Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18: diver Santa show 11 a.m.; exotic animals show 2 p.m. Preschool story time 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
NJ Audubon's CMBO has the Research & Education Center, 600 Route 47, Middle Township, and the Northwood Center on Lily Lake in Cape May Point. Call 609-861-0700.
Free Avalon Seawatch all day every day through Dec. 22 at Seventh Street and the beach.
Weekly birding (and other) trips Dec. 15 to 21. Cost $10; show and go. Saturday: Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; meet at Hawk Watch platform.
Cape May Point
Saturdays: beginners bird walk 9 a.m.; nature walks 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 609-884-2159.
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Friends of Forsythe will offer a 90-minute jitney bus tour of the wildlife drive at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17; $10 donation requested; reservation recommended by calling 609-652-1665, ext. 21.
of Cape May
N.J. Audubon's Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., has exhibits and observation tower; admission is free. Call 609-898-8848.
The Conservancy's Bayshores Center, 2350 Route 47, Delmont, has nature trails. Call 609-861-0600.
Register now for Outdoor Club of South Jersey 7-mile hike and campfire 7 p.m. Dec. 23, starting at Wharton State Forest Atsion office, Route 206 north of Hammonton; no children, no pets; bring picnic food to share. Call 609-462-3593.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, 3625 Atlantic Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine, has a Sea Life Museum and a shop offering 'Adopt-A-Seal' gifts. Call 609-266-0538.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, has an aquarium, displays and gift shop. Admission of $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. Call 609-368-1211.
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