New Jersey and the surrounding areas offer fantastic learning getaways for the entire family. Why not take a day trip and explore, get hands on, and experience something new. Here are a few of our favorites borrowed from our field trips directory online. Many area are reopening this spring/summer. Take advantage of early ticket sales. NJ Field Trip Guide has hundreds of ideas for student trips which are great for the family! There are trees to be climbed, boats to board, animals to visit, amusement parks to explore. Flip the Field Trip ebook online at to link to more places. Please tell these places that NJ KIDS connected you!

Camp Mason Outdoor Center provides family getaways, scout weekends, family camp programs. On 460 acres of mountain woodlands adjacent to the 70,000 acres Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Hiking, kayaking, biking, and more. All meals cooked for you! Hardwick Township, NJ 908.362.5767

Go to Philly and visit the Independence Seaport Museum @Philly Seaport. Current exhibits: WW1: USS Olympia; Patriots and Pirates; Rescues on the River; Tides of Freedom. PA

Live like a sailor and experience the new exciting sleepover programs at Battleship New Jersey. Bring your scout group, families and friends to sleepover! Spend a night on a floating museum on the Camden Waterfront across from Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia. A great learning experience for the family. 866.877.6262.

Explore the environment around you at the Bronx Zoo’s Nature Trek, a new Total Experience exhibit. The tigers are waiting for your visit too! Bronx, NY 800.433.4149

Get to the Top of Philly for awesome views @ One Liberty Deck. PA 215.561.3325. Climb 57 stories up (via a state-ofthe- art elevator experience) to the enclosed deck to get a top-down look at iconic sights like City Hall, the Ben Franklin Parkway, the Ben Franklin Bridge, the stadium complex, University City and the rest of Philadelphia.

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge provides year round onsite programs focused on habitats and wildlife of NJ. 171 wooded acres, includes the Nature Center, hiking trails, nature playscape, an outdoor housing area with more than 60 native residents, and a wildlife rehab hospital. Medford, NJ 856.983.3329.

Special astronomy shows, music shows, laser concerts, and sensory-friendly shows @ Raritan Valley Planetarium. Plus many special events throughout the year. Branchburg, NJ 908.231.8805.

Climb and crawl to new heights or explore the Experience the TreEscape Aerial Adventure Park @ Mountain Creek with 10 unique ropes courses reopening this Spring that are sure to provide an exhilarating outdoors adventure for everyone. 973.827.2000, Vernon, NJ.

Outdoor adventures... hands on programs designed for exploration, discovery learning and fun! Ropes course, laser tag, action archery, disc golf, horse ride, scenic life rides. Blue Mountain is located on 250 acres in the Picono mountains. PA. 610.826.7700

Have you been to IPlay America yet? A premier indoor NJ Amusement Park! Fun and games include Freedom Rider, Laser Tag, boardwalk-style games, 4D theatre, Go Karts, Bumper Cars, High Ropes Course and Kids Rope Course–Stay all day! Freehold, NJ 732.577.8200

Get away to 200 acres of rustic outdoors with a white sand beach, 20 acre lake, waterpark with 400 ft water slides, incredible rides, kiddie area, group picnics, mini golf, volley ball, boats... Tomahawk Lake Waterpark, Sparta, NJ 973.398.7777

Hands-on, multimedia museum, a national town hall, and a civic education headquarter with must-see exhibits, timely speaker events, and engaging educational resources. National Constitution Center, PA.

Walk through all time favorite stories and nursery rhymes with classics interspersed in a park setting. Exciting new family rides and attractions. Storybook Land, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 609.646.0103.

Get your baseball team to tour Yankee Stadium! Group, individual tours, and pregame tours. Get up close to historic baseball artifacts and connect with Yankee legends. Home of 27 time World Champion. 646.977.TOUR. Bronx, NY.

Museum of American Glass & Ceramic demonstrations. Hands-on experiences, scenic picnic areas & nature trail. Wheaton Arts, Millville, NJ 856.825.6800

Wall Street Walks tours Wall Street, 911 and American History. See the sites in NYC and learn about the NY Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, Trinity Church, Wall Street power brokers, Ground Zero, and end at 911 Memorial. 212.666.0175.

Rides, Shows, Atractions, Family Picnic, Waterpark... all at Land of Make Believe. Hope, NJ. 908.459.9000. What’s New: Pirate’s Plunge, Cannonball, Ferris Wheel, Pirates Escape, Jump Around Frog, Free Fallin, Balloon ride, Drop and Twist. Have fun with tots in the Wading Pool & Water Slides. Experience the Buccaneer Pirate Ship. Thriller Roller Coaster, Arcades, The Black Hole Waterslide.