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Academy Of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-299-1000
---------- Did you know that you can have a sleepover with your friends inside the Museum?  Investigate the wonders of the museum, enjoy interactive lessons and meet some of our live animals! -- Ask an adult how you can have your very own birthday party at the Academy.
At the Academy of Natural Sciences, we have four floors of exhibitions and activities centering on the environment and its diverse species that will educate and entertain visitors of all ages. Stroll among live butterflies, pet a live snake or hissing cockroach, learn about the importance of water, and much more. The Academy also houses 17 million specimens of plants, animals and other organisms, including rare library holdings that document scientific discovery from the 1500's to today.
www.ansp.org


Aircraft Museum
---------- A list and description of aircraft museums in the USA and International.
www.yellowairplane.com/Museums.htm


Air Victory Museum
68 Stacy Haines Road
Lumberton, NJ 08048
609-267-4488
---------- Lots of planes on display.
www.airvictorymuseum.org - Coupon


American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY
---------- Celebrated its 131 year history in 2000
www.amnh.org


Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum
400 Fred Wehran Dr.
Teterboro Airport, NJ
---------- Highlighting aviation milestones in the Garden State's 208 year history, exhibits include New Jersey made aircraft engines, rocket motors, a 1949 vintage Martin 202 airliner, a Vietnam veteran AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter, several other aircraft and helicopters, displays about such famous aviators as Lindbergh, Earhart, Chamberlin, Aldrin, Schirra, and others. A small plane lets kids play pilot.
www.njahof.org
=== 2014 ===
Take a Virtual Tour...  Click here for your free download

2014 Open Cockpit Day dates:
March 29/30, May 24/25, July 26/27, September 27/28, November 15/16
Please call the museum for further information. 

SANTA FLY-IN
Doors open at 10 AM and Santa arrives at 11 AM
Saturday
December, 2014 
Kris Kringle circles the museum in a helicopter and then rides into our parking lot in an airport fire truck!
Adult admission $7, Kids under 12 free!!



Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103
Main number: 866-877-6262 or 856-966-1652
---------- 887-feet 7-inches long. Great tour, informative and a  small group of 25 people.  They rip you off with the $7.00 parking fee.
www.battleshipnewjersey.org


CWJ Classic Automobile Museum
18 Claremont Road
Bernardsville, NJ
(908) 221-0908
---------- The museum organizes rotating installations of American automobiles and art exhibitions that illustrate the role of the car in defining the social and economic climate of the country. It also has a collection of American convertibles from the 1940s, '50s and '60s that frequently are on display.


Discovery Seashell Museum
2721 Asbury Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-398-2316 2721
---------- This neat Museum and shop is associated with an important member of the sea shell industry in Florida and has connections throughout the world. Members of the Strange Family, operators of the Museum, are all certified divers and have traveled around the world collecting seashells.
Visitors will see some of the rarest and finest seashell specimens such as the Glory of India cone. An unusual exhibit features freaks of nature, including the only Siamese Twin Helmet shell known to exist.
In the Shell Yard more than 10,000 varieties of seashells can be seen, as well as fifteen different types of coral, carved shells, and mysterious air plants that grow in shells without the need of soil.
Located on the Jersey Shore, the Museum is open during summer months -- perfect timing for beach combers who want to get a better idea of what they're looking for. Serious collectors will find that elusive Golden Cowry. The Shop offers shells and shell-craft items for sale to collectors at every level.
www.shellmuseum.com


Edison National Historic Site
211 Main St & Lakeside Ave.
West Orange, NJ
973-324-9973
www.nps.gov/edis


The Fleetwood Museum
614 Greenbrook Road
North Plainfield, NJ 07063.
908-756-7810
---------- The museum contains over 800 cameras, illustrating the 150 year evolution of camera design, and examples of many of the photographic processes which evolved during that period.
www.fleetwoodmuseum.org


Franklin Mineral Museum
32 Evans Street
Franklin, New Jersey 07416
973- 827-3481
---------- The Franklin Mineral Museum has the World's Largest systematic collections of Franklin-Sterling Hill and world-wide mineral specimens on public display. Truly a science learning center for future and present geologists, mineralogists, and local historians. The Museum's Fluorescent Exhibit is the most comprehensive display of Franklin-Sterling Hill fluorescent minerals in the world!
www.franklinmineralmuseum.com


Golden Classics Auto Museum & Sales
Lakewood, NJ
732-370-2323
---------- More than 150 classic cars on display. Collectibles, clothing and toys in the gift shop. Group tours welcome.


