Friday, July 15, 2016

Daily Vacationer Jr: Summer at the Garden State Discovery Museum

It's summertime again at the Garden State Discovery Museum, and their schedule is packed with fantastic deals and super fun events!  Groovin' and Grubbin' (a personal favorite of Daily Vacationer Jr) is back every Wednesday evening in July and August from 5pm to 8pm.  This FREE outdoor concert series takes place in the museum parking lot rain or shine with special performances from various kid-friendly musicians and amazing gourmet food trucks (check out their Events Calendar for the line up - we had an awesome time sampling the PB&J from Lunchbox, syrup drenched Waffles and Wedges, the healthier carnival food off Tony and Tori's Grill, and the delicious desserts from Sweet Lavender).  Groovin' and Grubbin' is laid back for the parents and exciting for the kids - the perfect way to spend a summer evening. For more weekly fun, join the Discovery Museum every Monday at 5pm for Movie Monday or paint your own creations at Pottery Workshop Wednesdays at the brand new Milly's Which Craft Art Studio (sponsored by AC Moore).  

(Did we mention that Monday thru Thursday after 5pm, the museum is only $5 and stays open until 8:30pm?!?!? EVEN ON EVENT NIGHTS!!)

The Discovery Theatre will also be performing two original shows this summer. "Robin Hood: Princess of Nottingham (Tues, Thurs, and Sat in July at 2pm) and "CinderElliot" (Tues, Wed, and Sat at 2pm in August).  July 20th and August 10th are special bonus performances during Groovin' and Grubbin'. Discovery Theatre performances are always included with the cost of admission.

This year the Discovery Museum is also introducing some pretty awesome summer camps and classes. LEGO® enthusiasts will love Snapology (Monday - Thursday, 9am to 12pm various weeks in July and August) with a new focus and different age range included every time.  You can also sign your 7 to 12-year-olds up for the Summer Art Series where they can experience different mediums and techniques taught by Master Artist Liliana LIFE and create their own masterpieces to take home (Session Two runs Aug 1st-24th with classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-4pm).  The Garden State Discovery Museum is also very excited about pairing with Brian Hurley to bring KIDVENTURE Fitness Classes to their facility.  Be on the lookout for more fun in this area coming Fall 2016, and in the meantime check out their different Tuesday and Wednesday sessions (sign up for a full block of sessions or pay per class): Future M.V.P.s (5-7yrs), Ninja Training (5-7yrs), Toddle & Tumble (2-4yrs), or Go Baby Go (18-24mons).  Visit for more information on or to register for all the classes and camps.

On Sunday, August 14th from 6pm to 8pm, the Garden State Discovery Museum hosts another Open Arms event for a relaxing night of fun for children on the autism spectrum and their families to socialize and play in a safe and interactive environment.  This event is FREE and no pre-registration is required.


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