Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Santa Claus scuba dives and feeds fish 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. Winter break schedule daily Wednesday, Dec. 26, to Dec. 31: diver show 11 a.m.; ray feeding noon and 3 p.m.; exotic animal show 2 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
Atlantic County Parks
Register now for free holiday magic show with the Great Haldini at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at Atlantic County Library in Mays Landing, second floor.
Free two-hour social hike at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at Fox Nature Center, Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing.
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. Closed Dec. 24 to 31. Call 609-861-0700.
Avalon Seawatch continues 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Saturday, Dec. 22, at Seventh Street and ocean, Avalon; free.
Field trip to kick off annual bird list 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 1, starting in Cape May Point. Last year found 76 species. Cost is $35; preregister.
Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point State Park has nature trails and museum. Call 609-884-2159.
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. Closed Sunday, Dec. 23, to Dec. 31. Call 609-898-8848.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Brigantine Avenue and 34th Street, Brigantine, has museum, gift shop and tours for a fee. Call 609-266-0539.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, has displays and gift shop. Admission $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. Closed Monday, Dec. 24, to Dec. 27. 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.
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