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Thursday, November 21 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 11/21/2019 8:00:00 AM 11/21/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, November 22 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 11/22/2019 8:00:00 AM 11/22/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, November 22 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 11/22/2019 11:00:00 AM 11/22/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, November 23 at 9:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), The Old State House and the Johnson Victrola Museum.

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 9:00:00 AM 11/23/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), The Old State House and the Johnson Victrola Museum. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, November 23 at 10:00 AM

Holiday Basket Weaving - FULL at Alapocas Run State Park

This class is full, and the park is no longer taking registrations. We have plenty of other great things to do, though, so check out our other programs!

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 10:00:00 AM 11/23/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Basket Weaving - FULL This class is full, and the park is no longer taking registrations. We have plenty of other great things to do, though, so check out our other programs! Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, November 23 at 10:00 AM

Women of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Description:Learn about women's contributions to the history of The Green. Tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 10:00:00 AM 11/23/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Women of the Green Walking Tour Description:Learn about women's contributions to the history of The Green. Tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, November 23 at 10:00 AM

Floral Design Class - Thanksgiving Cornucopia at Killens Pond State Park

Would you like to have flowers on your table for all the holidays? Then come join us at the Nature Center once a month for a floral class taught by Wendy Aycoth, longtime designer and teacher. Each class is a unique theme and creation. Items will need to be brought and some will be provided. For more information on items needed and to sign up call the Nature Center at 302-284-4299. $20 per class

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 10:00:00 AM 11/23/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Floral Design Class - Thanksgiving Cornucopia Would you like to have flowers on your table for all the holidays? Then come join us at the Nature Center once a month for a floral class taught by Wendy Aycoth, longtime designer and teacher. Each class is a unique theme and creation. Items will need to be brought and some will be provided. For more information on items needed and to sign up call the Nature Center at 302-284-4299. $20 per class Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, November 23 at 10:00 AM

Mollusk Meet-Up at Delaware Seashore State Park

Discover what a squid and clam have in common and why they’re so closely related in the animal kingdom. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures.Pre-registration required. $8 per person (including adults). Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 10:00:00 AM 11/23/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Mollusk Meet-Up Discover what a squid and clam have in common and why they’re so closely related in the animal kingdom. A park naturalist will guide participants through a dissection to learn about the anatomy of these vital coastal creatures.Pre-registration required. $8 per person (including adults). Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, November 23 at 11:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 11:00:00 AM 11/23/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, November 23 at 11:00 AM

Intro to Orienteering at Brandywine Creek State Park

Learn map and compass skills to find your way around our fun & newly designed orienteering course! Take home maps are available for $2 or $5 each. Pre-registration is encouraged, space is limited, fun is not! $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 11:00:00 AM 11/23/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Intro to Orienteering Learn map and compass skills to find your way around our fun & newly designed orienteering course! Take home maps are available for $2 or $5 each. Pre-registration is encouraged, space is limited, fun is not! $5 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, November 23 at 11:00 AM

Too Cool for Reptiles at Cape Henlopen State Park

See and touch live reptiles and find out what our local snakes and turtles do as the days get cooler. For ages 5 and older with adult. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3.00 per person.

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 11:00:00 AM 11/23/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Too Cool for Reptiles See and touch live reptiles and find out what our local snakes and turtles do as the days get cooler. For ages 5 and older with adult. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3.00 per person. Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, November 23 at 1:00 PM

Family Museum Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum during this interactive tour and learn about some of the heroic rescues that occurred close to our shore.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Ages 8 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 1:00:00 PM 11/23/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Family Museum Tour Explore the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum during this interactive tour and learn about some of the heroic rescues that occurred close to our shore.Pre-registration required. $5 per person. Ages 8 and up. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 PM

Family Fun Senses Hike - Special Program at Flint Woods Nature Preserve at Brandywine Creek State Park

Flint Woods Nature Preserve is a satellite area of Brandywine Creek State Park. Limited to 12. cost $5 per person unless otherwise noted. Meet at the park Nature Center for transportation to the preserve. Family Fun Senses Hike Join us as we hike the trails through Flint Woods looking for signs of fall and winter! We will use our senses to explore the Preserve and see what we can observe!

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 2:00:00 PM 11/23/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Family Fun Senses Hike - Special Program at Flint Woods Nature Preserve Flint Woods Nature Preserve is a satellite area of Brandywine Creek State Park. Limited to 12. cost $5 per person unless otherwise noted. Meet at the park Nature Center for transportation to the preserve. Family Fun Senses Hike Join us as we hike the trails through Flint Woods looking for signs of fall and winter! We will use our senses to explore the Preserve and see what we can observe! Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 PM

Featured Program: Family Fun Senses Hike at Flint Woods Nature Preserve at Brandywine Creek State Park

Hike the trails through Flint Woods looking for signs of fall and winter! We will use our senses to explore the preserve and see what we can observe! Flint Woods Nature Preserve is a satellite area of Brandywine Creek State Park. Limited to 12 participants. Meet at the park nature center for transportation to the preserve.

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Featured Program: Family Fun Senses Hike at Flint Woods Nature Preserve Hike the trails through Flint Woods looking for signs of fall and winter! We will use our senses to explore the preserve and see what we can observe! Flint Woods Nature Preserve is a satellite area of Brandywine Creek State Park. Limited to 12 participants. Meet at the park nature center for transportation to the preserve. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 2:00:00 PM 11/23/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the Nature Center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, November 23 at 4:00 PM

Sunset Bridge Walk at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike to the top of the Indian River Inlet bridge just in time to catch the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. A Park Interpreter will lead the way, pointing out bridge features and explaining how the inlet has changed over the last 100 years.Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 4:00:00 PM 11/23/2019 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Bridge Walk Hike to the top of the Indian River Inlet bridge just in time to catch the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. A Park Interpreter will lead the way, pointing out bridge features and explaining how the inlet has changed over the last 100 years.Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunday, November 24 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 11/24/2019 1:30:00 PM 11/24/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Monday, November 25 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 11/25/2019 8:00:00 AM 11/25/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, November 25 at 9:00 AM

Zoo Camp: Beastly Feasts at Brandywine Zoo

Ever wonder what's on the menu for our zoo animals? Join us for Thanksgiving break, as we learn about carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, and more! Ages 6 to 13Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pmFee: $50 per participant per day/$40 Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/campsCampers must come dressed for the weather and bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Add to Calendar 11/25/2019 9:00:00 AM 11/25/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Zoo Camp: Beastly Feasts Ever wonder what's on the menu for our zoo animals? Join us for Thanksgiving break, as we learn about carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, and more! Ages 6 to 13Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pmFee: $50 per participant per day/$40 Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/campsCampers must come dressed for the weather and bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, November 25 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off! at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 11/25/2019 9:00:00 AM 11/25/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, November 25 at 11:00 AM

Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 11/25/2019 11:00:00 AM 11/25/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroller Rollers For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, November 26 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 11/26/2019 8:00:00 AM 11/26/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, November 26 at 9:00 AM

Zoo Camp: Beastly Feasts at Brandywine Zoo

Ever wonder what's on the menu for our zoo animals? Join us for Thanksgiving break, as we learn about carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, and more! Ages 6 to 13Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pmFee: $50 per participant per day/$40 Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/campsCampers must come dressed for the weather and bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Add to Calendar 11/26/2019 9:00:00 AM 11/26/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Zoo Camp: Beastly Feasts Ever wonder what's on the menu for our zoo animals? Join us for Thanksgiving break, as we learn about carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, and more! Ages 6 to 13Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pmFee: $50 per participant per day/$40 Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/campsCampers must come dressed for the weather and bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, November 27 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 11/27/2019 8:00:00 AM 11/27/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, November 27 at 9:00 AM

Zoo Camp: Beastly Feasts at Brandywine Zoo

Ever wonder what's on the menu for our zoo animals? Join us for Thanksgiving break, as we learn about carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, and more! Ages 6 to 13Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pmFee: $50 per participant per day/$40 Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/campsCampers must come dressed for the weather and bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Add to Calendar 11/27/2019 9:00:00 AM 11/27/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Zoo Camp: Beastly Feasts Ever wonder what's on the menu for our zoo animals? Join us for Thanksgiving break, as we learn about carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, and more! Ages 6 to 13Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pmFee: $50 per participant per day/$40 Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/campsCampers must come dressed for the weather and bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, November 27 at 10:00 AM

Wee Have Fun Club- NO CLASS TODAY at Bellevue State Park

NO Wee Have Fun Class today

Add to Calendar 11/27/2019 10:00:00 AM 11/27/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wee Have Fun Club- NO CLASS TODAY NO Wee Have Fun Class today Bellevue State Park

Thursday, November 28 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

First State Heritage Park Sites CLOSED for Thanksgiving Day.

Add to Calendar 11/28/2019 8:00:00 AM 11/28/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits First State Heritage Park Sites CLOSED for Thanksgiving Day. First State Heritage Park

Friday, November 29 at 12:00 AM

Campground Weekend: Giving Thanks to Our Campers at Lums Pond State Park

If you are camping this weekend join us for one of our camper appreciation events! Friday we will have a harvest hike on the main side of the park. Saturday we will have hayrides in the campground. Check calendar for details on programs.

Add to Calendar 11/29/2019 12:00:00 AM 11/30/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Campground Weekend: Giving Thanks to Our Campers If you are camping this weekend join us for one of our camper appreciation events! Friday we will have a harvest hike on the main side of the park. Saturday we will have hayrides in the campground. Check calendar for details on programs. Lums Pond State Park

Friday, November 29 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 11/29/2019 8:00:00 AM 11/29/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, November 29 at 11:00 AM

Cranberry Bog Trail Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the pinelands trail and search for cranberries, wildlife and other natural wonders that the early colonists might have seen themselves. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. Free with park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 11/29/2019 11:00:00 AM 11/29/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Cranberry Bog Trail Hike Explore the pinelands trail and search for cranberries, wildlife and other natural wonders that the early colonists might have seen themselves. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. Free with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, November 29 at 11:00 AM

Featured Program: Cranberry Bog Trail Hike (1.5 miles) at Cape Henlopen State Park

Search the pinelands trail for natural wonders that the early colonists might have seen. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Age 7 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Register by calling (302) 645-6852. Free

Add to Calendar 11/29/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Featured Program: Cranberry Bog Trail Hike (1.5 miles) Search the pinelands trail for natural wonders that the early colonists might have seen. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Age 7 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Register by calling (302) 645-6852. Free Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, November 29 at 1:00 PM

Featured Program: Harvest Hike at Lums Pond State Park

Bring your family and friends this Black Friday and skip the long lines to walk off that stuffing! Free

Add to Calendar 11/29/2019 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Featured Program: Harvest Hike Bring your family and friends this Black Friday and skip the long lines to walk off that stuffing! Free Lums Pond State Park

Friday, November 29 at 1:00 PM

Harvest Hike at Lums Pond State Park

Bring your family and friends this black Friday and skip the long lines to walk off that stuffing!

Add to Calendar 11/29/2019 1:00:00 PM 11/29/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Harvest Hike Bring your family and friends this black Friday and skip the long lines to walk off that stuffing! Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, November 30 at 8:00 AM

Monthly Bird Walks at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 11/30/2019 8:00:00 AM 11/30/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walks Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the park, no pre-registration required. Call (302) 655-5740 with questions. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, November 30 at 9:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), The Old State House and the Johnson Victrola Museum.

Add to Calendar 11/30/2019 9:00:00 AM 11/30/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also open 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee), The Old State House and the Johnson Victrola Museum. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, November 30 at 10:00 AM

Women of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Learn about women's contributions to the history of The Green. Tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.

Add to Calendar 11/30/2019 10:00:00 AM 11/30/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Women of the Green Walking Tour Learn about women's contributions to the history of The Green. Tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, November 30 at 11:00 AM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/30/2019 11:00:00 AM 11/30/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious animals through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, November 30 at 12:00 PM

Family Fun Day at Killens Pond State Park

Ages 4 – 10. Make different holiday treats and decorations. This is a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of Killens Pond. Refreshments will be available for purchase. $10 per child, $5 each additional child

Add to Calendar 11/30/2019 12:00:00 PM 11/30/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Family Fun Day Ages 4 – 10. Make different holiday treats and decorations. This is a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of Killens Pond. Refreshments will be available for purchase. $10 per child, $5 each additional child Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, November 30 at 12:00 PM

Camper Appreciation Hayrides at the Campground at Lums Pond State Park

We are giving thanks for all our wonderful campers. Join us on a short hayride around the campground! Meet at the Bulletin board near the bathhouse.

Add to Calendar 11/30/2019 12:00:00 PM 11/30/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Camper Appreciation Hayrides at the Campground We are giving thanks for all our wonderful campers. Join us on a short hayride around the campground! Meet at the Bulletin board near the bathhouse. Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, November 30 at 2:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 11/30/2019 2:00:00 PM 11/30/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the horseshoe crabs in the touch tank and the other fish in the Nature Center aquariums. FREE with park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, November 30 at 7:00 PM

Owl Prowl at White Clay Creek State Park

White Clay Creek State Park is home to some very special Owls. Learn about these night hunters, then hike along the creek to hear their calls. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Park Office (302)368-6900 by noon on Friday. $5 per person.

Add to Calendar 11/30/2019 7:00:00 PM 11/23/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Owl Prowl White Clay Creek State Park is home to some very special Owls. Learn about these night hunters, then hike along the creek to hear their calls. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Park Office (302)368-6900 by noon on Friday. $5 per person. White Clay Creek State Park

Sunday, December 01 at 9:30 AM

Cub Scout Workshop: Scouts Go WILD at Brandywine Zoo

For Cub scouts, and their families, looking to work on their Nova WILD award. Explore food chains, ecosystems, and both local and invasive animals with cub scouts of all ages. Tour the zoo and meet some of our animals up close! Fee: $12 per participant. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch for scouts. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts

Add to Calendar 12/1/2019 9:30:00 AM 12/1/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Cub Scout Workshop: Scouts Go WILD For Cub scouts, and their families, looking to work on their Nova WILD award. Explore food chains, ecosystems, and both local and invasive animals with cub scouts of all ages. Tour the zoo and meet some of our animals up close! Fee: $12 per participant. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch for scouts. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, December 01 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/1/2019 1:30:00 PM 12/1/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Sunday, December 01 at 5:00 PM

Introduction to the Night Sky at Bellevue State Park

An Introduction to the Night Sky Sunday, December 1, 5 p.m. Join members of the Delaware Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing. Learn constellations and an introduction to observing the night sky. This program is appropriate for beginners through advanced stargazers of all ages. Equipment will be available, or you may bring your own. Red-filtered lights only please. Pre-registration is required no later than 4 p.m. on the previous business day. Meet in the Hunter Barn parking lot. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/1/2019 5:00:00 PM 12/1/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to the Night Sky An Introduction to the Night Sky Sunday, December 1, 5 p.m. Join members of the Delaware Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing. Learn constellations and an introduction to observing the night sky. This program is appropriate for beginners through advanced stargazers of all ages. Equipment will be available, or you may bring your own. Red-filtered lights only please. Pre-registration is required no later than 4 p.m. on the previous business day. Meet in the Hunter Barn parking lot. FREE Bellevue State Park

Monday, December 02 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/2/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/2/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, December 02 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off! at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/2/2019 9:00:00 AM 12/2/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, December 02 at 11:00 AM

Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/2/2019 11:00:00 AM 12/2/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroller Rollers For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, December 03 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/3/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/3/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, December 04 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/4/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/4/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, December 04 at 10:00 AM

Wee Have Fun Club- Ready for Winter- Food, Fur and Far Away at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/4/2019 10:00:00 AM 12/4/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wee Have Fun Club- Ready for Winter- Food, Fur and Far Away Theme Today: Animals in Winter Ages 3-5 Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Thursday, December 05 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/5/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/5/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, December 05 at 10:30 AM

Guppy Club: Nuts About Squirrels at Cape Henlopen State Park

Ages 3-5. Explore what squirrels do during the winter and make a squirrely pal craft. . Limit 12 children. Dress to go outside. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3 per child

Add to Calendar 12/5/2019 10:30:00 AM 12/5/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Guppy Club: Nuts About Squirrels Ages 3-5. Explore what squirrels do during the winter and make a squirrely pal craft. . Limit 12 children. Dress to go outside. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3 per child Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, December 06 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM 12/7/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, December 06 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/6/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/6/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, December 06 at 1:00 PM

Open House Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/6/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/6/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tours Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Reservations recommended, but not required. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, December 06 at 3:00 PM

Open House Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/6/2019 3:00:00 PM 12/6/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tours Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Reservations recommended, but not required. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, December 06 at 6:00 PM

Brandywine Creek’s Cookies and Cocoa with Santa! at Brandywine Creek State Park

Santa’s coming to town! Pop in anytime from 6 to 8 p.m. and join Santa for cookies and cocoa. Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa, sip some hot cocoa, and enjoy making a holiday craft while listening to the sounds of Christmas. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/6/2019 6:00:00 PM 12/6/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Brandywine Creek’s Cookies and Cocoa with Santa! Santa’s coming to town! Pop in anytime from 6 to 8 p.m. and join Santa for cookies and cocoa. Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa, sip some hot cocoa, and enjoy making a holiday craft while listening to the sounds of Christmas. $5 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, December 07 at 12:00 AM

