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Ocean Fun Days 2023

20th Annual Ocean Fun Days

Ocean Fun Days logoWe're celebrating 20 years of ocean discovery and environmental stewardship with fun activities, games, eco-tours and so much more!

Grab your family and get ready for a totally turtle-riffic experience — NJNG's 20th Annual Ocean Fun Days! We’ve pulled out all the stops to celebrate our milestone anniversary, along with event co-sponsors New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, Gateway National Park/National Park Service, New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry/Island Beach State Park, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the Asbury Park Press and NOAA's James J. Howard Marine Sciences Lab at Sandy Hook. 

At the 2023 Ocean Fun Days, guests can learn from marine scientists, researchers and environmentalists about how to preserve the Jersey Shore's natural resources so we can all continue to enjoy them for years to come. This year’s festivities include new exhibitors, hands-on environmental programs and demonstrations and even the Sandy Hook lighthouse will be open for tours.

May 20, 2023 – Island Beach State Park
May 21, 2023 – Sandy Hook, NJ Sea Grant Consortium Building
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Rain or Shine)
Free admission and parking!

Mark your calendars now for family-friendly fun, animal touch-tanks, workshops, crafts and so much more. There’s something for everyone! 

Click here for the 2023 Ocean Fun Days flyer.

Want to see maps of each day's location? Click here for the Island Beach State Park set-up for Saturday, May 20. Click here for Sandy Hook/Sea Grant Consortium's set-up for Sunday, May 21. (Subject to change.)

Enter the 2023 Ocean Fun Days Jenkinson's Family Fun Pack Sweepstakes here! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Begins May 10, 2023 and ends May 21, 2023. Open to Legal residents of New Jersey at least 18 years of age. Void where prohibited. Read the Official Rules here.

We can’t wait to 'SEA' you! You'll have oceans of fun! Don’t miss out on the excitement at

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          kid with turtle mascot   OFD event booth

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