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 guided two-hour social hike at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, starting at Fox Nature Center, Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing. Call 609-645-5960.
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. 24 to 30 - 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 Groundhog's Day Hike with craft and refreshments 1 p.m. Feb. 2.
Del. Estuary Summit
The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary will host the 2013 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit, with dozens of presentations and panel discussions under the theme "Weathering Change," from 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Grand Hotel, Cape May. More info: www.delawareestuary.org.
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
Ongs Hat to Pakim Pond 7-mile hike from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27; pickup at parking lot of Wells Mills County Park, Waretown. Cost is $12 adults, $8 ages 9 to 16; preregister. Call 877-OC-PARKS.
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.
Covered-dish-supper program, "Tied Up in Knots," with Larry Niles, director of the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project, at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25; $12 plus dish for eight; preregister.
Science program 2:15 p.m. Fridays. Animal program 2:15 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Crafts 1 p.m. Saturdays. Seashells noon Sundays.
Speaker on coastal topic 11:45 a.m. Feb. 1; bring lunch, coffee and dessert provided.
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