Climb and explore at Liberty Science Center. Photo courtesy of LSC
Climb and explore at Liberty Science Center. Photo courtesy of LSC

25+ Things To Do on February Break with NJ School Kids

Sandwiched between the bustling holiday break and the itching-for-warm-weather spring break falls New Jersey's mid-winter February break. This year, Presidents Day falls on Monday, February 17—and depending on the district, NJ schoolchildren will have a three-, four-, or even five-day weekend, making it the perfect time for a family outing or day trip, or two. 

Whether you choose to hang indoors at popular play spaces, especially free ones, or embrace the winter weather on the slopes, there's plenty to keep everyone busy on the long weekend. If the break starts on Friday, February 14, be sure to check out some extra-special Valentine's Day activities.

Read on for the best February break activities for NJ kids, and don't miss our February GoList, FREE February fun, and Events Calendar for even more ideas.

Anytime February Break Fun

Liberty Science Center
Spread your wings at the new Angry Birds Universe exhibit, as well as Wild Kratts: Creature Power for younger visitors.

American Dream
New Jersey's mega-mall is growing in leaps and bounds, with Nickelodeon Universe, an indoor ice rink, indoor ski slopes, and a candy super-store, plus much more to come.

Xtreme Energy
Burn some no-school energy at this brand new indoor play spot, featuring a two-story rope course, climbing wall, trampolines, a ninja course, and a toddler area. 

Indoor Water Parks
Get a taste of summer in the winter at indoor water parks throughout the state, including Sahara's Sam's and Coco Key.

Indoor Ice Skating
Stay warm on the ice at indoor skating rinks that offer public sessions.


Mighty Writers Camden
1801 Broadway
Camden , NJ

Monmouth County Headquarters Library
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan, NJ 07726

New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University Library
1 Washington Rd
Princeton, NJ 08544

Ocean County Library
Jackson Branch 2 Jackson Drive
Jackson Township, NJ 08527

iPlay America's Event Center
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728

Barnes and Noble various locations
, NJ

Jenkinson's South Arcade
300 Ocean Ave
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

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

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

Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977

The Mainland Kitchen + Pub
151 New Jersey 72
Stafford Township, NJ 08050

Jake Branch County Park Nature Center
1100 Double Trouble Road
Beechwood, NJ 08722

Bickford Theater at the Morris Musem
6 Normandy Heights
Morristown, NJ 07960

Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ 07930

Westfield Area YMCA
220 Clark Street
Westfield, NJ 07090

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

Indigo at Short Hills Mall
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540

Monmouth County Library Headquarters
125 Symmes Road Near Route 9
Manalapan, NJ 07726
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