Every visit begins with Marion’s gardens, award winning gardens which surround the parking lot and line the walkway to the main building. You will pass hundreds of native plants, each chosen to attract pollinators. Most of the plants are labeled for your information.
We are open all Winter for self-guided tours of all the Institute’s facilities. In the Summer, we offer complete guided tours, as well as back bay boat rides, paddleboarding, kayaking, live animal interactions, family entertainment and guided beach & dune walks. Visit our events section for more information on schedules.
Tidepool Museum Shop specializing in nature books, gifts and clothing.
Bike racks, picnic and rest areas
Public Building Handicap Accessible
The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd.
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1424
Phone:(609) 368-1211 Fax: (609) 368-3871
Admission: $8.00 ages 13 and up; $6.00 ages 3-12
Members admitted FREE.
Summer Hours: May 2, 2014 through October 13, 2014
Monday through Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from June 17 to August 28: Special evening hours until 8 pm
Open Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Winter Hours: October 14, 2014 through May 1, 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.
No Pet Policy: The Wetlands Institute is a natural conservation area where outside animals would be a disturbance to local wildlife that naturally inhabits this area. Because of this, pets are not allowed inside Institute buildings or outside on Institute property including the salt marsh trail, elevated walkway, and dock. Service dogs are welcomed as they have been trained to not react towards other animals
Please note: we are a smoke-free facility.
From Philadelphia: Atlantic City Expressway to Exit 7 South (Garden State Parkway). Parkway South to Exit #10B (left lane) for Stone Harbor. Institute is 2.5 miles on right.
From North Jersey: Garden State Parkway south to Exit #10B, to Route 657 east to Stone Harbor.
From Wilmington: Delaware Memorial Bridge to Rt. 40, to Rt. 55 south, to Rt. 47, to Rt. 657 east to Stone Harbor
From Eastern Shore: Lewes, Delaware Ferry to Cape May, to Garden State Parkway north, to Exit #10B, to Rt. 657 east to Stone Harbor