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New Jersey Field Trips with Kids

Field Trips in NJ according to Subjects of Interest

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Astronomy
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History & Culture
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Music
Nature
Regional Guides
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Fun with the Family New Jersey: Hundreds Of Ideas For Day Trips With The Kids

Fun with the Family New Jersey: Hundreds Of Ideas For Day Trips With The Kids
by Francesca Di Meglio
A first edition! Written by a parent, this opinionated, personal, and easy-to-use guide has hundreds of ideas to keep the kids entertained for an hour, a day, or a weekend! Fun with the Family New Jersey leads the way to historical attractions, children’s museums, wildlife habitats, festivals, parks, and much more. Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, the guide features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practical tips about traveling with your little ones.

NJ Homeschool Hangout
Our members are from all over NJ…from the Northern tip to the Southern tip. We have meetups all throughout NJ and the surrounding area. Some of our meetup locations will be in Northern, Central, and Southern NJ and also NY and PA.

New Jersey Scenic
Getting outside. Visit the shore, a forest or a family farm. See the Pinelands or a scenic river. Study the colonial architecture.

Art Museums

Monmouth Museum
Changing exhibitions in art, history and science to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse community it serves.
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738

(732) 747-2266

Princeton University Art Museum
Check out the self-guided family activities worksheets.
McCormick Hall
Princeton, NJ 08542
(609) 258-3788

Yard School of Art
programs for adults, children, and teens throughout the year. Classes are offered in four semesters including an eight-week summer program. Learn a new skill or refresh your existing knowledge in our professional studios from experienced teaching artists.
Montclair Art Museum
Directions by train or bus.
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042-1747
973-746-5555

Aquariums

New Jersey State Aquarium
Learn about interesting animals and their exciting habitats found in our exhibits.
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
(800) 616-JAWS

Astronomy

The Newark Museum
The Museum complex, the largest in New Jersey, weaves together 80 galleries of art and science, a mini zoo, planetarium, gift shops, cafe, auditorium, sculpture garden, schoolhouse and the Ballantine House.
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07101-0540
(973) 596-6550.


History & Culture

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
NJ’s first “living historical farm” has year-round tours and special events. Not a replica, Fosterfields is a working farm, using the tools, techniques, and materials of a turn-of-the-century farm. Located in Morristown, NJ.

Historic Allaire Village
Numerous special events and educational programs are offered at the village year round. Located in Monmouth County.
(732) 919-3500

Howell Living History Farm
A time machine that takes you back to the year 1900. Off Rt. 29 two miles south of Lambertville.
(609) 737-3299.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
We offer Home School Workshops several times per semester. Watch here for program notifications.
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 538-2404

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Exhibits, programs and special events, with a special emphasis on educating and entertaining children of all ages. Located in Madison, NJ

New Jersey State Museum
From fossils to fine art, from Native American tools to the finest silver, from quilts to comets, from prehistory to the future, the New Jersey State Museum is four museums in one and offers a galaxy of experiences for every member of the family. 205 West State Street in Trenton.

Old Barracks Museum
In 1758, the Barracks was the biggest building in Trenton. About 300 British and Irish soldiers were the first to live here. The Old Barracks is located in downtown Trenton, next to the New Jersey State House, and is easily accessible.
(609) 396-1776

Peachfield and the Old Schoolhouse
Surrounding farm lands adjacent to the house are still farmed as they have been for more than 200 years. Visitors experience life in an 18th century school setting. Costumed docents conduct class trips, tours and education workshops to interested members of the public.
180 Burrs Road
Westampton, NJ 08060-9618
(609) 267-6996

Roebling Museum
We present the history of the engineering genius of John A. Roebling, the wire rope industry he founded, and the company town of Roebling, New Jersey. We are open! Please follow the detour signs to Hornberger Ave. Follow Hornberger Ave. to the Museum parking lot.
(GPS:1495 Hornberger) 100 Second Avenue
Roebling, NJ 08554
609-499-7200

Industry

Franklin Mineral Museum & Mine Replica
The Franklin Mineral Museum has over 4,000 species and 3 dump areas to investigate – a wide range of geological, mineralogical, archaeological, and historical themes to offer its visitors. Open weekends in March, daily April to November. Located an hour from NYC at 32 Evans Street, Franklin, Sussex County, NJ.

InfoAge Science History Museum and National Historic Landmark
An old military base, Camp Evans, was turned into a small town of museums. Watch the video to see most of the offerings. Be sure to check out the New Jersey Shipwreck Museum to learn about the history of “wi-fi” and how it helped saved many lives at sea. Open 3 days a week, so check before going.
2201 Marconi Road
Wall, NJ 07719
732-280-3000

Sterling Hill Mining Museum
A world famous underground zinc mine in northwestern New Jersey open for tours to all. Located in Ogdensburg, an hour from NYC.

Music

Bay-Atlantic Symphony
We offer very inexpensive educational concerts for students in Atlantic, Cumberland and Cape May counties. Concerts are performed at Cumberland County College in Vineland, and at Stockton College in Pomona. We welcome homeschoolers to our entertaining performances.
(856) 451-1169

Nature

Cape May
World renowned for bird watching, because it is one of the largest breeding grounds for neotropical migratory shore birds in the world. This is a monthly magazine site, with new articles monthly.

Turtle Back Zoo
Noted for its reptile house and alligator exhibit. West Orange, NJ.

Regional Guides

Pine Barrens of New Jersey
Whether you’re down for the day, here for a vacation, or just a “piney” looking for something new and exciting to do, there’s bound to be something here to interest you.

Rural Life

12 Hidden Waterfalls In New Jersey
New Jersey is home to one of the largest waterfalls on the east coast, but we also have our fair share of hidden gems. The following waterfalls can be found throughout the mountains of north and western New Jersey, along the Appalachian range and Delaware Water Gap.

Appalachian Trail
A 2,184 mile long public footpath that traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains.

Fernbrook Farms Education Center
A non-profit farm-based education center in Central New Jersey which offers specific homeschool classes on science, nature and agriculture and field trip opportunities for children ages 3-14. On Route 545 in Chesterfield Township, just 3 miles east of Bordentown.
(609) 298-4028

New Jersey Pinelands
This is truly a special place. It’s classified as a United States Biosphere Reserve and in 1978 was established by Congress as the country’s first National Reserve. It includes portions of seven southern New Jersey counties, and encompasses over one-million acres of farms, forests and wetlands.

Science Centers

Liberty Science Center – Homeschool Programs
Give your child in-depth science knowledge through Liberty Science Center’s School Residency Program. Transform the traditional trip to Liberty Science Center into focused one- and two-day learning experiences centered on a chosen theme. Space is limited, call Ruben Rosario at 201-253-1533 to reserve your spot today.

Theatre

Bickford Theater at Morris Museum
The Morris Museum presents theatre for young audiences on the stage of their 312-seat Bickford Theatre. 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 Bickford Theatre Box Office 973-971-3706 Homeschoolers can also arrange to attend the “classroom intermission” performances during the week.

Paper Mill Playhouse Children’s Theatre
Homeschoolers may be most interested in “on school time” performances (Group Sales Coordinator, at 973.379.3636 ext. 2438). In addition to these and year-round performances, Paper Mill offers Theatre school and a summer theatre program. Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ 07041, Box office 973-376-4343.

Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
Presents day time and evening performances of children’s shows and Shakespeare. 23 Lake Shore Drive, Budd Lake, NJ 07828 Box Office (973) 691-2100 – Main (973) 691-4900 – School & Group Sales.


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