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Atlantic County NJ Indoor Things to Do With Kids and Teens

Jersey Family Fun helps you explore indoor things to do with kids in Atlantic County, New Jersey.

Sometimes it’s a rainy day. Sometimes it’s just too crazy hot outdoors and other days it’s so cold you feel like you might freeze in place, those are the days we often take to our computers and phones in search of indoor things to do near me.

While we do offer The Ultimate Guide to New Jersey Indoor Activities for Kids and Teens we know some of our readers want to just hone in on the best indoor things to do in their area of New Jersey. That’s where this guide will come in handy. It’s focused on just the Atlantic County things to do with kids and teens.

I’m not gonna lie. Atlantic County has LOTS to do during the warmer months when there are plenty of outdoor activities, but as far as indoor activities we are a bit limited. I’ve been in Atlantic County since 1993 and many of my favorite attractions have closed or are temporarily closed. I miss the Children’s Museum and I’m remaining hopeful that the Atlantic City Aquarium will reopen.

While for now, we don’t have a major indoor attraction that offers plenty of indoor activities in one place we do have locations for indoor play. They just focus on one or two activities. Take a look below for more details about indoor things to do in Atlantic County, New Jersey.

About our guide to fun indoor things to do in Atlantic County NJ

Indoor playgrounds, the top attractions, movie theaters, escape rooms, arcades, bowling alleys, skating rinks, etc we’ve included all the best things to do indoors in Atlantic County. You may even discover some indoor activities you hadn’t thought of or you didn’t know you could do indoors in our great state.

We’ve also made sure our list of indoor things to do are activities you can drop in and do or can reserve in advance as an occasional activity. While there are places for classes, lessons, and activities on a regular basis they are not included as part of this guide.

If you represent an indoor attraction in Atlantic County that would like to be included here or featured more prominently please contact Jenn at [email protected].

Top Attractions for Indoor Activities in Atlantic County NJ

The top attractions in Atlantic County provide plenty of indoor activities the entire family will enjoy! Check out these great places.

Lucy the Elephant in Margate NJ

Only in Atlantic County, New Jersey can you walk INSIDE a humongous six-story elephant, Lucy. Lucy has just recently reopened after undergoing a massive renovation that took several months to complete. Even Lucy’s howdah is open again allowing visitors breathtaking views of the Margate beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Lucy the Elephant is located at 9200 Atlantic Ave, Margate City. Call (609) 823-6473 for hours and admission rates.

Read about our visit to Lucy the Elephant here.

Lucy the Elephant WIDE shot

More coming soon.

Atlantic County NJ Indoor Playgrounds

Bright Stars Academy in Egg Harbor Township NJ

Bright Stars Academy is located at 330 Bargaintown Road Suite 4, Egg Harbor Township. Bright Stars Academy allows members and nonmembers to visit for open gym times. Preschool open gym is available a few times a week and is limited to children 5 years old and younger. Call (609) 926-2682 for more information.

The Tot Spot in Mays Landing NJ

The Tot Spot in Mays Landing’s Hamilton Mall is the newest indoor playground in Atlantic County. They invite grownups with little ones to bring their child each weekend to explore imagination, sensory play, and a good ole time! Toddlers can climb, crawl, run, and more Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays! Call (609) 241-6383 for rates and more information.

Restaurants with indoor playgrounds

  • Chick-Fil-As in Egg Harbor Township NJ – Black Horse Pike (609) 407-4900.

More locations with indoor playgrounds

  • Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing NJ
indoor playground

Indoor Events in Atlantic County NJ

Our statewide NJ Calendar of Events always has several indoor events in X County. Visit our calendar of Atlantic County Events for nearby events.

