Science, Nature & Education
Families with children– check this list of fun, fascinating places
to set little minds in motion...
Enrich your Burlington experience. Have fun and learn a thing or two, as you and the children explore some of the mind-expanding sights of Burlington County and beyond!
Air Victory Museum
24,000 sq.ft. military aircraft and engine collection, replicas of the Wright Brothers and Spirit of St. Louis aircraft. (Available for functions.)
68 Stacy Haines Rd.
Marlton NJ 08055
Arboretum at Medford Leas
160 acres of landscaped grounds. Groups only.
Rte. 70 1/4 mi. East of State Rte. 541
Medford NJ 08055
Camden Children's Garden
Children's Garden offers a horticultural playground that will delight kids of all ages.
3 Riverside Drive Delaware River Waterfront
New Jersey State Aquarium
Get up close and personal with our sharks, stingrays and sea turtles that reside in our 760,000-gallon Open Ocean Tank with 1,500 fabulous fish and marine lifeforms. Over 4,000 aquatic animals. Daily
seal and dive shows, interactive exhibits.
Group rates and tour packages available.
New Inguza Island-Rare South African Penguin Exhibit.
Hours: Sept. 16 - Apr. 15: 9:30am - 4:30pm Weekdays, 10am - 5pm Weekends; Apr. 16 - Sept 15: 9:30am - 5:30pm Daily
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden NJ 08103-1060
Fax: (609) 365-3311
P.A.W.S. Farm Nature Center
Refuge for injured and orphaned wildlife sponsored by the Preservation and Wildlife Society. The Center provides nature trails and "touch and feel" exhibits where children are allowed to feed and pet some of the animals. Non-profit run by volunteers. Open to the public Wed. - Sun. 10am - 4pm
1105 Hainesport-Mt. Laurel Rd.
Mt. Laurel NJ 08054
Planetarium at New Jersey State Museum
Gaze at the moon and see the stars during the day! Spectacular and educational shows held every Saturday and Sunday. Shows start at 1, 2, and 3pm., year-round.
205 West State Street
Trenton NJ 08625
Powhatan Renape Nation, Rankokus Indian Reservation
Annual Juried American Indian Arts Festivals featuring 150 American Indian artists and entertainers from throughout the Americas; demonstrations; native foods. Call for dates and more information.
PO Box 225
Rancocas, NJ 08073
Rancocas Nature Center
New Jersey Audubon Society
120 acres of pristine land adjoining Rancocas State Park and Creek. Self-guided nature trails and wildlife center. A bird-watching mecca. Museum and gift shop.
794 Rancocas Road
Mount Holly NJ 08060
The Garden State Discovery Museum
Share in a special celebration of imagination - A hands-on museum for infants to 10 year olds, the Discovery Museum offers fifteen larger-than-life, kid powered, interactive exhibit areas. Every exhibit is an invitation to touch, explore, and create. The Garden State Discovery Museum offers educational entertainment at its hands-on best. Visitors can get inside of a gigantic bubble, scale a rock climbing wall, hop aboard a ship, bandage a wounded teddy-bear, "shop" at the farm stand then whip up a pretend exotic meal at the Discovery Diner, dabble in art, create some music, put on a show and build a two-story house -- all under one roof! For hours of discovery and exploration, visit us today and discover why we have family fun down to a science. (just minutes from the main arteries of Routes 70 and 73 and Interstate 295.)
Call the Museum to confirm programs, times, information and dates.
Open Oct.- May Tue. - Sun. 9:30am - 5:30pm; Sat. 9:30am - 8:30pm
Admission: $7.95 for adults and children 12 months and over $6.95 for Seniors. All programs are free with admission unless otherwise noted. Family memberships are available.
16 North Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
USS New Jersey Battleship Museum
The most decorated battleship in the U.S. Navy history is now permanently berthed on the Camden Waterfront as a floating museum, where visitors may tour this great ship and learn of her esteemed history as a protector of the United States and democracy everywhere.
Camden Waterfront at Clinton St.
Mind the past... its our present to you. Welcome to the City of Burlington.