Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner’s Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
Story time 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29: “Halloween Bugs.”
Atlantic County Parks
Free history hike tour of armaments company ruins from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing. Preregister at 609-645-5960.
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.
Free Autumn Hawk Watch sunrise to 5 p.m. daily at Hawk Watch platform, Cape May Point State Park. Free songbird morning flight count at sunrise daily at Higbee Beach WMA jetty. Free Avalon Seawatch count of seabirds daily at Seventh Street and the beach.
Free butterfly tagging demo by Monarch Monitoring Project 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at pavilion near Hawk Watch.
Free hawk I.D. mini-workshops 10:30 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; meet at Hawk Watch. Free seabird mini-workshops 2 p.m. Saturdays at Avalon Seawatch.
Weekly birding (and other) trips Oct. 24 to 30 — Cost $10; show and go. Monday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with Pete Dunne at 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. Tuesday: Photo birding walk at Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; at platform. Easy 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 walk 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 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.
Free Saturday programs include beginner’s bird walk 9 a.m., live animal program 11 a.m., and nature walk 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. Call 609-652-1665, ext. 21.
Free nature walk followed by campfire sing-along 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25; meet behind visitor center.
Guided wildlife drive tours aboard 12-passenger electric shuttle from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays; $10 donation.
The Nature Center of Cape May
The Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., has viewing tower and store. Call 609-898-8848 to preregister for activities.
Free talk by Dale Rosselet, NJ Audubon vice president, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the center’s Saltwater Café. Program Oct. 31: Jersey Devil.
Nature programs for toddlers 2 to 4 years with adults at 10:30 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 6; $10.
Special NJ Audubon Autumn Weekend youth birding program 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26; cost is $45; preregister.
Free family pumpkin carving party 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30; bring pumpkin, supplies provided.
Lighthouse tour sail aboard Bayshore Discovery Project’s oyster schooner A.J. Meerwald out of Bivalve in Port Norris from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27; adults $50, children $25.
OysterFest with seafood dinner, auctions, music and speakers 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Greenview Inn, Eastlyn Golf Course, Vineland; $85.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, has displays and gift shop Friday to Sunday. Animal program 2 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Admission $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. Call 609-368-1211.
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