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DuPont Environmental Education Center

#18 of 70 things to do in Wilmington Features Animals
1400 Delmarva Ln, Wilmington, DE 19801-5163
+1 302-656-1490
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Fabulous Walk Through Nature

While we visited when the education center was officially closed, the path through the naturalized... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Wilmington, Delaware
Nice place to spend some time

My wife and I came here to see what could be found. Local high schools had their teenagers here at... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Omaha, Nebraska
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The DuPont Environmental Education Center is located at the 212-acre Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington, where the city, river and marsh meet. The center opened in 2009 and has quickly become a favorite family attraction, thanks to interactive exhibits, free admission and numerous free programs, such as daily nature walks. It is owned by the Riverfront Development Corp. of Delaware and operated by Delaware Nature Society.
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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible2%
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1400 Delmarva Ln, Wilmington, DE 19801-5163
+1 302-656-1490
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

While we visited when the education center was officially closed, the path through the naturalized plantings on the way to the center, and the boardwalk path through the marsh were beautiful. It is so great to have a large piece of nature so accessible to...More

Thank HM072016
Reviewed 14 May 2017

My wife and I came here to see what could be found. Local high schools had their teenagers here at the time we visited and their noise and energy made it a bit difficult to enjoy the Center. We looked around a bit, but the...More

Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed 22 March 2017

When Sara mentioned heading over to the Dupont Environmental Education Center, my first thought was "WHAT?". Then we showed up and I was in awe. The DEEC is a very special place you need to visit. From there, you can view the city of Wilmington...More

Thank DebbieJL876
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Center was closed, but the walkway was open. Such a lovely, relaxing spot! The boardwalk can be easily traversed with a stroller or wheelchair. On our February walk, we didn;t see any wildlife, but it woudl be fun to visit in other seasons.

Thank DCLizzy
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem! Go inside the info center and chat with Tanisha! Look through the scope and see the Osprey's nest!!!!

Thank BillH123
Reviewed 29 July 2016

If you are in Delaware don't loose the chance to walk at the Riverfront and visit DuPont Environmental Education Center. It's a nice place for kids to learn about sustentability, nature, and stuffs reletad.

Thank Márcia M
Reviewed 21 July 2016

My wife and I took my grandchildren to the DuPont Environmental Education Center to get closer to nature. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful in discussing the flora and fauna of the area. The kids really enjoyed themselves and this old dog learned some...More

1  Thank Curt K
Reviewed 16 June 2016

A beautiful place to run convenient to my hotel. The weather was very mild for late October and my two visits were very enjoyable.

Thank Harrydawgsdad
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful urban park along the river where the marsh land meets Fabulous board walk Easy access Free Bird watching

Thank Melody M
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This nature center is Wilmington treasure. A modern, four-floor observation facility that overlooks a boardwalk though the marsh, as well as the Christina River. The Center is located at one of the beautiful Wilmington Riverwalk close to several waterfront restaurants a minor league baseball park,...More

Thank gmcDelaware
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