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NJ Aquariums - New Jersey State Aquariums
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New Jersey has some of the best aquariums and aquatic learning centers. Explore, discover, and learn at New Jersey’s fish and marine wildlife attractions. Kids will love visiting the many aquariums, stranding centers and hatcheries in NJ!

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Liberty Science Center Website | 201-200-1000
222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305  Northern NJ
Liberty Science Center Fun Aquariums Northern NJ What Lives in the Hudson?
You'll be amazed at what lives in the Hudson River estuary. See enormous fish swimming in huge tanks, listen for the thumping sound made by drum fish and check out other local inhabitants. Go eye to eye with puffer fish, terrapins and other salt marsh dwellers as you learn the importance of this ecosystem.

Hands-on activities allow visitors to test their dexterity at a sophisticated Virtual Crane simulator as they try to load and unload cargo. Move water and sediment in a 20-foot long model of the Hudson River. Create dams and levees, and learn how sedimentation, erosion, and pollution controls affect the river. Slip on a lab coat in the working laboratory and conduct your own mini-experiments in ecology. Weather permitting, step onto the deck for extraordinary views of the Hudson River, Liberty State Park, and lower Manhattan.

One of the largest Aquariums in Northern NJ!
Jenkinson's Aquarium Website | 732-899-1212
300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742  Central Shore Region NJ
Jenkinsons Aquarium Fun Aquariums Central Shore Region NJ Located on Jenkinson's famous boardwalk!
Jenkinson's Aquarium is located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. The whole family will love the exotic exhibits such as Atlantic & Pacific sharks, Parrots, Penguins, Monkeys & more! Explore the world of penguins up-close and watch the animal feeding times throughout the day. The kids will love the touch tank for a hands-on experience with live animals ranging from a sea star to a sting ray.

The aquarium is open all year for your convenience, closing only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. If you would like information on the aquarium, educational workshops, Outreach Program, birthday parties or rentals, please call 732-899-1212. Check out the website or "Like" them on Facebook.

Kids will love this Aquarium!
Rizzo's Wildlife World Website | 973-586-0444
1 Gold Mine Road, Roxbury, NJ 07836  Northern NJ
Only aquarium in Morris County, NJ! Rizzos Wildlife Discovery aquariums in Northern NJ
Want to hang out with lizards, snakes and other creatures? Welcome to Rizzo's Wildlife World! Their 4,700 square foot facility houses over 100 land and sea animals. Meet Butterscotch the albino Burmese Python, Rico the chinchilla, Spike the alligator snapping turtle and all of Rizzo's animal friends at this wildlife and nature center. Their mission is to bring parents, children and people of all ages together to appreciate and learn about our natural world through live animal shows.

Rizzo's Wildlife World is a unique place for kids and adults of all ages to spend the day learning, exploring and having fun in Morris County, NJ. All animal lovers are invited to Rizzo's Wildlife World to interact with all types of fascinating creatures. The adventure starts in the Animal Gallery, where guests will observe animals from around the world in authentically recreated habitats. Then, head to the Snake Den for a lively animal presentation featuring the stars of the show: Rizzo's reptile friends! Rizzo's Wildlife World offers birthday parties, as well as special programs for schools, camps and scout groups.

Can't make it to Rizzo's Wildlife World? Rizzo's Reptile Discovery can bring a live animal show to your location! Visit the website for more information, or call 973-586-0444 or 201-230-2415.

Open daily for walk-ins!
Ocean Institute Website | 732-224-2900, ext. 1302
53 Hudson Road, Sandy Hook Highlands, NJ 07732  Northern Shore Region NJ
Ocean Institute Fun Aquariums Monmouth County NJ Learn about Marine Wildlife!
The Ocean Institute is part of the Community Development Division of Brookdale Community College. The Institute has served over 10,000 students and teachers each year. There are so many informative and exciting programs and topics. The Ocean Institute provides educational programs focusing on marine science field trips, oceanographic boat trips, teacher workshops, pollution, wetlands protection and recreation, watersheds, coastal problems, geology, botany and weather.

The Ocean Institute Adventure Package features an exploration of the marine wildlife in the bay, shell hunting along the coastline and a trip to the Sandy Hook Lighthouse and Fort Hancock Batteries. The Ocean Institute offers programs for students K-12, as well as college-level lectures, making it the perfect marine life experience for all ages. This national park is ideal for classroom visits, summer science camps, high school and college students, adults, families and other special programs.

