FREE Family Attractions in New Jersey

Check out these free family attractions in New Jersey

Although admission is free, some may have an additional charge for shows, programs, and parking. We recommend you call ahead  to confirm their hours of operation and parking arrangements. Some of these museums, because of their limited hours, do require advance reservations. If you become aware that any of these attractions no longer offer free admission please let us know in the comments below. Thank you.

Free Museums in New Jersey

  • Heritage Glass Museum – 25 E. High Street, Glassboro NJ 08028, (856) 881- 7458
  • New Jersey State Police Museum – 1020 River Road, Ewing Township 08628, (609) 882- 2000
  • Princeton University Art Museum  – McCormick Hall, Princeton NJ 08542, (609) 258- 3788
  • Atlantic City Art Center  – South New Jersey Avenue, Atlantic City NJ 08401, (609) 347 -5837
  • Southern New Jersey All Sports Museum and Hall of Fame  – Burt Ave Rec Center Bridgeton NJ 08302, (609) 451-7300
  • Nail Mill Museum   – 1 Mayor Aitken Drive, Bridgeton City Park Bridgeton NJ 08302 (856) 453- 1675 (closed for renovations until further notice)
  • Hopewell Museum – 28 East Broad Street, Hopewell NJ 08525, (609) 466-0103
  • Cape May County Museum  – 504 Route 9 North Cape May Court House NJ 08210, (609) 465-3535

Free Gardens & Parks in New Jersey

  • Fort Lee Historic Park – Hudson Terrance Fort Lee NJ 07024
  • Fort Mott State Park  – Fort Mott Road, Pennsville NJ 08070
  • David C Shaw Arboretum  – Holmdel Park, 44 Longstreet Road Holmdel NJ 07733, (732) 946-9562
  • Hunterdon County Arboretum – 1020 State Route 31 Lebanon NJ 08833, (908) 782-1158
  • Medford Leas, Lewis W. Barton Arboretum – 1 Medford Leas Way Medford NJ 08055, (609) 654-3000
  • Monmouth Battlefield State Park – Route 33 Manalapan NJ, (732) 462 – 9616
  • Washington Crossing State Park – 355 Washington Crossing Pennington Road Titusville NJ 08560, (609) 737-0623
  • Presby Memorial Iris Gardens – 474 Upper Mountain Avenue Upper Montclair NJ 07043, (973) 783-5974
  • Rutgers Gardens – 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, (732) 932-8451
  • Reeves-Reed Arboretum – 165 Hobart Avenue Summit, (908) 273-8787

Free Environmental Centers in New Jersey

  • Cape May Bird Observatory  – 701 East Lake Drive Cape May Point NJ 08212, (609) 884-2736
  • Nature Center of Cape May – 1600 Delaware Avenue Cape May NJ 08204, (609) 898 -8848
  • Cooper Environmental Center – 1170 Cattus Island Boulevard Toms River NJ 08753, (732) 270-6960
  • Basking Ridge Environmental Education Center – 190 Lord Stirling Road Basking Ridge NJ 07920, (908) 766-2489
  • Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge – 32 Pleasant Plains Road Basking Ridge NJ 07920, (973) 425 1222
  • Lorrimer Sanctuary – 790 Ewing Avenue, Franklin Lakes NJ 07417 (201) 891-2185
  • Pequest Trout Hatchery – 1270-1272 Route 46  Great Meadows NJ 07838, (908) 637-4125
  • Tenafly Nature Center – 313 Hudson Avenue Tenafly NJ 07675, (201) 568-6093
  • Tillman Ravine/Stokes State Forest -1 Courson Road Branchville NJ 07826, (973) 948-3820
  • Warren E. Fox Nature Center – 109 Boulevard Route 50 Mays Landing NJ 08330, (609) 625-1897
  • Wells Mills Nature Center – 905 Wells Mills Road Waretown NJ, (609) 971-3085
  • Marine Mammal Stranding Center  – 3625 Brigantine Boulevard Brigantine NJ 08203, (609) 266-0538
  • Stony Brook Millstone Water Shed – 31 Titus Mill Road Pennington NJ 08534, (609) 737-3735
  • Trailside Nature and Science Center  -452 New Providence Road  Mountainside NJ, (908)-789-3670
  • Hawk Rise Sanctuary – 1811 Lower Road Linden NJ, (908) 766-5787 ext 41

Zoos with free admission in New Jersey

  • Cape May County Park Zoo – 4 Moore Road Cape May NJ 08210, (609) 465-5271
  • Cohanzik Zoo – 45 Mayor Aitken Drive Bridgeton NJ 08302, (856) 453-1658

Free Historical Sites & Homes

  • Princeton Historical Society   – 354 Quaker Rd Princeton NJ 08540, (609) 921-6748
  • State House – 125 West State Street Trenton NJ 08608, (609) 633-2709
  • Twin Lights Historic Site – Lighthouse Road Highlands NJ 07732, (732) 872-1814
  • Somers Point Mansion – 100 Shore Road Somers Point NJ (609) 927-2212
  • Sea Girt Lighthouse – 9 Ocean Avenue Sea Girt NJ 08750, (732) 974-0514
  • C.A. Nothnagle Log House  – 406 Swedesboro Road Gibbstown NJ 08027, (856) 423-0916
  • Fort Hancock Historic District – 128 South Hartshorne Drive Highlands NJ 07732, (732) 872-0115
  • Kuser Farm Mansion – 390 Newkirk Avenue Hamilton NJ 08610, (609) 890-3630

Farms

  • Howell Living History Farm – 70 Woodens Lane Lambertville NJ 08530, (609) 737-3299

Beaches with no beach tags in New Jersey

  • Atlantic City Beaches
  • Wildwood Beaches

Splashpads & Spraygrounds with free admission

Other free places to go in New Jersey

  • Batsto Village – Route 542 Washington Township, (609) 561-0024
  • The Korean War Memorial – Atlantic City Boardwalk (Behind Claride)

If you know of a location we are missing please email us at JerseyFamilyFun@gmail.com. Thanks. :)