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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Amazing Places That Bring Story Books to Life

Amazing Places that Bring Story Books to Life

What do nursery rhymes, fairy tales and wizarding worlds all have in common? They are all stories kids love. Whether it’s the Old Woman in the Shoe, Snow White or Harry Potter, these stories take us to far away lands and expand our imaginations. BUT what if those stories could come to life? Well, many … [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…]

Choose Your Adventure at Mountain Creek Waterpark

Mountain Creek Waterpark

If you are looking for adventure, then Mountain Creek Waterpark is a MUST DO experience for you and your family this summer! With so many adventures to choose from, there is something for everyone to enjoy from the littlest to the oldest member of your family. Located in picturesque Sussex County, Mountain Creek Waterpark is … [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…]

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…]