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Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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TWO Locations

(Outdoors only, no indoor facility visitation or use)

Ticketed Location - RUMFS

Rutgers University Marine Field Station 
800 Great Bay Blvd
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
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Non-Ticketed Location - JC NERR (come anytime!)

Jacques Cousteau NERR 
130 Great Bay Boulevard                                          Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087                                              Driving Directions

Location Details

Please bring your tickets for your registered time slot at RUMFS. You are welcome to stay as long as you would like, until 3pm. NOTE: All visitors must walk across the ~1/4 mile causeway to the building. Boats are not allowed to dock at the Field Station. 

Tickets are not required to visit the JC NERR. Come anytime you would like between 10am-3pm. 

Event will be happening rain or shine! 


Amy Plantarich (email preferred) 
Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve-Rutgers University 

2022 Rutgers University Marine Field Station & Jacques Cousteau Reserve Open House 

Come explore the amazing marine science taking place in your own backyard.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rutgers Marine Field Station (RUMFS) & the 25th anniversary of the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JC NERR) at our Open House event on September 17th, 10am-3pm (all outdoors, rain or shine)! This year, we are hosting the event at TWO locations: RUMFS and the JC NERR!

Meet Rutgers and JC NERR researchers and scientists and explore the exciting research happening in the Great Bay/Mullica River estuary and beyond: with interactive booths, touch tank, children's activities, RUMFS 50th Anniversary Merchandise, invited speakers, and more! If you have ever wondered what happens in the mysterious building at the end of the road, this is your chance to find out!

Visitation of the booths at RUMFS will be available by pre-registered time slots. To better accommodate the crowds and to improve your experience, we are asking participants to register for arrival times. (See the left column for more details.)

Choose your Open House ticket time to visit RUMFS: