Brain Boosting Events and Activities During NJEA Convention

Updated for 2017!

It’s coming! That long 4-day weekend when the kids are bouncing off the walls and always looking for something to do (or climb on in my family’s case). What am I talking about? Teacher’s Convention of course! It’s a weekend full of fun and learning for teachers so why can’t it be the same for kids?

Just because kids don’t have school, it does not mean the learning has to stop! There are so many fun brain boosting events and activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. Better yet, they can continue learning and growing as students and individuals. After researching what is available in NJ that offers kids and family a fun learning experience, I came up with this list of events. As more events arise, it will be updated so make sure you check back frequently!

Brain Boosting Events and Activities During Teacher’s Convention

Autumn Break Camp: November 9-10 Full and half-day options available at Tenafly Nature Center.

Dikki’s Wacky Magic Show: November 9 11am and 1:30pm at Morris Museum in Morristown.

Jack and the Giant: November 9-11 at 12pm and 2pm at the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill.

Kids Nature Fest Creepie Crawlies: November 9 9am – 4pm at Great Swamp OEC in Chatham.

NJEA Days at Diggerland USA: November 9-10 11am – 5pm. Diggerland USA is a fun construction themed amusement park that offers hours of fun hands-on learning experiences.

Terrific Trucks at Diggerland

November Mini-Camp: November 9-10 9am – 4pm at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. Camp is for ages 5-10 years old and registration is required.

Vacation Day Workshops: November 9-10 12pm – 2pm at Morris Museum in Morristown. FREE with museum admission.

Pump It Up Camp: November 9-10 Full day and half-day options available at various Pump It Up locations across NJ.

Sizzling STEM Mini Camps: November 9-10 Full and half-day options available at L3 Academy in Montclair.

Thomas Exhibit: November 9-10 9am-4pm at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. Families can explore this and other amazing exhibits during NJEA break! Learn more about the Thomas Exhibit here.

Thomas and Friends Explore the Rails

Mini Camp: November 9-10 9am – 2pm at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit. Registration is required.

Mermaids: November 9-12 10am-5pm at Adventure Aquarium in Camden. Tickets to the aquarium are needed.

NJEA Holiday Mini-Camp: Dig It Archaeology – November 10 10am – 4pm at Historic Speedwell in Morristown. Registration is required.

Schoolhouse Rock Show: November 10 11am and 1:30pm at Morris Museum in Morristown.

Plant-stravaganza: November 10 9am-4pm at Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.

NJEA Days at Sahara Sam’s: November 9-10 10am-7pm. Sahara Sam’s is a indoor waterpark that offers hours of fun for the entire family!


Here are some more places to explore during NJEA Convention Break:

10 Places to See Creepy and Crawly Critters

Dinosaurs In NJ


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