Located on the edge of the 212-acre Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge, DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) is the city’s most unique and natural place where the city, river, and marsh meet. The site is open to the public year-round and features educational programs and a pond loop that extends into the marsh.Support DuPont Environmental Education Center »

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Upcoming activities for all ages

We have programs for adults, kids, and families with our talented, safety-certified teacher naturalists. Discover the nature of Wilmington's Riverfront!
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Drop by for FREE programs every week

Come by for free programs each week. No registration needed, just drop on by!

Daily FREE Self-Guided Fun

  • Pack a picnic lunch, and relax in the 10-acre public park.
  • Stroll the flower garden path and birdwatch for eagles, ducks, turtles and other wildlife on the pond loop.
  • Enjoy amazing views of the marsh and city of Wilmington when you visit the 4-story nature center - and learn with our exhibits.
  • Explore nature with our discovery cart - find a new nature topic every month.

Location & fees

Address
1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE
Get driving directions »

Phone: 302.656.1490

Entry fee: FREE

Hours

Pond Loop and Garden hours
Open daily from dawn to dusk

Visitor Center building hours
Tuesdays – Saturdays: 11 am – 5 pm
Sundays: Noon – 4 pm
Closed on Mondays and Nov 24,
Dec 24 – 25, and Jan 1

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Saturdays, noon - 12:30pm

Join us as we feed our animals. Learn fun facts like what they eat and how they eat it. No pre-registration required. Just show up!

Cost: Free
Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801

01/01/2018 - 08/31/2018
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Water Activities, Free, Visitation
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Saturdays & Sundays: 1:00 - 1:45 pm

Take a stroll with binoculars and one of our Teacher/Naturalists to look for animals in the refuge and see our live animal collection. Saturdays - Sundays 1pm-1:45pm Free! Just show up!

Cost: Free
Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801

01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Water Activities, Free, Visitation
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Saturdays: 2 - 3 pm

FREE*Netting in the Marsh * No pre-registration required * Explore the marsh using nets and more! See how many animals and insects you can catch and identify.

Cost: Free
Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801

01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Water, Free, Visitation
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