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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.

2015 Family Education Programs

January

Enjoy half price admission on weekdays in January starting on the 5th!
Does not include January 19th.

Animal Adventures: Pole to Pole

Saturday, January 10th 9:00-10:00am
This series of programs is designed for those who are budding animal lovers. These programs take place on scheduled Saturdays and may feature crafts, games, stories, and live animal visits. For full descriptions, please visit our website.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$10.00 per child per session. Ages 5-10.
You can sign up for multiple weeks.

Celebrate Barnegat Bay

Saturday, January 10th 1:00-4:00pm
Barnegat Bay isn’t only a great place for boating and fishing, but many animals also call it their home. Horseshoe crabs, terrapins, harbor seals, and sharks all inhabit these waters. Learn how you can keep the bay clean for future generations.
All ages. Included with admission.

Junior Keepers

Monday, January 19th 8:00-1:00pm
This program provides students ages 10-16 with the opportunity to experience the aquarium from an employee’s point of view.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$80 per child

Behind the Scenes Tours

Sunday, January 25th 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. $15 Adults. $10 Children.

February

Animal Adventures: Toads of Fun

Saturday, February 7th 9:00-10:00am
This series of programs is designed for those who are budding animal lovers. These programs take place on scheduled Saturdays and may feature crafts, games, stories, and live animal visits. For full descriptions, please visit our website.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$10.00 per child per session. Ages 5-10.
You can sign up for multiple weeks.

Family Date Night

Friday-Sunday, February 13th -15th
Watch our website for details!!!

Junior Keepers

Monday, February 16th 8:00-1:00pm
This program provides students ages 10-16 with the opportunity to experience the aquarium from an employee’s point of view.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$80 per child

Behind the Scenes Tours

Saturday, February 21st 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. $15 Adults. $10 Children.

International Polar Bear Day

Saturday, February 28th All Day
With our partner, Polar Bears International, learn more about polar bears and what we can do in our everyday lives to help these animals who are disappearing.
All ages. Included with admission.

March

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Saturday, March 7th 1:00-5:00pm
Bring your favorite book, and share it during story times with the Cat in the Hat at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:30 pm. Enjoy crafts too!
All ages. Included with admission.

Animal Adventures: Birds, Bees, & Butterflies

Saturday, March 14th 9:00-10:00am
This series of programs is designed for those who are budding animal lovers. These programs take place on scheduled Saturdays and may feature crafts, games, stories, and live animal visits. For full descriptions, please visit our website.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$10.00 per child per session. Ages 5-10.
You can sign up for multiple weeks.

Seal-abration!

Saturday, March 21st 2:00-3:30pm
It is birthday time for our harbor seals, Luseal and Seaquin! Help celebrate with crafts and cake while you watch our seals get a special birthday snack!
Pre-registration is required.
Ages 5 and up. $15 per person

Behind the Scenes Tours

Sunday, March 22nd 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. $15 Adults. $10 Children.

April

Penguin Pointers

Monday, April 6th 9:00-10:30am
Get up close and personal with our famous feathered friends while learning all about these flightless birds! Pre-registration is required.
Ages 5 and up. $15 Adults. $10 Children.

Rise, Shine & Dine

Saturday, April 18th 8:30-10:00
Join us for a light continental breakfast while learning about one of our animals. Afterwards, enjoy the unique opportunity to explore the aquarium before we open!
Pre-registration is required.
$20 Adults, $15 Children

Super Heroes for Planet Earth

Saturday, April 25th 1:00-4:00pm
Super Heroes are everywhere, and you can be a super hero for Mother Earth! Learn some simple actions you can take every day to be her hero. Receive $1.00 off admission if you dress in full costume as your favorite super hero and celebrate Earth Day with us!
All ages. Included with admission

May

Behind the Scenes Tour

Sunday, May 3rd 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. $15 Adults. $10 Children.

Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 10th All Day
All Moms are free with a paid child admission!

Endangered Species Day

Saturday, May 16th 1:00-4:00pm
Why is it important to protect these plants & animals? What can you do to help preserve the future of these species? Activities, games, and chats will explore how you can help.
All ages. Included with admission.

June

Seanet: It’s for the birds!

Tuesdays, June 2nd, 16th & 30th 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.

World Oceans Day

Saturday, June 6th 1:00-4:00pm
Join us for this worldwide celebration of the ocean & explore ways you can help keep it clean every day. Dive demonstrations, activities, and crafts throughout the day.
All ages. Included with admission.

Mermaid Tea Party

Sunday, June 14th 1:30-3:00pm
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.

Father’s Day

Sunday, June 21st All Day
All Dads are free with a paid child admission!

