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Delaware Bay Museum


November 1 – March 30, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 – 3:00.

April 1 – October 31, Tuesday-Sunday, 11 – 4:00. 

** Closed November 24 & 25, December 24 & 25 and January 1 **

Closed major holidays and during inclement weather
Admission:  Free but donations are encouraged (recommended donation $5 per visitor).
Accessibility: Designated car and van parking, restroom,  ramps, flat surfaces and an elevator to the second floor.
School groups: Welcomed! We offer a variety of educational programs.

Situated on the Maurice River and surrounded by wetlands in Historic Bivalve, New Jersey, the Delaware Bay Museum and Folklife Center invites you to explore our facility in the Oyster Shipping Sheds & Wharves.  (click here to learn more about the Sheds’ history and significance)

Begin your visit in the main entrance where a museum volunteer or staff member will help acquaint you to the museum and campus.

What to see:
• Step back in time and immerse yourself in the heyday of the oyster industry in the 1920s
• View our orientation film to understand how and why the building was built
• Use iPad kiosks to hear stories from people who were there
• Check out exhibits with original artifacts and fun interactive activities and labels designed for children and adults
• Enjoy spending time at our waterfront campus


  • Two new exhibits opened in 2016 – Play on the Bayshore, an exhibit about recreation on the bay and the CASHIER’s pilothouse, an interactive exhibit about life on the oyster boats.

Delaware Bay Watermen’s Memorial:

Learn more about the Delaware Bay Watermen’s Memorial by clicking on the logo below.  This is an exiting initiative between BCB, the Port Norris Historical Society and the McBride Family Oyster Enterprise

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