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Spring Happenings

The Wetlands Institute will be open daily starting May 24, 2021! Unless otherwise stated, all activities are free with admission and occur onsite at The Wetlands Institute. Questions? Please call The Wetlands Institute at 609-368-1211. Please note:  Summer hours and activities start June 21, 2021. The Wetlands Institute will be open daily from 9:30am – 4:30pm with special evening hours until 7:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please check our website calendar for programming updates as we transition from spring to summer hours! 

Salt Marsh Safari

Watch our award-winning film, Secrets of the Salt Marsh, then join us outside for a brief presentation before enjoying a self-guided interpretive walk through the wetlands. Travel along the elevated walkway, down the salt marsh trail and out onto the dock overlooking Scotch Bonnet Creek.

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

Creature Feature

Watch our Virtual Creature Feature online and then pop in for a visit to get up close and personal with a host of live animals including turtles, crabs, mollusks, horseshoe crabs, or the popular animals of Finding Nemo.

Monday and Friday:  12:30pm
Free with admission

Catch o’ the Day

Before you come, learn all you can from our Aquarist at our Virtual Bitmoji Aquarium Teaching and Watch Tank, and then discover what’s swimming in the backbay that day as our educators get their feet wet as they drag seine or dip nets through the water to find crabs, shrimp, fish and more.

Wednesday:  12:30 pm
Free with admission

Aquarium Feeding

Watch our Virtual Aquarium Feeding and then head on over to see the animals eat live in person. We will open up feeding time so you can see the box turtles munching tomato, the terrapins chasing fiddler crabs, and the horseshoe crab gobbling shrimp.

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

Seashell Sunday

Seashells at the seashore! Join us to learn all about seashells, how to collect them without harming the environment, and touch an assortment of live mollusks and cool artifacts.

Sunday:  12:30pm
Free with admission