/31/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sparrow Hawk Trail We are going on an adventure! The Sparrow Hawk Trail is an adventure trail that winds through the park and was created by scouts several decades ago. This 2 - 2.5 hour hike is for those wanting to take this adventurous full tour of the park and learn about how the park has changed over the years. Meet at the Nature Center with hiking boots, water bottles, and a mask and get ready for the fun! Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, July 31 at 1:30 PM

Marsh Exploration at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 1:30:00 PM 7/31/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle-deep water. Pre-registration required. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, July 31 at 2:00 PM

Fungus Among Us at Killens Pond State Park

Have you ever noticed a fungus at your feet and wondered what kind it was? Join us on a short hike where we'll look for fungi and mushrooms, talk about what makes them different, and see if we can identify some fungi native to the Killens Pond area! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/31/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fungus Among Us Have you ever noticed a fungus at your feet and wondered what kind it was? Join us on a short hike where we'll look for fungi and mushrooms, talk about what makes them different, and see if we can identify some fungi native to the Killens Pond area! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, July 31 at 2:00 PM

Virtual Diversity Storytime (Saturdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free

Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/31/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Virtual Diversity Storytime (Saturdays) Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, July 31 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 2:15:00 PM 7/31/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, July 31 at 2:30 PM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles Historical Area

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 2:30:00 PM 7/31/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to discover what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. $5 per person Fort Miles Historical Area

Saturday, July 31 at 6:30 PM

New Direction at Trap Pond State Park

Join us Saturday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. The concerts will take place behind the nature center. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-875-5163 for inclement weather updates and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.

Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/31/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York New Direction Join us Saturday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. The concerts will take place behind the nature center. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-875-5163 for inclement weather updates and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information. Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, August 01 at 11:00 AM

Dip-Netting Discovery at Lums Pond State Park

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 8/1/2021 11:00:00 AM 8/1/2021 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! Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, August 01 at 11:15 AM

Pea Patch History Tour at Fort Delaware State Park

Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 8/1/2021 11:15:00 AM 8/1/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Pea Patch History Tour Did you know there were other forts on the same location before Fort Delaware? Come learn about them and how Fort Delaware was developed with our Pea Patch History Tour. This tour is a great starting place for the rest of our programs! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, August 01 at 12:00 PM

August Steamin Day at Auburn Valley State Park

One of the best ways to experience Auburn Heights and the Marshall Steam Museum is to visit us during our monthly Steamin' Days! 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. For an additional fee, tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family. Don't miss these exciting days filled with old-fashioned fun for the whole family. For the fastest and most touch-free entry, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. All event tickets may be purchased online at auburnheights.org! General Admission (Rides Ticket) includes 4 rides in the antique autos or Auburn Valley Railroad: $12 ages 13 and up, $8 ages 12 and under (infants free). General/Rides Ticket admission is free for Friends of Auburn Heights Members. Mansion & Grounds Only Admission (no rides): $12 ages 13 and up, $6 ages 12 and under (infants free). Members may tour the mansion for $8 (ages 13 and up), $4 (ages 12 & under).

Add to Calendar 8/1/2021 12:00:00 PM 8/1/2021 5:00:00 PM America/New_York August Steamin Day One of the best ways to experience Auburn Heights and the Marshall Steam Museum is to visit us during our monthly Steamin' Days! 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. For an additional fee, tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family. Don't miss these exciting days filled with old-fashioned fun for the whole family. For the fastest and most touch-free entry, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. All event tickets may be purchased online at auburnheights.org! General Admission (Rides Ticket) includes 4 rides in the antique autos or Auburn Valley Railroad: $12 ages 13 and up, $8 ages 12 and under (infants free). General/Rides Ticket admission is free for Friends of Auburn Heights Members. Mansion & Grounds Only Admission (no rides): $12 ages 13 and up, $6 ages 12 and under (infants free). Members may tour the mansion for $8 (ages 13 and up), $4 (ages 12 & under). Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, August 01 at 12:15 PM

