NJ Mom’s Weekend Fun Guide: Things To Do 2/14- 2/16

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After the last few weeks, it can be difficult to find something to love about this winter. We’ve searched high and low this week to find family fun things to do in New Jersey this weekend that might have you changing your mind. Challenge your family in the Cocoa Cup or create new memories on a Valentine’s Date Night. Whatever you choose to do this weekend in New Jersey, make the most of it!

Things to do in New Jersey this Weekend

Photo via Tuckerton Seaport

1) Cocoa Cup Open
Saturday February 14th 10:00am-4:00pm
If you’re looking for a cure for cabin fever, Tuckerton Seaport’s Cocoa Cup is for you!  Enjoy free hot chocolate while taking on your friends and family for title of the mini golf champ!  Each participant will be entered to win some delicious, chocolatey prizes.
Tuckerton Seaport 120 West Main Street Tuckerton, NJ
Cost: $8/adults, $5/children ages 5-12, under 5 FREE

2) Lowe’s Build & Grow – Sweetheart Picture Holder
Saturday February 14th 10:00am
Head to your local Lowe’s on Saturday morning to create a Sweetheart Picture Holder, just in time for Valentine’s Day! At Lowe’s Build and Grow events, children will build a wooden project, as well as receive an apron, goggles, a patch and more!
Your Local Lowe’s stores throughout New Jersey
Cost: FREE

3) Flit, Flutter and Tweet: It’s All About Birds
Saturday February 14th 12:00pm-4:00pm
Enjoy a festival of feathered fun this weekend at the Plainsboro Preserve.  Count birds at the feeding stations, help build nesting boxes for the spring time and learn all about some of New Jersey’s native birds.
Plainsboro Preserve 80 Scotts Corner Road, Cranbury, NJ
Cost: FREE

Things to do in New Jersey this Weekend

Photo via Howell Living History Farm

4) Valentine’s Day Sleigh Rides
Saturday February 14th 11:00am-3:00pm
Enjoy an old fashioned sleigh ride around the Howell Living History Farm on Valentine’s Day.  Couples can choose from a horse drawn sleigh and families can choose a horse drawn bobsled ride.  Warm up inside by touring the recently restored farm house with hot chocolate.  Homemade Valentine’s Day treats will be available to purchase.
Howell Living History Farm 70 Wooden’s Lane Lambertville, NJ
Cost: FREE

5) The Little Star that Could
Saturday February 14th 3:00pm-3:40pm
Children ages six through 12 will love to travel along with an average yellow star as he tries to find a name and a planet all of his own.  Along the way, he meets other important stars who teaches the yellow star some very important things about a star!  The program is an introduction to the different types of stars and planets in our solar system.
Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium 118 Lamington Road Branchburg, NJ
Cost: $7/ticket

Things to do in New Jersey this Weekend

Photo via Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

6) Family Date Night
Saturday February 14th 5:30pm
Who said that Valentine’s Day has to be just for mom and dad to enjoy?  Take the whole family to Jenkinson’s Boardwalk for their Family Date Night promotion.  The first annual Date Night promotion will run all weekend long and includes a package of 4 aquarium admissions, a $10 playcard to the Jenkinson’s Pavilion Arcade, a pizza and pitcher of soda from Jenkinson’s Pavilion and sweets from the Jenkinson’s Sweet Shop. You can purchase this deal at any of the four participating locations.
Jenkinsons 300 Ocean Avenue Point Pleasant, NJ
Cost: $39.95/family package

 7) Get immersed in a World of Wings
Sunday February 15th 10:00am-6:00pm
World of Wings offers a one-of-a-kind experience where children can learn to love nature through their specially designed butterfly atrium and animal exhibits.  Get to know creatures like lizards, frogs and reptiles from around the world.  When you are done with the exhibits, let the kids burn off some energy in the new bounce room!
World of Wings 1175 Windsor Road Teaneck, NJ
Cost: $16/adults, $11/children ages 2-11

