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Jenkinson's Aquarium

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Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Great for young kids

We took our almost 2 year old here for something to do in the lovely January weather that is not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Emerson, New Jersey
Wonderful day

The whole building has been cleaned up and reorganized. Friendly staff to answer questions. All the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rumson, New Jersey
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“rainy day”(16 reviews)
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-3261
+1 732-899-1212
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our almost 2 year old here for something to do in the lovely January weather that is not playing at home. The aquarium is smaller but great for younger kids. The staff was very helpful and provided a lot of information. It was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank formerDiMaria
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole building has been cleaned up and reorganized. Friendly staff to answer questions. All the tanks are clean not over crowded. They have touch tanks that are very fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank barbara9611
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to Spend more than an Hour here. But they do have lots of exhibits for a small place. Mostly small tanks but a few larger exhibits.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tony R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been here for at least ten years and I was very impressed. It was highly improved and I enjoyed the experience with our son, his wife and their children. The exhibits and staff are fairly kid-friendly. That's something I appreciate in an aquarium,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank corptool
Cindy C, Manager at Jenkinson's Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us!

Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Went with sons, spouses and 2 toddlers. They were able to watch seals and penguins being fed. Nice hands on areas. Kids slept well that nite

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sheldonf409
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This is the perfect aquarium to bring young children too. It was not crowded and offers plenty of free parking. They have a tank with little sting rays (their barbs are removed) that the kids can actually touch. They gave a tank with sharks and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 72chuckb
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Although not large, there is plenty to see and learn about at Jenk’s aquarium. There is a good variety of species, it is well maintained, with touch tanks, shops, and plenty for kids of all ages.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JayfromNJ
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The Jenkinson's Aquarium is clean and well-kept, and kept our two kids, ages almost 6 and almost 3 happily entertained for about an hour. Downstairs features windows into several tanks with local and non-local fish and shark species, and a walk-along area, with baby alligators,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BeeKay1974
Reviewed 21 September 2018

This place rocks. The kids love it and its a great place to visit when it rains. They have penguins, sharks, and all kinds of fish. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, They will even bring penguins out to the boardwalk for the children. If...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Trent V
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Went to the aquarium yesterday after a day at the beach. What a cute and quaint aquarium. When you first walk in you see a touch tank with stringrays. It was beautiful. Also, there shark exhibit was stunning as well. We can't wait to go...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
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