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 »

Upcoming Events

FREE Monarch Migration Celebration

Meet live butterflies, borrow a butterfly net to catch insects, help us tag and release Monarchs for research, make a craft, and meet other animals that share the marsh with Monarchs.

Sat, Sept 19, 12 - 4 PM

Learn more and register!

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Discover a wildlife escape in your city!

The nature center

FREE and open to the public year-round featuring a 10-acre park with flower garden path, a quarter-mile pond loop through a freshwater, tidal marsh and a four-story education center with panoramic views.

The wildlife refuge

We are located on the Wilmington Riverfront in Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is 212 acres of tidal marsh adjoining the Christina River and is home to many types of birds, beavers, dragonflies, turtles, butterflies, other wildlife, and flowers.

Join our fun educational experiences

We offer safe, fun and educational outdoor experiences for all ages and offer programs for schools and programs for groups such as teachers, community and recreation centers, faith-based groups, scouts, and professional organizations. We provide a wide variety of free and low-cost programs, and we work to improve the health of the environment and community.

Take an audio tour

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Visit DuPont Environmental Education Center

Hours: Park & Pond Loop

Open to the public daily from dawn to dusk

Hours: Visitor Center

Fall & Winter
Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10 am - 3 pm • Sundays: 12 pm - 4 pm

Spring & Summer
Tuesdays – Fridays: 11 am – 5 pm • Saturdays: 11 am – 7 pm • Sundays: 12 pm – 4 pm

November 26 • December 24, 25 • January 1

Contact Us


DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE 19801
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