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DuPont Environmental Education Center

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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 6 days ago
Linda K
Wilmington, Delaware
Amazing hidden gem!

Was here for work and accidentally stumbled on this restored waterfront! If you enjoy urban nature... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
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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 6 days ago

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

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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.

Thank OnAir329671
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

Thank vpistritto
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

Thank HM072016
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

Thank OutdoorKidz
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

Thank DebbieJL876
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.

Thank DCLizzy
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!!!!

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.

Thank Márcia M
Reviewed July 20, 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

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