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NJ Kids Indoor Entertainment Guide

Looking for some indoor family fun? Browse the activities below to find New Jersey's favorite indoor playgrounds, indoor water parks, sports centers, games, arcades and more. Check the listings under Creative Fun, Museums, Historic Sites, Sports & Recreation, New York and Pennsylvania for even more indoor fun ideas for kids of all ages.

Indoor Entertainment Laser Tag / Arcades
Indoor Playgrounds Movie Theatres
Indoor Waterparks Walk-in Sports Centers

indoor entertainment

Branchburg Sports Complex
47 Readington Rd., Branchburg, 908-203-1600. New Jersey's premiere sports and family entertainment center features 78,000 square feet of action-packed activities including three indoor turf fields, four batting cages, and a 31,000 square foot training center. Our arcade, PlayMaze and multi-level laser tag arena provide fun for the whole family! BSC hosts laser tag, arcade, and sports themed birthday parties for kids of all ages.

Bridgewater Sports Arena
1425 Frontier Road, Bridgewater, 732-627-0006.

The Funplex
182 Rt. 10 W., East Hanover, 973-428-1166.; 3320-24 Rt. 38, Mt. Laurel, 856-273-9666.

Hardcore Paintball Arena
2E Chimney Rock Rd., Bridgewater, 732-868-3188.

Imagine That Museum
4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park, 973-966-8000; Monmouth County, 732-706-9000. Daily 10-5:30. Adult $9.95, child $10.95. Under one year no charge. A hands-on discovery museum for children ages toddler through 10. Over 50 activities, including an authentic plane and fire truck, shadow play, pirate ship, arts and crafts, dance studio, music room, science room, multi-cultural area, grocery store,
diner, pet vet area and much more! Theme birthday parties and field trips available year round. Pick up a free print Kids Guide and use discount coupon on page 197 or run out from online coupon page.

International Sports, Skating & Fun Centre
650 Kresson Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ, 856-428-8588.

iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd., Feehold, NJ 07728, 732-577-8200.
     iPlay America is New Jersey's largest indoor amusement park where it's always free to enter. Enjoy two-level laser tag, go-karts, indoor boardwalk, 4D movie theater, rides, arcade with over 200 games, boardwalk fare and iPlay America's Game Time Bar & Grill.

Medieval Times
149 Polito Ave., Lyndhurst, 888-WE-JOUST (888-935-6878). Inside the fully-enclosed climate controlled castle, you'll feast on a fabulous 4-course medieval banquet while witnessing brave knights compete in daring games of skill, dangerous swordplay and an authentic jousting tournament.

New Jersey Rock Gym
373D Rt. 46W, Fairfield, 973-439-9860. Mon.-Fri. 12-10:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 10-8pm. Fun, memorable indoor climbing experience. A variety of programs: private sessions for kids and families, birthday parties and groups, classes for kids and adults, scout programs, summer and winter mini camps. More information online.

Plaza Lanes Bowling
300 Main St., Staples Shopping Center, Madison, 973-377-8919. Closing for renovations, scheduled to reopen fall 2015.

Pole Position Raceway
99 Caven Point Rd., Jersey City, 201-333-7223. State-of-the-art indoor electric karting facility features two race tracks in an 80,000 sq. foot facility. The karts are made in Europe and are capable of speeds of 45 mph. Fun for the whole family, ages 8 to 80 (must be over 48 in.)!

Rebounderz of Edison
76 Carter Dr., Edison, NJ 08817, 855-JUMP-NJ1.

Ripley's Believe it or Not!
New York Ave. & Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-347-2001; 234 W. 42nd St., New York, 212-398-3133. Themed galleries feature strange and unusual artifacts collected from around the world and laser maze challenge. Visit websites to plan your visit, Ripley's Atlantic City or Ripley's New York.

Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
535 N. Rt. 73, West Berlin, NJ, 856-767-7580. Sahara Sam's provides safe, clean, fun all year under a retractable roof. They offer indoor surfing, cabanas, and birthday parties. The water park is located in West Berlin, NJ, 20 minutes from Philadelphia. Sahara Sam's also hosts fun, judgment-free evenings quarterly for individuals with special needs to enjoy with their family and friends, made possible by the Sambulance Safety Squad.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park
60 Chapin Rd., Pine Brook, NJ 07058, 973-396-4001.

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indoor playgrounds

All About Fun
343 Rt. 34, Park Plaza Shopping Center, Matawan, 732-970-6251.

Bounce Party Play
120 E. Kings Highway, Suite 401, Maple Shade, 856-793-9130.

Bounce-U
Locations throughout New Jersey.

Camp Iliff
280 Spring St., Newton; 301 Mt. Hope Ave., Rockaway Mall, 973-383-7231.

Clown Around
186 Gold Mine Rd., Unit 2, Flanders, 973-691-6999.

