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Bethany Beach Nature Center

North side of Route 26, Bethany Beach, DE
302-537-7680
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

After spending many days on the beach this Nature Center was a great way to spend a few morning hours with the kids. The woman who worked at the center was warm, inviting, and helpful in getting the kids outdoors to explore nature. The kids loved the scavenger hunt and the adults really enjoyed the nice walk down the groomed... More

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We spent about an hour here during our vacation when rain was on the way, and we didn't want to sit on the beach. The nature center has nets and binoculars for kids that make them feel like little explorers, there's a trail into the marsh, and a small playground.

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

See this website for center info: http://www.inlandbays.org/visit-us-bethany-beach-nature-center/ We visited on a Saturday morning at 10:30 just as the family program was beginning. We didn't know this was happening so it was a surprise to us. The program was very organized and the kids (5 & 2.5) had a lot of fun exploring the nature trail and the inside of the... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This little museum is terrific for young kids on a rainy afternoon or morning when you need something to do. There is much information about bay fauna flora. There are even two live turtles. Make sure you walk the trail.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Went with three other families on a cloudy day during vacation. The kids loved it all, the playground, the nature walk and scavenger hunt. The person inside was very friendly and got all the kids a clipboard with a scavenger hunt page and a butterfly net. We didn't really catch anything, but the kids (4-5 years old) had a blast... More

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

About a mile walk from the beach (but they have plenty of parking) and the lovely wooded property Is a nice respit from the sunny beach. Bring the children for an interesting tour inside the historic cottage, then take the nature walk out to the wetlands. Gorgeous views that are hard to find anywhere else in town. Even a small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting this nature center. My 3 yr old had a great time walking on the little nature trail and playing on the mini playground equipment. They also had some crayons and nature pictures for her to color. I wouldn't necessarily recommend for older kids, but definitely for the younger ones. It's totally free and the staff is... More

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Often overlooked by visitors to our town. I reall is a must see. Just off of route 26, it is a great place to walk and see the nature of the wet lands, and understand why it is most important to perserve it.

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Waterford, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stopped here based on the Trip Advisor reviews and enjoyed the short movie about the center. Nice exhibits and the volunteer was very helpful. We also walked out the short trail to the water and enjoyed the native plants, and garden. The top view was the two osprey and their nest. At the end of the walkway is a... More

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Butler
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Based on a review I read on TripAdvisor my sister and I decided to visit the Bethany Beach Nature Center with four young children. The experience was fun and educational. After exploring the nature museum, we took a nature walk along the marked trail. We ate a picnic lunch in the gazebo on the grounds. There is also a small... More

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