Top 15 {kid-friendly} Things To Do in NJ, March 23-25


We’re celebrating all things spring and this first weekend of the season includes some fun outdoor events around New Jersey to welcome milder temps (we hope, anyway!). Spend time with your little ones this weekend going on a family thrill ride at Six Flags Great Adventure Season Opener in Jackson, indulging in all the #eeeeeats at Roselle Park High School Food Truck Festival, solar observing at Morris Museum’s Astronomy Day in Morristown, plus so many more kid-friendly things to do around New Jersey this weekend.

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Here are 15 Things to Do in NJ This Weekend:

1. Six Flags Great Adventure Season Opener
Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, 2018 | 10:30AM opening
You may have spent much of winter in hibernation, but now everyone’s favorite adventure theme park in NJ will be opening for the 2018 season on March 24 and 25, and you won’t want to miss it. Head to the park for a thrilling day and enjoy oldies but goodies like El Toro, Kingda Ka, Nitro, BATMAN: The Ride and more. You will also be one of the first to check out the newest rides being constructed at the park.
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527
Cost: $61.99 for general admission tickets

2. Easter Events: Egg Hunts, Bfast with the Bunny & more
Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25, 2018
Somebunny’s grand arrival will be here soon, and we’ve got your insider guide to all the best Easter egg hunts and breakfasts with the bunny around the state. We’ve lined up your weekend plans, including Egg Hunts on Oasis Family Farm in RobbinsvilleBelmar Easter Egg Hunt, and Whippany Railway Museum’s Easter Bunny Express.

3. Family Fitness with the Fishes
Friday, March 23, 2018 | 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Forget about yoga and Zumba and instead try something new: POUND. POUND is a cardio jam session inspired by playing the drums using lightly weighted drumsticks – you become the music! From 5:00PM to 6:00PM enjoy Jenkinson’s Aquarium all to yourself, then get ready for a fun hour of Family Fitness with the Fishes. It’ll be heart-pumping dance fun – surely an alternative kind of workout vibe that your family will love! For ages 5 and up.
Jenkinson’s Aquarium
300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 08742
Cost: $10 Child, $20 Adult
Please call 732-899-1659 to register. Bring your own yoga mats and drinking water.

4. Club Cool Kids
Friday, March 23, 2018 | 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Have a fun night with friends while learning something new. Club Cool Kids is an awesome children’s program created by All Things Are Possible Foundation, which offers developmental programs with a focus on academics, athletics, and arts. Join the cool kids for a fun night of arts and crafts, STEAM projects, and dinner. You must register in advance and pay online here. For ages K-Grade 6.
All Things Are Possible Foundation
630 Beverly Rancocas Rd., Willingboro, NJ 08046
Cost: $20 per child

5. Singer-Songwriter Weekend
Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, 2018 | 10:00AM
Does your family love to jam together and discover new artists? You’re in luck because the 2018 Singer-Songwriter Weekend will bring over 150 musical talents to Cape May this weekend. Following music conference panels and discussions in the afternoon, you can bring your family to 18 live music venues around Cape May to hear FREE showcase performances starting at 7:00PM on both days. (For the full list of free music venues, click here.) On Friday and Saturday at 8:00PM in the Grand Ballroom of Congress Hall, there is also a special ticketed event featuring The Kennedy’s from New York City (Friday) and Dan Bern (Saturday); all ages are welcome to attend and you can purchase tickets here.
Congress Hall – Grand Ballroom
200 Congress Pl., Cape May, NJ 08204
Cost: $15 for the Congress Hall Ballroom events

Locomotive Kids at Montessori Studio. via

6. Locomotive Kids
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 9:00AM to 10:00AM
All aboard! Let the good times (and trains) roll when you take part in Locomotive Kids at Montessori Studio. From train basics to its complex systems, your child will enjoy a hands-on morning using wooden tracks to design blueprints of the rail system. This program will have your little ones chugging along as they develop skills in math, language, creative designs, and logistics. All materials are provided. For ages 2.5 to 6.
Montessori Studio
12 Market St., Clifton, NJ 07012
Cost: $23

Ahoy Mate – A Voyage to Our Oceans at The Children’s Museum. via

7. Ahoy Mate-A Voyage to Our Oceans
Saturday, March 24, 2018| 10:00AM to 3:00PM
We Jersey fams love our beaches, but how much do you really know about the deep blue? Head to The Children’s Museum of Somerset County this Saturday for a morning of under-the-sea activities – explore ocean currents, experiment with density, create powerful vortexes, and learn all about the amazing creatures down under. For ages 3 to 9.
The Children’s Museum of Somerset County
120 Finderne Ave., Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Cost: $3 suggested donation per child

