75+ Fun Things To Do Indoors with Kids in NJ: A Winter Survival Guide
While the shorter days and colder weather may have you dreaming of hibernation, we present more than 75 reasons to leave the house this winter (no snow suits required!). There are numerous indoor winter activities and events happening throughout New Jersey that will keep kids entertained when the weather outside is frightful.
Read on for our list of the best of what New Jersey has to offer for the whole family this winter season. And be sure to check out our January GoList and Events Calendar for even more great ideas. Stay warm, NJ!
Anytime Indoor Activities
Liberty Science Center
Explore the current Dinosaur Train Traveling Exhibit (through January 20) and Angry Birds Universe (through April).
Indoor Obstacle Courses, Ninja Warrior Training, and Aerial Arts for NJ Kids
The adventurous crew can channel their inner Ninja Warrior at these obstacle courses, trampoline parks, and climbing walls.
Spend a day with more than 8,000 aquatic creatures at this sprawling Camden institution.
Free Indoor Play Spots
Keep the kids busy and warm at these play spaces without spending a penny. Disney Junior Play Zone is one of several free mall play areas, perfect for a shopping or sanity break.
Budget-Friendly Play Spaces
With a $15 or less admission fee, these play spots are an ideal way to burn winter energy.
Jungle Jim & Jane
Swing over to the Jersey shore, and check out this brand-new jungle-themed play space.
Kids can get creative—and parents won't have to clean up—at these crafty places.
Indoor Ice Skating
Glide over to one of these covered rinks.
Strike up some family bonding time at one of New Jersey's many bowling alleys.
No need to wait until summer for rides and games. iPlay offers year-round boardwalk fun.