Did you know you can snag free museum admission through your library or Bank of America cards? What about a way to score Broadway tickets for over half off? Or, adventure through some scenic national parks without spending a dime? Sign. Us. Up. From getting the kids into the city for free, to trying a new sport without the hefty price tag – we created the #NJMOM Hacks Guide to let you in on the best-kept secrets to scooping up steals for family fun around New Jersey. Bookmark this post and be sure to check back often, as we’ll keep adding new ways to save.
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Find some of the best kid-friendly deals in New Jersey with NJMOM’s Directory
With the NJMOM Directory, you have access to dozens of kid-friendly businesses, deals, and steals around New Jersey. We’re giving you the low-down on kid-friendly businesses we love, like SkyZone Ocean, along with coupons and special prices. Score $14.99 tickets (normally $21.99) to the Crayola Experience, $27 admission (normally $40) to Island Spa & Sauna, 50% off at Five Star Swim School in Princeton, $20 off swim lessons in Eatontown, and other special coupons and sales around New Jersey.
Enjoy free bowling all summer with Kids Bowl Free
With the Kids Bowl Free Program, your kids can enjoy two free games of bowling daily all summer long. All you need to do is register them here to take advantage of the program. For more information and for a list of bowling centers in New Jersey, click here.
Score free museum passes with your NJ library card
Visiting some of the biggest museums in the tri-state area can add up quickly if you’re traveling with a family of three, four, five or more. But luckily, there are museum passes available for rental at local libraries all across the Garden State. Save big on admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and so many more. Check out our full guide here.
Go on a free adventure with Every Kid in a Park
Every Kid in a Park is a program that offers free admission to your fourth grader to over 400 national park sites in the United States. And five of these sites are right here in New Jersey! Lace up your hiking boots and maybe pack a picnic – it’s time for some outdoorsy fun. Check out our full guide here.
Visit Broadway for a fraction of the price with Broadway Roulette
Visiting Broadway is a trip your family will never forget – the characters, the colors, the music, the dancing – it’s pure magic. These are the most elite productions in the world and Broadway Roulette wants your family to experience them for an unbelievable price of just $49-$59 per ticket. Enter the roulette, set preferences, and you’re on your way. For our #NJMOM guide, head over here.
Ride the NY Waterway for free all the summer
During the summer, NY Waterway offers free rides to kids under the age of 12 on all ferry routes. The kids will love the scenic boat ride, mama will love the convenience of not having to drive into the city! Plus, once you arrive in the city, hop on one of NY Waterway’s free shuttles to get to your destination. To learn more about this program, click here.
Sign up for discounted ferry rides, free shuttles, and more with Your Key to the City Program
We know that making your way into the city as a family, or even just with your partner can be challenging and sometimes expensive. We’ve done the grunt work and found an #NJMOM hack that will make you and your wallet happy. It’s NY Waterway’s Your Key to the City Program, which includes discounted ferry rides (remember, kids ride free all summer), free shuttles, discounted attraction and tour tickets, and special rates on Broadway shows.
Try hockey for free for the day
We all know how expensive sports can be. Now, your kids can enjoy learning and trying a new sport for free. Try Hockey For Free Day is yearly a chance for your kids to learn about the sport, use hockey equipment, and make new friends. Over 300 local rinks on both coasts of the U.S. participate in this event. Click here for more info and we’ll let you know when the new dates are released.
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Visit a museum for free with your Bank of America card
Did you know the first weekend of every month means free museum admission for Bank of America cardholders? Bank of America believes that art educates and connects us across cultures. The arts matter to this company, which hopes they matter to you too! The banking giant has partnered up with awesome museums for Bank of America Free Museum Days. For our full guide click here.
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