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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Don't miss the Ghost crabbing program

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... read more

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nestled close to the Cape May Harbor this is a wonderful place to spend some time with the family. There are classrooms, whimsical gardens and trails, and a nice display of local sea life. But I believe the best feature is the three story observation deck. Binoculars are made available (at no cost) to allow you to view the beach,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's hard to find things to do on a rainy dreary day at the beach, we've gone here a few times and the kids always had a good time, there's games to play and you can go to the top of the balcony with their binoculars to check things out in the harbor. Worth the trip over!

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Rumson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Nature Center is one of the best spots for children on the Jersey Shore. It is not glitzy or pretentious, it's just an interesting ,natural and wholesome place to spend a few hours with the kids.The Director, Gretchen has been with the Center for 20 years and is passionate about teaching children to respect and care for Cape May's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Not too bad but not much to do. It was okay but kids will get bored pretty quickly. Not one of the best places we went to, but thought we would give it a shot. Would we go back? No

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Likes - Incredibly knowledgeable and friendly staff, beautiful gift shop and upper level observatory with live animals and telescope. Also a geocache here to find - that's what brought us here and I'm so glad we came. :) Dislikes - none!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This a nice place but not that much to do to keep the ki9ddos occupied for many hours. Definately not a destination trip.

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Additional Information about Nature Center of Cape May

Address: 1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609-898-8848
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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