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…]

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…]

Summer Camps at The Academy of Natural Sciences

Summer Camp at The Academy of Natural Sciences

At Mommy University, we believe that summer camp offers amazing benefits for kids. Besides building lifelong friendships and memories, kids enhance important academic skills which help them beat the summer slide. There are so many wonderful brain boosting camps to choose from as there are camps for all interests, ages and budgets. BUT if your … [Read more…]

Take a Bite Out of Learning with CROCS at The Academy of Natural Sciences

C R O C S at The Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia has opened another amazing exhibit that will entertain individuals of all ages! CROCS: Ancient Predators in a Modern World is a temporary exhibit open until May 6, 2018 that allows guests to step into the world of crocodiles and alligators. Go face to snout with some of the … [Read more…]