8. Formal Wear Fundraiser and Dress Drive
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 11:00AM to 3:00PM
In need of formal wear or shoes and accessories for your next special occasion but don’t want to break the bank? If so, look no further than Hoboken Girl’s fundraising event on Saturday to benefit Suits for Success. Head to the Hoboken Multi-Service Center, and you can help pay it forward simply by shopping new and gently used formal wear for men and women – 100% of proceeds from sales go to Suits for Success. Stylist Tiffany Piñero will be on hand to help students and ladies/gents pick out an outfit. New and gently used dresses are $5, accessories are $3, shoes are $2, and makeup (all brand-new) is $1. That’s a deal you can’t miss!
Hoboken Multi-Service Center
124 Grand St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Cost: $5 for dresses, $3 for accessories, $2 for shoes and $1 for makeup

9. Astronomy Day 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Stargazers and space lovers will geek out over Morris Museum’s Astronomy Day. You and your family will be enlightened after hearing cool guest speaker topics like “Exploring our Invisible Universe on NASA’s SOFIA” and “Everything You Need to Know to Fly to Mars.” There is also a telescope training and clinic that will include a meteorite display, telescope display, and solar and night sky observing (weather permitting). Bring your own scope, if you have one!
Morris Museum Astronomical Society
6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: Free

10. Roselle Park High School Food Truck Festival
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 12:00PM to 6:00PM
You can’t live a full life on an empty stomach – so head to the Food Truck Festival at Roselle Park High School this weekend and make things right. Choose from tasty wood-fired pizza and chicken wings, or House of Cupcakes and Sip and Swirl Ice Cream if you’ve got a sweet tooth. Not only will you be supporting Project Graduation by indulging in yummy eats, your family will enjoy a kids zone with face painting, DJ entertainment, performers, craft vendors and more.
Roselle Park High School
185 W. Webster Ave., Roselle Park, NJ 07204
Cost: Free

11. Junior Ranger Animal Tracking
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 10:00AM to 11:30AM
Identify animal tracks from the beach to the forest. A park ranger will teach children between ages 7 to 12 the skills of tracking wildlife by discovering tracks or remains that are left behind. Please call 732- 872-5970 to make reservations.
Gateway National Recreation Area
26 Hudson Rd., Highlands, NJ 07732

12. Empty Bowls
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Be a soup-er hero and help Hightstown Cultural Arts Commission and Rise Food Pantry fight hunger. This nourishing event is part of Empty Bowls, an international artist grassroots effort to raise money in the fight to end hunger. Guests choose a bowl handmade by a local artist to fill with unlimited soup donated by area eateries, and keep the bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal and keepsake bowl, guests contribute a donation to the Hightstown Cultural Arts Commission and the local Rise Food Pantry. Sign up here.
Peddie School – Cafeteria
201 S Main St., Hightstown, NJ 08520
Cost: $35 for one bowl; $70 for two bowls; $105 for three bowls; $140 for four bowls

13. Jake’s Branch Park Star Party
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Spark your little one’s imagination and wonder by gazing at the night sky together. ASTRA Astronomy Club is bringing the telescopes, you bring the kids and your curiosity. There will be plenty of telescopes available for the whole family to take a closer look at the night sky that we all see before saying “Goodnight, moon”. Bring some sleeping bags or chairs to sit back, relax and gaze at the night sky. Popcorn optional.
Jake’s Branch County Park
1100 Double Tree Rd., Beachwood, NJ 08722
Cost: Free

Read and Explore Program at Terhune Orchards. via

14. Read and Explore: Getting Ready for Spring
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 10:00AM to 11:00AM
St. Paddy’s Day is the traditional day to plant peas and spinach, so head to Terhune Orchards to learn how to get your garden spring-ready. The farm’s Read and Explore Program introduces a seasonal topic each month through a storytime followed by a hands-on, educational activity. This Saturday your child will hear the story of “Frog and Toad are Friends” and then plant seeds to take home. Registration is requested.
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Cost: $7 Child. To register, please click here or call 609-924-2310

Jungle Book at Broadway Theatre of Pitman. via

15. Jungle Book
Friday, March 23 – Saturday, March 24, 2018 | Friday 10:30AM, Saturday 10:00AM and 1:00PM
See one of your kids’ favorite stories come to life! The Jungle Book will be on stage at the Broadway Theatre in Pitman bringing you the adventures of the boy-cub Mowgli, who is raised in the jungle by wolves. Your kids will be captivated by the colorful set and loveable Baloo the bear, who takes Mowgli under his wing to teach him all about surviving in the wild. Purchase tickets here.
Broadway Theatre of Pitman
43 South Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071
Cost: Ranges from $7 to $9

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Kristen loves living in northern New Jersey and getting to see the NYC skyline everyday. One of her favorite New Jersey staples is Surf Taco, which she enjoys when she goes down the shore. If you can't find her on the beach, you can most likely find her in a bowling alley (especially Lodi Lanes), or writing.