Kids Activities in Franklin Park

New Jersey State Museum and Planetarium – Up to 58% Off

New Jersey State Museum & Planetarium

Downtown

$14 $7

Planetarium's dome with 6,000 stars shows presentations about space and astronauts; museum houses collections on state history and art

Up to 65% Off at Slocum's Bowling Center

Slocum's Bowling Center

Ewing

$36.45 $15

Bowlers send pins clattering in 80-year-old bowling alley with 12 lanes and automatic scoring

Up to 60% Off at Roebling Museum

Roebling Museum

Roebling

$30 $12

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

Up to 51% Off Open Play for Kids

Bouncing Off The Walls

Vermillion Hills

$50 $25

Children up to 8 years old crawl across an interactive play area filled with sensory toys, gym mats, and moon bounces

Up to 53% Off at My Gym Children's Fitness Center

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Princeton

$80 $39

Kids build physical, cognitive, and social skills through noncompetitive gymnastics and different activities, such as arts and crafts

Up to 53% Off Watershed Butterfly Festival

Stony Brook - Millstone Watershed Association

Hopewell

$20 $10

Kids learn about butterflies and other insects at interactive festival that also includes nature walks, live music, and local artists

Up to 66% Off Kids' Open Play or Music Classes

Tiger Hall: Play Zone and Activity Center

Clifftown Shopping Center

$8 $3

Open-play sessions with a mini stage, ball pit, trampoline, and motorized scooters; professional instructors lead interactive music classes

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 51% Off One-Week Tennis Camp

Team Shark Attack Tennis

Northampton Tennis and Fitness Center

$230 $115

The indoor Monday–Friday camp can improve clients' technical, strategic, physical, and emotional tennis skills

50% Off Ice Skating for Two or Four

The Igloo Ice Rink at Mount Laurel

Mount Laurel

$20 $10

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

Up to 49% Off Inflatable-Play Outings at Jump Zone

Jump!Zone

Hillsborough

$72 $37

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Indoor park for kids age 12 and younger; eight themed inflatables, toddler play area, arcade, and café

Up to 50% Off Baseball or Soccer Camp

Sports Zone

Monroe Township

$215 $119

Kids aged 6–12 benefit from group drills and personalized attention designed to help them build skills in advance of upcoming seasons

Up to Half Off Pitching and Batting at Sluggersville

Sluggersville

Northeast Philadelphia

$18 $10

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

Up to 52% Off Paint-Your-Own Pottery

Color Me Mine

Lahaska

$30 $15

Use your Groupon toward a ceramic bisque of your choice to dress up with colorful glazes and studio fees to fire and finish pieces

Insectarium – Up to 47% Off Visit or Birthday

Insectarium

Holmesburg

$18 $11

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

Glencairn Museum – Up to 50% Off Tour

Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn

$20 $11

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

50% Off BYOB Pottery-Painting

Create Me Pottery Painting Studio

Huntingdon Valley

$30 $15

Guests unleash their creativity on a choice of more than 500 pieces, including dishes, figurines, and cartoon characters

46% Off Kids' Soccer Program

Kiddie Soccer

Multiple Locations

$130 $70

Wee ones learn soccer skills and play games during one-hour classes that focus on fun and fundamentals

Up to Half Off Indoor Playground Visits

Party Magic

Warminster

$50 $25

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

Up to 53% Off Gymnastics Camp

Rising Stars Gymanastics Academy

Manalapan

$200 $99

Kids can practice on vaults, bars, and beams during Monday–Friday summer camps

Up to 57% Off Bowling and Drinks

Knob Hill Country Lanes

Manalapan

$43.49 $19

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

Up to 64% Off Parent-Child Play Classes

Wee Play

Somerville

$48 $19

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

Up to 57% Off Bowling for Four or Eight

Pinsetter Bar & Bowl

Merchantville

$69 $30

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Bowlers hurl globes down one of 34 lanes in a facility where music videos play on high-definition monitors

