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Ocean Fun Days

Ocean Fun Days 2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Seaside Park
Island Beach State Park 
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Sandy Hook
NJ Sea Grant Consortium

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

Celebrating Our Environment with Two Days of Free Family Fun!

Plan to join us for NJNG's 16th 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.

Bring the entire family - it's FREE!
You'll have oceans of fun!

SeiningTouch Tank facepaint 

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! 


Island Beach State Park

For directions via Google Maps please click here or use these coordinates: 39° 54’ 18.98” N 74° 04′ 53.15″ W.

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

Sandy Hook

For directions via Google Maps please click here or use 22 Magruder Road, Highlands, NJ 07732 as the GPS address.

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

   nat parkNOAAdoediv of parks

New Jersey's Clean Energy ProgramTM

Sustainable JerseyTM

 2019 Exhibitors: 
• American Littoral Society
• AmeriCorps/NJ Watershed Ambassador Program
• Army Ground Forces Association
• Asbury Park Press
• Barnegat Bay Partnership
• Clean Ocean Action
• Clean Water NJ/NJ Water Savers
• Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
• EarthShare New Jersey
• Fairleigh Dickinson University
• Friends of Island Beach State Park
• Gateway National Park Service
• Island Beach State Park
• Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine
Research Reserve
• Jenkinson’s Aquarium
• Lacey Township Schools Science
• Marine Academy of Science & Technology (MAST)
• Marine Academy of Technology &
Environmental Science (MATES)
• Marine Mammal Stranding Center
• Middlesex County College
• Monmouth County Division of Planning
• Monmouth County Master
Gardener/Master Composter
• Monmouth University
• Montclair State University
• New Jersey Clean Energy Program
• New Jersey Lighthouse Society
• New Jersey Natural Gas
• New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium
• New Jersey Sea Grant Extension
• NJ Beach Buggy Association
• NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife Clean Vessel Act
• NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife Marine Fisheries
• NJDEP Division of Parks and Forestry
• NJ Friends of Clearwater
• NOAA Fisheries
• Ocean County Business Development and Tourism
• Ocean County College
• Ocean County Department of Solid Waste/Recycling
• Ocean County Library
• Ocean County Master Composter Program
• Ocean County Master Gardeners
• Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission
• ReClam the Bay
• Rutgers Cooperative Extension / Water Resources Program
• Rutgers the State University of NJ/Dept of Biochemistry
and Microbiology
• Sandy Hook Child Care Center
• Save Barnegat Bay
• Stevens Institute of Technology
• Sustainable Jersey®
• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

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