Summer Camp Registration

Registration will begin in May of 2020. Please call 732-899-1659 to register. Payment must be made in full at the time of registration.  No refunds.

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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 Only

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

$90 per child / per day
(additional $10.00 to purchase a Junior Keepers t-shirt)

Registration begins May 2020.

Please call 732-899-1659 to register.

Payment must be made in full at time of registration. Non-refundable.

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Aquarium Explorers Camp

The Aquarium Explorers will learn about our different animals and their relatives. From crafts and games to activities and live animal visits, this camp is sure to provide both a fun and educational experience for all who attend. You can even sign up for multiple weeks!

Sneakers are required.

Tuesday through Thursday

July 7 – August 20
9:00am – 1:00pm
Ages 5-10 years old

$175 per child/ per week

Registration begins in May 2020.

Please call 732-899-1659 to register.

Payment must be made in full at time of registration. Non-refundable.

2020 Aquarium Explorers Camp Descriptions

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!

Session 1: July 7 – 9

Flippers, Fur and Fun: Our harbor seals are the stars of the week, but Luseal and Noelani 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 2: July 14 - 16

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 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 – July 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

Bats, Bees and Butterflies: Can you imagine not having flowers, honey or even chocolate? Without pollinators we would not have many of the things we love.  Campers will learn the importance of this special group of creatures and how we can all help them through, activities, games and more.

Session 6: August 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 7: August 18 – 20

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!