Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Rainy Day? No Problem, Visit Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Pt. Pleasant – Daily Day Trip

This is one story in a series where we feature one family-friendly day trip idea a day. Read the entire series and find great ideas for things to do with kids in NJ here.

Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach is a unique experience for kids and adults with lots of great things going on just steps away.


Best NJ Day Trips for a Rainy Day: Jenkinson's Aquarium (
Best NJ Day Trips for a Rainy Day: Jenkinson's Aquarium (

Since 1991 thousands of visitors have marveled at the attractions at Jenkinson’s Aquarium.

It’s not by chance that this venue is so popular.  The word is out that, sure, it’s a fun place to visit.  Just as important, the aquarium is educational.

Their mission is dedicated to educating the public on all aspects of marine life and conservation.

When you enter the aquarium, there’s a large room with lots of fresh and saltwater fish, jellyfish and starfish.  The star attractions include the seals, penguins, sharks, and turtles.

Kids will love watching seals, penguins, Atlantic and Pacific sharks during feeding times daily.
Find specific feeding times and additional information here or call 732-899-1659.

For those of you not totally familiar with the ”Jenks” experience, there’s loads of fun waiting on the boardwalk outside of the aquarium.  There is a whole boardwalk full of games, rides, restaurants, food stands and one of the best beaches on the east coast.


The aquarium is open year round.  Summer hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  Off-season hours are weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission for adults is $10.00.  For senior citizens and kids 3 to 12 admission is $6.00.  Children 2 and under are admitted free.

There are several private and municipal parking lots near the aquarium.  Most of the private lots offer one price for all day parking.


View Larger Map

More nj day trip ideas

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.