The Connection for Women and Families
79 Maple St., Summit, 908-273-4242. The Connection offers a wide variety of parent/child classes providing children and their caregivers a safe and nurturing environment where they can explore, learn and participate in fun activities. Drop in and play $5.

The Funplex
182 Rt. 10 W., East Hanover, 973-428-1166.; 3320-24 Rt. 38, Mt. Laurel, 856-273-9666.

Funtime Junction
400 Fairfield Rd., Fairfield, 973-882-9777.

Ikea
100 Ikea Dr., Paramus, 201-843-1881; 1000 Ikea Dr., Elizabeth, 888-888-4532. One hour of free play while you shop.

Imagine That Museum
4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park, 973-966-8000; Monmouth County, 732-706-9000. Daily 10-5:30. Adult $9.95, child $10.95. Under one year no charge. A hands-on discovery museum for children ages toddler through 10. Over 50
activities, including an authentic plane and fire truck, shadow play, pirate ship, arts and crafts, dance studio, music room, science room, multi-cultural area, grocery store, diner, pet vet area and much more! Theme birthday parties and field trips available year round. Pick up a free print Kids Guide and use discount coupon on page 197 or run out from online coupon page.

Jelly Bean Jungle
230 N. Maple Ave., Marlton, 856-596-8889.

The Jumping Jungle
10 Alvin Court, East Brunswick, NJ 08816, 732-613-5867.

Jump on In
69 Rt. 17S, Hasbrouck Heights, 201-426-0770; 85 Fulton St., Boonton, 973-588-7733.

Jump Zone
366 Berlin Cross Keys Rd., Sicklerville, 856-481-3067.

Junglerrrific
2226 Hwy. 9S, Howelll, 732-577-1118.

Kid-Netic
2 Changebridge Rd., Montville, 973-331-9001.

Kids Towne USA Kid-Netic
3 Nami Lane, Hamilton, 609-838-1881.

Kids Blvd
125 Washington Valley Rd., Warren, 732-560-KIDS.

Kidville
New York and New Jersey locations.

Kidz Village
131 South 31st St., Kenilworth, 908-445-7220; 507 King Georges Rd., Woodbridge, 732-826-8577.

LittleSport
Kings Highway Commerce Center, Bldg. 121, Maple Shade, 856-234-6445.

Monkey Town
5360 Rt. 42, Blackwood, 856-227-5867.

Play Day Place
695 Challenger Way, Unit 1, Forked River, NJ 08731, 609-488-1691.

Pump it Up
Locations throughout New Jersey.

Wild at Play
125 River Dr., Jersey City, 201-333-4244.

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indoor waterparks

CoCo Key Indoor Water Resort
915 Rt. 73, Mt. Laurel, 866-754-6964.

H20ooohh! Indoor Water Park
Split Rock Resort, 100 Moseywood Rd., Lake Harmony, PA, 570-722-9111.

Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
535 N. Rt. 73, West Berlin, NJ, 856-767-7580. Sahara Sam's provides safe, clean, fun all year under a retractable roof. They offer indoor surfing, cabanas, and birthday parties. The water park is located in West Berlin, NJ, 20 minutes from Philadelphia. Sahara Sam's also hosts fun, judgment-free evenings quarterly for individuals with special needs to enjoy with their family and friends, made possible by the Sambulance Safety Squad.

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laser tag / arcades

Branchburg Sports Complex
47 Readington Rd., Branchburg, 908-203-1600. New Jersey's premiere sports and family entertainment center features 78,000 square feet of action-packed activities including three indoor turf fields, four batting cages, and a 31,000 square foot training center. Our arcade, PlayMaze and multi-level laser tag arena provide fun for the whole family! BSC hosts laser tag, arcade, and sports themed birthday parties for kids of all ages.

Bonkerz Family Fun Center
Kingston Shopping Mall, Rt. 27 Suite 1A, Princeton, NJ 08540, 609-454-5653.

The Funplex
182 Rt. 10 W., East Hanover, 973-428-1166.; 3320-24 Rt. 38, Mt. Laurel, 856-273-9666.

iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd., Feehold, NJ 07728, 732-577-8200.
     iPlay America is New Jersey's largest indoor amusement park where it's always free to enter. Enjoy two-level laser tag, go-karts, indoor boardwalk, 4D movie theater, rides, arcade with over 200 games, boardwalk fare and iPlay America's Game Time Bar & Grill.

Laser Park
45 Everett Dr., Princeton Junction, 609-936-1800.

Power Play Gaming
23 Diamond Spring Rd., Denville, 973-627-0927.

