New Jersey

Jenkinson's Aquarium & Boardwalk

 
Your school or youth group can combine fun and learning at Jenkinson’s Aquarium & Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach at the New Jersey Shore. Jenkinson’s Boardwalk offers many group packages and rates for all its facilities, including miniature golf, funhouse, ropes course, and amusement park rides. Our Aquarium is a place for discovery. Sharks, seals, penguins, and tropical birds are all found in their own habitats. Knowledgeable staff members provide guided tours and hands-on learning experiences. Groups of all ages have fun at Jenkinson’s!
 
Contact Info
Address: 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742. Ocean County.
Tel: 732-892-0600.
Hrs: Vary by season.
 
SCHOOL
Focus Programs (available Sept.-Feb.) aim to teach groups about ecosystems, endangered species, conservation, and other aquarium topics. Students can learn, meet live specimens, study habitats, explore the layers of the rainforest, learn about fish characteristics and behavior, and more. Contact the Education Department to inquire about designing your own program. It is recommended that schools visit from September-February, as group visitation is heavy during the spring season.
 
Contact Info
Name: Education Coordinator.
Phone: 732-899-1659
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Environmental Studies, Science.
Topics Covered: adaptations, animals, amphibians, biology, conservation, ecosystems, endangered species, geography, habitats, invertebrates, mammals, marine life, reptiles.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 20 for group rates.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
Food Options: Lunch options available Sept.-Jun.
Cost: Fee.
 
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can work on science-related badges through educational programs at Jenkinson's Aquarium. Group packages are available for the aquarium, amusement park, and mini-golf. Call Jenkinson’s Aquarium & Boardwalk for group sales and information on day trips.
 
Contact Info
Name: Group Sales.
Phone: 732-892-3274.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Science.
Topics Covered: adaptations, animals, amphibians, biology, conservation, ecosystems, endangered species, geography, habitats, invertebrates, mammals, marine life, reptiles.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 20 for group rates.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
Food Options: Lunch options available Sept.-Jun.
Cost: Fee.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschoolers of all ages have fun at Jenkinson's! Focus Programs (available September-February) at the aquarium aim to teach homeschool groups about ecosystems, endangered species, conservation, and more. Contact the Education Department to inquire about designing your own focus program. It is recommended that you visit the aquarium for tours with your homeschoolers from September-February as group visitation is heavy during the spring season.
 
Contact Info
Name: Group Sales.
Phone: 732-892-3274.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Environmental Studies, Science.
Topics Covered: adaptations, animals, amphibians, biology, conservation, ecosystems, endangered species, geography, habitats, invertebrates, mammals, marine life, reptiles.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 20 for group rates.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
Food Options: Lunch options available Sept.-Jun.
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Environmental Studies.
Topics Covered: Biology, marine life, animals, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, conservation, ecosystems, habitats, geography, animal adaptations, endangered species.
 
 
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Aquarium Lesson Plan

Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators in order to avoid being eaten? That an electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity to frighten away predators? Let students act like scientists to observe marine life while focusing on habitat, survival, and defense mechanisms.... Continue