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Day Open Closed
Monday 10am
Tuesday 10AM 5PM
Wednesday 10AM 5PM
Thursday 10AM 5PM
Friday 10AM 5PM
Saturday 10AM 5PM
Sunday 10AM 5PM

Admission is $9.99 plus tax for adults and $11.99 + tax for each child.  Babies under 1 are free. Group rates are available.All fees and hours are subject to change without notice.


Open Labor Day 10-5pm!

nostrollersSorry! No strollers allowed in the museum.

Welcome to The New Jersey Childrens Museum

New Jersey's Most Amazing (Virtual) Sale Ever!


Starts at 8PM (EST), August 23rd.  Ends Sept. 1 @8PM(EST)


Get your Triceratops Heads, Train Play Tables, and Costumes While you Can!

On line auction at 

The entire museum exhibit inventory of the New Jersey Children's Museum goes on auction starting at 8 pm  EST, Saturday, August 23, on “We've got everything but Elvis on sale" says Dr. Anne Sumers, the Executive Director and Co-founder of the museum.

Everything is for sale! A real helicopter made safe for child play, a real back hoe retrofitted for safe play, giant stuffed horses, musical instruments, baby toys, sturdy colorful rugs, puppets, posters, princess costumes, cafeteria folding tables, play tables, and even complete Children's Museum exhibits such as "Explore the World of Animal Senses", "Shipping Port", "Toddler Post Office", "Visit the Vet", and "Toddler Grocery Store.”

The New Jersey Children's Museum is open everyday from 10 am to 5 pm until Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 10am-5 pm. We strongly encourage you to come and inspect the items, to make sure that the items you chose will suit your play space. Everything is used, as-is, without warranty.

This is a great opportunity for day care centers, indoor playgrounds, and children's museums to add to their play areas. The Rocket Play table at 8 feet tall with 3 ports for computer play would be a wonderful centerpiece for an indoor playground. The real backhoe looks great in a sand and construction play area. "Stuffee" is a 9 foot stuffed puppet with a zippered inside, which can be opened to show hearts, lungs, stomach, and a wonderful way for hospitals and schools to teach physiology and health to small children,  We also have practical items, such as  15  sturdy colorful  cafeteria tables which can be completely  folded up, rolled away, and stored by 1 person.

All the items must be removed by the buyer. The New Jersey Children's Museum will not disassemble, pack or ship any item. No exceptions. Everything sold as is!

We will miss you all! Thank you for a wonderful 22 years!

Anne and Elliott Sumers,

Lisa & Josie, and the entire staff of the New Jersey Children's Museum



Please click here for instructions for the New Jersey Children's Museum Online Auction


Dear Friends,

After 23 years of joy and learning and delighted hands-on play for toddlers and preschoolers,
the New Jersey Children's Museum will be closing forever on Labor Day, Sunday, September 1, 2014.

We've loved watching you play and learn and laugh with your children!

Come visit one last time before we close! Say goodbye to the staff and take photos of your child in the kid-sized grocery store or drawing a cave painting in the prehistoric cave, or dancing or building or dressing up in costume! Fantastic photos of your happy children playing, guaranteed!

Everything in the Gift Shop is 1/2 price, so come do your holiday shopping now! Everything must go!

We will sell all the exhibits and costumes and furniture in early September.

Check back at for more information about New Jersey's greatest (and most interesting) virtual garage sale! We'll be selling everything from Ahrens-Fox open cab Fire Truck (stored inside for 20 years!), or a gigantic dollhouse, or fun mirrors, or maybe just some wonderful toys and Princess costumes, all perfect for preschools or daycare centers or church schools, or just your own home playroom!

Anne and Elliott Sumers
Founders, NJ Children's Museum


The New Jersey Children's Museum is a great place to celebrate your child's birthday party! Toddlers and preschoolers love the interactive, hands-on exhibits, including a real fire truck, a real helicopter, cool fossil/dinosaur cave, play ballet studio, kids' medieval castle, and much, much more. Ask about special party activities, special birthday favors, and fun birthday party themes!


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