• Overview

    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.

  • Amenities

    • ADA Compliant
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Restrooms
    Activities
    • Birding
    • Self-guided tours
  • Nearby:

    •  Dining

      • Casey's on Third
        4.3 MI
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      • The Princeton Grill & Bar
        4.4 MI
        609-967-3456 View >
      • Boardwalk Bar & Grill
        5.7 MI
        609-522-2431 View >
      • Blue Water Grille
        5.7 MI
        609-522-0303 View >
      • The Old Grange Restaurant
        9.2 MI
        609-884-0114 View >
      • Black Duck on Sunset
        12.0 MI
        609-898-0100 View >
    •  Lodging

      • Reeds at Shelter Haven
        1.8 MI
        609-368-0100 View >
      • Sun 'N' Sand Motel
        1.8 MI
        609-368-2722 View >
      • Dunes Motel
        1.9 MI
        609-368-4121 View >
      • Seaward Motel
        1.9 MI
        609-368-5900 View >
      • Colonial Lodge
        1.9 MI
        609-368-2202 View >
      • Lark Motel
        1.9 MI
        609-368-2500 View >
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    •  Activities

      • Salt Spa at Reeds
        1.8 MI
        609-368-0100 View >
      • Performing Arts Center of Middle Township
        1.8 MI
        609-463-1924 View >
      • Harbor Square Theatre
        1.8 MI
        609-830-3566 View >
      • Laguna Oaks Golf Course
        1.9 MI
        609-465-4560 View >
      • Stone Harbor Museum
        1.9 MI
        609-368-7500 View >
      • Stone Harbor Downtown
        2.0 MI
        609-368-6101 View >
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