Grounds For Sculpture
forecast for
For online driving directions, please use
126 Sculptors Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619 (near Trenton)
Real address is:
18 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619 (near Trenton)
609- 586-0616
---------- Grounds For Sculpture is a 35-acre sculpture park and museum that organizes changing Exhibitions of contemporary sculpture by American and internationally renowned artists who work in a wide range of media. In addition to the interior exhibition spaces, the facilities offer a variety of sites for placing works on view outdoors. To encourage visitors to come to the park, and to make their experience and understanding of contemporary art more enjoyable, Grounds For Sculpture provides publications, offers guided tours, and presents Special Events.
www.groundsforsculpture.org



Independence Seaport Museum
Penn's Landing
211 South Columbus Blvd. & Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Visitor Information 215.413.8655   
---------- Lots to see. www.phillyseaport.org  Discount
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Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum
forecast for
Pier 86
46th Street & 12th Avenue
New York City, NY
212-245-0072
---------- Lots to see aboard this 900 foot aircraft carrier.
www.intrepidmuseum.org -- www.theinsider.com/nyc/museums/1intrepi.htm


Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Hopatcong State Park
Landing, NJ
973-398-2616
---------- Located in a rustic 19th century building that was a lock-tender's house on the Morris Canal, the museum offers an entertaining and enlightening look at the history of New Jersey's largest lake. Learn about building the Morris Canal and the forming of modern-day Lake Hopatcong, the canal's main source of water, and travel back to when it was a tourist mecca surrounded by some 40 hotels and rooming houses and the famed Bertrand Island Amusement Park for dancing and "nickel nights."
www.hopatcong.org/museum


Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ
908-527-0400
---------- Pay a visit to Liberty Hall Home of William Livingston New Jersey's First Governor.
Built on the eve of the Revolution, Liberty Hall is associated with many of the events and individuals that have shaped our nation's destiny. Home to the prominent Livingston and Kean families, the saga of Liberty Hall includes the stories of men, women and children from many lands and many eras, stories that are waiting to be discovered. A chronicle of New Jersey history, glimpsed through the doors of one very special house. Enter and the past comes alive. Access to the Liberty Hall House Museum is through guided tours on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors may take self-guided tours of the Carriage House and the Gardens. There is a 10 minute orientation film. Facilities include a museum shop, picnic area and parking.
www.libertyhallnj.org


Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 538-2404
---------- Four galleries dedicated to changing exhibits.
http://maccullochhall.org


Meadowlands Museum
91 Crane Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070
201-935-1175
www.meadowlandsmuseum.org  -- www.fieldtrip.com/nj/19351175.htm


Mercer Museum
84 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-345-0210
---------- Over 60% of the Museum's 50,000 artifacts, ranging from clock making tools
 to a Conestoga wagon, are exhibited.
While your there checkout the castle, only a couple times a year, check under events.
Tower Tour for Families -- Children and parents explore Henry Mercer's castle from basement to tower
www.mercermuseum.org Discount


Metropolitan Museum Of Art
81st Street.
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York City, NY
Phone: 212-535-7710
---------- The Museum parking garage, located at Fifth Avenue and 80th Street, is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. To receive a discount, Museum visitors must have their tickets validated at the Uris Center Information Desk near the Museum entrance at
www.metmuseum.org


Metz Bicycle Museum
54 West Main Street ( Rear Building)
Freehold, NJ 07728
732-462-7363
---------- The newly decorated facility is one of the world's finest collection of antique bicycles, dating from the 1850's to the 1950's.  On display are hundreds of different bicycles of all kinds....boneshakers, high wheelers, quadracycles, tricycles, a "Zimmy", a lamplighter bicycle, children's bikes, trick bikes, and many other unusual and one-of-a-kind cycles.  On display at the Metz Museum are extensive collection of children's riding toys, kitchen and household gadgets, antique mousetraps, cast iron bottle cap openers, pencil sharpeners, antique cars and lots more.  Display cases and all of the walls are filled with the interesting items neatly displayed and labeled.  Bicycle accessories, such as horns, seats, oil lanterns, bicycle tools and posters complete the displays.
www.metzbicyclemuseum.com


Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-746-5555
---------- Check for current item on display.  Also offering lots of events for children and adults.
www.montclair-art.org


Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-3700
---------- Displays approximately 48,000 objects, including fine and decorative arts; costumes and textiles; dolls and toys; natural science; mineralogy and paleontology; and anthropology.  Includes Bickford Theater
www.morrismuseum.org


Museum of American Glass
501 Glasstown Rd
Millville, NJ 08332
800 998 4552
---------- The only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to American glass, it encompasses one of the largest and finest collections in the world. More than 6,500 objects range from paperweights, fiber optics and Mason jars to Tiffany masterpieces. Adjacent is the T.C. Wheaton Glass Factory, a fully functioning glass studio modeled after the original 1888 factory. Visitors can watch and participate as studio artists work.
www.wheatonvillage.org


Museums In New York City
New York City, NY
---------- List of museums.
www.ny.com/nyc/museums/all.museums.html


Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Main (NJ Rte 124) @Green Village Rd.
Madison, NJ
973- 377-2982
---------- More than 8800 artifacts related to 21 different trades preserve and interpret tools used before the rise of industrialization in the United States. Displayed are tools for woodworking, leather, metal and textile trades, building fragments and miscellaneous objects. Interpretive exhibits focus on the tools used and trades especially practiced in New Jersey.
www.metc.org



The Museum of Modern Art, New York
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
212.708.9400
www.moma.org/menu/visit.htm


Mutters Museum
19 South Twenty-Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-563-3737
---------- (The College of Physicians of Philadelphia).  Established by Thomas Dent Mutter in 1856, the Museum was intended to display medical rarities. Today its collections contain some 20,000 human specimens and medical instruments from the 19th century to the present.
www.collphyphil.org


Navel Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
500 Forrestal Rd.
Cape May Airport, NJ 08242
609-886-8787
---------- NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum now boasts over 26 aircraft displays as well as exhibits of military memorabilia, engines, photographs and more.


The Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
973-596-6550
---------- The foremost collection of American art from the 18th to 20th centuries; decorative arts, Asian art, including the world-renowned Tibetan art collection. Adjacent is the Ballantine House, a restored 1885 mansion, home to the beer brewing family and a National Historic Landmark
www.newarkmuseum.org


New Jersey Children's Museum
599 Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ
201-262-5151 x10
---------- The hands-on concept is alive and well here. Designed for children aged one to eight, 15,000 square feet of carpeted space is brightly decorated and divided into 30 rooms, each with a different theme appealing to different ages.
www.njcm.com


New Jersey Navel Museum
78 River Street
Hackensack, NJ
---------- Go aboard a real world war II submarine the USS Ling.
www.njnm.com


New Jersey Museum Of Agriculture
103 College Farm Road
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
732-249-2077
---------- Nice activities for kids.
http://agriculturemuseum.org


New Jersey Naval Museum
Court & River Streets
Hackensack, NJ
201-342-3268
---------- The USS Ling 297, a 312-foot long Balao Class World War II submarine, commissioned in 1945 for service in the Pacific. The war ended before the Ling saw active duty, so it served as a training ship. A tour gives visitors a feel for the courage it took for 95 sailors to brave the deep in small, Spartan quarters. Go inside a real World War II submarine.
www.njnm.com


New Jersey State Museum
205 West State St.
Trenton, NJ
609-292-6464
Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am to 4:45pm Sunday, noon to 5 pm Closed Mondays & State Holidays
---------- Comprehensive exhibits cover archaeology, ethnology natural history, with artifacts of New Jersey's Lenni-Lenapes; fine arts galleries feature 20th century American art.  A 150-seat, state-of-the-art planetarium presents regularly scheduled laser shows and other special programs.
www.nj.gov/state/museum/Index.htm



Nike Missile Base Tours
Hartshorne Drive
Sandy Hook, NJ
732-872-5970
---------- The National Park Service restored and maintains an Nike Ajax Missile Site, part of a ring of Cold War-era defense installations. Nothing works in the site anymore, but it displays old radar equipment, salvaged missile casings and the original base structures.

