Brain Boosting Events and Activities During NJEA Convention

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 8-11, 2016 Full and half-day options available at Tenafly Nature Center.

The Stinky Cheese Man Show: November 10, 2016 11am and 1:30pm at Morris Museum in Morristown.

Magic Playground 2: November 10, 2016 at 2pm at the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill.

Junior Chef Class: November 10, 2016 12pm – 2pm at Chef It Up in Mount Olive.

Chef It Up Measuring

Kids Nature Fest Reptiles and Amphibians: November 10, 2016 9am – 4pm at Great Swamp OEC in Chatham.

Vacation Day Workshops: November 10-11, 2016 12pm – 2pm at Morris Museum in Morristown. FREE with museum admission.

Young Scientist and Minecraft Madness Camps: November 10-11, 2016 at L3 Academy in Montclair.

NJEA Days at Diggerland USA: November 10-11, 2016 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 10-11, 2016 9am – 4pm at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. Camp is for ages 5-10 years old and registration is required.

No School Play Day: November 10-11, 2016 11am – 4pm at Alstede Farms in Chester.

Curious George Exhibit: November 10-11, 2016 9am-4pm at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. Families can explore this and other amazing exhibits during NJEA break! Learn more about the Curious George Exhibit here.The Journey That Saved Curious George

Mini Camp: November 10-11, 2016 9am – 2pm at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit. Registration is required.

NJEA Holiday Mini-Camp: Gross Out Adventure – November 11, 2016 10am – 4pm at Historic Speedwell in Morristown. Registration is required.

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day Show: November 11, 2016 11am and 1:30pm at Morris Museum in Morristown.

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