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…]

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…]

Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration at Epcot in Walt Disney World

Spike's Pollen Nation Exploration

New this year to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration! Similar to the Egg Hunt, this exploration takes guests on a scavenger hunt around World Showcase at Epcot. It is a fun interactive way to get kids learning while having fun! To get started, guests purchase a map at … [Read more…]

How to Visit Museums for FREE (or pretty close to free)

Visit Museums for FREE (or pretty close to free)

Museums hold significant importance in our culture today preserving our history and opening the doors for stepping forward. Exposing children to museums at a young age encourages their academic understanding and developmental growth as well as promotes their appreciation for science, art and even literature. As much as we love and support museums, it can … [Read more…]