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2015 Special Events

Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 15-17
Friday July 17
Saturday and Sunday September 19 and 20
Saturday November 28


Spring Happenings

As the weather warms up and the marsh begins to green, The Wetlands Institute will be open daily starting May 1, 2015! Unless otherwise stated, all activities occur onsite at The Wetlands Institute. Questions? Please call The Wetlands Institute at 609-368-1211. Please check our website for additions and updates to our schedule.

Salt Marsh Safari

Starting in Marsh View Hall, watch our award-winning film, Secrets of the Salt Marsh. Then join us for a guided interpretive walk through the wetlands! Together we will travel along the new elevated walkway, down the salt marsh trail and out onto the dock overlooking Scotch Bonnet Creek. To fully experience the marsh, make sure to wear shoes that can get wet and muddy!

Daily: 11:00am and 2:00pm
Free with admission

Creature Feature and Craft

We will highlight a different live animal or group of animals each day! Get up close with terrapins, fish, crabs, sea stars and urchins, mollusks, horseshoe crabs and the animals of Finding Nemo. After the presentation, create a take-home craft related to that day’s Creature Feature!

Monday and Friday: 12:30pm
Free with admission

Catch ‘o the Day

Get your feet wet (or wear waders!) as you discover what swims in the back bays. Help us drag a seine net through the water to find crabs, shrimp, fish and more. Activity recommended for ages 8 and up. Younger children are welcome to attend and can assist in removing creatures from the net! (This activity is tide dependent and may not occur during low tide).

Wednesday: 12:30pm
Free with admission

Aquarium Feeding

Help us feed the fish and octopus, or just watch them gobble down their food. We will open up feeding three times each week so you can see the turtles chasing minnows and the horseshoe crab gobbling shrimp. (Not all animals are fed every day).

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 12:30pm
Free with admission

Seashell Sundays

Starting a shell collection? Want to know where shells come from? Can’t figure out what you found on the beach? Bring it in and we will tell you all about seashells, how to collect them without harming the environment and feature an assortment of live mollusks and cool artifacts.

Sunday: 12:30pm
Free with admission

Summer hours and activities start June 15, 2015! The Wetlands Institute will be open daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm with special evening hours until 8:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please check our website calendar for programming updates as we transition from spring to summer hours!

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