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.

 

 

2014 FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

February

Saturday, February 23rd All Day

International Polar Bear Day

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

All ages. Included with admission.

 

March

Saturday, March 2nd 1:00-5:00pm

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday 

Bring your favorite book and share it during storytimes with the Cat in the Hat at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:30 pm. Enjoy crafts too! All ages. Included with admission.

 

Monday, March 4th 9:30-10:30am

Toddler Make and Take

Make marine life crafts, listen to a story, and learn about some of our animals. This program is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. $18 per child/adult pair. $8 per additional child. 

 

Sunday, March 9th 9:30-11:00am

Behind the Scenes Tour

Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our aquarium while you tour the building from top to bottom! Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

Ages 5 and up only. $14 Adults. $10 Children.

 

Saturday, March 16th 2:00-3:30pm

Seal-abration!

It is birthday time for our harbor seals: Luseal, Coral, and Seaquin! Help celebrate with crafts and cake while you watch our seals get a special birthday snack!

Pre-registration is required. Ages 5 and up. $15 per person.

 


Wednesday, March 20th 6:00-8:00pm

FrogWatch USATM Training at

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, Medford, NJ!!!

Do you like the outdoors? Upon completion of one of these trainings, you will have the tools to collect and report information about New Jersey frogs that will be used in a national study. Participants must complete a skills test. Ages 16 and up.

Pre-registration is required. 

 

April

April 1st – 4th

Check Website for Holiday Week programming!!!

 

Friday, April 5th 9:00-10:30am

Penguin Pointers

Get up close and personal with our famous feathered friends while learning all about these flightless birds! Pre-registration is required.

Ages 5 and up. $14 Adults. $10 Children.

 

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

Earth Day: A Party for the Planet!

What simple steps can you take every day that make a difference? What does Jenkinson’s Aquarium do to reduce, reuse, recycle? Learn what a vital role we all play in preserving our Earth’s ecosystems.  

All ages. Included with admission.

 

Sunday, April 28th 9:30-11:00am

Behind the Scenes Tour 

Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our aquarium while you tour the building from top to bottom!

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

Ages 5 and up only. $14 Adults. $10 Children.

 

May

Join us in supporting the Associated Humane Societies by donating items from their

“wish list.” Call for details.

 

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

Perfect Pets

Picking the perfect pet can be challenging! Pets need food, water, shelter, veterinary care, and of course, love!  Activities, games, and chats will explore what animals make the “perfect pet”.   

All ages. Included with admission.

 

Sunday, May 12th All Day

Mother’s Day

All Moms are free with a paid child admission!

 

Saturday, May 18th 9:30-11:00am

Behind the Scenes Tour

Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our aquarium while you tour the building from top to bottom!

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

Ages 5 and up only. $14 Adults. $10 Children.

 

June

Tuesdays, June 4th and 18th 8:00-9:30am

Seanet: It’s for the birds!

Walk the beach with our staff while helping them monitor local shorebird populations. Meet in front of the Aquarium at 8:00am sharp. Weather dependent. Ages 9 and up.  

 

Saturday, June 8th 1:00-4:00pm

Our Oceans: Greening our Future

Celebrate our blue planet! Did you know that a staggering 8 million items of marine litter are thought to enter the world’s oceans every day!  

Activities, games, and crafts are included with admission for a fun filled learning experience about the deep blue! All ages.

 

Sunday, June 16th All Day

Father’s Day

All Dads are free with a paid child admission!

 

Sunday, June 30th 1:30-3pm

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. $15 per person. 


July

Summer Camps: 

Aquarium Explorers Camp

July 2nd – August 29th

Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00-1:00pm

Created for mini-marine biologists

ages 5-10. Aquarium Explorers camp will provide children with the chance to learn about aquarium inhabitants through crafts, games, and live animal visits! There will be a different theme each week. For a full description, please visit our website.

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

$150 per child per week.

You can sign up for multiple weeks.

Registration begins May 2013. 

 

Junior Keepers

July 1st – August 26th

Mondays, 8:00-1:00pm

This program provides children ages 11-16 with the opportunity to experience the aquarium from an employee’s point of view. For a full description, please visit our website. 

