Top 15 {kid-friendly} Things To Do in NJ, March 30-April 1

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With the warmer weather at our fingertips, we’re seeing a number of exciting grand re-openings around New Jersey happening this weekend – perfectly timed to coincide with the start of spring break and the long Easter weekend. Spend time with your little ones this weekend at all the spring season openings, including playing boardwalk games at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, going on a family thrill ride at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, and welcoming all the animals at Space Farms Zoo and Museum in Sussex, plus so many more kid-friendly things to do around New Jersey this weekend.

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Here’s 15 fun things to do this weekend in NJ

1. Morey’s Piers Open for the Season
Saturday, March 31, 2018 | 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Yearning for that summer fun? Throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care and head to Morey’s Piers to kick off your spring break with some boardwalk fun. Mariner’s Amusement Pier reopens on Saturday and you can be the first in line to get back on your favorite rides from thrill rides to family-friendly ones.
Morey’s Piers
3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260
Cost: Amusement ride passes are $55 for people 48” and taller and $45 for those shorter than 48”

2. Spring Break at Six Flags Great Adventure
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 30, 31 and April 1, 2018 | All Day
Due to last weekend’s nor’easter, Six Flags Great Adventure’s season-opening is now set for this weekend beginning on March 30, and you can be sure it will be one thrilling day! It’s happening just in time to welcome in spring break with a big hurrah (and a few screams). 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 visitors to check out the newest rides being constructed at the park.
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527
Cost: General admission is $76.99 and Children under 54” are $48.99

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3. Space Farms Zoo and Museum Grand Opening
Friday, March 30, 2018 | All Day
Have you missed seeing your favorite animals at Space Farms? Come out for the grand reopening of the zoo and history museum this season on March 30. With more than 500 live wild animals of 100 different species, your family will love laughing with a pair of spotted hyena, watching the kangaroo hop, and if you look closely, maybe you will see a baby joey in the pouch. Don’t forget to check out the farm animals, too – piglets, roosters, calves, lambs, and donkeys. The Space Farms Museum contains more than 50,000 artifacts, including 50 antique cars.
Space Farms Zoo and Museum
218 County Road 519, Sussex, NJ 07461
Cost: $19 for adults, $15.50 for children between 3 and 12 years old, $17.50 for seniors 65 and older, and free for children under 3

4. Spring Break at Diggerland USA
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 30, 31 and April 1, 2018 | All Day
We’ve got the scoop – Diggerland is open every day for spring break now through April 8. Dig, drive and ride all the awesome machines at this construction theme park with your friends over break. And dig this – you can save $5 online when you use the promo code SBK18 to purchase over 42″ day tickets.
Diggerland USA
100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091
Cost: General admission $38.95 for Any Day Ticket (non-dated). See website here for more ticket options.

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5. Easter Events: Egg Hunts, B’fast with the Bunny & more
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 30, 31 and April 1, 2018 | All Day
Hop to it! Are you Easter ready? If you’re making last minute plans for the holiday, be sure to check out our handy insider guide to all the best Easter activities around the state that you won’t want to miss, including Easter Egg Hunt at Storybook Land in Egg Harbor, Bunny Chase at Terhune Orchards in Princeton, and Asbury Park Community Easter Egg Hunt in Asbury Park.

6. A Day Off With Nature
Friday, March 30, 2018 | 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Spring has sprung! Tap into your outdoorsy side with Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center this weekend. Children between ages 5 and 9 can spend a day at learning about the budding plants and emerging animals through hiking, fun games, and crafts. Pre-registration is required. Please call (973) 635-6629.
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township, NJ
Cost: $35

7. New Show at Medieval Times
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 30, 31 and April 1, 2018 | Various Times
Long live the Queen. For the first time in the company’s 34-year history, a queen has taken the throne. The new show brings new costumes, armor, fight scenes, and musical score. Get ready for epic battles of steel and steed and watch six knights compete with real weapons. You won’t want to miss seeing the real horses and a live flight from the royal falcon. Choose from general admission tickets or upgrade the experience to special ticket packages.
Medieval Times
149 Polito Ave., Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Cost: General admission $62.95 for adults, $36.95 for children 12 and under

