FREE Fun Things To Do With Your Family
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a great time with your family in New Jersey. Here are some great museums that will not cost you a dime to attend and explore. Listed in alphabetical order, here they are...
*** As with any such information, please always call the establishment before visiting in the event the below information has been updated or canceled since our date of publishing.
ATLANTIC CITY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Explore the heritage and history of Atlantic City in this Main Library Building. Exhibits and available programs are available free on Wednesdays between 11am and 5pm.
1 N Tennessee Ave, Atlantic City, NJ. www.acmuseum.org.
BRIDGETON HALL OF FAME SPORTS MUSEUM
This free museum is to honor individual players and teams of all sports in New Jersey. Multiple artifacts and trophies can be found from sports stars and Olympic athletes. Hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10am to noon and 1pm to 3pm or by appointment
18 Burt St, Bridgeton, NJ. Read More
CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Free access to their art gallery with multiple, different expressions of art to admire. Hours are Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2020 Burnt Mills Rd, Bedminster Township, NJ. Read More
CHILDREN’s MUSEUM OF ARTS
Pay as you wish hours on Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm are sponsored by the Affirmation Arts/William Talbott Hillman Foundation to ensure everyone has access to art education and experiences. Explorations of multiple facets of art are offered here from painting to sculpting, sewing to photography, and much more.
103 Charlton St, New York, NY. Read More
CHILDREN’s MUSEUM OF MANHATTAN
Creative and interactive museum exploring arts, sciences and humanities. Free admission for military families and United Federation of Teachers union members with proper identification anytime. Also check with your local library, if they are members of CMOM you will be able to receive free tickets at their checkout desk.
212 W 83rd St, New York, NY. Read More
DISCOVERY SEASHELL MUSEUM
Unique experience allowing for exploration and education of thousands of seashells from all over the world. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm with free admission.
2721 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ. Read More
DRUMTHWACKET FOUNDATION MUSEUM
Guided tours are available to view this original Governor’s Residence most Wednesdays at 1pm all year except August.
354 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ. Read More
EMPTY SKY, 9/11 MEMORIAL at Liberty State Park
Official Memorial in New Jersey at Liberty State Park, honoring those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attack on September 11th, 2001. No admission is charged, and everyone is welcome.
1 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City, NJ. Read More
FORT LEE MUSEUM
Quaint and free museum celebrating the history of Fort Lee. Open Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4pm.
1589 Parker Ave, Fort Lee, NJ. Read More
HERITAGE GLASS MUSEUM
Museum representing New Jersey’s history of glass making, manufacturing and blowing. Open Saturdays 11am to 2pm and Wednesdays noon to 3pm, free admission.
25 High St E, Glassboro, NJ. Read More
HOWELL LIVING HISTORY FARM & MUSEUM
This is a 130-acre, open-air, living museum and working farm. With fun and educational working exhibits to explore like a Hen House, Corn Crib, Ox Barn, Hog House, Sheep Barn, Blacksmith area, Windmill, Granary and so much more, you can enjoy your visit free of charge on select date/time. 70 Woodens Ln, Lambertville, NJ. Read More
JEWISH CHILDREN’s MUSEUM
This museum is the largest museum in the United States exploring the history and current day Jewish heritage. Children under 2 are free.
792 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY. Read More
LIBERTY SCIENCE MUSEUM
Large, interactive Science Center with multiple hand-son exhibits as well as a Planetarium located at Liberty State Park.
222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ. Read More
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Explore this influential museum of modern art on UNIQLO Free Fridays from 4pm to 8pm at no cost. Children 16 and under are always free.
11 W 53rd St, New York, NY. Read More
NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM
An educational dedication to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Free admission Tuesdays from 5pm to close, all day on September 11th , and for all children younger than 7 years old. Tuesday free admission tickets are distributed on a first come/first serve basis at 4pm.
180 Greenwich St, New York, NY. Read More
NEW YORK AQUARIUM
Newly renovated aquarium on Coney Island, by the ocean, exploring our local marine life. Admission on Wednesdays after 3pm is “pay as you wish” until closing. Children under 2 years old are always free. 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Read More
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM
Princeton’s Art Museum Gallery with over 92,000 works of art is always FREE and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays 10am to 5pm and Mondays noon until 5pm.
Elm Dr, Princeton, NJ. Read More
ROSE CENTER FOR EARTH & SPACE (At the American Museum of Natural History)
“Pay as you wish” is available at the museum’s ticket counters any day and time to explore this great museum about our natural world. Hours are 10am to 5:45pm everyday except Christmas and Thanksgiving.
175-208 79th Street Central Park West, New York, NY. Read More
TWIN LIGHTS STATE HISTORIC SITE & MUSEUM
Explore this beautiful lighthouse built in 1862 situated 200 feet above the Navesink Highlands. Visit the museum and learn about its construction and use throughout history. Hours are Tuesdays through Sundays 10am to noon and 1pm to 4pm. Free Admission.
Lighthouse Rd, Highlands, NJ. Read More