The Nature Center’s mission focuses in providing quality environmental education experiences, encouraging stewardship of the harbor area and other natural areas, and promoting volunteerism as a rewarding means of community involvement and service.
The Nature Center of Cape May was founded in 1992, with the twin goals of creating a responsible stewardship program for open space surrounding Cape May Harbor and providing environmental education for people of all ages. The Center’s focus on “hands-on” activities reflects a philosophy of personal responsibility for education.
Adopted by the New Jersey Audubon Society in 1995, the Nature Center of Cape May is one of nine staffed nature centers throughout the state. The environmental education campus, located on the shores of beautiful Cape May Harbor in Cape May, includes the Trucksess Welcome Center, a three-story observation tower, indoor observation lounge, three classrooms, exhibit aquaria, a small gift shop, and multiple themed display gardens. The harbor and adjacent area provide natural classrooms that are used in the center’s programs. In addition, the nature center is close to a diversity of habitats, which are easily incorporated into its programs.
The nature center offers a full schedule of natural history programs for the general public throughout the year. A wide variety of group educational programs are available as well, either at the Nature Center of Cape May or at alternate sites such as outdoor habitats, schools, or clubs.
April 16 – May 31, 2018
DAILY 10:00am – 4:00pm
Closed for Memorial Day, May 28
June 1 – October 31, 2018
MON – SAT. 9 am – 5 pm;
Sundays 10:00am – 4:00pm
Nov. 1, 2017- Apr. 15, 2018
Closed except for special programs
Center upcoming events
Things To Do
- Paddle Boarding
- Boat trips
- Exhibit gallery from local artists
- Nature store
- Second story viewing deck
- Third story viewing tower
Nature Center Summer Camp 2018 Online Registration is Open!
We look forward to sharing the wonders of nature with your child/children this summer. NJ Audubon has a long history of connecting children of all ages with nature by exploring, discovering and enjoying our harbor, fields, oceans and beach. Our staff is committed to guiding your child in outdoor adventures that foster a deeper connection with the natural world and that are engaging, fun and informative. Our summer education team is highly trained, and we provide additional educators and interns to maintain optimal teacher-child ratios.
We offer camps for Pre-K through teens. Please note that 3-year-olds must have reached their third birthday before the date they are attending. They must be potty-trained.
NEW THIS YEAR:
We are using a new on-line registration program. Our camps are designed around a complete week of lessons and activities. Some of the camps such as the Adventure Camps are only offered as a full week option. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOUR CHILD PARTICIPATE IN A FULL WEEK OF ANY CAMP SESSION OFFERED. We do know that in some cases attending a full week is not possible for your child so a daily alternative is available with our Discovery Kids camps where you may select which days to attend.
For any questions about registration, please contact Chris Hansen, at email@example.com or call 609-427-3045
We will have lectures in the classroom and time in the field to learn different tricks and techniques to turn tiny stretches of terrain into premium garden space.
This club will help anyone develop a green thumb and is the perfect way to grow your nature knowledge and stewardship towards our planet.
Call today to reserve your spot!
Staff & Personnel
Nature Store Associate/Administrative Assistant
Fred Beyer, Paige Cunningham, Evelyn Lovitz, Margeaux Maerz, Hal Miller, Pat Sutton, Betty Jean Webersinn and Phil Zimmerman.
Public Relations Volunteer
Administrative Assistant Volunteer
1600 Delaware Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204