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Museums and Attractions with Free Admission Today

January 18
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 29, 2020

New Jersey NJ United States
Free
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9:00 am

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt at Haggerty Education Center

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 31, 2020

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ United States
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$10

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for a nature photo scavenger hunt. Monthly Themes: January: Baby, It’s Cold Outside February: You’d Better Believe It, and March: Everywhere Signs Cost: $10 per family at front desk. Location: Haggerty Center

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Volunteer Gardening at Liberty State Park

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 24, 2020

Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pensin Drive
Jersey City, NJ United States
Free

Help beautify the park by participating in our volunteer gardening program, co-sponsored by the Friends of Liberty State Park! Volunteer gardening occurs year-round, weather permitting! Individuals and volunteer groups are very welcomed, with no experience required! No pre-registration needed for individuals and volunteer groups. Companies and non-profit groups, as well as those seeking to volunteer...

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10:00 am

Patcong Valley Railroad Train Show

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 19, 2020

Patcong Valley Model Railroad, 1315 US-40
Richland, NJ 08350 United States
Free
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Details about the Patcong Valley Railroad Train Show and open house happening for the holiday 2017-2018 season.

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Children’s Nature Hour at Cloverdale Farm

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

One event on March 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

Cloverdale Farms County Park, 34 Cloverdale Rd
Barnegat, NJ 08005 United States
Free

These hands-on indoor programs will introduce your child to the natural world around them. LOCATION: Program Room, Cloverdale Farm County Park, Barnegat DATES/ TIMES: Saturday, January 18 10:00 - 11:00 am Owls in winter Saturday, January 25 10:00 - 11:00 am Snowflakes Saturday, February 1 10:00 - 11:00 am The Nature of Groundhogs Saturday, February...

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Nature Story Time at Tenafly Nature Center

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until September 19, 2020

Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave
Tenafly, NJ 07670 United States
Free

Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors. Learn about the animal and how they came to Tenafly Nature Center. A new story and animal are featured each month. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls or a hawk. Meet on the...

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Michael’s Kids Club

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 1, 2020 at 10:00 am

$3

Check your local Michaels store for participation $2 ages 3 -5, $5 ages 6 and up PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. 10 AM - 12 PM Jan 18: Snowman Frame Feb 1:...

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Weekend Family Walk at Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd
Chatham, NJ United States
$2

Saturday, January 18 Weekend Family Walk All Ages with an Adult. Discover the unique animals and plants found on the trails while learning new nature facts. Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township, 07928. Cost: $2 per person age 3 & up. Preregistration is required....

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Babies’ Playgroup at Voorhees Library

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 30, 2020

Voorhees Library, 203 Laurel Rd
Voorhees Township,, NJ 08043
Free

Play with new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programming. Ages 1-17 months.

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10:30 am

Story Time at Sparta Books in Sparta

January 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sparta Books, 29 Centre St.
Sparta, NJ 07871 United States
Free

Story time with children’s author, Suzanne Morris. Come and enjoy hearing her read her book, A Trapezoid is Not a Dinosaur! Her book will be available for sale at Sparta Books, or call to place your order!

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11:00 am

Demonstrations at Historic Longstreet Farm

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on January 18, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on January 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 15, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on February 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Longstreet Farm, 44 Longstreet Rd
Holmdel, NJ 07733 United States
Free

Cookstove Demonstration     Saturdays, November 9 & 23 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.    Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.   Saturday, January 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.   Saturday, February 15 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.    See what the farm staff is cooking on the wood-fired stove. Discover how recipes, cooking techniques and kitchens have changed since the 1890s....

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Barnes and Noble Story Time in Marlton

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until March 7, 2020

Barnes and Noble – Marlton, 200 West Route 70
Marlton, NJ United States
Free

Details about the Barnes and Noble Story Time in Marlton, New Jersey.

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Animal Story Time at Tenafly Nature Center

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until March 21, 2020

Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave
Tenafly, NJ 07670 United States
$2

During the dark winter months our animals get lonely. Help the animals get through the winter by warming their day by reading them a story! Come to the visitor center any time from 11:00 – 1:00 to spend some time with some of our animal ambassadors while building confidence in reading ability. Program is for...

