Museums in New Jersey with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in New Jersey, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in The Garden State offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick!  Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in New Jersey…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Franklin Mineral Museum

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    Franklin

    The museum has over 4,000 mineral specimens on display in the local room including those that are on display in the 33 foot long fluorescent display in the fluorescent room. The museum\'s ...

  • Garden State Discovery Museum

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    Cherry Hill

    Touch, explore and create in the museums many interactive exhibit areas - loads of things to do all under one roof

  • Liberty Science Center

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    Jersey City

    The interactive museums three exhibit floors, each having a different theme, are dedicated to exploration through hands-on experimentation. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Morris Museum

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    Morristown

    The museum offers a full calendar of special events, festivals, classes, and activities for the entire family - with an ever changing hands on exhibitions varying from arts and science to historical ...

  • NJ Childrens Museum

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    Paramus

    Explore over 30 different play and learning areas, each designed to attract and engage the imagination! Your child is your guide.

  • Newark Museum

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    Newark

    Whatever your child is passionate about, let the Junior Museum be your partner as your child explores their creative self, expands their mind, and above all, has fun while learning something new!

  • Insectropolis The Bugseum of New Jersey

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    Toms River

    Insectropolis is a fun and unique insect learning center that dazzles visitors of all ages. There is plenty to see and do here! Our creative displays entertain guests as they learn about these ...

  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not Atlantic City

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    Atlantic City

    Visit the home of weird family fun, with 2 floors with ALL NEW galleries, shows and nearly 300 unusual and fascinating exhibits!

  • MWV Children's Museum

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    North Conway

    Active and curious kids up to 7 years can learn through play in this fun children's museum, dedicated to their development in New Jersey!

  • The Lambert Castle Museum

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    Paterson

    Fascinating museum set inside and about Lambert Castle. The Garret Mountain Reservation observation tower is right by you, as is the Rifle Camp Park with it's own natural history museum and ...

  • Sterling Hill Mining Museum

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    Ogdensburg

    Deep family fun with more than 700 objects on display, as well as cool mines accessible by guided tour.

  • Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

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    Cape May

    All manner of engines, aircraft and interactive displays, plus climb a control tower, sit in a cockpit, try the pilot seat in the flight simulator and have a close look at over 20 real planes and ...

  • Hunterdon Museum of Art

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    Clinton

    Fascinating and captivating art exhibits at this New Jersey Museum of Art, with classes and workshops for kids too!

  • Montclair Art Museum

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    Montclair

    Experience a day of American and Native American art, programs and exhibitions where kids can get lost in that magical art world in New Jersey

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  • Atlantic City Cruises

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    Atlantic City

    Have the chance to get up close and personal with locals. Daily Dolphin Watching Adventure. Your entire gang is welcome to join each and every day for a thrilling view of beautiful Atlantic ...

  • Atlantic City Princess

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    Atlantic City

    Atlantic City's Premier Charter Boat the AC Princess Cruises is Atlantic City's finest public & private charter yacht. Sightseeing, daily cruises - or book our elegant boat for your own private party ...

  • Cape May Whale Watcher

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    Cape May

    Whale and dolphin watching for all ages in New Jersey. Amazing wildlife experiences and kids under 6 ride FREE! Amazing on all counts!

  • Turtle Back Zoo

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    West Orange

    Over 100 different species call this popular New Jersey zoo home, with a petting zoo and miniature train rides too!

  • Adventure Aquarium

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    Camden

    Explore under the ocean in New Jersey with this family fun aquarium, with a shark tank, walk through tube and interactive exhibits!

  • Atlantic City Aquarium

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    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

  • Paws Farm Nature Center

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    Mount Laurel

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

  • Six Flags Wild Safari

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    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.

  • Marine Mammal Stranding Center

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    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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    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. ...

  • The Cohanzick Zoo

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    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 ...

  • Popcorn Park Zoo

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    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 ...

  • Space Farms

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    Sussex

    Come alive with nature and history. Explore the wild side of Space Farms Zoo and Museum. Space Farms offers educational fun for all ages. Where else can you step back in time and head for the ...

  • Jenkinson's Aquarium

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    Point Pleasant Beach

    A fun family aquarium located within Jenkinson's Boardwalk in New Jersey, where kids can get up close with sharks, seals, and even touch star fish and sting rays!

  • Bowcraft Playland

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    Scotch Plains

    Thrills and excitement with roller coasters, pirates ships, and a submarine - just to name a few! Family fun with adventures to be had in New Jersey!

  • Keansburg Amusement Park

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    Keansburg

    Amusement Park fun in New Jersey with fun rides from the thrilling to the gentle, perfect for that classic family amusement fun!

  • Storybook Land

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    Egg Harbor Township

    New Jersey fun with Storybook Land - a great theme park for little people with fun rides and storybook attractions!

  • Steel Pier

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    Atlantic City

    Amusements, rides and games at this classic pier amusement park in Atlantic City! Great fun for the whole family!

  • Six Flags Great Adventure

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    Jackson

    Thrill rides, kids rides, family rides and mayhem....it can only be Six Flags!

  • Tomahawk Lake

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    Sparta

    200 acres of great family fun in New Jersey with mini golf, sports, and that famous water park with a 400 foot body slide!

  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

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    Jackson

    Thrill rides, family rides, kids rides and heaps of water fun at this New Jersey Six Flags park! The entire family will find something for them!