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The Wetlands Institute

1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, NJ
(609) 368-1211
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Stone Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: This nature center features exhibits on local marine life, along with activities like kayaking and dune walks.

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York, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited the Wetlands Institute many times when my children were young, and I remembered it fondly. This was my first visit in many years and it has only gotten substantially better. The new walkway onto the estuary is fantastic. A wonderful opportunity to observe "up close" what the ecology of the area is all about. I... More

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The displays and educational experience is excellent, well worth the time! Everything is so very interesting and the staff is well informed.☺

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

the monarchs were pouring through on our visit. This place is wonderful! great volunteers, great walkways, so close to downtown cape may

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Fort Lauderdale
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Wetlands Institute has wonderful instructional tours, an easy boardwalk into the wetlands and abundant wildlife, especially during the seasonal migrations. There is no fee but donation are welcomed

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maryland
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29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Since we were off season I think we missed a lot of the animals and critters that you would see in the marsh during the summer. The exhibits were clearly explained. Some of the lighting were dim on a few of the aquariums . Making the animals difficult to see. I felt that things were more geared for the education... More

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Philadelphia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was our second visit to the institute. It's a nice place to visit if you want to relax for a couple of hours. The staff is very nice. The lady who ran the tour of the Marsh really knew her stuff and took us on a great tour. They just added a new elevated walkway in the Marsh, which... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Wetlands Institute promotes appreciation, understanding & stewardship of wetlands and coastal ecosystems through programs in research, education & conservation. Among their goals are to teach people of all ages the value of wetlands and coastal ecosystems for the survival of life on earth, conduct cutting-edge research regarding wetlands and coastal ecosystems & encourage stewardship of these ecosystems worldwide. They... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Learn about what really makes this island unique! When you learn you will want to help preserve the wetlands everywhere.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

There is lot to see and it is very informative. It has a nice center that explains the different kinds of plants and native species

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

First time without kids for an evening walkabout, it was excellent and most beautiful. Staff super pleasant. We went on the Skimmer cruise for birding and marshland talk - was great, even without the provided wine and cheese. Highly recumbent.

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