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Fish biology: Fast, fancy, frightening and fun.

Dec 12, 2020 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM EST

Bony fish are one of the most diverse forms of life in the ocean. Sea horses and Bluefin tuna are both fish, though they look nothing alike. By working with live animals to do your own experiment and exploring the exhibits, you’ll find out what makes fish so special.


Sharks: You think you know, but you don’t.

Jan 09, 2021 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM EST

Sharks are fish, but they deserve and entire day to explore. What do sharks feel like? How do sharks work? Do sharks deserve their reputation? What can you do to protect sharks in our oceans? Spend a day with us to find out!


Amphibians & Reptiles: Slimy and scaly or sweet and sassy.

Feb 27, 2021 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM EST

Enjoy working with several live snakes, turtles, lizards, frogs and more as you explore this misunderstood group of animals. Tadpoles may become your new best friend.


Birds & mammals: More than feathers and fur.

Mar 20, 2021 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM EDT

Why don’t penguin fly? How do dolphins communicate? Do hippos really weigh that much? Enjoy some visits from some of our most special ambassador animals.


Microscopes: living things invisible to the naked eye.

Apr 17, 2021 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM EDT

The basis of all life in the ocean is too small to see. Use professional microscopes to explore this invisible world. There’s more than meets the eye!


Whale watch trip

May 15, 2021 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM EDT

Meet us at the shore for a boat ride along the Jersey coast to find whales and dolphins. The best way to appreciate something is to see it first hand. Ask us how to include your parents on the trip!


Corson’s Inlet State Park field trip: Explore the beach in a whole new way.

Jun 12, 2021 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM EDT

Delve into the ocean science by experiencing a beach in a completely new way. You will catch fish and invertebrates using seine nets, examine water quality, and identify species while under the sunny skies. How wet you get is up to you!