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movie theatres

AMC Dine-In Theatres
Essex Green 9, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange; AMC Bridgewater Commons 7; AMC Menlo Park 12, 888-AMC-4FUN.
     AMC's Dine-In theater experience combines cuisine and cocktail options inside the movie theatre. Fork & Screen theaters offer a more casual menu, including kids meals, and tabletop dining. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (at least 21). Cinema Suites feature upscale additions to the menu, luxury recliners and a minimum age requirement of 21 yrs. old. Show and seats can be reserved in advance online.
Ongoing
       Sensory Friendly Films, films shown monthly for families affected by autism and other disabilities. Visit website for schedule and participating theatres. Dates and films are subject to change. 10am.
                Jul 18:      Minions.
                Aug:         TBA.
                Sep 26:    Hotel Transylvania.
                Oct 17:     The Jungle Book.
                Nov 14:    The Peanuts Movie.
                Dec 5:      The Good Dinosaur.

Dunellen Theater & Cinema Cafe
458 North Ave., Dunellen, 732-968-9010. Adults $8, children $6. Families can enjoy dinner while watching family-oriented and children's movies at a reasonable cost. Order food at the concession counter and it will be served at your table in the theater.
Wed
         Summer Movie Wednesdays, children's movies shown Wednesdays at 10am. Call to confirm and for start and end dates.

IMAX Theatres
• Atlantic City: IMAX Tropicana Casino & Resort
  Atlantic City, 888-605-1435
• Cherry Hill: AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 & IMAX
  2121 Rt. 38, Cherry Hill, 888-262-4386
• Clifton: AMC Clifton Commons 16 & IMAX
  405 Rt. 3 E., Clifton, 888-262-4386
• Elizabeth: AMC Lowes Jersey Gardens 20 & IMAX
  651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, 888-262-4386
• Hamilton: AMC Hamilton 24 & IMAX
  325 Sloan Ave., Hamilton, 888-262-4386
• Jersey City: IMAX Dome, Liberty Science Center
  222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, 201-200-1000
• New Brunswick: AMC New Brunswick 18 & IMAX
  17 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, 888-262-4386
• Paramus: AMC Garden State 16 & IMAX
  1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, 888-262-4386
• Rockaway: AMC Rockaway 16 & IMAX
  363 Mt. Hope Ave., Rockaway, 888-262-4386
• West Nyack: IMAX Palisades Center
  4270 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack, 845-358-4629

Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express
Participating Regal theatres offer G or PG movies every Tues. and Wed. at 10am for $1. Tickets available at the box office on the day of the show, first-come, first-served.
Tues, Wed
         $1 Movies, 10am Tues. & Wed. Jun 23-Aug 19 in Burlington, Mays Landing, Moorestown, North Brunwick, Phillipsburg, Turnersville, Vineland, NJ and Staten Island, NY.

State Theatre
15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, 732-246-7469.
Free Summer Movies
Shows at 10:30am and 7pm.
Jul 14
          Penguins of Madagascar.
Jul 21
          Big Hero 6.
Jul 28
          How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Aug 4
          Night at the Museum-Secret of the Tomb.
Family Movie Event
Dec 6
          Home Alone: The Movie with the NJSO.

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walk-in sports

BB GrandSlam
910 Oak Tree Ave., South Plainfield, 908-756-4446.

Branchburg Sports Complex
47 Readington Rd., Branchburg, 908-203-1600. New Jersey's premiere sports and family entertainment center features 78,000 square feet of action-packed activities including three indoor turf fields, four batting cages, and a 31,000 square foot training center. Our arcade, PlayMaze and multi-level laser tag arena provide fun for the whole family! BSC hosts laser tag, arcade, and sports themed birthday parties for kids of all ages.

Bridgewater Sports Arena
1425 Frontier Road, Bridgewater, 732-627-0006.

Elite Climbing
67 Old Kings Highway, Maple Shade, 856-273-1370.

The Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gyms
107 Pleasant Ave. at Rte. 17, Upper Saddle River, 201-934-ROCK (7625); 40 Watchung Ave., Chatham, 973-701-ROCK (7625).

Hardcore Paintball Arena
2E Chimney Rock Rd., Bridgewater, 732-868-3188.

The Incline Club
485 Locust St., Lakewood, 732-901-7900.

International Sports, Skating & Fun Centre of Mt. Laurel
1 Hovtech Blvd., Mt. Laurel, 856-273-2828; 600 Kresson Rd., Cherry Hill, 856-428-8588.

New Jersey Rock Gym
373D Rt. 46W, Fairfield, 973-439-9860. Mon.-Fri. 12-10:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 10-8pm. Fun, memorable indoor climbing experience. A variety of programs: private sessions for kids and families, birthday parties and groups, classes for kids and adults, scout programs, summer and winter mini camps. More information online.

Pole Position Raceway
99 Caven Point Rd., Jersey City, 201-333-7223. State-of-the-art indoor electric karting facility features two race tracks in an 80,000 sq. foot facility. The karts are made in Europe and are capable of speeds of 45 mph. Fun for the whole family, ages 8 to 80 (must be over 48 in.)!

Rebounderz of Edison
76 Carter Dr., Edison, 732-902-6987.

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