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Toddler Play Group at Bogota Library

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

Bogota Library, 375 Larch Ave
Bogota, NJ United States
Free

Toddlers, Toys, and Fun! Give your young child the opportunity to interact with peers while socializing with other parents. It’s fun for everyone! No registration required.  

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Family Fun in the Kitchen – Greater Newark Conservancy

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on February 15, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on March 28, 2020 at 11:00 am

Greater Newark Conservancy, 32 Prince St.
Newark, NJ United States
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$5

In this hands-on, interactive series, families will experience farm-to-table cooking. Families will harvest ingredients, learn to make a simple, affordable recipe and then taste and enjoy their craft together. Registration is required. Please register for you and your child(ren).     For more information about this event, please visit the link listed here or the...

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Absecon Lighthouse’s Birthday!

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S Rhode Island Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States
Free

Saturday, January 18 Honoring Absecon Lighthouse’s 163rd Birthday Free Climbs for All, 11am to 3:30pm

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Lunar New Year Celebration at Fort Lee Library

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fort Lee Library, 320 Main St
Fort Lee, NJ United States
Free

Saturday, Jan. 18, 11am-2pm Join us for our best event yet at a bigger location at the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center (1355 Inwood Terrace)! All ages will celebrate the Year of the Rat with lion dancers, performances, games, crafts, food, a prize wheel and 50/50 raffle sponsored by Fort Lee Friends of the...

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Kids Story Time at Word Bookstore in Jersey City

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 25, 2020 at 11:00 am

Word Bookstore Jersey City, 123 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ United States
Free

Come down to Word Bookstore in Jersey City for story time! 1/18: "Don't Touch My Hair" and "Princess Hair" by Sharee Miller 1/25: "Go, Girls, Go!" by Frances Gilbert    

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Toddlers’ Playgroup at Voorhees Library

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 30, 2020

Voorhees Library, 203 Laurel Rd
Voorhees Township,, NJ 08043
Free

Ages 18 - 36 months Play with new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programming

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Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts for Kids

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Free

Come drop in on Saturdays for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE crafts. One of our favorite educational stores is Lakeshore Learning. The crafts are for children 3 and up but younger kids can easily join in the fun. The crafts have something to do with current events or the season. No registration required. Lakeshore Learning Stores...

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11:30 am

MLK Day of Service at Northeast Branch Library in Independence Township

January 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Northeast Branch Library- Warren County, 40 US Highway 46 West
Independence Township, NJ United States
Free

For all ages. Stop by and interact with Antler Ridge Sanctuary, Free Union/Vienna UMC Food Bank, Independence First Aid Squad, meet and greet with Mayor Bob Giordano and the US Army Hackettstown office. Special photo op with skunks Lenny & Benny from Antler Ridge Sanctuary. Find out how you can help your community. No registration...

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Free Movies in Jersey City at the Library

January 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on January 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Jersey City Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
Free

These movies are showing at the Bonetti Children's Room in the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue, JC NJ. Check out http://www.jclibrary.org/programs for info about all of our other programs at the Main Library and 9 branch locations throughout Jersey City!   For more information about this event, please visit the link listed here or the event organizer...

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1:00 pm

Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

One event on December 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on December 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Boardwalk
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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$5

A Cape May tradition continues when roller skating begins at Cape May Convention Hall on Friday, December 20th.  Open roller skating is offered on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a Teen Skate from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Two sessions of Open skating will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 1...

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Free Admission Days at The West Milford Museum

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until April 25, 2020

West Milford Museum, 1477 Union Valley Road
West Milford, NJ United States
Free

Situated in the heart of the New Jersey Highlands, the Township of West Milford offers a welcome respite from the hectic pace of the metropolitan area. The WEST MILFORD MUSEUM site is located in the center of this large Township, at 1477 UNION VALLEY ROAD, and contains numerous records of the Township's development through the...

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Nature Time Together Drop Ins – Beachwood

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2020

Nature Center, Jake Branch, County Park
Beachwood, NJ 08751
Free

What will you discover when you drop by and join us for a short nature activity and craft? No registration required. LOCATION: Nature Center, Jake Branch County Park, Beachwood DATES: Saturdays, beginning January 4 – March 28 TIME: Saturdays, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AGE: All FEE: Free

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Maple Sugaring Demonstrations- Great Swamp in Chatham

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 8, 2020

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd
Chatham, NJ United States
$4

The trees are tapped, and the firewood is chopped - it’s maple sugaring season at the Great Swamp OEC! Experience the fascinating process of maple sugaring from tree to pancake topping. If conditions are right, watch as staff identifies and taps maple trees and collects sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different,...

