There’s no denying the fact that NYC has some pretty spectacular children’s museums – and we New Jersey-ites can trek into the city by car, train or boat to explore all that Manhattan has to offer. But what about this side of the Hudson? What’s a NJ kid to do when mom & dad are looking to stay local? Enter the Liberty Science Center. This 4 story gem is packed with educational exhibits, special events and even an IMAX theater. Best of all, there's something for each age group: On a recent rainy Friday morning visit, my 10 month old played peek-a-boo in a mirrored toy at the Curious George exhibit, my 3 year old experimented with measurement at a gigantic rice-filled table and I even learned a thing or two about the complex ecology system happening right in the Hudson River (despite my often fuzzy 'mom brain')! So indulge your inner science geek and check out these must-see exhibits at New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center.
Bonnets, baskets and bow ties, oh my! Getting our little ones to dress up and sit still is considered a modern marvel in our household. To capture these rare and precious moments, many local shopping malls are hosting photo opportunities with the tall white rabbit himself, the Easter Bunny. Hosted daily all over the state of New Jersey, through March 30, no appointments are necessary!
Now that my oldest child is ten (gasp!), I understand that annoying phrase I heard often during those difficult baby/toddler times, "The days are long, but the years are short". Thankfully, filling those short years with quality bonding time will be even easier with our Top 100 not-to-be-missed family activities right here in the Garden State. Yes, we have two fantastic large cities within driving distance, but there's tons of incredible stuff right here in Jersey to make memories that will last forever!
Community libraries are a wonderful resource for families. From story time to special clubs and fun events, they offer a wide variety of programs that appeal to all ages. Libraries are especially wonderful during the cold winter months when you need somewhere to escape with the kids for a few hours. We’ve rounded up some of the best activities currently scheduled at Northern NJ libraries—read on for some great suggestions to keep your family busy this winter.
I've always dreamed of having fun backyard birthday parties complete with bounce houses, pony rides and an ice cream man, but alas, I have only winter babies whose party options are limited and always in danger of being canceled due to weather. Last February we told you about fun winter birthday parties for New Jersey children but here are 5 more options to add to our Birthday Party Guide, plus a brand new sneak peek venue!
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