Family-friendly, Free Nature Programs at Cape May National Wildlife Refuge


From Deer & Birds To Crabs & Clams: Creatures of the Beach & Dunes
Thursday, August 22 at 10 a.m.

Ever wonder… what creatures live on the wild beach and dunes of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge? Mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, crabs, and clams are among the many species that live here. Find out more about them by participating in the Friends of Cape May NWR’s Creatures of the Beach & Dune event at the Two Mile Beach unit. The program will start with a lecture and slide show in the Visitor Contact Station, then we’ll hike through the dunes to the beach and wee how many of these wonderful animals we can find. This special program will be led by Dr. Ralph Boerner. Register now for this free program, which is limited to 20 participants by emailing The program is suitable for families with children. Meet in the Visitor Contact Station, 12001 Pacific Ave (Ocean Drive) in Wildwood Crest. Dress for the weather. You are encouraged to bring bug spray, sunscreen and water.


Free Family Nature Walk
Saturday, August 24 at 9 a.m.

Friends of Cape May NWR are continuing their fun, free, family-friendly bird walks all summer long at 2-Mile Beach in Wildwood Crest. Look for the Free Bird walk sign where Pacific Avenue turns into Ocean Drive, on the east side of the street. Meet at the 2-Mile Visitor Center Parking Lot (just north of the gate for the former Coast Guard base).  Explore this hidden gem of undeveloped barrier island ocean beach, and learn about the amazing birds with loaner binoculars and a spotting scope.  Families with children are welcome!


Cape May National Wildlife Refuge – Two Mile Beach Unit
12001 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260