Marine Mammal Stranding Center
PO Box 773
3625 Brigantine Blvd.
Brigantine, NJ 08203
(609) 266-0538 • 266-6300 Fax

Places Nearby:
Discovery Seashell Museum
Warren E. Fox Nature Center
Noyes Museum
Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge
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When the Marine Mammal Stranding Center was established in 1978 there were nineteen reported strandings in the State of New Jersey. Just fifteen years later the Center responded to 123. From its small base in Brigantine, the Center and its volunteers have come to the aid of more than 1,000 stranded whales, dolphins, seals, and sea turtles. Whenever possible the animals are brought back to the Center for rehabilitation and eventually released.

First and foremost the Center is a refuge and hospital for marine mammals, part of a network that extends along the Atlantic coastline from Maine to Virginia. It is a membership organization that invites public participation in tracking dolphins and rescuing these and other animals when in trouble.

Visitors are welcome to the Sea Life Museum, a small education facility which includes hands-on exhibits and from time to time offers marine ecology-based educational programs. Call for details.

School Groups can also tour the facility and participate in a program. Teachers should call to discuss their specific needs with Center staff.

Hours: Open Saturday, 10am to 2pm.

Admission: Donation. Education Programs for individual children cost about $5 - $25.00, depending on program.

Groups: Call for rates on Group Programs.

Group Reservations: About 4 weeks in advance for Group Programs.

Lunch: Nearby restaurants.

Handicapped Access: Partial.

Directions: Atlantic City Expwy. into Atlantic City. Follow signs for Trump Castle and State Marina. Take Brigantine Blvd. Bridge (between Harrah's and Trump). Center is 2 miles from top of bridge on left, 100 yards before Lighthouse Circle. 60 - 90 minutes from Philadelphia.

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