Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
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.
Harbor safari with seine net 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; $10 adults, $5 ages 3 to 12.
Evening ghost crab walk 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Mount Vernon Avenue and beach, $5.
Beachcombing 8:30 a.m. Fridays at Second Avenue Pavilion; $10 adults, $5 ages 3 to 12.
Leisurely 12-mile cycling tour of natural areas 9:30 a.m. Fridays; $10 adults, $7 ages 3 to 12.
Author Pat Sutton leads tours of private butterfly gardens 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday, July 13 to 15; covering southern, middle and then northern Cape May County; $40; preregister.
Horse and alpaca farm tour 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13; $10 adults, $7 ages 3 to 12; preregister.
Cape May history for families 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; $10 adults, $7 ages 3 to 12.
Family campfire with music and night hike 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; $5.
The Conservancy's Bayshores Center, 2350 Route 47, Delmont, has nature trails. Call 609-861-0600.
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Guided birding and nature walks 8 to 10 a.m. Fridays, starting at visitor center, off Route 9 in Oceanville, Galloway Township.
Beach geology walk 10 a.m. Thursdays at Holgate unit, starting at bulkhead at south end of Long Beach Island. Also at Holgate: Wilderness walk 10 a.m. Fridays; shorebird walk 10 a.m. Saturdays; beachcombing 10 a.m. Sundays.
Call 609-652-1665, ext. 21.
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge
Free family nature walks at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May NWR, Ocean Drive south of Wildwood Crest. Call 215-341-1044.
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.
The 30th annual Wings 'n Water Festival - with exhibits, live music, cruise, activities and auction - at multiple locations in and around Stone Harbor Thursday through Saturday, July 12 to 14. All-access pass $7 adults, $5 children.
Live reptile program with the N.J. Academy for Aquatic Sciences at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12; $9 adults, $7 children. Program July 19: Jenkinson's Aquarium penguins.
Marine scientist/author Ellen Prager will speak on strange ocean creatures at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 18; admission $8.
Salt-marsh film and trail walks at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. weekdays.
Live animal program 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and seining for tidal life at 3:15 p.m. weekdays. Kayak tours most days; call for times.
Turtle program at 5 p.m. Tuesdays; shell program at 10 a.m. Sundays.
Nature walks at 9:30 a.m. Mondays at Stone Harbor Point (122nd Street) and 9 a.m. Wednesdays at 48th and Dune Drive, Avalon; $3 each.
Nature boat tour 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, from Bayside Center in Ocean City; $23 adults, $15 children.
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.
Guided sunset bird and nature cruises from Somers Point municipal pier on Thursdays; $25 adults, $15 ages 5 to 12; call for times and to preregister.
Weekly birding (and other) trips Thursday, July 12, to Wednesday, July 18 - Cost $10; show and go. Thursday: Beginners bird walk 8:30 a.m. at Cape May Point State Park; meet at Hawk Watch platform. Nature walk at Cox Hall Creek WMA 9 a.m.; meet at west end of Shawmount Avenue in Villas. Friday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge at 6:30 p.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. Saturday: Cape May Point State Park at 7:30 a.m.; at platform. Sunday: Belleplain State Forest at 10:30 a.m.; at forest office. Monday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with author Pete Dunne at 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot. Wednesday: Cape May Point at 7:30 a.m.; at platform.
Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point State Park has nature trails, museum and free programs. Call 609-884-2159.
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