Every visit begins with Marion's gardens, award winning gardens which surround the parking lot and line the walkway to the main building. You will pass hundreds of native plants, each chosen to attract pollinators. Most of the plants are labeled for your information.
We are open weekends throughout the Fall and Winter for self-guided tours of all the Institute's facilities. In the Spring and Summer, we offer naturalist-led programs including back bay boat rides, paddleboarding, kayaking, live animal interactions, family entertainment and guided beach & dune walks. Visit our events section for more information on schedules.
Facility Features: Tidepool Museum Shop specializing in nature books, gifts and clothing. Elevated Marsh Walkway, Dock, Marshview Hall, Diller Coastal Exhibit, Terrapin Station, Aquarium, Salt Marsh Trail, Observation Tower, Bike racks, picnic and rest areas.
Free parking; building handicap accessible.