Garden State Discovery Museum
The Garden State Discovery Museum is one of New Jersey’s most popular cultural attractions and South Jersey’s largest children’s museum! Since opening in 1994, the Garden State Discovery Museum has continually provided unique experiences where adults and children interact and learn together, while exploring high quality, kid-powered hands-on exhibits.
The Garden State Discovery Museum provides multifaceted learning opportunities for infants, children to ten years of age, and their favorite caregivers. Whether they are building and remodeling the two-story house in Under Construction or caring for pets in Vet and Pet, they are building self-esteem, self-confidence, compassion and are learning to work cooperatively.
The Garden State Discovery Museum offers educational entertainment at its hands-on best. It is a children’s museum filled with hours of imaginative fun and countless experiences.
Anil Kumar Suryavansi
Very nice place to spend a day. My 2 year old really enjoyed and played for almost 5-6 years. There are various options to play for different age groups. This place is bit far from my place but we had gone to visited Camden adventure aquarium and then went there, and was pending from sometime. I would say it's worth driving an hour to go there. We have visited please touch museum of Philadelphia, I wouldn't compare this too please touch but it's similar theme with bit small. Being in New Jersey - it's great place to spend a winter weekend day inside a museum where kids really enjoy.
Good place for a few hours of fun specially for younger kids. Lots of things to touch and discover while being safe. Good option during winter break $5 special after 5pm totally worth it. Older kids could get a little bored but will definitely be bringing little ones back a few more times. Clean and safe indoor activity!
We love it here. My children can play here for hours. There are so many awesome activities for all ages. The staff is always friendly. It is a little expensive for one visit but the passes have great rates. Face painting is fun but how good it is depends on the staff member. We only go during the week because on weekends/holidays it is too busy and very crowded.
I have been here twice with my son. We had a ton of fun the first visit when he was a little over two. The second visit now that he just turned three was fun but not as good as the first time -- I'm not sure if it is better for younger kids or there just isn't enough to discover over multiple visits. I'm not sure if we will go back a third time or try somewhere else.
Our children have loved going here over the years. It has lots of different areas where little kids can explore. It is pretty simple, so our 8 year old likes it, but is probably ready to age out. Some areas feel old and worn, but they have updated and added in other places.