All Northern NJ Childrens Museums in NJ


Learn And Play!

Take the kids somewhere they can enjoy fascinating exhibits and maybe even come home with some new facts to share. Learning centers in Northern NJ give them the opportunity to go beyond what they learn in school or what they do on their own time. Let their curiosity take them on a journey as they navigate the museum, learning something new every step of the way.

NJ's largest museum!

Spend the whole day seeing all that the Newark Museum has to offer. Enjoy artistic exhibits of all different types and origins. You will be inspired and your little one's curiosity will be engaged.

Newark Museum

  973-596-6550 | Essex County

Childrens Museums in NJ

The Newark Museum, located in Essex County, is the state's largest museum. It holds a vast collection of American art, decorative arts and contemporary art, as well as arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas and the ancient world. The museum’s numerous programs are appropriate for young children, teens, families and adults of all... Read More

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Features a Family Learning Lab!

At the Family Learning Lab, you can bring the kids to any of their many upcoming events where they can unleash their creative spirit and curiosity. Programs include gallery tours, studio art projects, open studio, and storytelling! 

Montclair Art Museum

  973-746-5555 | Essex County

Childrens Museums in NJ

The Montclair Art Museum, cited by the New York Times as “putting a new emphasis on ‘family friendly,’” offers a wide variety of programs that encourage children and families to explore, understand and enjoy the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. Programs such as MAM Park Bench, Home School Days,... Read More

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Western Hemisphere's largest and most tech-advanced planetarium!

Not only is the planetarium one of the best, but LSC also has 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection, hurricane and tornado wind simulators, live simulcast surgeries and more! The kids and you will have an unforgettable experience!

Liberty Science Center

  201-200-1000 | Hudson County

Childrens Museums in NJ

What’s new at Liberty Science Center? Amazing experiences! Try the Infinity Climber hanging gym where you can climb up to 35 feet high on 64 small platforms…if you dare! Challenge your navigational skills in the pitch-black Touch Tunnel maze, and then walk across a steel beam 18 feet above the floor in the Skyscraper... Read More

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A variety of age appropriate playground "worlds"!

From themed play rooms to slides and bridges, there is something for every child to explore and interact with! They will pick up on spatial skills and valuable interactions with other kids and families in their time spent here.

Kidz Village

  908-445-7220 (Kenilworth) & 732-826-8577 (Woodbrid | Union County

Childrens Museums in NJ

Kidz Village is an enchanting indoor play center designed for children 10 years and under and adults are always free. Filled with pretend businesses where children pretend to work and play, a huge multi-level indoor playground, ball-launching castle, arcade and restaurant. Children are learning in our edu-tainment rooms (diner,... Read More

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Stimulate your child's imagination and intellect!

The exhibits in Imagine That!!! are designed to encourage your children to use their imaginations and explore all that is open to them. Each exhibit is unique and interesting for a variety of age levels.

 

Imagine That!!! Museum

  973-966-8000 | Morris County

Childrens Museums in NJ

What has UPDATED High-Tech and Sensory Exhibits, along with classic imaginative structures like a real-life fire truck and eye-opening attractions to STIMULATE and ENGAGE your child? It's Imagine That's newly renovated children's museum in Florham Park!\nGeared for ages 1-8, this local children’s museum... Read More

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Perfect for your little animal lovers!

At this indoor zoo, you can feed, touch, and even hold certain animals! Spend a day learning all about these animals and how they live while seeing it up close and in action. You and your child will want to come back for more!

Rizzo's Wildlife World

  973-586-0444 | Morris County

Childrens Museums in NJ

Want to hang out with lizards, snakes and other creatures? Welcome to Rizzo's Wildlife World! Their 4,700 square foot facility houses over 100 animals. Meet Butterscotch the albino Burmese Python, Rico the chinchilla, Spike the alligator snapping turtle and all of Rizzo's animal friends at this wildlife and nature center. Their... Read More

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A mansion built in 1810 with dynamic exhibits!

