We were offered free tickets to visit the Garden State Discovery Museum in order to share our experience with you and of course I didn’t turn them down. As a family we are always looking for new adventures and trying it free first is always a great opportunity.
The Garden State Discovery Museum is located in Cherry Hill, NJ, so just a hop, skip and jump across the river for us. We took an afternoon during spring break and made it a field trip. The website says it is geared for infants through 10 years old and I would say that is pretty accurate. My 5 year old would have loved to be there all day but my 7 and 9 year old were content with an hour and then were ready to hit the road. I would say that the best age range to take kids is 3-7. Every corner is filled with some new wonder to draw kids in and get their imaginations soaring.
….or captain your own boat.
Check out the turtle habitat, the scorpions, some type of lizard, and a corn snake.
Select your produce at the farmer’s market, carefully weighing and purchasing only the best selections.
…then to enjoy a quick lunch at the Silver Diner.
After that we pop on over to sports arena. One kid shoots hoops and another plays for the Flyers. Not really sure who wins but no fights break out so let’s move on.
Next we explore the wonderful world, of dinosaurs, digging up fossils and exploring the skeleton of an ancient dinosaur, before being dragged on set for a quick taping of the weather, courtesy of ABC news. Man those are some cute looking kids.
But never fear, they aren’t exhausted yet! After a hole or two of
mini golf they go rock climbing and travel back in time, becoming knights and princess in a fairy tale of old. Shh, what’s that I hear? I think it’s a trumpet….
Oops, never mind. That was just my stomach growling. Thankfully there is a food court right inside the museum designed by IKEA. However, if you would rather visit a restaurant there are many to choose from less than 15 minutes away – from fancy to casual, sit down or drive through, you can choose whatever your heart or stomach I should say, desires.
Membership: As of April 2013, the yearly membership is $114. This includes 2 parents and their children plus you get 2 free passes to use throughout the year. Admission: $10.95 +tax adults and children over 12 months, Senior Citizens: $9.95 +tax
Hours: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM Daily
A big thanks to The Garden State Discovery Museum for inviting us to explore the worlds housed just inside their front doors.