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Outings for November Days Off

November is here and everyone is busy looking for Outing Ideas for November. It brings with it many, many days off for public school kids. Jersey City public schools are closed on various days during November such as Election Day, NJEA Teacher’s Convention, and for Veteran’s Day, and then there are all the Thanksgiving closings so outings with the family are important! One day is easy, but it can be a challenge to think up fun things to do with your kids for this many days, so close together. Fear not – here are some ideas for local (and within driving distance) fun! Also read our blog on Fall Family Events in Jersey City

Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City

Check out Isa’s Flowery Garden, Journey to the Purple Planet, Tico’s Nutty Forest, the Animal Rescue Center, a Rainforest Maze, and the Pirate Piggies’ Ship. Play games that encourage animal conservation and caring for the environment, and engage in interactive play surrounded by Dora and her friends.Fourth Floor

Big Apple Circus(CLOSED)

Lincoln Center, NYC

Big apple Circus: Outing Ideas for November

Big Apple Circus is a fun, family-friendly event that the kids will love. Now through January 11th you can experience it at Lincoln Center in New York City.  Sun and Mon 10am-6pm, Tue – Sat 10am-8pm. On Thursdays they offer a “Dinner & Show” special for the 6:30pm show time. Choose from two packages: the $80 package includes a premium or preferred seat and a premium “circus meal” and the $45 package includes a preferred or side seat and a “classic circus meal.” Tickets range in cost from $25 – $175 depending on your seat location. Children under the age of three may be seated on the lap of a parent. Isn’t this a perfect outing ideas for November

New York City Fire Museum

278 Spring Street, NYC

My son loves firemen and this is one of his favorite spots to visit in the city. They are open seven days a week from 10am – 5pm. Exhibits including uniforms, a horse-drawn ladder wagon and early rescue gear and breathing equipment. There is even an area for kids to try on some fireman gear. Plus, the gift shop has many child-sized gear and toys. Admission is $8/adults and $5/children 12 and under.

The Newark Museum: Outing Ideas for November

Newark Museum

49 Washington Street, Newark

They offer great family programs on the weekends and feature exhibits daily. Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 pm .Closed Mondays (except for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day).Tuesdays, New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving Day and December 25. Right now you can have fun at one of the interactive galleries like “Dynamic Earth: Revealing Natures Secrets” , “Look/Touch/Learn: Nature & Art”, Fire Museum and more! One exciting feature of this museum is the Alice and Lenard Dreyfuss Planetarium. There will be special showings of Firefall on November 6th and 7th at2pm and Legends of the Night Sky at 3pm both days. The Museum Café is open from noon – 3:30pm and offers an assortment of hot and cold beverages, desserts and snacks. Suggested museum admission is $12/adults and $7/children and students (kids 2 and younger are free). Admission is $5/adults and $3/children. They give AAA discounts, if you are a member. Also, check their list of corporate underwriters here. There are many sponsor companies that get in for free.

Veteran's Day Parade: Outing Ideas for November

NYC Veteran’s Day Parade(CANCELED)


Take the kids to the largest Veteran’s Day event in the nation! 600,000 spectators this year and it is broadcast on television. The parade begins at Madison Square Park at 11:25am and travels up Fifth Avenue to 52nd Street. This event is free.

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