Cool Things to do with Kids in February...

New Jersey is full of cool kid activities all year long.  Here are some highlights for the month of February, when you need some new destinations as the weather continues to be chilly.


Clementine at Paper Mill Playhouse

Image courtesy of Paper Mill Playhouse

Image courtesy of Paper Mill Playhouse

Millburn

When:  Saturday, February 17, 2018

Where:  22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, 07041, 973-376-4343

Time:  10am

Cost:  $12

Ages: 4 and up

Tickets:  https://papermill.org/shows-tickets/childrens-shows/

Come join America’s favorite curly-haired carrot-top as she navigates the hilarious waters of friendship, family, school, and mischief on an epic third-grade adventure you’ll never forget.


Photo Courtesy of Frozen in Ice Festival -- Skylands Stadium

Photo Courtesy of Frozen in Ice Festival -- Skylands Stadium

Augusta, Sussex County

When:  January 27-February 25

Where:  Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Place, Augusta  07822 973-383-7644
Time: 

Cost:  Adults $20, Children 12 and under $15, Children under 38” free

Ages:  all

Tickets: http://skylandsstadium.com/frozen-in-ice-wild-west/

Check out 100 tons of interactive ice sculptures, including a huge 50-foot ice slide, life-sized ice maze, kids’ ice slide, ice games, a unique ice saloon and more.


Maple Sugaring Demonstration at the Great Swamp

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Chatham Township

When: Saturdays and Sundays through February 25 2018

Where: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd, Chatham Township 07928

Time: 1 to 2 pm and again at 2:30 – 3:30pm

Cost:  

Ages: 3 and up

Maple Sugaring Demo Information

Learn about the process of maple sugaring from start to finish.  Identify and tap maple trees, collect the sap and cook the syrup.  Taste test immediately afterwords.  No registration required, first come, first service.

 


President’s Day Mini-Camp:  Animal Superpowers at the Turtleback Zoo

Photo Courtesy Turtleback Zoo

Photo Courtesy Turtleback Zoo

West Orange

When: Monday, February 19, 2018

Where: Turtleback Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052

Time: 9am – 4pm

Cost:  $85 per child

Ages: 5 to 10

Advanced registration and payment required: 

http://turtlebackzoo.com

Come to the Zoo on a day off from school for a one-day mini camp, featuring science-based activities, crafts, projects, animal presentations and investigations that feature Zoo Animals.


Drop-In Studio at Montclair Art Museum

Photo courtesy Montclair Art Museum

Photo courtesy Montclair Art Museum

Montclair

When:  Every Sunday in February

Where:  Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair 07042  973-746-5555

Time:  1:00 to 4:00 pm

Cost:  free to members, included in museum admission $12 per adult, students with ID $10, children under 12 free

Ages:  All ages

Montclair Art Museum

Drop in to explore a range of art materials and processes based on artwork on view in the galleries.  Stay 20 minutes or an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece!


Guided Hike at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

Photo courtesy Hartshorn Arboretum

Photo courtesy Hartshorn Arboretum

Short Hills

When: Sunday  February 18, 2018

Where:  Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills 07078 973-376-3587

Time: 11am to 3pm

Cost:  Suggested Donation: $5/member, $10/non-member

Ages: All ages

https://hartshornarboretum.org

Join Cora's Conservation Corps teen volunteers as they guide you through the woods and show you that winter is the best time to look for signs of wildlife. Become a Citizen Scientist and help record important data this season! Please dress for the weather and be prepared for the outdoors and changing trail conditions. Hikes depart at 11am, 1 pm and 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes each.


MakerSPACE at Newark Museum

Image courtesy Newark Museum

Image courtesy Newark Museum

Newark

When:  Every Saturday

Where:  Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark 07102 973-596-6550

Time:  Drop in, 12pm to 5pm

Cost:  Adults $15, Children, seniors, and students with valid ID $8, 2 and younger free

Ages:  All ages

https://www.newarkmuseum.org/makerspace

Inspired by the Museum’s collections, monthly themes are designed for visitors to drop in and experiment with the tools and materials of artists.  Get messy with clay, paint and found materials.  Stay as long as you like.


Harry’s Magical Invention Bag at Thomas Edison National Historic Park

Photo courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historic Park

Photo courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historic Park

West Orange

When:  February 11, February 25

Time:  1 to 2pm, 3 to 4 pm

Where:  Thomas Edison National Historic Park, 211 Main Street, West Orange  07052  (973) 736-0550 x11

Cost:  $10, under 16 free

Ages:  6 and up

https://www.nps.gov/edis/learn/index.htm

Thomas Edison’s home and laboratory are a step back in time, when machines were run by belts and pulleys and music was played on phonographs. Explore the museum and hear Harry Roman as he discussed the major role NJ plays in the national invention scene and all the great inventions NJ inventors have brought into our world.