Where to Find the Best Family Shows and Special Events in March

March is jammed pack with family shows – whether you are looking for play, musical, circus, movie….or any other type of show, there is something for the entire family!  And better yet, NJ Kids has found the best of the best. Now all you have to do is order the tickets and get ready for some show-stopping fun!

Fancy Nancy The Musical at bergenPAC

Movies at the Liberty Science Center IMAX Theater

We all know the Liberty Science center is chock full of awesome hands-on exhibits, interactive displays and kid friendly workshops, but did you know the museum has both an IMAX and 3-D Theater.  Current movies include: Hubble, Great White Shark, Titans of the Ice Age, Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea, and Watermelon Magic.  Ongoing. 
Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City,  www.lsc.org

Mardi Gras at the Garden State Discovery Museum

Come enjoy a Mardi Gras Celebration with a Southern American twist - with beads, masks, and dancers!
Garden State Discovery Museum, 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill www.discoverymuseum.com

Morris Museum Children’s Theater

This March, the Morris Museum presents two great children’s show – Suessology on March 1st (that silly, mischievous Cat leads audience members through a fun, lively and interactive show) and Stone Soup and Other Tales on March 15th (brought to you by the Pushcart Players, this is a charming blend of beloved folk tales from around the world).
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown.  http://www.morrismuseum.org/childrens-theater/

The Little Mermaid at the Rhino Theater

Join the Little Mermaid as she travels to the top of the sea where she meets a variety of colorful characters in this charming version of the popular tale! March 1st and 2nd.
Rhino Theater, 247 Wanaque Avenue.  http://smiling-rhino-theatre1.ticketleap.com/the-little-mermaid/Pompton Lakes

Beauty and Beast at the Mayo Performing Arts Center

Be our guest and experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! Classic songs, dancing household items and true romance!  March 1st
100 South Street, Morristown.  http://mayoarts.org/indiv/indiv_BeautyandtheBeast.html#sthash.Luquarj6.dpuf

Mammoth Follies at NJPAC

It’s time for a prehistoric journey with giant singing and dancing dinosaur puppets! March 1st.
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark.  http://www.njpac.org/events/detail/mammoth-follies

2014 Nuclear Cowboyz freestyle motocross at IZOD Center

Be amazed by more than 1000 gravity defying freestyle tricks, special effects and the largest indoor pyrotechnics show!   March 1st and 2nd
IZOD Center, 50 New Jersey 120, East Rutherford.  http://www.meadowlands.com

Big Apple Circus – TD Bank Ball Park

Raise the tent – it’s time for some highflying, laugh out loud fun with acts from around the world – all in one ring!   The Big Apple Circus is back in town and you will be amazed and entertained – and no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring!  Through March 16th.
Big Apple Circus, TD Ball Park, Bridgewater.  http://bigapplecircus.org/the-show

Rock of Ages – State Theater of New Jersey

For the older kids (and mom and dad!), a rock-love story, set to the music of 80s.  March 7th and 8t
State Theater of New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick.  https://www.statetheatrenj.org/rock_of_ages

7th Annual Elks Plunge – Manasquan Beach

Well, not exactly a show in a theater, but it sure could be fun to watch as the hardy dive into the frigid Atlantic Ocean – and its all for a good cause!  Proceeds go to a local Children’s Hospital. Plunge is a noon. March 8th
Manasquan Beach, riddle Way and 1st Avenue, Manasquan

Fancy Nancy The Musical – Bergen Performing Arts Center

Nancy, Bree, and the rest of her friends are performing in their first musical, Deep Sea Dances – and of course Nancy and Bree are convinced they will be chosen to be mermaids. What happens when she’s not!  March 8th.
BergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt StreetEnglewood.  http://www.bergenpac.org/events/detail/fancy-nancy-the-musical-1

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good Day – Shea Center for the Performing Arts

Alexander is having perhaps the worst day of his life. Nothing seems to be going right! A perfect play for young audiences to learn how to share when they are having a difficult time!  March 8th
Shea Center for Performing Arts, William Patterson University, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, http://www.wpunj.edu/culture/wplive-events-calendar.dot

