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DNREC's DuPont Nature Center at the Mispillion Harbor Reserve


The DuPont Nature Center is currently CLOSED for the fall and winter. We will reopen Wednesday, April 3.
April hours of operation will be 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. From May through August, spring and summer hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed on Mondays. In September, the center will be open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays only.

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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