First Saturday: Delaware Day at First State Heritage Park

First Saturdays in the First State! FREE programs and events are offered on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House, and the Kent County Courthouse. Care to Dance? 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., programs begin on the half hour Join us for a dance and learn more about the history of this colonial era winter pastime. John Bell House on The Green The First State 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Guided tours will focus on the Delaware’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution and its legacy as the first state to enter the union. The Old State House Biggs Kids: Holiday Shop 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Celebrate the upcoming holidays. Kids can purchase small gifts for their family and decorate their own gift bags. Biggs Museum of American Art Holidays with Victor 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Guided tours will highlight holiday music recorded by the Victor Talking Machine Company. Listen to some of the greatest music ever composed on authentic talking machines. Johnson Victrola Museum A Capitol Experience 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tour Delaware’s State Capitol building, and experience Delaware history. Legislative Hall Holiday Open House 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy guided tours of the official residence of Delaware’s Governor since 1965, and Hall House, the Governor’s guest house. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. WALKING TOUR: Dover’s Heroes of the Revolution Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. The Once and Future Courthouse 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. From the 1690s to the present, learn how this site went from a courthouse to a hotel and back again. Kent County Courthouse, 38 The Green

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 12:00:00 AM 12/8/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York First Saturday: Delaware Day First Saturdays in the First State! FREE programs and events are offered on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House, and the Kent County Courthouse. Care to Dance? 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., programs begin on the half hour Join us for a dance and learn more about the history of this colonial era winter pastime. John Bell House on The Green The First State 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Guided tours will focus on the Delaware’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution and its legacy as the first state to enter the union. The Old State House Biggs Kids: Holiday Shop 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Celebrate the upcoming holidays. Kids can purchase small gifts for their family and decorate their own gift bags. Biggs Museum of American Art Holidays with Victor 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Guided tours will highlight holiday music recorded by the Victor Talking Machine Company. Listen to some of the greatest music ever composed on authentic talking machines. Johnson Victrola Museum A Capitol Experience 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tour Delaware’s State Capitol building, and experience Delaware history. Legislative Hall Holiday Open House 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy guided tours of the official residence of Delaware’s Governor since 1965, and Hall House, the Governor’s guest house. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. WALKING TOUR: Dover’s Heroes of the Revolution Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. The Once and Future Courthouse 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. From the 1690s to the present, learn how this site went from a courthouse to a hotel and back again. Kent County Courthouse, 38 The Green First State Heritage Park

Saturday, December 07 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 12:00:00 AM 12/8/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, December 07 at 9:00 AM

Bark in the Park at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 9:00:00 AM 12/7/2019 9:45:00 AM America/New_York Bark in the Park Bundle up and bring your pup for a casual stroll. Well-behaved dogs on a leash with updated rabies vaccination are welcome on this paved 1.1 mile walk. Free collapsible travel dog bowls for participants! Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, December 07 at 10:00 AM

Fort DuPont Walking Tour at Fort DuPont State Park

Find out about the bustling community that was Fort DuPont during the 1920s and 1930s. We will take a leisurely stroll through the former army base and talk about many of the buildings, including the post exchange, theater, administrative headquarters, quartermaster storehouses, and guardhouse. Learn some of the great, unique stories of this important historic site. Wear comfortable shoes, and dress warmly! This program will meet at the parking lot at the end of Wilmington Avenue/Old Battery Lane.

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 10:00:00 AM 12/7/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Fort DuPont Walking Tour Find out about the bustling community that was Fort DuPont during the 1920s and 1930s. We will take a leisurely stroll through the former army base and talk about many of the buildings, including the post exchange, theater, administrative headquarters, quartermaster storehouses, and guardhouse. Learn some of the great, unique stories of this important historic site. Wear comfortable shoes, and dress warmly! This program will meet at the parking lot at the end of Wilmington Avenue/Old Battery Lane. Fort DuPont State Park

Saturday, December 07 at 10:00 AM

Three Square Meals at Trap Pond State Park

Learn about the contributions the Civilian ConservationCorps made to Trap Pond, Delaware, and the nation.. Meet at the nature center. Free

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 10:00:00 AM 12/7/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Three Square Meals Learn about the contributions the Civilian ConservationCorps made to Trap Pond, Delaware, and the nation.. Meet at the nature center. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, December 07 at 10:00 AM

Wreath Making at the Judge Morris Estate at White Clay Creek State Park

Join us for a cup of coffee in the cozy Judge Morris Estate during our wreath making workshop. Bring clippers and gloves. Must pre-register with payment. $30 per person/session includes greens, base and accents for one holiday wreath. Call 302-368-6900 to register for either the morning or afternoon session.

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 10:00:00 AM 12/7/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wreath Making at the Judge Morris Estate Join us for a cup of coffee in the cozy Judge Morris Estate during our wreath making workshop. Bring clippers and gloves. Must pre-register with payment. $30 per person/session includes greens, base and accents for one holiday wreath. Call 302-368-6900 to register for either the morning or afternoon session. White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, December 07 at 10:00 AM

Sea Glass Jewelry 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 10:00:00 AM 12/7/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 101 Make your own beautiful sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required Ages 12 and up $15 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, December 07 at 11:00 AM

Lums Pond Trail Days at Lums Pond State Park

Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will be able to point out helpful tips for hiking the pond and provide information on the local natural resources and the history of Lums Pond. Free

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 11:00:00 AM 12/7/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Lums Pond Trail Days Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will be able to point out helpful tips for hiking the pond and provide information on the local natural resources and the history of Lums Pond. Free Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, December 07 at 11:00 AM

Delaware Day Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Can you find the Delaware state tree or wildlife animal? Hike the park on the state’s anniversary and search for signs of nature. Dress to go outside. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 11:00:00 AM 12/7/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Delaware Day Hike Can you find the Delaware state tree or wildlife animal? Hike the park on the state’s anniversary and search for signs of nature. Dress to go outside. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, December 07 at 1:00 PM

Wreath Making at the Judge Morris Estate at White Clay Creek State Park

Join us for a cup of coffee in the cozy Judge Morris Estate during our wreath making workshop. Bring clippers and gloves. Must pre-register with payment. $30 per person/session includes greens, base and accents for one holiday wreath. Call 302-368-6900 to register for either the morning or afternoon session.

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/7/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Wreath Making at the Judge Morris Estate Join us for a cup of coffee in the cozy Judge Morris Estate during our wreath making workshop. Bring clippers and gloves. Must pre-register with payment. $30 per person/session includes greens, base and accents for one holiday wreath. Call 302-368-6900 to register for either the morning or afternoon session. White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, December 07 at 1:00 PM

Intro to Fort Delaware at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/7/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Intro to Fort Delaware Ever wonder what Fort Delaware is all about? Come find out in this special program! We will talk about how Fort Delaware was built, and why, and about its special use during the American Civil War. This program will be held at the Grassdale Center in Delaware City, and is FREE! Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, December 07 at 1:00 PM

Migrate, Hibernate, or Adapt at Killens Pond State Park

Do all of the animals leave when it gets cold? Come to the nature center to discover what the animals of Killens Pond do to survive. Free

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/7/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Migrate, Hibernate, or Adapt Do all of the animals leave when it gets cold? Come to the nature center to discover what the animals of Killens Pond do to survive. Free Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, December 07 at 1:00 PM

Holiday Wreath Making at Lums Pond State Park

Use nature's bounty to make a wreath for the holidays! Program includes natural materials to make a wreath. There will be two different style of door wreath designs to choose from. Please bring clippers and gloves. Pre-registration is required before Wednesday, December 5; call (302) 368-6989. $30 per person.

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/7/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Wreath Making Use nature's bounty to make a wreath for the holidays! Program includes natural materials to make a wreath. There will be two different style of door wreath designs to choose from. Please bring clippers and gloves. Pre-registration is required before Wednesday, December 5; call (302) 368-6989. $30 per person. Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, December 07 at 1:00 PM

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop at Brandywine Creek State Park

Make a natural wreath and adorn it with nature’s bounty, then take it home to display it for the holiday season, or save it as a gift! We will have everything you need to make your wreath beautiful and enjoy cocoa, cookies, and Christmas tunes. Pre-registration required, space is very limited. (about 10 people) $25 per person

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/7/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Wreath Making Workshop Make a natural wreath and adorn it with nature’s bounty, then take it home to display it for the holiday season, or save it as a gift! We will have everything you need to make your wreath beautiful and enjoy cocoa, cookies, and Christmas tunes. Pre-registration required, space is very limited. (about 10 people) $25 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, December 07 at 1:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/7/2019 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the stingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, December 07 at 1:00 PM

Pet Walk at Delaware Seashore State Park

While pets are welcomed on most of our guided hikes, these hikes are geared specifically for pet owners. Allow your furry friends to socialize while you get out and enjoy the salty winter air at the beach. Meet at North Inlet Day Area. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/7/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Pet Walk While pets are welcomed on most of our guided hikes, these hikes are geared specifically for pet owners. Allow your furry friends to socialize while you get out and enjoy the salty winter air at the beach. Meet at North Inlet Day Area. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, December 07 at 3:00 PM

Jingle Bell Wagon Ride at Trap Pond State Park

Listen to the bells on a frostyafternoon as we travel the trails of Trap Pond. Call (302) 875-5163 toregister. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/7/2019 3:00:00 PM 12/7/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Jingle Bell Wagon Ride Listen to the bells on a frostyafternoon as we travel the trails of Trap Pond. Call (302) 875-5163 toregister. $5 per person Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, December 08 at 8:00 AM

Bird Discovery Hike at Auburn Valley State Park

Add to Calendar 12/8/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/8/2019 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Bird Discovery Hike Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, December 08 at 9:30 AM

Girl Scout Workshop: Earth's Endangered at Brandywine Zoo

For Junior girl scouts, and their families, looking to work on their Animal Habitats badge. Join us to learn about earth’s endangered animals and their habitats, take a tour through the zoo, and meet some animals up close! We’ll discover how animals are adapted to thrive in their habitats, why they are in danger of disappearing, and what you can do to help them. Fee: $12 per participant. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch for scouts. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts

Add to Calendar 12/8/2019 9:30:00 AM 12/8/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Girl Scout Workshop: Earth's Endangered For Junior girl scouts, and their families, looking to work on their Animal Habitats badge. Join us to learn about earth’s endangered animals and their habitats, take a tour through the zoo, and meet some animals up close! We’ll discover how animals are adapted to thrive in their habitats, why they are in danger of disappearing, and what you can do to help them. Fee: $12 per participant. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch for scouts. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, December 08 at 1:00 PM

Winter Greens Ornament Making at Lums Pond State Park

Perfect for the whole family, using nature's greens we will be making different types of ornaments perfect to decorate your home! $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/8/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/8/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Greens Ornament Making Perfect for the whole family, using nature's greens we will be making different types of ornaments perfect to decorate your home! $5 per person Lums Pond State Park

Sunday, December 08 at 1:00 PM

Candy Wreath Making at Bellevue State Park

Candy Wreath Making Sunday, December 8 1 p.m. Personalized homemade candy wreaths make great gifts! Participants will make this fun and tasty wreath to take home or give as a gift. Register by December 6. $10 per person includes program supplies and light refreshments

Add to Calendar 12/8/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/8/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Candy Wreath Making Candy Wreath Making Sunday, December 8 1 p.m. Personalized homemade candy wreaths make great gifts! Participants will make this fun and tasty wreath to take home or give as a gift. Register by December 6. $10 per person includes program supplies and light refreshments Bellevue State Park

Sunday, December 08 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/8/2019 1:30:00 PM 12/8/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Monday, December 09 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/9/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/9/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, December 09 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off! at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/9/2019 9:00:00 AM 12/9/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, December 09 at 11:00 AM

Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/9/2019 11:00:00 AM 12/9/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroller Rollers For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, December 10 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/10/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, December 10 at 1:00 PM

Home School - Skull Detectives at Killens Pond State Park

Ages 6 – 12 Complete service projects and learn about nature! Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; Call (302) 284- 4299 Free

Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/10/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Home School - Skull Detectives Ages 6 – 12 Complete service projects and learn about nature! Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; Call (302) 284- 4299 Free Killens Pond State Park

Wednesday, December 11 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/11/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, December 11 at 8:00 AM

Birds of Bellevue Walk at Bellevue State Park

Join our Volunteer Birder on a walk around the park to spot resident and migrant birds. Wear comfortable shoes, walk lasts about 2 hours. Binoculars are available or bring your own. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the Arts Center.

Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/11/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Birds of Bellevue Walk Join our Volunteer Birder on a walk around the park to spot resident and migrant birds. Wear comfortable shoes, walk lasts about 2 hours. Binoculars are available or bring your own. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, December 11 at 10:00 AM

Wee Have Fun Club- Holiday Nature Craft at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 10:00:00 AM 12/11/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wee Have Fun Club- Holiday Nature Craft Theme Today: Holiday Nature Craft Ages 3-5 Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, December 11 at 1:00 PM

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

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

Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/11/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Hiking Series: Naturalist Led Trail Exploration New to the park? Ready to find a new favorite trail? Then join the park naturalist on this series to explore the trails of White Clay Creek State Park. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Please register by noon on Tuesday by calling the park office (302)368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 PM

Trap Pond Partners Meeting at Trap Pond State Park

The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com/

Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 7:00:00 PM 12/11/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Trap Pond Partners Meeting The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com/ Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, December 12 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/12/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/12/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, December 12 at 9:30 AM

Terrific Toddlers: Winter Sleepers at Brandywine Creek State Park

You sleep at night, some animals sleep all winter long. Come to this lively program to learn all about these cold weather nappers! Nature program for children ages 2 to 4 years.

Add to Calendar 12/12/2019 9:30:00 AM 12/12/2019 10:15:00 AM America/New_York Terrific Toddlers: Winter Sleepers You sleep at night, some animals sleep all winter long. Come to this lively program to learn all about these cold weather nappers! Nature program for children ages 2 to 4 years. Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, December 12 at 5:00 PM

Full Moon Hike at Bellevue State Park

Take an hour long nighttime hike through the park with a naturalist under the light of the full moon! Look and listen for nocturnal animals as you enjoy the park in a whole new way. Wear comfortable shoes as we will venture into the woods. Pre-registration is required no later than 4 p.m. on the previous business day. Call 302-761-6963 for meeting location. Free Program.

Add to Calendar 12/12/2019 5:00:00 PM 12/12/2019 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Take an hour long nighttime hike through the park with a naturalist under the light of the full moon! Look and listen for nocturnal animals as you enjoy the park in a whole new way. Wear comfortable shoes as we will venture into the woods. Pre-registration is required no later than 4 p.m. on the previous business day. Call 302-761-6963 for meeting location. Free Program. Bellevue State Park

Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 PM

Full Moon Hike at Delaware Seashore State Park

Join a park naturalist for a moonlit hike on Burton Island Nature Preserve. Learn about the nocturnal creatures of the park as you listen for owls and view the moonlight reflecting off the bay. Pre-registration required $6 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar 12/12/2019 6:30:00 PM 12/12/2019 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Join a park naturalist for a moonlit hike on Burton Island Nature Preserve. Learn about the nocturnal creatures of the park as you listen for owls and view the moonlight reflecting off the bay. Pre-registration required $6 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, December 13 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AM 12/14/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, December 13 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/13/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/13/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, December 13 at 11:00 AM

Estate Walk at Auburn Valley State Park

Learn more about Auburn Heights and the Marshall family while enjoying the Victorian architecture and the beautiful grounds. Be sure to wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes. Meet on the front porch of the mansion.

Add to Calendar 12/13/2019 11:00:00 AM 12/13/2019 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Estate Walk Learn more about Auburn Heights and the Marshall family while enjoying the Victorian architecture and the beautiful grounds. Be sure to wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes. Meet on the front porch of the mansion. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, December 13 at 1:00 PM

Nature as a Classroom at Lums Pond State Park

Discover how science, math, language, and art can all be observed at the park during this time of year. During this 1-2 hour program kids can learn about the importance of the freezing pond, the unique patterns of snowflakes, the spectacular call of an Eastern-Screech owl, or the magnificent colors of a cardinal. Best suited for kids ages 6-11. Pre-registration required. Free

Add to Calendar 12/13/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/13/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Nature as a Classroom Discover how science, math, language, and art can all be observed at the park during this time of year. During this 1-2 hour program kids can learn about the importance of the freezing pond, the unique patterns of snowflakes, the spectacular call of an Eastern-Screech owl, or the magnificent colors of a cardinal. Best suited for kids ages 6-11. Pre-registration required. Free Lums Pond State Park

Friday, December 13 at 5:00 PM

Winter Owl Prowl at Trap Pond State Park

Meetat the nature center. We will head out on the trails to listen for owls. Pleasecall to register. Free

Add to Calendar 12/13/2019 5:00:00 PM 12/13/2019 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Owl Prowl Meetat the nature center. We will head out on the trails to listen for owls. Pleasecall to register. Free Trap Pond State Park

Friday, December 13 at 6:30 PM

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

Join the park naturalist for an evening hike on or just before the full moon and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Must pre-register by calling the park office (302)368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. Free

Add to Calendar 12/13/2019 6:30:00 PM 12/13/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Park After Dark: Full Moon Hike Join the park naturalist for an evening hike on or just before the full moon and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky. Must pre-register by calling the park office (302)368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Friday, December 13 at 6:30 PM

Port Penn Christmas Open House at Port Penn Interpretive Center

It's the most wonderful time of the year at the Port Penn Interpretive Center! Come celebrate the holidays with us for our 5th annual Christmas Open House! Light refreshments will be provided.

