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Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

21604 Chicken Point, P.O. Box 122, Tilghman, MD 21671
410-886-9200
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Tilghman
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Encounter the critters of the Chesapeake Bay at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. We offer hands on educational experiences for all ages. See and... more » Owner description: Encounter the critters of the Chesapeake Bay at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. We offer hands on educational experiences for all ages. See and touch the animals that live in the Chesapeake Bay. Learn how you can do your part to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay. « less
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Lewes, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We took part in their "Pound it" program, all about the Chesapeake Bay pound net fishery; oyster dissection; and striped bass dissection. The staff was energetic and knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. This growing facility has a variety of local species on display, including horseshoe crabs (all sizes), turtles, blue crabs, and fishes. It's this kind of grass-roots... More

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We took our kids, nieces, nephews here not knowing what to expect, and, we were very pleasantly surprised. There were various enclosures which had turtles, fish, crabs, etc. and an enthusiastic guide to explain all about them. We were able and encouraged to handle some of the turtles. The kids loved it. And, it was free. Well worth a visit... More

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U.S.A.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Can't say enough about this place. I took my 3 boys, ages 10, 10, and 8 to learn a little about the eastern shore. They had a blast. It is small, we only stayed about an hour, but learned sooooo much. We walked up to what appeared to be an old shack- inside was Rob, a retired school teacher who... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

A wonderful little environmental center - no bells and whistles - just a straightforward place that is helping the nature within the bay. The kids got to hold baby turtles and terrapins, and look at all sorts of crabs and even a sea horse or two.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed on Tilghman Island where my mother recently moved this past August. Looking for something to pass the time we visited Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. This is a great place for kids of all ages to learn about Bay creatures. They even have a touching tank as well where you can handle some of the animals. If your little... More

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Tilghman, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The setting is Tilghman Island, a small fishing village at the end of a peninsula. Right over the draw bridge and make a left down a narrow road you will find a gravel drive that leads to a couple of buildings, not pretty. But don't judge the place on that. Outside there are some native plants and some large holding... More

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New York City, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

They have something called the Fishmobile for kids to check out. Not a huge place at all but worth visiting. Eco tours on a boat are offered. They were working on an Oyster House project. Hands on displays and turtles. Great info on the Chesapeake Bay environment.

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This was a nice little place we found while bike riding. Make it one of your stops. Turtles and lots more to see with a guide.

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allentown, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Great history and many wonderful sites. The history of the town is lovely. I intend to return to learn more...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012 via mobile

A great organization that offers a handful of hands on displays of Chesapeake Bay waterlife as well as educational displays. Also offer Eco tours on a nice size boat and special events and events. The "fish mobile" is a converted school bus with educational programs for kids that travels around.

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