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DuPont Environmental Education Center

1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 656-1490
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Ranked #17 of 43 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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New Castle, Delaware
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great place to visit especially during the spring and early summer. Great views of the Christianna River wildlife with a short boardwalk journey and view from the tower. Bring the children and visitors !

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is a wonderful place for summer camp and for a weekend event. My son enjoys learning about the animals. Sometimes he can feed them! They have knowledgeable, friendly staff there.

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