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Address: 2 Market St, Pocomoke City, MD 21851-1023
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+1 410-957-9933
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

The Delmarva Discovery Center on the Pocomoke River serves as a source of...

The Delmarva Discovery Center on the Pocomoke River serves as a source of learning and discovery for the public through the preservation and interpretation of its cultural and natural heritage.

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Neat place

Very friendly staff. More there than I thought; clearly a lot of effort went to making this place what it is. Excellent displays that cover local history and habitants, human and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dover, Delaware
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Dover, Delaware
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135 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff. More there than I thought; clearly a lot of effort went to making this place what it is. Excellent displays that cover local history and habitants, human and animal alike. Good place for kids and adults. The gift shop was surprisingly good as well. Lots of great art, books, jewelry, and items for kids. Overall, it was... More 

Thank TNorla
new jersey
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the exhibits, well done and extremely informative. Lots of things to touch and climb in. Loved the otter show at 12 noon.

Thank mexiwonder
Catonsville, Maryland
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715 reviews
287 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Delmarva Discovery Center is a combination of discovery center, museum store and visitors center. It has a nice location next to the river as you cross the bridge into downtown Pocomoke City. We were looking for the visitor center when we walked in the museum store and the woman at the counter said she was also the visitors center.... More 

Thank Mark G
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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118 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Heard about DDC from others that had visited. Drove down from OCMD. We were warmly welcomed by the staff and a staffer showing a corn snake. Nice displays of early Delmarva life. Nice little otter show. Learned something too. Good thing to do on a winter Saturday.

Thank Tim R
Salisbury, Maryland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I visited the Delmarva Discovery Center and was shocked by all they had to offer. I had not known they did tours or programs for school children let alone Both Girl & Boy scout troops. I saw their new addition of the otter program and visited their gift shop and was surprised that so much offered was local all I... More 

Thank WolfkShaya
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Uneven educational resource for the community. You can see they are trying - hard - to be a strong resource and to do things well. And there is success in some areas of this center. For instance, social and cultural history is represented with a focus on the working river and the working land. There is good representation of native... More 

Thank ProfJoeCain
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This is a small but very well done hands on museum. It gives a great look into the history of the area. The big highlight is the otter feeding. You get to the otters up close which delighted our kids. It would have been nice if the presenter had a microphone - it was rather full when we were there... More 

Thank Nici V
Washington D.C.
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77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Great rainy day visit with the kids. They enjoyed a snake feeding, pretending to steer the steamboat, the Indian village, animal exhibits and gift shop. Husband liked the detailed local history, decoys and boats. Appears to have a very good volunteer intern program for local kids. They are renovating their otter exhibit and it looks like it will be really... More 

Thank Tropicbird
Annapolis MD
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87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is a small museum that focuses on the history of the area including the Native Americans, watermen and wildlife. Unfortunately, there was some construction going on so we could not see the full museum - they were offering a reduced admission because of that. We enjoyed the visit and they have a nice gift shop. We came home with... More 

Thank Qtfish
Salisbury, Maryland
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167 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I recently took my son here for a homeschool program that they host once a month. For only $10 he participated in games, group activities, an outdoor hike and learning. This center is very small with very few displays and includes a gift shop. Honestly, I can't say it would be worth the cost of admission unless they were hosting... More 

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