More Indoor Things to do in Atlantic County NJ

Indoor play doesn’t have to be limited to indoor playgrounds or the top attractions with lots of indoor activities. Play can also look like skating at the rink, building with Legos at the library, jumping on trampolines, trying to escape at escape rooms, rock climbing an indoor mountain, battling an opponent in laser tag, or facing off at a video game in an arcade. When you’re looking for fun things to do for the entire family on a rainy day consider one of these activities.

Atlantic County Library

A quick look at the Atlantic County Library calendar shows several indoor events like: Lego Club, Family Game Night, and Robotic Club. The library offers 11 branches, there’s sure to be one nearby that’s the perfect place for indoor fun.

Atlantic County Roller Skating Rinks

You can’t go wrong with spending the day indoor roller skating at Young’s Skating Center in Mays Landing at 763 Park Road. Call (609) 625-1191 for public skating times.

Roller skates waiting on a counter at South Jersey roller skating rink

Atlantic County Indoor Ice Skating Rinks

Ice skating is another fun indoor thing to do. Sadly it’s becoming harder to find indoor ice skating in New Jersey, but there is one place for ice skating in Atlantic County. As of February 11, 2023 the Skate Zone Atlantic City at 501 North Albany Avenue is offering public skating times. Call (609) 441-1780 for more information.

Atlantic County Bowling Alley

Rack up the pins! Pick out bowling balls for the kids! Slip into the bowling shoes and take the entire family out for bowling at these Atlantic County bowling alleys. Find more bowling alleys in our guide to New Jersey Bowling Alleys.

  • Di Donato’s Bowl and Lounge in Hammonton NJ – 1151 S White Horse Pike, Hammonton. (609) 561-3040.
  • King Pin Bowling in Egg Harbor Township NJ – 6622 E Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township. (609) 641-5117.

Atlantic County Trampoline Parks

Sometimes the kids have so much energy you just need to let them bounce and jump it out. In Atlantic County, we have one trampoline park that will help kids do just that. Get Air is located at 4406 Black Horse Pike, C3 behind the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing. Call (609) 236-2166 for hours, rates, and more information. Find more trampoline parks in our guide to NJ Trampoline Parks Near Me & You!

Nj trampoline park boy climbing rope ladder over foam square pit
Photo Credit Lynn W.

Atlantic County Escape Rooms

If you’ve got a tween too cool for regular indoor things to do or a teen who likes a challenge try some of these Atlantic County escape rooms.

  • Coming soon.

Atlantic County Laser Tag

At this time there are no indoor laser tag arenas in Atlantic County.

Rock Climbing in Atlantic County NJ

Unfortunately, there is no indoor rock climbing location in Atlantic County.

Atlantic County Arcades

Got Pac-Man fever? Need to shoot some hoops? Craving a game of skeeball? These arcades in Atlantic County NJ offer so many arcade games you may just forget that you ‘had’ to spend the day indoors. Need more arcade options? Read our guide Game On: The Best New Jersey Arcades!

  • Chuck E Cheese in Mays Landing NJ – Open year-round – 4215 Black Horse Pike. (609) 645-9899
  • Central Pier Arcade in Atlantic City NJ – Open year-round on the AC Boardwalk at 1400 Boardwalk & Tennessee Avenue. (609)345-5219
  • The Smile Factory in Brigantine NJ – Open seasonally – 1307 W Brigantine Ave # B, Brigantine. (609) 266-3866.
  • The Lucky Snake Arcade in Atlantic City at the Showboat Hotel & Casino. – Open year-round at 801 Boardwalk. (609) 487-4652
  • Starcade in Mays Landing NJ – Open year-round at the Hamilton Mall at 4403 Black Horse Pike. (609) 241-8026
  • Most Atlantic City casinos offer an arcade.
Line up of NBA Hoops Basketball games at NJ arcade in gloucester

Indoor Swimming in Atlantic County

Not every day can be a beach day, but it can be a pool day. When it’s a rainy day, too hot, or too cold outside visit one of these indoor pools for swimming or visit a local hotel with an indoor pool and see if they’ll allow you a day pass.

