California Pizza Kitchen Delivers a Fun Time to Garden State Discovery Museum Visitors

Posted on: February 15th, 2013 by

We recently had the pleasure of visiting the Garden State Discovery Museum for the launch of their California Pizza Kitchen exhibit. Let me just tell you it delivers lots of fun and is definitely one of our favorite areas to visit in the museum.


Garden State Discovery Museum California Pizza Kitchen

|Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun


Activities in the California Pizza Kitchen at the Garden State Discovery Museum

  • Role play – from hostess to chef, from cashier to dishwasher your child can pretend to play any of the roles that make a pizzeria a fun place to work.

Garden State Discovery Museum California Pizza Kitchen

  • Play with fractions – When you order a pizza, your child learns how eighths, fourths, halves, and toppings come together to form 1 whole delicious pizza.

fractions Garden State Discovery Museum

  • Making math fun – Whether it’s the playing with fractions, adding up your order or sorting out toppings, your child is going to have so much fun he/she might not even realize they are learning math.


  • Build reading skills – As your child reviews the menus or job descriptions on the wall, he/she is building important reading skills.

California Pizza Kitchen Menu

  • Mini-activity stations
    • Magnets – Use magnetic force to add toppings to this pizza.

    magnetic pizza

    • Light up board – Light up the board to learn more about fractions

    Pizza fractions

    • Pressure plate  – press your hand into the metal cushion and see what shapes you create.

Pressure Plate


Tips to enjoying the California Pizza Kitchen exhibit

  • Visit it when it’s less crowded. This exhibit area is one of the smaller areas so wait till its less crowded to take full advantage of the fun it offers.


  • To add to the fun and cuteness of your photos have your child wear one of the aprons hanging on the wall.

Garden State Discovery Museum Pizza vest

  • Give yourself time to enjoy this area. Your child is going to want to take your order, make your pizza, and clean the dishes (yes, really). Make sure you give yourself enough time to enjoy the previous moments.


Have you enjoyed the California Pizza Kitchen at the Garden State Discovery Museum? What was your favorite part?

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Head over and read more about the Garden State Discovery Museum from our earlier visits.


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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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