Touch Tank

You’re invited to get up close with some of the more familiar creatures found in our ocean.


Our touch tank pool allows guests to gently touch marine animals such as sea stars, sea urchins, whelks, horseshoe crabs, and stingrays. These animals live in a variety of habitats and have developed many ways to survive the waves and predators. Staff members are on hand to assist and teach you about these incredible animals. Fun Fact: Did you know that New Jersey designated the knobbed whelk, as the official state shell in 1995?