Discover Nature: Trailside Nature & Science Center

Trailside Nature & Science Center

Exploring nature has a calming influence on my preschoolers. It engages all of their sciences and sparks their curiosity. We have found that nature centers encourage this interest by promoting science, an appreciation of nature and protecting the environment. Throughout New Jersey, there are many nature, environmental and science centers which we enjoy touring. In … [Read more…]

Discover the Magic at the South Mountain Fairy Trail

South Mountain Fairy Trail

Get Your Wings at South Mountain Fairy Trail Sparking our imagination, the idea of fairies have made young children look a little deeper at nature.   These winged creatures have inspired stories, movies, and dreams.  From Shakespeare’s Puck to  the iconic Tinkerbell, fairies have been in popular culture for centuries and now they hold a special … [Read more…]

Amazing Gardens in New Jersey

Amazing Gardens in New Jersey

It’s not called the Garden State for nothing! New Jersey offers some amazing opportunities to explore gardens whether it be fruits and vegetables or gorgeous flowers, there is something for everyone to love and explore! There are so many gardens, arboretums, nature centers, farms and garden centers in NJ that it would be impossible to mention … [Read more…]

20+ Brain Boosting Summer Experiences in NJ

Summer Experiences in New Jersey

Are you looking for something fun and exciting to do this summer that will also boost your child’s academic and cognitive development? Well, of course your answer is YES! There are so many wonderful activities, events and places to see over the summer in New Jersey that it is hard to narrow down the choices. … [Read more…]

Amazing Places to See Sunflowers in New Jersey

Amazing Sunflowers in New Jersey

Updated for 2020! Sunshine at your fingertips at New Jersey Farms! Sunflowers are regal plants as they tower over us with their bright disposition. Who can resist smiling when they see a sunflower? Well, at Mommy University, we certainly can’t which is why last year and this year we visited locations that offered sunflowers. We … [Read more…]

Amazing Places to See Butterflies in New Jersey

Amazing Butterflies in New Jersey

There is a proverb that says, “Just when the caterpillar thought life was over it became a butterfly.” There has always been a fascination with butterflies by artists, poets, and gardeners. In fact, there are some that grow gardens specifically designed to attract them. Part of our fascination stems from the fact that they begin … [Read more…]

Amazing Places to See Dinosaurs in New Jersey

Amazing Dinosaurs Places to See Dinosaurs in New Jersey

It could be that the first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton, Hadrosaurus foulkii, was found in Haddonfield in 1858 that inspires those in the New Jersey to dream big. Dinosaurs capture a child’s imagination and make us think of a world that no longer exists.  At Mommy University, we love dinosaurs and are always on the … [Read more…]

10 Brain Boosting Fall Experiences in NJ

Fall Experiences

Updated for 2019! Are you looking for something fun and exciting to do this fall that will also boost your child’s academic and cognitive development? Well, of course your answer is YES! There are so many wonderful activities, events and places to see during the fall in New Jersey that it is hard to narrow … [Read more…]