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Jenkinson's Aquarium

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300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-3261
+1 732-899-1212
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Excellent Aquarium

If we compare this Aquarium to the one in Brooklyn: Jenkinson's Aquarium is way better. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
turist_from_NYC
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New York City, New York
Cute little place!

This has been a favorite of our family's for many years. A wonderful experience is offered for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sharkiemark
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Jenkinson's Aquarium opened in 1991 and is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). This indoor facility is dedicated to educating the public on various aspects of marine life and conservation. From Atlantic Sharks to Coral Reef and Local Fish the Aquarium has a variety of marine individuals. There is a Rainforest area with parrots and monkeys and a Pine Barrens area with turtles, frogs and even owls. Touch tanks, Harbor seals and African Penguins are also included. Check out our Penguin Web Cam on the Aquarium website. You can come and go all day once you pay, so enjoy our exhibits then go out to the beach, rides, mini golf and return later in the day to see some animal feedings. Open year round.
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“touch tank” (13 reviews)
“feeding times” (8 reviews)
“rainy day” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-3261
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+1 732-899-1212
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"nice exhibits"
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"bearded dragon"
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"learning experience"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If we compare this Aquarium to the one in Brooklyn: Jenkinson's Aquarium is way better. It is clean. You can touch some sealife. Staff is very accommodating and friendly. We wish they could have more space.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This has been a favorite of our family's for many years. A wonderful experience is offered for young and old. The staff is very knowledgeable and always appear to be having fun. Their love and enthusiasm for the animals in their care is contagious. Stop...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

nice place to bring children of all ages. Right on the board walk in Pt. Pleasant. Fish, penguins. Also a gift shop.

Thank Loretta L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My granddaughter loved it when we took her to places like Petco where she could see the live animals. So, after dinner at Jack Baker's Wharfside, we went to the aquarium for her to see all kinds of sea creatures. She loved the manta's and...More

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so cool with the fish sharks and penguins it’s 15-20 to get in but the aquarium is big a lot of walking space and a lot of exploring

Thank Eric C
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Was very nice and interesting. Lots of fish and they have a seal they took in and saved. A little pricey and they do not take AAA anymore.

1  Thank Tom O
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a great little aquarium located right on the boardwalk. Great place for little kids or just to get out of the summer heat. Exhibits and animals are well maintained. Budget friendly

Thank CACE232
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Cindy C, Manager at Jenkinson's Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks so much for visiting!

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I took my grandson to the aquarium. It was just the right size. He was able to walk around freely and I didn't have to be on top of him worrying. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank baroneag
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

I received free tickets to attend this aquarium. This place is a small Aquarium located right on the boardwalk. I was very impressed with how clean everything was including bathrooms right outside. The tanks were clean and I loved how they decorated not only the...More

1  Thank shellydehart
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Very nice exhibits, but....sub par HC access. Asked parking attendant for HC parking. Directed me to a space without any markings, too small to be HC accessible and could not get the car door open fully. Inside only one bad attitude in there...the cashier speaking...More

1  Thank jgroz111
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lauren m
6 June 2018|
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Response from Cindy C | Property representative |
Hi, we have a handicap lift that can take you to the second floor. It's fine for your normal sized wheelchair but is a square area so if your legs need to stick straight out you may not fit. Also, we have seen some... More
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dacranjel
22 October 2015|
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Response from 27cp66 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on each individual. We stayed to see the feedings of the penguins and seals.So just for that it was about an hour, and between each of that, we walked around and looked at the rest of the aquarium. i would say you... More
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