A number of NJ theme parks and water parks, such as Land of Make Believe, have reopened for summer fun. Photo courtesy the theme park
A number of NJ theme parks and water parks, such as Land of Make Believe, have reopened for summer fun. Photo courtesy the theme park

What's Open in NJ Now for Families: Theme Parks, Museums, Zoos, and More

New Jersey remains stalled in Phase 2 of its reopening plan, but much of the state's top family attractions are in fact open for the summer. However, even as the governor allowed a category of entertainment to reopen, such as theme parks or zoos, not every individual business in that category has opened its doors for summer 2020. Some towns chose to keep local playgrounds shuttered even as the state gave the green light for reopening, and some individual aquariums or museums kept the gates locked out of an abundance of caution given the ongoing public health crisis. 

To help families plan a little NJ day trip, we've rounded up what exactly is open now in New Jersey for fun things to do with the kids. The beaches of the Jersey Shore have been open a while now (and with the crowds to prove it), as well as other outdoor entertainment, including most parks and playgrounds, swimming lakes, campgrounds, and some splash pads. Most of the Garden State's farms reopened for pick-your-own fruit and flowers, too. Indoor entertainment started reopening in early July at reduced capacity, including museums, aquariums, and arcades.

Read on for what's open now, or reopening in NJ very soon, for kids and families to do this summer.

Please keep in mind that masks are required in New Jersey when social distancing cannot be maintained for anyone over the age of 2. Most businesses, including outdoor venues, have made masks a requirement for entry. Also, things are changing quickly, so businesses might close suddenly or temporarily close portions of their attraction. Please always call ahead before setting out.


Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Imagine That
4 Vreeland Rd.
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Hoboken Historical Museum
1301 Hudson St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey
400 Fred Wehran Dr.
Teterboro, NJ

Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083

Hunterdon Art Museum
7 Lower Center Street
Clinton, NJ 08809

Grounds for Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NY 07305

Casino Pier
800 Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Clementon Park & Splash World
144 Berlin Road
Clementon, NJ 08021

Diggerland
100 Pinedge Court
West Berlin, NJ 08091

Fantasy Island
320 7th Street
Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Field Station: Dinosaurs
Fort Lee Road
Leonia, NJ 07605

Gillian's Wonderland Pier
601 Boardwalk
Ocean City , NJ 08226

Jenkinson's Boardwalk
300 Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Keansburg Amusement Park
275 Beachway Avenue
Keansburg, NJ 07734

Land of Make Believe
354 Great Meadows Road
Hope, NJ 07844

Morey's Piers
3501 Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ 08260

Playland's Castaway Cove
1020 Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Six Flags
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson, NJ 08527

Storybook Land
6415 E. Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Wild West City
50 Lackawanna Drive
Stanhope, NJ 07874

Six Flags
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson, NJ 08527

Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike Routes 40/322
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Diggerland USA
100 Pinedge Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091

Land of Make Believe
354 Great Meadows Road
Hope, NJ 7844

Crystal Springs Aquatic Facility
380 Dunhams Corner Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Route 537
Jackson, NJ

Runaway Rapids Family Waterpark
275 Beachway Avenue
Keansburg, NJ

Thundering Surf
Bay & Taylor Avenue
Beach Haven (LBI), NJ 08008

Tomahawk Lake Waterpark
155 Tomahawk Trail
Sparta, NJ 07871

Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor Water Park
535 N Route 73
West Berlin, NJ 08091

Splashplex
182 Route 10 West
East Hanover, NJ 07936

Water Parks at Morey's Piers
3501 Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ 08260

Splash Zone Water Park
3500 Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ 08260

CoCo Key Water Resort
915 Route 73
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Action Park Mountain Creek
200 Route 94
Vernon, NJ 07462

Land of Make Believe
354 Great Meadows Road Route 611
Hope, NJ 07844

Casino Pier
800 Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

OC Waterpark
Plymouth Place and Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Funplex
3320-24 Rt. 38
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

