Learning Experiences

 • Classroom Lessons
 • Educator Resources
 • Teacher Advisory Committee
 • Outreach
 • Overnight Programs
 • Camp Programs
 • Meet Us In The Wild
 • Teen Programs
 • Scout Workshops
 • Teacher Professional Development
 • Adult and Family Programs

Classroom Lessons

The Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium offers a wide variety of classroom lessons on site allowing children grades preK-12 to investigate ocean-related topics, from coral reef symbiosis to the sticky tube feet of the sea star. Our programs are aligned with New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and National Science Benchmarks. (Read More)

Educator Resources

View crafts and activities to enhance your trip to the aquarium. (Read More)

Teacher Advisory Committee

Teachers, find out more how you can get involved in making our programs and experiences better for you and your students. (Read More)


Looking for a special program? With Outreach Traveling Programs our staff will bring the fun and learning of aquatics directly to your school, center, or fair...wherever you need us! Click here for more information.


Overnight Programs

The stingrays are restless. The sharks are hungry.. And we're turning out the lights!! Pack your sleeping bag, stock up on shark repellent and get ready for the greatest overnight adventure yet!!

Want to "Sleep with the Fishes" ????? Click here for Overnight Program info!!!



Camp Programs

There’s no better way to learn about the ocean than to explore it.  There’s no better way to appreciate the animals that live there than to know them.  There’s no better way to protect the world’s oceans than to love them.

And there’s no better way to learn to love the oceans than to be a Sea Camper!

Join the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium for one of our “shark-tastic” summer camp experiences!  Children will have the opportunity to discover marine animals and the oceans, engage in STEM-based learning, and connect with other students who share their love of all things aquatic.  (Read More)

Meet Us in the Wild

A field trip in the field! The best way to learn about the environment is to experience it first hand. Bring your students to New Jersey's most amazing classrooms -- the Pinelands, the Wetlands, the Salt Marsh, or the Beach! Meet a Center instructor in the wild for a unique outdoor experience. (Read More)

Teen Programs

Do you want to learn what it takes to become a marine biologist or work with animals at the Aquarium? Our High School Shadow program gives students in grades 9 – 12 an opportunity to meet up with Aquarium staff and get a behind the scenes look at a day in the life of a marine biologist. (Read More)

Scout Workshops

The Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium is pleased to be able to offer several workshop options for Scouts to work towards earning their badges. Come to the Aquarium to work on your badge, or let us come to your meeting and help you at your location! All workshops combine hands-on activities, live animals and biofacts. (Read More)

Teacher Professional Development

Scientific literacy is crucial to remaining relevant in the 21st Century. Do you want your students to engage in scientific thinking, enjoy the learning and retain more in the process? Whether interested in life, earth, the physical sciences or another STEM subject, our PD department is ready to help your program! Search our menu of favorite offerings or work with us to customize a PD opportunity that supports your specific curricular goals and objectives. (Read More)

Adult and Family Programs

Want to explore the aquarium in a more relaxed way? The Center for Aquatic Sciences offers a variety of programs designed for adults and families. (Read More)