Long Beach Island

Museum

Engleside & Beach Aves.

Beach Haven, NJ

Boardwalks, Pavilions and Piers
Bonds, Holgate & Tucker's Island
Bonds, Holgate & Tucker's Island
Baymen's Tools - Rakes, Dredges, Poles, Nets & Traps
Baymen's Tools - Rakes, Dredges, Poles, Nets & Traps
Duck Guides, Duck Carvers & Duck Market Hunters
Duck Guides, Duck Carvers & Duck Market Hunters
Salute to the Island's Baymen
Salute to the Island's Baymen
Local Boats - Barnegat Bay Sneakboxes & Garveys
Local Boats - Barnegat Bay Sneakboxes & Garveys
Gift Shop - Local Books and LBI Memorabelia
Gift Shop - Local Books and LBI Memorabelia
Historic Hotels of LBI
Historic Hotels of LBI
Life Saving Stations, Shipwrecks
Life Saving Stations, Shipwrecks
Pound Fishing on LBI. Nets, Poles, Horses, Pounds & Rugged Men
Pound Fishing on LBI. Nets, Poles, Horses, Pounds & Rugged Men
Research Center - Albums, Scrapbooks, Books, Charts & DVD's
Research Center - Albums, Scrapbooks, Books, Charts & DVD's
Majestic Hotels are gone, but not forgotten. Photographs- China &
Majestic Hotels are gone... Photographs, China & Momentoes
Tuckerton/Long Beach Railroad (1886-1935)
Tuckerton/Long Beach Railroad (1886-1935)
Whale Bones & Fossils, Shipwrecks & Treasures
Whale Bones & Fossils, Shipwrecks & Treasures

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

Children under 13 are admitted free with paying adults.


Many of the Museum’s exhibits will be of interest to younger school age children such as:  whale bones, fossils, shipwreck items, the Indian canoe, Sneakbox sailboats, model boats and model houses with furniture. Older children may be interested in the Lifesaving stations, LBI storms, the Baymen, early businesses, fishing, railroads on LBI, and early hotels and houses. The Admissions desk has two school-age children’s Treasure Hunts where the participants search for the objects/answers in the exhibits. One is for grades 1-4 and the other is for children with better reading skills (grade 4 and up).  All participants receive a small prize. 


Additionally, in the Research alcove there is a child’s school table and chairs suitable for younger and pre-school children.  At the kiddie table there are children’s books, exhibits of knots & shells, blocks, and a DVD system showing a selection of DVDs.  We always have bones & shells for touching.


Inexpensive souvenirs and children’s books are sold at The Whale Shop. 

MUSEUM GIFT SHOP

The gift shop is open during Museum hours.


The Whale Shop is located in the auditorium and carries a selection of shore-themed decorative items, T-shirts, plus small beach and pirate toys for kids. We also have most local history books, as well as cookbooks related to the Shore and South Jersey, and children’s books.  All proceeds support the Museum.


Note that the Whale Shop does not accept credit/debit cards at this time. ATMs are located nearby.

RESEARCH CENTER

  1. Charts and maps tracing the island's history.
  2. Over 25 DVD's with player on different aspects of local history.
  3. More than 50 albums on important events which happened on the island.
  4. Books on New Jersey.
  5. Chart of Knots.
  6. Explanation on the Pirates of Barnegat Light with a sword display in a case.
  7. Binders holding local history books that can be read at the Research Center's table.
  8. Diorama labeling local mollusks and seashore inhabitants.