Hurricane Harbor
Six Flags Blvd
Jackson, NJ

Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA 19047

Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

Cape May County Zoo
707 Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 8210

Cohanzick Zoo
181 East Commerce St.
Bridgeton, NJ 8302

Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ 08103

Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Boardwalk
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

Space Farms Zoo
218 County Road 519
Sussex, NJ 07461

Fosterfield's Living Historical Farm
73 Kahdena Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Lake Nummy at Belleplain State Forest
1 Henkinsifkin Road
Woodbine, NJ 08270

Hooks Creek Lake at Cheesequake State Park
300 Gordon Road
Matawan, NJ 07747

Lake Marcia at High Point State Park
1480 rt 23
Sussex, NJ 07461

Round Valley Reservoir
1220 Lebanon-Stanton Road
Lebanon, NJ 08833

Lake Hopatcong
89 Brady Road
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

Shepherd Lake at Ringwood State Park
1304 Sloatsburg Rd
Ringwood, NJ 07456

Swartswood State Park
Swartswood, NJ 07877

Atsion Lake
715 Rt. 206
Shamong, NJ 08088

Lake Wawayanda
885 Warwick Turnpike
Hewitt, NJ 07421

Lake Absegami
762 Stage Road
Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Westfield Memorial Pool
713 Cumberland Street
Westfield, NJ 07090

Crystal Springs Aquatic Center
380 Dunhams Corner Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Walter E. Ulrich Pool
St. Georges Avenue Rahway River Park
Rahway, NJ 07065

Warrenbrook Pool
500 Warrenville Road
Warren, NJ 07059

Highlands Natural Pool
180 Snake Den Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456

Manville Memorial Pool
Colorado Avenue
Manville, NJ 08835

Cooper Park Pool
Cooper Street
Manville, NJ 08835

Oakrest Family Swim Club
970 Inman Avenue
Edison, NJ 08820

Fort Monmouth Recreation Area
2566 Guam Lane
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

WaterWorks Family Aquatic Center
271 Clarksville Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550

Five Star Swim School
1 Corbett Way
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Five Star Swim School
1655 Oak Tree Road
Edison, NJ 08820

Asbury Splash Park
Ocean Avenue and 2nd Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ

Dorbrook Recreation Area Sprayground
209 County Route 537
Colts Neck, NJ

Hamilton Park Splash Pad
9th Street and McWilliams Place
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Madison Street Park
300 Madison Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Newport Green
Washington Boulevard and 14th Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Snyder Avenue Park
Snyder Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ

Veterans Park Sprayground and Playground
61 Avenue K
Monroe, NJ 08831

Walter Lubbe Jr. Playground
New Bridge Road
Bergenfield, NJ

James J. Braddock North Hudson Park
79th Street & Bergenline Avenue
North Bergen, NJ 07047

Van Saun Park
216 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

Ponderosa Park
Cooper Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Randolph Park Beach
Green Lane
Randolph, NJ 07869

Warinanco Park
114 Acme Street
Roselle, NJ 07203

Michael Lepp Park
170 East Main Street
Somerville, NJ 08876

Fasola Park
1720 Delsea Drive
Deptford, NJ 08096

Manalapan Recreation
120 County Road 522
Manalapan, NJ 07726

Bridgeton City Park
181 E Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Pine Street Park
Pine Street at West 2nd Avenue
Roselle, NJ

Johnson's Corner FArm
133 Church Road
Medford, NJ 08055

Michael J. Tighe Park
65 Georgia Road
Freehold, NJ

Mattano Park
360-484 5th Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Weasal Brook Park
1 Westervelt Place
Clifton, NJ 07011

Pirate's Cove at Turkey Brook Park
30 Flanders Road
Budd Lake, NJ 07828

Lyndhurst Town Park
367 Valley Brook Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Berry Lane Park
1000 Garfield Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304

