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Museums and Attractions with Free Admission Today

January 16
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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
Free Places to Visit in NJ

Help for parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for where they can take kids for free today.

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9:00 am

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt at Haggerty Education Center

January 16 @ 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

Tots Club at Oakland Library

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Oakland Library, 2 Municipal Plaza
Oakland, NJ United States
Free

An unstructured early literacy experience for children, birth to 24-months-old, and their caregiver.  Come for playtime from 10:00 to 10:45 am, and stay for a short segment of nursery rhymes and songs.  No registration is required.

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10:15 am

Story Time Yoga for Toddlers at Cranford Public Library

January 16 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Thursday, repeating until January 23, 2020

Cranford Public Library, 224 Walnut Ave
Cranford, NJ 07016 United States
Free

Join us for this very special story time, led by Lisa Ferraro, on Thursday mornings at 10:15 from December 5-January 23 (one snow date is scheduled for January 30). The program mixes poses, games, storytelling, art and music to teach children to release the sillies and find the calm. We'll be using props--like balls, scarves,...

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10:30 am

Story Time Barnes and Noble – Hamilton

January 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until April 2, 2020

Barnes and Noble – Hamilton, 425 Marketplace Road
Hamilton, NJ United States
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Free

Come and enjoy a reading and activity for some of our favorite children's stories!   For more information about this event, please visit the link listed here or the event organizer listed in the organizer area of this event listing.

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Zoobrary at the Bridgeton Public Library

January 16 @ 10:30 am
Bridgeton Public Library, 150 E Commerce St
Bridgeton, NJ 08302 United States
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Free

Join us at the Library for an interactive program between animals from the Cohanzick Zoo and the library! This free program exposes children to great stories and the opportunity to learn about and meet live animals! It is recommended for preschool age children. Registration is not required.

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11:30 am

Open Play at Cliffside Park Library

January 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Friday, repeating until June 25, 2020

Cliffside Park Library, 505 Palisade Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010 United States
Free

Children can play with age appropriate toys while parents have the chance to socialize! Ages 5 years and younger. This is a drop in program.

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1:00 pm

Third Thursday Walk-About at Forest Resource Education Center

January 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 17, 2020

Forest Resource Education Center, 370 East Veterans Hwy
Jackson, NJ United States
Free

THIRD THURSDAY WALK-ABOUT Starting in January 2020 we will be having a new monthly program. It is called the Third Thursday Walk-About. It will be held from 1:00-3:00 each third Thursday of the month starting on January 16th. Each walk-about will be a short walk around the FREC, Forest Resource Education Center and cover a...

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3:30 pm

LEGO Club at Ferry Avenue Branch Library in Camden

January 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 11, 2020

Ferry Avenue Branch Library, 852 Ferry Ave.
Camden, NJ 08104 United States
Free

Use your creativity and our Lego blocks to make some great work! Also featuring new Legos. Ages 4-18.

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Crafternoon at Lee Memorial Library in Allendale

January 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 25, 2020

Lee Memorial Library, 500 W Crescent Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401 United States
Free

On select Thursdays at 3:30PM, Crafternoons are open to children ages 5 and up. At each session, Ms. Emily and Marica will lead the group through a fun craft that participants can then take home with them. These crafts can get messy, so be prepared. No registration required.

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4:00 pm

Pay What You Wish Evenings at the Morris Museum

January 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2020

An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 17, 2020

Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ United States
Free

The Museum will be open late for Pay What You Wish Admission on the 2nd and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 4:00PM – 8:00PM.  Upcoming 2020 dates are: January 9 and 16 February 13 and 20 March 12 and 19 April 9 and 16 May 14 and 21 June 11 and 18 July 9 and...

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7:00 pm

Medieval Times New Jersey DISCOUNT TICKETS

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 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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