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Did this week give you a case of cabin fever with all the snowy weather? Well, this weekend will be a chance to get out of the house and break the pajama-wearing-marathon.

From High Point State Park to Maple Sugaring, the high-speed thrills of Indoor Auto Racing and Monster Jam, or A Day At the Farm, there’s lots of fun activities going on this weekend. If you’re craving the warmth of summer, be sure to check out Camp Riverbend’s Saturday Social.

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1) Princess Breakfast
Saturday January 31st 9:30am
Get ready to start your day Princess style at Imagine That.  Little princesses will enjoy bagels and juice and Queens and Kings can enjoy coffee.  Be sure to wear your royal garb and be ready for plenty of photo opportunities.  When the breakfast is over, enjoy the rest of your day at the museum.
Imagine That! Museum 4 Vreeland Road Florham Park, NJ
Cost: $15.99/child, $13.99/adult

2) The Saturday Club at Camp Riverbend
Saturday January 31st 9:30am-11:00am
Camp Riverbend invites children ages three to six for a morning of camp fun.  Led by the camp’s counselors, young children and their parents will experience games, sports, crafts, music, cooking and more.

3) Rahway YMCA Open House
Saturday January 31 6:00am-9:00pm
The Gateway YMCA in Rahway just underwent a $3.4 million renovation and they are ready to show it off!  The community is invited to come and enjoy a day at the “Y”.  Take one of four classes exercises, bring your swimsuit for a family swim or shoot some hoops.  Throughout the day, the Gateway YMCA will also have special events and healthy activities.
Gateway YMCA in Rahway 1564 Rahway Blvd Rahway, NJ
Cost: FREE

4) Brick by Brick at the Morris Museum
Saturday January 31st 11:00am to 5:00pm
Kids and adults of all ages will enjoy more than 25 different LEGO exhibits at Morris Museum’s Brick by Brick exhibit.  LEGO artists, engineers and architects have created mind-blowing works of art and architecture.  Family’s will also have the chance to design their own LEGO mini-figures at hands-on stations and leave their mark on the LEGO wall.
Morris Museum 6 Normandy Heights Road Morristown, NJ
Cost: $10/adults and $7/children (ages 3-12)

5) Indoor Auto Racing
Saturday January 31st 7:00pm
Head down to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City with the family for the 13th annual indoor auto racing competition.  Over 24 racers will exceed speeds of over 70 miles per hour in these midget racers.
Boardwalk Hall 2301 Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: Tickets begin at $20

6) Monster Jam
Saturday January 31st  2:00pm and 7:00pm
The Izod Center will be transformed with more than a ton of dirt and more than 50 crush cars to create an obstacle course fit for a monster truck.  Join the twelve foot monsters like Grave Digger, Bounty Hunter and more to see who is the biggest and baddest of them all!
Izod Center 1 Metlife Stadium Drive East Rutherford, NJ
Cost:  Kids tickets start at $15

7) Drawn to Dinosaurs
Saturday January 31st 9:00am-4:45pm
Did you know that New Jersey’s state dinosaur is the Hadrosaurus?  Find out all about our state’s dinosaur, plus a 25 foot long recreation of the original found right in Haddonfield at the New Jersey State Museum.
New Jersey State Museum 205 West State Street Trenton, NJ
Cost: $5/adults, Children 12 and under FREE.

8) Rutgers University Geology Museum Open House
Saturday January 31st 9:00am-4:00pm
The Rutgers University Geology Museum will open it’s doors this Saturday for it’s annual open house.  Children ages 8+ will enjoy hands-on activities and make and take events throughout the day about earth science and geology. Be sure to bring any minerals or fossils that you may have collected to have a geologist classify them for you.
Rutgers University Geology Museum 85 Somerset Street New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: FREE

9) Friends of High Point State Park Winter Festival
Saturday January 31st 12:00pm to 3:00pm
The Friends of the High Point State Park invite families to celebrate winter in the park.  Families enjoy guided hikes, winter themed arts and crafts, snowshoeing and ice fishing.  Warm up by the the fire with hot cocoa and cookies.
High Point State Park 1480 Route 23 Sussex, NJ
Cost: FREE

10) Fire and Ice Festival
Saturday January 31st 11:00am-4:00pm
Historic Mount Holly will be transformed into a winter wonderland on Saturday when amateur and professional ice carvers from all over the country show off their skills.  Burlington County’s very best chili cooks will also be competing in a cook off.  There will be plenty of entertainment and family fun throughout the day to enjoy!
Downtown Mount Holly High Street Mount Holly, NJ
Cost: FREE

11) Maple Sugaring Demo
Saturday January 31st 2:00pm-3:00pm
Did you know that the Great Swamp in Chatham Township is full of maple trees just flowing with sap this time of the year?  Head to the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center to identify and tap maple trees, collecting sap and then watch as syrup is made.  Enjoy samples of syrup made fresh from red maple trees in the Great Swamp.
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center 247 Southern Boulevard Chatham Township, NJ
Cost: $3/per person

12) It’s Greek to Me!
Sunday February 1st 11:00am-3:00pm
The Garden State Discovery Center, South Jersey’s largest attractions for family fun continues it’s passport to adventure on Sunday as they travel to Greece.  Take a tour through Greece with storytelling, architecture and art.  When you are done, be sure to head to the museums 20 hands-on kid-powered attractions!
The Garden State Discovery Center 2040 Springdale Road Cherry Hill, NJ
Cost: $12.95/adults and children 12 months and over

13) A Winter’s Day at the Farm
Sunday February 1st 12:00pm-4:00pm
Ever wonder what a day in the life of a 20th century farmer would be like?  Enjoy an outdoor adventure at the Fosterfields Historical Living Farm and find out!  Hop on the tractor, take care of the animals, find out about ice harvesting, tap maple trees and get involved with the farm chores.
Fosterfields Historical Living Farm 73 Kahdena Rd Morris Township, NJ
Cost: $8/adult, $6/child (ages4-16), $4/child (ages 2 & 3)

14) Groundhog Prediction Party
Sunday February 1st 2:00pm-3:00pm
Will Phil see his shadow on Monday and cause New Jersey to have six more weeks of winter?  Ask Phil himself!  The kids will love the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts for a Groundhog Prediction Party.  Make groundhog crafts with Phil the Groundhog puppet and enjoy some groundhog themed treats.
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts 9 Main Street Madison, NJ
Cost: $5/adults, $3/participating children

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15) Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes
Sunday February 1st 12:00pm
The Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes tour continues in New Jersey this weekend at the Sun National Bank Center.  See it’s final performance today at noon.  Join all of your favorite Disney Princesses as all of their wishes come true in this one-of-a-kind performance.
Sun National Bank Center Route 129 Trenton, NJ
Cost: Tickets begin at $15/children

Are you looking for more family fun activities this weekend in New Jersey? Find more things to do on NJ Mom’s events calender!

 

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