Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences [Dept. of Animal Sciences]

Family Fun

A collection of programs designed for all ages to enjoy the wonders of the natural world.  Perfect for the whole family!

Family Fun programs are free but registration is required.


Sea Creatures with Amazing Features
December 7, 2013
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Discover the fascinating world of New Jersey's sea creatures with the Wetland's Institute. After a fun and
interactive look at the world of local sea animals you'll get hands-on time with them. Crabs, sea stars, sea urchins, mussels, snails, clams and horseshoe crabs are some of the usual suspects.

Ocean Bingo Night
February 7, 2014
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Beat those dreary winter blues with Ocean Bingo Night. We'll explore your knowledge of the ocean world beginning with a short, interactive presentation about oceans and wrap up with a round or two of Ocean
Bingo. It's a fun night of discovery and laughter for the whole family.

Barrens to Beaches
April 12, 2014
10:00 am to 11:30 am

The Barnegat Bay Watershed encompasses a variety of habitats including the sandy shores of the Atlantic, tidal salt marshes, fresh water rivers and creeks, and the unique pine forests of the Pine Barrens. Diverse habitats support diverse plant and animal life. Discover the unique plants and animals that live in these special places through this fun, hands-on program! Program presented by Becky Laboy, Park Naturalist at Wells Mills County Park.

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