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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Driving, walking and public transit directions

Come visit us

We are located in the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge on the Wilmington Riverfront

1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington DE 19801

Free parking. Public restrooms. We are walking distance from local communities.

Public transit directions

Take the #12 DART bus from Rodney Square to the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Walk short distance to Dravo Plaza (2 yellow and white cranes) on the Riverwalk. Walk on the Riverwalk, away from Wilmington, to the 4-story center’s front door.


Grounds: Pond Loop and Garden
Open dawn to dusk

Visitor Center
Tue – Sat: 11 am – 5 pm
Sun: Noon – 4 pm
Closed on Mondays and Nov 24, Dec 24 – 25, Jan 1

FREE weekly walk-in events »

Google directions

Please note our recommendations at right.

Our recommended driving directions

Once you get near to the riverfront, we recommend a different route than Google automatically recommends. We recommend:

Recommended driving directions to DEEC. Our detailed driving directions »

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