Explore the beautiful Watchung Reservation during Trailside Nature Center's Back to Nature Series this Saturday. Photo by Margaret Hargrove
Explore the beautiful Watchung Reservation during Trailside Nature Center's Back to Nature Series this Saturday. Photo by Margaret Hargrove

Things To Do in New Jersey This Weekend & Beyond: Purim Drive-by, PJ Party, Search For Spring

Bundle up, and take a hike through this last weekend of February. Brave the chill, and embark on family-friendly outings at Great Swamp OEC and Cavern Point Beach. You can also choose to stay in your warm car at drive-thru events like a wildlife baby shower and a Purim celebration.

You can find plenty of any time fun in our roundup of what's open in New Jersey right now, plus our curated lists of winter fun and where to play outside.

If you're staying in, check out our Poppins@Home site, where kids can explore their favorite hobbies, from Harry Potter-inspired wizards to Legos and more.

For even more fun, bookmark our always-updated Event Calendar and our Winter Fun Guide, which is filled with seasonal happenings.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do.


Great Swamp OEC
247 Southern Blvd.
Chatham, NJ

Imagine That
4 Vreeland Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Cloverdale Farm
34 Cloverdale Road
Barnegat, NJ 08005

Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street
Princeton , NJ 08540

Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
4 Sawmill Road
Medford, NJ 08055

Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC
775 Talamini Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Liberty State Park
80 Audrey Zapp Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07305

OC Parks Administrative Offices
1198 Bandon Road
Toms River, NJ

Centenary University Edith Kutz Theatre
715 Grand Ave
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Schiff Natural Lands Trust - Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road
Mendham, NJ 07945

Trailside Nature & Science Center
452 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092

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

Jenkinson's
300 Ocean Ave
Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Asbury Park Boardwalk
Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ

Pier Village Festival Plaza
Chelsea Avenue
Long Branch, NJ

Ocean City Boardwalk
Between 6th & 12th Streets
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Belmar
18th Avenue Beach
Belmar, NJ

Wildwood Boardwalk
Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue
Wildwood, NJ 08260

Seaside Heights
410 Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Ridgewood Culinary Studio
223 Chestnut St
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Genius Gems
215 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ 07041

Top Golf Edison
1013 US-1
Edison, NJ 08817

The Slime Factory at Menlo Park Mall
55 Parsonage Road
Edison, NJ 08820

The Escape Room Center
340 US Route 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Speed Raceway
1103 Rt 130 South
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Sugar Plum Studio
211 Haddonfield-Berlin Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

Glitter & Glam
700 Paramus Park
Paramus, NJ 07652

Glitter & Glam
30 Mall Dr. E W
Jersey City, NJ 07310

Harmony Tea Room
11 Bergen St.
Westwood,

Branchburg Sport Complex
47 Readington Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876

STRYXE
300 Main St
Madison, NJ

Top Golf
104 Centerton Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

American Dream
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Mulberry House
415 Westfield Ave.
Westfield, NJ 07090

Harmony Tea Room
11 Bergen St.
Westwood,

Lively Laser Tag
355 US 22 East
Springfield, NJ

Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Sahara Sam's
535 N Route 73
West Berlin, NJ 08091

Crystal Springs Resort
3 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg, NJ 07419

Coco Key Resort
915 Route 73
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

American Dream
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Aquatopia
193 Resort Drive Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark
Tannersville , PA 18372

H20ooohh! Indoor Waterpark
100 Moseywood Road Split Rock Resort
Lake Harmony, PA 18624

Great Wolf Lodge
1 Great Wolf Drive
Scotrun, PA 18355

Kalahari Resorts
250 Kalahari Blvd.
Pocono Manor, PA 18349

Kartrite Resort and Indoor Water Park
555 Resorts World Drive
Monticello, NY 12701

Greek Peak Mountain Resort
2000 New York 392
Cortland, NY 13045

Rocking Horse Ranch
600 Route 44/55
Highland, NY 12528

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark
89 Six Flags Drive
Queensbury, NY 12804

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

XTreme Energy
250 S Van Brunt St.
Englewood, NJ

Hudson Play
189 Brunswick Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Imagine That Children's Museum
4 Vreeland Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Exceptional Explorers
277 Eisenhower Pkwy Shoppes @ Livingston Circle (behind Mezza)
Livingston, NJ 07039

iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ

Lily & Liam
250B S Van Brunt St.
Englewood, NJ 07631

Village Play Cafe
17 Watchung Avenue
Chatham, NJ 07928

Kid & Caboodle
1 Evergreen Place, Unit C
Morristown, NJ 07960

Climbzone
5369 U.S. 9
Howell, NJ 07731

Iron Peak Sports & Events
137 Mountain View Rd.
Hillsborough , NJ 08844

Sky Zone Springfield
25 Route 22
Springfield, NJ 07081

Genius Gems
215 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ 07041

Genius Gems
215 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ 07041

The Great Story
430 Huyler St.
S.Hackensack, NJ 07606

The Great Story
321 Broad Avenue, #135
Ridgefield, NJ 07657

XL Sports World Cherry Hill
650 Kresson Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Maple Sugaring at Washington Crossing State Park
Washington Crossing State Park - 1:00 PM Pick
Cattus Island Nature Walks
Cattus Island County Park - 2:00 PM Pick
Live Animal Talks
Jake Branch County Park Nature Center - various times Pick
Glo Downtown in Westfield
Westfield Train Station - 9:00 AM
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