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Bethany Beach Nature Center

Address: North side of Route 26, Bethany Beach, DE
Phone Number: 302-537-7680
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have been coming to Bethany since I was little, now that we have a little one, I am always looking for educational/fun activities... This place was absolutely wonderful! My daughter had a great time feeding the turtles, exploring with her butterfly net and playing on the playground. You could easily spend 2-3 hours here and there are beautiful picnic... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

On a family vacation to Bethany Beach, we took our grandchildren (and their parents - a group of 12) to the nature center. The hostess was very welcoming and friendly. As the first visitors of the day, our 4 grandchildren got to feed the turtles as she talked about them. There were nice displays inside and crafts. The kids loaded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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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
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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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38 reviews 38 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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