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DNREC's DuPont Nature Center at the Mispillion Harbor Reserve


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ADVISORY: The DuPont Nature Center's season opening on April 1 has been POSTPONED.
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 nesting ospreys on the live osprey cam and can use the live, interactive nature cam to check out the horseshoe crabs and shorebirds along the shoreline across the harbor.  Aquariums feature live horseshoe crabs, fish, shellfish and terrapins.

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  "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



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