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

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2014 Registration

Registration will begin in May of 2014. 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 will assist with various tasks which may include animal enrichment, logging and feeding. Sneakers are required.

Mondays: July 7 – August 25
8:00am – 1:00pm
Ages 11-16 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. Sneakers are required.

Tuesday through Thursday: July 8 – August 28
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!

2014 Aquarium Explorers Camp Descriptions

Session 1: July 8 – 10

Celebrate Sharks: 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 15 – 17

Magnificent Marine Mammals: Our harbor seals are the stars of the week, but Luseal, Seaquin, and Coral 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 3: July 22 – 24

Invertebrate Investigations: 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 4: July 29 – 31

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

Session 5: August 5 – 7

Celebrate Sharks!: 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 12 – 14

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 7: August 19 – 21

Rockin’ Reptiles & Amazing Amphibians: 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 26 – 28

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

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