Smithsonian Magazine Annual Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Each September, museums all across the country open their doors for FREE allowing everyone to experience the beauty, wonder and intrigue they have to offer. The Smithsonian Magazine Annual Museum Day is a way for other museums to “emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian’s Institute in Washington D.C.” which offers free admission all year long. … [Read more…]

Panning for Gold at Wild West City

Panning for Gold at Wild West City

At Mommy University, we love visiting locations that offer a fun learning experience for the entire family. Wild West City is one of those places. Located in Stanhope, NJ, Wild West City takes families on a journey to the past when cowboys and outlaws ruled the land. With live-action shows, museums, a train ride and … [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…]

Must Do Adventures in New Jersey

Must Do Adventures in NJ

Each New Year’s I stay far away from making resolutions. Instead, I make lists of places I want to visit and adventures I want to experience. Although we love to travel, and we have many travel destinations on our MUST DO list, it is important to look right within our home state of New Jersey … [Read more…]

Exploring History at The Paterson Museum

Exploring History at The Paterson Museum

Lou Costello, William Carlos Williams and Victor Cruz are just a few of the famous individuals born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey. Paterson is the third most populated city in the Garden State following Newark and Camden which originates from the industrial period. In fact, the Paterson Museum focuses on the industrial history of this unique city … [Read more…]

Brookgreen Gardens: Where Art, History and Nature Come Together

Art, History and Nature at Brookgreen Gardens

One of the places I was most looking forward to exploring when visiting Myrtle Beach was Brookgreen Gardens. From gorgeous statues to colorful flowers to interactive learning adventures for kids, Brookgreen Gardens offers hours or should I say days of exploration and discovery! Conveniently located on Route 17 between Murrels Inlet and Pawleys Island in … [Read more…]