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Nature Center of Cape May

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1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-4006
+1 609-898-8848
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Small but Educational

Nice little nature center with very knowledgeable staff. Got lucky to catch snake feeding which is... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
GregM_VA
via mobile
Took a fun and interesting class on gardening

I can't do a full review because the Nature Center was not officially open when we came, though we... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Anthony T
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Glassboro, New Jersey
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Located on the Harbor in Cape May City, this learning center and exhibit aquaria is dedicated to providing environmental education for people of all ages.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-4006
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+1 609-898-8848
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Nice little nature center with very knowledgeable staff. Got lucky to catch snake feeding which is only on fridays and they were hungry.

Thank GregM_VA
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

I can't do a full review because the Nature Center was not officially open when we came, though we did have a good time. My wife is a gardener and she wanted to take a class that was advertised in "This Week in Cape May"...More

2  Thank Anthony T
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Currently showing a video on the life of Monarch butterflies which was much more detailed than anything else I have seen. Exhibits and identification of various birds and sea life local to the area.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

If you have kids, you have to go here!! It's a true hidden gem. The downstairs is a shop with a fun play area for small kids. Upstairs, there is an amazing educational area. The worker let the kids touch the snakes and was full...More

1  Thank Bethany H
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

As a lover of all animals, creatures, etc... I left the "Nature Center" feeling incredibly sad that the critters that lived here had such poor habitats. Tiny with zero stimulation. I would never go back. I can only hope that in the years to come,...More

Thank Pibbles3
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

There are lots of events here and great for the kids. They recommend kayaking trips through a local outfitter. A great way to explore the marshland in a peaceful setting. There is also a dolphin kayaking tour where you can get up close and personal...More

Thank Lynn Z
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The center has families with children programs, camps for just kids, and numerous exhibits for all ages. The second story decks are great for viewing the harbor and its wildlife including an osprey nest visible through available binoculars. The aquaria and the nature nook have...More

Thank Meg M
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Right next to Lighthouse in Cape May. The nature hikes are something we do with every visit. Last time we had a doe and fawn walk right in front of us and were three feet from a heron. Lots of swans and other bird wildlife.

2  Thank BillREvans
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Staff is great, the place is immaculate and the kids thoroughly enjoy the buildings in the back. We arrived to late for the tour but we have done it on a previous vacation.

Thank Erik M
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

I loved this nature center. I work at one in St. Louis, and I know this one is exceptional. Lots of marine exhibits, friendly staff, a good nature shop, and even a close-up view of an active osprey nest.

Thank Elizabeth C
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Keila I
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Response from jshelley13 | Reviewed this property |
no fee and they often have family friendly activities planned
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sarauk76
29 March 2015|
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Response from rockout | Reviewed this property |
There is free on street parking. There is also a small unpaved lot. Parking should be a non issue.
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