Welcome to the Bayshore Center at BivalveBayshore Center at Bivalve is the home of the authentically restored 1928 oyster schooner, AJ Meerwald and the Delaware Bay Museum and Folklife Center. In keeping with its mission, BCB offers shipboard and shore-based educational programs and activities. There are public sails throughout the region on the schooner along with maritime camps, charters and special theme sails between April and October.
The Museum and Folklife Center, open year-round Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00am to 4:00pm, is located in the historic Shipping Sheds and Wharves on the scenic Maurice River. It houses two exhibits, "The Abundant Oyster?" and “Bringing Bivalve to Life" There is also a Bivalve Discovery Tour which includes a Wetland Walk with activities and seining on the salt hay meadow restored to tidal flow across from BCB.
Special annual events include Bay Day Festival on the first Saturday in June and the Run for the Schooner: Walkathon & 5K held in April. BCB also presents Second Friday, an open house held monthly with live music, art exhibit, lectures, food and fun. In addition, BCB’s campus includes the Oyster Cracker Café, serving mostly home-made and locally grown delicious seafood and traditional fare, open Thursday through Saturday, 11:30am to 3:00pm.