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2017 Registration

Registration will begin in May of 2017. 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 10 – August 28
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 11 – August 24
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!

2017 Aquarium Explorers Camp Descriptions

Session 1: July 11 – 13

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 18-20

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.

Session 3: July 25 – 27

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 4: August 1 – 3

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 5: August 8 – 10

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 6: August 15 – 17

Flippers, Fur and Fun: Our harbor seal is the star of the week, but Luseal 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 22 – 24

P.O.P! Parrots, Owls, Penguins! : Join us as we explore these 3 diverse species of bird! Find out what makes them so different from each other and the increasing importance of preserving their habitats!