DNREC's DuPont Nature Center is a science-based educational and interpretive facility with interactive exhibits designed to connect people with the Delaware Bay's natural history and ecology. More than 130 species of birds, fish, shellfish, and other animals can be found in the surrounding estuary habitat. Inside the center visitors can view horseshoe crabs and shorebirds along the shoreline over 100 yards away using a remote camera and 42-inch plasma viewing screen. Aquariums feature live horseshoe crabs, fish, shellfish and terrapins.
Join us Saturday, May 19 for the DuPont Nature Center's 9th Annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival!Due to coastal flooding from recent storms and forecasted high winds the 2018 Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival
has been cancelled. The nature center will remain open on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
| "Best horseshoe crab displays and information. We visit every year!" - Buffalo, NY
"The information was wonderful. The staff was awesome. They made the kids want to learn more!" - Wyoming, DE
"I like the displays and appreciated the courteous staff. It is a lovely facility." - Baltimore, MD
"Nice exhibits, I will be sure to visit again!" - St. Clair Shores, MI
"AWESOME live animals!" - Limerick, PA
"Next time I will bring a friend or family member!" - Milton, DE