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“Quick afternoon trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bethany Beach Nature Center

Bethany Beach Nature Center
North side of Route 26, Bethany Beach, DE
302-537-7680
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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“Quick afternoon trip”
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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“Fun for the kids on a cloudy day”
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 trying to find the things on the sheet (a bird, a spider web, a mushroom, a flower, etc.). Ironically, two of the things that you would think would be the easiest to find were the hardest, a squirrel (never saw one) and an ant (found a teeny, tiny one by the garbage can). It was a very clean and the walk out into the wetlands was fun for all.

Inside they have some neat educational things including this cool video wall where you slide a monitor down a track to learn different things about the Mid-Atlantic coast ecosystem.

Again, a fun day for all and the kids were into it.

Visited August 2013
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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“Not to be missed!”
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 playground for the little ones. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Visited July 2013
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“Great place for younger kids”
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 very friendly. They even give the kids a little butterfly net for the nature walk.

Visited July 2013
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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“Small Gem”
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.

Visited October 2012
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