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If you think you've seen it all, think again! Try something different this weekend by checking out unique museums you won't be able to find anywhere else. Stray away from the usual history and art museums to see something new. Insectropolis, for example, is a museum in Toms River with 12 different exhibits--including the Mud Tube containing soil-dwelling creatures, and the Caterpillar Cafe, among many. What a great way to spark the minds of children!

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Whippany Railway Museum Website | 973-887-8177
1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ 07981  Northern NJ
Whippany Railway Museum Unique Museums in Morris County NJ Unique train museum in Northern NJ
Whippany Railway Museum, located in Morris County NJ, is a unique and fun museum that you can visit with your children. Aiming to teach everyone about the history of trains and the original form of mass transportation, Whippany Railway Museum has various exhibits and hosts numerous events.

When visiting the museum's structural exhibits, you and your children will be given a chance to see and learn about the Whippany Freight House, the station and offices that were originally built in 1905, as well as the station's watch box. At this unique NJ museum, the fun and learning never ends. In addition to seeing numerous station structures, you will also be given a chance to learn about train equipment. From the engines and rails to the caboose and passenger cars, you will learn everything there is to know about trains, their place in history and how they have evolved over the years.

Closed in the winter
Old Barracks Museum Website | 609-396-1776
101 Barrack St., Trenton, NJ 08608  Central NJ
Old Barracks Museum Museums in NJ that are Unique A unique and cool museum in Mercer County NJ
The Old Barracks Museum located in Trenton, NJ offers both walk in tours for single families and group tours for organizations or schools. On a tour of The Barracks Museum, you are guaranteed to learn about the French and Indian War, George Washington and the American Revolution.

Looking to give you one of the most unique museum tours in NJ, the staff at The Old Barracks Museum encourages you to roam the museum, look at the various exhibits and view the film "Ten Crucial Days" which documents the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. They want to make the tour interesting so you not only leave with added information, but also a smile. This museum is a great place to bring the kids if you want them to learn about the early years in American history. Guided tours begin at 10 am every Monday - Saturday, provided by an experienced and knowledgeable staff member.

A museum full of American history in NJ
Insectropolis Website | 732-349-7090
1761 Rt. 9, Toms River, NJ 08755  Central NJ
Insectropolis Unique Museums by the NJ Shore A unique museum for bug lovers in NJ
Insectropolis, a bug museum located in Toms River, NJ, is the place to bring your children if they love creepy crawly critters. This unique museum's mission is to educate visitors about insects and possibly grow to like and accept these critters as a member of the world. They accomplish this mission with the help of a friendly and experienced staff who will gladly answer any questions you may have.

Guests are welcome to visit any, or all, of Insectropolis' exhibits. They have a Bug University, Mud Tube, Creepy Tavern, Hive Airport and many other exhibits. All displays are meant to engage children, create a sense of curiosity about bugs and educate them about different species. For the ultimate bug loving children, Insectropolis hosts birthday parties. Children can explore the museum, enjoy a bite to eat, have some cake and have fun learning about bugs!

Fun museum for kids in Central NJ
William Trent House Museum Website | 609-989-3027
15 Market Street, Trenton, NJ 08611  Central NJ
William Trent House Museum Unique Historical Museums in NJ Unique museum in Trenton, NJ
Located in New Jersey's capital, The William Trent House Museum is the oldest house in the town. As the former home of William Trent, a prominent fur trader and soldier during the French and Indian Wars, this house museum serves as a place of education and wonder for New Jersey's youth.

Field trips to this museum are encouraged, because children can learn not only about the historical impact of war, but also the proximity in which they live to that history. Children will be given a chance to see time-appropriate toys, materials and decor. They will essentially take a step back in time and see what life in New Jersey was like during the 1700s. The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 12:30 - 4 pm and children of all ages are welcome. After the tour of the museum, parents may wish to bring their children to the gift shop so they can choose a unique item.

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The Stickley Museum Website | 973-540-0311
2352 Route 10 W., Morris Plains, NJ 07950  Northern NJ
The Stickley Museum Unique Museums in Morris Plains NJ A unique house museum in NJ
Stickley Museum of Morris Plains, NJ is a 20th century estate that offers tours to local visitors. If you are a museum enthusiast or a history buff, consider making your way to Craftsman Farms and touring this interesting NJ museum. As a house museum, The Stickley Museum captures the landmarks of both time and place. Learn about the early 1900s as you walk the grounds and listen to your guide.

When toured, The Stickley Museum brings you back in time. This unique museum has a well-educated staff who will gladly lead you around the estate. With a wealth of knowledge about the time period and the ways in which people lived in the olden days, your tour guide will be able to answer almost all of the questions you have! In addition to the general tours and fun of visiting this unique museum, guests are welcome to get involved and take part in various workshops and programs. From farm programs to ceramics workshops, there is something for everyone.

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