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As of Dec 1st, the harbor seal exhibit will be closed for maintenance.

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Family Fun Learning Environment

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Call (732) 899-1659. Workshop price includes all day Aquarium admission on the day of the workshop. Workshops for children ages 5 & up unless otherwise noted. Workshops are subject to cancellation.

2014 Family Education Programs

June

Seanet: It’s for the birds!

Tuesdays, June 4th and 18th 8:00-9:30am
Walk the beach with our staff while helping them monitor local shorebird populations. Meet in front of the Aquarium at 8:00am sharp. Weather dependent. Ages 9 and up.

Our Oceans: Greening our Future

Saturday, June 8th 1:00-4:00pm
Celebrate our blue planet! Did you know that a staggering 8 million items of marine litter are thought to enter the world’s oceans every day!
Activities, games, and crafts are included with admission for a fun filled learning experience about the deep blue! All ages.

Father’s Day

Sunday, June 16th All Day
All Dads are free with a paid child admission!

Mermaid Tea Party

Sunday, June 29th 1:30-3pm
It’s your classic tea party with an undersea twist! Enjoy snacks and “tea,” make a craft, and more! Dress in your best mermaid outfit and join us for a magical afternoon.
Pre-registration is required.
Ages 4-10. $15 per person.

July

Summer Camps: Aquarium Explorers Camp

July 8th – August 28th
Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00-1:00pm
Created for mini-marine biologists
ages 5-10. Aquarium Explorers camp will provide children with the chance to learn about aquarium inhabitants through crafts, games, and live animal visits! There will be a different theme each week. This camp is sure to provide  both a fun and educational experience for all who attend!
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$160 per child per week.
You can sign up for multiple weeks.
Registration begins May 2014.

Junior Keepers

July 7th – August 25th
Mondays, 8:00-1:00pm
This program provides children ages 10-16 with the opportunity to experience the aquarium from an employee’s point of view. Campers will assist with various tasks around the aquarium which may include animal enrichment, logging, and feeding.  You can even sign up for multiple sessions!
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$80 per child per day.
You can sign up for multiple sessions
Registration begins May 2014.

Beachcombing

Every Monday July
6:00-6:45pm
Explore the shore with our staff during this free program and see what you can find! Weather permitting. All ages.

Seanet: It’s for the birds!

Tuesdays July 1st, 15th, and 29th 8:00-9:30am

Walk the beach with our staff while helping them monitor local shorebird populations. Meet in front of the Aquarium at 8:00am sharp. Weather dependent. Ages 9 and up.

Coral Reefs: The Rainforests of the Ocean

Saturday, July 12th 1:00-4:00pm                                                                                                                               Coral Reefs provide us with many things we take for granted every day. Through games, activities, and crafts, learn about the animals that call the reefs home.

All ages. Included with admission.

August

Aquarium Explorers Camp

July 8th – August 28th
Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00-1:00pm
Created for mini-marine biologists
ages 5-10. Aquarium Explorers camp will provide children with the chance to learn about aquarium inhabitants through crafts, games, and live animal visits! There will be a different theme each week. This camp is sure to provide  both a fun and educational experience for all who attend!
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$160 per child per week.
You can sign up for multiple weeks.
Registration begins May 2014.

Junior Keepers

July 7th – August 25th
Mondays, 8:00-1:00pm
This program provides children ages 10-16 with the opportunity to experience the aquarium from an employee’s point of view. Campers will assist with various tasks around the aquarium which may include animal enrichment, logging, and feeding.  You can even sign up for multiple sessions!
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$80 per child per day.
You can sign up for multiple sessions
Registration begins May 2014.

Beachcombing

Every Monday August
6:00-6:45pm
Explore the shore with our staff during this free program and see what you can find! Weather permitting. All ages.

Seanet: It’s for the birds!

Tuesdays August 12 and 26, 8:00-9:30am
Walk the beach with our staff while helping them monitor local shorebird populations. Meet in front of the Aquarium at 8:00am sharp. Weather dependent. Ages 9 and up.

September

Grandparent’s Day

Sunday, September 7th All Day
One Grandparent free with a paid grandchild admission!

Behind the Scenes Tour

Saturday, September 13th 9:30-11:00am
Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our aquarium while you tour the building from top to bottom!
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
Ages 5 and up only. $14 Adults. $10 Children.

Tea by the Sea

Thursday, September 18th 2:00pm
Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks while learning about some of our resident animals.
Pre-registration is required.
Ages 55 and up. $8 per person.

October

Tea by the Sea

Thursday, October 2nd and 16th 2:00pm
Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks while learning about some of our resident animals.
Pre-registration is required.
Ages 55 and up. $8 per person.

Pirate Plunder – Arrrgh!

Sunday, October 5th 1:30-3:00pm                                                                                                                                   For those young scallywags who enjoy pirate adventures.  Enjoy snacks and “grog,” make a craft, and more! Dress in your best pirate garb and join us for some swashbuckling! Pre-registration is required.Ages 4-8. $15 per person.

South African Penguin Festival

Saturday, October 11th 1:00-4:00pm
Join the penguin party to celebrate our partner in conservation, the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB).
All ages. Included with admission.

November

Behind the Scenes Tour

Sunday, November 9th 9:30-11:00am
Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our aquarium while you tour the building from top to bottom!
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
Ages 5 and up only. $14 Adults. $10 Children.

Tea by the Sea

Thursday, November 13th 2:00pm
Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks while learning about some of our resident animals.
Pre-registration is required.
Ages 55 and up. $8 per person.

December

Behind the Scenes Tour

Saturday, December 6th 9:30-11:00am
Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our aquarium while you tour the building from top to bottom!
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
Ages 5 and up only. $14 Adults. $10 Children.

Toddler Make and Take

Monday, December 8th 9:30-10:30am
Make marine life crafts, listen to a story, and learn about some of our animals. This program is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult.

Junior Keepers

Monday, December 29th 8:00-1:00pm.
This program provides students ages 11-16 with the opportunity to experience the aquarium from an employee’s point of view. Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$80 per child

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