Explore the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJFounded in 1969 by Herbert Mills, Executive Director of the World Wildlife Fund, the Wetlands Institute is a nonprofit organization promoting appreciation, understanding & stewardship of wetlands and coastal ecosystems through programs in research, education & conservation.
Located in Middle Township near Stone Harbor and historic Cape May, the Wetlands Institute is uniquely housed in a cedar shake building designed to resemble a turn-of-the-century coast guard station.
Situated overlooking 6,000 acres of pristine coastal wetlands, the Institute hosts over 40,000 visitors each year. Here, visitors can learn the exciting facts about life in the salt marsh environment. Throughout the year, many species of birds can be seen from their viewing areas.
As you browse through our website, you will see the many attractions we offer to visitors, as well as the extensive array of educational programs available throughout the year.