Many Fun Fish Related Activities in NJ!
Pequest Trout Hatchery Website | 908-637-4125
605 Pequest Road, Oxford, NJ 07863  Northern NJ
Pequest Trout Hatchery Fun Aquariums Warren County NJ Hands-on and educational!
Anyone with an interest in fish, wildlife or the outdoors will enjoy a visit to Pequest Trout Hatchery. There are so many informative and exciting wildlife features to see at this hatchery. The barrier-free facility includes a 15-minute video showing the trout rearing operation. A self-guided tour allows visitors to see where the trout are raised. There is also an exhibit hall containing live fish, as well as a display of mounted New Jersey wildlife specimens. The Pequest Trout Hatchery also features the Natural Resource Education Center, which allows visitors to learn about wildlife conservation.

The interactions are fun and educational for children. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the hiking trails, picnic areas and free literature available. Organized group programs may be scheduled and can include an actual fishing experience at the "Fishing Education Pond." This is an ideal location for both family and student trips.

A Fun Trout Hatchery in Northern NJ!
Atlantic City Aquarium Website | 609-348-2880
800 North New Hampshire Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
Atlantic City Aquarium Fun Aquariums Atlantic County NJ Check out the live dive show!
The Atlantic City Aquarium is home to over 100 varieties of marine species, with 30,000 gallons of seawater. They have spectacular views and three levels of exhibits provide magical and memorable family fun. You will experience oceanic thrills and chills throughout your visit. Enjoy a visit with Groman, the Giant Loggerhead Turtle and exotic species in the Coral Reef as well as seahorses, moon jellies, moray eel, terrapin, bearded dragons, clownfish & anemones. They even have a few tropical rainforest and ocean oddities tanks where you will find interesting creatures and plants. For a more hands-on experience, interact with additional sea creatures in one of the aquarium's touch tanks.

Make your visit to the Aquarium even more special by getting a seat at the "Dive and Dine" live dive show. "Dive and Dine" features a diver in the aquarium's 25,000 gallon "Fish of the Mid Atlantic" tank. The audience can watch and interact with the diver as he hand-feeds the fish in the tank. Visit the website for more information.

Over 100 marine species!
Marine Mammal Stranding Center Website | 609-266-0538
3625 Brigantine Boulevard, Brigantine, NJ 08203  Southern Shore Region NJ
Marine Mammal Stranding Center Fun Aquariums Atlantic County NJ See the 1000-Gallon Outdoor Observation Tank!
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is a unique and educational marine biology experience. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is a private non-profit organization that aims to rescue and rehabilitate stranded marine life. Since the Center's founding in 1978, staff and volunteers have responded to well over 5100 calls for stranded whales, dolphins, seals, and sea turtles that have washed ashore on New Jersey beaches, and that number is only growing! These animals are brought back to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center for rehabilitation. When ready, they are released back into the ocean.

You can observe the animals on a live camera feed and see the 1000-gallon outdoor observation tank during the Summer season! Afterwards, visit the Sea Life Educational Center and Gift Shop to see 25 life-sized replicas of marine mammals and fish, as well a "Please Touch" display of marine mammal bones. The gift area is one of the sources of funding for the Center to maintain its operations. Check out the website to see their fundraising events calendar and "Like" them on Facebook.

Educational and Fun!
Adventure Aquarium Website | 856-365-3300
1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103  Southern NJ
Adventure Aquarium Fun Aquariums Southern NJ Only aquarium to exhibit hippos!
There are always more new things to see and do at Adventure Aquarium on the Camden Waterfront! Located just minutes from downtown Philadelphia, visitors can get up close and personal with more than 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. Adventure Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos. Adventure Aquarium is also home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast - including a Great Hammerhead shark.

Adventure aquarium is also interactive! Guests can roll up their sleeves and touch a shark or stingray, watch penguins dive and swim, and walk through a 40-foot suspended shark tunnel. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a returning guest, you can count on new hands-on activities, new animals and exhibits, and moments of pure magic! Visit this amazing aquarium today at

The best aquarium in Southern NJ!
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