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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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"free" fun on a dreary day

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

One of the biggest secrets about Cape May is the variety of things to do. Most people who visit for the first time are surprised but the variety of diversions. The Nature Center is one such diversion. It is a great destination for a bike ride especially if you are headed to the lighthouse. It is a piece of tranquility... More 

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Located near the yacht club on a very quiet road here's a chance to learn about the local fauna. Their staff was very friendly and quick to give children a small guided tour of the animals housed on the second floor (turtles, tarantula, snakes). They even had alittle feeding for the Box Turtle for the kids. My husband and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Located on Cape May Harbor, across from the Corinthian Yacht Club, the Nature Center is well worth a visit, especially if you are with your children. Great staff...full of information and quite entertaining. Enjoy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Unable to climb the stairs that would have given a better view of the area. Place was much smaller than expected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A nature center area with bathrooms and some signs to tell you about the birds you will see. (also the lighthouse is there and the beach) Some short boardwalk walks and some long walks too. The beach is just over the sand hill and you can wander around as much as you want. Bring a picnic lunch (also tables and... More 

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Additional Information about Nature Center of Cape May

Address: 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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