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Summer Happenings

The Wetlands Institute will be open daily from 9:30am-4:30pm with extended evening hours and activities until 7:00pm Tuesday-Thursday from June 21 through September 1!  From September 2 through September 18, we’re open daily from 9:30am-4:30pm. Unless otherwise stated, all activities occur onsite at The Wetlands Institute.  Questions?  Please call The Wetlands Institute at 609-368-1211.

Salt Marsh Safari

Watch our award-winning film, Secrets of the Salt Marsh, then join us for an interpretive walk through the wetlands!  Together we will travel along our 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

During this live animal presentation, get up close and personal with turtles, fish, crabs, sea stars and urchins, mollusks, horseshoe crabs, or the popular animals of Finding Nemo.

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 local marine life! We will open up feeding three times each week so you can see the box turtles munching tomato, the terrapins chasing fiddler crabs and the horseshoe crab gobbling shrimp. Not all animals are fed every day.

Tuesday, Thursday, 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