Peter Pan at Kelsey Theater

Fly away to Neverland with the Yardley players.  There’s Peter pan, Wendy, John, Captain Hook and all the rest in this timeless musical.  March 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd
Kelsey Theater, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor.  http://www.kelseyatmccc.org/peterpan.shtml

Harlem Globetrotters – Various Locations in NJ and PA

The antics and majesty of these basketball marvels are back!  In the ‘Fan Rules’ tour, fans get to decide…the rules!  And the game is never dull!
March 7th – Philadelphia (The Liacouras Center)
March 8th – Trenton (Sun National Bank Center)
March 9th – Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center)
March 17th – Toms River (Pine Belt Arena)
March 19 and 20th – Lincroft (Robert J. Collins Arena)

Golden Dragon Acrobats: Cirque Ziva – MAYO Performing Arts Center

Be dazzled by traditional Chinese acrobats as they display amazing feats of athleticism, daring heart-stopping stunts and the grace of their centuries-old art form. March 8th. 
MAYO Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown.  http://mayoarts.org/indiv/indiv_CirqueZiva.html#sthash.MC2faSlB.dpuf

The Theater at Raritan Valley Community College

This theater offers show for both children and families. March 1st: The Snail and the Whale; March 8thRomeo and Juliet; March 20thTim Farrell
RVCC, 118 Lamington Rd, Branchburg, http://www.rvccarts.org

8th Annual Storytelling Festival of World Music and Story -  County College of Morris

Storytellers, actors and musicians bring tales and tunes of old and new to life. March 9th
County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Road Randolph.  http://www.ccm.edu/newsEvents

Ringling Brothers Barnum Bailey Circus – Various Locations in NJ

The all-new ‘Legends Tour’ is coming to a town near you! This show is jammed packed filled with family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious creatures of the past.
Prudential Center, Newark – March 13th – 16th
Sun National Bank Center, Trenton – March 14th – 18t
IZOD Center, East Rutherford – March 19th - 23rd

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie – Centary Stage Company

The popular book about a rather demanding mouse comes to life in a delightful family show, best for pre-k through 5th graders. March 15th
Century Stage Company at Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown.  http://www.centenarystageco.org/05SpecialPrograms/YoungAudienceSeries/index.asp

Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly – South Orange Performing Art Center

Another favorite children book series is brought to the stage – this time with Worm, Spider and Fly, and they must face their fears about the first day of school. March 16th
SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, http://sopacnow.org/649/worm

Junie B. Jones – Papermill Playhouse

Junie B. is finally ready for first grade – but it can be a bit intimidating trying to get acclimated to a new teacher, new friends and new glasses!  Join Junie B. as she chronicles it all in top-secret personal beeswax journal.  March 22nd
Papermill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, http://www.papermill.org/shows-tickets/childrens-shows-3-12.html

Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories – MAYO Arts Center

Follow the caterpillar as it transforms into a beautiful butterfly, then enjoy adaptions of several other beloved Eric Carle stories. March 25th
Mayo Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, http://mayoarts.org/indiv/indiv_VeryHungryCaterpillar.html

Suessical – William Paterson University

A special performance open only to classes and families with autism. March 28th. 

Bowfire – State Theater of NJ

Renowned musicians take audiences on a journey from jazz to classical to bluegrass to Celtic to rock.  March 28th
State Theater of New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.  https://www.statetheatrenj.org/eventstickets/calendarevents/?m=3&y=2014

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt – NJPAC

Grab your camping gear and get ready for a fun filled family adventure!  Based on the book by Michael Rosen, a dad and his four children are on the hunt for a bear!  March 29th. 
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, http://www.njpac.org/events/detail/were-going-on-a-bear-hunt

Henry and Mudge – Shea Center for Performing Arts William Patterson University

Henry has just moved from the big city to the country and is having trouble making friends. Luckily he’s got his pal Mudge! March 30th
Shea Center for Performing Arts.  http://www.wpunj.edu/wppresents/index.dot