Cross Farms Park
10 Longbridge Rd.
Holmdel, NJ 07722

Pine Lake Playground
2551 Ridgeway Rd
Manchester Township, NJ 08759

Jewel Street Playground
Jewell Street & Lanza Ave
Garfield, NJ 07026

Carver Park
1st Street
Hackensack , NJ 07601

John Rusell Wheeler Park
2 US-1 & 9 West
Linden, NJ 07036

William T. Birch Park
1500 Stillwell Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Colonial Park
156 Mettlers Road
Somerset, NJ 08873

Berkeley Island County Park
399 Brennan Concourse
Bayville, NJ 08721

Veteran's Memorial Park
Ocean Blvd & Lakeshore Drive
Keyport, NJ 07735

Pirate Island Adventure Golf
112 East 9th Street
Ocean City, NJ

Pirate Island Adventure Golf
2738 Dune Drive
Avalon, NJ

Pleasant Valley Mini Golf
93 Route 73 South
Voorhees, NJ

Atlantic City Miniature Golf
1 Kennedy Plaza
Atlantic City, NJ

Swingtime
2390 U.S. 9
Howell, NJ

Congo Falls
1132 Boardwalk
Ocean City, 609-398-1211

The Funplex
3320-24 Route 38
Mount Laurel, NJ

Twin Brook Golf Center
1251 Jumping Brook Road
Tinton Falls,

Monster Mini Golf
194 US 46 East
Fairfield, NJ

Cape May Miniature Golf
315 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ

Paramus Mini-Golf
314 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

Mount Freedom Golf
1275 Sussex Turnpike
Randolph, NJ 07869

Farmview Golf Center
15 East Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

The Golf Zone
239 Route 206
Flanders, NJ 07836

The Clubhouse Golf Center
1594 Route 10 & Sussex Tpke
Randolph, NJ 07869

Essex County Mini Golf Safari
9 Cherry Lane
West Orange, NJ 07052

Hole in One Miniature Golf and Pizza
910 Route 36 East
Leonardo, NJ 07737

Blackbeard's Cave
136 Atlantic City Blvd
Bayville, NJ 08721

Duffers
5210 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood, NJ 08260

Asbury Eighteen Miniature Golf
1050 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Golf Land
801 Haddonfield-Berlin Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Farmer Brown's Golf Center
1191 Route 33
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

Scotch Hills Golf
820 Jerusalem Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Harmony Ridge Campground
23 Risdon Drive
Branchville, NJ 07826

Delaware River Family Campground
100 Route 46
Columbia, NJ 07832

Allaire State Park
4265 Atlantic Ave
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

Pleasant Acres Farm Campground
61 DeWitt Road
Sussex, NJ 07461

Butterfly Camping Resort
360 Butterfly Road
Jackson, NJ 08527

Turkey Swamp Park
200 Georgia Road
Freehold, NJ 07728

Ocean View Resort
2555 Route 9
Ocean View, NJ 08230

Sea Pirate Campground
148 Main Street
West Creek, NJ 08092

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort
49 Beal Raod
Elmer, NJ 08318

Four Seasons Family Campground
158 Woodstown-Daretwon Road
Pilesgrove, 08098

High Point State Park
1480 New Jersey 23
Sussex, NJ 07461

Kymer's Camping Resort
69 Kymer Road
Branchville, NJ 07826

The Great Divide Campground
68 Phillips Road
Newton, NJ 07860

iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728

Funplex
3320-24 Rt. 38
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

The Funplex
182 Route 10 West
East Hanover, NJ 07936

The Funplex
3320-24 Route 38
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

Game Vault
22 South St.
Morristown, NJ 07960

iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd.
Freehold, NJ 07728

Jenkinson's
300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

Silverball Museum and Arcade
1000 Ocean Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Yestercades
80 Broad St.
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Yestercades
29 Division St.
Somerville, NJ 08876

Yestercades
151 E. Broad St.
Westfield, NJ 07090
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