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Address: 2992 Lighthouse Rd, 19963, Milford, DE 19963-4927
Phone Number: +1 302-422-1329
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Small but informative spot to stop when at Slaughter Beach.

Definitely if you're in or passing through Slaughter Beach you should stop here (otherwise I wouldn't make a special trip). There are displays, etc. explaining all of the local... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 June 2016
Julder
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Definitely if you're in or passing through Slaughter Beach you should stop here (otherwise I wouldn't make a special trip). There are displays, etc. explaining all of the local wildlife unique to this area. There was also a live stream video from across the bay which zoomed in on the local birds. The super friendly and knowledgable staff really made... More 

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York, PA
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79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

DuPont nature center has observation glasses to look through at the many shorebirds on the sandbars near the center. They also have a mounted camera, which, using a joystick, you can adjust to help you see the birds from within the center. They have informational videos and displays about migrating birds, but especially horse shoe crabs.

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Thank M H
Catonsville, Maryland
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

What a wonderful little center! I went during game shorebirds migration time and the birds were amazing. Since it is a refuge viewing is from a distance with binoculars or the long distance telescopes on the deck. Inside there's a live bird cam and a high powered scope for viewing. The focus here is on the relationship between horseshoe crabs... More 

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Nottingham, Maryland
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We were told time and time again to visit this nature center especially if we wanted to see the Red Knots. Well we came during operating hours and no employees showed up. We checked the website and it said the place would be open. People came and went because no employees were there to open the nature center. All it... More 

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Lusby, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

The DuPont nature center is That’s one of the best places to see migrating shore birds in the spring, when they stop over on the Delaware Bay to fatten up on horseshoe crab eggs on their way to nesting grounds farther north. We were there the first week in May, 2016. The horseshoe crabs hadn’t really hit the beaches big... More 

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Milford, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Extremely interesting center with excellent films especially on horseshoe crabs, good exhibits. Free, donations welcome. Great to visit in spring/May when crabs arrive. At Slaughter Beach off Rte 36.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

We enjoyed the historical information presented by the Nature Center. The Staff of volunteers don't seem too friendly, as there were 3 on-duty and none welcomed our group or asked if we had any questions. But, at least they are volunteering, so that's a good thing.

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Thank Robert R
Milford, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

We took our 10 year old granddaughter and she had a great time, as did we. A pleasant stroll through the woods on a boardwalk and inside the facility offers many interesting species of local wildlife.

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Thank Mike M
Milton, Delaware
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205 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

After driving miles through corn and soybean fields, you arrive at a ramshackle fishing village on Delaware Bay. But what is here is a vastly entertaining and educational nature center focused on sealife and shore birds (both resident and migratory) of the Delaware Bay. The most fascinating is the story of the horseshoe crab, which here is the densest population... More 

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Paramus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Excellent place to learn something about the Delaware Bay environment. Watch workers do shoreline restoration work, learn about the imortance of horseshoe crabs. Very knowledgeable volunteers and nice hands on with fish, shells, etc.

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