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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.

Animal Encounters

Ever want to waddle with a penguin?  Ever want to take part in a shark feeding? Ever want to be up close with a sea turtle?  Then call or email us to book a once in a lifetime experience! Reservations must be booked 2 weeks in advance Call (732) 899-1659 or email education@jenkinsons.com to book.

Lunch with a Keeper

Enjoy pizza and a drink with one of our animal keepers. Find out what it takes to take care of our penguins, parrots, seal or reptiles followed by a behind the scenes tour of the animal’s area. Must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. Ages 6 and up. $30 per person $50 per adult/child pair. Aquarium admission included.

2018 Program Guide

 

January

Enjoy half price admission on weekdays in January starting on the 2nd! Does not include January 15th.

 

Saturday, January 6th 8:30-10:00am

Breakfast with the Animals

Start your day with our keepers and some of our ambassador animals too! Registrants receive special early entry to the aquarium, a continental breakfast, and time to ask questions and talk about the animals. Pre-registration is required. $35 per adult/child pair $15 each additional child $20 each additional adult

 

Monday, January 15th 8:00am-1:00pm

Junior Keepers

This program provides students with the opportunity to experience the aquarium from an employee’s point of view.

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

Ages 10-16 only. $80 per child

 

Sunday, January 21st 9:30-11:00am

Behind the Scenes Tours

Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our aquarium while you tour the building.

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

Ages 5 and up only. $17 Adults $11 Children

 

February

Saturday, February 3rd 9:30-11:00am

Behind the Scenes Tours

Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our aquarium while you tour the building.

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

Ages 5 and up only. $17 Adults $11 Children

 

Friday-Saturday, February 9th and 10th

Family Date Night

Watch our website for details!!!

Monday, February 19th 8:00am-1:00pm

Junior Keepers

This program provides students with the opportunity to experience the aquarium from an employee’s point of view.

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

Ages 10-16 only. $80 per child

 

Saturday, February 24th All Day

International Polar Bear Day

With our partner, Polar Bears International, learn more about polar bears and what we can do in our everyday lives to help these disappearing animals. Included with admission.

 

March

Friday, March 2nd 2:00-5:00pm

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

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! Included with admission.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, March 16thth 6:00-7:30pm

Pizza and Penguins!

Your favorite flightless bird will make a special dinnertime appearance while you enjoy pizza and drinks! Learn all about them, ask their keepers questions, and meet Perky the Penguin too! Pre-registration is required.

All ages! $20 Adults $15 Children

 

Saturday, March 24th 1:00-4:00pm

International Day of the Seal

In 1982 the U.S. Congress set aside this day to highlight the plight of seals worldwide. Join us in learning about these wonderful animals through keeper chats, crafts, and activities. Included with admission.

 

April

Monday, April 2nd 9-10:30am

Penguin Pointers

Get up close and personal with our famous feathered friends while learning about them and their wild cousins. Pre-registration is required.

Ages 5 and up only. $17 Adults $12 Children

 

Sunday, April 8th 9:30-11:00am

Behind the Scenes Tour

Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our aquarium while you tour the building.

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

Ages 5 and up only. $17 Adults $11 Children

 

Sunday, April 15th 1:30-3:00pm

Mermaid Tea Party

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 only.

$30 per adult/child pair $15 each additional child $20 each additional adult

 

Thursday, April 19th 2pm

Tea by the Sea

Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks while enjoying a visit from some of our ambassador animals and keepers.

For ages 55 and up only.

Pre-registration is required.

$12 per person.

 

Saturday, April 21st 1:00-4:00pm

Earth Day Celebration

On the first Earth Day in 1970, 22 million Americans celebrated clean air, land, and water.

The battle to keep the planet healthy and thriving continues. Join us to find out how you can help. There will be activities, crafts, and keeper chats. Included with admission.

 

Wednesday, April 25th 2:00-5:00pm

World Penguin Day

This day to celebrate all penguin species is timed to coincide with the annual northward march to the sea of Antarctic penguins. Come learn all about the world’s 18 species of penguins through crafts, activities, and keeper chats. Included with admission.