Up to 63% Off Bowling in Cherry Hill

Playdrome Family Entertainment - Cherry Hill

Ellisburg

$26.46 $12

Modern bowling alley stimulates every sense, from its music to its 36 lanes equipped with laser lights & glowing pins

Up to 53% Off Open Bounce at BounceU Bridgewater 

BounceU Bridgewater

Bridgewater

$40 $19

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

Up to 31% Off a Dragster Experience

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

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

Up to 50% Off Open-Bounce Sessions or Party

BounceU

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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

Up to 55% Off Laser Tag at Bridgewater Sports Arena

Bridgewater Sports Arena

Martinsville

$22 $11

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

"The Lego Movie" or "Despicable Me 2" – Up to 60% Off

The Lego Movie or Despicable Me 2

State Theatre

$15 $6

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Ordinary Lego figurine Emmet has to save the world from an evil tyrant; former supervillain Gru searches for a criminal and falls in love

Up to 67% Off Bowling at Erie Lanes

Erie Lanes

Juniata Park- Philadelphia

$54.50 $18

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Customers spend two hours bowling in the sprawling, brightly colored facility, which features plenty of bumper-bowling lanes just for kids

Up to 62% Off Stone-Sculpting Classes

Designs by Jacqui LLC.

Manalapan

$250 $109

Artist Jacqui Melman helps students chisel their own stone sculptures

Up to 62% Off Kids' Summer Course or Camp

Eldridge Overton Educational Programs

Multiple Locations

$300 $129

Instructors target individual attention to each student in small classes with hands-on projects and coursework

53% Off Kids' Playtime

Plumkinville

Freehold

$29.99 $14

Kids cavort in an enchanted play room, play with Stuffkinz plush animals, and snack on cookies and juice

57% Off Milano II Piano at Worldwide Piano

Worldwide Piano

Edison

$5,995 $2,599

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

53% Off Music Lessons at Music University

Music University - Other Instructors

Freehold

$105 $49

Teachers with instruction from such schools as Juilliard and Boston Conservatory hold lessons in practice rooms with professional equipment

Up to 54% Off Kids' Enrichment Programs

Kids Blvd

Warren

$75 $39

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

Battleship New Jersey – Up to 51% Off Visit

Battleship New Jersey

Central Waterfront

$37 $18

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

Up to 58% Off Trampoline Play

Rebounderz Edison

Edison

$58 $30

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Floor-to-wall trampolines cover 21,000 sq. ft. over 3 jumping arenas with foam pit and basketball runners at recently expanded indoor park

Up to 46% Off Guided Tour of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Germantown

$14 $8

Guides lead groups through 17-room restored Victorian mansion

Up to 53% Off Summer Dance Camp

The Movement Dance Centre

Marlboro Township

$50 $25

Instructors structure each summer camp session around a new theme, combining dance, singing, and arts and crafts.

Up to 46% Off Admission to National Liberty Museum

National Liberty Museum

Center City East

$14 $8

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

African American Museum in Philadelphia – Half Off

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Center City East

$56 $28

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

Up to 55% Off at Liberty Bellows Accordion Shop

Liberty Bellows

Queen Village - Pennsport

$400 $179

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

Up to 45% Off at Philadelphia History Museum

Philadelphia History Museum

Center City East

$20 $12

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

Up to 54% Off Kids' Music Lessons

Chestnut Hill Music Academy

Chestnut Hill

$63 $29

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

Up to 58% Off Magic Show at South Street Magic

South Street Magic

Center City East

$30 $15

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Magic shop and theater presents local illusionists and mentalists for child-friendly and adult-oriented performances multiple times a week

45% Off Music Lessons

Ace School Of Music

On Location

$65 $36

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

50% Off Children's Classes, Play, Membership and Boutique Items

Nest

Washington Square West

$50 $25

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Little ones from 6 weeks to 7 years take part in development and enrichment classes, enjoy play space, and get their hair trimmed

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

O'Shea's Pub

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 60% Off Art and Jump Summer Camp at Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Freehold

$50 $25

Kids aged approximately 4–12 make art projects and play on the inflatable bounce houses

