Kid’s Day: Discovery Bay – Horseshoe Crabs

30048 Cedar Neck Rd. Ocean View, DE 19970
Learn about horseshoe crabs, why they make their way onto the beaches of the Inland Bays, and participate in a demonstration survey. This program dives into the ecology, anatomy, and benefits of horseshoe crabs using a lifelike model (and hopefully a living organism!). Participants will have the opportunity to explore the beach and the Preserve and hopefully find a living horseshoe crab!
Perfect for participants of all ages! Kid’s days allow children of all ages to connect with nature and explore by utilizing hands-on learning!
Participants will be in and around the water, so please wear clothes & shoes that can get wet and/or sandy. Closed-toe shoes are encouraged. Please remember to bring water, sunscreen and insect repellant, if desired since the Preserve can be buggy.
Please note: Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian present at all times. Thank you for your cooperation. By registering for this program you will be added to the Center’s e-newsletter.
We’ll be walking about .25 mile to the beach and spending the majority of the program at the beach wading in the water.
This program is weather permitting. Attendance is free, pre-registration is encouraged.
Questions? Contact Maddie Fox at

James Farm Ecological Preserve