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IBSP After Dark
August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$12
Perfect for the whole family or an unforgettable date- come on down for a beautiful and relaxing evening at Island Beach State Park! There will be a variety of activities you can choose to participate in or you can spend all your time relaxing around a roaring bonfire. Bring a towel or some beach chairs and watch the sun set over the dunes while roasting marsh mallows and making s’mores! You will meet at the A13 parking and walk up onto the beach to meet our Naturalists at the bonfire located halfway between the A13 entrance and the Judge’s Shack. From there:
Hear a talk lead by a volunteer from the Friends of the Judge’s Shack about the history of the park and of the famous Judge’s Shack, one of the most iconic and frequently photographed locations on the island.
Go on a treasure hunt using metal detectors in a roped off section of beach. Who knows what buried treasure you will find?
Go on a guided Nature Walk along the beach, looking for night-time critters like ghost crabs and chuck-will’s-widows!
Walk back to the A13 parking lot to stargaze through huge telescopes and learn about constellations from a local astronomy club. With little light pollution, you will get some of the best views of the night sky from anywhere on the Jersey Shore.
***Free for children under 5.***
Ticket sales end at 4:00pm on August 1st.
Tours will run rain or shine. There will be no reimbursements due to weather unless the park decides to cancel a tour due to thunderstorms.