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January 12
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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 12 @ 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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10:00 am

Patcong Valley Railroad Train Show

January 12 @ 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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11:00 am

Story Time for Kids at words! Asbury Park

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
words! Asbury Park, 623 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712 United States
Free

Story Time w/ Stephanie Sommerlad-Bello Author of Trinket Join author Stephanie Sommerlad-Bello as she reads from her enchanting children's book, Trinket and the Legend of the Locket, a story about the hidden worlds behind everyday objects. Stephanie will read and sign books, lead a craft and have snacks available. Don't miss it! All kids welcome...

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12:00 pm

Cherry Valley Model Railroad Club Open House

January 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 12, 2020

Grace Church- Merchantville, 7 E. Maple Ave
Merchantville, NJ 08109 United States
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Free

The Cherry Valley Model Railroad Club will hold its annual holiday open house at Grace Church in Merchantville.

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1:00 pm

Family Nature Club at Echo Hill

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive
Flemington, NJ United States
$3

Date: Sun, Jan 12, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Location: Echo Hill (map) Category: Nature Programs & Trips Description Location: Echo Hill Ages: 4 through adult Cost: $3 per child; accompanying adult attends for free Where do the animals go during the winter season? How do they change? Enjoy some hot chocolate and a campfire as we explore...

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Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall

January 12 @ 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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Smith-Cadbury House Museum and Gift Shop Tour

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 30, 2020

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 14, 2020

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until June 28, 2020

Smith-Cadbury, 12 High St
Moorestown, NJ 08057 United States
Free

Docent led tours of Smith-Cadbury Mansion are available every Tuesday afternoon and the second/fourth Sundays of the month, from September through June. The house was built around 1738 by Joshua Humphries, possibly on the foundation of an even older home. In 1766 the property was purchased by Samuel Smith, who was a Freeholder and Township...

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Seashore Open House at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Par Long Branch, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Seashore Open House Sunday, January 12 from 1-4 p.m. Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Activity Center Stop by the Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Activity Center, Long Branch, for our annual Open House and enjoy seashore fun and light refreshments. Engaging hands-on activities will entertain and educate you and your family about the shore and the sea....

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Free Admission Days at Proprietary House

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Wednesday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ United States
Free

Tours of the Museum every Wednesday and Sunday 1pm - 4pm  Completed in 1764, Proprietary House has served as a residence to New Jersey’s last Royal Governor, a stylish hotel, a private mansion, a retirement home, a boarding house, and now a museum. A true survivor, this building has seen war and peace, fire and...

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Jake’s Branch Live Animal Talks

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Jake’s Branch County Park, 1100 Double Trouble Rd,
Beachwood, NJ 08722 United States
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Live Animal Talks Come in and meet the animals of Jakes Branch County Park. Visitors will get an up-close look at the parks inhabitants and learn about each species. LOCATION: Nature Center, Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood DATE: Sundays, beginning January 5 – March 29 TIME: 1:00 pm AGE: All FEE: FREE

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1:30 pm

Jake’s Branch Discovery Nature Walks in Beachwood

January 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

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

Join a park naturalist on these brief but informative nature walks through Jakes Branch Park. ****Weather permitting**** walks will not exceed 30 minutes LOCATION: Nature Center, Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood DATE: Sundays, beginning January 5 – March 29 TIME: 1:30 pm AGE: All FEE: Free, No registration required

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Second Sunday with Friends at Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center

January 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 8, 2020

Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd.
Harding Township, NJ United States
Free

Sunday, January 12 - The Joy of Backyard Bird Feeding Join Pete Axelrod from Wild Birds Unlimited to learn everything you need to know about bird feeders and bird seed to attract a variety of winter birds. Plus, he’ll give us some tips on dealing with those pesky squirrels!. Visitor Center. Sunday, February 9 -...

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Story Time at the Hoboken Fire Department Museum

January 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Hoboken Fire Department Museum, 213 Bloomfield St
Hoboken, NJ United States
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Free

Thanks to the generous support of the Hoboken Family Alliance, the Museum hosts a weekly Storytime program at the Fire Department Museum, at 213 Bloomfield St. We invite children between the ages of 2 and 5 years to join us downtown every Sunday at 1:30pm. Special guest readers from the Hoboken Public Library join us...

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2:00 pm

Cattus Island Nature Walks in Toms River

January 12 @ 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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Edelman Planetarium Shows for Kids in South Jersey

January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University, Science Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ 08028 United States
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$2

Details and schedule for the Edelman Planetarium shows for kids in South Jersey.

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Winter Activities at Miller-Cory House Museum

January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Miller-Cory House Museum, 614 Mountain Ave
Westfield, NJ 07090 United States
$3

January 12 The Wonderful World of Snow Globes* February 9 Sweet and Spicy Pomanders* ** March 8 Liberal Libations of the 18th Century* March 22 Maple Sugar Sunday* ** *Ideal for children **House tours will be conducted The museum’s Sunday programs are between 2:00 and 4:00 unless otherwise noted. Open-hearth cooking demonstrations will resume in...

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The Wonderful World of Snow Globes at Miller-Cory House Museum

January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Miller-Cory House Museum, 614 Mountain Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090 United States
$3

Take a clear dome, shake it well, and magically, a little scene or figure is enveloped in a slow motion snow storm. The miniature worlds under glass called snow globes have been delighting people since the 1800's. The museum’s program features these charming collectibles. The program includes a display of globes as well as a...

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3:00 pm

Story Time for Children at Princeton Library

January 12 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 23, 2020

Princeton Library, 65 Witherspoon
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
Free

Sunday Stories: Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children.

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4:00 pm

Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall

January 12 @ 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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4:30 pm

Medieval Times New Jersey DISCOUNT TICKETS

January 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 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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5:30 pm

Owl Expeditions at Cloverdale Farm

January 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 9, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on March 1, 2020 at 5:30 pm

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

These programs take place outside so 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: Sunday, January 12 5:30 - 7:00 pm Great Horned Owl Expedition Sunday, February 9 5:30 - 7:00 pm Great Horned...

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