Amazing Places to See Sharks in New Jersey

Amazing Places to See Sharks in New Jersey

Have a Jaw-some time in Jersey! A phenomenal way to celebrate Shark Week is to engage with them. We are not encouraging swimming in shark infested waters, but New Jersey offers so many opportunities for families to observe, learn and, yes, sometimes even touch sharks!  As fans of Shark Week and STEM related topics in … [Read more…]

Xtreme Bugs is Extremely Awesome

Xtreme Bugs at The Academy Of Natural Sciences (1)

My son has become fascinated with bugs this summer which makes it the perfect time to visit The Academy of Natural Sciences! Last year, he might have gotten bitten by entomology when we visited Bug Fest. I was thrilled to learn that The Academy would host the Xtreme Bugs exhibit which focuses on these creatures. … [Read more…]

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…]