Add to Calendar 12/13/2019 6:30:00 PM 12/13/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Port Penn Christmas Open House It's the most wonderful time of the year at the Port Penn Interpretive Center! Come celebrate the holidays with us for our 5th annual Christmas Open House! Light refreshments will be provided. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Friday, December 13 at 7:00 PM

Geminid Meteor Shower at Cape Henlopen State Park

Learn the how and why of meteor showers as we search the night skies for this pre-winter phenomenon and other starry sights. Dress to go outside. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 12/13/2019 7:00:00 PM 12/13/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Geminid Meteor Shower Learn the how and why of meteor showers as we search the night skies for this pre-winter phenomenon and other starry sights. Dress to go outside. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, December 13 at 7:30 PM

Friends of Folk Concert Series at First State Heritage Park

This concert series is produced by Delaware Friends of Folk in cooperation with First State Heritage Park. Friends of Folk is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion and preservation of folk music in Delaware. This concert series is made possible by a grant from the Kent County Fund for the Arts. Grey Fox Band: Electric Blues band goes acoustic. Old State House on the Green.

Add to Calendar 12/13/2019 7:30:00 PM 12/13/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Folk Concert Series This concert series is produced by Delaware Friends of Folk in cooperation with First State Heritage Park. Friends of Folk is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion and preservation of folk music in Delaware. This concert series is made possible by a grant from the Kent County Fund for the Arts. Grey Fox Band: Electric Blues band goes acoustic. Old State House on the Green. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, December 14 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 12/14/2019 12:00:00 AM 12/15/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, December 14 at 9:00 AM

Breakfast with Santa at Brandywine Zoo

Celebrate the holidays by enjoying a pancake, egg, & sausage breakfast with Santa! Share your holiday wishes with Santa, bring your camera to take photos with him and some animal friends, and enjoy a few up-close animal encounters all before the zoo opens. Plus, watch a few animals get their breakfast! Space is very limited for this event, so please register early. Breakfast is provided by Janssen’s Market. Fee: $22 per person/ $19 per person for Delaware Zoological Society members. Pre-registration required, as space is extremely limited. Register online. If your child under 18 months requires a seat, you must purchase a ticket for them, as space is extremely limited and high chairs are not available.

Add to Calendar 12/14/2019 9:00:00 AM 12/15/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Breakfast with Santa Celebrate the holidays by enjoying a pancake, egg, & sausage breakfast with Santa! Share your holiday wishes with Santa, bring your camera to take photos with him and some animal friends, and enjoy a few up-close animal encounters all before the zoo opens. Plus, watch a few animals get their breakfast! Space is very limited for this event, so please register early. Breakfast is provided by Janssen’s Market. Fee: $22 per person/ $19 per person for Delaware Zoological Society members. Pre-registration required, as space is extremely limited. Register online. If your child under 18 months requires a seat, you must purchase a ticket for them, as space is extremely limited and high chairs are not available. Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, December 14 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/14/2019 9:30:00 AM 12/14/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Saturday, December 14 at 10:00 AM

Dover's Heroes of the Revolution Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar 12/14/2019 10:00:00 AM 12/14/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Dover's Heroes of the Revolution Walking Tour Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, December 14 at 11:00 AM

Holiday Bird Feeders at Brandywine Creek State Park

We will listen to holiday tunes and make some yummy bird feeders for our friends the birds! Make one for a gift or for your own back yard! $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/14/2019 11:00:00 AM 12/14/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Bird Feeders We will listen to holiday tunes and make some yummy bird feeders for our friends the birds! Make one for a gift or for your own back yard! $5 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, December 14 at 11:00 AM

Hike Through History at Auburn Valley State Park

Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and learn how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this hour-long trip.

Add to Calendar 12/14/2019 11:00:00 AM 12/14/2019 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Hike Through History Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and learn how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this hour-long trip. Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, December 14 at 1:00 PM

Holiday Soap Making at Trap Pond State Park

Join us at the Nature Center to learn this melt-and-pour method of soap making. Make holidaythemed shapes and smells for perfect gifts to give your loved ones. Please register 48 hours in advance. $10

Add to Calendar 12/14/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/14/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Soap Making Join us at the Nature Center to learn this melt-and-pour method of soap making. Make holidaythemed shapes and smells for perfect gifts to give your loved ones. Please register 48 hours in advance. $10 Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, December 14 at 1:00 PM

Handmade Holiday Ornaments at Killens Pond State Park

We will create beautiful ornaments with the help of natural forest materials, colorful ribbons and enticing smells. Take home a piece of Killens Pond for your tree that all will admire with both sight and smell. $4 per participant

Add to Calendar 12/14/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/14/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Handmade Holiday Ornaments We will create beautiful ornaments with the help of natural forest materials, colorful ribbons and enticing smells. Take home a piece of Killens Pond for your tree that all will admire with both sight and smell. $4 per participant Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, December 14 at 1:00 PM

Holiday Fire Treats! at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join us and learn how to make fun holiday sweets—over a campfire! We will gather around the camp fire and make some yummy treats to eat! You will also learn good recipes for making holiday sweets outside with fire! Pre-registration required. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/14/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/14/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Fire Treats! Join us and learn how to make fun holiday sweets—over a campfire! We will gather around the camp fire and make some yummy treats to eat! You will also learn good recipes for making holiday sweets outside with fire! Pre-registration required. $5 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, December 14 at 1:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/14/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/14/2019 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the stingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 PM

Jingle Bell Hayride- FULL at Bellevue State Park

Jingle Bell Hayride December 15 3 p.m. Enjoy a festive, old-fashioned hayride around the park followed by s’mores and hot cocoa at the warm and welcoming campfire. Must pre-register by 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, call 302-761-6963. $8 per person. Meet at the Percheron Barn, hayride leaves at approximately 3:00 pm. May be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Add to Calendar 12/14/2019 2:00:00 PM 12/14/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Jingle Bell Hayride- FULL Jingle Bell Hayride December 15 3 p.m. Enjoy a festive, old-fashioned hayride around the park followed by s’mores and hot cocoa at the warm and welcoming campfire. Must pre-register by 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, call 302-761-6963. $8 per person. Meet at the Percheron Barn, hayride leaves at approximately 3:00 pm. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Bellevue State Park

Saturday, December 14 at 3:00 PM

Jingle Bell Wagon Ride at Trap Pond State Park

Listen to the bells on a frostyafternoon as we travel the trails of Trap Pond. Call (302) 875-5163 toregister. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/14/2019 3:00:00 PM 12/14/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Jingle Bell Wagon Ride Listen to the bells on a frostyafternoon as we travel the trails of Trap Pond. Call (302) 875-5163 toregister. $5 per person Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, December 14 at 3:00 PM

Jingle Bell Hayride- FULL at Bellevue State Park

Jingle Bell Hayride December 15 3 p.m. Enjoy a festive, old-fashioned hayride around the park followed by s’mores and hot cocoa at the warm and welcoming campfire. Must pre-register by 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, call 302-761-6963. $8 per person. Meet at the Percheron Barn, hayride leaves at approximately 3:00 pm. May be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Add to Calendar 12/14/2019 3:00:00 PM 12/14/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Jingle Bell Hayride- FULL Jingle Bell Hayride December 15 3 p.m. Enjoy a festive, old-fashioned hayride around the park followed by s’mores and hot cocoa at the warm and welcoming campfire. Must pre-register by 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, call 302-761-6963. $8 per person. Meet at the Percheron Barn, hayride leaves at approximately 3:00 pm. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Bellevue State Park

Saturday, December 14 at 4:30 PM

Battery 519 Lantern Tour at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 12/14/2019 4:30:00 PM 12/14/2019 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Battery 519 Lantern Tour In 1943, World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and learn about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress, and what WWII turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Sunday, December 15 at 10:00 AM

Survival Series: Shelter Building at Killens Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/15/2019 10:00:00 AM 12/15/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Survival Series: Shelter Building Join naturalists for an informative sessions on wilderness survival. Learn the basics for preparing and starting (without a match or flint!), basic shelter building, and water collection and purification! Open to all ages, wear outdoor clothes. Cost: $5 Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, December 15 at 1:00 PM

Bellevue Hall Tour at Bellevue State Park

Bellevue Hall Tour December 15 1 p.m.Join us for a tour of the elegant Bellevue Hall, the former home of William DuPont, Jr. Hear about how Mr. DuPont transformed the home from a Gothic revival castle to a replica of Montpelier, the national historic site and former home of James and Dolly Madison. Interesting details of the tour include a "secret" passageway to his billiards room, and an underground tunnel. The cost of this tour is $8 per person. Pre-register no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 12 by calling (302) 761-6963.*Tours may be arranged for private groups.

Add to Calendar 12/15/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/15/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Bellevue Hall Tour Bellevue Hall Tour December 15 1 p.m.Join us for a tour of the elegant Bellevue Hall, the former home of William DuPont, Jr. Hear about how Mr. DuPont transformed the home from a Gothic revival castle to a replica of Montpelier, the national historic site and former home of James and Dolly Madison. Interesting details of the tour include a "secret" passageway to his billiards room, and an underground tunnel. The cost of this tour is $8 per person. Pre-register no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 12 by calling (302) 761-6963.*Tours may be arranged for private groups. Bellevue State Park

Sunday, December 15 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/15/2019 1:30:00 PM 12/15/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Monday, December 16 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/16/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/16/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, December 16 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off! at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/16/2019 9:00:00 AM 12/16/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, December 16 at 11:00 AM

Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/16/2019 11:00:00 AM 12/16/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroller Rollers For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, December 17 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/17/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/17/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, December 17 at 9:00 AM

Monthly Winter Bird Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park

Don’t let the cold weather freeze your bird watching. Join us once a month as we search the park for winter birds. All birding abilities welcome (we even have binoculars to borrow). For ages 10 and up with an adult. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/17/2019 9:00:00 AM 12/17/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Winter Bird Walk Don’t let the cold weather freeze your bird watching. Join us once a month as we search the park for winter birds. All birding abilities welcome (we even have binoculars to borrow). For ages 10 and up with an adult. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, December 18 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/18/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, December 18 at 9:30 AM

Nature Nuggets at White Clay Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 9:30:00 AM 12/18/2019 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature Nuggets Each program will have a different theme and lots of hands-on nature fun. December's theme is The Lovely Trees of Winter and may include inside learning, an outdoor activity, and a craft. Please dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. For children ages 2 to 5 (with adult). $5 per child White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, December 18 at 10:00 AM

Wee Have Fun Club- Let It Snow! Snowman Craft at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 10:00:00 AM 12/18/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wee Have Fun Club- Let It Snow! Snowman Craft Theme Today: Let It Snow! Snowman Craft Ages 3-5 Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Thursday, December 19 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/19/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/19/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, December 20 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 12/20/2019 12:00:00 AM 12/21/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, December 20 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/20/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/20/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, December 20 at 7:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Enjoy a unique, guided tour by lantern light of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Learn what surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast then venture over the dune to patrol the beach while listening to local shipwreck tales. Pre-registration required $10 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar 12/20/2019 7:00:00 PM 12/20/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Enjoy a unique, guided tour by lantern light of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Learn what surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast then venture over the dune to patrol the beach while listening to local shipwreck tales. Pre-registration required $10 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, December 21 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 12/21/2019 12:00:00 AM 12/22/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, December 21 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/21/2019 9:30:00 AM 12/21/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Saturday, December 21 at 10:00 AM

Tales of Slavery and Freedom Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Description:As a border state, Delaware held a complicated position regarding slavery. Tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes

Add to Calendar 12/21/2019 10:00:00 AM 12/21/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Tales of Slavery and Freedom Walking Tour Description:As a border state, Delaware held a complicated position regarding slavery. Tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes First State Heritage Park

Saturday, December 21 at 10:00 AM

Floral Design: Swag at Killens Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/21/2019 10:00:00 AM 12/21/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Floral Design: Swag Would you like personalized decorations for your home this winter? Join us at the nature center once a month for a floral class thought by Wendy Aycoth, long time designer and teacher. Each class has a unique theme and creation. Items will need to be brought and some will be provided. For more information on items needed and to sign up call the nature center at (302) 284-4299. $25 per class Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, December 21 at 11:00 AM

Winter Solstice Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Bundle up and celebrate the first day of winter and the darkest day of the year by going for a hike and learning about the significance of the solstice to different cultures throughout history. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/21/2019 11:00:00 AM 12/21/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Solstice Hike Bundle up and celebrate the first day of winter and the darkest day of the year by going for a hike and learning about the significance of the solstice to different cultures throughout history. FREE Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, December 21 at 1:00 PM

Winter Solstice Celebration Campfire at Lums Pond State Park

Come out to the nature center for a campfire in celebration of the winter solstice! Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 pm. Cost includes a craft, a nature center animal encounter, and hot cocoa and marshmallows to roast around the fire. Animal encounter starts at 1:00 pm followed by campfire and crafts. $5 per person/free for campers

Add to Calendar 12/21/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/21/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Solstice Celebration Campfire Come out to the nature center for a campfire in celebration of the winter solstice! Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 pm. Cost includes a craft, a nature center animal encounter, and hot cocoa and marshmallows to roast around the fire. Animal encounter starts at 1:00 pm followed by campfire and crafts. $5 per person/free for campers Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, December 21 at 1:00 PM

Winter Solstice Celebration at White Clay Creek State Park

Join in on the celebration of the shortest day of the year! We will learn about animals in winter and celebrate the changing of the season with a lantern craft, winter stories, and a sweet treat! Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Call 302-368-6900 to register. $5 per child

Add to Calendar 12/21/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/21/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Solstice Celebration Join in on the celebration of the shortest day of the year! We will learn about animals in winter and celebrate the changing of the season with a lantern craft, winter stories, and a sweet treat! Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Call 302-368-6900 to register. $5 per child White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, December 21 at 1:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/21/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/21/2019 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the stingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Sunday, December 22 at 1:00 PM

Open House Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/22/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/22/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tour Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Reservations recommended, but not required. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, December 22 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/22/2019 1:30:00 PM 12/22/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Sunday, December 22 at 3:00 PM

Open House Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/22/2019 3:00:00 PM 12/22/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tour Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Reservations recommended, but not required. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Monday, December 23 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/23/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/23/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, December 23 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off! at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/23/2019 9:00:00 AM 12/23/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, December 23 at 11:00 AM

Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/23/2019 11:00:00 AM 12/23/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroller Rollers For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, December 24 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/24/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/24/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, December 26 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/26/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/26/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, December 26 at 1:00 PM

Holiday Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

You think your relatives eat like a bunch of animals? See how and what we feed our fish and other sea creatures. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/26/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/26/2019 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Feeding Frenzy You think your relatives eat like a bunch of animals? See how and what we feed our fish and other sea creatures. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, December 27 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/27/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/27/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, December 27 at 11:00 AM

Holiday Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the park for holly, mistletoe and pines and discover what the local wildlife does around the holiday season. Dress to go outside. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 20. [begin bold] Pre-registration recommended [end bold] by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/27/2019 11:00:00 AM 12/27/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Hike Explore the park for holly, mistletoe and pines and discover what the local wildlife does around the holiday season. Dress to go outside. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 20. [begin bold] Pre-registration recommended [end bold] by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Friday, December 27 at 1:00 PM

Holiday Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

You think your relatives eat like a bunch of animals? See how and what we feed our fish and other sea creatures. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/27/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/27/2019 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Feeding Frenzy You think your relatives eat like a bunch of animals? See how and what we feed our fish and other sea creatures. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, December 28 at 8:00 AM

Monthly Bird Walks at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/28/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/28/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walks Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the park, no pre-registration required. Call (302) 655-5740 with questions. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, December 28 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/28/2019 9:30:00 AM 12/28/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Saturday, December 28 at 10:00 AM

Women of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park

Learn about women's contributions to the history of The Green. Tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.

Add to Calendar 12/28/2019 10:00:00 AM 12/28/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Women of the Green Walking Tour Learn about women's contributions to the history of The Green. Tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, December 28 at 11:00 AM

Squid Dissection at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious sea creatures through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/28/2019 11:00:00 AM 12/28/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of these mysterious sea creatures through hands-on dissection. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, December 28 at 1:00 PM

Lunchtime Tales at Lums Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/28/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/28/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Lunchtime Tales Join us as we feed the nature center animals and follow up with a story about a related wild friend! Free Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, December 28 at 1:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/28/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/28/2019 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the stingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, December 28 at 1:00 PM

Holiday Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

You think your relatives eat like a bunch of animals? See how and what we feed our fish and other sea creatures. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/28/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/28/2019 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Feeding Frenzy You think your relatives eat like a bunch of animals? See how and what we feed our fish and other sea creatures. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Sunday, December 29 at 1:00 PM

Holiday Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

You think your relatives eat like a bunch of animals? See how and what we feed our fish and other sea creatures. FREE

Add to Calendar 12/29/2019 1:00:00 PM 12/29/2019 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Feeding Frenzy You think your relatives eat like a bunch of animals? See how and what we feed our fish and other sea creatures. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Sunday, December 29 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/29/2019 1:30:00 PM 12/29/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Monday, December 30 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/30/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/30/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Old State House are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Monday, December 30 at 8:30 AM

Winter Break Day Camps at Killens Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/30/2019 8:30:00 AM 12/30/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Break Day Camps Ages 6 – 10 Looking for something for your child to do while school is out? Join the nature center staff for nature themed day camps. Pre-registration is a must, we reserve the right to cancel if we have fewer than 5 participants. Call (302) 284-4299 for information or to register your child. Cost: $35/day Killens Pond State Park

Monday, December 30 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off! at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/30/2019 9:00:00 AM 12/30/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, December 30 at 9:00 AM

Zoo Camp: Holiday Habitats at Brandywine Zoo

Ages 6 to 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm Join us for winter break, as we learn about wild habitats and how animals survive the winter! Each day will focus on a different type of habitat, with fun crafts, games, and zoo tours! Fee: $50/per child; $40/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is December 28. Campers must come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and re-usable water bottle.

