Feathered and furry friends are in the spotlight this week! Hang out with some penguins at Jenkinson’s Aquarium's Penguin Pointers, have a bunny play date at Bergen County Zoo’s Wild and Crafty Bunny Bonanza, or fly over to Great Swamp OEC for Preschool Walk: Feathered Friends. Top off a busy week at Mommy and Me Tea with a Princess, or have a ball at the Somerset Patriots’ opening night.
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Get ready for a jam-packed week! This upcoming one includes spring break for many NJ kids, plus pre-Easter festivities like Alstede Farms’ Easter and Spring Family Festival, Pump It Up’s Sensory-Friendly Egg Hunt, Turtle Back's Zoo Storytime with the Easter Bunny, and Oasis Family Farm's Easter Egg Hunt.
Easter is the air this first full week of April! Get ready to celebrate at Sea Isle City’s Easter Program and the Egg Hunt Hayride at Johnson’s Corner Farm. Plus, early spring is a great time for nature exploration. Take part in nature-themed activities such as Macculloch Hall’s Growing in the Garden, Tulpehaking Nature Center’s First Friday Storytime, and Bergen County Zoo’s Wild and Crafty Farm Tour.
Bid farewell to March this week at fun museum events that include the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts' Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Monmouth Museum’s MMKids StarLab Planetarium Show, and Hoboken Historical Museum’s Uptown Storytime. Plus, start prepping for Easter this week at Johnson’s Corner Farm’s Easter Cookie Decorating event, and explore the backstage of a professional dance performance at Brown Bag Ballet.
Spring has sprung, and Mommy Poppins is on board with a week full of seasonal activities. Spend time outdoors at events that include Playtime at the Zoo, Growing in the Garden, and Fishing Clinic for Kids. It’s also a big week for free fun, with Art at the Library, Story & Craft Hour, Kids Music Go Round, and NJ Makers Day.
Creatures big and small are in the spotlight during this second full week of March. Visit animals at Turtle Back Zoo Explorers Program, amphibians of all kinds at Bergen County Zoo’s Amphibians for Tadpoles, and a variety of insects at Essex County Environmental Center’s Kids’ Bug Club. Plus, celebrate an early St. Paddy's Day at St. Patrick’s Day Storytime, or enjoy high tea at Mommy & Me Tea with a Princess.
We're also happy to announce the brand-new Besties Awards. Nominate your favorite New Jersey businesses for kids: the best places to eat, make, do, learn, and play. Simply add your favorites to this nomination form, and we'll reward those businesses that make raising kids in New Jersey the best with a Besties Award.
With spring just a few weeks away, nature events are popping up throughout the state, including Great Swamp’s Awesome Animal Artists, Macculloch Hall’s Growing in the Garden, and Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed’s Winter Preschool Nature Classes. Explore your child's creative side this week at Gone Paintin’s Paint Me a Story and Kids Paint & Pizza Party, plus Chocolate Works’ Mommy & Me workshop. Looking for FREE fun? Join Mommy Poppins for a virtual scavenger hunt.
There’s plenty to keep kids busy this week, whether you choose to stay warm at indoor storytime freebies or soak up early spring with animal-themed activities. Put away your wallet and take the little ones to free storytimes, including More Fun for Munchkins, Storytime at the Rancocas Nature Center, Mommy & Me Storytime, and First Friday Storytime. And as March comes in like a lion, enjoy animal time with Playtime at the Zoo and Paws Discovery Farm Grand Re-Opening.