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331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell 07731
Free Weekend Activities
The Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center is dedicated to providing experiences of learning and discovery related to wetlands ecology and wildlife and habitat protection. Through interactive exhibits, multi-media presentations, educational activities for schools and community groups, and wildlife observation areas, visitors gain an understanding of the importance of water in our world.
Designed to connect visitors with their natural world, the Environmental Center highlights the importance of water. One exhibit features fish found in the Reservoir outside. Another traces the journey of a raindrop as it travels through the watershed to the Manasquan River and, eventually, reaches the ocean. Some exhibits reveal what is not readily visible, such as nocturnal animals that call the Reservoir home. Another exhibit compares the effects of a town with unmanaged growth to one that has chosen to establish practices that protect the environment.
The Environmental Center is open daily from 10am-4:30pm. Closed on Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving
Free Nature Programs
Free nature programs are offered on most weekends. Listed below are upcoming programs. Call 732-751-9453 for more information about these free programs.
Meet Our Pine Snake
Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8 at 1pm
Meet a pine snake and learn about this threatened native species.
Christmas Bird Count
Saturday & Sunday, December 14 & 15 (on-going)
Stop by our bird viewing area and record your sightings as we participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count.
Winter Wonderland Walk
Saturday & Sunday, December 21 & 22 at 1pm
Join us for a nature walk and learn about the birds that call New Jersey home during the coldest months.
Saturday & Sunday, December 28 & 29 (on-going)
Watch some amazing movies about our natural world.
Feed the Turtles
Saturday & Sunday, January 4 & 5 at 1pm
Enjoy feeding the turtles with a Park System Naturalist.
Lenape Kids Games
Saturday & Sunday, January 11 &12 (on-going)
Discover some of the games we play today that were enjoyed by Lenape children.
Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19 (on-going)
Make a beautiful piece of art to take home.
No Two Are Alike
Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26 (on-going)
Find out why snowflakes are so special and make your own snowflake craft.
- Garden State Parkway to Exit 98, Interstate 195 west. Proceed on I-195 west to Exit 28B, Rt. 9 north-Freehold. Stay in right lane when entering Rt. 9 north. At first traffic light, turn right onto Georgia Tavern Road. Follow Georgia Tavern Road for 0.3 mile. Continue straight for Environmental Center on right or turn right onto Windeler Rd. and continue 1.5 miles to the Visitor Center Reservoir Area on left.
- State Hwy. 9 south from Freehold to Georgia Tavern Rd. Use Jughandle to turn left onto Georgia Tavern Rd. Proceed as above.