Now that my toddler is walking, I feel like a whole new avenue of activities has opened up for us, and I’m eager to find new places that will keep my active girl interested and amused. Recently, we spent a fun and exciting afternoon at Imagine That!!!, A New Jersey Children’s Museum in Florham Park, NJ.
I have to admit pulling into the parking lot, I was a little hesitant. The museum shares space in a huge working warehouse and the discovery museum is tucked in behind it. From the outside, I didn’t expect much. There’s a lone sign out front and from the road, you can’t even see the place.
I was pleasantly surprised when we went inside! The museum reminded me of a happy, little elementary school. It was clean, safe, colorfully decorated, and every nook and cranny was filled with kid-friendly activities that were both fun and educational!
When we entered the brightly painted building G’s eyes lit up and she broke into a run. There was so much to explore! Plus, it was really nice that she could touch and explore everything with no fear of breaking anything. There were many opportunities for pretend and dress up, too. She was free to roam around as she pleased and I felt comfortable knowing there was a safety gate at the front with only one way in and out.
We easily spent several hours watching our delighted toddler wander back and forth from activity to activity.
I’ll let the pictures I took display the museum and show the fun we had!
Imagine That!!! was a perfect place for our toddler to spend the day. There were a wide variety of exhibits for her to enjoy, and it provided her with a great way to expend energy, use her imagination, and learn at the same time. We will definitely visit again.
- There’s a no stroller policy, but there were plenty of benches scattered around for the adults to sit on, making it easier if you are pregnant or have an infant with you as well as a young child.
- BOGO coupons can be found online and discounts are also frequently offered on Groupon and Living Social.
- School groups/camps usually visit in the morning so I would suggest going later in the afternoon if you want a quieter experience with your child.
- The museum is appropriate for toddlers, preschool age children, and young children.
- If you go in a “Mom Group” (6 or more adults with children), the adults’ admission is free.
- Gift shop features many Melissa & Doug products.