19 STEM Summer Camps for NJ Kids

When you think "summer camp," you might picture canoeing on a lake, playing capture the flag, and eating s'mores by a campfire. But camp can also be about coding, constructing robots, and building with Lego. We've rounded up 19 New Jersey STEM camps that promise a summer of fun for budding scientists, engineers, and computer programmers. Find more New Jersey summer camps in our Camp Guide and Full Directory of Listings

Bounce in to Altitude Trampoline Park in Katy

Whether it's a bad weather day or you're just in need of something different to do, every parent and caregiver can testify to the fact that having some good indoor play spaces up your sleeve is crucial. We get stir crazy pretty quickly in our house, so I'm always on the lookout for places where it's acceptable for my toddler to run around and be crazy with his friends. When Altitude Trampoline Park opened up in Katy, we knew we needed to check it out; after all, what better way to get rid of some excess energy than by bouncing it out? And here's a roundup with all of Houston's trampoline parks to find one near you.

8 New Summer Camps for NYC Kids in 2017

Does the summer camp search already have you stressed? While there’s no need to panic just yet, it’s definitely the right time to start your search, as New York City’s most popular picks start to fill up with repeat customers and parents eager to catch those early-bird specials.

If you’re looking to narrow down your search a bit, take a peek at these eight summer camps that are featuring new programming or locations—or that are just plain new in 2017. You can’t go wrong with one of these fresh and exciting offerings.

Looking for even more ideas? Take a look at our Summer Camp Guide or browse our directory, and don't forget about those ongoing camp open houses.

Just Escape LI Will Thrill Kids and Adults

Think you can escape? From the Queens border east, escape rooms are taking Long Island by storm. But what exactly is an escape room and why should you check one out?

Read on for our review of Long Island's latest escape room, Just Escape LI in Massapequa, and find more indoor family fun zones in our Sports Center Guide.

Presidents' Day Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Museums, History, Shows Feb 18-20

It's Presidents' Day weekend! Parents throughout the Philadelphia area can turn to our events calendar for ways to keep their children learning and engaged over the long weekend ahead. From historical experiences to music to performances, there is something to satisfy everyone in the family.

This weekend features many museums offering free admission for guests on Monday such as the National Constitution Center, the Benjamin Franklin Museum, and the National Museum of American Jewish History. Kids interested in history may enjoy learning about colonial times at the Independence Visitors Center or the Betsy Ross House. Or, celebrate George Washington's birthday with the General himself at Valley Forge Historical National Park! Families looking to see a show can get tickets for Walnut Street Theatre's Garfield: The Musical With Cattitude or The Media Theatre's Disney's Cinderella Kids as both shows conclude this weekend.

Activities are constantly being added to our events calendar so be sure to check it regularly. In addition, follow us on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and like us on Facebook to keep up with the latest fun. And, don't forget- vote to win! Share your BESTIES for a chance to win great family prizes. Have a wonderful long weekend!

Weekend Fun for LA Kids: Cookie Con, Scotsfest, American Girl , Feb 18 - 19

There is a sweet, sweet weekend ahead. That may or may not have something to do with the tantalizing intermingled aromas of cinnamon, vanilla, and... oh, is that ginger... coming from the LA Convention Center, where for two days it's all cookie, all the time. (And maybe a donut or two.)

You know what else is sweet? Two mutts sharing pasta at El Capitan (still on a Valentine's high). Sweet Georgia Brown. Hitting that sweet spot. A day off from school? Sweet! Plus, you're in for a sweet surprise at the LA Zoo, where two of the nicest characters in TVdom, ever curious George and Daniel Tiger, pay visits this weekend.

And, as always, nothing is sweeter than spending time with your nearest and dearest. Aww! Someone give me a hug! cookie! Better make it a double.

Keep reading for our sweetest picks for this weekend...

Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Lego Building, Ziplining, and a Goat Party; Feb 18-19

After so many snow days (thank you, Mother Nature!), it's hard to believe that February school vacation week is now upon us. It's so easy to go stir crazy inside, so why not start the weekend off by getting everyone OUT? Lego lovers can check out the new exhibit at LEGOLAND opening on Saturday, or head to Wenham for a Lego builder breakfast. Families have two (free!) chances to spend time together creating art at the Bakaler and Paine Galleries as well at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. Meanwhile, at Kids Paint! at the Fuller Craft Museum, children will be focused on making "Cute Owls." If you've ever wanted to party with a goat, Franklin Park is celebrating little Chewbacca's first birthday with festivities all day. For thrill seekers, the Airborne Comedians will be juggling all kinds of things while on unicycles, and in Dewey Square, there's a free event featuring a 200-foot zipline and live (!) alligators straight from Florida.

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Need more family fun ideas? Check out our full events calendar.


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