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Atlantic City Aquarium

Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner’s Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.

Atlantic County Parks

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Register now for free nature craft classes for 3- to 5-year-old preschoolers at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Dec. 13 at Fox Nature Center, Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing. Call 609-645-5960.

Bayshore Discovery Project

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve will hold a Second Friday art and craft sale, with food, music by Zoe Mulford, a Santa visit, and holiday stories by the Port Norris Historical Society, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the center, 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.

Free Avalon Seawatch count of seabirds daily at Seventh Street and the beach, through Dec. 22.

Field trip to Barnegat Light State Park for seabirds such as harlequin ducks from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7; meet at lighthouse; $35; preregister.

Guided waterfowl and raptors field trip through Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway Township from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14; cost is $35.

Weekly birding (and other) trips Dec. 5 to 11 — Cost $10; show and go. Saturday: Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; meet at wildlife platform.

Cape May NWR

Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge will present a free family program on ducks at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Two Mile Beach Unit, 12001 Pacific Ave. (Ocean Drive), Wildwood Crest. Call 609-513-9349.

Cape May Point State Park

Cape May Point State Park has nature trails and museum. Call 609-884-2159.

Kid’s Christmas with the Critters, with animals, puppet show, crafts, refreshments and Santa, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Cost is $3 per child; adults free.

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.

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.

Holiday wreath and garland workshops at 10 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 5 to 7; 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8. Cost of $20 includes materials (can bring own special decorations); must preregister.

Final nature program for toddlers 2 to 4 years with adults at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6; $10.

Wetlands Institute

Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, has displays and gift shop Friday to Sunday. Admission $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. Call 609-368-1211.

Institute year-in-review covered dish supper 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; cost is $12 plus dish for eight; preregister.

Dec. 6 to 8: Animal program 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday; seasonal science program 2 p.m. Sunday.

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