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DuPont Environmental Education Center

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Nature for everyone

This is a place that I think everyone in Wilmington should visit at some point. It is such a... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Wilmington, Delaware
Never the Same Each Visit

We love to bring our grandchildren here and each visit is always different. The staff is very... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Linda K
Wilmington, Delaware
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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...more
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1400 Delmarva Ln, Wilmington, DE 19801-5163
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

This is a place that I think everyone in Wilmington should visit at some point. It is such a relaxing place right next to the Riverfront and has activities for all age groups. There is a center with exhibits and educational activities geared towards families....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

We love to bring our grandchildren here and each visit is always different. The staff is very willing to answer questions and the views change according to the wildlife, time of year, time of day, etc. There is now a walk/bike path from the center...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda K
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Was here for work and accidentally stumbled on this restored waterfront! If you enjoy urban nature, quality park design and scenic walks, this is it. Take the time to visit this place.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

What a great place to check out mother nature in all her glory any time of the year and the view from the boardwalk was fantastic as you are level with your surroundings. The building has four level's and each level provides an even better...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 28, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Kirk A
Reviewed May 13, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed March 21, 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

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed February 27, 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.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed August 20, 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!!!!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank BillH123
Reviewed July 29, 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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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