Fun Family Things To Do in New Jersey This Weekend 2/7-2/8

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This weekend’s activities will have you bundled up to enjoy the beauty of New Jersey in the winter. Explore nature at Terhune Orchards or catch a Wolf Watch Tour. Mom and dad, enjoy a night out this week at Application Pending and let Small Factory babysit. Since this is the first full weekend of February, admission is free at seven museums throughout the state thanks to Bank of America Free Museum Days

What fun family activities will you enjoy in New Jersey this weekend?

things to do in new jersey this weekend

Photo via Home Depot

1) Learn How to Make A Heart Box
Saturday February 7th from 9:00am-12:00pm
Learn how to build a heart box for Valentine’s Day at your local Home Depot.  Children ages 5-12 will keep their craft, receive a certificate of achievement, a Home Depot workshop apron and a commemorative pin.
Your Local Home Depot Store
Cost: FREE

2) National Geographic Kids Club
Saturday February 7th at 9:00am
The Freehold Raceway Mall invites you the first Saturday of every month for the National Geographic Kids Club.  Located in the Food Court on the upper level, the Kids Club is hosted by 94.3 The Point.  Enjoy fun activities and crafts with a Nat Geo theme, plus free carousel rides until 11am!
Freehold Raceway Mall 3710 US9 Freehold, NJ
Cost: FREE

3) Read and Explore
Saturday February 7th at 10:00am
One of the Princeton area’s best family farms, Terhune Orchards, invites you to their monthly Read and Explore program this Saturday.  Your family will learn about animal tracks around the farm and read a story.  After story time, make bird feeders to take home to help keep the birds fed throughout the winter.
Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ
Cost: $7/child

4) Winterfest
Saturday February 7th from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Children of all ages are welcome at the 2nd annual Winterfest at the Madison Public Library.  Enjoy ice painting, DIY snow globes, a live-sculpture demonstration and more!  At 2:00pm, Mad Science will be performing magic tricks and science experiments featuring the power of gas for children ages 6-10.  Children ages 3-5 can partake in the Penguin Party for special penguin themed songs, crafts and games.
Madison Public Library 39 Keep Street Madison, NJ
Cost: FREE

5 Valentine’s Day Card Making
Saturday February 7th at 10:00am
Pottery Barn Kids is partnering with Bright Horizons Foundation for Children to create handmade Valentine’s Day cards.  Children can create two cards: one to take home and one for a child in need.
Pottery Barn Kids at The Grove 546 Broad Street Shrewsbury, NJ
Cost: FREE

6) StarLab Planetarium Show
Saturday February 7th at 1:30pm
Explore the night sky at the Monmouth Museum MMKids StarLab Planetarium Show.  This 20 minute presentation is perfect for children 7+.  Learn to locate the constellations and the mythology behind them in the night sky.  When the show is over, enjoy the hands-on activities in the Becker Children’s Wing.
Monmouth Museum 765 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, NJ
Cost: $9/museum admission

7) Kid’s Night Out
Saturday February 7th from 6:30pm-10:00pm
Guess what parents? It’s date night! Let Small Factory babysit the kids while you enjoy some time together.  Kids ages 5+ will enjoy movies, computer time, music and more!
Small Factory Productions 560 River Road Suite C Fair Haven, NJ
Cost: $20/child, $15/additional siblings

8) Father Daughter Dance
Saturday February 7th from 7:00-8:30pm
Dads, grab your favorite little girl and head to the YWCA in Princeton for their Father-Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance.  Get dressed in your formal wear and sweep your daddy’s little girl off her feet.
YWCA Princeton 59 Paul Robeson Place Princeton, NJ
Cost: $25/couple, second daughter free

application pending9) Application Pending
Saturday February 7th at 5:15pm
It’s Mom’s Night Out in New York City!  Moms, leave the kids with dad and get your tickets to see Application Pending!  This new comedy will have you in stitches.  Application Pending is the tale of the cutthroat world of kindergarten admissions as a New York private school.  Find out more about this new comedic performance here!
Application Pending Westside Theater 407 West 43rd Street New York, NY
Cost: $79/ticket (NJmom.com readers enjoy $39.50 tickets with code APNJM35 here.)

10) Dinosaurs of the Deep
Sunday February 8th from 10:00am-5:00pm
Are you ready to travel millions years ago back in time when giant prehistoric monsters ruled the seas?  If so, then it’s time to take a visit to the the Dinosaurs of the Deep exhibit at Adventure Aquarium. Come face-to-face with over 20 larger-than-life deadly prehistoric marine reptiles.
Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ
Cost: $25.95/Adults, $18.95/Children (ages 2-12)

11) Wolf Watch Tour
Sunday February 8th from 10:30am-12:00pm
Join the Lakota Wolf Preserve owners Jim and Becky on a Wolf Watch Tour.  This one-of-a-kind experience will teach you about wolf packs, their eating habits and other interesting facts about wolves.  Take priceless photos, watch the wolves play and maybe if you are lucky, you will hear that iconic wolf howl.  Also on the preserve are bobcats and fox.
Lakota Wolf Preserve 89 Mount Pleasant Road Columbia, NJ
Cost: $15/adults, $7/children up to 11 years old

12)  The Can Do Duck
Sunday February 8th at 11:00am
Can Do Duck: The Musical is a positive motivational musical for children and families about believing in yourself and saying “I can”.   The musical is based on the successful children’s book series The Can Do Duck that has positively influenced and helped people overcome challenges all over the world.
Lynn Redgrave Theater 45 Bleeker Street New York City, NY
Cost: $40/adult, $30/under 18 – Use code INTRONYC to save 50% off your tickets.

13) Freckleface the Musical
Sunday February 8th at 1:00pm
Freckleface Strawberry learns everyone is different in this production at the Forum Theater in Metuchen.  Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to cover up her freckles, but with the help of her friends she finds out everything is special.  Based on the story by actress Julianne Moore, this musical is for all ages.  Be sure to meet the cast after the play!
Forum Theater 314 Main Street Metuchen, NJ
Cost: $15/tickets

14) Ice Skating
Sunday February 8th from 11:00am-7:00pm
Newport Skates is open for the season!  Grab your skates or rent them and have some old fashion fun on the rink.
Newport Skates 95 River Drive Jersey City, NJ
Cost: $7.00/admission, $6.00/rental

things to do in new jersey this weekend15) Bank of America Free Museum Days
Did you know that on the First Saturday and Sunday of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders are treated to free admission to more than 150 museums and cultural institutions around the country?  You can enjoy complimentary admission to seven museums in New Jersey.  Find out which museums are participating here.

16) Enjoy sledding down one of the 50+ Best Sledding Hills in NJ.

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  1. Reesa, this list is wonderful! I never knew that Freehold Mall held events for kids and I love the free museum days. Thanks for the ideas!

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