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The Wetlands Institute

Features Animals
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1424
+1 609-368-1211
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One of a kind experience

Unique window onto the beauty and importance of the wetlands. Tremendous learning opportunity... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James D
An excellent place to learn about the salt marshes, it inhabitants and marine ecology.

Our group of five (including a 4 1/2 year old) visited the Wetlands on a cloudy day with rain... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This nature center features exhibits on local marine life, along with activities like kayaking and dune walks.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1424
+1 609-368-1211
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique window onto the beauty and importance of the wetlands. Tremendous learning opportunity, excellent movies, guides ( indoor and out), with small aquarium and octopus

Thank James D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of five (including a 4 1/2 year old) visited the Wetlands on a cloudy day with rain expected. First we saw a short movie (which could be updated to include more recent information perhaps) as well as a brief introduction by a guide....More

Thank muffinAvon
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We saw "catch of the day" where the guides ran a net through the shallows and explained what they caught. We also spent time in the observatory and aquarium. It was great, and The families we saw all seemed to be having a great time!

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Wetlands Institute has a daily schedule with including an informative film and aquarium feedings. All the staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. It was a great way to spend time on a rainy day.

Thank EastCoast95
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Our guide Hannah was very knowledgeable and talented get things we didn't know about spiders and bat houses and how cool they are. Habitats and invasive species were so interesting to hear about. Let bed it!

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

What a great resource to have in the area. Our daughters loved learning about the salt marsh and all its inhabitants.

Thank blsny
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

The wetlands institute has been a jersey shore staple for many years. They offer families with children a fun and interesting day away from the beach. Children can learn about marine animals and explore the wetlands. Plan on spending at least a couple of hours...More

Thank Steph H
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

A top rate staff helped make this an informative and fun visit! Great seeing the octopus and the terrapin station. Learned so much about turtles and the marsh wild life. Great gift shop and Julie at the store was so helpful. Look forward to our...More

Thank Caldutti
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This feels more like the Jersey shore I want to remember - serene, clean, and less crowded. The naturalist is a retired school teacher who takes those interested on a 1/2 mile walk of the salt marshes after seeing an intro film. There are children's...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Admission was $8-adult, $6-kid. So $28 for the 4 of us. About the same as we'd pay to mini golf and this goes to a good cause. We saw a presentation on horseshoe crabs, saw the osprey babies, saw some terrapin turtles, a cool octopus,...More

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30 June 2016|
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Response from asselinc70 | Property representative |
Admission: $8.00 ages 13 and up; $6.00 ages 3-12 Members admitted FREE. Winter Hours – October 10, 2016 through May 21, 2017: Open Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.