Sailors, Seafood & Lifesaving
Our one-of-a-kind program addresses the New Jersey state Core Curriculum Standards in a comprehensive, hands-on way. Includes in service training for teachers, all curriculum and kit materials, and field trip to both historic Absecon Lighthouse and Atlantic City Aquarium. Students $9.50, Adults $11 (one free adult for every 10 students). Optional excursions can include a one-hour cruise aboard Atlantic City Cruises.
“Keeper Sleeper” Overnight Program
Ever wonder what it was like to be a Lighthouse Keeper 150 years ago? Join us for an overnight adventure and find out! This program includes video presentations, lighthouse history, night climbs, kids build their own lighthouses, snack, breakfast, compass and orienteering skills, ghost stories (optional), and gift shopping. The program is $45 per person, and ideal for Girl & Boy Scouts, and youth groups of all ages.
Avoid the summertime heat or come in during a rainy day to keep your children occupied by participating in our "Wacky Wednesdays" in July and August! Seven different themes happen on seven different Wednesdays. There are arts and crafts for the kids, as well as theme related movies playing during the scheduled hours. NEW for 2014: Two more weeks of fun with our “Superheroes and Villains” and “Dinosaurs" themes. Kids can decorate a dinosaur egg, create their own superhero or villain, decorate a flower pot, create a popsicle stick sleigh ornament, make a paper-plate aquarium, make a crown or coat of arms, and design a mermaid or treasure map.
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Full Moon Climbs
For the first time this summer, the Absecon Lighthouse will offer nighttime climbs of New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse to correspond with the calendar’s full moons. See Atlantic City like you have never seen it before. Regular admission rates apply.
MONDAY JULY 26 – Last climb at 9:00 pm
TUESDAY AUGUST 24 – Last climb at 8:00 pm
Group tours include a guided tour of the grounds, museum and a climb to the top of the tower. The rate for 10 or more is Adults $5, and children 4-12 are $3.50.
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to email the director of education programs or call 609-449-1360.