 

 

 

 

May

Saturday May 5th 1:00-4:00pm

Salamander Saturday

Join us for a celebration of these fabulous creatures! Come find out what they are, where they are, the threats they face, and how you can help them! There will be keeper chats, crafts, and more! Included with admission

Sunday, May 6th 9:30-11:00am

Behind the Scenes Tour

Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our aquarium while you tour the building.

Pre-registration & sneakers are required. Ages 5 and up only. $17 Adults $11 Children

 

Saturday, May 12th 1:00-4:00pm

International Migratory Bird Day

Today focuses on one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird – its journey between its summer and winter homes. Join us for crafts and activities that celebrate this amazing feat! Included with admission.

 

Sunday, May 13th All Day

Mother’s Day

All Moms are free with a paid child admission!

 

Saturday, May 19th 1:00-4:00pm

SAFE: Saving Species from Extinction

We are celebrating Endangered Species Day with activities, games, and keeper chats that will explore how we can all help ensure that wildlife and wild places are here for future generations.

Included with admission.

 

June

Saturday, June 9th 1:00-4:00pm

World Oceans Day

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.

Included with admission.

 

Sunday, June 17th All Day

Father’s Day

All Dads are free with a paid child admission!

 

July

Saturday, July 7th 12:00-4:00pm

Princesses and Pirates

Today come dressed as a princess or a pirate! Whether you are royalty or a scallywag you can enjoy a quest for treasure, crafts, tattoo station, games, and more. Included with admission.

 

Saturday, July 14th 1:00-4:00pm

Shark Awareness Day

Sharks are incredible, adept predators of the ocean realm, and they are not our enemies. Today is the time to bust some myths about these awesome animals. Included with admission.

 

 

 

 

August

Saturday, August 4th 1:00-4:00pm

International Owl Awareness Day

Join us for this annual celebration of all things owl! There will be activities, crafts, and keeper chats. Included with admission.

 

 

September

Saturday, September 15th 9:30-11:00am

Behind the Scenes Tour

Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our aquarium while you tour the building.

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

Ages 5 and up only. $17 Adults $11 Children

 

Thursday, September 20th  2pm

Tea by the Sea

Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks while enjoying a visit from some of our ambassador animals and keepers.

For ages 55 and up only.

Pre-registration is required.

$12 per person.

 

 

 

October

 

Saturday, October 6th 1:00-4:00pm

Cephalopod Awareness Day

Octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and more! Today we are celebrating and sharing how fascinating and incredible they are! Join us in learning about these wonderful animals through keeper chats, crafts, and activities. Included with admission.

 

Sunday, October 14th 1:30-3:00pm

Mermaid Tea Party

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 only. $30 per adult/child pair $15 each additional child $20 each additional adult

 

Thursday, October 18th 2pm

Tea by the Sea

Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks while enjoying a visit from some of our ambassador animals and keepers.

For ages 55 and up only.

Pre-registration is required.

$12 per person.

 

Saturday, October 20th 1:00-4:00pm

International Sawfish Day

We are celebrating the importance of sawfish and raising awareness about the risk of their extinction. Join us for activities, crafts, and educational displays. Included with admission.

 

 

 

November

Saturday, November 3rd 9:30-11:00am

Behind the Scenes Tour

Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our aquarium while you tour the building.

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

Ages 5 and up only. $17 Adults $11 Children

 

Thursday, November 15th 2pm

Tea by the Sea

Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks while enjoying a visit from some of our ambassador animals and keepers.

For ages 55 and up only.

Pre-registration is required.

$12 per person.

 

 

December

Sunday, December 2nd 9:30-11:00am

Behind the Scenes Tour

Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our aquarium while you tour the building.

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

Ages 5 and up only. $17 Adults $11 Children

 

Friday, December 28th 8:00am-1:00pm

Junior Keepers

This program provides students with the opportunity to experience the aquarium from an employee’s point of view.

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

Ages 10-16 only. $80 per child

 

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