With Covid-19 restrictions lifting and the weather getting better every day, you’re probably itching to head out with your family! Here are some day trip ideas near Staten Island if you’re looking for things to do for your next family day or road trip!
Jersey City, NJ • 201-333-7223
Features go-kart racing for drivers 4′ tall and up, plus arcade and billiards.
West Berlin, NJ • 856-768-1110
The only construction themed adventure park in North America where children and families can drive, ride and operate actual machinery. Spring Break Hours available.
Edison, NJ • 732-374-4097
Giant golf facility with over 100+ climate-controlled hitting bays, Full-service restaurants, over 200 HDTV’s and more.
Easton, PA • 610-515-8000
Explore and learn all about crayons and coloring, plus do art projects and see live demonstrations.
Legoland Discovery Center
Plymouth Meeting, PA • 208-513-1429
East Rutherford, NJ (American Dream) •
A Lego-themed indoor family entertainment center for kids age 3-10 with rides, Lego build-and-play zones, a 4D cinema and a gift shop.
Garden City, NY • 516-747-3682
A glow-in-the-dark miniature golf and laser maze center located in Roosevelt Field Mall.
Palisades Center Mall
West Nyack, NY • 845-348-1000
A four-level shopping center offering over 200 stores, 15 sit-down restaurants, a bowling alley, ice rink, the world’s tallest indoor ropes course, and more.
Turtle Back Zoo
West Orange, NJ • 973-731-5800
Featuring a multitude of animals, aviary, butterfly tent, shark and sting ray touch tank, endangered species carousel, treetop adventure course, mini golf and more.
Bronx, NY • 718-220-5100
The largest metropolitan zoo in the United States and one of the largest in the world, at 265 acres of park lands and natural habitats.
New York Aquarium
Brooklyn, NY • 718-220-5100
Large aquarium featuring an aquatheater, sea cliffs, a new shark exhibit with over 115 marine species and more.
White Post Farms
Melville, NY • 631-351-9373
A petting zoo and animal farm, with exotic birds and aviary, inflatable water slides, pony rides, and a giraffe station. Easter activities for Spring Break.
Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Saugerties, NY • 845-336-8447
Ideal for animal activist families, meet rescued animals and hear their stories and learn about the plight of farmed animals and how you can help.
Woodbridge Township, NJ • 732-283-2945
Trumbull, CT 203-502-8337
Offers a unique petting zoo aquarium experience, and the chance to interact with various species.
Mt. Laurel, NJ • 856-273-9061
An indoor amusement park and outdoor water park with rides, arcade games, live entertainment and laser tag.
East Rutherford, NJ
Join your favorite television characters at Nickelodeon Universe, the rink, and DreamWorks Waterpark.
Egg Harbor Township, NJ • 609-641-7847
A nursery rhyme themed amusement park primarily for families with young children.
Langhorne, PA • 215-702-3566
Sesame Street theme park with rides for kids of all ages, as well as a water park, live shows, games, and characters. Special activities for Spring Break.
Liberty Science Center
Jersey City, NJ • 201-200-1000
An interactive science museum and learning center featuring multiple exhibits and the largest IMAX Dome theater in the United States
American Museum of Natural History
New York, NY • 212-769-5100
One of the largest museums in the world, featuring 45 exhibition halls, planetarium, and library, and a collection of over 33 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts. Special hours for Spring Break.
Newark, NJ • 973-596-6550
Museum featuring planetarium, creative play, interactive galleries, science exhibits, fire museum, art collections and more.
Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey
Teterboro, NJ • 201-288-6344
View historic aircraft, air and space artifacts, photographs, fine art and an extensive model collection.
New York Transit Museum
Brooklyn, NY • 718-694-1600
See a collection of vintage subway cars and retired buses, as well as other bridge, tunnel, and railway artifacts and memorabilia.
New York City Fire Museum
New York, NY • 212-691-1303
Observe the history and cultural heritage of the fire service of New York and learn about fire prevention and safety.
Dimenna Children’s Museum
New York, NY • 212-873-3400
The children’s wing of the New York Historical Society is targeted toward children ages 8–13 and uses interactive exhibits to make history fun.
Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum
New York, NY • 212-245-0072
Climb aboard the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, see the space shuttle Enterprise and the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine.
New York Hall of Science
Queens, NY • 718-699-0005
Featuring over 450 interactive displays that explain science, technology, engineering, and math, plus a 60,000 square foot outdoor Science Playground and Rocket Park.
New York, NY • 212-512-9600
Times Sqaure wax museum featuring life-like wax sculptures of the world’s most iconic musicians, A-list stars, sports legends, world leaders and more.
Books of Wonder
18th Street, New York, NY • 212-989-3270
84th Street, New York, NY 212-989-1804
New York City’s largest and oldest children’s bookstore and the city’s leading specialist in children’s literature, featuring old, rare, and collectible children’s books and original children’s book art, as well as new titles for purchase.
Baseball Hall of Fame
Cooperstown, NY • 888-425-5633
Relive the history of Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and women in baseball, and take in the new display of historic baseball cards. Kids can visit the Sandlot Kids’ Clubhouse, an interactive educational area devoted to Little Leaguers who want to learn about the big league.
Sloomoo Institute Children’s Museum
New York, NY
A celebration of slime, featuring interactive classes helping children to make and customize their own slime and shops to purchase. Special activities for Spring Break.
The Slime Factory
Edison, NJ • 848 247 7769
Children become scientists as they can experiment and customize their own slimes in the slime lab.
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