Things to do in New Jersey this Weekend 2/14-2/16

Photo via Axelrod Performing Arts Center

8) Pinkalicious: The Musical
Sunday February 15th 2:00pm
The popular children’s book, Pinkalicious comes to life at the Jersey Shore this Sunday at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in the form of a musical.  See what happens when Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes!  How will she get out of her pinkalicious predicament? too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.
Axelrod Performing Arts Center 100 Grant Avenue Deal, NJ
Cost: Tickets start at $18.75

9) Frozen Sing Along
Sunday February 15th 5:00pm
Bundle up warm for an afternoon of Frozen fun as you watch the sing along version of Disney’s Frozen on the big screen at Trailside Nature Science Center.  Stay warm throughout the movie with campfires and hot chocolate.  Get to the Center early to see a demonstration of the working skills of the New Jersey Sled Dog Club.
Trailside Nature Science Center 425 New Providence Road Mountainside, NJ
Cost: FREE

Things to do in New Jersey this Weekend

Photo Via The Fuzzy Lemons

10) Birthday Bash
Sunday February 15th 4:00pm
Family-Friendly rock band, The Fuzzy Lemons is celebrating their 7th birthday and you are invited!  Whether you are a new or old fan, this show is going to be a blast!  Join the band at the newly reopened Maxwell’s Tavern in Hoboken.
Maxwell’s Tavern 1039 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ
Cost: $10/advance, $12/at the door (pricing is for a maximum of a family of four, any additional family member after the fourth person is free)

11) State Theater Family Day
Monday February 16th 10:00am-3:30pm
The State Theater’s annual Family Day will take place this President’s Day with tons of family-friendly fun!  The highlight is always the Hub City Big Top.  Activities include balloon animals, face painting, giveaways, games, music by 98.3, as well as great workshops and sing-a-longs!
The State Theater 15 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: FREE

12) Playtime at the Zoo!
Monday February 16th 10:00am-12:00pm
Every Monday in the Bergen County Zoo Education Center classroom play with animal themed toys and meet a different zoo animal!  With the kids being off from school today, it’s the perfect day to take advantage of learning outside of the classroom!
Bergen County Zoo 216 Forest Avenue Bergen, NJCost: $4 Resident/ $8 Non-Resident Adult (ages 15-61), $2 Resident/$4 Non-Resident Child (ages 3-14), under 3 FREE

Things to do in New Jersey this Weekend

Photo via The State Theater

13) Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild LIVE
Monday February 16th 10:30am, 1:00pm and 3:30pm
Animal lovers will love this show by “Jungle Jack”!  Join Jack Hanna as he brings his television show to the State Theater in this one-of-a-kind event to see some of the world’s most amazing animals!
The State Theater 15 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: Tickets start at just $15

14)  Funday Monday
Monday February 16th 10:00am-12:00pm
Enjoy free coffee and bagels and meet other parents and caregivers, while your little ones make friends of their own and play at Jellybean Jungle!
Jellybean Jungle 230 North Maple Avenue Marlton, NJ
Cost: $9/Children ages 1-5, $4.25/Children ages 7-11 months old, Under 6 months FREE, 2 adults are FREE with each child’s admission

Things to do in New Jersey this Weekend 15) Free Entrance Days into New Jersey National Parks
Saturday February 14th, Sunday February 15th and Monday February 16th Sunrise to Sunset. Over a dozen of New Jersey’s National Parks will open their gates for free this weekend in honor of President’s Day weekend.  Some of the participating parks include: Ellis Island, Paterson Great Falls and the Delaware Water Gap.
Cost: FREE

16) Have a spa day! {for mom+ dad only}

17) Celebrate Valentine’s Day! Did you see NJ Mom’s ideas for 25 Totally Unique Valentine’s Day Ideas in New Jersey yet?

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Still need more ideas of things to do in New Jersey this weekend? Check out NJ Mom’s event calender for more activities! Remember to use hashtag #NJMom this weekend for your chance to be featured.

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