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The New Jersey Children's Museum - CLOSED

599 Valley Health Plz, Paramus, NJ 07652-3616
+1 201-262-5151
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hugely entertaining afternoon here with kids 2-10

I just got back from a 4 hour visit with 6 children, ages 2-10, to the New Jersey Childrens... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2010
santa barbara
Great Place to take the Children

The kids, 3 and 4, had a blast and can't wait to bring mommy there. They absolutely loved the... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2010
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After 23 years of joy and learning and delighted hands-on play for toddlers and preschoolers, the New Jersey Children's Museum will be closing forever on Labor Day, Sunday, September 1, 2014. We've loved watching you play and learn and laugh with your children! Come visit one last time before we close! Say goodbye to the staff and take photos of your child in the kid-sized grocery store or drawing a cave painting in the prehistoric cave, or dancing or building or dressing up in costume! Fantastic photos of your happy children playing, guaranteed! Everything in the Gift Shop is 1/2 price, so come do your holiday shopping now! Everything must go! We will sell all the exhibits and costumes and furniture in early September. Check back at our website for more information about New Jersey's greatest (and most interesting) virtual garage sale! We'll be selling everything from Ahrens-Fox open cab Fire Truck (stored inside for 20 years!), or a gigantic dollhouse, or fun mirrors, or maybe just some wonderful toys and Princess costumes, all perfect for preschools or daycare centers or church schools, or just your own home playroom! See photos!
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
Oct 26, 2015
“It's closed”
Jul 1, 2015
“For older children”
599 Valley Health Plz, Paramus, NJ 07652-3616
+1 201-262-5151
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Reviewed June 10, 2010

I just got back from a 4 hour visit with 6 children, ages 2-10, to the New Jersey Childrens' Museum. They had so much fun they didn't want to leave--and they were learning productively, using their imaginations the whole time. There were plenty of exhibits...More

1  Thank cassismeg
Reviewed June 6, 2010

The kids, 3 and 4, had a blast and can't wait to bring mommy there. They absolutely loved the little museum store as well--all princess and dinosaurs--it doesn't get any better. The staff was great (and plenty of them). It was worth the 50 min...More

1  Thank dadinmontrose
Reviewed May 30, 2010

REally enjoyed it - had things in each room for multiple age groups to play with.

1  Thank docjcf
Reviewed May 27, 2010

the childrens museum is a ton of fun. they are always planning special thing for the kids to do. it's well supervised.....love the fire truck

1  Thank RidgewoodMommy1
Reviewed May 26, 2010

My two year old had an amazing time in the museum - we literally had to carry her out kicking and screaming! The exhibits are thoughtful and well suited for children. Overall it was a great educational experience and fun at the same time.

2  Thank kkendrick97
Reviewed January 29, 2010

Yes the price is too steep. But my two year old had a great time for almost 3 hours. It's a great place to go on a freezing winter day, when there is nothing else to do. There are lots of little vingette's to play...More

1  Thank NJLizNewJersey
Reviewed January 18, 2010

After driving 40 minutes to what I thought was a children's museum, I dropped $30 on a venue that was slapped together by a couple 12 year olds. I can't believe they have the nerve to charge 10 per person - including adults to play...More

2  Thank BernMurph
Reviewed January 16, 2010

My 2-year-old twins did have a good time here; everything was new to them, so they were interested in it all. Yes, it's kind of dingy and could use some updating, and yes, the toys and exhibits aren't the flashiest, but small children will enjoy...More

Thank Alecky
Reviewed December 22, 2009

Ummmm it's not worth the price... but I'f you do pay the appauling price and come on a day where there is a special event or more than 50% of the things are working you might have a decent time for an hour or so....More

Thank Fafa816
Reviewed November 14, 2009

Let me start off with the positive, my daughter enjoyed herself but I got a bit tired following her around with my bottle of Purel in hand. This is a place that has a good concept but a terrible execution and run down facility. It...More

2  Thank rissy26
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