Days/Hours of operation: April 1 – August 31, Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, September 1 – September 30, Open Wednesday and Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, October 1 – March 31, Closed for the winter season, reopening April 1
Tours: Both self-directed and guided tours available. Please call ahead to schedule field trips or guided tours. Otherwise, visit anytime during posted hours.
Programs: The DuPont Nature Center serves as a science-based education and interpretive facility for schools, families, and other organized groups. It is designed to connect people with nature and will instill an appreciation for the ecological significance of the region. The center with its distinctive red roof, includes an observation deck with spotting scopes to view the harbor, bay and shoreline. More than 130 species of birds, fish, shellfish, and other animals populate the area. Inside the center visitors can view shorebirds and horseshoe crabs along the shoreline more than 100 yards away, courtesy of a remote camera and a 42-inch plasma viewing screen. The center is filled with exhibits devoted to the Delaware Bay’s natural history and ecology. Aquariums feature live horseshoe crabs, fish, shellfish, and terrapins.
Ages/Grade levels: All ages.
Materials: Brochures and handouts available at the center. Also, the website contains lots of info.