Play and Learn Birthday Party Guide

At Mommy University, we celebrate birthdays throughout the year! As soon as a birthday ends, we are discussing the next one that will take place. However, we still thrive to incorporate educational and developmentally beneficial activities through play! Since we believe children learn through play, it is no surprise that we would release a Brain Boosting Party Locations Guide!

We have organized the locations by category; however some locations can accommodate other themes. We have also highlighted our learning partners to show our appreciation for their ongoing support. Here are over 50 brain boosting NJ locations; however, the party will go on and we will keep adding to this list.

Birthday Party

Mommy University Presents the

NJ Play and Learn Birthday Party Guide


The Growing Stage

Mommy University has been honored to partner with The Growing Stage for the past two seasons. During the main season, this historical theatre offers children’s birthday parties. Families can rent the party room and have a blast before a show. The birthday child even gets an on-stage introduction and a rendition of “Happy Birthday” from the cast! The guest of honor will also go home with an autographed Playbill.

  • Route 183, 7 Ledgewood Avenue, Netcong, NJ 07857
  • Tel. 973-347-4946
Bottle and Bottega
  • 472 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
  • Tel. 908-376-6440
Brushes and Bisques
  • 45 Broadway, Denville, NJ
  • Tel 973-627-6292
Color Me Mine
  • Denville, Freehold, Hamilton, Ridgewood, Summit, Toms River, Voorhees
Creative Hands Art Studio & Atelier
  • 14 Kings Road, Madison, NJ 07940
  • Tel. 908-604-0773
Doin’ Dishes
  • 50 Church St., Montclair, NJ 07042
  • Tel. 973-744-8589
Fun Creation Studio
  • 61 Mountainview Blvd., Wayne, NJ 07470
  • Tel. 973-832-7888
Just Bead Yourself
  • 113 Central Ave, 2nd Floor Westfield, NJ 07090
  • Tel. 908-232-3411
Messy Artist
  • 356 Route 10 West, East Hanover, NJ 07936
  • Tel. 973-378-2425
Pencilworks Studio
  • 96 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424
  • Tel. 201-247-4348
Reese’s Hair Pieces
  • 520 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ
  • Tel. 856-300-2697
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Rose Cupcake

Chef It Up

Mommy University is so excited to partner with Chef It Up which has been an amazing learning experience for our little chefs. For your next party, cook up something special with your party goers. Each guest gets to prepare 2 menu items to enjoy at the party and 1 to take home. Guests also get chef hats and aprons. For the more competitive birthday kids, you can choose the Cupcake Battle party option!

  • Budd Lake, Nutley
Classic Thyme Cooking School
  • 710 South Avenue West, Westfield, NJ  07090
  • Tel. 908-232-5445
Chocolate Works
  • Millburn, Red Bank, West Windsor
Montclair Bread Company
  • 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
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Feeding Animals at Alstede Farms

Alstede Farms
  • 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
  • Tel. 908-879-7189
Brookhollow Barnyard
  • 301 Rockaway Valley Road, Boonton Township, NJ 07005
  • Tel. 201-400-4505
Donaldson Farms
  • 358 Allen Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
  • Tel. 908-852-9122
Fairfield Farms
  • 177 Big Piece Rd., Fairfield, N. J. 07004
  • Tel 973-227-1011
Fulper Family Farmstead
  • 281 Rocktown Lambertville Road, Lambertville, NJ 08530
  • Tel. 609-651-5991
Kafka Farms
  • 901 Valley Road, Watchung, New Jersey
  • Tel. 908-405-8038
Kierson Farm
  • 107 W. Woodschurch Road, Flemington, NJ 08822
  • Tel. 908-528-3307
Terhune Orchards
  • 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Tel. 609-924-2310
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Gross Motor Fun

Indoor Play Place Fun

The Connection
  • 79 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901
  • Tel. 908-273-4242
Gymboree Play and Music
  • Multiple Locations
  • Denville, Englewood, Hoboken, Montclair, Ridgewood, Summit
The Little Gym
  • Multiple Locations
Monster Golf
  • Eatontown, Edison, Fairfield, Marlboro, Paramus, Union
My Gym 
  • Multiple Locations
Randolph Tennis Center
  • 1578 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, NJ
  • Tel. 973-252-1100
Sahara Sams Oasis
  • 535 North Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091
  • Tel. 856-767-7580
  • Multiple Locations
Branchburg Sports Complex
  • 47 Readington Rd., Branchburg, NJ 08876
  • Tel. 908-203-1600
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Garden State Discovery Museum
  • 2040 Springdale Road, Suite 100, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003
  • Tel. 856-424-1233
Liberty Hall
  • 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
  • Tel. 908-527-0400
Montclair Art Museum
  • 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
  • Tel. 973-259-5139
Morris Museum
  • 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Tel. 973-971-3700
Rutgers University Geology Museum
  • Geology Hall, 2nd Floor, 85 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • Tel. 848-932-7243
Imagine That Museum
  • 4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park, N.J. 07932
  • Tel 973-966-8000, ext. 0
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Nature Centers & Gardens

