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“Great Study of the Wetlands and Significance” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Wetlands Institute

The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, NJ
(609) 368-1211
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
Baltimore, Maryland
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“Great Study of the Wetlands and Significance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

First off, there is nothing to dislike. It's all good! Even the "friendly" octopus on exhibit. Secondly, it's a terrific family excursion. Looking at how the wetlands interact and looking at the food chain is fascinating.

Visited June 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

A beautiful, peaceful, and laid-back educational spot with bright and clean exhibits and lots of stuff to see outside. While in the aquatic room alone, a super friendly, knowledgeable young man approached me to share lots of interesting bits of info in a friendly, conversational way, not lecture-ish. Great selection of books in the gift shop. Oh, and don't miss the eye-opening exhibits about horseshoe crabs. I'll be looking to flip any I can find :)

Visited June 2013
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Rio Grande, NJ
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“WETLANDS is for YOU”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Stone Harbor offers an educational tour, and exhibit for everyone.
You will be amazed what you can learn about the creature in the Stone Harbor Wetlands. Locals, School class trips and tourists all enjoy the Institution. Sitters at the Shore, Babysitting Service.

Visited March 2013
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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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“Great place to visit with the kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

The trails are fun to explore, the inside exhibits allow for play time and education. The staff is great at explaining the ecology of the wetlands, and convincing the kids its ok to touch their live animals on display. My boys loved it and I took some great family photos in the wetlands.

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Philadelphia, PA
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“Interesting Place, Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is the wetlands/wildlife preservation center off Stone Harbor Blvd on the right as you approach the bridge. It's well worth a visit, though maybe not during an event as parking can be tight. Great views of the wetlands west of the barrier island.

Visited May 2012
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