Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach : Shorely a Great Time

Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach

You are shore to have a good time! My childhood memories do not include “the shore” even though I was born and raised in New Jersey. After visiting Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach, however, I am determined that my children have experiences surrounding this cherished destination. Breakwater Beach is filled with numerous splash experiences with a … [Read more…]

Edible Academy at New York Botanical Garden

Edible Academy at New York Botanical Gardens

The New York Botanical Gardens spans over 250 acres yet consists of multiple gardens and historic architecture in the Bronx just a drive over the Washington Bridge. Visitors can enjoy the tram to transport them to the different spaces or if the weather is pleasant take strolls through picturesque scenery. Prompting our visit this summer … [Read more…]

Celebrating History at The New Jersey State Museum

A Review of the NJ State Museum

My first experience with the New Jersey State Museum was working as an intern in college sifting through dirt for shark teeth and fossils. Decades later I returned with my family to tour the museum to learn about the hands-on learning opportunities it offers families as well as the natural history it informs visitors about … [Read more…]

Shark Week Learning Toys

Shark Week Learning Toys

Fintastic Learning Opportunities are in the Ocean! We are fast approaching our favorite time of summer which is the legendary, educational and fun celebration of Shark Week! While my son has always been captivated by sharks and ocean creatures, he and his sister are finally approaching an age where they can appreciate the television show … [Read more…]

Children Learn to Fly with Insect Lore

Children Learn to Fly with Insect Lore

You can fly with Insect Lore! Ladybugs inspire children to think about nature and use their imagination. From their well hidden wings to polka dots, ladybugs are a well-loved insect. They serve a positive impact on the environment. It is amazing what they can do! Thanks to Insect Lore, one of our learning partners, we … [Read more…]

Chomping into Field Station: Dinosaurs 2018 Season

Chomp into Field Station Dinosaurs

In Bergen County the dinosaurs roam and roar! By the age of five, my daughter has had the distinct pleasure of watching dinosaurs guard their eggs, take a sip at the watering hole and hide in the trees. In fact, the amount of dinosaurs she has observed is impressive but more so that through her … [Read more…]