The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, at 3625 Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, with free museum and tours. Call 609-266-0538.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, has displays and gift shop. Admission $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. Call 609-368-1211.
Speaker on coastal topic 11:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11; bring lunch, coffee and dessert provided.
Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
Cape May Bird Observatory
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.
Weekly birding (and other) trips Thursday to Wednesday, Jan. 3 to 9 - Cost $10; show and go. Saturday. Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; meet at Hawkwatch Platform. Nature photo walk at Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; meet at platform.
Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point State Park has nature trails and museum. Call 609-884-2159.
Free family winter wildlife hike 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, preceded by talk with animals and puppets and followed by refreshments.
The Nature Center of Cape May
The Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., is closed until April 14. Call 609-898-8848.
Ocean County Parks
Mount Misery Trail in Burlington County 9-mile hike from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6; pickup at parking lot of Wells Mills County Park, Waretown. Cost is $12 adults, $8 ages 9 to 16; preregister. Call 877-OC-PARKS.
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