Add to Calendar 12/30/2019 9:00:00 AM 12/30/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Zoo Camp: Holiday Habitats Ages 6 to 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm Join us for winter break, as we learn about wild habitats and how animals survive the winter! Each day will focus on a different type of habitat, with fun crafts, games, and zoo tours! Fee: $50/per child; $40/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is December 28. Campers must come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and re-usable water bottle. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, December 30 at 11:00 AM

Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/30/2019 11:00:00 AM 12/30/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroller Rollers For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, December 31 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/31/2019 8:00:00 AM 12/31/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, December 31 at 8:30 AM

Winter Break Day Camps at Killens Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 12/31/2019 8:30:00 AM 12/31/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Break Day Camps Ages 6 – 10 Looking for something for your child to do while school is out? Join the nature center staff for nature themed day camps. Pre-registration is a must, we reserve the right to cancel if we have fewer than 5 participants. Call (302) 284-4299 for information or to register your child. Cost: $35/day Killens Pond State Park

Tuesday, December 31 at 9:00 AM

Zoo Camp: Holiday Habitats at Brandywine Zoo

Ages 6 to 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm Join us for winter break, as we learn about wild habitats and how animals survive the winter! Each day will focus on a different type of habitat, with fun crafts, games, and zoo tours! Fee: $50/per child; $40/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is December 28. Campers must come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and re-usable water bottle.

Add to Calendar 12/31/2019 9:00:00 AM 12/31/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Zoo Camp: Holiday Habitats Ages 6 to 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm Join us for winter break, as we learn about wild habitats and how animals survive the winter! Each day will focus on a different type of habitat, with fun crafts, games, and zoo tours! Fee: $50/per child; $40/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is December 28. Campers must come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and re-usable water bottle. Brandywine Zoo

Tuesday, December 31 at 11:00 AM

Noon Year's Eve at Brandywine Zoo

. Celebrate the New Year Zoo-style by ringing in the New Year at NOON! We’ll have games, crafts, and a celebratory atmosphere and of course a sparkling cider toast as the clock strikes 12 (Noon that is!) Program takes place in the zoo so dress for the weather! Fee: $5 per person advanced registration/Delaware Zoological Society Members are free. Program fees will begin charging at Admission Gates starting at 10 am

Add to Calendar 12/31/2019 11:00:00 AM 12/31/2019 12:15:00 PM America/New_York Noon Year's Eve . Celebrate the New Year Zoo-style by ringing in the New Year at NOON! We’ll have games, crafts, and a celebratory atmosphere and of course a sparkling cider toast as the clock strikes 12 (Noon that is!) Program takes place in the zoo so dress for the weather! Fee: $5 per person advanced registration/Delaware Zoological Society Members are free. Program fees will begin charging at Admission Gates starting at 10 am Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, January 01 at 9:00 AM

Zoo Camp: Holiday Habitats at Brandywine Zoo

Ages 6 to 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm Join us for winter break, as we learn about wild habitats and how animals survive the winter! Each day will focus on a different type of habitat, with fun crafts, games, and zoo tours! Fee: $50/per child; $40/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is December 28. Campers must come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and re-usable water bottle.

Add to Calendar 1/1/2020 9:00:00 AM 1/1/2020 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Zoo Camp: Holiday Habitats Ages 6 to 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm Join us for winter break, as we learn about wild habitats and how animals survive the winter! Each day will focus on a different type of habitat, with fun crafts, games, and zoo tours! Fee: $50/per child; $40/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is December 28. Campers must come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and re-usable water bottle. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, January 01 at 10:00 AM

Trap Pond First Day Hike at Trap Pond State Park

Come out for a hike on the first day of the year. What better place than the first state’s first state park? This year’s hike will bean easy two miles as we explore the American Holly and Bob Trails. Meet at theBaldcypress Nature Center. Free

Add to Calendar 1/1/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/1/2020 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Trap Pond First Day Hike Come out for a hike on the first day of the year. What better place than the first state’s first state park? This year’s hike will bean easy two miles as we explore the American Holly and Bob Trails. Meet at theBaldcypress Nature Center. Free Trap Pond State Park

Wednesday, January 01 at 10:00 AM

First Day Hike at Alapocas Run State Park

Bring on the New Year with a two hour recreational hike. Pre-registration required by noon, December 30. In the case of inclement weather, call on January 1 for cancellation information. Meet at the Blue Ball Barn.

Add to Calendar 1/1/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/1/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York First Day Hike Bring on the New Year with a two hour recreational hike. Pre-registration required by noon, December 30. In the case of inclement weather, call on January 1 for cancellation information. Meet at the Blue Ball Barn. Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, January 01 at 10:00 AM

First Day Hike at Fort DuPont State Park

Start the New Year off right by joining us for a hike on Fort DuPont's trails. Experience both the beautiful natural environment and the historic structures that make this park unique. Be sure to wear comfortable water-proof shoes and to dress warmly! This program will meet in the parking lot at the end of Wilmington Avenue/Old Battery Lane.

Add to Calendar 1/1/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/1/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York First Day Hike Start the New Year off right by joining us for a hike on Fort DuPont's trails. Experience both the beautiful natural environment and the historic structures that make this park unique. Be sure to wear comfortable water-proof shoes and to dress warmly! This program will meet in the parking lot at the end of Wilmington Avenue/Old Battery Lane. Fort DuPont State Park

Wednesday, January 01 at 12:30 PM

First Day Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Start off the year “resolving” to have more fun in the park. Join us for an invigorating hike through the woods and meadows. We’ll keep an eye out for other critters enjoying the day along with us. Free

Add to Calendar 1/1/2020 12:30:00 PM 1/1/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York First Day Hike Start off the year “resolving” to have more fun in the park. Join us for an invigorating hike through the woods and meadows. We’ll keep an eye out for other critters enjoying the day along with us. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Wednesday, January 01 at 12:30 PM

First Day Hike at Brandywine Zoo

Join us for a “hike” through the zoo to kick off the New Year. Tour the zoo with an educator and learn about how we care for our animals in the winter! For extra bonus hiking, come to the Zoo for our hike after completing the First Day Hike at Alapocas Run State Park, which ends at noon.

Add to Calendar 1/1/2020 12:30:00 PM 1/1/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York First Day Hike Join us for a “hike” through the zoo to kick off the New Year. Tour the zoo with an educator and learn about how we care for our animals in the winter! For extra bonus hiking, come to the Zoo for our hike after completing the First Day Hike at Alapocas Run State Park, which ends at noon. Brandywine Zoo

Wednesday, January 01 at 12:30 PM

First Day Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Join us for a hike through the Pinelands trail as we explore some of the further-flung pieces of Fort Miles. Meet at the Pinelands Trail trailhead for a great way to start the New Year! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 644-5007.Join us for a hike through the Pinelands trail as we explore some of the further-flung pieces of Fort Miles. Meet at the Pinelands Trail trailhead for a great way to start the New Year! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 644-5007.Join us for a hike through the Pinelands trail as we explore some of the further-flung pieces of Fort Miles. Meet at the Pinelands Trail trailhead for a great way to start the New Year! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Free.

Add to Calendar 1/1/2020 12:30:00 PM 1/1/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York First Day Hike Join us for a hike through the Pinelands trail as we explore some of the further-flung pieces of Fort Miles. Meet at the Pinelands Trail trailhead for a great way to start the New Year! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 644-5007.Join us for a hike through the Pinelands trail as we explore some of the further-flung pieces of Fort Miles. Meet at the Pinelands Trail trailhead for a great way to start the New Year! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 644-5007.Join us for a hike through the Pinelands trail as we explore some of the further-flung pieces of Fort Miles. Meet at the Pinelands Trail trailhead for a great way to start the New Year! For ages 7 and up with an adult. Free. Cape Henlopen State Park

Wednesday, January 01 at 1:00 PM

First Day Hike at White Clay Creek State Park

Start your new year off right on this family hike led by park staff and members of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park. Meet at the Carpenter Recreation Area, 880 New London Road, or the Nature Center, 1475 Creek Road. Free

Add to Calendar 1/1/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/1/2020 2:30:00 PM America/New_York First Day Hike Start your new year off right on this family hike led by park staff and members of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park. Meet at the Carpenter Recreation Area, 880 New London Road, or the Nature Center, 1475 Creek Road. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, January 01 at 1:00 PM

First Day Hike at Holts Landing State Park

Start the New Year off right and be part of the “First Day Hike” National Movement! Hike the Sea Hawk Trail at Holts Landing State Park with park staff. Enjoy a stroll through a variety of habitats on this 1.7-mile trail. FREE Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar 1/1/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/1/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York First Day Hike Start the New Year off right and be part of the “First Day Hike” National Movement! Hike the Sea Hawk Trail at Holts Landing State Park with park staff. Enjoy a stroll through a variety of habitats on this 1.7-mile trail. FREE Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Holts Landing State Park

Wednesday, January 01 at 1:00 PM

First Day Hikes at Killens Pond State Park

Join us at the nature center on the first day of the New Year for a hike. Due to the amazing turnout of previous years, we will hold multiple hikes of various lengths from the nature center. Dress for the weather and wear shoes for walking. Dogs on leash welcome! Free

Add to Calendar 1/1/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/1/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York First Day Hikes Join us at the nature center on the first day of the New Year for a hike. Due to the amazing turnout of previous years, we will hold multiple hikes of various lengths from the nature center. Dress for the weather and wear shoes for walking. Dogs on leash welcome! Free Killens Pond State Park

Wednesday, January 01 at 1:00 PM

First Day Hike at Lums Pond State Park

Start off the New Year with the whole family. Join us at the Area 1 pavilion on the first day of the year for a guided hike alongside the pond on the Swamp Forest trail. Free

Add to Calendar 1/1/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/1/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York First Day Hike Start off the New Year with the whole family. Join us at the Area 1 pavilion on the first day of the year for a guided hike alongside the pond on the Swamp Forest trail. Free Lums Pond State Park

Wednesday, January 01 at 1:00 PM

2020 First Day Hike with FSHP at First State Heritage Park

Start the new year with an adventure! On January 1, 2020, Delaware State Parks is hosting FREE guided hikes statewide. First Day Hikes is a national initiative started by America's State Parks, and all 50 states offer guided hikes on the first day of the year. Last year nearly 55,000 people rang in the New Year, collectively hiking over 133,000 miles throughout the country on the guided hikes Join the movement, take a hike and start the new year off right! At First State Heritage Park, join a costumed interpreter at the John Bell House (43 The Green) at 1:00 for an invigorating walking tour exploring the historic Dover Green. This recreational, educational tour is FREE and does not require registration! Please arrive prepared for the weather!

Add to Calendar 1/1/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/1/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York 2020 First Day Hike with FSHP Start the new year with an adventure! On January 1, 2020, Delaware State Parks is hosting FREE guided hikes statewide. First Day Hikes is a national initiative started by America's State Parks, and all 50 states offer guided hikes on the first day of the year. Last year nearly 55,000 people rang in the New Year, collectively hiking over 133,000 miles throughout the country on the guided hikes Join the movement, take a hike and start the new year off right! At First State Heritage Park, join a costumed interpreter at the John Bell House (43 The Green) at 1:00 for an invigorating walking tour exploring the historic Dover Green. This recreational, educational tour is FREE and does not require registration! Please arrive prepared for the weather! First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, January 01 at 1:00 PM

First Day Hike at Auburn Valley State Park

Start the New Year off in a breathtaking way, by hiking one of Auburn Valley State Park’s most beautiful trails. The 1.1 mile Oversee Farm Trail provides beautiful rolling trails through the woods and scenic views of the creek

Add to Calendar 1/1/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/1/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York First Day Hike Start the New Year off in a breathtaking way, by hiking one of Auburn Valley State Park’s most beautiful trails. The 1.1 mile Oversee Farm Trail provides beautiful rolling trails through the woods and scenic views of the creek Auburn Valley State Park

Wednesday, January 01 at 1:00 PM

First Day Hike at Bellevue State Park

Kick off the year at the park and have some fun while also getting exercise in nature. We’ll pick a trail based on the group and walk for about an hour and visit many special places throughout the park. This hike is for all ages and is stroller friendly. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Arts Center.

Add to Calendar 1/1/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/1/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York First Day Hike Kick off the year at the park and have some fun while also getting exercise in nature. We’ll pick a trail based on the group and walk for about an hour and visit many special places throughout the park. This hike is for all ages and is stroller friendly. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. Meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, January 01 at 3:30 PM

First Day Hike at Auburn Valley State Park

For our second first day hike, we will walk the 1 mile Yorklyn Bridge Trail to enjoy and explore the unique features of nature and industrial development that Yorklyn has to offer. This trail passes by the old Marshall Bros. Paper Mill, NVF site and Garrett snuff mill. Come to see where industrial development and nature coexist in this perfect tour for nature and history lovers alike.

Add to Calendar 1/1/2020 3:30:00 PM 1/1/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York First Day Hike For our second first day hike, we will walk the 1 mile Yorklyn Bridge Trail to enjoy and explore the unique features of nature and industrial development that Yorklyn has to offer. This trail passes by the old Marshall Bros. Paper Mill, NVF site and Garrett snuff mill. Come to see where industrial development and nature coexist in this perfect tour for nature and history lovers alike. Auburn Valley State Park

Thursday, January 02 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Thursday, January 02 at 8:30 AM

Winter Break Day Camps at Killens Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/2/2020 8:30:00 AM 1/2/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Break Day Camps Ages 6 – 10 Looking for something for your child to do while school is out? Join the nature center staff for nature themed day camps. Pre-registration is a must, we reserve the right to cancel if we have fewer than 5 participants. Call (302) 284-4299 for information or to register your child. Cost: $35/day Killens Pond State Park

Thursday, January 02 at 9:00 AM

Zoo Camp: Holiday Habitats at Brandywine Zoo

Ages 6 to 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm Join us for winter break, as we learn about wild habitats and how animals survive the winter! Each day will focus on a different type of habitat, with fun crafts, games, and zoo tours! Fee: $50/per child; $40/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is December 28. Campers must come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and re-usable water bottle.

Add to Calendar 1/2/2020 9:00:00 AM 1/2/2020 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Zoo Camp: Holiday Habitats Ages 6 to 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm Join us for winter break, as we learn about wild habitats and how animals survive the winter! Each day will focus on a different type of habitat, with fun crafts, games, and zoo tours! Fee: $50/per child; $40/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is December 28. Campers must come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and re-usable water bottle. Brandywine Zoo

Thursday, January 02 at 4:00 PM

Winter Hike Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Thompson Island is a limited hike; spaces fill up quickly. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar 1/2/2020 4:00:00 PM 1/2/2020 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hike Series Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Thompson Island is a limited hike; spaces fill up quickly. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, January 03 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 1/3/2020 12:00:00 AM 1/4/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, January 03 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Friday, January 03 at 8:30 AM

Winter Break Day Camps at Killens Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/3/2020 8:30:00 AM 1/3/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Break Day Camps Ages 6 – 10 Looking for something for your child to do while school is out? Join the nature center staff for nature themed day camps. Pre-registration is a must, we reserve the right to cancel if we have fewer than 5 participants. Call (302) 284-4299 for information or to register your child. Cost: $35/day Killens Pond State Park

Friday, January 03 at 9:00 AM

Zoo Camp: Holiday Habitats at Brandywine Zoo

Ages 6 to 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm Join us for winter break, as we learn about wild habitats and how animals survive the winter! Each day will focus on a different type of habitat, with fun crafts, games, and zoo tours! Fee: $50/per child; $40/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is December 28. Campers must come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and re-usable water bottle.

