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DuPont Environmental Education Center

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Address: 1400 Delmarva Ln, Wilmington, DE 19801-5163
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+1 302-656-1490
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11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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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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Pretty Cool for A View

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 and enjoy where the Christina river and marsh meet.  This marsh is about 200+ acres... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 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!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 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.

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New Castle, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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 new things also.

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Dallas, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

A beautiful place to run convenient to my hotel. The weather was very mild for late October and my two visits were very enjoyable.

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful urban park along the river where the marsh land meets Fabulous board walk Easy access Free Bird watching

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This nature center is Wilmington treasure. A modern, four-floor observation facility that overlooks a boardwalk though the marsh, as well as the Christina River. The Center is located at one of the beautiful Wilmington Riverwalk close to several waterfront restaurants a minor league baseball park, the DE Children's Museum, and Center for Contemporary Art. Self-guided tours are free and they... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is at the end of the Wilmington Riverfront walk. It is really interesting how they have incorporated the walks and landscapes into the overall experience. Take the pedestrian bridge (wheel chair friendly) over the train track (maybe you'll see a train passing under) over to the center. It's a multi level building with teaching facilities. As you pass through,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

The duPont Environmental Center is located at the end of the revitalized Christina River Waterfront area. An elevated walkway leads into an education building with a fine observation point overlooking the Christina River and a newly built swamp pond where many types of birds congregate along with water-loving small animals. A water level boardwalk allows visitors to get up close... More 

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