  • Milton & Betty Katz JCC in Margate NJ – 501 North Jerome Avenue. Call (609) 822-1167 for open swim times and guest rates.
  • 5 Star Swim School in Galloway NJ – 323 S Pitney Rd. Call (609) 377-8385 for open swim times and rates.

Drop In Classes & Sessions in Atlantic County

Create something beautiful or yummy at one of these bakeries, studios, and other locations.

  • Paint Happy in Linwood – 199 New Rd #32-34, Linwood, NJ. (609) 402-9802 – Offering drop in painting, drawing, and other art classes.
  • Bake Happy in Linwood – 199 New Road, Linwood, NJ. 609-402-9697 – Offering drop in baking and cupcake decorating classes.
kids sitting around with painting kits

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Atlantic County NJ Indoor Places to Visit

Sometimes you aren’t looking for a grand adventure or a day of active play, that doesn’t mean your family can’t still enjoy an indoor day trip. There are plenty of great indoor places to visit in Atlantic County.

Atlantic County Museums

Explore the arts, history, and culture at these Atlantic County museums.

African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey in Atlantic City and Newtonville NJ

The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey has two locations in Atlantic County: 661 Jackson Rd, Newtonville, 609-704-5495 and Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City NJ. They offer free admission but do request donations when possible. Visit their website for more information. Read our African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey museum review in this article, Eye Opening Exhibits at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey.

African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey - Newtonville location
African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey – Newtonville location

Noyes Museum of Art, 4 locations in Atlantic County NJ

The Noyes Museum opened in 1983 with exhibits that complimented Fred and Ethel Noyes’ Collection. Fred W. and Ethel (Lingelbach) Noyes, Jr. were local entrepreneurs as well as avid art and antique collectors. Free admission is also available at this museum.

Explore Art with your kids at the Noyes Museum of Art

The art museum has grown significantly with 4 locations in South Jersey and multiple locations where Noyes artwork is on display. Their passion for providing opportunities to learn about, explore, and experience the arts continues. Read our Noyes Museum of Art museum review in Noyes Museum of Art – Explore Art with Your Kids.

More Atlantic County Museums

Brigantine Mammal Stranding Center
Outside the Brigantine Mammal Stranding Center

Atlantic County Movie Theaters

As of February 11, 2023, there are 3 movie theaters in Atlantic County, New Jersey.

  • IMAX Theater in Atlantic City at Tropicana – 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. (609) 340-4000.
  • Tilton Square Theatre in Northfield, NJ – 331 Tilton Road, Northfield.  (609) 646-7301.
  • Regal Commons in Mays Landing, NJ – Unfortunately, this theater is expected to close in the coming months.

Atlantic County Performing Arts Theaters

There is nothing like watching a story come alive on a stage before your eyes. Singers singing, actors acting, and vivid scenery, it’s fun and engaging for the entire family. In Atlantic County NJ, we have these performing arts theaters.

  • Eagle Theatre in Hammonton NJ – 208 Vine St., Hammonton. (609) 704-5012
  • Gateway Productions in Somers Point NJ – 738 Bay Ave, Somers Point. (609) 653-0553.  
  • Stockton Performing Arts in Pomona NJ – 101 Vera King Farris Dr, Pomona. (609) 652-9000. 
Honk Ugly Ducking Two River Theatre Doug prepares to read to us

Recap of the best indoor things to do in Atlantic County NJ

While a visit to Lucy the Elephant, a local arcade, or skating falls among the top in our list of indoor things to do in Atlantic County, New Jersey. We hope our list has shown you that there are plenty of indoor activities nearby to enjoy with the entire family. A rainy day, a snowy day, or a very hot summer day does not have to mean a boring day.

Did we leave a great place for indoor fun off our list? Let us know in the comments below.

For more ideas of things to do in Atlantic County, please read Jersey Family Fun Blogs about Atlantic County.

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