Manasquan Environmental Center: Pavilion Two

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center | Lobby | Pavilion One | Hallway | Pavilion Three |  Group Activities 

The Exploratory Zone

A small laboratory containing microscopes and magnifiers is available for exploration of the world of nature. Various nature artifacts are available to encourage further inspection. Visitors use their imagination to expand their “nature knowledge.” 

Inviting Your Neighbors In

We can learn so much about nature and its delicate balance when we invite nature into our own backyard. Learn how to create food, shelter, and watering areas to keep many interesting and beneficial creatures close enough to watch.  

Web of Life



Enjoy this original mural painted just for the Environmental Center by local artist Ken Stetz. It captures all the natural beauty of the Manasquan Reservoir.

Wildlife Along the Reservoir

Day to Night Exhibit


In this display, a “Day to Night” diorama depicts a scene along the Reservoir. Not all of the animals that reside at the Manasquan Reservoir can be seen during daylight hours. The animals most commonly seen are diurnal, active only during the day. Many animals are nocturnal, active only at night, or crepuscular, active only at dusk or dawn. Visitors can observe how the Reservoir looks at twilight.