Take an adventure inside this Federal-style mansion and see what life was like in the early 19th century. There are nine period rooms and two exhibitions galleries that change year round. Check out the historic gardens and the performances held there in the summer!

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

  973-538-2404 | Morris County

Childrens Museums in NJ

Visit Macculloch Hall Historical Museum to experience 19th century New Jersey history through exhibits, historic gardens and period rooms. The former home of George Macculloch, the “father” of the Morris Canal, the Museum features the nation’s largest collection of original artwork by 19th century political... Read More

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Build by student for students!

Built and staffed by members of NJ Youth Corps, this museum incorporates aspects of history, science, and more to create a fun learning environment! Take a day to see everything it has to offer and leave having learned something new.

The Jersey Explorer Children's Museum

  973-673-6900 | Essex County

Childrens Museums in NJ

The Jersey Explorer Children’s Museum displays true-to-life, interactive exhibits that are the amazing handiwork of at-risk youth. Your children will enjoy coming to the museum and looking at all of the exhibits that are related to their world. It is a very interactive museum where your children can play in the different... Read More

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A non-profit run by volunteers!

The Children's Museum in Somerset County aspires to improve the quality of life for families by providing a number of themed exhibits varying from a natural environment to a creative and cultural expression theme. They also hold events throughout the year that your kid will love attending! 

The Children's Museum of Somerset County

  908-725-2299 | Somerset County

Childrens Museums in NJ

The Children’s Museum of Somerset County is a non-profit organization that is run by volunteers. There are all different exhibits for the different seasons. Outdoor exhibits could include a natural garden, weather station, animal exhibits, such as bees, butterflies or other insects. Another type of outdoor exhibit could be a... Read More

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All things baseball!

The Yogi Berra Museum is perfect for families passionate about baseball. Learn about the sport while looking at photographs and artifacts documenting the inspirational life of Yogi Berra himself. Don't forget to have fun with PITCH!, an immersive and interactive baseball experince in the museum.

Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center

  973.655.2378 | Passaic County

Childrens Museums in NJ

The YBMLC is an engaging walk through the history of baseball, the New York Yankees and Yogi’s remarkable career. It houses an impressive collection of historic photos and artifacts, including Yogi’s 10 world championship rings, the most of any player in baseball history. There is also an intimate ballpark-like theater... Read More

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Unique experience exploring minerals!

Collect some rocks to take home while exploring the many exhibits and displays set up at the Franklin Mineral Museum. You will enjoy the mineral room, fluorescent mineral room, and even the fossils section!

Franklin Mineral Museum

  973-827-3481 | Sussex County

Childrens Museums in NJ

The Franklin mine is especially famous for mineral fluorescence, and variety of rare species. The Franklin Mineral Museum's mission is to preserve the mineral wealth, geology, knowledge, and history of \"the greatest mineral locality on earth.\" The area is perceived to be one of the best of \"Nature's Classrooms\" by many... Read More

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Take a fluorescent mineral home!

Enter into the depths of the mine to explore enduring geological mysteries. You will see all kinds of rocks, including ones that glow. You can even take a fluorescent rock to keep at home! There are a number of activities to involve the kids in geology and identifying rocks, too.

Sterling Hill Mining Museum

  973-209-7212 | Sussex County

Childrens Museums in NJ

Most everything manmade has something to do with mining. At the Sterling Hill Mining Museum we'll show you just how it's done. From drilling and blasting to the processing of the ore, we’ve got it all! Come take a ¼ mile underground walking adventure into the 4th oldest mine in the country and the last working... Read More

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NJ's largest museum!

Spend the whole day seeing all that the Newark Museum has to offer. Enjoy artistic exhibits of all different types and origins. You will be inspired and your little one's curiosity will be engaged.

Newark Museum

 973-596-6550 | Essex County

Childrens Museums in NJ

Newark, New Jersey

The Newark Museum, located in Essex County, is the state's largest museum. It holds a vast collection of American art, decorative arts and contemporary art, as well as arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas and the ancient world. The museum’s numerous programs are appropriate for young children, teens, families and adults of all... Read More

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Features a Family Learning Lab!

