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Nature Center of Cape May

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1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-4006
+1 609-898-8848
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Compact but informative

Currently showing a video on the life of Monarch butterflies which was much more detailed than... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Hidden Gem in Cape May

If you have kids, you have to go here!! It's a true hidden gem. The downstairs is a shop with a fun... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
via mobile
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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%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-4006
+1 609-898-8848
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Currently showing a video on the life of Monarch butterflies which was much more detailed than anything else I have seen. Exhibits and identification of various birds and sea life local to the area.

Thank 1walking2
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

If you have kids, you have to go here!! It's a true hidden gem. The downstairs is a shop with a fun play area for small kids. Upstairs, there is an amazing educational area. The worker let the kids touch the snakes and was full...More

Thank BethanyH89
Reviewed 28 August 2017

As a lover of all animals, creatures, etc... I left the "Nature Center" feeling incredibly sad that the critters that lived here had such poor habitats. Tiny with zero stimulation. I would never go back. I can only hope that in the years to come,...More

Thank Pibbles3
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 13 August 2017

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 7 August 2017

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 3 August 2017 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 29 July 2017

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 19 July 2017

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
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Keila I
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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.