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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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Skywatch program with South Jersey Astronomy Club 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Fox Nature Center, Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing. Preregister; call 609-645-5960.

Register now for nature craft class for ages 3 to 5 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. June 21 at Fox Nature Center.

Belleplain State Forest

Fishing derby for children up to 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. June 22 at Lake Nummy, Belleplain State Forest. Prizes by category. Call 609-861-2404.

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.

Weekly birding (and other) trips June 13 to 19 - Cost $10; show and go. Thursday: Casual birding at Cape May Point State Park at 8:30 a.m.; meet at hawk-watch platform. Nature walk at Cox Hall Creek WMA at 9 a.m.; meet at west end of Shawmount Avenue, Lower Township. Friday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge at 6:30 p.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. Saturday: Rea Farm (The Beanery) in West Cape May at 7:30 a.m.; at parking lot. Photo birding walk at Cape May Point State Park at 7:30 a.m.; meet at platform. Sunday: Wildlife walk at Belleplain State Forest at 10:30 a.m.; at forest office. Monday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with Pete Dunne at 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot. Tuesday: Photo birding walk at Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; at platform. Wednesday: Cape May Point State Park at 7:30 a.m.; meet at platform.

Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

Free family nature walks 9 a.m. Saturdays 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 bird/nature walk 9 a.m. Fridays.

The Nature Center of Cape May

The Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., has viewing tower and store. Call 609-898-8848.

Sixth annual Harbor Fest sponsored by the center and city chamber of commerce, at the center and nearby harbor locations, with food, beer garden, vendors, entertainment, activities and displays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Harbor walk with seining at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; $8.

Stranding center

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, at 3625 Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine, offers a free museum and tours. Call 609-266-0538.

Guided beach walk at 9 a.m. Friday and Monday, June 14 and 17, at Cove Beach, Lagood Boulevard and Ocean Drive West; $5.

Wetlands Institute

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.

Salt marsh film and guided walk 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. every day.

Animal program 12:30 p.m. Fridays and Mondays; seashells 12:30 p.m. Sundays; science program 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

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