Up to 59% Off Structured Playtime for Kids

Clicks & Bricks Learning Center

Metuchen

$36 $15

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

Up to 48% Off Children's Summer Camp

Metro Kids' Club

Philadelphia

$325 $169

Hip hop, gymnastics, yoga & other fitness classes join science activities, pool and park time, drama classes, and field trips during camp

Up to 54% Off Kids' Indoor-Play Facility

The Little Pod

North Wales

$52.47 $25

Kids scamper across the multilevel playground, create arts and crafts, listen to stories during storytime, and jump in the two bounce houses

Up to 50% Off Gaming at OMG DEFCON1

OMG DEFCON1

Howell

$20 $11

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

Up to 50% Off a Party Package or Arcade Tokens

University Family Fun Center

University City

$20 $11

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

Up to 52% Off Kids' Bounce Outings

Jumpin Jack’s Inflatable Playland

Hatfield

$27 $13

Giant inflated structures beckon kids 12 and under to zip down slides and explore an ocean-themed obstacle course; toddler and adult areas

Up to 43% Off Greenhill Day Camp at PMFS

Greenhill Day Camp at PMFS

Greenhill Day Camp at Plymouth Meeting Friends School

$325 $185

Kids ages 6–12 explore such weekly themes as cooking, science, and mindfulness in four- and five-day summer camps

Up to 45% Off Summer Camp at Champ Kidz

Champ Kidz

Plymouth Meeting

$150 $90

Campers ages 4–13 can play sports, swim, or engage in creative arts and crafts

55% Off Music Lessons

The Lohse Studio Of Music

Towamencin

$40 $18

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

Up to 74% Off Music Lessons

Teach 2 Teach

Cranford

$150 $59

Carefully selected instructors mentor students who learn instruments such as guitar, piano, and drums during fun, engaging lessons

44% Off Music Lessons

Glenolden Piano Lessons

Glenolden

$90 $50

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

Up to 39% Off Water Park Visit

Keansburg Amusement Park & Runaway Rapids Waterpark

Keansburg

$105.80 $65

Beachside amusement park features more than 35 rides and go-karts; water park has slides, pools, and a lazy river

Up to 40% Off Keansburg Amusement Park Outing

Keansburg Amusement Park

Keansburg

$83.80 $50

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Go-kart tracks for big & tiny kids alike zip drivers around & dozens of rides such as Gravitron & Super Slide thrill all ages

Up to 61% Off Arcade Games and Prizes

Bev & Wally's Family Fun Center

Monmouth County

$30 $15

Arcade filled with racing, shooting, sports, and dance games as well as skee-ball and video poker; prizes include stuffed animals and toys

Up to 58% Off at The Game Room

The Game Room

Keansburg

$30 $15

Kids use tokens to challenge each other to arcade games, vying for the chance to win fun and fluffy prizes

45% Off Musical Instrument Course

Skippack School Of Music

Skippack

$245 $135

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

Up to 60% Off Summer Camp at Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Roselle Park

$50 $25

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During camps, kids work on art projects, make crafts, play games, and bounce on supervised, indoor inflatables

Up to 57% Off Trampolining and Tumbling

Elite Trampoline Academy

Middletown

$117 $50

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

51% Off at XCEL Club

XCEL Club

Eatontown

$275 $135

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

Up to 51% Off at FunTime America

FunTime America

FunTime America

$45.35 $22

Pizza and soda fuel two hours of carnival play or four carnival rides; four games of laser tag provide friendly competition

Jenkinson's Boardwalk – Up to 54% Off Play Packages

Jenkinson's Boardwalk

Point Pleasant Beach

$73.50 $35

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Soak up nostalgia at a Jersey Shore boardwalk with a sprawling beach, thrilling rides, and an interactive 3D film with motion simulators

Up to 53% Off Canopy Tour

Spring Mountain Adventures

Perkiomen

$95 $47

For 2–3 hours, groups soar on zip lines, rappel down trees, and navigate rope challenges and bridges high above the forest floor

