Fun is a major part of every visit to the Wetlands Institute, as everything here combines both education and entertainment!
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 birds and butterflies and to resemble an historic English cottage garden. 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, kayaking, live animal shows, 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
Diller Coastal Exhibit Building
Salt Marsh Trail
Jersey Island Blueway
The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd.
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1424
Phone:(609) 368-1211 Fax: (609) 368-3871
Winter Hours: October 14, 2013 through May 1, 2014
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
Members admitted FREE.
Summer Hours: May 2, 2014 through October 12, 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
Open April 14 – 17 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm for “Locals Spring Break”
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