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“Fun for the kids on a cloudy day”

Bethany Beach Nature Center
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.

1  Thank Metropxp
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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.

4  Thank amm4747
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

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.

3  Thank mkelly1495
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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.

2  Thank Dryfly0618
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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 deck out over the marsh where one can observe the birds and enjoy the quiet. Only spend about an hour there but on a sunny day, its really a lovely spot. We have no children but there is also a small playground and many kid-friendly exhibits inside.

1  Thank girasole813
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