Hwy 36 east to Sandy Hook, then north into the Gateway National Recreation Area. When the road shrinks from four lanes to two, bear right to the old missile base.
Hours:  Tours in summer on scheduled weekends. (Call to verify)
www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11152


Noyes Museum Of Art
733 Lily Lake Road
Oceanville, NJ
Between Smithville & Absecon
609-652-6166
15 minutes from Atlantic City, NJ
---------- The only art museum in the region presents a growing collection of American fine and folk art, vintage bird decoys and works by leading regional and national artists.
www.noyesmuseum.org  Discount
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The Paterson Museum
2 Market St.
Paterson NJ
973-881-3874
Last visited on 9-09
---------- 200,000 Photographs, locomotives, art exhibits, Paterson-made Colt firearms and the first submarine on display. Directions: I-80 West to exit for Main St. in Paterson. Turn left onto Main St., then left onto Grand St. Go approx. 4 blocks and turn right onto Spruce St. 2 blocks to Market St., and Museum on corner.
www.thepatersonmuseum.org


Pequot Museum
110 Pequot Trail
Mashantucket, CT 06338
800-411-9671
---------- The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, a new state-of-the-art, tribally owned-and-operated 308,000 square foot complex.
www.pequotmuseum.org


Philadelphia Museum Of Art
Philadelphia, PA
215) 763-8100
---------- Founded in 1876, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest and most important art museums in the United States.
www.philamuseum.org


Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
1441 Boardwalk (New York Ave.)
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
609-347-2001
---------- Strange exhibits, films interactive funhouse.
www.ripleysatlanticcity.com


Shippen Manor Museum
8 Belvidere Avenue
Oxford, NJ 07863
908-453-4381
Warren County
---------- Furnished with 18th and 19th century period pieces.
www.wcchc.org


Snowmobile Barn Museum
Fredon -- Newton, NJ
973-383-1708
---------- Housed in a TWO 6,000 square foot barns, the museum traces over 90 years of snowmobiling history with a rare and magnificent collection of over 130 sleds and thousands of assorted collectible items such as toys, ornaments, jewelry, advertisements, and much more.
www.snowmobilebarn.com


South Street Sea Port Museum
12 Fulton Street
New York City, NY 10038
212.748.8786
---------- Lots to see and do.
http://www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org


Sterling Hill Mining Museum
30 Plant Street
Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
973-209-7212
---------- A real underground zinc mine with mile tour of tunnels. Exhibit hall features mining artifacts, rare minerals, equipment, etc.
http://sterlinghill.org  Discount

The Stickley Museum At Craftsman Farm
2352 Rt. 10-West, # 5,
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
---------- Today the Stickley Museum makes its home at Craftsman Farms, now a National Historic Landmark occupying 30 acres of the original 650-acre tract.
www.stickleymuseum.org - Space available for meetings or parties.
 

Trash Museum
Meadowlands Environment Center Hackensack Meadowlands Environment Center
Two DeKorte Plaza
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
201-460-8300
www.rst2.edu/meadowlands
---------- Designed for kids.
www.fieldtrip.com/nj/14608300.htm


University Of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-4001
---------- The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, through its research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, advances understanding of the world's cultural heritage. We are proud of our 115-year history, our important mission, and our vision for the future.
www.museum.upenn.edu


USGA Golf House Museum & Library
77 Liberty Corner Rd
Far Hills, NJ 07931
---------- The USGA Museum is an educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation for the game of golf, its participants, and the Association. It serves as a caretaker and steward for the games history, supporting the Associations role in ensuring the games future. By collecting, preserving, and interpreting the historical developments of the game in the United States, with an emphasis on the Association and its championships, the Museum promotes a greater understanding of golfs cultural significance for a worldwide audience.
www.usgamuseum.com 


Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey
PO Box 234
Beachwood, NJ 08722
(732) 797-1456
---------- This is a museum in the making even though it had its conceptual birth with the formation in 1969 of the Vintage Automobile Club of Ocean County. A site has been selected for the physical location of the museum. Updates are available on the Web site.
www.vintageautomuseum.org


Write Like an Egyptian
-------- Your name in hieroglyphs, the way an Egyptian scribe might have written it.
www.upennmuseum.com/hieroglyphsreal.cgi


Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
On the campus of Montclair State University
8 Quarry Road
Little Falls, NJ 07424
973.655.2378
---------- Located on the campus of Montclair State University, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center houses permanent and rotating exhibits about baseball and Yankee history as well as Yogi Berra's storied career.
www.yogiberramuseum.org

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