Family Fun in Newark

Traveling with kids? Newark serves up a healthy dose of family friendly fun things to do. See below for an entire list of Newark's activities and attractions!

Make new discoveries at the Newark Museum. Have an out of this world experience at the Dreyfus Planetarium, interact with responsive galleries, conduct a science experiment, or get crafty. The museum entertains all year long with special family programing including the ever-popular Dinosaur Day.

Roll over to Branch Brook Park for roller-skating at one of the last urban rinks.  Theme skates happen, from gospel to a not so scary monster skates, character takeovers to a princess parade, no matter the age the perfect skate awaits your family.

Things heat up at GlassRoots Studio where kids can play with fire. Find new ways to express yourself with flameworking workshops, and explore torch techniques to build objects of beauty.

Super heroes unite at Fortress of Solitude where kids can catch the latest issues of their favorite comic books. From rare books to the latest trends, action figures to collectibles get swept away with a fantasy fix.

Get outdoors and hit the playgrounds! There are wonderful playgrounds located throughout the city: Riverfront ParkBranch Brook Park, Weequahic Park, have the largest play areas.

Summertime boat tours are the perfect way to cool down and explore a seven-mile stretch of the Passaic River.

Dig in. The Green Chicpea serves up a wide array of delicious Middle Eastern favorites including falafel, hummus, and shwarma.. Dinosaurs are not extinct in Newark, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que offers up prehistoric plates perfect for young ones. 

Need a sweet treat? Nasto's has been serving up homemade ice cream in the Ironbound since 1939.

The crowds go wild for New Jersey Devils hockey, New York Red Bulls soccer or Seton Hall basketball. Every day new events arrive in Newark from UniverSoul Circus to Disney on Ice, to teen pleasers like WWE, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd. Check the calendar for the latest happenings.




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