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8. Sesame Street Live
Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, 2018 | 10:30AM, 2:30PM and 5:30PM
Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Oscar, oh my! There is no better neighborhood party than the one happening on Sesame Street this weekend. See your favorite quirky gang come to life on stage at State Theatre New Jersey. Get baking tips from the Cookie Monster, learn magic from Abby, and dance along with Elmo for a day full of family fun.
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Cost: Seats range from $15-$100 

9. Meet Evie from “Descendants”
Friday, March 30, 2018 | 10:00AM to 11:45AM and 3:00PM to 4:45PM
Head to Just Bead Yourself in Westfield to make your own Descendants-themed jewelry night including a character appearance from Evie herself. Create your own Evie, Mal or Uma necklace while Evie teaches you some of her favorite dance moves from the popular Disney movie “Descendants.”
Just Bead Yourself
113 Central Ave., 2nd Floor, Westfield, NJ 07090
Cost: $35

10. War at the Jersey Shore National Youth Wrestling Championships
Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, 2018 | 8:00AM to 7:00PM
Prepare for a wrestle-mania when the best youth wrestlers from all over the country come together at The Wildwoods Convention Center to battle for the national title. With over 2,000 wrestlers from 20 states competing in over 50 weight classes across five age divisions, you can watch all levels of youth wrestling competition. A girls division, K-12, will also be featured.
The Wildwoods Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for students 6 and older, and free for children under 6

11. Turtle Fest
Saturday. March 31, 2018 | 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Slow and steady wins the race – come to Wetlands Institute and enjoy a leisurely day with the family going on an egg hunt, creating arts and crafts, and helping a naturalist search for turtle hatchlings along the trail. You’ll also be treated to special live animal presentations. Don’t forget to stop by the aquarium and say hello to the octopus and watch the animals have breakfast.
Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for children, or $35 for a Family 4-Pack

12. South Jersey Kids Expo
Saturday, March 31, 2018 | 11:00AM to 3:00PM
The 2nd Annual South Jersey Kids Expo will be filled with fun and games for kids, as well as great learning opportunities for parents who can check out the many offerings for area summer camps, preschools, kids sports and activities and extracurricular activities. J-Dogs Catering & Amusements will provide fun, carnival-like activities for the kids, plus crafts, face painting and more surprises throughout the day.
Marlton Field House
785 East Main St., Marlton, NJ 08053
Cost: Free, but please pre-register online

13. Annie Jr. the Musical
Saturday, March 31, 2018 | 11:00AM and 1:00PM
Bring the whole family to watch your favorite childhood musical designed for the Children’s Stage at Music Mountain Theatre. The story of little orphan Annie will charm everyone’s hearts as she searches for her parents who abandoned her at an orphanage run by a cruel antagonist. Everyone will love seeing how Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil plans as she finds a new billionaire home and family.
Music Mountain Theatre
1483 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ 08530
Cost: $8

14. Tree to Tree Night Climb
Saturday, March 31, 2018 | 7:00PM and 7:30PM
If you think climbing trees is fun during the day, just wait until you try it at night. Tree to Tree Adventures is cracking the glow sticks and opening up their popular day course after dark. The Night Climb Course is for ages 11 and up. You’ll receive a training, then embark on self-guided activities that will take you through two adventure courses and one zip-line course. Your LED headlamp (included in the ticket price) will provide just enough light to help you climb without taking away from an authentic experience of climbing through trees at night. Must reserve in advance here.
Tree to Tree Adventures
707 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Cost: $50

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15. Weston Family Lab Opens at Liberty Science Center
Sunday, April 1, 2018 | 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Want to see actual images of tectonic plate motion and melting sea ice happening in real time? Immerse yourself in the new Weston Family Lab at Liberty Science Center, which features a six-foot suspended globe. STEM educators from the center who are trained in atmospheric and space science will lead programs for K-12 students and guests tracking real-time conditions on the globe anywhere on Earth’s surface with HD images uploaded directly from NOAA and NASA. That means you can view real-time images of volcanoes, hurricane paths, and more happening right now.
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305
Cost: General admission $22.75 for adults, $18.75 for children

Be sure to tag #NJMOM and @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

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Kristen is a writer coming out of northern New Jersey who loves seeing the NYC skyline everyday. She is a senior at Felician University and can't wait to graduate and become a journalist. One of her favorite New Jersey staples is Surf Taco, which she always gets when she goes down the shore. If you can't find Kristen on the beach, you can most likely find her in a bowling alley, with her favorite being Lodi Lanes.

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