Special Events

Ocean Fun Days

Ocean Fun Days is the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium’s annual public outreach event. This family friendly weekend is a great opportunity to learn about New Jersey’s coastal environment and how to act wisely to care for it. Ocean Fun Days is held in cooperation with its founding partner and lead sponsor, New Jersey Natural Gas and others including NOAA, NJDEP Division of Parks and Forestry, Gateway National Park – Sandy Hook, and the Asbury Park Press.

Ocean Fun Days will take place on Saturday, October 10 at Island Beach State Park and on Sunday, October 11 at NJSGC’s Fort Hancock Headquarters (Sandy Hook). For more information, click here.

***Ocean Fun Days 2020, originally scheduled for May 16-17, will now be held October 10-11. Please stay tuned for more updates***

Horseshoe Crab Twilight Walk

Scheduled in June during the full moon, this program includes a guided hike along Sandy Hook Bay and crafts, a powerpoint presentation, touch tanks, and other discovery-based activities inside NJSGC’s classroom and laboratory. The program is open to the public and is designed to accommodate families and other small groups. For this year’s schedule, fees, more information or to register, click here.