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Jersey Shore Family, South Jersey Events

  1. Hang Ten—At Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor and Outdoor waterpark. Surf, slide and swim your way into fun and surf the night away (in a shark free environment). Rain or shine, on NJ’s only indoor surfing simulator, www.saharasams.com
     

  2. Experience History—World War II and aviation history at Millville Army Airfield Museum.  www.p47millville.org   
     

  3. Have lunch with a horse—Visit Funny Farm Rescue- Free open Tuesday and Sunday. funnyfarmrescue.org
     

  4. Leave the babysitter at home—National Night Out is Tuesday, August 2nd! Check out Galloway Municipal Complex from 6-9pm. Or find an event near you on our calendar
     

  5. Become an artist—  Why not take an class at The Barn Studio? Registration is open for summer classes!  Gift certificates for classes also make great gifts for the art lover in your life.  856-825-5028 •  www.barnstudio.org
     

  6. Take it one step at a time... all 228 of ‘em—The Absecon Lighthouse is the tallest in NJ & the country’s 3rd tallest!  609-449-1360 • www.abseconlighthouse.org
     

  7. Go to a Carnival—Enjoy rides, carnival games, pony rides, popcorn, cotton candy, candy apples, and more, Thursday, August 4th thru Saturday, August 6th. Nightly from 6-10 pm at Galloway Municipal Complex. Thursday is Family Night... Discount Bracelets
     

  8. Take the Ultimate aquatic challenge -Swim Jitzu -June 26 at Galloway Swim Club, on 6th Ave. in Galloway by imagination station. Registration required call (609) 568-5535
     

  9. Go on a Double Date—Catch dinner and a double feature at The Delsea Drive-In! The snack bar has an extended menu that rivals many restaurants. Check website for listings! 856-696-0011 •  www.delseadrive-in.com
     

  10. Critters Night Out! Go Behind the scenes at Cape May County Zoo for a roaring adventure with nearly 550 animals. The zoo is a must see. www.capemaycountyzoo.org
     

  11. Explore Lost Egypt and Ancient Secrets —The Franklin Institute’s newest exhibit. Visit the Franklin Institute located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. www.fi.edu
     

  12. Catch a flick in the park—June 10th @ 9 pm... Galloway’s Free Family Movie Night in the Park... featuring Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out.”!  Come Out to Galloway’s Patriot Lake (300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205) for a Great Free Family Movie... bring your blankets or chairs.. FREE POPCORN... Snacks, Water Ice, Pizza & Drinks available for sale!  For Additional Info Contact Community Services @  652-8657
     

  13. Watch Your Favorite Super Hero—July 15th @ 9 pm... Galloway’s Free Family Movie Night in the Park... featuring Marvel's "Avengers"!  Come Out to Galloway’s Patriot Lake (300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205) for a Great Free Family Movie... bring your blankets or chairs.. FREE POPCORN... Snacks, Water Ice, Pizza & Drinks available for sale!  For Additional Info Contact Community Services @  652-8657
     

  14. Have a Sleep-Over on a Real Battleship!—Take a trip on the floating museum at the Camden waterfront.  BattleShip NJ  www.battleshipnewjersey.org
     

  15. Become A Pinbal Wizard—Visit Smile Factory Arcade and Family Fun Center in Brigantine. Play everything from skee ball, pinball, basketball shots to car racing games in a safe, fun environment. (609) 266 - FUNN (3866) • www.smilefactoryarcade.com
     

  16. Have sundaes on a Sunday! All you can eat ice cream July 17, 12-6pm at Wars Memorial Park in Linwood.  also enjoy fun activities for the whole family.  Supporting The Alcove Center for grieving children and families. www.thealcove.org
     

  17. Drive a Dumptruck—At Diggerland USA, a construction themed adventure park where children and their families drive, ride, and operate heavy machinery in a safe family-friendly environment. www.diggerlandusa.com
     

  18. Make Glass—Watch world class glass art created in the Glass Studio. Tour the Museum of American Glass with its notable collection. Walk through the Craft Studios and see skilled artists at work maybe even make a piece of your own. www.wheatonarts.org
     

  19. Fly into the 1940s at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum. See a REAL Air-Hanger that was used as a Dive Bomber Training Facility during WWII. www.usnasw.org
     

  20. Pay a Butterfly a Visit—The Four Seasons Butterfly House is just one of the many cool natural attractions at Camden Children’s Garden. 856-365-8733 www.camdenchildrensgarden.org
     

