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Ocean Fun Days: May 18 and 19, 2024!

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Join us as we celebrate 21 years of ocean discovery and environmental stewardship with this year’s Ocean Fun Days — filled with fun activities, games, eco-tours and so much more!

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 we're excited to continue our family-friendly, free weekend of fun!

At the 2024 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 18, 2024 – Island Beach State Park, NJ
May 19, 2024 – 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! 

You'll have oceans of fun! Don’t miss out on the excitement at

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