Add to Calendar 1/3/2020 9:00:00 AM 1/3/2020 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Zoo Camp: Holiday Habitats Ages 6 to 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm Join us for winter break, as we learn about wild habitats and how animals survive the winter! Each day will focus on a different type of habitat, with fun crafts, games, and zoo tours! Fee: $50/per child; $40/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is December 28. Campers must come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and re-usable water bottle. Brandywine Zoo

Friday, January 03 at 1:00 PM

Open House Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/3/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/3/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tours Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Reservations recommended, but not required. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, January 03 at 3:00 PM

Open House Tours at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/3/2020 3:00:00 PM 1/3/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tours Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Reservations recommended, but not required. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, January 03 at 7:00 PM

Quadrantids Meteor Shower at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the night skies for this meteor shower and other winter astronomical wonders. Dress to go outside. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 1/3/2020 7:00:00 PM 1/3/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Quadrantids Meteor Shower Explore the night skies for this meteor shower and other winter astronomical wonders. Dress to go outside. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, January 04 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 1/4/2020 12:00:00 AM 1/5/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, January 04 at 9:00 AM

First Saturday: Dreams into Reality at First State Heritage Park

First Saturdays in the First State! FREE programs and events are offered on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House, and the Kent County Courthouse. Reaching for the Stars 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Annie Jump Cannon, celebrated astronomer, grew up in Dover, looking at the stars and dreaming of the future at her family home. Learn more about her accomplishments. Join us on the half hour for a short historical theater performance. John Bell House on the Green Biggs Kids 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Children can enjoy a craft guided by museum staff. Biggs Museum of American Art Dreams of a Victor 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Guided tours will highlight the life and times of E.R. Johnson, the founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company. Visitors will learn how a humble machinist from Delaware created one of the most successful companies of the 20th century. Johnson Victrola Museum Dreaming of Dover: William Penn and the creation of our city 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Guided tours will focus on William Penn’s role in founding the city of Dover, dating as far back as 1683. The Old State House A Capitol Experience 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tour Delaware’s State Capitol building, and experience Delaware history. Legislative Hall Tours of the Governor’s House 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy guided tours of the official residence of Delaware’s Governor since 1965. Woodburn – The Governor’s House Dover’s Heroes of the Revolution 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. War Beneath the Waves: U.S. Submarine Operations in World War II 10:30 a.m. Former Commandant of Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, Robert Clark will present on the history of the U.S. Submarine Forces during World War II and reflect on how the lessons learned are still applied today. Delaware Public Archives Science Fiction into Science Fact 1:30 – 4 p.m. Motivated by the magic of science fiction, discover which inventions have connections to Delaware. Explore things that started as imagination and became reality. Kent County Courthouse Lobby The Once and Future Courthouse 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. From the 1690s to the present, learn how this site went from a courthouse to a hotel and back again. Kent County Courthouse, 38 The Green

Add to Calendar 1/4/2020 9:00:00 AM 1/4/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York First Saturday: Dreams into Reality First Saturdays in the First State! FREE programs and events are offered on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House, and the Kent County Courthouse. Reaching for the Stars 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Annie Jump Cannon, celebrated astronomer, grew up in Dover, looking at the stars and dreaming of the future at her family home. Learn more about her accomplishments. Join us on the half hour for a short historical theater performance. John Bell House on the Green Biggs Kids 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Children can enjoy a craft guided by museum staff. Biggs Museum of American Art Dreams of a Victor 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Guided tours will highlight the life and times of E.R. Johnson, the founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company. Visitors will learn how a humble machinist from Delaware created one of the most successful companies of the 20th century. Johnson Victrola Museum Dreaming of Dover: William Penn and the creation of our city 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Guided tours will focus on William Penn’s role in founding the city of Dover, dating as far back as 1683. The Old State House A Capitol Experience 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tour Delaware’s State Capitol building, and experience Delaware history. Legislative Hall Tours of the Governor’s House 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy guided tours of the official residence of Delaware’s Governor since 1965. Woodburn – The Governor’s House Dover’s Heroes of the Revolution 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. War Beneath the Waves: U.S. Submarine Operations in World War II 10:30 a.m. Former Commandant of Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, Robert Clark will present on the history of the U.S. Submarine Forces during World War II and reflect on how the lessons learned are still applied today. Delaware Public Archives Science Fiction into Science Fact 1:30 – 4 p.m. Motivated by the magic of science fiction, discover which inventions have connections to Delaware. Explore things that started as imagination and became reality. Kent County Courthouse Lobby The Once and Future Courthouse 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. From the 1690s to the present, learn how this site went from a courthouse to a hotel and back again. Kent County Courthouse, 38 The Green First State Heritage Park

Saturday, January 04 at 10:00 AM

Three Square Meals at Trap Pond State Park

Learn about the contributions the Civilian ConservationCorps made to Trap Pond, Delaware, and the nation.. Meet at the nature center. Free

Add to Calendar 1/4/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/4/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Three Square Meals Learn about the contributions the Civilian ConservationCorps made to Trap Pond, Delaware, and the nation.. Meet at the nature center. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, January 04 at 11:00 AM

Lums Pond Trail Days at Lums Pond State Park

Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will be able to point out helpful tips for hiking the pond and provide information on the local natural resources and the history of Lums Pond. Free

Add to Calendar 1/4/2020 11:00:00 AM 1/4/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Lums Pond Trail Days Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will be able to point out helpful tips for hiking the pond and provide information on the local natural resources and the history of Lums Pond. Free Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, January 04 at 11:00 AM

Why rocks rock! at Brandywine Creek State Park

Geology for kids! Join us as we learn about the rocks of Brandywine Creek. We will look for rocks at the creek, learn their history, and sort and classify them. Find out why rocks rock! FREE

Add to Calendar 1/4/2020 11:00:00 AM 1/4/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Why rocks rock! Geology for kids! Join us as we learn about the rocks of Brandywine Creek. We will look for rocks at the creek, learn their history, and sort and classify them. Find out why rocks rock! FREE Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, January 04 at 1:00 PM

Intro to Port Penn at Port Penn Interpretive Center

Founded in the 1760s, Port Penn's founders hoped that it would become a seaport to rival Philadelphia. Though it never quite lived up to those aspirations, Port Penn is a remarkable community that managed to be both international and uniquely Delawarean. This program is held at the Bear Library. Attendees are asked to register by phone or in person at the Bear Library INFO Desk (302-838-3300).

Add to Calendar 1/4/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/4/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Intro to Port Penn Founded in the 1760s, Port Penn's founders hoped that it would become a seaport to rival Philadelphia. Though it never quite lived up to those aspirations, Port Penn is a remarkable community that managed to be both international and uniquely Delawarean. This program is held at the Bear Library. Attendees are asked to register by phone or in person at the Bear Library INFO Desk (302-838-3300). Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, January 04 at 1:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/4/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/4/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the stingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, January 04 at 1:00 PM

Pet Walk at Delaware Seashore State Park

While pets are welcomed on most of our guided hikes, these hikes are geared specifically for pet owners. Allow your furry friends to socialize while you get out and enjoy the salty winter air at the beach. Meet at Fresh Pond Hickman Road entrance. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar 1/4/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/4/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Pet Walk While pets are welcomed on most of our guided hikes, these hikes are geared specifically for pet owners. Allow your furry friends to socialize while you get out and enjoy the salty winter air at the beach. Meet at Fresh Pond Hickman Road entrance. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunday, January 05 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Monday, January 06 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Monday, January 06 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off! at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/6/2020 9:00:00 AM 1/6/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, January 06 at 11:00 AM

Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/6/2020 11:00:00 AM 1/6/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroller Rollers For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, January 07 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Tuesday, January 07 at 5:00 PM

Winter Lecture Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/7/2020 5:00:00 PM 1/7/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Lecture Series Get out of the house and spend your Tuesday evenings in January and February learning! Different topic every week Meet at the Indian River Marina Conference room; second floor. FREE No pre-registration necessary Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and the presenters of the week Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, January 08 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Wednesday, January 08 at 8:00 AM

Birds of Bellevue Walk at Bellevue State Park

Join our Volunteer Birder on a walk around the park to spot resident and migrant birds. Wear comfortable shoes, walk lasts about 2 hours. Binoculars are available or bring your own. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the Arts Center.

Add to Calendar 1/8/2020 8:00:00 AM 1/8/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Birds of Bellevue Walk Join our Volunteer Birder on a walk around the park to spot resident and migrant birds. Wear comfortable shoes, walk lasts about 2 hours. Binoculars are available or bring your own. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, January 08 at 10:00 AM

Wee Have Fun Club- Where Are the Worms? at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/8/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/8/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wee Have Fun Club- Where Are the Worms? Theme Today: Where are the Worms? Ages 3-5 Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, January 08 at 7:00 PM

Trap Pond Partners Meeting at Trap Pond State Park

The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com/

Add to Calendar 1/8/2020 7:00:00 PM 1/8/2020 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Trap Pond Partners Meeting The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com/ Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, January 09 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Thursday, January 09 at 9:30 AM

Terrific Toddlers: Wake up Whistle Pigs! at Brandywine Creek State Park

The groundhogs have been hibernating through the winter. Come to this program and learn about the “whistle pig” and why we wait for a cloudy morning on February 2nd! Nature program for children ages 2 to 4 years.

Add to Calendar 1/9/2020 9:30:00 AM 1/9/2020 10:15:00 AM America/New_York Terrific Toddlers: Wake up Whistle Pigs! The groundhogs have been hibernating through the winter. Come to this program and learn about the “whistle pig” and why we wait for a cloudy morning on February 2nd! Nature program for children ages 2 to 4 years. Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, January 09 at 10:30 AM

Guppy Club: Hoots for Snowy Owls at Cape Henlopen State Park

Ages 3-5. Get wise to the how and why snowy owls “invade” Delaware during the winter and make an owl cool craft. Dress to go outside. Limit 12 children. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3 per child

Add to Calendar 1/9/2020 10:30:00 AM 1/9/2020 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Guppy Club: Hoots for Snowy Owls Ages 3-5. Get wise to the how and why snowy owls “invade” Delaware during the winter and make an owl cool craft. Dress to go outside. Limit 12 children. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3 per child Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, January 09 at 4:00 PM

Winter Hike Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/9/2020 4:00:00 PM 1/9/2020 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hike Series Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Meet at Burton Island trail head. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, January 10 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM 1/11/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, January 10 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Friday, January 10 at 11:00 AM

Estate Walk at Auburn Valley State Park

Learn more about Auburn Heights and the Marshall family while enjoying the Victorian architecture and the beautiful grounds. Be sure to wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes. Meet on the front porch of the mansion.

Add to Calendar 1/10/2020 11:00:00 AM 1/10/2020 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Estate Walk Learn more about Auburn Heights and the Marshall family while enjoying the Victorian architecture and the beautiful grounds. Be sure to wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes. Meet on the front porch of the mansion. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, January 10 at 1:00 PM

Nature as a Classroom at Lums Pond State Park

Discover how science, math, language, and art can all be observed at the park during this time of year. During this 1-2 hour program kids can learn about the importance of the freezing pond, the unique patterns of snowflakes, the spectacular call of an Eastern-Screech owl, or the magnificent colors of a cardinal. Best suited for kids ages 6-11. Pre-registration required. Free

Add to Calendar 1/10/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/10/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Nature as a Classroom Discover how science, math, language, and art can all be observed at the park during this time of year. During this 1-2 hour program kids can learn about the importance of the freezing pond, the unique patterns of snowflakes, the spectacular call of an Eastern-Screech owl, or the magnificent colors of a cardinal. Best suited for kids ages 6-11. Pre-registration required. Free Lums Pond State Park

Friday, January 10 at 5:30 PM

Full Moon Hike at Bellevue State Park

Full Moon Hikes Friday, January 10, 5:30 pm Take an hour-long hike under the full moon. Look and listen for nocturnal animals. Wear comfortable shoes as we will venture into the woods. Call 302-761-6963 by 4 pm the last business day before for meeting location. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/10/2020 5:30:00 PM 1/10/2020 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Full Moon Hikes Friday, January 10, 5:30 pm Take an hour-long hike under the full moon. Look and listen for nocturnal animals. Wear comfortable shoes as we will venture into the woods. Call 302-761-6963 by 4 pm the last business day before for meeting location. FREE Bellevue State Park

Friday, January 10 at 6:30 PM

Park After Dark: Hot Chocolate Hike at White Clay Creek State Park

Join the park naturalist for an early evening hike along the Creek Road trail. We will provide hot chocolate to help keep you warm! Bring a travel mug with lid. Pre-registration required by noon on Friday. Call 302-368-6900 to register. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 1/10/2020 6:30:00 PM 1/10/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Park After Dark: Hot Chocolate Hike Join the park naturalist for an early evening hike along the Creek Road trail. We will provide hot chocolate to help keep you warm! Bring a travel mug with lid. Pre-registration required by noon on Friday. Call 302-368-6900 to register. $5 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Friday, January 10 at 7:30 PM

Friends of Folk Concert Series at First State Heritage Park

Coro Allegro : Delaware's Premier Choral Group. Old State House on the Green

Add to Calendar 1/10/2020 7:30:00 PM 1/10/2020 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Folk Concert Series Coro Allegro : Delaware's Premier Choral Group. Old State House on the Green First State Heritage Park

Saturday, January 11 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 1/11/2020 12:00:00 AM 1/12/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, January 11 at 7:30 AM

Great Migrators at Killens Pond State Park

Delaware is an important stop for migrating birds along the Atlantic Flyway. Take a leisurely walk on the trail with a naturalist and try to spot some of the migrators that have made their way to Killens Pond. Wear suitable footwear and clothing for the conditions, this program will happen rain or shine, provided the trail is safe. Binoculars are highly recommended. Free

Add to Calendar 1/11/2020 7:30:00 AM 1/11/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Great Migrators Delaware is an important stop for migrating birds along the Atlantic Flyway. Take a leisurely walk on the trail with a naturalist and try to spot some of the migrators that have made their way to Killens Pond. Wear suitable footwear and clothing for the conditions, this program will happen rain or shine, provided the trail is safe. Binoculars are highly recommended. Free Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, January 11 at 9:30 AM

Girl Scout Workshop: Sensational Senses at Brandywine Zoo

For Brownie girl scouts and their families looking to work on their Senses badge. Explore your senses and compare them to the awesome senses of our special animal friends have. Have fun with interactive games, a guided zoo tour, and even meet some animals up close! Fee: $12 per participant. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch for scouts. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts

Add to Calendar 1/11/2020 9:30:00 AM 1/11/2020 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Girl Scout Workshop: Sensational Senses For Brownie girl scouts and their families looking to work on their Senses badge. Explore your senses and compare them to the awesome senses of our special animal friends have. Have fun with interactive games, a guided zoo tour, and even meet some animals up close! Fee: $12 per participant. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch for scouts. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, January 11 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Saturday, January 11 at 10:00 AM

Dover's Heroes of the Revolution at First State Heritage Park

Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar 1/11/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/11/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Dover's Heroes of the Revolution Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, January 11 at 11:00 AM

Wonderful Winter! at Brandywine Creek State Park

Come hike the beautiful Flint woods preserve and learn about how nature and history go hand in hand here at Brandywine Creek State Park. We will discuss how this satellite location became a preserve, research we do here, and learn about the flora and fauna in this area. Enjoy a cup of warm cocoa after the hike. Pre-registration required. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/11/2020 11:00:00 AM 1/11/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wonderful Winter! Come hike the beautiful Flint woods preserve and learn about how nature and history go hand in hand here at Brandywine Creek State Park. We will discuss how this satellite location became a preserve, research we do here, and learn about the flora and fauna in this area. Enjoy a cup of warm cocoa after the hike. Pre-registration required. FREE Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, January 11 at 11:00 AM

Hike Through History at Auburn Valley State Park

Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and learn how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this hourlong trip.

Add to Calendar 1/11/2020 11:00:00 AM 1/11/2020 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Hike Through History Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and learn how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this hourlong trip. Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, January 11 at 1:00 PM

Civil War 101 at Fort Delaware State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/11/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/11/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Civil War 101 This lecture-style program is a great introduction to the American Civil War. We will talk about how the Civil War started, and what the legacy of the war is today. This is a great program for those that would like to learn about the Civil War, but don't know how to get started. This program will be held at the Grassdale Center in Delaware City, and is FREE! Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, January 11 at 1:00 PM

Paint By Day Fundraiser at Killens Pond State Park

Pre-registration required. Sip wine and express your inner artist at this PaintNite fundraiser. Meet at the nature center and let experienced painters guide you through the creative process. No prior painting experience needed. Must be 21 or older. One glass provided- additional glasses may be purchased. $35 per participant

Add to Calendar 1/11/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/11/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Paint By Day Fundraiser Pre-registration required. Sip wine and express your inner artist at this PaintNite fundraiser. Meet at the nature center and let experienced painters guide you through the creative process. No prior painting experience needed. Must be 21 or older. One glass provided- additional glasses may be purchased. $35 per participant Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, January 11 at 1:00 PM

Natural Resource Series at Lums -- Citizen Science: Eastern Blue Bird Nest Box Monitoring Program at Lums Pond State Park

The park will be starting a new nest box monitoring program, and we need your help to create a volunteer team dedicated to maintaining and monitoring the boxes in the park. This program will be an introduction to the importance and biology of bluebirds as well as what will be expected in the monitoring program. Volunteers for the monitoring must be 17 years or older, but all are welcome for this introductory program. Call the park office to register, (302) 368-6989. Free

Add to Calendar 1/11/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/11/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Natural Resource Series at Lums -- Citizen Science: Eastern Blue Bird Nest Box Monitoring Program The park will be starting a new nest box monitoring program, and we need your help to create a volunteer team dedicated to maintaining and monitoring the boxes in the park. This program will be an introduction to the importance and biology of bluebirds as well as what will be expected in the monitoring program. Volunteers for the monitoring must be 17 years or older, but all are welcome for this introductory program. Call the park office to register, (302) 368-6989. Free Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, January 11 at 1:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/11/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/11/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the stingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, January 11 at 3:00 PM

Chilly Wagon Ride at Trap Pond State Park

Dress warmly for this ride. Ever wonder how animals preparefor the winter? We will take a close look at how animals beat the chill. Call(302) 875-5163 to register.

Add to Calendar 1/11/2020 3:00:00 PM 1/11/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Chilly Wagon Ride Dress warmly for this ride. Ever wonder how animals preparefor the winter? We will take a close look at how animals beat the chill. Call(302) 875-5163 to register. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, January 11 at 6:00 PM

Night at the Tower at Wilmington State Parks

Take in the beautiful view from atop Rockford Tower as a park naturalist to explore the night sky. No registration required.

