Floating Classroom

Looking to book a field trip for your class? The Seaport is the perfect space to engage students in hands-on learning that will supplement curriculum and steer the course of student’s inquiry! Our newest addition is the “Floating Classroom” experience! Throughout September and October, groups of 20-80 can take an hour-long boat tour up the Tuckerton “Crik” to explore the environment, art, and history of the Barnegat Bay. Thanks to the OceanFirst Foundation and Causeway Family of Dealerships schools visiting us this Fall will be able to add on a Floating Classroom Experience at no additional cost!

Follow the link below to book your trip now (before the Seaport calender fills up!):



Our tours have been enhanced by adding hands-on experiences at every stop. During your visit you can climb the lighthouse tower, get your hands wet in our touch tank, feed goats and sheep, grab a line at Heave Ho, and more! Tours are led by an array of demonstrators including decoy carvers, blacksmiths, basket makers, fiber artists, boat builders, and master naturalists.
The admission cost is $8 per student or $6 per student if your tour is under 2.5 hours. We do not charge for teachers, staff, or chaperones.

There are lots of additional “experiences” you can add to your group visit for a nominal fee:

Floating Classroom ($6 – 60 minutes) – Climb aboard our pontoon boat for an art and eco- tour of the Tuckerton “Crik”!
Seining ($6 – 60 minutes) – Learn what’s living in the bay with a hands-on trip out in the water, using skills handed down from the Lenape Indians. Guests might get wet; waders will be provided.
Flattie Painting ($6 – 45 minutes) or Flattie Magnets ($3 – 30 minutes) – Learn about Red Knots and Horseshoe Crabs while you paint flat, wooden decoy shorebirds called “flatties” to take home.

Contact Catherine McLearen at (609) 296-8868 or catherinem@tuckertonseaport.org for more information on booking your tour.

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