Breakwater Beach Waterpark at Casino Pier – Up to 53% Off

Breakwater Beach Waterpark at Casino Pier

Seaside Heights

$93.50 $45

Entry to waterpark with arcade games, pier rides, and boardwalk food

Up to 53% Off Admission to Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Newtown Square

$16 $9

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

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In their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest 4 Times the Fun North American tour, the Globetrotters will add new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet farther than the official three-point line, to add another aspect to the already dynamic sport. Watch the Harlem hardwood-sorcerers evade gravity’s oppressive clutches and court-clairvoyants distribute unassailable alley-oops. Youngsters can learn about the benefits of teamwork while laughing along with the jovial jocks as they perform classic routines of unconventional passing and air-bending slam dunks.

81 Hamilton Ave.
Trenton,
New Jersey
US

Like leaves on a tree, Dragonfly Farms changes color with the seasons. Owners Patrick and Judy Lapide transform their show rooms to highlight new plants and flowers, home furnishings, and gardening supplies, applying vivid coats of paint and themed backdrops to complement their wares. In addition to greenery and home decor, they offer winemaking supplies and equipment—rendering fermented sips more easily than stomping on beaded fruit.

966 Kuser Rd
Trenton,
NJ
US

The Old Barracks was constructed in 1758 to house British soldiers during the French and Indian War. Since then, the barracks have seen many turbulent times, including serving as a military hospital during the American Revolution. Now converted into a museum, patrons can walk through the barracks, read about colonial and American history, and view 18th-century artifacts and weapons. 45-minute guided tours are also offered on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

101 Barrack St
Trenton,
NJ
US

Rooted in New York and New Jersey, Pin Street Bowling Centers have provided family-friendly entertainment for more than 50 years. The spacious lanes are conditioned each day, guaranteeing pristine surfaces for open bowling sessions and leagues, which are divided by season, gender, and age. Competition continues in the snack bar and lounge, where pool tables, hearty burgers, salads, and creative cocktails match up with customers' cravings. Pin Street’s staffers can accommodate groups by opening early or staying late to, and they cater parties with customizable menus that address any dietary restrictions or phobias of flatware.

1200 Kuser Rd.
Hamilton,
NJ
US

The New Jersey State Museum & Planetarium grants residents and visitors a lifelong education in science, history, and the arts through its collections, exhibitions, programs, publications, and scholarship. Founded in 1895 and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the complex holds more than 2.6 million artifacts, specimens, and works of art in its collections. These pieces pique viewer curiosity in themed exhibits, exploring art periods, relationships between Native Americans and European settlers, natural history, and other topics.

The Archaeology & Ethnography Collection highlights textiles, beads, and hide works from Delaware Indians and other North American–natives. The Fine Art Collection assembles works by American modernists and abstract artists. Massive Trenton-made furnishings, Civil War–flags, and maritime artifacts are among the fascinating objects in the Cultural History exhibits, and the Natural History Collection houses prehistoric fossils—many from New Jersey—and insect, animal, and geological specimens. The museum is also home to the 150-seat Planetarium, which dazzles eyes with images of the solar system, faraway stars, and astronaut training during shows. Audiences witness traditional sky projections and laser-created programs comprised of 6,000 stars on the ceiling of the full 360-degree dome.

205 W State St
Trenton,
NJ
US

Conceived as part of sculptor Seward Johnson's impressionistic vision, Rat's Restaurant transports degusting diners into Claude Monet's beloved town of Giverny with cosmopolitan home cooking served overlooking a delicate lily pond. Launch your exploration into head chef Shane Cash's exceptional dinner menu with the petit escargot, featuring lemon verbena, escargot butter, and parsley tortellini ($15). Sophisticated palates can decorate themselves with a delectable selection of entrees, including Scottish halibut, a fresh pan-roasted catch accompanied by cauliflower puree and almond-caper meuniere sauce ($30). Before stepping into the attached Grounds For Sculpture galleries and discovering the secrets of scratch-n-see artwork, enjoy sips from a menu of hand-crafted cocktails and an eclectic wine list.

18 Fairgrounds Rd
Trenton,
NJ
US