  21. Step Back In Time—Visit Historic Cold Spring Village a living History village 1800’s  609-898-2300 •  www.hcsv.org
     

  22. Catch dinner & a show —Have dinner at one of Cape May’s finest restaurants and get tickets for show at East Lynne Theatre Company 609-884-5898 • www.eastlynnetheater.org
     

  23. Take a walk on the wild side—On the elevated Marsh Walkway at the Wetlands Institute. 609-368-1211 •  wetlandsinstitute.org
     

  24. Go fly a kite—Visit Air Circus on the boardwalk in OC, pick out your favorite find a park or beach and go for it!
     

  25. See a live show—in Ocean City at the Music Pier with Ocean City Pops. Check out their full schedule of shows at oceancitypops.org
     

  26. Beat the heat! Summer fun family bowling at King Pin Bowl Entertainment Center. 609-641-5117 • www.kingpinbowlingnj.com
     

  27. Sail the deep blue sea—On the Cape May Ferry. Lots of family fun on-board! www.capemaylewesferry.com
     

  28. Dig for diamonds—Tiny quartz crystals also known as “Cape May Diamonds” are tossed and polished by the tides. They can be found on beaches throughout Cape May, although it’s best to prospect for the little gems at Sunset Beach during or after a storm.
     

  29. Catch a Flick Under the Stars—at any of the FREE Outdoor Movie locations found on jerseyshorefamily.com
     

  30. Go Ghost Hunting—Ghost CRABS that is... Join the nighttime beach search for Ghost Crabs at NJ Audubon Nature Center of Cape May.   609-898-8848  www.njaudubon.org
     

  31. Take the PLUNGE—on Shotgun Falls shoot down a 6 foot drop ending with a MASSIVE splash at  Raging Waters Waterpark. 609-522-3900 •  www.MoreysPiers.com
     

  32. Explore Your Past—Visit one of our many Historical Museums-Find a complete list at JerseyShoreFamily.com  If you have roots in the area you might want to visit the Atlantic County Historical Society in Somers Point.
     

  33. Go FREEstyle—Did you know there are TONS of free things to do with your kids this summer like bowling and skating? Find a list of freebies on the JerseyShoreFamily.com Family on a Budget page.
     

  34. Give a Shark a Snack—A 900 gallon interactive exhibit at the AC Aquarium gives visitors the opportunity to touch sharks and juvenile rays. Special feeding times 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM, daily. Limited quantities of food are sold at the gift shop for scheduled feedings.  www.oceanlifecenter.com
     

  35. Walk the Plank—The AC Boardwalk holds the title of World’s Longest Boardwalk. Street performers, famous boardwalk food and attractions along with tons of beach-side shopping accompany the beautiful ocean and beach views.
     

  36. Get crabby—It’s easy! Grab some string, a net and a chicken leg and go find the nearest bridge to catch some of Jersey’s best blueclaws. (Check local ordinances... some bridges are restricted.)
     

  37. Crawl Inside the Jaws of a Shark—The Discovery Seashell Museum of Ocean City invites you to take a picture inside the Giant Shark Jaw. Some of the world’s rarest shells, coral, shell lights, all can be found here. Find them on Facebook
     

  38. Take a Hike—Experience any of the planned nature hikes at Historic Batsto Village www.batstovillage.org
     

  39. Go Tubing— Tube ride down to the Weymouth Furnace and experience our cedar water, you haven’t lived until your cloths turned orange. www.aclink.org/PARKS
     

  40. Discover a Shipwreck!—See the most extensive display of, New Jersey Morro Castle shipwreck exhibit ever seen at the NJ Maritime Museum. www.museumofnjmh.org
     

  41. Row, Row, Row a Boat—Rent a canoe and spend the day at Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine.
     

  42. Get Rollin’—on the boardwalk in an Atlantic City Rolling Chair.
     

  43. Become a Junior Ranger! Or take free Bird and Nature Walks at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.  www.forsythe.fws.gov
     

  44. Be The King of The Castle— Get down and dirty with the kids on the beach... If you’re not into castles try digging a giant or build a sand fort. Trust us, it’s still fun.
     

  45. Get Tagged!— Make sure to buy beach tags and keep them in plain site. (Or - skip the tags and enjoy the free beaches of AC and Wildwood)
     

  46. Order dinner on the beach! Did you know that a lot of restaurants and pizza joints actually deliver to the beach?
     

  47. Paddle a Duck—Historic Smithville and the Village Green are home to a ton of quaint shops, a carousel and best of all... Paddle boats!
     

