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Bethany Beach Nature Center

807 Garfield Parkway

On Saturdays from 10:30 to Noon, children gather at the Bethany Beach Nature Center for a fun-filled morning of indoor and outdoor activities offered year-round–one of the programs created through a partnership between the Town of Bethany Beach and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. Stories and projects have included learning about monarch butterflies, horseshoe crabs, Diamondback terrapins, bats and cow nose rays. In winter, the children decorate the trees for the birds and in summer plant and care for a garden to attract native butterflies and birds. There is no charge for the Saturday program, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Inside the nature center, visitors can explore interactive exhibits, including “Our Inland Bays…A Delicate Balance,” which allows visitors to ‘virtually’ explore the Inland Bays watershed from the headwater streams, through the maritime forests, across the salt marshes to the bays using a state-of-the-art presentation called an I-Wall.


Liz Toigo

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Closed when we attptes to go, and no website with hours posted, so that was disappointing. My kids did have fun on the small playground and the short nature trail.

Todd Livziey

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Great place to take the kids for a quick adventure both indoors and out! And it's FREE!!!

Taryn Greener

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Very quaint. Always something for the kids to get involved in.

Pat Neff

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017
Small jewel. Knowledgeable staff, lots of child-oriented activity in the building. Good native plant garden. Informative signs along the trail.

Maureen 'Reenie' Murino

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
Love the Beach, the "small town" environment. And Great Restaurants!

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