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Refer to the site index at left to look for places to go and things to do by category and use the convenient links to access the most up-to-date information on exhibitions, events and activities. Email entries for HOT PICKS to kids@kidsguidenj.com or submit event using the form on the top menu bar.

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The listings below are just a few of our favorite upcoming events. Visit the category pages in the index at left to find so many more fun family activities.
         
Time to think summer camp! Visit the 2019 Kids Guide NJ Summer Camp Guide now to start planning!

Mar 2
Beauty & The Beast
SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, 973-313-2787
          In the beloved story of Beauty & the Beast, Belle finds herself in a spell-bound castle held captive by a beast…does she fall in love with the Beast before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose? Or will the Beast’s selfishness cost him the world he once knew and the hand of the girl that has melted his heart? The Panto Company USA production features lots of laughter, stunning costumes, music and plenty of magic. Recommended ages: 4-10. 2pm. Tickets $20.
          Use code Kid15 to save 15% on tickets to two or more Kids 'N Family performances purchased in the same order.

Mar 17, Apr 13, May 11
Camp Riverbend 2019 Open House Dates
116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ 07059, 908-580-CAMP
Email: RSVP@campriverbend.com
    Meet the staff and find out about all we offer for boys and girls, ages 3 to 14. Camp includes daily swimming lessons, full range of sports, creative activities and environmental programs, with a non-competitive approach, well-trained, mature staff, and lots of fun. Please RSVP for any of these dates to RSVP@campriverbend.com or call 908-580-CAMP.
          Sunday, March 17, 10am-noon
          Saturday, April 13, 10am-noon
          Saturday, May 11, 11am-2pm

Ongoing
Escape Rooms
The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA, 215-448-1200
          Experience the thrill of escape and the excitement of adventure in the all-new Escape Rooms at The Franklin Institute. Using the most advanced cutting-edge technology and immersive design, Escape Rooms at The Franklin Institute transports guests to one of two fantastical worlds where a series of clues, codes, puzzles, and tasks lead teams to achieve an ultimate goal—all within 60 minutes or less. Best experienced with a group, these games challenge, amuse, and befuddle guests of all ages, encouraging collaboration and creative problem solving in a fast-paced, live-action setting. Reserve now.

ON SALE NOW!
SOPAC Kids 'N Family Performances

One SOPAC Way, South Orange, 973-313-2787
    Use code Kid15 to save 15% on tickets to two or more Kids 'N Family performances purchased in the same order. Performances at 2pm. Tickets range from $18-$25.
          Mar 2: Beauty & the Beast.
          Mar 23: Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat.
          Apr 7: The Jungle Book.

NEW!
Girl Scout Badge Workshops

Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton St., Princeton, NJ, 609-924-8144
          From Bugs to Flowers to Trees to Gardener and Scribe, a wide variety of Girl Scout badge workshops take place at Morven. Details and registration through Girl Scout Customer Care, 856-795-1560, or for additional information, email dlampertrudman@morven.org.

Grand Opening
Morristown National Historical Park
Discover History Center
Washington's Headquarters & Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, 973-539-2016 x210
           The new Discover History Center at Washington Headquarters Museum is designed especially with kids in mind with hands-on, interactive exhibits.

Thru Jun 30
Whitney! Grammy Museum Experience
Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St, Newark, NJ, 973-757-6000
          Open 11am-6pm. $10
          Curated by the GRAMMY Museum® Los Angeles and in cooperation with the Estate of Whitney Houston, Whitney! gives fans an intimate look into all aspects of Houston's life. The GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center offers guests a chance to experience music, get hands-on and learn, while also exploring what it takes to become a GRAMMY winner.

new events

        New events for the Kids Guide NJ calendar are posted below. Typically, these events and activities are open to all and do not require advance tickets or registration in order to attend.
         But don't stop here...you can find so many more fantastic children and family events in NJ, NY and PA by visiting the category pages under "Places to Go, Things to Do" on our site index to the left. Browse dates under specific destinations and use the convenient website links for complete schedules of events for everyone, from kids and teens to adults. Some of our favorite categories for events include Outdoor Education, Museums, Historic Sites, Music & Dance, Theater, Big Shows & Concerts, The Shore, Summer Arts in the Parks and Zoos in addition to New York and Pennsylvania.

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• South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC): Use CODE KID15 to SAVE 15% on tickets to two or more Kidz 'n Family performances purchased in the same order. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at (973) 313-2787 or in person at the SOPAC Box Office.

2019-2020 NJ theatre and music & dance announcements

Links to new season announcements will be posted below as they come in over the summer and fall, 2019. Venues for children, family and adult music, dance and theater performances can be found under the Music & Dance, Theatre, Big Shows & Concerts and New York categories. Check links often for newly added events.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, Drew University,
36 Madison Ave., Madison, 973-408-5600