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Fun things to do in COLTS NECK

Don’t be fooled by the nickname The Garden State. New Jersey bursts with sandy beaches, bustling cities and quiet towns. Close to New York and Philadelphia, yet far from big city life - New Jersey has so many places to visit with kids - culture, history, nature and most importantly - FUN!

New Jersey has always been know for it’s beautiful seasides and shorelines, so take advantage and introduce kids to popular attractions like Abescon Lighthouse and Casino Beach Pier. 


But there are also surprises! Did you think New Jersey was the place for whale watching? Cape May Whale Watcher even spots dolphins too!  Battleships too? Yep! Battleship New Jersey lets kids even sleep in the bunks!

Dinosaurs come to life at Field Station Dinosaurs, and you can see the state from another angle with super fun Helicopter Rides!

Of course, nature in New Jersey is stunning - and there are a host of FREE state parks to explore! From Wharton to Kittatinny Valley, activities from hiking, kayaking to wildlife spotting are all waiting for YOU!

Don’t forget the camera…you will be creating a LOT of memories!

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  • Six Flags Wild Safari

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    (6 miles) Jackson

    Visit the largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa. This 350-acre wildlife preserve is home to 1,200 animals, including several endangered species.

  • Popcorn Park Zoo

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    (18 miles) Forked River

    Popcorn Park Zoo is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds. You may be greeted at the gate by a gaggle of geese, but soon ...

  • Paws Farm Nature Center

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    (31 miles) Mount Laurel

    All visitors enjoy and learn from the many interactive exhibits and the more that 80 birds and animals housed here.

  • Staten Island Zoo

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    (34 miles) Staten Island

    The Staten Island Zoo was the first zoo anywhere to exhibit all the 32 varieties of rattlesnakes known to occur in the United States. Through wildlife exhibitions, promotion of species conservation ...

  • New York Aquarium

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    (34 miles) Coney Island

    With exhibits featuring over 8,000 animals, the Aquarium offers diversity, superb viewing, and world-renowned scientific expertise that assures a rewarding experience and the knowledge that people ...

  • Prospect Park Wildlife Center

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    (40 miles) Brooklyn

    Youngsters can meet prairie dogs nose-to-nose, and walk among wallabies. The Animal Lifestyles building's centerpiece is a spectacular habitat for baboons.

  • Turtleback Zoo

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    (41 miles) West Orange

    500 animals of 200 different species plus loads of extra fun like pony ride and train rides. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in New Jersey

  • NJ Adventure Aquarium

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    (44 miles) Camden

    Some of the exhibits include the massive shark tank, where people can walk through a tube and see the sharks swimming from all angles, a 4-D ride that takes visitors through the sea, as well as the ...

  • Adventure Aquarium

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    (44 miles) Camden

    Features nearly 200000 square feet of sea life and wildlife, located at Camden.

  • Central Park Zoo

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    (46 miles) Manhattan

    From a steamy rain forest to an icy Antarctic penguin habitat encounter fascinating animals from all over the globe plus Tisch Children's Zoo lets little animal lovers meet gentle creatures up close.

  • Philadelphia Zoo

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    (46 miles) Philadelphia

    By the looks of it, Philly Zoo appears to be one of the best Zoos in the US. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Philadelphia for kids

  • Queens Zoo Wildlife Center

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    (48 miles) Flushing

    Exhibit updates have given the Queens Zoo the feel of a national park - albeit a small one. The zoo perimeter is a pathway that leads visitors to pockets of wild habitats, from the Great Plains to ...

  • Elmwood Park Zoo

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    (52 miles) Norristown

    The zoo is arranged into different habitats - Bayou, Farmland, Grasslands, South/Central America, Wetlands, Woodlands with over 150 animals in their natural settings

  • Bronx Zoo

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    (53 miles) Bronx

    The world's largest urban zoo features world-class exhibits featuring get you eye-to-eye with massive crocodiles, majestic tigers, and inquisitive gorillas.

  • Marine Mammal Stranding Center

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    (54 miles) Brigantine

    The Center, which has the privilege of housing the only marine mammal stranding facility within New Jersey, is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of stranded or otherwise stressed marine ...

  • Bergen County Zoo

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    (55 miles) Paramus

    The Bergen County Zoo offers education programs for everyone: children and adults; individuals and groups; at the zoo, or at your facility. A variety of programs are offered throughout the year. ...

  • Atlantic City Aquarium

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    (55 miles) Atlantic City

    There is a touch tank, as well as fish tanks with exotic fish, lots of activities to keep the kids entertained - let the kids have great fun while learning about the sea and sealife

  • Linvilla Orchards

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    (59 miles) Media

    The ultimate farm fun for kids! They can take a hayride through the lush fields and orchards, or climb aboard the “The Playland Express” train. With farm animals, pony rides, fishing and lakes - ...

  • White Post Animal Farm

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    (66 miles) Melville

    The White Post Animal Farm provides year round fun for the whole family. The animal farm features many animals of all different species from around the world! The park also features Farmland Express ...

  • The Cohanzick Zoo

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    (69 miles) Bridgeton

    The Cohanzick Zoo, established in 1934, is New Jerseys First Zoo. Located in the beautiful Bridgeton City Park, this little zoo is set on 15 acres and is home to approximately 100 animals. Admission ...

  • Brandywine Zoo

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    (69 miles) Wilmington

    Open year round, the zoo is home to 120 animals representing 56 species on 12 acres.

  • Lehigh Valley Zoo

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    (75 miles) Schnecksville

    Part of an incredible 1,100 acre nature preserve, this zoo is home to over 275 animals from all around the world. They even have wagon rides and paddle boats!

  • The Maritime Aquarium

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    (81 miles) Norwalk

    The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment, the Maritime Aquarium ...

  • Connecticuts Beardsley Zoo

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    (94 miles) Bridgeport

    Over 300 American species with varying exhibits and educational programming for families, including unique pop up viewing areas within the Prairie Dog exhibit.

  • Six Flags Great Adventure

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    (6 miles) Jackson

    Thrill seekers come in all sizes. That's why we have tons of great fun for little ones to enjoy on their own and with parents. These rides spin, fly and promise to take kids on magical journeys that ...

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