New Jersey Educational Excursions
Afford your child the best chance to learn by taking field trips to different locations that encourage learning and curiosity. The locations listed below are wonderful tools in reinforcing the ideas taught in the classroom while having fun!
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Wishing to preserve her beloved home and give future generations the chance to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of rural life, Caroline Foster in 1979 bequeathed Fosterfields to the Morris County Park Commission, to be preserved as a "living historical farm," the first in New Jersey. Not a replica, Fosterfields is a working farm, using the tools, techniques, and materials of a turn-of-the-century farm.
New Jersey State Aquarium
Includes the Jules Verne Gallery, a West African Wing, and 4-D Theater.
Address: 1 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ 08103
Phone: (800) 616-JAWS
Community Children's Museum
The Community Children's Museum's mission is to provide children with interactive, stimulating, and artistically inspiring exhibits and programs, where they can explore, create, learn, and have fun with their families and the community.
Address: 77 East Blackwell St, Dover, NJ 07801
Garden State Discovery Museum
The mission of the Center for Learning, the non-profit branch of the Garden State Discovery Museum, is to promote discovery, education and lifelong learning for both children and adults. By integrating classroom programs, community outreach with Museum on the Move, teacher workshops, and professional trainings, the Center for Learning is an exceptional educational resource, encouraging discovery and exploration with hands on fun!
Address: 2040 Springdale Road, Suite 100, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
The Jersey Explorer Children's Museum
Enter the two story tomb of an ancient Egyptian king. Take a trip on our three level spaceship to a distant galaxy. Visit Main Street, Scienceworks and Explorer's Mountain. - Stop by Off the Page Theater for a unique adventure in storytelling. Ask about our Vietnam Memories traveling museum program. Experience this and much more on a visit to the Jersey Explorer Children's Museum.
Address: 192 Dodd Street, East Orange, NJ 07017
Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center is an innovative learning resource for the lifelong exploration of nature, humanity and technology, strengthening communities, and inspiring global stewardship.
Address: 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305
The Newark Museum
The Newark Museum, New Jersey's largest museum, invites you to enjoy unforgettable experiences in the arts and natural sciences. Take an inspirational journey through 80 galleries of world-class collections including American, Asian, African and Classical.
Experience another era in the Victorian Ballantine House - a National Historic Landmark. Come face-to-face with live animals from around the world in the Mini Zoo or travel to the stars in our popular planetarium. Stroll through our beautiful sculpture garden, visit our museum shops and enjoy a delicious lunch or snack at our café.
Address: 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
New Jersey State Museum
From fossils to fine art, from Native American tools to the finest silver, from quilts to comets, from prehistory to the future, the New Jersey State Museum is four museums in one and offers a galaxy of experiences for every member of the family.
Address: 125 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608
Paper Mill Playhouse Children's Theatre
Homeschoolers may be most interested in "on school time" performaces (Group Sales Coordinator, at 973.379.3636 ext. 2438). In addition to these and year-round performances, Paper Mill offers Theatre school and a summer theatre program.
Address: Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ 07041
Box office: 973-376-4343
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
Presents day time and evening performances of children's shows and Shakespeare.
Address: 23 Lake Shore Drive, Budd Lake, NJ 07828
Box Office: (973) 691-2100
Main phone: (973) 691-4900 (School & Group Sales)