At the Family Learning Lab, you can bring the kids to any of their many upcoming events where they can unleash their creative spirit and curiosity. Programs include gallery tours, studio art projects, open studio, and storytelling! 

Montclair Art Museum

 973-746-5555 | Essex County

Childrens Museums in NJ

Montclair, New Jersey

The Montclair Art Museum, cited by the New York Times as “putting a new emphasis on ‘family friendly,’” offers a wide variety of programs that encourage children and families to explore, understand and enjoy the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. Programs such as MAM Park Bench, Home School Days,... Read More

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Western Hemisphere's largest and most tech-advanced planetarium!

Not only is the planetarium one of the best, but LSC also has 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection, hurricane and tornado wind simulators, live simulcast surgeries and more! The kids and you will have an unforgettable experience!

Liberty Science Center

 201-200-1000 | Hudson County

Childrens Museums in NJ

Jersey City, New Jersey

What’s new at Liberty Science Center? Amazing experiences! Try the Infinity Climber hanging gym where you can climb up to 35 feet high on 64 small platforms…if you dare! Challenge your navigational skills in the pitch-black Touch Tunnel maze, and then walk across a steel beam 18 feet above the floor in the Skyscraper... Read More

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A variety of age appropriate playground "worlds"!

From themed play rooms to slides and bridges, there is something for every child to explore and interact with! They will pick up on spatial skills and valuable interactions with other kids and families in their time spent here.

Kidz Village

 908-445-7220 (Kenilworth) & 732-826-8577 (Woodbrid | Union County

Childrens Museums in NJ

Kenilworth, New Jersey

Kidz Village is an enchanting indoor play center designed for children 10 years and under and adults are always free. Filled with pretend businesses where children pretend to work and play, a huge multi-level indoor playground, ball-launching castle, arcade and restaurant. Children are learning in our edu-tainment rooms (diner,... Read More

Visit Website Visit Website View Details

Stimulate your child's imagination and intellect!

The exhibits in Imagine That!!! are designed to encourage your children to use their imaginations and explore all that is open to them. Each exhibit is unique and interesting for a variety of age levels.

 

Imagine That!!! Museum

 973-966-8000 | Morris County

Childrens Museums in NJ

Florham Park, New Jersey

What has UPDATED High-Tech and Sensory Exhibits, along with classic imaginative structures like a real-life fire truck and eye-opening attractions to STIMULATE and ENGAGE your child? It's Imagine That's newly renovated children's museum in Florham Park!\nGeared for ages 1-8, this local children’s museum... Read More

Visit Website Visit Website View Details

Perfect for your little animal lovers!

At this indoor zoo, you can feed, touch, and even hold certain animals! Spend a day learning all about these animals and how they live while seeing it up close and in action. You and your child will want to come back for more!

Rizzo's Wildlife World

 973-586-0444 | Morris County

Childrens Museums in NJ

Roxbury, New Jersey

Want to hang out with lizards, snakes and other creatures? Welcome to Rizzo's Wildlife World! Their 4,700 square foot facility houses over 100 animals. Meet Butterscotch the albino Burmese Python, Rico the chinchilla, Spike the alligator snapping turtle and all of Rizzo's animal friends at this wildlife and nature center. Their... Read More

Visit Website Visit Website View Details

A mansion built in 1810 with dynamic exhibits!

Take an adventure inside this Federal-style mansion and see what life was like in the early 19th century. There are nine period rooms and two exhibitions galleries that change year round. Check out the historic gardens and the performances held there in the summer!

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

 973-538-2404 | Morris County

Childrens Museums in NJ

Morristown, New Jersey

Visit Macculloch Hall Historical Museum to experience 19th century New Jersey history through exhibits, historic gardens and period rooms. The former home of George Macculloch, the “father” of the Morris Canal, the Museum features the nation’s largest collection of original artwork by 19th century political... Read More

Visit Website Visit Website View Details

Build by student for students!

