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.
Science program 2:15 p.m. Fridays. Animal program 2:15 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Crafts 1 p.m. Saturdays. Seashells noon Sundays.
Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
Atlantic County Parks
Free course in orienteering, navigating the woods with compass and map at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing; must preregister.
Register now for free nature classes for 3- to 5-year-old preschoolers at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at Fox Nature Center, Estell Manor park.
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.
Field trip to Barnegat Light State Park for harlequin ducks and other waterfowl, short-eared owls, etc., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1; $35; preregister.
Cape May Hawkwatch concludes Friday, Nov. 30, at Cape May Point State Park platform. Avalon Seawatch continues 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Seventh Street and ocean, Avalon; free.
Weekly birding (and other) trips Thursday to Wednesday, Nov. 29 to Dec. 5 - Cost $10; show and go. Saturday. Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; meet at Hawkwatch Platform.
Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point State Park has nature trails and museum. Call 609-884-2159.
Christmas with the Critters - snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and Patches Rat - and Santa, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.
Nature Center 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.
Holiday wreath and garland workshops through Sunday, Dec. 2: 10 a.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Girls Night Out) Friday, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday; cost of $20 includes materials.
Family campfire and night hike 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30; $5.
Upcycle Craft Workshop for Home and Garden on repurposing products and waste materials at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4; $20; preregister.
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