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Nature Center of Cape May

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Address: 1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609-898-8848
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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small but nice

went on a rainy day so we only did stuff inside but the view on a good day must be great they have binoculars for you to use. We went around back to the garage like building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Paramus, New Jersey
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Paramus, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

went on a rainy day so we only did stuff inside but the view on a good day must be great they have binoculars for you to use. We went around back to the garage like building which has horseshoe crabs and other local fish. were lucky enough to be there when one of the workers was giving a talk... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Staff at the center were very friendly and helpful. This nature center has a beautiful 2-level observation deck where you can stand and watch birds. Binoculars are available for loan. The strip of land that you can look at though is quite shallow, bordering on the bay. I had expected a bigger grouping of trees and bushes to look at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our 2 boys, 6 & 3 love nature...and the Nature Center of Cape May did not disappoint. Don't miss the aquarium building out back. The gift shop has some great, unique things and the views are beautiful.

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Latham, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We take the kids here every year for them to explore and learn about their environment. Very friendly staff!

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great place for people of all ages. Everyday there is some interesting activity. We rented kayaks right next door and took a guided trip. It was wonderful! Highly recommend.

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Chester, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

A great place with lots of info about the harbor and cape may it's self. Great learning experience for kids and adults alike.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We signed up for the ghost crabbing hour program at the beach. One of the best things we could have done. Our guide Paige was very friendly, told us about ghost crabs then helped us look for some. My 6 year old and 3 year old loved it. Make sure to bring your own flashlight (we purchased a 2 pack... More 

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Atco, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went to this location for a class roject for my Daughters science class. It is a nice area and a real nice walk. We walked around and made note of the wildlife we saw. It was interesting and you never know what you will see. It changes with the seasons and was a nice family time together. We would... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We took our first birding trip recently and stopped at the Nature Center. The staff was warm, welcoming, knowledgeable and very helpful.

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

They offer info on the area and in the evening there was a info on the wildlife spots to see in the area

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