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The harbor seal exhibit is currently closed for maintenance.

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2015 Registration

Registration will begin in May of 2015. Please call 732-899-1659 to register. Payment must be made in full at the time of registration.

Junior Keepers

A great program for future marine biologists! Junior Keepers provides the opportunity to experience the aquarium from an employee’s point of view. Campers may assist with various tasks around the aquarium including animal enrichment, logging and feeding. You can even sign up for multiple sessions! Sneakers are required.

Mondays: July 6 – August 24
8:00am – 1:00pm
Ages 10-16 years old

$80 per child / per day (additional $10.00 to purchase a Junior Keepers t-shirt)

Aquarium Explorers Camp

Our Aquarium Explorers will learn about the different animals at the aquarium and their relatives. From crafts & games to activities & live animal visits, this camp is sure to provide both a fun & educational experience for all who attend. Themes vary each week. You can even sign up for multiple sessions! Sneakers are required.

Tuesday through Thursday: July 7 – August 27
9:00am – 1:00pm
Ages 5-10 years old

$160 per child/ per week

* All Descriptions listed below include a tour of the aquarium (including behind the scenes), a private touch tank demonstration, watching a seal feeding and the opportunity to feed some of our fish and invertebrates!

2015 Aquarium Explorers Camp Descriptions

Session 1: July 7 – 9

Shark Shenanigans: Become a Sharkspert! During this exciting week about all things sharks, children will learn about many species of sharks and their special adaptations for survival. They will explore these amazing creatures and their relationships with other animals, including us.

Session 2: July 14 – 16

Penguins to Polar Bears: Are penguins and polar bears friends, enemies or neither? Come explore the North and South poles, and learn how the animals that live there have adapted to survive in these harsh environments.

Session 3: July 21 – 23

Rainforest Adventure: Journey down a jungle river, as we explore the tropical rainforest. Talk to our colorful parrots, pet a Madagascar hissing cockroach and create enrichment toys for our monkeys, all while discovering why the rainforest is so important to our planet.

Session 4: July 28 – 30

Tube Feet to Tentacles: Sea stars, urchins, snails, and crabs, oh my! We will take a field trip to the beach this week to see what animals the children can find here at the Jersey Shore. We will also look at the sand and shells and compare them to other coastal ecosystems. Your child will be an invert expert.

Session 5: August 4 – 6

Shark Shenanigans: Become a Sharkspert! During this exciting week about all things sharks, children will learn about many species of sharks and their special adaptations for survival. They will explore these amazing creatures and their relationships with other animals, including us.

Session 6: August 11 – 13

Flippers, Fur and Fun: Our harbor seals are the stars of the week, but Luseal & Seaquin will share the limelight with other mammals of the sea. Children will explore where these mammals live, their characteristics, and what is being done to protect them.

Session 7: August 18– 20

Scutes, Scales, and Tadpole Tails: What are the difference between reptiles and amphibians? Are reptiles slimy? Do toads transmit warts? This week camp will explore their lifestyles, habitats, and biology. Children will learn why providing the right habitat for these animals helps us too!

Session 8: August 25 – 27

It’s a Penguin Party!: Meet our famous African penguins. There are 18 different kinds of penguins and your kids will learn them all! They will watch a penguin feeding and discover what it takes to care for this endangered species.

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