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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 ideas for indoor fun 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.

Circus Place
6 Jill Court, Building 23 Unit 10, Hillsborough, 908-829-3784. Mon.-Thurs. 4-9; Sat. 10-4:30. Children and adults can discover, explore and perform unique cirque arts in a safe and nurturing environment. 25 circus disciplines include: juggling, hula hooping, wire walking, plate spitting, acrobatics, human pyramids, clowning, aerial silks, lyra, trapeze, rope, stilt walking and unicycle. Daily classes, private lessons, workshops, day camps, class trips, birthday parties and summer camps. Performance opportunities include participation in youth troupe, variety shows and end-of-the-school-year student showcase.

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

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 exhibits, 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 201 or run out from online coupon page.

iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd., Freehold, 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, Bill's Garage, the newest themed area which will feature the Freedom Rider spinning coaster and New Jersey's largest indoor ropes course, 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.

The Messy Artist
356 Rt. 10W, East Hanover, NJ 07936, 973-378-2425. Art is a platform for learning, promoting social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Mommy & me classes, fine art classes, birthday parties, summer camps.

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, 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.
New
         The Mirage, over 10,000 square feet expansion includes two, head-first mat racer slides and indoor leisure pool.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Allendale, Hamilton, Lakewood, Moorestown, Mount Olive, Ocean Township, Pine Brook, South Plainfield locations.

STRYXE
300 Main St., Madison, NJ, 973-377-8919. 
      Stryxe is a boutique entertainment venue featuring bowling, an arcade, billiards, shuffleboard, a full-service eatery, two bars and private event space. Stryxe is perfect for celebrations of all types including birthdays, corporate outings, holiday parties and various other festivities.

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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
Blackwood, Cherry Hill, Eatontown, Lakewood, Marlboro, Paramus, West Windsor locations.

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.

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 in a ballroom play area 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 exhibits, 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 201 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.

Jumpnasium
204 Passaic Ave., Fairfield, 973-808-1700.

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.

World of Wings Children's Museum and Fun Center
1775 Windsor Rd., Teaneck, 201-833-4650. Wed.-Sun. 10-6. Call for current admission. Reptile and amphibian exhibits, butterfly atrium, climbing wall, ball room, bounce room, crafts and other hands-on activities. Strollers not allowed in Butterfly Atrium and soft play area. Socks required in soft play area and bounce room.

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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.

Kalahari Resort Waterpark
250 Kalahari Blvd., Pocono Manor, PA, 570-580-6000.

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.
New
          The Mirage, over 10,000 square feet expansion includes two, head-first mat racer slides and indoor leisure pool.

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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, Bill's Garage, the newest themed area which will feature the Freedom Rider spinning coaster and New Jersey's largest indoor ropes course, 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 on the 2nd and 4th Tues. and Sat. for families affected by autism and other disabilities. Visit website for schedule and participating theatres. Dates and films are subject to change.
                Jun 25: Finding Dory.
                Jul 9: The Secret Life of Pets.
                Jul 12: The BFG.
                Jul 26: Ghostbusters.
                Aug 9: Suicide Squad.
                Aug 13: Pete's Dragon.
                Aug 23: War Dogs.
                Aug 27: Pete's Dragon.

Dunellen 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 during the summer. 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
• Linden: AMC Aviation 12 & IMAX
  1200 South Stiles St., Linden, 888-262-4386
• 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 June to mid-August
         $1 Movies, 10am Tues. & Wed. late June to mid-August in Burlington, Mays Landing, Moorestown, North Brunwick, South Plainfield, Turnersville, Vineland, NJ and Staten Island, NY.

State Theatre Free Summer Movies
15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, 732-246-7469.
10:30am and 7pm. Free, no reservations required.
        Jul 12: Frozen.
        Jul 19: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
        Jul 26: Despicable Me 2.
        Aug 2: Babe.
        Aug 9: Monsters University.
        Aug 16: Aladdin.

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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
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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