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 pollinators. Most of the plants are labeled for your information.
We are open weekends throughout the Fall and Winter for self-guided tours of all the Institute’s facilities. In the Spring and Summer, we offer naturalist-led programs including 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.
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.
- Tidepool Museum Shop specializing in nature books, gifts and clothing.
- Elevated Marsh Walkway
- Marshview Hall
- Diller Coastal Exhibit Building
- Salt Marsh Trail (take an interactive tour!)
- Observation Tower
Bike racks, picnic and rest areas. Free parking Public Building Handicap Accessible.
From Philadelphia: Atlantic City Expressway to Exit 7 South (Garden State Parkway). Parkway South to Exit #10 for Stone Harbor. Turn left on Stone Harbor Blvd. The Institute is 2.5 miles on right. From North Jersey: Garden State Parkway south to Exit #10 for Stone Harbor. Turn left on Stone Harbor Blvd. The Institute is 2.5 miles on right. 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 #10 for Stone Harbor. Turn left on Stone Harbor Blvd. The Institute is 2.5 miles on right.