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Ocean Fun Days 2016

 Celebrating Our Environment
with Two Days of Free Family Fun!

Come to NJNG's thirteenth annual Ocean Fun Days and celebrate the wonders of the Jersey Shore. Enjoy hands-on exhibits, classes, nature tours and children's activities. Learn from marine scientists, researchers and environmentalists how to preserve our coastal resources so we can all continue to enjoy them for years to come.

Event Brochure

Saturday, May 21, Seaside Park
Island Beach State Park 

Sunday, May 22, Sandy Hook
NJ Sea Grant Consortium

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rain or shine both days.

Bring the entire family - it's FREE!

You'll have oceans of fun!

Seining Grandmom Touch Tank

Activities include:

- Coastal Crafts
- Eco Tours and Workshops
- Energy Scavenger Hunt 
- Children’s Games and Prizes
- Youth Fishing Clinics
- Beachcombing 101
- Face Painting
- Touch Tanks and Exhibits
- NOAA Marine Lab Open House*
- Giveaways!
*Sandy Hook only

Lunch can be purchased so plan to spend the day! 

And new for 2016, don't miss your chance to enter ....

Picture This - Caption That! 

Students in grades 3-5 and 6-8 have the opportunity to showcase their creativity through a photo and caption, depicting how they conserve energy and natural resources.
There will be two winners from both Monmouth and Ocean counties. Winners will receive guided field trips for their entire class to either Island Beach State Park or Sandy Hook. 

Entering is easy, just submit the registration form below!

You can help us pick the winners just by attending Ocean Fun Days!

Registration Form

Complete Rules



Island Beach State Park
Garden State Parkway North or South: Exit 82 to Route 37 East. Take Route 35 South to Island Beach State Park.*

Sandy Hook
Garden State Parkway South: Exit 117 to Route 36 East. Follow signs to Sandy Hook, approximately 12 miles.*

Garden State Parkway North: Exit 105 to Route 36 East. Left (North) at Ocean Blvd. Follow signs to Sandy Hook, approximately eight miles.*

*Mention Ocean Fun Days at the gate for FREE park entrance! Park only in the designated Ocean Fun Days lots.

In partnership with 

   NJSGC      APP logo

 NJDEP logo  NOAADepartment of Parks and Forestry logo

New Jersey's Clean Energy ProgramTM

Sustainable JerseyTM

For additional Ocean Fun Days information, please visit or call 732-872-1300, Ext. 19.