Sometimes you need to skip the major zoos, and take the family to an animal attraction with a difference.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is the only center of it's kind within the state of New Jersey, and is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of stranded or otherwise stressed marine mammals and sea turtles.
In fact, over the years, the center has responded to nearly 5,000 strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles - that's is a lot of marine creatures saved!
Now, your family can learn more about their organization, hear about their rescues, and inspire kids as they are educated about the ocean and all the creatures within it.
It's a family day out with a difference in New Jersey, so why not support this amazing cause, and give kids a day out they won't ever forget.
Free entry, but donations welcome
Same as adult
Their whole ethos is to rescue stranded sea creatures! Amazing work!
It's a good idea to grab something nearby before or after your visit.
If you want to help the amazing cause, there are multiple ways to donate, from adopting seals to one time donations and becoming a member.
They have a gift shop filled with amazing maritime gifts and souvenirs, and your purchases help even more!
Make sure you bring water to stay hydrated
Just give them a call if you want to check the accessibility of the museum!