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Nature Center of Cape May

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Address: 1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-4006
Phone Number: +1 609-898-8848
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Located on the Harbor in Cape May City, this learning center and exhibit...

Located on the Harbor in Cape May City, this learning center and exhibit aquaria is dedicated to providing environmental education for people of all ages.

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Nice Nature Walk

Stopped by here after a recommendation from our hotel desk clerk. It was off season for most of the birds but we did see plenty of waterfowl and the photo opportunities were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
RickZ255
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York, PA
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York, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by here after a recommendation from our hotel desk clerk. It was off season for most of the birds but we did see plenty of waterfowl and the photo opportunities were plentiful. Great place to slow down for an hour or so.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon the nature center as we drove towards the Coast Guard base. It's set across the street from a nice little cove with lots of birds. Although small, they have a lot to offer kids to help learn about the area. As adults, we enjoyed talking with the friendly staffers and they offered great advice to continue our... More 

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Plainfield, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unattended outdoor 'backyard'. Birdhouses on the ground, birdfeeders broken and empty, stagnant water in a small stream, weeds overtaking the works. Can't comment on whatever is indoors - it was supposed to open at 11am, but did not. Don't bother.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went here because it was raining that day and I wanted something to do indoors. I love nature but this place seemed to be more centered around children. It looked like they had a nice butterfly garden but since I went in October the plants were pretty well spent plus with the rain I didn't go out to look.... More 

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Millburn, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The site of the nature center itself is on a city block, not by a nature preserve. They have a nice gift shop and a couple of small areas with nature exhibits appropriate for young children - turtle, snake, tarantula, octopus, hermit crabs, etc. There's an upper level that offers a lookout over the water. You can see it all... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Nature Center had brought a group of water creatures to our hotel (The Grand Hotel), and my 7 year old got to "pet" a spider crab, a horseshoe crab (awesome!), and various sea snails. So, we decided to stop by the center on our way home -- so glad we did! The staff are terrific - happy to share... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

The Nature Center of Cape May is located near a beautiful body of water. We where leaving our Cape May trip and wanted to do something before finally heading out- and swung by here after doing some TripAdvisor research! The building is beautifully kept. The workers are so friendly and wanted to chat with us about local nature- which we... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Our original plans were canceled at the last minute and I had to find something else for my niece and nephews to do. We stopped by the nature center just in time for the nature tour. Our tour guide, Sam, was terrific. My nephews asked a bunch of questions and he patiently answered them all. They couldn't stump him. On... More 

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Atglen, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is a great place to view many beautiful birds! Nice walking trail throughout the nature center.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

As always there are so many,intriguing, informative and unusual things to do and see at the Nature Center...terrific staff too!A must "GoTo" when down that area!

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