The Butterfly Charities
  • 570 Mantoloking Rd, Brick, NJ 08723
  • Tel. 732-477-6765
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
  • 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, NJ 07078
  • Tel. 973-376-3587
Essex County Environmental Center
  • 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068
  • Tel. 973-228-8776
Nature Center of Cape May
  • 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
  • Tel. 609-898-8848
Reeves Reed Arboretum
  • 165 Hobart Ave, Summit, NJ 07901
  • Tel. 908-273-8787
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
  • 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
  • Tel. 908-766-5787
Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center
  • 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
  • Tel. 908 766-2489 ext. 332
Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670
  • Tel.  201-568-6093
Trailside Nature and Science Center
  • 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092
  • Tel. 908-789-3670 Ext. 5
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Pretend Play

Mini Land Rover at Diggerland


Mommy University is so excited to dig into learning and fun with our partners at Diggerland USA. All parties include admission to Diggerland for 10 children and 10 adults. The birthday child and two parents are always free! The birthday child will receive a complimentary Diggerland vest and a reserved space in the Party Pavilion. Food and drinks are included for the kids as well as Diggerland themed party goods.

  • 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08091
  • Tel. 856–768–1110
Wild West City

Mommy University loves stepping back in time with our learning partner Wild West City. Your little cowboys and cowgirls will have a birthday blast at this historic NJ attraction. All guests will get admission to the park, 3 ride tickets, meal package and souvenir WANTED poster with the child’s name on it. The birthday child will also be entertained with a rendition of “Happy Birthday from the Wild West City cast.

  • 50 Lackawanna Drive · Stanhope, NJ 07874
  • Tel. 973-347-8900
Medieval Times
  • 149 Polito Avenue, Lyndhurst NJ 07071
  • Tel. 201-933-2220 ext. 2319
  • 50 Route 10, East Hanover, NJ, 07936
  • Tel. 973-447-0616
The Big Playhouse
  • 316 Kinderkamak Rd., Westwood, NJ 07675
  • Tel. 201-314-6341
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Field Station: Dinosaurs

Field Station Dinosaurs

Mommy University is thrilled to partner with Field Station: Dinosaurs to share all their prehistoric adventures. Enjoy a dino-mite party at Field Station which includes admission, party planner, cupcakes, optional BBQ lunch and VIP seats to The Feeding Frenzy. The birthday child also gets a picture with T-Rex and a special hat to remember their special day!

  • Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ 07605
  • Tel. 973-748-4317
Liberty Science Center
  • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305
  • Tel. 201-200-1000
L3 Academy
  • One Greenwood Avenue, Suite 101, Montclair, NJ 07042
  • Tel. 973-783-8333
Maker Depot
  • 60F Commerce Way, Totowa, NJ 07512
  • Tel. 862-245-3805
Rizzo’s Reptiles and Wildlife Worlds 
  • 1 Gold Mine Road, Flanders (Roxbury), NJ 07836
  • Tel. 973-586-0444
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Whippany Railway Museum

Meyer’s Store
  • 35 East Northfield Rd., Livingston, NJ  07039
  • Tel. 973-740-9400
NJ Museum of Transportation
  • 4265 Atlantic Ave, Wall Township, New Jersey 07727-3715
  • Tel. 732-938-5524
Whippany Railway Museum
  • 1 Railroad Plz, Whippany, NJ
  • Email:
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Giraffes at the Zoo

Adventure Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium
  • 800 North New Hampshire Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
  • Tel. 609-348-2880 ext. 17
Bergen County Zoo
  • 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
  • Tel. 201-262-3771, ext.110
Jenkinson’s Aquarium
  • 300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
  • Tel. 732-899-1212
Turtle Back Zoo
  • 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
  • Tel. 973-731-5800
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Looking for even more exciting birthday party locations in AND outside of NJ? Then can help! This amazing and unique website is a one-stop directory for parents that are planning parties for their kids. Everything you ever need is on this website including listings in other states! They even offer a FREE invitation maker with fun and unique ideas.

Kids Party Guide​​

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