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Bethany Beach Nature Center

Bethany Beach Nature Center

Bethany Beach Nature Center
807 Garfield Pkwy 
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
About a mile west of Route 1,
just past Grotto Pizza. 

 (302) 537-7680

Nature Center
  Summer: June 18 – Oct 1
  Tues – Fri: 10am – 3pm
  Sat: 10am – 12pm 
  Closed Sunday and Monday

  Off-Season: Oct 2 – April 16
  Wed – Fri: 10 to 3
  First 2 Saturdays of
  the month only: 10am to 12pm
  Closed Sun. Mon & Tues.

  Spring: May 4 – June 18
  Wed – Fri: 10am to 3pm
  Sat: 10am to 12pm
  Closed Sun. Mon. & Tues.

  Open Daily: Dawn – dusk.


Looking for something to do with the kids on a Saturday morning?

Want to get hands-on with some local nature?

Visit our friends, the Bethany Beach Nature Center for children’s programs, indoor and outdoor exhibits and more information about the Inland Bays! Take a virtual tour of the Nature Center »

Kidz Nature Adventure Saturday

This a FREE, fun-filled morning of indoor and outdoor activities created through a partnership between the Town of Bethany Beach and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. Weekly themes and projects include monarch butterflies, horseshoe crabs, Diamondback terrapins, bats, whales – and more! This program is geared towards families with children ages 2 – 8 and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Exhibits and Trails

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.

Outside, visitors can make a similar exploration through forest and marsh along a handicap-accessible boardwalk with has been built to lead you through each habitat. Educational signage will keep you informed along the way. The 26-acre conservation area includes three acres of forested uplands, nine acres of freshwater wetlands, and fourteen acres of tidal wetlands.