  48. Go On A Cruise—Enjoy a back bay cruise and have dinner on board one of South Jersey’s boat lines.
     

  49. Cowboy Up—Enjoy a professional rodeo in the true tradition of the old west at Cowtown Rodeo located in Pilesgrove. Calf roping, Steer and Brahma Bull Wrestling — Yipee! www.cowtown-rodeo.com
     

  50. Monkey Around—on the monkey bars. Find a local park and play with your kids. A full list of parks can be found at JerseyShoreFamily.com
     

  51. Adopt a Seal!  Visit the Marine Mammal Stranding Facility in Brigantine. www.marinemammalstrandingcenter.org
     

  52. Chase an Ice Cream Truck—A seaside staple. Start running at the first sound of bells or you’ll burn your feet waiting in line with the other beach bums.
     

  53. Become a collector—Make sure to check around the jetty’s for hidden gems... The best seashells always seem to end up there.
     

  54. Giddy up! Treat your kids to horseback riding lessons at one of the area’s great stables and riding centers.
     

  55. Go Back to the Future—Enjoy the Doo Wop Experience tour and “Back to the 50s” museum.  www.doowopusa.org
     

  56. Play with a pachyderm! Lucy the Elephant, built in the 1880’s is now a historical landmark in Margate. Take a walk inside and find out why everyone LOVES LUCY!
    www.lucytheelephant.org
     

  57. Go On A Picnic—Load up a basket or backpack with all the fixings and a blanket. Head out to your local park or even your front lawn and have a fun meal.
     

  58. Visit Alex—Have a drink for a great charity. Check for an Alex’s Lemonade stand in your area. www.alexslemonade.org
     

  59. Hold Your Breath—And hang on tight. Ride a roller coaster at Mariner’s Pier At 55 miles per hour, looping coaster will exhilarate you with two 120-foot hills and take you upside down three times forward...and just when you have a chance to breathe, it will do it again in reverse! 609-522-3900 www.moreyspiers.com
     

  60. Rock the Boat—Visit The SS Atlantus, a concrete ship built during WWI, just offshore at Sunset Beach in Cape May.  
     

  61. Go to market—Looking for fresh fruit & veggies? Visit any of the local farmers markets in OC, Hammonton, AC, Margate and Wildwood Crest!  Find locations at www.jerseyshorefamily.com
     

  62. Celebrate with a Bang!—Ocean City, Wildwood, Atlantic City and Richland all have bangin’ hot displays for the Fourth of July..
     

  63. Follow the Light—You can’t miss Gillian’s Wonderland in Ocean City. Say Hello to Wonder enjoy the best view in town atop the Giant Ferris Wheel. www.gillians.com
     

  64. Enjoy the Salt Water—A Jersey Shore classic... Salt water taffy! Shrivers or Fralinger’s? Why not try them both!
     

  65. Catch a cold—An ice cold Rita’s Italian Water Ice that is. Made fresh daily, try a Cherry Gelati or a Misto. Visit www.ritasice.com to find the closest location.
     

  66. Catch a wave—Book a surf lesson and learn from an experts. Check directory on JerseyShoreFamily.com
     

  67. Ride a bicycle built for two—Bike paths and boardwalks make bike rides fun. Double the fun with one of the many new two or three seater surrey styles available.
     

  68. Feed your need for speed—Take a Nascar Go-Kart out for a spin at the Central Pier. St. James Place and Tennessee Avenue next to the boardwalk in Atlantic City. Go Racecars!
     

  69. Become a Castaway—Ocean City’s oldest amusement park, Playland’s Castaway Cove features over 30 rides and tickets never expire. Have any left from last year?
     

  70. Break a leg-- You can’t live at the shore and not know at least a dozen great seafood restaurants grab a nut cracker and break some crab legs!
     