Add to Calendar 1/11/2020 6:00:00 PM 1/11/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Night at the Tower Take in the beautiful view from atop Rockford Tower as a park naturalist to explore the night sky. No registration required. Wilmington State Parks

Sunday, January 12 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/12/2020 1:30:00 PM 1/12/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Monday, January 13 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Monday, January 13 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off! at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/13/2020 9:00:00 AM 1/13/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, January 13 at 11:00 AM

Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/13/2020 11:00:00 AM 1/13/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroller Rollers For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, January 14 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Tuesday, January 14 at 9:00 AM

Monthly Winter Bird Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park

Don’t let the cold weather freeze your bird watching. Join us once a month as we search the park for winter birds. All birding abilities welcome (we even have binoculars to borrow). For ages 10 and up with an adult. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/14/2020 9:00:00 AM 1/14/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Winter Bird Walk Don’t let the cold weather freeze your bird watching. Join us once a month as we search the park for winter birds. All birding abilities welcome (we even have binoculars to borrow). For ages 10 and up with an adult. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, January 14 at 1:00 PM

Homeschool - Owl Adaptations at Killens Pond State Park

Ages 6 – 12 Complete service projects and learn about nature! Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; Call (302) 284- 4299 Free

Add to Calendar 1/14/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/14/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Homeschool - Owl Adaptations Ages 6 – 12 Complete service projects and learn about nature! Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; Call (302) 284- 4299 Free Killens Pond State Park

Tuesday, January 14 at 5:00 PM

Winter Lecture Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/14/2020 5:00:00 PM 1/14/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Lecture Series Get out of the house and spend your Tuesday evenings in January and February learning! Different topic every week Meet at the Indian River Marina Conference room; second floor. FREE No pre-registration necessary Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and the presenters of the week Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00 PM

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

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

Add to Calendar 1/14/2020 7:00:00 PM 1/14/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon! Killens Pond State Park

Wednesday, January 15 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Wednesday, January 15 at 9:30 AM

Nature Nuggets at White Clay Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/15/2020 9:30:00 AM 1/15/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Nature Nuggets Each program will have a different theme and lots of hands-on nature fun. January's theme is Footprints in the Snow! and may include inside learning, an outdoor activity, and a craft. Please dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. For children ages 2 to 5 (with adult). $5 per child White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, January 15 at 10:00 AM

Wee Have Fun Club- Is Everything Asleep? at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/15/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/15/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wee Have Fun Club- Is Everything Asleep? Theme Today: Is Everything Asleep? Ages 3-5 Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, January 15 at 1:00 PM

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

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

Add to Calendar 1/15/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/15/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Hiking Series: Naturalist Led Trail Exploration New to the park? Ready to find a new favorite trail? Then join the park naturalist on this series to explore the trails of White Clay Creek State Park. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Please register by noon on Tuesday by calling the park office (302)368-6900. Meeting location provided upon registration. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Wednesday, January 15 at 6:30 PM

Winter Tavern Tales at Alapocas Run State Park

Weldin at War with Jake Miller, Fort Delaware State Park. Join Jake Miller as he dives into the rich history of Fort Delaware and its connection to the Blue Ball Barn and the Weldin Farm. Free. Blue Ball Barn

Add to Calendar 1/15/2020 6:30:00 PM 1/15/2020 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Tavern Tales Weldin at War with Jake Miller, Fort Delaware State Park. Join Jake Miller as he dives into the rich history of Fort Delaware and its connection to the Blue Ball Barn and the Weldin Farm. Free. Blue Ball Barn Alapocas Run State Park

Thursday, January 16 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Thursday, January 16 at 4:00 PM

Winter Hike Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/16/2020 4:00:00 PM 1/16/2020 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hike Series Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Meet at Fresh Pond Hickman Road entrance. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, January 17 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM 1/18/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, January 17 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Friday, January 17 at 7:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Enjoy a unique, guided tour by lantern light of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Learn what surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast then venture over the dune to patrol the beach while listening to local shipwreck tales. Pre-registration required $10 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar 1/17/2020 7:00:00 PM 1/17/2020 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Enjoy a unique, guided tour by lantern light of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Learn what surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast then venture over the dune to patrol the beach while listening to local shipwreck tales. Pre-registration required $10 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, January 18 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 1/18/2020 12:00:00 AM 1/19/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, January 18 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Saturday, January 18 at 10:00 AM

Historic Town Tour at Port Penn Interpretive Center

Join us for a walk through historic Port Penn! Learn about the buildings and their historical significance, and how they helped shape the community. A kids' scavenger hunt makes it fun for the whole family. This program will meet at the Port Penn Interpretive Center, and is FREE!

Add to Calendar 1/18/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/18/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic Town Tour Join us for a walk through historic Port Penn! Learn about the buildings and their historical significance, and how they helped shape the community. A kids' scavenger hunt makes it fun for the whole family. This program will meet at the Port Penn Interpretive Center, and is FREE! Port Penn Interpretive Center

Saturday, January 18 at 10:00 AM

Beginning Winter Birding at White Clay Creek State Park

Enjoy this Saturday morning learning about birds in winter. Make a bird-feeder craft, learn about local birds, and go on a short hike. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Call 302-368-6900 to register.

Add to Calendar 1/18/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/18/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Beginning Winter Birding Enjoy this Saturday morning learning about birds in winter. Make a bird-feeder craft, learn about local birds, and go on a short hike. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Call 302-368-6900 to register. White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, January 18 at 10:00 AM

Dover's Heroes of the Revolution at First State Heritage Park

Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar 1/18/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/18/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Dover's Heroes of the Revolution Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, January 18 at 10:00 AM

Floral Design - Padded Basket at Killens Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/18/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/18/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Floral Design - Padded Basket Would you like personalized decorations for your home this winter? Join us at the nature center once a month for a floral class thought by Wendy Aycoth, long time designer and teacher. Each class has a unique theme and creation. Items will need to be brought and some will be provided. For more information on items needed and to sign up call the nature center at (302) 284-4299. $25 per class Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, January 18 at 10:00 AM

Sea Glass Jewelry 101 at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/18/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/18/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Sea Glass Jewelry 101 Make your own beautiful sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Pre-registration required Ages 12 and up $15 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, January 18 at 11:00 AM

Winter Wildlife Walk at Brandywine Creek State Park

Learn about hibernation, why some animals at Brandywine Creek do not hibernate or migrate, and how they can survive here in the cold months. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/18/2020 11:00:00 AM 1/18/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Wildlife Walk Learn about hibernation, why some animals at Brandywine Creek do not hibernate or migrate, and how they can survive here in the cold months. FREE Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, January 18 at 11:00 AM

Chillin' with Reptiles at Cape Henlopen State Park

Reptiles don’t like it cold, so where do they go and how do they survive the winter? We’ll answer these questions and give you a chance to see and touch our captive snakes and turtles during this indoor presentation. Limit 40. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3 per person

Add to Calendar 1/18/2020 11:00:00 AM 1/18/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Chillin' with Reptiles Reptiles don’t like it cold, so where do they go and how do they survive the winter? We’ll answer these questions and give you a chance to see and touch our captive snakes and turtles during this indoor presentation. Limit 40. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, January 18 at 1:00 PM

Can You Stop the Civil War? at Fort Delaware State Park

The Civil War is one of the most cataclysmic events in United States history. Could you have stopped it before it started? Find out in this choose-your-own-adventure style program! This one is great for families. This program will be held at the Grassdale Center in Delaware City and is FREE!

Add to Calendar 1/18/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/18/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Can You Stop the Civil War? The Civil War is one of the most cataclysmic events in United States history. Could you have stopped it before it started? Find out in this choose-your-own-adventure style program! This one is great for families. This program will be held at the Grassdale Center in Delaware City and is FREE! Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, January 18 at 1:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/18/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/18/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the stingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, January 18 at 1:00 PM

Beach Driving Clinic at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/18/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/18/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Pre-registration required $8 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, January 18 at 1:00 PM

Bellevue's Winter Woods at Bellevue State Park

Bellevue’s Winter Woods January 18 1 p.m. Bundle up and join us as we explore the happenings in Bellevue’s winter woods. We’ll be hiking for about an hour and a half, so hot chocolate and marshmallows are included! This program is appropriate for all ages. Call (302) 761-6963 by 4 p.m. on January 17 to register. Meet at the Arts Center. FREE

Add to Calendar 1/18/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/18/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Bellevue's Winter Woods Bellevue’s Winter Woods January 18 1 p.m. Bundle up and join us as we explore the happenings in Bellevue’s winter woods. We’ll be hiking for about an hour and a half, so hot chocolate and marshmallows are included! This program is appropriate for all ages. Call (302) 761-6963 by 4 p.m. on January 17 to register. Meet at the Arts Center. FREE Bellevue State Park

Saturday, January 18 at 3:00 PM

Chilly Wagon Ride at Trap Pond State Park

Dress warmly for this ride. Ever wonder how animals preparefor the winter? We will take a close look at how animals beat the chill. Call(302) 875-5163 to register.

Add to Calendar 1/18/2020 3:00:00 PM 1/18/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Chilly Wagon Ride Dress warmly for this ride. Ever wonder how animals preparefor the winter? We will take a close look at how animals beat the chill. Call(302) 875-5163 to register. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, January 18 at 5:00 PM

Battery 519 Lantern Tour at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 1/18/2020 5:00:00 PM 1/18/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Battery 519 Lantern Tour In 1943, World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and learn about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress, and what WWII turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Sunday, January 19 at 10:00 AM

Survival Series: Fire Starting at Killens Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/19/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/19/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Survival Series: Fire Starting Join naturalists for an informative sessions on wilderness survival. Learn the basics for preparing and starting (without a match or flint!), basic shelter building, and water collection and purification! Open to all ages, wear outdoor clothes. Cost: $5 Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, January 19 at 1:00 PM

Open House Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/19/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/19/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tour Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Reservations recommended, but not required. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Sunday, January 19 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Sunday, January 19 at 3:00 PM

Open House Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/19/2020 3:00:00 PM 1/19/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tour Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Reservations recommended, but not required. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Monday, January 20 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Monday, January 20 at 8:30 AM

Winter Day Camps at Killens Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/20/2020 8:30:00 AM 1/20/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Day Camps Ages 6 – 10 Looking for something for your child to do while school is out? Join the nature center staff for nature themed day camps. Pre-registration is a must, we reserve the right to cancel if we have fewer than 5 participants. Call (302) 284-4299 for information or to register your child. Cost: $35/day Killens Pond State Park

Monday, January 20 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off! at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/20/2020 9:00:00 AM 1/20/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, January 20 at 9:00 AM

MLK Day Zoo Camp: Enrichment Engineers at Brandywine Zoo

Ages 6 to 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm Join us for a fun day in zoo camp as we spend the day learning how we take care of our animals, creating animal enrichment, playing games, and touring the zoo! Fee: $50/per child; $40/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is January 17 Campers must come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and re-usable water bottle.

Add to Calendar 1/20/2020 9:00:00 AM 1/20/2020 3:30:00 PM America/New_York MLK Day Zoo Camp: Enrichment Engineers Ages 6 to 13 Drop-off 8:30-9am, pickup 3:30-4pm Join us for a fun day in zoo camp as we spend the day learning how we take care of our animals, creating animal enrichment, playing games, and touring the zoo! Fee: $50/per child; $40/child for Delaware Zoological Society Members. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is January 17 Campers must come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and re-usable water bottle. Brandywine Zoo

Monday, January 20 at 10:00 AM

Tales of Slavery and Freedom at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/20/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/20/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Tales of Slavery and Freedom As a border state, Delaware held a complicated history regarding slavery. First State Heritage Park

Monday, January 20 at 11:00 AM

Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/20/2020 11:00:00 AM 1/20/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroller Rollers For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, January 21 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Tuesday, January 21 at 8:30 AM

Winter Day Camps at Killens Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/21/2020 8:30:00 AM 1/21/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Day Camps Ages 6 – 10 Looking for something for your child to do while school is out? Join the nature center staff for nature themed day camps. Pre-registration is a must, we reserve the right to cancel if we have fewer than 5 participants. Call (302) 284-4299 for information or to register your child. Cost: $35/day Killens Pond State Park

Tuesday, January 21 at 5:00 PM

Winter Lecture Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/21/2020 5:00:00 PM 1/21/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Lecture Series Get out of the house and spend your Tuesday evenings in January and February learning! Different topic every week Meet at the Indian River Marina Conference room; second floor. FREE No pre-registration necessary Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and the presenters of the week Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, January 22 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00 AM

Wee Have Fun Club- Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Hike at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/22/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/22/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wee Have Fun Club- Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Hike Theme Today: Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Hike Ages 3-5 Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Thursday, January 23 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Thursday, January 23 at 4:00 PM

Winter Hike Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/23/2020 4:00:00 PM 1/23/2020 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hike Series Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Meet at North Inlet Day Area. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Thursday, January 23 at 5:00 PM

Bellevue Day Camp Open House at Bellevue State Park

Join our camp staff at the Bellevue Arts Center for an open house highlighting the upcoming summer day camps. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet camp staff, ask questions and have a special opportunity to register your camper(s) before registration officially begins. Light refreshments will be served.

Add to Calendar 1/23/2020 5:00:00 PM 1/23/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Bellevue Day Camp Open House Join our camp staff at the Bellevue Arts Center for an open house highlighting the upcoming summer day camps. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet camp staff, ask questions and have a special opportunity to register your camper(s) before registration officially begins. Light refreshments will be served. Bellevue State Park

Friday, January 24 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 1/24/2020 12:00:00 AM 1/25/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, January 24 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Friday, January 24 at 5:00 PM

Winter Owl Prowl at Trap Pond State Park

Meetat the nature center. We will head out on the trails to listen for owls. Please call to register. Free

Add to Calendar 1/24/2020 5:00:00 PM 1/24/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Owl Prowl Meetat the nature center. We will head out on the trails to listen for owls. Please call to register. Free Trap Pond State Park

Friday, January 24 at 6:00 PM

Folk Art Friday at Alapocas Run State Park

The Folk Art Collection at the Blue Ball Barn was established in the early 1990s to raise awareness for Delaware’s diverse local culture. Join us for a night of mocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and art observation as we explore our folk art collection. Come check out some of the Barn’s newest additions and learn what makes our Delaware folk art so unique. Ages 10 and up. Limit 30. Pre-registration required

Add to Calendar 1/24/2020 6:00:00 PM 1/24/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Folk Art Friday The Folk Art Collection at the Blue Ball Barn was established in the early 1990s to raise awareness for Delaware’s diverse local culture. Join us for a night of mocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and art observation as we explore our folk art collection. Come check out some of the Barn’s newest additions and learn what makes our Delaware folk art so unique. Ages 10 and up. Limit 30. Pre-registration required Alapocas Run State Park

Friday, January 24 at 6:00 PM

Winter Sky Gazing at Brandywine Creek State Park

Join us for a chance to experience the park after dark. We will use our scopes and our eyes to check out the winter constellations, cloud formations, moon phases, and maybe even a shooting star. Meet us at the nature center; pre-registration is encouraged to ensure space is available. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 1/24/2020 6:00:00 PM 1/24/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Sky Gazing Join us for a chance to experience the park after dark. We will use our scopes and our eyes to check out the winter constellations, cloud formations, moon phases, and maybe even a shooting star. Meet us at the nature center; pre-registration is encouraged to ensure space is available. $5 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, January 25 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 1/25/2020 12:00:00 AM 1/26/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, January 25 at 8:00 AM

Monthly Bird Walks at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/25/2020 8:00:00 AM 1/25/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walks Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the park, no pre-registration required. Call (302) 655-5740 with questions. Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, January 25 at 9:00 AM

Bark in the Park at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/25/2020 9:00:00 AM 1/25/2020 9:45:00 AM America/New_York Bark in the Park Bundle up and bring your pup for a casual stroll. Well-behaved dogs on a leash with updated rabies vaccination are welcome on this paved 1.1 mile walk. Free collapsible travel dog bowls for participants! Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, January 25 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Saturday, January 25 at 9:30 AM

Cub Scout Workshop: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns at Brandywine Zoo

For Bear cub scouts and their families looking to work on their Fur, Feathers, and Ferns adventure. Take a hike through the zoo to explore native wildlife and plants. We’ll learn about signs of animals, meet some animals up close, discuss endangered animals, and how we can help them! Fee: $12 per participant. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch for scouts. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts

Add to Calendar 1/25/2020 9:30:00 AM 1/25/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Cub Scout Workshop: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns For Bear cub scouts and their families looking to work on their Fur, Feathers, and Ferns adventure. Take a hike through the zoo to explore native wildlife and plants. We’ll learn about signs of animals, meet some animals up close, discuss endangered animals, and how we can help them! Fee: $12 per participant. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch for scouts. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, January 25 at 10:00 AM

Dover's Heroes of the Revolution at First State Heritage Park

Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins.

Add to Calendar 1/25/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/25/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Dover's Heroes of the Revolution Dover was a hotbed of activity during the struggle for American Independence. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, January 25 at 11:00 AM

Seals at the Beach at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/25/2020 11:00:00 AM 1/25/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Seals at the Beach Stranded or just hanging out? Find out which species you may see and what these marine mammals are doing on our beaches in the winter. Dress to go outside. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 PM

Lunchtime Tales at Lums Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/25/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/25/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Lunchtime Tales Join us as we feed the nature center animals and follow up with a story about a related wild friend! Free Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/25/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/25/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the stingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, January 25 at 3:00 PM

Chilly Wagon Ride at Trap Pond State Park

Dress warmly for this ride. Ever wonder how animals preparefor the winter? We will take a close look at how animals beat the chill. Call(302) 875-5163 to register.