Heavy Artillery Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 8/1/2021 12:15:00 PM 8/1/2021 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Heavy Artillery Demonstration BOOM! Fort Delaware has one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Don't miss this explosive program that is regularly our most popular daily event! This program runs all season: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Sunday, August 01 at 1:00 PM

Rockford Tower Openings at Wilmington State Parks

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

Add to Calendar 8/1/2021 1:00:00 PM 8/1/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Rockford Tower Openings The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons. Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. Free Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, August 01 at 1:00 PM

Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4

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Add to Calendar 8/1/2021 1:00:00 PM 8/1/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pontoon Tour By registering, you agree to the following: All passengers MUST wear a properly fitted PFD during the entire tour and while on the dock. PFDs will be provided for passengers. Passengers are welcome to use their personal, usable condition, coast guard approved (TYPE I, II, or III), PFDs. Adults $7, Children (Ages 12 and under) $4 Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, August 01 at 2:00 PM

Fungus Among Us at Killens Pond State Park

Have you ever noticed a fungus at your feet and wondered what kind it was? Join us on a short hike where we'll look for fungi and mushrooms, talk about what makes them different, and see if we can identify some fungi native to the Killens Pond area! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 8/1/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/1/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fungus Among Us Have you ever noticed a fungus at your feet and wondered what kind it was? Join us on a short hike where we'll look for fungi and mushrooms, talk about what makes them different, and see if we can identify some fungi native to the Killens Pond area! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, August 01 at 2:15 PM

Musketry Demonstration at Fort Delaware State Park

The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free

Add to Calendar 8/1/2021 2:15:00 PM 8/1/2021 3:15:00 PM America/New_York Musketry Demonstration The weapons of the Civil War were much more effective than in America's previous wars. Come to this program if you want to know why (or if you just like the smell of gunpowder)! This program runs all season: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free Fort Delaware State Park

Monday, August 02 at 9:00 AM

Wild Eats! at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/2/2021 9:00:00 AM 8/2/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats! Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and older with an adult. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Monday, August 02 at 6:30 PM

MEGA at Wilmington State Parks

Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open.

Add to Calendar 8/2/2021 6:30:00 PM 8/2/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York MEGA Wilmington State Parks and Friends of Wilmington Parks are partnering to bring music to two locations: Monday nights at Rockford Park and Wednesday nights at the Sugar Bowl pavillion. Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! For the Rockford Park concerts, the tower will be open. Wilmington State Parks

Tuesday, August 03 at 9:00 AM

Intro to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park

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 three-hour program. Rods, reels and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $25 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 8/3/2021 9:00:00 AM 8/3/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Intro to Surf Fishing 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 three-hour program. Rods, reels and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $25 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, August 03 at 9:00 AM

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

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. $3 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/3/2021 9:00:00 AM 8/3/2021 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. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, August 03 at 9:30 AM

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/3/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/3/2021 11:00:00 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. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, August 03 at 10:30 AM

Camouflage: Wildlife to Warfare at Fort Miles Historical Area

Dolphins, moths and squid are just some of the animals that have inspired military disguises. Join us as we dive into the world of camouflage and explore how soldiers keep themselves safe and hidden! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 8/3/2021 10:30:00 AM 8/3/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Camouflage: Wildlife to Warfare Dolphins, moths and squid are just some of the animals that have inspired military disguises. Join us as we dive into the world of camouflage and explore how soldiers keep themselves safe and hidden! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Call 302-644-5007 to register. Free Fort Miles Historical Area

Tuesday, August 03 at 11:00 AM

Virtual Diversity Storytime (Tuesdays) at Brandywine Zoo

Join us for our weekly virtual Diversity Storytime featuring guinea pig co-hosts Machu and Pichu! In this free virtual storytime we'll be reading stories featuring diverse characters of different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Children will enjoy our fun stories and guinea pigs friends, parents will enjoy the amazing exposure to diverse characters and authors! Free