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“One of a kind experience”

The Wetlands Institute
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Owner description: This nature center features exhibits on local marine life, along with activities like kayaking and dune walks.
Reviewed 15 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

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. She was very knowledgeable and explained everything so that it was easily understood. It turned out that she was also our guide for a tour of the salt marsh. It was fascinating to learn about the osprey, the terrapins, their mating habits and egg laying, the mud in the marsh, the grasses etc. There was a walkway that took us through the marsh as we learned. Our granddaughter said that she really liked learning "so much". We also visited the aquarium and felt the exhibits there were very well done. Another highlight was the fishing. The guide helped our granddaughter and other little ones cast a small net and pull in some little shrimps and crabs! She was able to see how these little creatures hid in the grasses and dirt and when caught would jump around in the water bucket! What a treat! Finally we browsed in the gift shop. It had an excellent collection of books for children that continued the learning process. The Wetlands Institute was the perfect place to go on a non-beach day!

Thank muffinAvon
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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
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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
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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
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