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Jenkinson's Aquarium

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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We always have a good time at this aquarium. It is small inside, but perfect for young children. We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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Great for kids and adults

The aquarium is a really a great place. You can watch the sharks being fed and pet a ray. We took... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
Jackson, New Jersey
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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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300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-3261
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We always have a good time at this aquarium. It is small inside, but perfect for young children. We usually go for about 45 minutes to an hour. It is enough time to see everything. It is clean, many animals and species to see. I...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Crys57
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a family day even though I’m against aquariums and zoos. I should have listened to my gut because this place is awful. The spaces they have the animals in are so small. They had a giant anaconda in a 4x3 (at the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ashleychristinas
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The animals here are cooped up in cages that are entirely too small. I’m not completely against zoos and aquariums but they have a 15-20 foot snake in a 2’x4’ box that has one small branch for it to climb on, it’s coiled up every...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

The aquarium is a really a great place. You can watch the sharks being fed and pet a ray. We took my grandson there and he had a wonderful time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank carolcv2016
Reviewed March 10, 2019

Very clean and well kept throughout. We had our hands stamped, enabling us to go out, enjoy lunch, and re-enter. Very friendly staff. Was a week day, but crowded with children on bus trips. Will call in the future to check for best day. Still,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GittmerDunn
Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

My family loves the aquarium in Camden, but that’s an hour further drive, so we tried Jenkinson’s on a cold winter morning. The expectations were not high given prior trips to the boardwalk arcades that stuff their claw machines so full that you can never...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FoxtrotMikeLima
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

It is small overall, but a lot of exhibits. The kids love the touch tank and the seal show the best.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 570tammyy
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

For such a small aquarium there’s plenty to see and do. I especially appreciated the seal feeding and hearing how both seals had been rescued. Re-entry is a breeze thanks to the hand stamp. Being there off season it was convenient to pop back in,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank palilulo
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

It's a small place but has very cute displays and even hands on parts. There were different types of fish they were allowed to touch. There was a seal feeding we got to watch. My kids favorite part was the penguins. They came right up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tzipe3
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

Not much open during the winter months but the aquarium is open year round. It is very small but good for young children. It has a stingray, starfish, and crab touch tank. Shark tank, seal tank and penguin exhibit. We spent less then two hours...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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March 28, 2019|
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Response from GittmerDunn | Reviewed this property |
It is all indoors. You need only walk from where ever you park to the entrance.
March 10, 2019|
Response from JayfromNJ | Reviewed this property |
$15 for adults, and $8 for kids over 2.
lauren m
June 5, 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