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DuPont Environmental Education Center

Address: 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone Number: (302) 656-1490
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Ranked #24 of 63 things to do in Wilmington
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The DuPont Environmental Education Center is located at the 212-acre Russell W. Peterson Urban...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We just went to the Dupont environmental place on the river front. Having a family day out with my fiance niece and 3 year old son. I look up the website see that they are open drive the 15 miles to get there, walk on a bridge for a few hundred feet to the front door that says sorry were... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is a great place to explore over lunch, the walkways are so easy to follow. The view looking back at Wilmington is very nice. The flowers are very beautiful.

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Bayboro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It is a very nice walk to get to the Dupont Education Center, but the center itself those not have much at all! We would surely return if we are ever in the area!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I took my grandchildren down today and we were all disappointed. Just saw a few tadpoles and a few tiny fish. No butterflies. Nothing much in the building either. The walkway is very nice, good views while walking, but nothing else. We won't go back.

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We didn't realize this environmental center was at the end of the Riverfront walk. The landscaping is gorgeous! A must see. What a pleasant walk after dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Situated at the end of the newly constructed natue walk, this natural oasis and modern design facility complement the environmentally sensitive natural surroundings. Wheter your hosting a Board Retreat, Staff meeting, team building or continuing education for profession group this site will stimulate the senses and add energy and enthusiam among participants. The long ramp up to the building increases... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Still trying to figure out why Delaware hasn't been renamed DuPont - but certainly glad that their family fortune has helped to preserve antiquities, architecture, and the environment as spectacular educational tools. Our visit to the center was made even better by a gorgeous, sunny day - flowers were blooming and ou could easily see small fish and tadpoles in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I have been to the DuPont Enviromental Center many times. It is located along the Riverfront walkway and I find it is a good place to take the children to and/or the dog for a walk, it is also good for runners. Once you get to the building you can go to the small pond and walk around it, you... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

May someday grow into something major. The concept is pretty creative, but when you get down to it, there isn't much there.

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Even though it was freezing outside we really enjoyed all that this place could give.(beyond the heat!) The lady inside was very informative and showed us how to work the great touch screen displays. It was very cold out in the open so be aware of that. The wind was bad since there are no buffers. It was sad to... More 

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