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Looking for a great way to entertain your kids without bearing the winter cold? Keep reading for fun indoor activities your kids will love.

 

  1. African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey

Newtonville and Atlantic City, NJ

Check out the museum that got a shout-out last year from Whoopi Goldberg on “The View”. A portrait of her by Yigal Ozeri, an influential artist, was donated to the Atlantic City museum during her visit. Check it out – and some 9,000 other Black cultural artifacts. (F.Y.I. – Atlantic City admission is free on Wednesdays.)

 

2. Philharmonic of South Jersey

Moorestown, NJ

If you’ve heard enough of “Baby Shark”, expand your kids’ musical pallet with a visit to the Philharmonic of South Jersey.  This year, they honor influential composer Leonard Bernstein. If you want to learn why, click here to be amazed.

 

3. Battleship NJ

Camden, NJ

The Battleship New Jersey is a museum and memorial.  Not only will you learn about the history of its voyages and the people who were onboard, you will also sit in the captain’s chair and climb into the gun turret to understand how the projectiles were loaded. Curious to learn more? Watch our own Marianne Aleardi take a tour.

 

4. Rowan University’s Edelman Planetarium

Glassboro, NJ

Have some intergalactic fun. You can learn about the origin of astrological signs, take a journey to the moon, or jam out to Jimmy Hendrix while watching an interactive laser show. Visit their website for the complete schedule. 

 

5. Adventure Aquarium

Camden, NJ

More than 15,000 aquatic species call the Adventure Aquarium home.The aquarium has the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark in the United States. There are also hippos, blue penguins, and a place where you can touch starfish and stingrays. Would you like to take a walk on the wild side? Well, you can literally walk across the Shark Bridge, suspended just inches over the shark tanks.

 

6. American Indian Heritage Museum

Westampton, NJ

The American Indian Heritage Museum offers a unique view of American Indian culture. You will experience a guided tour of the exhibits where visitors will learn about American Indian history, culture and traditions. It’s important to note that the museum is only open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month (September – June).

 

7. Heritage Glass Museum

Glassboro, NJ

Did you ever wonder how Glassboro got it’s name? Learn why at the Heritage Glass Museum. You will leave with an extensive knowledge of New Jersey’s glass manufacturing history. There are exhibits of historic glass, bottles and animal glass art figurines.

 

8. Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

Millville, NJ

Once you’ve learned about the history of glass in New Jersey, why not witness live glassblowing demonstrations at The Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center? The center holds weekend festivals, workshops, performances, and more. You could even take a class on glass bead making, metal smithing, or salt-glazed ceramic making.

 

9. Air Victory Museum

Hainesport, NJ

Fly through the history of aeronautics at Hainesport’s Air Victory Museum. With more than fifteen planes and hundreds of items of memorabilia on display, your little one will have a blast. They could even sit in the cockpit of a P-80.

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