Seaside Nature Center

15099 Cape Henlopen Dr.
Lewes, DE 19958- Map It
Phone: (302) 645-6852

AAA Editor Notes

Seaside Nature Center, 1 mi. e. on US 9 past Cape May-Lewes Ferry to Cape Henlopen State Park, has several large fish aquariums, touch tanks, live snakes and turtles, and an exhibit about the park's natural habitats. The Seaside Interpretive Trail, a self-guiding tour of the natural and human history of Cape Henlopen, leads from the center to Delaware Bay. Naturalist-led programs are offered, and guided kayak tours and rentals are available during summer months. Historic Fort Miles features guided battery tours and programs, a gun park, observation tower and several buildings. Grills and tables are available for picnicking. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
Park entrance fee Mar.-Nov. $10 (per private out-of-state vehicle); $5 (per private in-state vehicle); free (rest of year). Center free. Tour fees vary according to type of tour.
Hours: Daily 9-5, mid-June through Labor Day; daily 9-4, day after Labor Day-Nov. 30 and Mar. 1 to mid-June; Wed.-Sun. 9-4, rest of year. Allow 30 minutes minimum.