Daily, No Registration, Free
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Sign up inside the Pavilion at Ocean Bathing Area #1. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 732.793.0506
Seine the Barnegat Bay
Pull a seine net through the Barnegat Bay and discover the amazing creatures that live here. Can you scare away hungry predators by growing twice your size in less than 6 seconds? A pufferfish can! Scoop up some silversides, the ‘french fries of the bay’, and understand the importance of this abundant fish in the Barnegat Bay food chain. Meet the snails, our bottom-feeding friends who keep the bay clean. What’s today’s catch of the day? Free daily tours at 1 pm. Please pre-register at the Pavilion at Ocean Bathing Area #1.
Meet the Amazing Horseshoe Crab – Live Animal Program!
What has 10 eyes, 12 legs, blue blood and is over 20 million years old? The horseshoe crab! Get an up-close experience with this gentle, pre-historic creature that plays a pivotal role in the web of life. Free daily shows at 12 pm.
Food Chain Feeding Frenzy – Who-Eats-Who?
Discover who-eats-who in the food web of Barnegat Bay’s estuarine habitat. It’s eat or be eaten! Free daily shows at 2pm.
Sea on Shore
Visit our roving Natural Educators on the beach and touch a slimy snail, count the legs on a crab, caress a jellyfish and examine a sea star. Learn about the creatures who share the beach with us all summer long. Free. Daily. Look for our canopy on the beach.