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Nature Center of Cape May

1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
609-898-8848
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Ranked #7 of 22 attractions in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Located on the Harbor in Cape May City, this learning center and exhibit aquaria is dedicated to providing environmental education for people of all... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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White Haven, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The staff at the nature center are all very nice to deal with. There knowledge of the local wildlife is endless. This is a great place to take kids for a hands on learning experiance, They offer guided tours in kayaks at a very good price. I believe this is one of the best ways to see Cape May.

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

A clean, organized and for the most part free attraction to take in while touring the great South Jersey coastline. They offer programs at various times of the year for a small fee. There is a nice picnic area to use and a great view or two from the "lookout" deck. It's place to visit for adults and older children... More

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Nqlimor
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is a great place to go on a rainy beach day. This is where i learned that horseshoe crabs have blue blood!!

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National Park, New Jersey
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73 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Nature Center of Cape May. Is a great place to visit, especially for bird lovers in the fall. They have marches with plenty of overlooks. You can walk along the beach and there are plenty of Nature trails to hike and see many verities of Birds.

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green4859
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We went to the Nature Center during our stay at Cape May during the Labor Day Weekend. We spent most of our morning there just checking out what they have. We enjoyed ourselves checking out the fish and other creatures they had for exhibits. The tower was a great place to see a beautiful view of Cape May Harbor. We... More

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Westport, CT
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The Nature Center of Cape May is located on Cape May Harbor, with a nice view of the boats and harbor birds. The center's focus is on their education programs, and they also offer kayak rentals and tours of the harbor, as well as paddle-board rentals. The main building features a sizable gift shop with nature-themed items, an observation tower... More

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Seeing, touching, doing, that's what the Nature Center of Cape May is all about. A nice man took us through to the marsh with a seine net and we collected all sorts of marine life. We learned how to tell a male from a female crab-my son still remembers! A little marine education on our vacation was a great way... More

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Acampo, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

After fighting the crowds at the beach, no parking in downtown we went to the Nature Center...easy parking, access to the mouth of the river, explored the shoreline, could have walked to a beach with few people. A kayak class was taking place, there were day camp sign ups for young kids which I would take advantage of if I... More

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Keene, New Hampshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is the first year the nature center has offered this sport, and I'm sure it won't be the last. Paddle-boarding (we didn't know) is like standing on a surf board and rowing with an over-sized canoe paddle. It's easy to get the hang of it, and a very relaxing way to see the flora and fauna of the tidal... More

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Collegeville, PA
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

What a delightful little charm! So much information presented in interesting fashion. Our kids, ages 5, 6 & 12 were mesmerized with the specimens (alive and not). They were alive with questions - they were engaged in learning and wanted us to get involved, to share their excitement! And all we did was walk inside to escape the 100 degree... More

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