Immerse Yourself in an Epic Journey

Grab a front-row seat for the spring shorebird migration and spawning of the horseshoe crabs, and enjoy a variety of interactive activities.

Weekend Science

From now through mid-May, join us for science at the Institute. Each weekend we present a new Science Feature, and every month there’s a new Seasonal Science topic to explore.

Lend a Helping Hand

Memberships connect you with the wetlands and help sustain our lifesaving work. Become a member or renew today.

Calendar of programs and events

Program Calendar

There is always something exciting happening at The Wetlands Institute. Our Events Calendar lists the important details, so take a look and join us for an adventure in exploration and discovery.


Summer Nature Program


Our symbolic animal adoption programs are an ideal way to show your support for our coastal environment and all the creatures who depend on it. Donations are used to fund our critical research and conservation work at the Institute.

Summer Nature Program

Homeschool Programs

Join us on the third Thursday of every month for a 3 hour interactive lesson. Lessons begin with the Autumn Semester on September 21, 2023 and continue until the end of the Spring Semester on May 16, 2024.

Your Support Matters

When you support us with a gift, you become a part of the crucial work being done at The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ.  Your gift – no matter the size – will help us to continue to work to safeguard the well-being of our fragile ecosystems, and reconnect people to the wonders of the natural world.

Join our Member Community!

Our members are the foundation of The Wetlands Institute and make it possible for us to continue contributing leading-edge advances in the environmental arena. When you purchase a Membership to The Wetlands Institute, you not only support our mission but you also allow us to advance our impactful research, conservation and education work.

Annual memberships start at $40 and provide free admission to the Institute, a 10% discount on most items in our Tidepool Shop, and discounted rates to select special events and programs.