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Nature Center of Cape May

#19 of 58 things to do in Cape May Features Animals
1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-4006
+1 609-898-8848
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Wonderful kayaking trips

There are lots of events here and great for the kids. They recommend kayaking trips through a local... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lynn Z
Brooklyn, New York

The center has families with children programs, camps for just kids, and numerous exhibits for all... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Meg M
Fort Myers, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-4006
+1 609-898-8848
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are lots of events here and great for the kids. They recommend kayaking trips through a local outfitter. A great way to explore the marshland in a peaceful setting. There is also a dolphin kayaking tour where you can get up close and personal...More

Thank Lynn Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

The center has families with children programs, camps for just kids, and numerous exhibits for all ages. The second story decks are great for viewing the harbor and its wildlife including an osprey nest visible through available binoculars. The aquaria and the nature nook have...More

Thank Meg M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right next to Lighthouse in Cape May. The nature hikes are something we do with every visit. Last time we had a doe and fawn walk right in front of us and were three feet from a heron. Lots of swans and other bird wildlife.

1  Thank BillREvans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff is great, the place is immaculate and the kids thoroughly enjoy the buildings in the back. We arrived to late for the tour but we have done it on a previous vacation.

Thank Erik M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this nature center. I work at one in St. Louis, and I know this one is exceptional. Lots of marine exhibits, friendly staff, a good nature shop, and even a close-up view of an active osprey nest.

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took out 3 year old granddaughter to the nature centre and had a fantastic hour or so. We had a young (16 years old??) guide showing us around. She spent an hour pulling out snakes from under logs and letting you hold them, holding...More

Thank peterjones527
Reviewed 28 June 2017

If you are staying in cape may with young children go visit the nature center. They have daily activities for free or very inexpensive if on a tight budget. Explore all they have to offer.

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The Nature Center of Cape May provided us with two New Jersey Audubon Naturalists who led two different interpretative walks on the beach in front of the Grand Hotel for our conference attendees!!

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We had an hour to spend before starting whale watching tour and looked for a place nearby to spend some time indoors. Found this nature center near to marina and felt very glad that we did not miss visiting this wonderful center in Cape May....More

Thank bala2803
Reviewed 27 March 2017

And what we saw was many displays and live animals located upstairs. The building is lovely with large windows overlooking the water and many activities available for children. There are camps in the summer for multiple ages. The staff is very friendly.

Thank regliz2017
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Keila I
12 May 2015|
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Response from jshelley13 | Reviewed this property |
no fee and they often have family friendly activities planned
29 March 2015|
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Response from rockout | Reviewed this property |
There is free on street parking. There is also a small unpaved lot. Parking should be a non issue.