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

Make us a part of your weekly plans - come by for free programs each week. No registration needed, just drop on by!

Weekly programs

Lunch with Live Animals

Saturdays, Noon - 12:30 pm
Details below.

Meet Marsh Animals

Saturdays & Sundays, 1 pm – 1:45 pm
Details below.

Netting in the Marsh

Tuesdays – Sundays, 2 pm – 2:45 pm
(during the months of Nov – Mar, this program runs weekends only)
Details below.

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, hours & fees

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

Phone: 302.656.1490

Entry fee: FREE

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

All FREE programs at DuPont Environmental Education Center

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Saturdays, 12 -12:30 pm

Come get up close and personal with our live animal collection! Help feed our black snakes, turtles and toads.

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

No pre-registration required. Just show up!
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Visitation, Free
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Saturdays and Sundays: 1 - 1:45 pm

Meet live animals from our collection including a painted turtle and tree frog, the take a walk to look for more.

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

No pre-registration required. Just show up!
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Free, Visitation
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Tuesdays through Sundays: 2 - 2:45 pm

Explore the marsh using nets to see how many critters and insects you can catch and identify.

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

No pre-registration required. Just show up!
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Water Activities, Free, Visitation
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