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Lend a Helping Hand

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

Bring the Wetlands Home

Take a virtual tour, check out our at-home activities, and visit some of our aquarium creatures.

Shop Easy. Shop Local. Shop Fun.

Nature-themed gifts and books, unique jewelry, original artwork, and more. Visit our Tidepool Shop in person or online.

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 15, 2022 and continue until the end of the Spring Semester on May 18, 2023.

Recent News

Army Corps issues advisory for New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway dredging

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 15, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has issued an advisory regarding ongoing dredging along the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway. The Army Corps’ contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company is conducting dredging in the...

Reimagining Remote Learning With The Wetlands Institute

Stone Harbor, NJ – On September 17, The Wetlands Institute kicks off the 2020-2021 season of its Nature Education for Homeschool Students and Teachers (NEHST) program. For nearly two decades, The Wetlands Institute has provided homeschoolers with engaging learning...

Rediscovering Summer at The Wetlands Institute

Stone Harbor, NJ – For the summer of 2020, The Wetlands Institute launched an exciting new nature discovery experience – the Summer Nature Program Adventure Chest. An adaptation of its popular and much-loved Summer Nature Program, the once-weekly Adventure Chests...

A message to our friends

Dear Friends; Like you, we are all just beginning to find our footing in this uncertain time. The Wetlands Institute Board of Directors and Staff hope that you and everyone in your family are staying healthy and well during this unprecedented situation in our lives....

Army Corps and partners launch Seven Mile Island Living Lab

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced the launch of the Seven Mile Island Living Laboratory, an initiative designed to advance and improve dredging and marsh restoration techniques in coastal New Jersey through innovative research, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and practical application. This project combines the expertise of the Army Corps, The Wetlands Institute, The Nature Conservancy and other partners.

Celebrating 50 Years of Research, Conservation and Education

Stone Harbor, NJ - On February 17, 2019, The Wetlands Institute is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its founding. The non-profit organization has a mission to preserve, protect and steward wetlands and coastal ecosystems and fulfills its mission through programs in...

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 $25 and provide free admission to the Institute, a 10% discount at our Tidepool Shop, and discounted rates on most special events and programs.