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

$80 per child per day. 

You can sign up for multiple sessions

Registration begins May 2013. 

 

 Beachcombing:

Every Monday in July and August

6:00-6:45pm 

Explore the shore with our staff during this free program and see what you can find! Weather permitting. All ages.

 

 

Tuesdays July 2nd, 16th, and 30th 8:00-9:30am

Seanet: It’s for the birds!

Walk the beach with our staff while helping them monitor local shorebird populations. Meet in front of the Aquarium at 8:00am sharp. Weather dependent. Ages 9 and up.  

 

 

Saturday, July 13th 1:00-4:00pm 

Rainforest Day

The rainforest provides us with many things we take for granted every day. Through games, activities, and crafts, learn about the animals that call the rainforest home.

All ages. Included with admission. 

 


August

Summer Camps: 

Aquarium Explorers Camp

July 2nd – August 29th

Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00-1:00pm

Created for mini-marine biologists

ages 5-10. Aquarium Explorers camp will provide children with the chance to learn about aquarium inhabitants through crafts, games, and live animal visits! There will be a different theme each week. For a full description, please visit our website.

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

$150 per child per week.

You can sign up for multiple weeks.

Registration begins May 2013. 

 

Junior Keepers

July 1st – August 26th

Mondays, 8:00-1:00pm

This program provides children ages 11-16 with the opportunity to experience the aquarium from an employee’s point of view. For a full description, please visit our website. 

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

$80 per child per day. 

You can sign up for multiple sessions

Registration begins May 2013. 

 

 Beachcombing:

Every Monday August

6:00-6:45pm 

Explore the shore with our staff during this free program and see what you can find! Weather permitting. All ages.

 

Tuesdays August 13 and 27, 8:00-9:30am

Seanet: It’s for the birds!

Walk the beach with our staff while helping them monitor local shorebird populations. Meet in front of the Aquarium at 8:00am sharp. Weather dependent. Ages 9 and up.  

 

September

Sunday, September 8th All Day

Grandparent’s Day

One Grandparent free with a paid grandchild admission!

 


Saturday, September 14th 9:30-11:00am

Behind the Scenes Tour

Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our aquarium while you tour the building from top to bottom!

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

Ages 5 and up only. $14 Adults. $10 Children.

 

 Thursday, September 19th 2:00pm

Tea by the Sea

Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks while learning about some of our resident animals.

Pre-registration is required.

Ages 55 and up. $8 per person. 

 

October 

 

Thursday, October 3rd and 17th 2:00pm

Tea by the Sea

Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks while learning about some of our resident animals.

Pre-registration is required.

Ages 55 and up. $8 per person.

 

 

Saturday, October 5th 1:00-4:00pm

Go Batty!

Bats are often linked with ghosts, goblins, and other scary things that represent Halloween. Through activities, games, and crafts, bats will become less mysterious and misunderstood.

All ages. Included with admission.

 

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

South African Penguin Festival

Join the penguin party to celebrate our partner in conservation, the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB).

All ages. Included with admission. 

 

November 

Sunday, November 10th 9:30-11:00am

Behind the Scenes Tour

Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our aquarium while you tour the building from top to bottom!

Pre-registration & sneakers are required.

Ages 5 and up only. $14 Adults. $10 Children.

 

Thursday, November 14th 2:00pm

Tea by the Sea

Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks while learning about some of our resident animals.

Pre-registration is required.

Ages 55 and up. $8 per person. 

 

Check our website for our annual Jenkinson’s Aquarium Blood Drive!

 

December 

Saturday, December 7th    8:00-1:00pm

Holiday Drop and Shop!

Enjoy a morning of holiday shopping at local shops while we give your kids a behind the scenes tour, opportunities to meet some animals, play games, and make crafts. Please bring a bag lunch. Ages 5 and up. $10 per hour for first child, $5 per hour for each additional child. Pre-registration is required.

 

Monday, December 9th    9:30-10:30am

Toddler Make and Take

Make marine life crafts, listen to a story, and learn about some of our animals. This program is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration is required. $18 per child/adult pair. $8 per additional child.