Dinosaurs after Dark: A Screaming Good Time!

Dinosaurs after Dark (1)

The Dinosaurs after Dark experience is a combination of traveling back in time with mystery dinner mixed with scientific learning and a dash of s’mores! Unlike visiting during the daytime at Field Station: Dinosaurs where you roam the prehistoric terrain with sunlight, in this unique experience, you travel through the park in organized groups by … [Read more…]

New Jersey Rocks: Amazing Places to Learn about Rocks and Minerals in New Jersey

New Jersey Rocks: Amazing Places to Learn about Rocks & Minerals in New Jersey

Mommy University Finds All the Gems in New Jersey! Whether it’s Bruce Springstein or Bon Jovi, as natives of the Garden State we know that New Jersey Rocks! However, as parents of young children, that term has a different meaning as they begin to become fascinated with rocks and minerals. At age two, my son … [Read more…]

Fun Ways to Enjoy Dinos After Dark at The Academy of Natural Sciences

Dinos After Dark

We absolutely LOVE visiting the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. We have explored the exhibits on our own, attended special events and even stayed overnight. This summer, however, we enjoyed a new experience, Dinos After Dark. I have been wanting to attend one of these events for a while but it never seemed to … [Read more…]

Explore and Learn at LSU Museum of Natural Science

Explore and Learn at LSU Museum of Natural Science

I cannot believe that after 5 visits to Baton Rouge that we just discovered the LSU Museum of Natural Science! Each trip, we look for new learning experiences for the kids (and ourselves) especially new museums so I was thrilled when I discovered that Louisiana State University had an amazing museum to explore and it … [Read more…]

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…]

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…]