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331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell 07731

Free Weekend Activities

Check out Summer Camps at the Manasquan Reservoir!

Wildlife Wednesday Drop-In

Wednesday, May 7 from 3-3:45pm
(ages 5 and up, with adult)
Are you wild about New Jersey’s wild animals? If so, explore new ways to enjoy nature
with Wildlife Wednesdays. 
Cost: $5 per person (cash or check only)

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center
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.
Hands-on Learning
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. 
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.                                

Snakes of Monmouth County
Saturday & Sunday, April 19 & 20 at 1pm                     
Learn about some of snakes found in the county.

Earth Day 
Saturday, April 26 from 11am-5pm                     
Join us for this family-fun day.

Bird Walk
Sunday, April 27 at 12:30pm                    
We're looking for birds during this walk.

Nature Movies  
Saturday & Sunday, May 3 & 4 (times vary)                    
Enjoy a movie about nature in our auditorium.

Frogs of Monmouth County  
Saturday & Sunday, May 10 & 11 at 1pm                    
Meet some frogs that can be found in Monmouth County.

Fledging Finders 
Saturday & Sunday, May 17 & 18 (self-directed)                    
Discover when and if you should help a baby bird.

Native Plant Walk  
Saturday & Sunday, May 24 & 25 at 11am   
Monday, May 26 at 1pm                   
Join us on a nature walk and learn about the beautiful native plants found at the Reservoir.

June Bugs  
Saturday & Sunday, May 31 & June 1 (self-directed)                    
Learn about your favorite (and not-so-favorite) summertime insects.

Map of the Manasquan Reservoir


  • 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.