If you plan on visiting with your family, the Cape May Nature Center, part of New Jersey Audubon, would be a great place to visit. In addition to their standard goals of protecting wildlife sanctuaries and researching the flora and fauna of New Jersey, the Center tries to promote a hands-on learning experience through a variety of different activities.
A few of these, held at different times throughout the spring and summer, include gardening workshops, tour boat trips to the nearby costal wetlands, birding activities, biking tours and nighttime visits to the beach to look for crabs. Other educational programs for participants up through the college level are also organized by the Center and held at other outdoor habitats and meeting places.
These tours are often organized to take place out in the wild, but the Center’s building is also worth a visit: it has exhibits, aquariums with live inhabitants and a third-floor observation deck—still open during winter months when other activities may have slowed—that provides a complete view of the surrounding area.
If you enjoy your visit to the Cape May Nature Center, you might also consider visiting one of the Cape May Bird Observatories, also part of New Jersey Audubon.
Be sure to reserve your stay at out Cape May bed and breakfast for your Cape May getaway.