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Save up without sacrificing the excitement and enjoyment of experiencing top attractions in Central NJ. Stop by centers that have exhibits to see or even activities to take part in at no cost to you. Some may take donations towards their efforts so they can maintain their operations and day-to-day tasks.

Jenkinson's Boardwalk

  732-892-0600 | Ocean County

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

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Free Activities at Jenkinson's Boardwalk! Almost every day of the week there's lots of free things to do at Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Aquarium, and North Inlet Beach. Sundays at 7 pm, a New Jersey tradition continues with NJ 101.5's Big Joe Jersey Talent Show on the beach at Jenkinson's! Mondays at 6 pm, explore the shore... Read More

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Cape May County Park & Zoo

  609-465-5271 | Cape May County

Cape May, New Jersey

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One of the only free zoos in the state! Animal lovers will delight at the animals at the Cape May County Park & Zoo. See a lion, giraffe, camels, alligator, black bear and more animals from all around the world at this free zoo in NJ. After seeing all the fascinating animals, head to the Wildlife Carousel for a fun ride with the kids. Wh... Read More

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Rutgers Gardens

  732-932-8451 | Middlesex County

New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Appreciate plant life Rutgers Gardens is a botanical garden tucked away behind the Rutgers University campus. It is a free attraction open to the public year-round. Stroll through beautiful agricultural collections such as the Rain Garden and the Bamboo Forest. There are many trees, flowers and various plant species to appreciate and lea... Read More

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Sea Girt Lighthouse

  732-974-0514 | Monmouth County

Sea Girt, New Jersey

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There are only 11 public original lighthouses in NJ that you can explore and the Sea Girt Lighthouse is one of them! It is filled with artifacts and displays about NJ history. Visit this lighthouse in Monmouth County to learn a bit about Jersey history and enjoy ocean views... Read More

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Howell Living History Farm

  609-737-3299 | Mercer County

Hopewell, New Jersey

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Howell Living History Farm will take you back to the early 20th century to show you how a farm operates. This is an interactive experience where you will help out with tasks in the barn and help with baking fresh bread. Watch horses and buggies go by and explore the different farm animals on the property! This will be a fun and free day for the famil... Read More

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Fort Hancock Historic District

  732-872-5970 | Monmouth County

Highlands, New Jersey

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Fort Hancock Historic District is located right by Sandy Hook and holds years of military history! It has many times been a vital site for defense and navigation. Come by to explore the history in the remains of the fort. Sandy Hook is also nearby for a potential second adventure... Read More

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Drumthwacket

  609-683-0057 | Mercer County

Princeton, New Jersey

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Drumthwacket is a mansion will take you back in Jersey history to show you how past governors lived. Tours are held every Wednesday at 1 p.m. that educate you about the architecture and history of the property. The house also holds a number of antiques that will also be discussed by your guide. You can also wander the gardens following the tour. For no price... Read More

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Twin Lights Historic Site

  732-872-1814 | Monmouth County

Highlands, New Jersey

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Twin Lights Historic Site hold years of significant history in its infrastructure. Originally intended to navigate ships, it now stands as a free historical site for the public to explore. You can opt for a guided tour or just visit and explore yourself! Take in the unique design and the stories of its history here in Highlands, N... Read More

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Princeton University Art Museum

  609-258-3788 | Mercer County

Princeton, New Jersey

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See famous artwork. Visit the Princeton University Art Museum for an educational, culturally-rich and free day trip! The museum features an expansive collection of world art- the collection includes African Art, Asian art, modern and contemporary pieces, photography, prints and drawings, European art and more. You and the family can enj... Read More

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Jenkinson's Boardwalk

 732-892-0600 | Ocean County

Free Attractions in NJ

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Free Activities at Jenkinson's Boardwalk! Almost every day of the week there's lots of free things to do at Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Aquarium, and North Inlet Beach. Sundays at 7 pm, a New Jersey tradition continues with NJ 101.5's Big Joe Jersey Talent Show on the beach at Jenkinson's! Mondays at 6 pm, explore the shore... Read More

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Cape May County Park & Zoo

 609-465-5271 | Cape May County

Free Attractions in NJ

Cape May, New Jersey

One of the only free zoos in the state! Animal lovers will delight at the animals at the Cape May County Park & Zoo. See a lion, giraffe, camels, alligator, black bear and more animals from all around the world at this free zoo in NJ. After seeing all the fascinating animals, head to the Wildlife Carousel for a fun ride with the kids. Wh... Read More

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Rutgers Gardens

 732-932-8451 | Middlesex County

Free Attractions in NJ

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Appreciate plant life Rutgers Gardens is a botanical garden tucked away behind the Rutgers University campus. It is a free attraction open to the public year-round. Stroll through beautiful agricultural collections such as the Rain Garden and the Bamboo Forest. There are many trees, flowers and various plant species to appreciate and lea... Read More

View Details

Sea Girt Lighthouse

 732-974-0514 | Monmouth County

Free Attractions in NJ

Sea Girt, New Jersey

There are only 11 public original lighthouses in NJ that you can explore and the Sea Girt Lighthouse is one of them! It is filled with artifacts and displays about NJ history. Visit this lighthouse in Monmouth County to learn a bit about Jersey history and enjoy ocean views... Read More

View Details

Howell Living History Farm

 609-737-3299 | Mercer County

Free Attractions in NJ

Hopewell, New Jersey

Howell Living History Farm will take you back to the early 20th century to show you how a farm operates. This is an interactive experience where you will help out with tasks in the barn and help with baking fresh bread. Watch horses and buggies go by and explore the different farm animals on the property! This will be a fun and free day for the famil... Read More

View Details

Fort Hancock Historic District

 732-872-5970 | Monmouth County

Free Attractions in NJ

Highlands, New Jersey

Fort Hancock Historic District is located right by Sandy Hook and holds years of military history! It has many times been a vital site for defense and navigation. Come by to explore the history in the remains of the fort. Sandy Hook is also nearby for a potential second adventure... Read More

View Details

Drumthwacket

 609-683-0057 | Mercer County

Free Attractions in NJ

Princeton, New Jersey

Drumthwacket is a mansion will take you back in Jersey history to show you how past governors lived. Tours are held every Wednesday at 1 p.m. that educate you about the architecture and history of the property. The house also holds a number of antiques that will also be discussed by your guide. You can also wander the gardens following the tour. For no price... Read More

View Details

Twin Lights Historic Site

 732-872-1814 | Monmouth County

Free Attractions in NJ

Highlands, New Jersey

Twin Lights Historic Site hold years of significant history in its infrastructure. Originally intended to navigate ships, it now stands as a free historical site for the public to explore. You can opt for a guided tour or just visit and explore yourself! Take in the unique design and the stories of its history here in Highlands, N... Read More

View Details

Princeton University Art Museum

 609-258-3788 | Mercer County

Free Attractions in NJ

Princeton, New Jersey

See famous artwork. Visit the Princeton University Art Museum for an educational, culturally-rich and free day trip! The museum features an expansive collection of world art- the collection includes African Art, Asian art, modern and contemporary pieces, photography, prints and drawings, European art and more. You and the family can enj... Read More

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