Brain Boosting Events and Activities During NJEA Convention

Updated for 2018!

It’s coming! That long 4-day weekend when the kids are bouncing off the walls and always looking for something to do (or climb on in my family’s case). What am I talking about? Teacher’s Convention of course! It’s a weekend full of fun and learning for teachers so why can’t it be the same for kids?

Just because kids don’t have school, it does not mean the learning has to stop! There are so many fun brain boosting events and activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. Better yet, they can continue learning and growing as students and individuals. After researching what is available in NJ that offers kids and family a fun learning experience, I came up with this list of events. As more events arise, it will be updated so make sure you check back frequently!

Brain Boosting Events and Activities During Teacher’s Convention

Autumn Break Camp: November 8-9 Full and half-day options available at Tenafly Nature Center.

The Legend of the Banana Kid: November 8 11am and 1:30pm at Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum in Morristown.

Sherlock Holmes: November 8-10 at various times at the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill.

Kids Nature Fest Mammal Mania: November 8 9am – 4pm at Great Swamp OEC in Chatham.

NJEA Days at Diggerland USA: November 8-11 11am – 5pm. Diggerland USA is a fun construction themed amusement park that offers hours of fun hands-on learning experiences.

Terrific Trucks at Diggerland

November Mini-Camp: November 8-9 9am – 4pm at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. Camp is for ages 5-10 years old and registration is required.

Vacation Day Workshops: November 8-9 12pm – 2pm at Morris Museum in Morristown. FREE with museum admission.

Pump It Up Camp: November 8-9 Full day and half-day options available at various Pump It Up locations across NJ.

Sizzling STEM Mini Camps: November 8-9 Full and half-day options available at L3 Academy in Montclair.

International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes: November 8-11 9am-4pm at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City.

NJEA Days at Sahara Sam’s: November 8-11 10am-7pm. Sahara Sam’s is a indoor waterpark that offers hours of fun for the entire family!

Sahara Sams Lazy River

Image Source: Sahara Sam’s


Mini Camp: November 8-9 9am – 2pm at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit. Registration is required.

Mermaids: November 8-11 10am-5pm at Adventure Aquarium in Camden. Tickets to the aquarium are needed.

NJEA Holiday Mini-Camp: Recipes for Adventure – November 9 10am – 4pm at Historic Speedwell in Morristown. Registration is required.

A Year with Frog and Toad: November 9 11am and 1:30pm at Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum in Morristown.

Plant-stravaganza: November 9 9am-4pm at Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.

Here are some more places to explore during NJEA Convention Break:

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Amazing Places to See Sharks in New Jersey

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

Amazing Nature Centers in New Jersey

Amazing Places to Play Indoors in NJ


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