Kids Activities in Ocean Acres

Gaming for One, Two, or Four at OMG DEFCON1 (Up to 50% Off). Six Options Available.

OMG DEFCON1

Howell

Battle at Xbox 360 station with Call of Duty: Ghosts and Minecrafts, among others, or Alienware PC with Steam games

$20 $11

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5 or 10 Open-Bounce Sessions or Birthday Party with Cake and Pizza for Up to 12 at BounceU (Up to 50% Off)

BounceU

Multiple Locations

Inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, boxing ring, and basketball amuse kids during open bounce; party includes pizza and cake

$40 $20

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Three Rounds of Indoor Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 56%Off)

Glowgolf

Brick

Glowing golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating a tricky, tropical-themed course

$18 $9

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Five or Ten Jump Passes at Fro-Me-A-Party Entertainment Center (Up to 52% Off)

Fro-Me-A-Party Entertainment Center

Pleasantville

Springy, inflatable bounce houses are decorated with themes such as safari and basketball, and each is equipped with slides or games

$49.95 $25

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KSR Motorsports' Monster Fest for One or Two at Miller Farms Arena on October 25 or 26 at 1 p.m. (Up to 66% Off)

Monster Fest

Miller Farm

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Drivers crush cars with monster trucks and perform freestyle Motocross stunts during show preceded by meet-and-greet and truck rides

$32.50 $12

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Two Hours of Jump Time for Two or Four People at Stratosphere Trampoline Park (Up to 39% Off)

Stratosphere Trampoline Park

Hainesport

Jumpers bounce around 10,000 sq. ft. of trampolines at an arena that features open play every day

$44 $27

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Bowling Packages for Two or Six with Shoe Rentals and Drinks at Knob Hill Country Lanes (Up to 57% Off)

Knob Hill Country Lanes

Manalapan

Bowlers slip on their rental shoes and then down pitchers of soda between pin-seeking rolls

$43.49 $19

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Ice Skating for Two or Four at The Igloo Ice Rink at Mount Laurel (55% Off)

The Igloo Ice Rink at Mount Laurel

Mount Laurel

Skaters glide around an indoor ice rink complete with a snack bar and pro shop

$20 $9

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One or Three 60-Minute Batting-Cage Sessions at We Drop Bombs Baseball (Up to 65% Off)

We Drop Bombs Baseball

Medford

Fully turfed indoor facility houses cages for practicing swings and improving control

$50 $21

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Princess Tea at Premier Centre for the Arts on November 1 or 2 (Up to 50% Off)

Princess Tea

Multiple Locations

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Princesses join little ones for tea time and snacks, and tell stories through song and dance

$26 $13

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Whale or Dolphin Watching from Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center

Utsch's Marina

Boats ride up alongside playful dolphins and graceful whales for up-close viewing, and a guide points out marine life and historical sites

$60 $30

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$23 for a Family-Friendly Hayride and Corn Maze for Four at Westhaven Farm ($38 Value)

Westhaven Farm

Upper Freehold

Families of four take a hayride, explore the corn maze, see animals, listen to music, and get a free pumpkin; geared toward kids aged 2–10

$38 $23

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Kids' Birthday Party for Up to 12 or One-Month Fitness and Nutrition Program at XCEL Club (51% Off)

XCEL Club

Eatontown

Celebrate a child's birthday with 1.5 hours of activities; four 2-hour sessions with goal-setting detail methods for a healthy lifestyle

$275 $135

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Bowling Package for Two, Four, or Six at Colonial Bowling & Entertainment (Up to 69% Off)

Colonial Bowling and Entertainment

Lawrence

Family entertainment center with bowling and laser tag features 250 sq. ft. TV screens, comfortable couches, and a full bar and grill

$73.96 $23

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$11 for Two Open-Bounce Sessions for One at BounceU ($22 Value)

BounceU

Multiple Locations

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce

$11 $5.50

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Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons or 60-Minute Rockers Sessions at Pro Line Music (Up to 54% Off)

Pro Line Music

Falls

Weekly music lessons develop skills in singing or playing guitar, drums, piano, violin, or many other instruments

$85 $42

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Admission for Four or Family Membership at Roebling Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Roebling Museum

Roebling

Marvel at preserved industrial artifacts such as photographs, wire ropes, and machine parts, as well as everyday life in the company town

$30 $12

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at the Sun National Bank Center on March 7, 2015 at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Sun National Bank Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$64 $38

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Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

$169 $119

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5 or 10 Stone-Sculpting Classes at Designs by Jacqui LLC. (Up to 67% Off)

Designs by Jacqui LLC.

