Our Mission

The Delmarva Discovery Center & Museum 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 & Museum (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 continues to add to its unique collection, offering return visitors something new to discover each time they visit. The DDC offers a regular schedule of programs, tours, and presentations to families, school classes, youth groups, and other visitors.

The DDC 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.

Facility rentals are available for community and special events. Visit our Plan Your Visit page for more information.

Membership to the DDC is open to the public. To find out more about membership opportunities click here.

As part of its mission, the DDC is working to collaborate with local schools, civic organizations, and area museums to enhance the visitor's experience at the Center as well as in other parts of the Delmarva Peninsula.

Our History

The Delmarva Discovery Center (DDC) is the culmination of a decade of work by volunteers and community support. Originally an idea for revitalization of Pocomoke City's historic downtown, this beautiful vision of our past hopes to embrace a new future along the river.

The modern DDC beautifully depicts the human and natural history of the area. The immersing and engaging exhibits take visitors on a timeless journey through Delmarva and the Cypress Swamp.

The DDC is a 16,000 square foot, 1920's era building which began as a car dealership. After being empty for several decades, a group of volunteers envisioned a cultural center to help bring visitors to Pocomoke City.

Hours & Admission

Our museum is self guided. Tour guides are only guaranteed to be available with advanced booking.

We are open Monday through Saturday from 10am until 4pm and Sundays from 12pm until 4pm.

CLOSED – New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.


Adult (18 & over) $10
Senior (60 & over) $8
Student (with ID) $8
Military (with ID) $5
Youth (ages 4-17) $5
Children age 3 and under are FREE, and members are always FREE.

Plan Your Next Special Event

Interested in having a special event at the Delmarva Discovery Center? We offer a range of choices for facility rentals that can accommodate many different group sizes.


To make a reservation please contact the Delmarva Discovery Center: 410-957-9933 or contact@delmarvadiscoverycenter.org

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