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. 15. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
Bayshore Discovery Project
Second Friday celebration 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, with astronomy talk by Press columnist Fred Schaaf, holiday gift marketplace, live music, holiday crafts workshop, as well as food and drink. 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.
Avalon Seawatch continues 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Seventh Street and ocean, Avalon; free.
Weekly birding (and other) trips Thursday to Wednesday, Dec. 13 to 19 - Cost $10; show and go. Saturday: Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; meet at Hawkwatch Platform.
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. 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. 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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