July

Aquarium Explorers Camp

July 7th – August 27th
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. For a full description, please visit our website.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$160 per child per week.
You can sign up for multiple weeks.
Registration begins May 2015.

Junior Keepers

July 6th – August 24th
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. For a full description, please visit our website.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$80 per child per day.
You can sign up for multiple sessions
Registration begins May 2015.

Seanet: It’s for the birds!

Tuesdays July 14th & 28th 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.

Beachcombing

Every Monday in July and 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

There’s More to the Shore!

Every Thursday in July & August 5:30-6:30pm
Join one of our interpreters on the beach and learn something new about the animals that call the Jersey Shore their home. Discover what you can do to keep their home clean.

Jersey Shore’s Ocean Visitors

Saturday, July 11th 1:00-4:00pm
Come see who your neighbors are at the Jersey Shore! Do you know who else enjoys the beach in the summer? The animals! Shorebirds, dolphins, whales, seals, and sharks all call the Jersey Shore their home! Displays, crafts, and talks.
All ages. Included with admission.

August

Check our Facebook page and website for our Week of Sharks schedule!

Aquarium Explorers Camp

July 7th – August 27th
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. For a full description, please visit our website.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$160 per child per week.
You can sign up for multiple weeks.
Registration begins May 2015.

Junior Keepers

July 6th – August 24th
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. For a full description, please visit our website.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$80 per child per day.
You can sign up for multiple sessions
Registration begins May 2015.

Beachcombing

Every Monday in July and 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

There’s More to the Shore!

Every Thursday in July & August 5:30-6:30pm
Join one of our interpreters on the beach and learn something new about the animals that call the Jersey Shore their home. Discover what you can do to keep their home clean.

Seanet: It’s for the birds!

Tuesdays July 11th & 25th 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

Animal Adventures: Prowling the Pines

Saturday, September 12th 9:00-10:00am
This series of programs is designed for those who are budding animal lovers. These programs take place on scheduled Saturdays and may feature crafts, games, stories, and live animal visits. For full descriptions, please visit our website.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$10.00 per child per session. Ages 5-10.
You can sign up for multiple weeks.

Grandparent’s Day

Sunday, September 13th All Day
One Grandparent free with a paid grandchild admission!

Behind the Scenes Tour

Saturday, September 19th 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. $15 Adults. $10 Children.

Tea by the Sea

Thursday, September 24th 2:00pm
Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks while learning about some of our resident animals.
Pre-registration is required.
Ages 55 and up. $9 per person

October

Tea by the Sea

Thursday, October 1st and 15th 2:00pm
Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks while learning about some of our resident animals.
Pre-registration is required.
Ages 55 and up. $9 per person.

Animal Adventures: Going Batty

Saturday, October 3rd 9:00-10:00am
This series of programs is designed for those who are budding animal lovers. These programs take place on scheduled Saturdays and may feature crafts, games, stories, and live animal visits. For full descriptions, please visit our website.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$10.00 per child per session. Ages 5-10.
You can sign up for multiple weeks.

Mermaid Tea Party

Sunday, October 4th 1:30-3:00pm
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.

South African Penguin Festival

Saturday, October 10th 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.

Boo at the Boardwalk: Check our website for “Boo” dates and activities!!!

November

Animal Adventures: Hiding in Plain Sight

Saturday, November 7th 9:00-10:00am
This series of programs is designed for those who are budding animal lovers. These programs take place on scheduled Saturdays and may feature crafts, games, stories, and live animal visits. For full descriptions, please visit our website.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$10.00 per child per session. Ages 5-10.
You can sign up for multiple weeks.

Behind the Scenes Tour

Sunday, November 8th 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. $15 Adults. $10 Children.

Tea by the Sea

Thursday, November 12th 2:00pm
Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks while learning about some of our resident animals.
Pre-registration is required.
Ages 55 and up. $9 per person.

December

Behind the Scenes Tour

Saturday, December 5th 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. $15 Adults. $10 Children.

Animal Adventures: Things that Glow

Saturday, December 12th 9:00-10:00am
This series of programs is designed for those who are budding animal lovers. These programs take place on scheduled Saturdays and may feature crafts, games, stories, and live animal visits. For full descriptions, please visit our website.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$10.00 per child per session. Ages 5-10.
You can sign up for multiple weeks.

Junior Keepers

Monday, December 28th 8:00-1:00pm
This program provides students ages 10 -16 with the opportunity to experience the aquarium from an employee’s point of view.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
$80 per child

Sea of Lights: Check our website for dates and activities!!!

Winter Break Tours

December 28, 29, & 30, 12:00pm
Join us for a free guided tour of the aquarium. Included with general admission. Does not include behind the scenes areas.
Meet at the Front Desk at 11:55am.

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