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DuPont Environmental Education Center

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Address: 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone Number: (302) 656-1490
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: The DuPont Environmental Education Center is located at the 212-acre...
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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An urban oasis

If you are on the Riverwalk you need to see this. Great landscape and flora. Some interesting birding as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Earleville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I don't know that I'd have occasion to come here if I weren't needing to kill a few hours due a business trip, but it was a great oasis just down the road from the city centre. A genuinely pleasant discovery.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Bring bug spray - the facility is built in/on a swamp...nice walk-ways leading to the "tower", but the view of the mud fields gets old quick. Looks like they might hold "events" on the upper floor, so maybe with a good crowd and some nosh, I'd have a better opinion of it...

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Earleville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

If you are on the Riverwalk you need to see this. Great landscape and flora. Some interesting birding as well.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

What a wonderful place to visit, especially with young children. Great walking paths, especially the boardwalk that takes you through the marsh. A real chance to see some wildlife. We saw turtles, frogs and different species of birds. My grandsons really liked looking in the water looking for different things. There is also a path that follows along the river.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My husband and I took a stroll after dining on the Wilmington Riverfront and discovered this wonderful place. Gorgeous landscaping and views everywhere. Wonderful, peaceful area. The center has activities for adults and children. We really enjoyed walking on the boardwalk that goes over the marsh. Would love to participate in one of the canoe trips into the marsh. The... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I took a walk here with a friend recently. We was shocked and impressed at how scenic the area is! The educational installations inside the building were not super interesting to us. However, the trail through the building and its surrounding area was very inspiring. I would recommend checking it out if you have 20-30 minutes to spend and enjoy... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited the Center for an organized Daisy Scout event and the volunteers from the Delaware Nature Society could not have been kinder or better informed regarding the various early spring fish, fowl and insects that were out and about in the Center. If anyone in downtown Wilmington, DE ever needs a dose of nature, it's a short 10-minute drive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a very enjoyable place to visit, as long as you manage your expectations. It's not some big fancy nature center with lots of exhibits. In fact, the main building currently doesn't have much on display. However, it is a great place to come for a nice peaceful walk along the boardwalks, and sometimes they have demonstrations there too... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

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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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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