Built and staffed by members of NJ Youth Corps, this museum incorporates aspects of history, science, and more to create a fun learning environment! Take a day to see everything it has to offer and leave having learned something new.

The Jersey Explorer Children's Museum

 973-673-6900 | Essex County

Childrens Museums in NJ

East Orange, New Jersey

The Jersey Explorer Children’s Museum displays true-to-life, interactive exhibits that are the amazing handiwork of at-risk youth. Your children will enjoy coming to the museum and looking at all of the exhibits that are related to their world. It is a very interactive museum where your children can play in the different... Read More

Visit Website Visit Website View Details

A non-profit run by volunteers!

The Children's Museum in Somerset County aspires to improve the quality of life for families by providing a number of themed exhibits varying from a natural environment to a creative and cultural expression theme. They also hold events throughout the year that your kid will love attending! 

The Children's Museum of Somerset County

 908-725-2299 | Somerset County

Childrens Museums in NJ

Bridgewater, New Jersey

The Children’s Museum of Somerset County is a non-profit organization that is run by volunteers. There are all different exhibits for the different seasons. Outdoor exhibits could include a natural garden, weather station, animal exhibits, such as bees, butterflies or other insects. Another type of outdoor exhibit could be a... Read More

Visit Website Visit Website View Details

All things baseball!

The Yogi Berra Museum is perfect for families passionate about baseball. Learn about the sport while looking at photographs and artifacts documenting the inspirational life of Yogi Berra himself. Don't forget to have fun with PITCH!, an immersive and interactive baseball experince in the museum.

Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center

 973.655.2378 | Passaic County

Childrens Museums in NJ

Little Falls, New Jersey

The YBMLC is an engaging walk through the history of baseball, the New York Yankees and Yogi’s remarkable career. It houses an impressive collection of historic photos and artifacts, including Yogi’s 10 world championship rings, the most of any player in baseball history. There is also an intimate ballpark-like theater... Read More

Visit Website Visit Website View Details

Unique experience exploring minerals!

Collect some rocks to take home while exploring the many exhibits and displays set up at the Franklin Mineral Museum. You will enjoy the mineral room, fluorescent mineral room, and even the fossils section!

Franklin Mineral Museum

 973-827-3481 | Sussex County

Childrens Museums in NJ

Franklin Township, New Jersey

The Franklin mine is especially famous for mineral fluorescence, and variety of rare species. The Franklin Mineral Museum's mission is to preserve the mineral wealth, geology, knowledge, and history of \"the greatest mineral locality on earth.\" The area is perceived to be one of the best of \"Nature's Classrooms\" by many... Read More

Visit Website Visit Website View Details

Take a fluorescent mineral home!

Enter into the depths of the mine to explore enduring geological mysteries. You will see all kinds of rocks, including ones that glow. You can even take a fluorescent rock to keep at home! There are a number of activities to involve the kids in geology and identifying rocks, too.

Sterling Hill Mining Museum

 973-209-7212 | Sussex County

Childrens Museums in NJ

Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Most everything manmade has something to do with mining. At the Sterling Hill Mining Museum we'll show you just how it's done. From drilling and blasting to the processing of the ore, we’ve got it all! Come take a ¼ mile underground walking adventure into the 4th oldest mine in the country and the last working... Read More

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Indoor Fun On A Rainy Day!

If the outside weather is a bit too dreary but you\'ve already explored the museumsyour area, there are still ways to spend a family day together! Check out our compilation of over 150 rainy day activities that can be enjoyed all over state. Your kids will thank you for dragging them out of the house to explore a cool new location.

The Best For Kids!

Out of all the museums, some are just a better fit for kids. They\'ll have more fun being able to explore interactive exhibits and activities. The 16 best museums for kids include some of the ones mentioned, as well as several others. Read about them to see which one might be the best fit for your little one.

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