About Us

Come discover why The Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor, NJ is “The Natural Place Where Learning is Fun!” At the Wetlands Institute, we promote the conservation and preservation of coastal ecosystems by providing a fun and educational experience for families, school groups and vacationers of all ages. As you browse through our site, you will see the many attractions we offer to visitors, as well as the extensive array of educational programs available throughout the year. Be sure to visit us soon!

We can’t wait to see you!

The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd.
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1424

Phone: 609-368-1211 Fax: 609-368-3871

Summer Hours: May 1, 2015 through October 11, 2015
Monday through Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from June 15 to Labor Day: Special evening hours until 8 pm
Open Independence Day and Labor Day 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Winter Hours: October 13, 2014 through April 30, 2015
Friday , Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Monday through Thursday
Closed from December 23 through January 2

Special Hours Notice: It is sometimes necessary to close a building or facility to the public for part or all of a day due to maintenance repairs or special events.  Please call ahead to verify hours.

Admission: $8.00 ages 13 and up; $6.00 ages 3-12; free for 2 & under
Members admitted FREE.

Jersey Island Blueway Map

Jersey Island Blueway Map – A Paddlers Guide to Cape May County’s Backbays
Click here for a printable PDF of the full map







Click here for a pdf copy of our General Information Packet.

The Wetlands Institute is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) educational and research facility focused on salt marsh and coastal ecosystem preservation.  Annually, the Institute educates over 17,000 visitors, of which 11,000 are school aged children. The Wetlands Institute’s mission is to promote appreciation, understanding and stewardship of wetlands and coastal ecosystems through programs in research, conservation, and education.  The Institute was founded in 1969 by the late Herbert H. Mills, (former Chairman of the Board of the World Wildlife Fund, and Executive Director of the National Audubon Society), to further coastal environmental knowledge. From its inception, the Wetlands Institute has pioneered a number of research, education and conservation programs about wetlands and coastal ecosystems, and worked with numerous regional, national and international organizations to foster stewardship of these resources worldwide.

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