Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
Preschool story time 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, followed by show.
Atlantic County parks
Register now for free nature crafts classes for children 3 to 5 years at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at Fox Nature Center, Atlantic County Park at Estell. Free guided 2-hour social hike at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18 from Fox Nature Center; preregistration suggested. Call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.
Bayshore Discovery Project
"Love on the Bay" celebration 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, will include a slide show on reptiles and amphibians, history stories, live music by Misty and the Mermaids, poetry and photos by John Nardone, as well as a food, drink and crafts. Bayshore Discovery Project, 2800 High St., Port Norris. Call 856-785-2060.
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 field trip to view the courtship behavior of long-tailed ducks and other waterfowl from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18, starting in Avalon; cost is $30; preregister. Weekly birding (and other) trips Feb. 9 to 15. Cost $10; show and go. Saturday: Birding Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; meet at Hawk Watch platform. Nature photography walk at 8 a.m. at Cape May Point State Park; meet at Hawk Watch platform.
Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point State Park has nature trails, museum and free programs. Call 609-884-2159.
The 11th Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival, with viewing stations, exhibits, speakers, food, vendors and guided walks, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Mauricetown Fire Hall and nearby. Cost is $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and under. Call 856-453-2177.
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Free bird and nature walks 8 to 10 a.m. Fridays, from refuge Visitor Information Center, 800 Great Creek Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-652-1665.
Marine mammal center
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, 3625 Atlantic-Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine, offers group tours for a fee. Museum and gift shop open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 609-266-0538.
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 waterfowl watch from upper deck 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays through February.
The Conservancy's Bayshores Center, 2350 Route 47, Delmont, has nature trails. Call 609-861-0600.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, has an aquarium, displays and gift shop. Admission of $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. Call 609-368-1211. Phil Broder of the institute will talk about "The West Coast ... of India" at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14; bring lunch, coffee and dessert provided; $5.
Story time at 3 p.m. Wednesdays.
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