The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Brigantine Avenue and 34th Street, Brigantine, has museum, gift shop and tours for a fee. Call 609-266-0539.
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.
Super Natural Halloween family program (costumes welcome) 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27; $5.
Migrating wildlife program 11 a.m. Saturdays; $5.
Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Halloween scary animal show 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27; costumed diver feeding show 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Story time 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30: "Halloween Bugs: A Trick or Treat Pop-up Book." 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.
Cape May Autumn Birding Festival, with evening programs, workshops, field trips and exhibitors in convention hall, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26 to 28; cost $115; preregister.
Cape May Hawkwatch dawn to dusk daily to Nov. 30, at Cape May Point State Park platform; free. Avalon Seawatch 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Seventh Street and ocean, Avalon; free.
Weekly birding (and other) trips Thursday, Oct. 25, Wednesday, Oct. 31 - Cost $10; show and go. Thursday: Hidden Valley unit of Higbee Beach WMA at 7:30 a.m.; meet at clamshell lot, New England Road, south of canal. Beginners bird walk 8:30 a.m. at Cape May Point State Park; meet at Hawkwatch platform. Monday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with author Pete Dunne at 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot. Tuesday: Photo walk 8 a.m. at Cape May Point State Park; at platform. Relaxed birding at Cape May Point State Park at 9 a.m.; at platform. Wednesday: Cape May Point State Park at 7:30 a.m.; at platform.
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.
Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point State Park has nature trails and museum. Call 609-884-2159.
Fridays: beginner's bird walk 9 a.m., nature walk 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays: bird walk 9 a.m., hawk banding 10 a.m., nature walks 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Guided birding and nature walk 8 to 10 a.m. Fridays, starting at Forsythe NWR visitor center, off Route 9 in Oceanville, Galloway Township.
Wildlife drive cleanup 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, followed by lunch; call to register.
Jitney tour of wildlife drive 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27; reservations recommended.
Call 609-652-1665, ext. 21.
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.
Salt-marsh film and trail walks at 2 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Covered dish supper with nature photographer Kevin Karlson at 6 p.m. Nov. 2; cost is $12 plus dish for eight; must reserve.
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