Manalapan

Artist Jacqui Melman helps students chisel their own stone sculptures

$250 $96

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1 Hour of Open Gym for 2, or 4 Weekly Lessons at Elite Trampoline Academy (Up to 57% Off). 5 Options Available.

Elite Trampoline Academy

Middletown

During classes or open gym, students use trampolines to learn gymnastics skills while maintaining safety, building strength, and confidence

$117 $50

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Group or Private Music Lessons at Resonance School of Music (Up to 62% Off)

Resonance School of Music

Washington

A range of classes, varying in concentration from music theory to piano and voice, welcome students of all ages and experience levels

$120 $59

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Battleship New Jersey Visit for Two or Four (Up to 51% Off)

Battleship New Jersey

Central Waterfront

Visit a nearly 900 ft. long, 45,000-ton battleship that survived three wars

$37 $18

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Laser Tag Game and Batting-Cage Session for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at Bonkerz Family Fun Center (Up to 53% Off)

Bonkerz Family Fun Center

Princeton

Swing away at batting cages and then play laser tag in a fog and lightshow filled interactive 5,300 square-foot arena

$26 $13

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Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Couple or Family Membership to Morven Museum & Garden ( 58% Off)

Morven Museum & Garden

Princeton

Guests explore fine & decorative art in museum and multiple gardens; members get invites to events and discounts on shop purchases

$12 $6

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5 or 10 Open-Bounce Visits at BounceU Bridgewater (53% Off) 

BounceU Bridgewater

Bridgewater

Bounce haven filled with inflated slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, football-toss game, T-ball game, and arcade

$75 $35

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Laser Tag and Arcade Tokens for Two, Four, or Six at Bridgewater Sports Arena (Up to 55% Off)

Bridgewater Sports Arena

Martinsville

Teams battle one another in a futuristic laser tag arena complete with fog and black lights

$22 $11

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Two-Race Go-Karting Package for One or Two at New Jersey Motorsports Park (Up to 51% Off)

New Jersey Motorsports Park

Millville

Riders reach speeds of up to 55 mph as they navigate the professional-style karting track

$55 $28

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$60 Admission for Two to 200 Years: Treasures of the Athenaeum Capstone Party on November 12 (40% Off)

Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Center City East

Come celebrate the Athenaeum’s 200th anniversary with an evening of film, music, fun, and convivial company

$100 $60

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Magic Shows at South Street Magic Theatre (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Francis Menotti's Gallery of Magic

South Street Magic Theatre

Sleight-of-hand masters with over 30 years of experience display off-the-wall magic tricks

$30 $18

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Full-Time or Weekday 2015 Membership to North Shore Beach Club (Up to 50% Off)

North Shore Beach Club

Philadelphia

From spring to fall, members lounge by the 1,500-sq.-ft. heated pool, fire pit, or restaurant and bar

$700 $350

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Insectarium Visit for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Up to 10 (Up to 44% Off)

Insectarium

Holmesburg

Encounter some of nature’s smallest creatures at an insect museum full of mounted and live specimens; birthday parties include a guided tour

$18 $11

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Two-Hour Party Package with Food for Up to 15, or 100 Game Tokens at University Family Fun Center (Up to 50% Off)

University Family Fun Center

University City

Philadelphia's only traditional arcade hosts kids' parties complete with pizza; features pinball, skee-ball, air hockey, and video games

$20 $11

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Admission for Two or Four Adults to National Liberty Museum (Up to 46% Off)

National Liberty Museum

Center City East

Museum celebrates American freedom with a collection of glass artworks, paintings, and sculptures

$14 $8

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1, 3, 5, or 10 Accordion Lessons at Liberty Bellows (Up to 55% Off)

Liberty Bellows

Queen Village - Pennsport

Experienced accordion players teach students of all abilities to play their chosen style of accordion music

$400 $179

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Philadelphia History Museum Visit for Two or Four Adults (Up to 45% Off)

Philadelphia History Museum

Center City East

Opened in 1941, the museum showcases more than 100,000 artifacts, including George Washington's writing desk and Joe Frazier's boxing gloves

$20 $12

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$36 for $65 Worth of Music Lessons — ACE School of Music

Ace School Of Music

On Location

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$65 $36

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Two 30-Minute Kids' Music Lessons at Chestnut Hill Music Academy (Up to 54% Off)

Chestnut Hill Music Academy

Chestnut Hill

One-on-one music lessons are customized to each student's talents and cover a variety of instruments, including woodwinds, piano, and voice

$63 $29

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) (Up to 53% Off)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Avenue of the Arts North

