I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Jenkinson's Aquarium

What : Jenkinson's Aquarium

Where: 300 Ocean Avenue
             Pt.Pleasant, NJ

Who: Everyone

Our view: Jenkinson's Aquarium is a nice little aquarium down the Jersey shore in Pt. Pleasant. It is especially good for younger kids who may not yet have the attention span for a larger aquarium. It is right by the beach so it is a nice cool place to go for an hour or two to get out of the sun on a hot beach day in Pt. Pleasant. It can be crowded because there are often school groups and/or camp groups there as one of the aquarium's main mission's is education. These groups are usually there from around 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday - Friday so you may want to avoid these times if you want to avoid crowds. Despite, it's beach location, the Aquarium is open all year round. Accordingly, another way to try to avoid the crowds is to go in the winter when there is more likely to be less people in the vicinity of the beach.  In the summer, the hours are from 10 to 10. In September and October the hours vary so check before you go. In the winter, the hours are from Monday through Friday 9:30 - 5:00 and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 -  5:00. The cost is reasonable too at $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 3-12 and seniors over 62. Children under three are free. One admission gets you in all day even if you go out and come back again. Birthday parties are available all year around starting at $250.00 but they are not available on weekends in the summer.

Note: Jenkinson's is known for their penguins. Earlier this summer. the penguins habitiat was being renovated and they were not on display so if you intend to go I would recommend confirming that the penguins are back on display first.

For more about Jenkinson's Aquarium go to http://www.jenkinsons.com/aquarium.

Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

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