Add to Calendar 1/25/2020 3:00:00 PM 1/25/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Chilly Wagon Ride Dress warmly for this ride. Ever wonder how animals preparefor the winter? We will take a close look at how animals beat the chill. Call(302) 875-5163 to register. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, January 25 at 5:00 PM

Winter Waterfowl at Trap Pond State Park

Takea walk along the pond and spot some of our wonderful waterfowl. Binoculars willbe provided; all you need are warm clothes and comfortable walking shoes. Meetat the nature center. Free

Add to Calendar 1/25/2020 5:00:00 PM 1/25/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Waterfowl Takea walk along the pond and spot some of our wonderful waterfowl. Binoculars willbe provided; all you need are warm clothes and comfortable walking shoes. Meetat the nature center. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, January 26 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/26/2020 1:30:00 PM 1/26/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Monday, January 27 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Monday, January 27 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off! at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/27/2020 9:00:00 AM 1/27/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, January 27 at 11:00 AM

Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/27/2020 11:00:00 AM 1/27/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroller Rollers For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, January 28 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Tuesday, January 28 at 5:00 PM

Winter Lecture Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/28/2020 5:00:00 PM 1/28/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Lecture Series Get out of the house and spend your Tuesday evenings in January and February learning! Different topic every week Meet at the Indian River Marina Conference room; second floor. FREE No pre-registration necessary Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and the presenters of the week Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, January 29 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Wednesday, January 29 at 10:00 AM

Wee Have Fun Club- Teddy Bear Caves at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/29/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/29/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wee Have Fun Club- Teddy Bear Caves Theme Today: Teddy Bear Caves Ages 3-5 Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Thursday, January 30 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Thursday, January 30 at 4:00 PM

Winter Hikes Series at Holts Landing State Park

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

Add to Calendar 1/30/2020 4:00:00 PM 1/30/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hikes Series Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Parks. FREE Pre-registration is required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Holts Landing State Park

Friday, January 31 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 1/31/2020 12:00:00 AM 2/1/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, January 31 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Saturday, February 01 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 2/1/2020 12:00:00 AM 2/2/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, February 01 at 9:00 AM

Onion/Potato Basket Class at Alapocas Run State Park

Learn traditional weaving techniques with master basket weaver Joan Betzold. This basket was created to give potatoes and onions a safe, dry and ventilated place to be stored. Pre-registration and payment required by noon, January 29, $40 per person

Add to Calendar 2/1/2020 9:00:00 AM 2/1/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Onion/Potato Basket Class Learn traditional weaving techniques with master basket weaver Joan Betzold. This basket was created to give potatoes and onions a safe, dry and ventilated place to be stored. Pre-registration and payment required by noon, January 29, $40 per person Alapocas Run State Park

Saturday, February 01 at 9:00 AM

Day Camp Registration at Bellevue State Park

2020 Day Camp Registration Begins Saturday, February 1 9 a.m. – Noon Bellevue State Park’s 2020 Summer Day Camp Registration begins at 9 a.m. on February 1 at the park office on Carr Road. Register early at the Open House on January 17. To receive a 2020 Summer Camp Brochure, call (302) 761-6963.

Add to Calendar 2/1/2020 9:00:00 AM 2/1/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Day Camp Registration 2020 Day Camp Registration Begins Saturday, February 1 9 a.m. – Noon Bellevue State Park’s 2020 Summer Day Camp Registration begins at 9 a.m. on February 1 at the park office on Carr Road. Register early at the Open House on January 17. To receive a 2020 Summer Camp Brochure, call (302) 761-6963. Bellevue State Park

Saturday, February 01 at 9:30 AM

First Saturday: African Americans and the Vote at First State Heritage Park

First Saturdays in the First State! FREE programs and events are offered on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House, and the Kent County Courthouse. Through a Barber’s Eyes: Sampson Darling 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Visit to learn more about this free African- American barber who lived in a house on The Green and supported his family when Delaware was still a slave state. John Bell House on The Green Biggs Kids 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Children can enjoy a craft guided by museum staff. Biggs Museum of American Art “The Dean of Black Politicians:” The Life and Work of Herman Holloway 9 a.m. – 4:30 pm While touring Delaware’s Capitol Building, learn about the legal fight for civil rights and explore the life of Herman Holloway, one of Delaware’s most prominent African-American politicians, who served as both a State Representative and State Senator during the 1960s. Legislative Hall WALKING TOUR: Tales of Slavery and Freedom 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. As a border state, Delaware held a complicated position regarding slavery. Tours of the Governor’s House 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy guided tours of the official residence of Delaware’s Governor since 1965. Woodburn – The Governor’s House “American Epic” Episode 1: The Big Bang Viewing and Discussion 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m. In celebration of African-American History Month, view and discuss the PBS documentary, “American Epic.” Johnson Victrola Museum, second floor (stair access only) The 1950s: The Delaware Comprehensive High Schools and Delaware State College 10:30 a.m. Dr. Don Blakey invites former students of the county comprehensive high schools to interact and share valued experiences. These recorded memories will provide a permanent record for scholars. Delaware Public Archives Lost by One Vote 1 p.m. This interactive historical theater presentation features the pros and cons of Lincoln’s Compensated Emancipation Plan of 1862 to abolish slavery in Delaware and the nation. The Old State House The Once and Future Courthouse 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. From the 1690s to the present, learn how this site went from a courthouse to a hotel and back again. Kent County Courthouse, 38 The Green

Add to Calendar 2/1/2020 9:30:00 AM 2/1/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York First Saturday: African Americans and the Vote First Saturdays in the First State! FREE programs and events are offered on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House, and the Kent County Courthouse. Through a Barber’s Eyes: Sampson Darling 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Visit to learn more about this free African- American barber who lived in a house on The Green and supported his family when Delaware was still a slave state. John Bell House on The Green Biggs Kids 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Children can enjoy a craft guided by museum staff. Biggs Museum of American Art “The Dean of Black Politicians:” The Life and Work of Herman Holloway 9 a.m. – 4:30 pm While touring Delaware’s Capitol Building, learn about the legal fight for civil rights and explore the life of Herman Holloway, one of Delaware’s most prominent African-American politicians, who served as both a State Representative and State Senator during the 1960s. Legislative Hall WALKING TOUR: Tales of Slavery and Freedom 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. As a border state, Delaware held a complicated position regarding slavery. Tours of the Governor’s House 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy guided tours of the official residence of Delaware’s Governor since 1965. Woodburn – The Governor’s House “American Epic” Episode 1: The Big Bang Viewing and Discussion 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m. In celebration of African-American History Month, view and discuss the PBS documentary, “American Epic.” Johnson Victrola Museum, second floor (stair access only) The 1950s: The Delaware Comprehensive High Schools and Delaware State College 10:30 a.m. Dr. Don Blakey invites former students of the county comprehensive high schools to interact and share valued experiences. These recorded memories will provide a permanent record for scholars. Delaware Public Archives Lost by One Vote 1 p.m. This interactive historical theater presentation features the pros and cons of Lincoln’s Compensated Emancipation Plan of 1862 to abolish slavery in Delaware and the nation. The Old State House The Once and Future Courthouse 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. From the 1690s to the present, learn how this site went from a courthouse to a hotel and back again. Kent County Courthouse, 38 The Green First State Heritage Park

Saturday, February 01 at 10:00 AM

Three Square Meals at Trap Pond State Park

Learn about the contributions the Civilian ConservationCorps made to Trap Pond, Delaware, and the nation.. Meet at the nature center. Free

Add to Calendar 2/1/2020 10:00:00 AM 2/1/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Three Square Meals Learn about the contributions the Civilian ConservationCorps made to Trap Pond, Delaware, and the nation.. Meet at the nature center. Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, February 01 at 10:00 AM

Fort DuPont Walking Tour at Fort DuPont State Park

Find out about the bustling community that was Fort DuPont during the 1920s and 1930s. We will take a leisurely stroll through the former army base and talk about many of the buildings, including the post exchange, theater, administrative headquarters, quartermaster storehouses, and guardhouse. Learn some of the great, unique stories of this important historic site. Wear comfortable shoes, and dress warmly! This program will meet at the parking lot at the end of Wilmington Avenue/Old Battery Lane.

Add to Calendar 2/1/2020 10:00:00 AM 2/1/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Fort DuPont Walking Tour Find out about the bustling community that was Fort DuPont during the 1920s and 1930s. We will take a leisurely stroll through the former army base and talk about many of the buildings, including the post exchange, theater, administrative headquarters, quartermaster storehouses, and guardhouse. Learn some of the great, unique stories of this important historic site. Wear comfortable shoes, and dress warmly! This program will meet at the parking lot at the end of Wilmington Avenue/Old Battery Lane. Fort DuPont State Park

Saturday, February 01 at 11:00 AM

Lums Pond Trail Days at Lums Pond State Park

Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will be able to point out helpful tips for hiking the pond and provide information on the local natural resources and the history of Lums Pond. Free

Add to Calendar 2/1/2020 11:00:00 AM 2/1/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Lums Pond Trail Days Join a guided group hike to shake off some of those winter blues and learn about different trails around Lums Pond. The naturalist will be able to point out helpful tips for hiking the pond and provide information on the local natural resources and the history of Lums Pond. Free Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, February 01 at 11:00 AM

Spindrift Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Explore the “wrack line” for the natural treasures that wash ashore after our winter storms. Dress to go outside. A One Book, One Community – “Birds by the Shore” program. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/1/2020 11:00:00 AM 2/1/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Spindrift Hike Explore the “wrack line” for the natural treasures that wash ashore after our winter storms. Dress to go outside. A One Book, One Community – “Birds by the Shore” program. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, February 01 at 1:00 PM

Wonders of the Wetlands at Killens Pond State Park

Join us at the Killens Pond Nature Center to meet some of our live reptiles and amphibians! We will talk about the wetland ecosystem here at Killens Pond. Free

Add to Calendar 2/1/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/1/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Wonders of the Wetlands Join us at the Killens Pond Nature Center to meet some of our live reptiles and amphibians! We will talk about the wetland ecosystem here at Killens Pond. Free Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, February 01 at 1:00 PM

Pet Walk at Holts Landing State Park

While pets are welcomed on most of our guided hikes, these hikes are geared specifically for pet owners. Allow your furry friends to socialize while you get out and enjoy the salty winter air at the beach. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar 2/1/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/1/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Pet Walk While pets are welcomed on most of our guided hikes, these hikes are geared specifically for pet owners. Allow your furry friends to socialize while you get out and enjoy the salty winter air at the beach. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Holts Landing State Park

Saturday, February 01 at 1:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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

Sunday, February 02 at 12:30 PM

Zoo Camp Open House at Brandywine Zoo

The early bird gets the worm, so be one of the first to sign up for our popular zoo camps and receive a discount on this day only! Register for camps and receive $5 off summer mini-camps and a $10 off each week of full day camp. Takes place in the Education Building. Fee: Free

Add to Calendar 2/2/2020 12:30:00 PM 2/2/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Zoo Camp Open House The early bird gets the worm, so be one of the first to sign up for our popular zoo camps and receive a discount on this day only! Register for camps and receive $5 off summer mini-camps and a $10 off each week of full day camp. Takes place in the Education Building. Fee: Free Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, February 02 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Monday, February 03 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Monday, February 03 at 8:00 AM

Summer Day Camp Registration at Brandywine Creek State Park

Faxed, e-mailed, and in-person registrations will be accepted starting February 4. No mail-in registrations; we cannot guarantee space with mail-in registrations. For a camp brochure, call the nature center at (302) 655-5740.

Add to Calendar 2/3/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/3/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Day Camp Registration Faxed, e-mailed, and in-person registrations will be accepted starting February 4. No mail-in registrations; we cannot guarantee space with mail-in registrations. For a camp brochure, call the nature center at (302) 655-5740. Brandywine Creek State Park

Monday, February 03 at 8:30 AM

Winter Day Camps at Killens Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/3/2020 8:30:00 AM 2/3/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Day Camps Ages 6 – 10 Looking for something for your child to do while school is out? Join the nature center staff for nature themed day camps. Pre-registration is a must, we reserve the right to cancel if we have fewer than 5 participants. Call (302) 284-4299 for information or to register your child. Cost: $35/day Killens Pond State Park

Monday, February 03 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off! at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/3/2020 9:00:00 AM 2/3/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track. Bellevue State Park

Monday, February 03 at 11:00 AM

Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park

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

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

Tuesday, February 04 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Tuesday, February 04 at 5:00 PM

Winter Lecture Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/4/2020 5:00:00 PM 2/4/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Lecture Series Get out of the house and spend your Tuesday evenings in January and February learning! Different topic every week Meet at the Indian River Marina Conference room; second floor. FREE No pre-registration necessary Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and the presenters of the week Delaware Seashore State Park

Wednesday, February 05 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/5/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/5/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, February 05 at 10:00 AM

Wee Have Fun Club- Shadows . . . Groundhog Day at Bellevue State Park

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

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

Wednesday, February 05 at 1:00 PM

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

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

Add to Calendar 2/5/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/5/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Hiking Series: Naturalist Led Trail Exploration New to the park? Ready to find a new favorite trail? Then join the park naturalist on this series to explore the trails in White Clay Creek State Park. Dress for the weather, bring bottled water and come ready for adventure! Please register by noon on Tuesday by calling the park office (302)368-6900. Meeting locations provided upon registration. Free White Clay Creek State Park

Thursday, February 06 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/6/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/6/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, February 06 at 10:00 AM

Barnes Woods Winter Hike at Trap Pond State Park

Come hiking in this winter wonderland. Bring warm clothesand comfortable shoes. Trip will start at Trap Pond Nature Center and we willdrive to Barnes Woods for a 45-minute hike. Total program time will beapproximately 2 1/2 hours. Pre-register by February 13; call (302) 875-5163. Free

Add to Calendar 2/6/2020 10:00:00 AM 2/6/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Barnes Woods Winter Hike Come hiking in this winter wonderland. Bring warm clothesand comfortable shoes. Trip will start at Trap Pond Nature Center and we willdrive to Barnes Woods for a 45-minute hike. Total program time will beapproximately 2 1/2 hours. Pre-register by February 13; call (302) 875-5163. Free Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, February 06 at 10:30 AM

Guppy Club: Springtime for Groundhogs at Cape Henlopen State Park

Ages 3-5. Can groundhogs know when spring is coming? Find out for yourself and search for signs of spring. Dress to go outside. Limit 12 children. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3 per child

Add to Calendar 2/6/2020 10:30:00 AM 2/6/2020 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Guppy Club: Springtime for Groundhogs Ages 3-5. Can groundhogs know when spring is coming? Find out for yourself and search for signs of spring. Dress to go outside. Limit 12 children. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3 per child Cape Henlopen State Park

Thursday, February 06 at 4:00 PM

Winter Hike Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Thompson Island is a limited hike; spaces fill up quickly. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar 2/6/2020 4:00:00 PM 2/6/2020 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hike Series Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Thompson Island is a limited hike; spaces fill up quickly. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, February 07 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 2/7/2020 12:00:00 AM 2/8/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, February 07 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/7/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/7/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, February 07 at 11:00 AM

Estate Walk at Auburn Valley State Park

Learn more about Auburn Heights and the Marshall family while enjoying the Victorian architecture and the beautiful grounds. Be sure to wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes. Meet on the front porch of the mansion.

Add to Calendar 2/7/2020 11:00:00 AM 2/7/2020 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Estate Walk Learn more about Auburn Heights and the Marshall family while enjoying the Victorian architecture and the beautiful grounds. Be sure to wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes. Meet on the front porch of the mansion. Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, February 07 at 1:00 PM

Nature as a Classroom at Lums Pond State Park

Discover how science, math, language, and art can all be observed at the park during this time of year. During this 1-2 hour program kids can learn about the importance of the freezing pond, the unique patterns of snowflakes, the spectacular call of an Eastern-Screech owl, or the magnificent colors of a cardinal. Best suited for kids ages 6-11. Pre-registration required. Free

Add to Calendar 2/7/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/7/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Nature as a Classroom Discover how science, math, language, and art can all be observed at the park during this time of year. During this 1-2 hour program kids can learn about the importance of the freezing pond, the unique patterns of snowflakes, the spectacular call of an Eastern-Screech owl, or the magnificent colors of a cardinal. Best suited for kids ages 6-11. Pre-registration required. Free Lums Pond State Park

Friday, February 07 at 1:00 PM

Open House Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/7/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/7/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tour Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Reservations recommended, but not required. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Friday, February 07 at 3:00 PM

Open House Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/7/2020 3:00:00 PM 2/7/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tour Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Reservations recommended, but not required. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, February 08 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 2/8/2020 12:00:00 AM 2/9/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, February 08 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Saturday, February 08 at 10:00 AM

Beginning Winter Birding at White Clay Creek State Park

Enjoy this Saturday morning learning about birds in winter. Make a bird-feeder craft, learn about local birds, and go on a short hike. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Call 302-368-6900 to register.

Add to Calendar 2/8/2020 10:00:00 AM 2/8/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Beginning Winter Birding Enjoy this Saturday morning learning about birds in winter. Make a bird-feeder craft, learn about local birds, and go on a short hike. Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center. Call 302-368-6900 to register. White Clay Creek State Park

Saturday, February 08 at 10:00 AM

Tales of Slavery and Freedom at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/8/2020 10:00:00 AM 2/8/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Tales of Slavery and Freedom As a border state, Delaware held a complicated position regarding slavery. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, February 08 at 11:00 AM

Winter Plant ID at Brandywine Creek State Park

How can we ID plants when there are not leaves? Join us to learn how to identify plants and trees using bard, buds, and more! We will also do a leaf rubbing craft where you will use clues to match the leaf to its tree. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/8/2020 11:00:00 AM 2/8/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Plant ID How can we ID plants when there are not leaves? Join us to learn how to identify plants and trees using bard, buds, and more! We will also do a leaf rubbing craft where you will use clues to match the leaf to its tree. FREE Brandywine Creek State Park

Saturday, February 08 at 11:00 AM

Hike Through History at Auburn Valley State Park

Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and learn how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this hourlong trip.