Two buildings showcase artwork from throughout America’s history, including a famous portrait of George Washington

$30 $15

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30-, 60-, or 120-Minutes of Batting or Pitching Tunnels Use at Sluggersville (Up to Half Off)

Sluggersville

Northeast Philadelphia

Batting cages and pitching mounds help kids and adults hone the fundamentals of baseball

$18 $10

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Visit for Two or Four to African American Museum in Philadelphia (Half Off)

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Center City East

Museum dedicated to the preservation of African American heritage through exhibits, cultural programs, and historical artifacts

$56 $28

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Mansion Entry for Two Adults or Two Adults and Three Kids at Underground Railroad Museum (Up to 45% Off)

Underground Railroad Museum at the Belmont Mansion

Fairmount Park

Explore the historic Belmont Mansion, which was built in 1742 and now serves as a home for the Underground Railroad Museum

$14 $8

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Guided Tour for Two or Four at Glencairn Museum (Up to 55% Off)

Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn

Medieval-style castle houses religious art dating from ancient Egypt to the 20th century

$20 $10

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Ice Skating for Two or Four or Birthday Party for 10 Kids at The Rink on Old York Road (Up to 51% Off)

The Rink on Old York Road

Elkins Park

This family-friendly ice rink hosts weekly open skate sessions as well as kids' birthday parties skate rental for up to 10

$20 $10

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The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live at Tower Theatre on December 7 at 1:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band

Tower Theatre

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Colorful quartet of Nick Jr. stars sings and dances with preschooler- and parent-friendly hits such as “Great Day” and “Bananas”

$28 $14

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One or Two Kid's Night Out Sessions or a Party Credit at Vamonos Childcare Services (Up to 40% Off)

Vamonos Childcare Services

Multiple Locations

Leave your kids in safe hands for an evening or plan a child birthday party

$25 $15

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3 or 5 Indoor Playground Visits at Party Magic (Up to Half Off)

Party Magic

Warminster

Children explore more than 6,500 square feet of inflatable bounce houses, slides, mazes, and games

$50 $25

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Public Ice Skating with Skate Rentals for 2 or 4, or a Birthday Party for Up to 10 Kids at (Up to 50% Off)

The Rink at Warwick

Warwick

Skaters can practice pirouettes in rented skates, or up to 10 kids can enjoy a birthday party on the ice at this fully-loaded rink

$18 $9

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Milano II Piano in Rosewood Satin Polished Finish, or a Milano II Portable Piano at Worldwide Piano (57% Off)

Worldwide Piano

Edison

Enrico Aquino III has kept his family tradition alive by embracing his father’s belief in friendly, encouraging instruction

$5,995 $2,599

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3, 5, or 10 Kids' Structured-Playtime Sessions at Clicks & Bricks Learning Center (Up to 59% Off)

Clicks & Bricks Learning Center

Metuchen

Classes can teach kids how to build robots and simple machines out of plastic blocks, improving problem-solving and communication skills

$36 $15

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Two or Four Dance or Music Lessons at Napoli School of Music and Dance (Up to 62% Off)

Napoli School of Music and Dance

Multiple Locations

Expert faculty teach aspiring dancers styles like tap and ballet; during private lessons, musicians teach instruments such as piano & guitar

$32 $15

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$48 for Four 30-Minute Lessons at Harcum Music School ($120 Value)

Harcum Music School

Bryn Mawr

Instructors offer lessons to first-time students or experienced musicians looking to sharpen up skills on a wide variety of instruments

$120 $48

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Rock n' Bowl Bowling with Pizza for Two or Up to Six at Wynnewood Lanes in Ardmore (Up to 55% Off)

Wynnewood Lanes

Ardmore

Live DJ tunes, fog, and neon lights fill 24-lane bowling center during late-night bowling sessions

$36.70 $18

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Punch Card for 10 or 5 Open-Jump Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 51% Off)

Pump It Up

Springfield

Kids bound across enormous inflatable structures in a climate-controlled indoor environment

$100 $49

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$50 for $90 Worth of Music Lessons — Glenolden Piano Lessons

Glenolden Piano Lessons

Glenolden

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$90 $50

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Month Membership to Kids' Gym for One or Two or Month of Enrichment at Kids Blvd (Up to 63% Off)

Kids Blvd

Warren

Children exercise their minds and bodies with toys, interactive games, a creative arts station, and a sensory gym

$75 $32

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Non-Event Weekend Admission for Two or Four to Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation (Up to 53% Off)

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Newtown Square

The 112 acres of farmland present a living history of the 1700s via a farmhouse, blacksmith, and animals including cows, sheep, and horses

