Delmarva Discovery Center
Pocomoke City, MD
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description: The Delmarva Discovery Center on the Pocomoke River serves as a source of learning and discovery for the public through the preservation and interpretation of its cultural and natural heritage. Located on the Pocomoke River in downtown Pocomoke City, the Delmarva Discovery Center (DDC) is a living museum, a place for learning and discovery for visitors of all ages. The immersive and engaging exhibits take visitors on a timeless journey through Delmarva and through the Cypress Swamp. The exhibits focus on the river ecology and the human history of the Pocomoke River and Delmarva. The DDC offers a regular schedule of programs, tours, and presentations to families, school classes, youth groups, and other visitors.
Location / Directions:

From the North:

Take Route 13 South towards Pocomoke City.
Turn right onto Business 13/Market Street
Follow Market Street across the Pocomoke River Bridge
The Discovery Center is on your immediate right

From the South:

Take Route 13 North towards Pocomoke City
Follow signs for Business 13/Market Street
Follow Market Street through town about 1.5 miles
The Discovery Center is on your left before the Pocomoke River

From the East:

Take Route 113 South towards Pocomoke City
At the intersection of Route 113 and Route 13, go straight onto Old Virginia Road
Turn right onto Market Street
Follow Market Street through town about 1.5 miles
The Discovery Center is on your left before the Pocomoke River

Address: Delmarva Discovery Center
2 Market Street
Pocomoke City, MD 21851
Phone: (410) 957-9933
Activities: The Discovery Center offers tours for group of all ages. A variety of art classes, lectures and programs are offered throughout the year. In 2010 a new 6,000 gallon freshwater aquarium tank designed to look like the underwater world of the Pocomoke River is being installed (check website for installation progress). April through October a visit to the Delmarva Discovery Center's exhibits can be paired with a guided cruise on the Pocomoke River with the Bay Queen. The Bay Queen leaves the Pocomoke Docks at 1:00pm Thursday through Sunday.

Educational Programs

Operating Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Fees: Adult (18 and over): $10.00
Senior (60 and over): $8.00
Student (with ID): $8.00
Child (4-17): $5.00
DDC Members: Free
Group rates available with advanced booking.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tour guides are only guaranteed to be available with advanced booking.
Visitor Facilities: The Delmarva Discovery Center is a 16,000 square foot, 1920’s era building and houses the exhibits, a Museum Store, classroom, and administrative space. Visitors can extend their visit to Pocomoke by strolling through Cypress Park or walking through the Cypress Swamp on the Discovery Nature Trail. Also, within walking distance are the Sturgis One Room School House, The historic Mar-Va Theatre and the Costen House.

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