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We went from having a heatwave to a week of rainy weather. With that, it became the feeling of having cabin fever and wanting to get out but stay dry from the rain. I visited a few places during the summer trying to beat the heat and also thought, “Hey, these are great places for a rainy day as well.” There are so many great places to explore alone or if you want to bring the family with you.
We took trips to our local library to read some books and they also offered free arts and crafts for children, we went to the movies (some movie theaters have a free movie day, check with your local theater) and visited our local supermarket for a free cooking class. Below are more adventures we took to beat the heat and stay dry. Have fun and stay dry!
- Morristown Game Vault http://www.morristowngamevault.com/
- Marcade Family Fun Center https://marcade.us/
- YESTERcades of Westfield http://yestercades.com/
- Rack N Roll Family Fun Center http://www.racknroll.biz/
- Gamers Paradise https://www.gpvideogames.com/
- South Beach Arcade https://www.gpvideogames.com/
- Silverball Arcade Museum https://silverballmuseum.com/
Thomas Edison National Historical Park is located at 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052. Take a blast into the past as you walk into Thomas Edison’s laboratory and see where his inventions were created. They have Park rangers who offer an educational tour to the life and times of Thomas Edison. There are several buildings to visit on the property. You will spend one to two hours exploring the grounds. Free parking is available. Ticket prices are $15 per person, you can sign up for an annual pass as well. The museum opens from 10 am – 4 pm.
Liberty Science Center is located at 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305. The Science Center is open daily from 9 am 5:30 pm with plenty of free parking space. Liberty Science Center is a science museum with interactive exhibitions, a planetarium, movie theater, and also hold camps throughout the year.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park is located in many towns so you can Google the closest park near you. Sky Zone is an indoor trampoline park that lets you get your bounce on! They hold private birthday events and are open daily. Check Groupon for local deals on prices.
Circle Bowl & Entertainment
List of Indoor Mini Golf
- New Jersey State Museum Trenton, NJ https://www.state.nj.us/state/museum/
- Princeton University Art Museum Princeton, NJ https://artmuseum.princeton.edu/
- Newark Museum Newark, NJ https://www.newarkmuseum.org/
- Montclair Art Museum Montclair, NJ https://www.montclairartmuseum.org/
- Old Barracks Museum Trenton, NJ http://www.barracks.org/
- Garden State Discovery Museum Cherry Hill, NJ http://www.discoverymuseum.com/
- Zimmerli Art Museum New Brunswick, NJ http://www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu/
- Dreyfus Planetarium, Newark, NJ