Public Aquariums

Jenkinson's Aquarium

Jenkinson's Aquarium


300 Ocean Ave
Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ map



From the North:
Take the Garden State Parkway South to Exit 98. Follow Route 34 South to Route 35 South. Cross the Manasquan Inlet Bridge and stay in the left lane. Make the left jug handle turn a 1/4 mile after the Exxon. Complete the turn and head North on Route 35 and make a right onto Broadway (last right before going over bridge). Take Broadway all the way to the end and follow the right turn lane and make a right onto Ocean Avenue. Stay on Ocean Ave and approximately 1/2 mile up on your left will be the Aquarium parking lot.

From the South:
Take the Garden State Parkway North to Exit 90. Turn right at the exit ramp and follow to Brick Blvd (CR 549) and make a left. Merge right onto Route 70 following signs for Route 88. Turn right onto Route 88 East and continue east until Route 88 leads into Route 35 North in Point Pleasant Beach. Turn right on Arnold Avenue (by the train station) and head east to Ocean Avenue. At the light on the corner of Ocean and Arnold make a left. The Aquarium parking lot is two blocks up on your right. (Across the street from Perk's Cafe).

From the West:
Take 195 East to Exit 35. Continue on Route 34 South and follow above directions from North beginning from Route 34.

From the East:
Call the Coast Guard for assistance!

Jenkinson's Boardwalk has four large parking lots for your convenience. One low price for all day parking. No running back to feed the meter. The northern most parking lot is located at the Manasquan River Inlet and is conveniently located by the Bath House and Inlet Restaurant. South of the Inlet Parking Lot is the Aquarium Parking Lot which is next to the Aquarium and Pavilion Restaurant and Arcade. Frank's Fun Center has a parking facility centrally located to all the activities on the Boardwalk. The parking lot at Jenkinson's South is located next to the Jenkinson's South Arcade and the Amusement Park. Also, there is a small parking lot located at 804 Ocean Avenue. There are also several municipal and other private lots for parking.

Please be advised, during the busy summer months parking lots can fill up quickly so come early.


Learn about sharks, coral reefs, penguins, seals and even alligators and this family friendly aquarium.


Adult $12.00
Children (3-12) $7.00
Senior (62) $7.00
Children 0-2 Free


Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open everyday except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day

Plan Your Trip:

Located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, there is fun both within and outside the aquarium. So once you pay for aquarium admission, you obtain a hand stamp and are free to come and go throughout the day. To learn more about the boardwalk and other fun things to see and do, visit Jenkinson's Boardwalk.