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Milford - DuPont Nature Center

2992 Lighthouse Road

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Owned and operated by the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, this center offers one of the best viewing areas for spawning horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds during the peak season.

Visitors can learn about horseshoe crabs, migratory shorebirds, waterfowl, and the Delaware Estuary. Interior exhibition includes history on Slaughter Beach and the famed Mispillion Lighthouse, educational information on horseshoe crabs, shorebirds, waterfowl and plant life of the Salt Marsh. A live-cam will allow the public an up close and personal view of shorebirds feeding and horseshoe crabs spawning during peak times.


Kellie Jordan

Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017
This place was AWESOME! There were two very friendly gals working and answering all our questions. They held storytime and walked the kids from tank to tank, pointing out the camouflage of the animals and asking questions. We got to hold several creatures, horseshoe crabs, two kinds of whelks, tiny hermit crabs and a hefty oyster, and then the highlight of our visit- HORSESHOE CRAB FEEDING TIME. They even fed the baby! It was the size of a half-dollar. Talk about fascinating. Don't miss this place, it is fantastic!

Darsie Lessner

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Excellent!!! The girls that both work there were both very friendly and very informative !! Great time

Carol Pollio

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016
Love this place - keep coming back. Great place to take the family and watch the shorebirds. Well done displays. Very professional staff!

Sean Myers

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
It was nice and informative, but it was hard to tell who was staff when they don't interact with their guests at all.

Kurt Cheng

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016
Good view of the Mispillion River mouth

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