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Winter Beach Blast – Toms River

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ocean County Mall, 1201 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753-3330 United States
Free

WINTER BEACH BLAST!... Beach fun from the Ocean County Parks and Recreation at the Ocean County Mall. January 18th from 1pm to 2:30pm. Cool games, GIANT Twister, parachute games, crafts, dancing and more. Stop by, this is a free event.

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Trail Treasure Hunt at Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, 472 Boonton Avenue
Montville Township, NJ United States
$2

Saturday, January 18 Trail Treasure Hunt All Ages with an Adult. Enjoy a seasonal scavenger hunt where families work together to solve riddles and answer questions along the trails. Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, 472 Boonton Avenue, Montville Township. (Intersection of Mars Court and Boonton Avenue) Cost: $2...

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2:00 pm

Cattus Island Nature Walks in Toms River

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Cooper Environmental Center, Cattus Island County Park
Toms River, NJ United States
Free

Be a part of a 38-year Ocean County tradition! Join a park naturalist and follow in the footsteps of such legendary local environmentalists as A. Morton and Betty Cooper, Dorothy Hale, and Pete McClain. Be prepared to discover the fascinating and diverse wonders of the natural world. No registration required. LOCATION: Cooper Environmental Center, Cattus...

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Cloverdale Farm Nature Walks

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on February 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Cloverdale Farms County Park, 34 Cloverdale Rd
Barnegat, NJ 08005 United States
Free

Join us for an exploration of the flora and fauna of Cloverdale Farm’s bogs and forest habitats. Please be prepared to walk approximately 1 mile. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable sneakers or boots. If inclement weather, the program will be canceled. LOCATION: Program Room, Cloverdale Farm County Park, Barnegat DATES/TIMES: Saturday, January...

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Ice Skating at Hamilton Mall with Elsa and Olaf

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on January 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330 United States
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$3

January 18th - January 20th Join Elsa and Olaf in Macy's Court for a Winter Wonderland Skate Party with colorful lights, great music, and a snow machine! $3 for 15 minutes or $10 for all day  January 18 | All Skate: 1PM-7PM Elsa & Olaf: 2PM-6PM January 19 | All Skate: 12PM-5PM Elsa & Olaf: 1PM-4PM January 20 | All Skate: 12PM-6PM Elsa & Olaf: 1PM-4PM

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3:30 pm

iPlay America Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist Meet and Greet at iPlay America

January 18 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
iPlay America 110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728 United States
$25

Meet “The King” Henrik Lundqvist a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL) at The Event Center at iPlay America on January 18, 2020. Tickets: VIP 1 Package: $225 priority admission, a reserved seat into the 45 minute, professionally moderated Q&A**, one (1) downloadable, professional photo...

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4:00 pm

Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall

January 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

One event on December 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on December 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Boardwalk
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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$5

A Cape May tradition continues when roller skating begins at Cape May Convention Hall on Friday, December 20th.  Open roller skating is offered on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a Teen Skate from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Two sessions of Open skating will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 1...

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Chinese New Year Celebration at Summit Library

January 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Summit Library, 75 Maple St
Summit, NJ United States
Free

The Summit Free Public Library will be celebrating Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, on Saturday, January 18th from 4 pm-7 pm.  Celebrating the Year of the Rat, the 2020 celebration will include traditional Chinese performances in the library's picturesque Rotunda beginning at 5 pm.  With a nod to the Chinese tradition of...

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7:30 pm

Medieval Times New Jersey DISCOUNT TICKETS

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Sunday and Friday, repeating until February 29, 2020

One event on October 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Medieval Times, 149 Polito Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 United States
$37 – $54
Boys cheering on the knights at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in New Jersey photo credit Jersey Family Fun

Get the lowest price on tickets to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournaments in New Jersey. It's a family-friendly themed dinner and show with medieval knights, horses and a queen in North Jersey.

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