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Best NJ Places to Take Preschoolers in February

Wondering what there is to do with your five-and-unders this month? We've got you covered.


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Sunday, February 3

Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix

Where: MPAC, Morristown
Price: $12-15
Deets: Johnny Peers, a graduate of the Ringling Brothers Clown College, is bringing his pups and their funny bones. There’ll be stunts and laughs galore, brought to you by animals rescued from pounds and shelters.

A Winter’s Day on the Farm

Where: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Twp.
Price: $8/adult, $6/ages 4-16, $4/ages 2-3, free/under age 2
Deets: Hop on a wagon ride with the fam, meet farm animals, learn about ice harvesting and help with farm chores.

Tuesday and Saturday, February 5 and 9

Read and Explore: Animal Tracks

Where: Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Price: $8
Deets: Ages 2-8 can listen to stories about animals and nature during the winter, then make bird feeders to take home. If the weather permits, they’ll even visit farm animals and examine animal tracks.

Friday, February 8

Valentine’s Day Carnival

Where: Warren County Library, Hackettstown​
Price: Free
Deets: All ages can celebrate this annual day of love. Get competitive with carnival games like bean bag toss, try your hand at bowling and try to pin the tail on the donkey. Registration required.

PJ Masquerade Ball

Where: Garden State Discovery Museum, Cherry Hill
Price: $5-30
Deets: Solve a mystery with PJ and his masked friends. Kiddos will look for clues around the museum to catch a villain, then dance around in their PJs. Registration required.

Friday-Saturday, February 8-9

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Where: MPAC, Morristown
Price: $59-99
Deets: See Cinderella’s iconic moments—from the dress to the pumpkin, the fairy godmother to the glass slipper, the kids will love seeing (and singing along to) Cinderella’s journey from servant to royalty.

Thursday, February 14

Valentine Party Storytime

Where: Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton
Price: $10/two adults and up to three kids
Deets: This Valentine’s party includes a reading of the Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Party (bring a blanket to sit on!), then kids can create a craft.

Friday, February 15

42 FT—A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

Where: Theatre at RVCC, Branchburg​
Price: $25-35
Deets: Using pulleys, gears, sawdust, canvas and more, the Cirque Mechanics will put on a show that reimagines the traditional one-ringed circus. Think rotating tent frames, strongmen, acrobats, aerialists, a galloping mechanical horse and more.


Where: Prudential Center, Newark
Price: $30-90
Deets: Hit The Rock for a kid-friendly concert of today’s hottest songs performed by other kids (and their stellar choreography).

Sunday, February 17

Angelina Ballerina

Where: Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal
Price: $22.50-28
Deets: See Angelina and her friends get ready for a famous guest at Camembert Academy. They’ll perform different types of dance from hip-hop to the Irish jig and modern to ballet. Will Angelina get her time in the spotlight?

Monday, February 18

Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live

Where: State Theatre, New Brunswick
Price: $10-29
Deets: An animal show for all ages based on his Emmy Award-winning TV series, Jungle Jack brings stories and footage of environments and animals from faraway places like Rwanda to Australia.

Monday, February 18

Holiday JUMP

Where: Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield
Price: $15/ages 2 and up
Deets: Youngsters ages 2-8 can spend President’s Day jumping on huge inflatables or getting crafty at the arts station. Registration required.

Saturday-Sunday, February 23-24


Where: Mercer County Community College Kelsey Theatre, West Windsor
Price: $12/adults, $10/kids
Deets: Let down your hair with Rapunzel for the afternoon. Watch the long-haired princess escape from her isolated tower, plus meet her true love—all to music.

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