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, March 27, followed by diver or exotic animal show.
Atlantic County Parks
Free social hike 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing. Call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.
Author Pat Sutton will give a free talk on creating a butterfly and hummingbird garden at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Northfield Community School Cafetorium, New and Mill roads.
Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point State Park has nature trails, a museum and free programs. Call 609-884-2159.
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 birding from Cape May-Lewes Ferry 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24; $35 includes round-trip ferry passage; preregister. Guided boat trip to view loons and shorebirds 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, out of Cape May harbor; $40; preregister. Weekly birding (and other) trips March 22 to 28 — Cost $10; show and go. Friday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge 6 p.m.; meet at Sunset Blvd. parking lot. Saturday: Nature photography walk at 7:30 a.m. at Cape May Point State Park; meet at Hawk Watch platform. Birding Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; at Hawk Watch platform. Sunday: Winter birds on Delaware Bay marsh at 8 a.m.; meet at end of Turkey Point Road, south of Dividing Creek, Cumberland County. Corbin City unit of Tuckahoe Wildlife Management area 5:30 p.m.; meet at north branch of Cape May County Library, Route 631, Upper Township. Monday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with author Pete Dunne at 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. Wednesday: Cape May Point at 7:30 a.m.; at Hawk Watch platform.
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 an observation tower; admission is free. Call 609-898-8848. Nature programs for toddlers 2 to 4 years and parents/grandparents 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays; preregister; $8. Family guided hike at Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, Two-Mile Beach Unit, south of Wildwood Crest, at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24; $5; preregister. Workshop on creating home goods and garden art from found objects at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27; $20; preregister.
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 displays and gift shop. Admission (temporarily) $4 adults, $3 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. Call 609-368-1211. Larissa Smith of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation on South Jersey's eagles at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 27; bring lunch; coffee and dessert provided; $5.
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