Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Pt. Pleasant Beach

Posted on: November 8th, 2013by

In full disclosure this is not a sponsored post.

Aquariums are always very interesting and educational, they feature animals that we normally don’t see. These animals are completely different from zoo animals. My family decided to visit Jenkinson’s Aquarium on Pt. Pleasant Beach on Jenkinson’s Boardwalk to see what it had to offer.

It was so cute watching the penguins eat their fish, they new when it was time t eat!

It was so cute watching the penguins eat their fish, they new when it was time t eat!

What Jenkison’s Aquarium Includes:

  • Many different fish
  • A touch tank
  • Penguins
  • Seals
  • Sharks
  • An educational room where crafts and movies regularly take place
  • Turtles
  • Seahorses
  • Cockroaches
  • Frogs
  • Sharks

 

Jenkinson’s Aquarium Feeding Schedule

At different hours in the day and week you can see these sea-creatures being feed:

Off Season Schedule: (starts 9.3.13)
  • Seals: 10am, 1pm and 4pm Daily
  • Penguins: 11am and 3:30 Daily
  • Atlantic Sharks: 1:30pm Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Summer Feeding Schedule (6.21.13)
  • Seals: 10am, 3pm and 8pm Daily
  • Penguins:  12pm and 7:30 Daily
  • Atlantic Sharks: 9pm Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

 

Aquatic Life you can touch in the Jenkinson’s Aquarium “Touch Tank”

  • Horseshoe crabs
  • Starfish
  • Sea urchin
  • Sting rays-you have to wait until they are active and wake up.
We watched an octopus open a jar to get his food!

We watched an octopus open a jar to get his food!

*but remember you need to wash your hands before going to the touch tanks.

There is a room upstairs that you can visit that includes crafts periodically through-out the day, movies (this particular day we saw Finding Nemo),and information about adopting an animal at the aquarium.

We learned a lot of interesting facts about the animals of the sea. For instance, did you know that most penguins do not enjoy the cold? The habitat they are in at the aquarium is 72 degrees, now that’s my kind of weather!

 

Jenkinson’s Aquarium Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Friday 9:30am-5pm
  • Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm

 

Jenkinson’s Aquarium Admission Prices:

  • Adult: $10
  • Children: (3-12) $6
  • Children under 3-years-old: FREE
  • Seniors (62+) $6
  • Once you pay you can get your hand stamped and come in and out all day.
  • There is a restroom.

Jenkinson’s Aquarium Parking:

There is a fee for parking unless there is no tenant on duty. There is additional parking on side streets.

 

Jenkinson’s Aquarium Address:

300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

 

Hopefully your family will enjoy it just as much as we did! For more family field trip ideas, visit our field trip series.

 

In full disclosure this is not a sponsored post.

 

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