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DuPont Environmental Education Center

DuPont Environmental Education Center

1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE 19806


Monday: closed
Tues-Fri: 11:00am-3:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Sunday: noon-4:00pm



DuPont Environmental Education Center

The DuPont Environmental Education Center at the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge on Wilmington's Riverfront opened to the public in October of 2009.

This state of the art four-story, 13,500-square-foot facility is owned by the Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware and is operated by the Delaware Nature Society. It is located on the edge of the 212-acre Peterson Refuge on the tidal Christina River, where the city, river and marsh meet.

The Education Center showcases the many species of amphibians, birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and native plants that make their home in the refuge. Visitors are able to explore the interactive exhibits, join a guided tour, or participate in a variety of free and low-cost programs for students, youth groups, adults, families and teachers.

The DuPont Environmental Education Center is accessible by river taxi, riverwalk, DART trolley and car. Free parking is available on site and in several Riverfront parking lots located at the end of Justison Street, south of Frawley Stadium. The riverwalk also connects to the pedestrian bridge that leads to the facility.

The DuPont Environmental Education Center address is 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington. Admission is free. Hours of operation will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday–Friday (closed Mondays). The Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge is open from dawn to dusk. For more information, contact the DuPont Environmental Education Center at 302-656-1490 or visit

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