Science & Nature

Monmouth County


F. Bliss Price Arboretum
Broad St.
Eatontown NJ 07733
(732) 842-4000


New Jersey Sea Grant Education and Outreach Program
New Jersey Marine Consortium Sandy Hook Field Station Building 22
Highlands NJ 07732
Conducts marine and coastal research and educational programs, including a variety of pre-college, college, and public education field trips.
(732) 872-1300 Fax: (732) 872-9573.

Sandy Hook

Gateway National Recreation Area P.O. Box 530
Highlands NJ 07732
(732) 872-5970

Sandy Hook Visitor Center
Highlands NJ
(daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) with exhibits on the peninsula's natural environment. Park (daily, sunrise to sunset) features hiking trails, salt marshes, 300 species of birds and 7 miles of beaches. Ranger-led and self-guided tours year-round.


Holmdel Arboretum
Holmdel Park Longstreet Rd.
Holmdel NJ 07733
Flowering trees and ornamentals, various plant collections and shrubs, and nature trails.
(732) 842-4000 Fax: (732) 946-2658.


Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center
Georgia Tavern Rd.
Howell NJ 07731
(732) 842-4000.

Fort Hancock

Sandy Hook Bird Observatory
Bldg. 20
Fort Hancock NJ 07732
Miles of trails, small museum, bookstore & gift shop. Special events. Nature Center open Tues. through Sat. 12-5, Sunday 1-5.
(732) 780-7007


Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area
Third Ave.
Manasquan NJ
(732) 842-4000.


Deep Cut Gardens
352 Red Hill Rd.
Middletown NJ 07748
Greenhouse, parterre, rockery, lily pond, hummingbird gardens and meadow walk are some of the areas that provide a year-round feast for the senses.
(732) 671-6050.

Huber Woods Environmental Center
25 Brown's Dock Rd. (Locust section of Middletown)
Middletown NJ
(732) 872-2670

Moses D. Heath Farm Exhibit
219 Harmony Rd.
Middletown NJ 07748
Former Spy house collection, "For Land Sake."
(732) 671-0566.

Poricy Park Nature Center
Oak Hill Rd.
Middletown NJ 07748
(732) 842-5966.

Upper Freehold

Assunpink Wildlife Management Area
East Branch Rd.
Upper Freehold NJ 08501
Birdwatching, canoeing, kayaking.
(609) 259-2120.


Kateri Enviromental Center
Conover Rd.
Wickatunk NJ 07765
Nature-oriented tours and programs.
(732) 946-9694.

Ocean County

Seaside Park

Nature Center and Emily deCamp Herbarium at Island Beach State Park
Seaside Park NJ
is housed in one of the last relatively undisturbed barrier beaches found in New Jersey. More than 1,900 acres of sand dune, saltwater marshes, and fresh water bogs.

Toms River

Cattus Island County Park
1170 Cattus Island Blvd.
Toms River NJ 08753
Cooper Environmental Center is on premises. Exhibits focus on the natural surrounding area.
(732) 270-6960.

Robert J. Novins Planetarium
College College Dr. (off Hooper Ave.)
Toms River NJ 08754-2001
Planetarium shows, sky shows. Call for additional information.
(732) 255-0342.


Wells Mills County Park and Nature Center
(Rt. 532) 905 Wells Mills Rd.
Waretown NJ 08758
900-acre park in the Pine Barren wetlands and uplands. 16 miles of marked hiking trails, 32-acre lake with canoe rentals, fishing, nature trails, and nature center.
(609) 971-3085 Fax: (609) 971-9540.