Add to Calendar 2/8/2020 11:00:00 AM 2/8/2020 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Hike Through History Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and learn how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this hourlong trip. Auburn Valley State Park

Saturday, February 08 at 12:00 PM

Make-A-Pot at Killens Pond State Park

Join State Parks’ archaeologists for this hands-on program to learn the basics of ceramic pottery using molding clay and why the invention of pottery was important to the Native people of the region. Each participant will be able to take their creation home with them. Space is limited and registration is required. Free

Add to Calendar 2/8/2020 12:00:00 PM 2/8/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Make-A-Pot Join State Parks’ archaeologists for this hands-on program to learn the basics of ceramic pottery using molding clay and why the invention of pottery was important to the Native people of the region. Each participant will be able to take their creation home with them. Space is limited and registration is required. Free Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, February 08 at 1:00 PM

Valentine Candles at Trap Pond State Park

Createa homemade candle for your loved ones at the nature center. Call topre-register at least 24 hours in advance. $8per person (free with your camping pass or reservation)

Add to Calendar 2/8/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/8/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Valentine Candles Createa homemade candle for your loved ones at the nature center. Call topre-register at least 24 hours in advance. $8per person (free with your camping pass or reservation) Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, February 08 at 1:00 PM

Great Escapes at Fort Delaware State Park

If you were imprisoned on an island without much to keep you busy, your mind would surely turn to escape. Come find out about some of the more creative attempts to escape from Fort Delaware, successful and otherwise. This program will be held at the Bear Library. For this program, visitors are asked to register by phone or in person at the Bear Library INFO Desk (302-838-3300).

Add to Calendar 2/8/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/8/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Great Escapes If you were imprisoned on an island without much to keep you busy, your mind would surely turn to escape. Come find out about some of the more creative attempts to escape from Fort Delaware, successful and otherwise. This program will be held at the Bear Library. For this program, visitors are asked to register by phone or in person at the Bear Library INFO Desk (302-838-3300). Fort Delaware State Park

Saturday, February 08 at 1:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/8/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/8/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the stingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, February 08 at 1:00 PM

Build a Bat Bungalow at Bellevue State Park

Build a Bat Bungalow February 8 1 p.m. WAIT! Bats eat mosquitos!! That’s right! Bats can devour several thousand insects in one night, protecting you, your kids, and your pets from being bitten and bothered. We will help you build your own bat house which can host hundreds of bats. We have 10 houses ready to be assembled; $25 per house. Call 302-761-6963 to reserve your bat house, space is limited. Meet at the Arts Center.

Add to Calendar 2/8/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/8/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Build a Bat Bungalow Build a Bat Bungalow February 8 1 p.m. WAIT! Bats eat mosquitos!! That’s right! Bats can devour several thousand insects in one night, protecting you, your kids, and your pets from being bitten and bothered. We will help you build your own bat house which can host hundreds of bats. We have 10 houses ready to be assembled; $25 per house. Call 302-761-6963 to reserve your bat house, space is limited. Meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Saturday, February 08 at 2:00 PM

The Archaeology of the Charles Tilton, Freeman at Killens Pond State Park

State Parks’ archaeologists share the story of Charles Tilton, a free Black farmer whose land is now part of Killens Pond State Park. This illustrated talk will review what we know from documents and objects about this family. Artifacts from the site will also be on display. If weather permits, there will be an optional opportunity to visit the site, please wear appropriate footwear. Free

Add to Calendar 2/8/2020 2:00:00 PM 2/8/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York The Archaeology of the Charles Tilton, Freeman State Parks’ archaeologists share the story of Charles Tilton, a free Black farmer whose land is now part of Killens Pond State Park. This illustrated talk will review what we know from documents and objects about this family. Artifacts from the site will also be on display. If weather permits, there will be an optional opportunity to visit the site, please wear appropriate footwear. Free Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, February 08 at 3:00 PM

History Wagon Ride at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/8/2020 3:00:00 PM 2/8/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York History Wagon Ride Trap Pond wasn’t always a park. Take a ride in our haywagonand find out about the Native Americans, pioneers and farmers who were herebefore us. Call (302) 875-5163 to register. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, February 08 at 6:30 PM

Supermoon Walk at Killens Pond State Park

Wear your winter boots and dress warm for a hike through the woods to see what critters are out during the first Supermoon of the year. Flashlight or headlamp recommended. Meet at the campground amphitheater. Free

Add to Calendar 2/8/2020 6:30:00 PM 2/8/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Supermoon Walk Wear your winter boots and dress warm for a hike through the woods to see what critters are out during the first Supermoon of the year. Flashlight or headlamp recommended. Meet at the campground amphitheater. Free Killens Pond State Park

Sunday, February 09 at 1:00 PM

Warm Up with a Winter Hike at Trap Pond State Park

Meet at the nature center and join us as we hike the trailsand warm up from the cool winter months. Free

Add to Calendar 2/9/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/9/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Warm Up with a Winter Hike Meet at the nature center and join us as we hike the trailsand warm up from the cool winter months. Free Trap Pond State Park

Sunday, February 09 at 1:00 PM

Intern Open House: Summer Zoo Internships for High School and College Students at Brandywine Zoo

Join us to find out about more about the Zoo’s unique summer internship program for Zoo Camp and other internships! For more information please visit our website and look under volunteer opportunities. Fee: Free Location: The Open House will meet in the education building. All high school, college students, and parents are welcome to attend. Registration not required.

Add to Calendar 2/9/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/9/2020 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Intern Open House: Summer Zoo Internships for High School and College Students Join us to find out about more about the Zoo’s unique summer internship program for Zoo Camp and other internships! For more information please visit our website and look under volunteer opportunities. Fee: Free Location: The Open House will meet in the education building. All high school, college students, and parents are welcome to attend. Registration not required. Brandywine Zoo

Sunday, February 09 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/9/2020 1:30:00 PM 2/9/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m.: Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and The Old State House. First State Heritage Park

Sunday, February 09 at 5:00 PM

Sun, Moon, and Bridge at Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike to the top of the Indian River Inlet bridge just in time for sunset. Chat with a park interpreter while you wait for the moonrise (about 30 min after sunset) about the fascinating history of the inlet, park, and bridge. Meet at the North Inlet Day Area. FREE No pre-registration necessary Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar 2/9/2020 5:00:00 PM 2/9/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Sun, Moon, and Bridge Hike to the top of the Indian River Inlet bridge just in time for sunset. Chat with a park interpreter while you wait for the moonrise (about 30 min after sunset) about the fascinating history of the inlet, park, and bridge. Meet at the North Inlet Day Area. FREE No pre-registration necessary Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunday, February 09 at 6:00 PM

Full Moon Hike at Bellevue State Park

Full Moon Hikes Sunday, February 9, 6 pm Take an hour-long hike under the full moon. Look and listen for nocturnal animals. Wear comfortable shoes as we will venture into the woods. Call 302-761-6963 by 4 pm the last business day before for meeting location. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/9/2020 6:00:00 PM 2/9/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Full Moon Hikes Sunday, February 9, 6 pm Take an hour-long hike under the full moon. Look and listen for nocturnal animals. Wear comfortable shoes as we will venture into the woods. Call 302-761-6963 by 4 pm the last business day before for meeting location. FREE Bellevue State Park

Monday, February 10 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Monday, February 10 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off! at Bellevue State Park

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

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

Monday, February 10 at 11:00 AM

Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/10/2020 11:00:00 AM 2/10/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroller Rollers For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE Bellevue State Park

Tuesday, February 11 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/11/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/11/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: The John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House and the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Tuesday, February 11 at 9:00 AM

Monthly Bird Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park

Don’t let the cold weather freeze your bird watching. Join us once a month as we search the park for winter birds. All birding abilities welcome (we even have binoculars to borrow). For ages 10 and up with an adult. Pre-registration recommended [by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/11/2020 9:00:00 AM 2/11/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walk Don’t let the cold weather freeze your bird watching. Join us once a month as we search the park for winter birds. All birding abilities welcome (we even have binoculars to borrow). For ages 10 and up with an adult. Pre-registration recommended [by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Tuesday, February 11 at 1:00 PM

Homeschool - Odd Couples at Killens Pond State Park

Ages 6 – 12 Complete service projects and learn about nature! Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; Call (302) 284- 4299 Free

Add to Calendar 2/11/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/11/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Homeschool - Odd Couples Ages 6 – 12 Complete service projects and learn about nature! Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; Call (302) 284- 4299 Free Killens Pond State Park

Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 PM

Winter Lecture Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/11/2020 5:00:00 PM 2/11/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Lecture Series Get out of the house and spend your Tuesday evenings in January and February learning! Different topic every week Meet at the Indian River Marina Conference room; second floor. FREE No pre-registration necessary Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and the presenters of the week Delaware Seashore State Park

Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 PM

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

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

Add to Calendar 2/11/2020 7:00:00 PM 2/11/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon! Killens Pond State Park

Wednesday, February 12 at 12:00 AM

Winter Tavern Tales at Alapocas Run State Park

Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Laura Lee, Friends of Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetary. Join Laura Lee as she shares the storied history of the site. The cemetery is considered one of the first in the nation to model the Victorian garden-type burial grounds. Free. Blue Ball Barn

Add to Calendar 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM 2/12/2020 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Tavern Tales Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Laura Lee, Friends of Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetary. Join Laura Lee as she shares the storied history of the site. The cemetery is considered one of the first in the nation to model the Victorian garden-type burial grounds. Free. Blue Ball Barn Alapocas Run State Park

Wednesday, February 12 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/12/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/12/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Wednesday, February 12 at 8:00 AM

Birds of Bellevue Walk at Bellevue State Park

Join our Volunteer Birder on a walk around the park to spot resident and migrant birds. Wear comfortable shoes, walk lasts about 2 hours. Binoculars are available or bring your own. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the Arts Center.

Add to Calendar 2/12/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/12/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Birds of Bellevue Walk Join our Volunteer Birder on a walk around the park to spot resident and migrant birds. Wear comfortable shoes, walk lasts about 2 hours. Binoculars are available or bring your own. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, February 12 at 10:00 AM

Wee Have Fun Club- Bird Seed Valentines at Bellevue State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/12/2020 10:00:00 AM 2/12/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wee Have Fun Club- Bird Seed Valentines Theme Today: Bird Seed Valentines Ages 3-5 Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 PM

Trap Pond Partners Meeting at Trap Pond State Park

The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com/

Add to Calendar 2/12/2020 7:00:00 PM 2/12/2020 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Trap Pond Partners Meeting The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com/ Trap Pond State Park

Thursday, February 13 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/13/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/13/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Thursday, February 13 at 9:30 AM

Terrific Toddlers: Nature Valentines at Brandywine Creek State Park

Be my purrrrfect valentine! Join us in making nature valentines you can give to someone special in your life. Nature program for children ages 2 to 4 years.

Add to Calendar 2/13/2020 9:30:00 AM 2/13/2020 10:15:00 AM America/New_York Terrific Toddlers: Nature Valentines Be my purrrrfect valentine! Join us in making nature valentines you can give to someone special in your life. Nature program for children ages 2 to 4 years. Brandywine Creek State Park

Thursday, February 13 at 4:00 PM

Winter Hike Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/13/2020 4:00:00 PM 2/13/2020 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hike Series Get out of the house this winter and stay active. Each week will feature a different trail at either Delaware Seashore or Holts Landing State Park. Meet at Burton Island trail head. FREE Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Friday, February 14 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM 2/15/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Friday, February 14 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/14/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/14/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Friday, February 14 at 6:30 PM

Park After Dark: Hot Chocolate Hike at White Clay Creek State Park

Join the park naturalist for an early evening hike along the Creek Road trail. We will provide hot chocolate to help keep you warm! Bring a travel mug with lid. Pre-registration required by noon on Friday. Call 302-368-6900 to register. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 2/14/2020 6:30:00 PM 2/14/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Park After Dark: Hot Chocolate Hike Join the park naturalist for an early evening hike along the Creek Road trail. We will provide hot chocolate to help keep you warm! Bring a travel mug with lid. Pre-registration required by noon on Friday. Call 302-368-6900 to register. $5 per person White Clay Creek State Park

Friday, February 14 at 7:30 PM

Friends of Folk Concert Series at First State Heritage Park

Ronn McFarlane: Classical, Celtic and folk tune on the lute. Old State House on the Green

Add to Calendar 2/14/2020 7:30:00 PM 2/14/2020 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Folk Concert Series Ronn McFarlane: Classical, Celtic and folk tune on the lute. Old State House on the Green First State Heritage Park

Saturday, February 15 at 12:00 AM

Discover Battery 519 at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 2/15/2020 12:00:00 AM 2/16/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were, and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. Ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, February 15 at 9:30 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/15/2020 9:30:00 AM 2/15/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Daily Tours and Exhibits Begin your journey at First State Heritage Park Welcome Center & Galleries, offering exhibits, information, and free parking, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Delaware Public Archives are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.: the John Bell House (offers guided walking tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Old State House, the Biggs Museum of American Art (admission fee) and the Johnson Victrola Museum are open. Legislative Hall is open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (photo ID required for adults). First State Heritage Park

Saturday, February 15 at 9:30 AM

Girl Scout Workshop: For the Love of Animals at Brandywine Zoo

For Brownie girl scouts and their families looking to work on their Pets badge. Celebrate your love of animals! Discover the differences between pets and wild animals, and learn what it takes to take care of our zoo animals. Meet some of our animals up close, tour the zoo, and work on an animal enrichment project! Fee: $12 per participant. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch for scouts. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts

Add to Calendar 2/15/2020 9:30:00 AM 2/15/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Girl Scout Workshop: For the Love of Animals For Brownie girl scouts and their families looking to work on their Pets badge. Celebrate your love of animals! Discover the differences between pets and wild animals, and learn what it takes to take care of our zoo animals. Meet some of our animals up close, tour the zoo, and work on an animal enrichment project! Fee: $12 per participant. Parents/chaperones: $5. Includes Zoo Admission and a fun patch for scouts. Pre-registration required at BrandywineZoo.org/scouts Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, February 15 at 10:00 AM

Tales of Slavery and Freedom at First State Heritage Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/15/2020 10:00:00 AM 2/15/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Tales of Slavery and Freedom As a border state, Delaware held a complicated position regarding slavery. Free. Tours leave from the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last about 45 mins. First State Heritage Park

Saturday, February 15 at 10:00 AM

Floral Design - Silk Flower Picture Frame at Killens Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/15/2020 10:00:00 AM 2/15/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Floral Design - Silk Flower Picture Frame Would you like personalized decorations for your home this winter? Join us at the nature center once a month for a floral class thought by Wendy Aycoth, long time designer and teacher. Each class has a unique theme and creation. Items will need to be brought and some will be provided. For more information on items needed and to sign up call the nature center at (302) 284-4299. $25 per class Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, February 15 at 11:00 AM

Fur-bruary Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park

Layer up and get out in the clean park air as we search for furry animals and other winter wildlife and track down what they are doing. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE

Add to Calendar 2/15/2020 11:00:00 AM 2/15/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Fur-bruary Hike Layer up and get out in the clean park air as we search for furry animals and other winter wildlife and track down what they are doing. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, February 15 at 1:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy at Cape Henlopen State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/15/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/15/2020 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the stingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, February 15 at 1:00 PM

Beach Driving Clinic at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/15/2020 1:00:00 PM 2/15/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Pre-registration required $8 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, February 15 at 3:00 PM

History Wagon Ride at Trap Pond State Park

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

Add to Calendar 2/15/2020 3:00:00 PM 2/15/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York History Wagon Ride Trap Pond wasn’t always a park. Take a ride in our haywagonand find out about the Native Americans, pioneers and farmers who were herebefore us. Call (302) 875-5163 to register. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday, February 15 at 5:00 PM

Valentines Hike and S'mores Campfire at Lums Pond State Park

You and your loved ones can join our naturalist staff for a guided sunset hike along the pond. Afterwards, you can bundle up by a cozy campfire to toast marshmallows for some delicious s'mores! Pre-registration required; call (302) 368-6989. $5 per person/free for campers

Add to Calendar 2/15/2020 5:00:00 PM 2/15/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Valentines Hike and S'mores Campfire You and your loved ones can join our naturalist staff for a guided sunset hike along the pond. Afterwards, you can bundle up by a cozy campfire to toast marshmallows for some delicious s'mores! Pre-registration required; call (302) 368-6989. $5 per person/free for campers Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, February 15 at 5:30 PM

Battery 519 Lantern Tour at Fort Miles

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

Add to Calendar 2/15/2020 5:30:00 PM 2/15/2020 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Battery 519 Lantern Tour In 1943, World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and learn about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress, and what WWII turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. Ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person. Fort Miles

Saturday, February 15 at 7:00 PM

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

Enjoy a unique, guided tour by lantern light of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Learn what surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast then venture over the dune to patrol the beach while listening to local shipwreck tales. Pre-registration required $10 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details

Add to Calendar 2/15/2020 7:00:00 PM 2/15/2020 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Enjoy a unique, guided tour by lantern light of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Learn what surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast then venture over the dune to patrol the beach while listening to local shipwreck tales. Pre-registration required $10 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more information and details Delaware Seashore State Park

Sunday, February 16 at 10:00 AM

Survival Series - Water Collection at Killens Pond State Park

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

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

Sunday, February 16 at 1:00 PM

Open House Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

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

Sunday, February 16 at 1:30 PM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Sunday, February 16 at 3:00 PM

Open House Tour at Auburn Valley State Park

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

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

Monday, February 17 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Monday, February 17 at 8:30 AM

Winter Day Camps at Killens Pond State Park

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

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

Monday, February 17 at 9:00 AM

Walk It Off! at Bellevue State Park

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

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

Monday, February 17 at 9:00 AM

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

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

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

Monday, February 17 at 10:00 AM

Tracks and Snacks at Alapocas Run State Park

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

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

Monday, February 17 at 11:00 AM

Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park

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

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

Tuesday, February 18 at 8:00 AM

Daily Tours and Exhibits at First State Heritage Park

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

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

Tuesday, February 18 at 5:00 PM

Winter Lecture Series at Delaware Seashore State Park

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

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