Coast Day

The University of Delaware's festive Coast Day returns on Sunday, Oct. 1. Our theme this year is "Discoveries...on land, in the air and at sea."

Coast Day showcases how UD scientists, staff, and students are improving our understanding of ocean environments and serve coastal communities. Coast Day attendees can interact with researchers, tour ships, try hands-on activities, and attend presentations on a range of topics.

Family-friendly activities include an event-wide treasure hunt for answers to questions about the environment and Coast Day exhibits. Children can meet sea-dwelling animals such as horseshoe crabs and dogfish sharks at the critter touch tanks. Everyone can enjoy live music, vendor displays, and seafood favorites showcased by local chefs at the Crab Cake Cook-Off and the Seafood Chowder Challenge.

Coast Day is sponsored by UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program.

Admission and parking are free!

Come join us in 2017!


Coast Day is the annual open house of the college—a leader in interdisciplinary, experiential teaching and research—and Delaware Sea Grant.


Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, rain or shine


11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus*, 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958


Call the University of Delaware Environmental Public Education Office at 302-831-8083, the Delaware Sea Grant Program at 302-645-4234 or e-mail us at [email protected].

* Free bus transportation for University of Delaware students and staff! Limited seating. Reservations required. Call 302-831-8083.