  71. Be King of the castle—Grab your shovel and enter the Sand Sculpting Contest in Ocean City.
     

  72. Play golf with King Kong—Miniature golf is a classic favorite at the Jersey Shore. Waterfalls, caves, snake pits, and other special effects make Congo Falls Ocean City attraction a family favorite! (609)398-1211 • www.congofalls.com
     

  73. Meet an artist—The Ocean City Arts Center Gallery changes exhibits every month of the year. An opportunity to meet the artist is made possible each month. (609)399-7628 • www.oceancityartscenter.org
     

  74. See some sea shells by the sea shore—The Discovery Seashell Museum of Ocean City features some of the rarest shells ever found throughout the world. (609)398-2316 • www.shellmuseum.com
     

  75. Relive your childhood—Step back in time as you walk though Storybook Land's nursery rhyme themed park. Timeless childhood favorites promise fun for the whole family. (609)641-7847 • www.storybookland.com
     

  76. Show you true colors—Bright colors are all the rage in beach gear this season. Pick up a custom beach umbrella to match your color coordinated beach chairs available at Island Beach Gear in Ocean City. (609)788-3836 • www.islandbeachgear.com
     

  77. Hand feed a baby stingray—A 900 gallon interactive tank exhibit gives you the opportunity to touch and sometimes feed White Spotted Bamboo Sharks, Cownose Rays, and Southern Stingrays. (609)348-2880 • www.oceanlifecenter.com
     

  78. Hug a sea monster—Take in an AC Surf game at Bernie Robbins Stadium and enjoy the antics of Splash -- the team's wacky but adorable mascot.  You might even want to give him a hug before you leave! (609)344-7873 • www.acsurf.com
     

  79. Listen to the music—Since opening in 1929, the AC Boardwalk Hall has showcased hundreds of special events ranging from The Miss America Pageant to Disney on Ice. Who will appear this season? (609)348-7000 · www.boardwalkhall.com
     

  80. Sing for your Sundae—Great ice cream is not the biggest attraction at the Show Place Ice Cream Parlour in LBI, the only ice cream shop with audience participation, improvisation, and cabaret shows. (609)492-0018
     

  81. Eat cake—Can't decide if you want to go to the beach or have dessert? Try a little of both with the Cake Lady of Marmora's famous seashell cakes and flip-flop cookies. (609)390-2485.
     

  82. Grab a slice—Ocean City's legendary Mack & Manco's pizza can be found at three locations on the Boardwalk. Hold the anchovies. (609)399-2546 • www.mackandmancos.com
     

  83. Shop till you drop—There are so many shopping destinations in South Jersey it's tough to even list a few of the best. If you're looking for designer names with outlet prices The Walk in Atlantic City might be your best bet. www.acoutlets.com
     

  84. Rock around the clock—Wildwood earned the title of the "Birthplace of Rock and Roll" when the Comets performed in 1955. Enjoy the Doo Wop Experience tour and "Back to the 50s" museum. (609)523-1958
     

  85. Break a leg—You can't live at the shore and not know at least a dozen great seafood restaurants. Try EHT's East Bay Crab and Grill (609) 272-7721 or Mays Landing's Crabby's (609)625- 2722 for some of the best all you-can-eat crabs around.
     

  86. Pamper yourself—Visit a Day Spa and treat yourself to one of their many specialty massages, day packages or customized facials or holistic services.
     

  87. Eat a volcano—The Rainforest Café is "a wild place to shop and eat." Try their sparkling volcano dessert - a great way to end your meal. (609)345-5757 • www.rainforestcafe.com
     

  88. Spin gold into green—Bring your unused gold into Artisans Alcove in Cape May and get top value for your old jewelry. (609)898-0202 • www.artisansalcove.com
     

  89. Float down a lazy river—Grab and inner tube and meander through Wildwood's Splash Zone on a gently flowing river. Just one of the many great ways to cool off. Splish splash fun fun. (609)729-5600 • www.splashzonewaterpark.com
     

  90. Ride a bicycle built for two—Area bike paths and boardwalks make any bike ride fun. Consider double the fun with one of the many new two or three seater surrey styles available. 1-800-976-5679 • www.surfbuggycenters.com
     

  91. Feed your need for speed—Take a Nascar Go-Kart out for a spin at the Central Pier. St. James Place and Tennessee Avenue next to the boardwalk in Atlantic City. Go Racecars!
     

  92. Put your kids to work—The Jersey Shore Children's Museum's interactive exhibits encourage role playing for kids 10 and under. Kids can "work" in a Pediatric ER, TV Newsroom, or Construction Zone among other hands-on activities. (609)645-7741 • www.eht.com/childrensmuseum
     

  93. Catch a wave—Of course no Jersey Shore Summer would be complete without visiting one of the many public beaches. Get some sand between your toes, take a dip in the ocean and don't forget your sunscreen!

93 Things to Do This Summer