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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.

Crayola Factory
30 Centre Square, Easton, PA, 610-515-8000
    Hours vary by season, check online link. Admission ages 3+ $19.99, under 3 free. Ticket discounts online. Learn how crayons are made, participate in three floors of hands-on art activities and play. Scout programs, birthday parties, family workshops, homeschool programs, teacher workshops available. Crayola store and cafe.

Dave and Buster's
310 Willowbrook Blvd., Wayne

The Franklin Institute
Game Masters Exhibition and Escape Rooms

222 N. 20th St. (at Benjamin Franklin Parkway), Philadelphia, PA, 215-448-1200
Game Masters - The Exhibition
Thru Sep 3
          Showcasing the work of over 30 innovative game designers, Game Masters takes visitors on an interactive journey inside their favorite video games—from the trailblazing arcade era through today's web and console games. Challenge yourself to achieve a high score on more than 100 playable games as you learn how the most beloved characters—from Sonic to the Sims—came to life, and follow the remarkable transformations that video games have undergone over time through the 100 objects and original artworks featured within the exhibit.
         Visitors will have the unique opportunity to play in multi-player immersive experiences as well as on classic arcade games from the 1970s and '80s while discovering the stories of the designers who have pushed the limits of gaming.
        Programming from Scratch: A Beginners Workshop to Coding with Games, selected Saturdays from 11am-1pm, (ages 10-13).
Escape Rooms
          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.

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

Imagine That Museum
4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park, 973-966-8000

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 250 games, boardwalk fare, the Freedom Rider spinning coaster, New Jersey's largest indoor ropes course, and iPlay America's Game Time Bar & Grill.

Legoland Discovery Centers
Philadelphia
  Plymouth Meeting Mall, Unit #1055, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Westchester
  1 Ridge Hill Blvd. (I-87N exit 6A), Yonkers, NY, 866-243-0770
    Lego® indoor playground features an interactive Lego-themed ride, 4D cinema, and 10 Lego-themed play areas. Online ticket discounts.

Medieval Times
149 Polito Ave., Lyndhurst, 888-935-6878
    Inside the fully-enclosed climate controlled castle, you'll feast on a four-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. 46 West, 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.

The Other Tales – Escape Rooms
245 Diamond Bridge Ave., Hawthorne, 973-963-4142
    Tues.-Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. 11am-9pm. The Other Tales –Escape Rooms offers real life mystery adventure games. The players become part of the story as they look for clues, solve puzzles and uncover the mystery. Movie-like sets, deep story, and unusual riddles are fun for kids and adults.

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

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

Ripley's Believe it or Not!
• New York City
  234 W. 42nd St., New York, 212-398-3133
• Atlantic City
  1441 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-347-2001
    Themed galleries feature strange and unusual artifacts collected from around the world and laser maze challenge.

Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
535 N. Rt. 73, West Berlin, NJ, 856-767-7580
    Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park offers families of the greater tri-state community affordable, high value entertainment the entire year with 70 of its 80-thousand square feet under a retractable roof system. Park features arcade systems, surfing simulators, numerous water attractions, slides, an Outdoor Beach Club open May-September and the brand new 10,000 square-foot indoor expansion, The Mirage, which features an indoor leisure pool and head-first mat racing slides.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Allendale, Hamilton Twp., Lakewood, Maple Shade, Mount Olive, Newark, Ocean Township, Pine Brook, South Plainfield, Springfield locations

STRYXE
300 Main St., Madison, 973-377-8919
    Stryxe is a unique entertainment experience featuring bowling, a boardwalk-style arcade, billiards, shuffleboard, a full-service eatery and events. Stryxe is the perfect venue for celebrations of all types including birthdays, celebratory milestones, corporate outings and various other festivities.

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indoor playgrounds

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

Bonkerz Family Fun Center
4437 Rt. 27, Princeton, 609-454-5653

Bounce Factory
150 Mt. Bethel Rd., Warren, 908-647-5867

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, NJ; Easton, PA

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
    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

Giggles
103 Miln St., Cranford, 908-272-4380

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.

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

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

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

Kids Blvd
125 Washington Valley Rd., Warren, 732-560-5437

Kidville
New York and New Jersey locations

Kidztopia
351 Matawan Rd., Matawan, 732-955-0555

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

KidzZone Indoor Playground
326 Rt. 22 West, Suite 8BB, Green Brook

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

The Party Spot
1940 SW Boulevard, Vineland, NJ, 856-691-0859

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

Pump it Up
Blackwood, Freehold, Hamilton, Marlton, Piscataway, Randolph, Roselle Park and Secaucus locations

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indoor waterparks

CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark
One Camelback Rd., Tannersville, 570-629-1661.

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 Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park offers families of the greater tri-state community affordable, high value entertainment the entire year with 70 of its 80-thousand square feet under a retractable roof system. Park features arcade systems, surfing simulators, numerous water attractions, slides, an Outdoor Beach Club open May-September and the brand new 10,000 square-foot indoor expansion, The Mirage, which features an indoor leisure pool and head-first mat racing slides.

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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.

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.

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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movie theatres

AMC Dine-In Theatres
West Orange: Essex Green 9, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange
Bridgewater: AMC Bridgewater Commons 7
Edison: 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 Sat. for families affected by autism and other disabilities. Visit website for schedule and participating theatres. Dates and films are subject to change.

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.

IMAX Theatres
888-262-4386
• Atlantic City:
IMAX Tropicana Casino & Resort
  Atlantic City, 888-605-1435
• Cherry Hill: AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 & IMAX
  2121 Rt. 38, Cherry Hill
• Eatontown: AMC Monmouth Mall 15 & IMAX
  180 State Rt. 35 South, Eatontown
• Elizabeth: AMC Lowes Jersey Gardens 20 & IMAX
  651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth
• Hamilton: AMC Hamilton 24 & IMAX
  325 Sloan Ave., Hamilton
• Linden: AMC Aviation 12 & IMAX
  1200 South Stiles St., Linden
• New Brunswick: AMC New Brunswick 18 & IMAX
  17 US Highway 1, New Brunswick
• Northfield: Frank Tilton 9 & IMAX
  331 Tilton Rd., Tilton Shopping Center, Northfield

Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express
Participating Regal theatres offer G or PG movies every Tues. and Wed. at 10am for $1 June to mid-August. Tickets available at the box office on the day of the show, first-come, first-served.

State Theatre Free Summer Movies
15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, 732-246-7469
    Two showings10:30am and 7:00pm on Tuesdays in July and Aug. Free admission.
Jul 3
            
1776,
7pm only.
Jul 10
            
Coco.
Jul 17
            
Despicable Me 3.
Jul 24
            
The Lion King.
Jul 31
             
The Great Muppet Caper.
Aug 7
            
Wonder.


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walk-in sports

Autobahn Indoor Speedway
Palisades Center Mall, 2272 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack, NY 10994,
845-731-6051

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
40 Watchung Ave., Chatham, 973-701-ROCK

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

The Incline Club Indoor Skate Park
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. 46 West, 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.

Rebounderz
76 Carter Dr., Edison, 732-902-6987. Opening soon in Paramus.

RPM Raceway
99 Caven Point Rd., Jersey City, 201-333-7223

Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Allendale, Hamilton Twp., Lakewood, Maple Shade, Mount Olive, Newark, Ocean Township, Pine Brook, South Plainfield, Springfield (coming soon) 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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