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For Kids and Families



The Reserve offers a variety of fun and educational activities for children and adults on Reserve property and along the Delaware Bayshore. All activities are free. Most require pre-registration.

Family Canoeing

Information and Registration

Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
302-739-6377

Discover the Delaware Bay with us!

The Reserve offers free public programs throughout the year.

Registration is required for all programs. To register, contact the Reserve at 302-739-6377.

Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration.

Save the Date!

September 19-26, 2020
National Estuaries Week

October 16, 2021
Blackbird Creek Fall Festival

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - Blackbird Creek Fall Festival (Canceled)

Join in a day of free family fun at the Blackbird Creek Fall Festival at the Blackbird Creek Reserve in Townsend. This event has been canceled for 2020.


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Time: 10:00 am
Place: Blackbird Creek Reserve

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - Blackbird Creek Fall Festival

Join in a day of free family fun at the Blackbird Creek Fall Festival at the Blackbird Creek Reserve in Townsend.


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Time: 10:00 am
Place: Blackbird Creek Reserve



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