$16 $9

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Admission, Tai Chi or Meditation Classes, or Membership at Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art (Up to 50% Off)

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Lighthouse Hill

The museum's permanent collection focuses on rare and sacred pieces from Tibet and nations influenced by Tibetan Buddhism

$24 $12

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$30 for $60 Worth of Batting Practice — Athlete U

Athlete U

Charleston

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $30

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Zombie Challenge & Zombie Movie Marathon for 1 or 2 at The Day of the Undead: Rahway Zombie Apocalypse (50% Off)

The Day of the Undead

Rahway, NJ

Registered zombies set off on an epic adventure game with clues in search for zombie food; the Rahway Library screens the movies of the dead

$30 $15

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Four or Eight Drop-In Parent-Child Play Sessions at Wee Play (Up to 51% Off)

Wee Play

Somerville

Play sessions with musical instruments, an obstacle course, and free play stimulate cognitive development in children up to 48 months

$50 $25

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Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Tee-rrific Golf Center (Up to 53% Off)

Tee-rrific Golf Center

Somerville

Pair of 18-hole, recently upgraded mini-golf courses challenge players to show off their putting strokes

$16 $8

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School is out, the sky is clear, and azure Atlantic Ocean is glimmering beneath the bright sun. Days like this were made for visits to Casino Pier—for meandering down the beach with a frosty ice-cream cone, for taking a leisurely ride on the old-fashioned carousel, and for soaring down a water slide into a pristine pool.

The iconic pier has been entertaining generations of families since its opening in 1932 and is divided into three distinct sections. The amusement park is a treasure trove of new and classic rides alike, including thrilling rides, a scenic sky ride, and an action-packed go-kart arena. A rooftop miniature golf course elevates golfers above the park, where they'll find dazzling views of the surrounding boardwalk and ocean. Beyond the amusement park lies Breakwater Beach, a water park with an array of towering slides and interactive play areas. And within a sprawling, air-conditioned edifice, you'll find the casino arcade, which dispenses handfuls of tokens and prize-redemption tickets from its classic slot and skee-ball machines. This area of the boardwalk also houses a century-old carousel, complete with hand-carved horses that come to life for children who have completed all their chores.

800 Ocean Ter
Seaside Heights,
NJ
US

The sun beats down on the white sands of Seaside Heights Beach, but nobody's complaining with the cool waters of the North Atlantic so close at hand. Every summer, Seaside Heights becomes one of New Jersey's must-visit attractions, and it's easy to see why. Kids can grab inflatable rafts and charge into the surf while parents relax in their beach chairs. Lifeguards keep watch on the swimmers at all times. Seaside Heights Boardwalk is only a short walk away, offering food, arcade games, and amusement rides.

901 Boulevard
Seaside Heights,
NJ
US

Just off the scenic Seaside Heights Boardwalk, Shake Shoppe Arcade combines the family fun of an old-school boardwalk arcade with the creamy desserts of an ice-cream shop. Guests sip refreshing shakes made with Hershey's ice cream, or win prizes and pass the time at the arsenal of arcade cabinets, simulators, and games.

1020 North Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights,
NJ
US

Insectropolis transports humans to a bug-themed city populated with thousands of creepers and crawlers. Insect enthusiasts enjoy unlimited admission to more than a dozen educational exhibits, which include a crash course in bug basics and interactive games that help museum-goers to develop a newfound appreciation for purported pests. Observe arachnid sewing circles or watch ants forage for food and build tunnels that spell out the answers to tomorrow's crossword puzzle. Bug-touching presentations (12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Monday–Friday, and throughout the day on Saturdays) are one of the bugseum’s most popular activities and encourage guests to overcome unfounded fears by touching a live millipede, stroking a scorpion, or caressing a cockroach while expanding insectile awareness. Periodically, Insectropolis also holds a variety of fundraisers and themed events, such as bug hunts and cockroach races (some events may require guests to pay an additional fee to gain entry).

1761 Route 9
Toms River,
NJ
US

Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that comprise America can unite in common cause and topple a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $10.58 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (up to a $4.25 value).

101 Locust St
Lakewood,
NJ
US

At OMG DEFCON1, guests leave behind the impersonal, anonymous world of Internet servers to play games with friends face-to-face over LAN and WiFi. Guests sip smoothies and soft drinks in the dining room and then head into the game room to battle at the Xbox 360 station, replete with a 32-inch screen, headsets, and 3-D glasses, or challenge each other to Steam games with a room full of high-octane Alienware PCs.

4745 US Highway9
Howell,
NJ
US