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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.


Chip Chaffee

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
They had some cool stuff including a camera that the kids control and look at birds. Overall its small so its a quick visit. Doubt wr would ever go again

John Daniel

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Great place to see migratory shore birds during May& June. Spotting scopes needed. Live cam inside that one can operate to see wildlife outside.

Miguel A. Garces

Friday, May 4, 2018
This is a wonderful nature center sorrounded by the Delaware bay and the Mispillion river. Although a small facility it houses some really interesting exhibits about the wildlife, fish and birds. The place is staffed by knowedgeable and interesting people who will guide you on learning about the amazing Delaware bay Fauna and Flaura. Truly an amazing place.

Yiqun Sun

Monday, May 28, 2018
Perfect place to watch shorebirds! Very informative about horseshoe crabs and shorebirds.

Steve Bouchard

Monday, April 9, 2018
Great place to go watch osprey, eagles, shore birds, or any other bird that may be local or migrating.

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