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The New Jersey Children's Museum - CLOSED

599 Valley Health Plz, Paramus, NJ 07652-3616
+1 201-262-5151
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It's closed

Unfortunately this great placed closed their doors. What was once a great place where kids could... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2015
Karen R
Oradell, New Jersey
For older children

There was a lot for the children to do and explore. It is a great place to to to on a rainy day. I... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2015
Hackensack, New Jersey
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After 23 years of joy and learning and delighted hands-on play for toddlers and preschoolers, the New Jersey Children's Museum will be closing forever on Labor Day, Sunday, September 1, 2014. We've loved watching you play and learn and laugh with your children! Come visit one last time before we close! Say goodbye to the staff and take photos of your child in the kid-sized grocery store or drawing a cave painting in the prehistoric cave, or dancing or building or dressing up in costume! Fantastic photos of your happy children playing, guaranteed! Everything in the Gift Shop is 1/2 price, so come do your holiday shopping now! Everything must go! We will sell all the exhibits and costumes and furniture in early September. Check back at our website for more information about New Jersey's greatest (and most interesting) virtual garage sale! We'll be selling everything from Ahrens-Fox open cab Fire Truck (stored inside for 20 years!), or a gigantic dollhouse, or fun mirrors, or maybe just some wonderful toys and Princess costumes, all perfect for preschools or daycare centers or church schools, or just your own home playroom! See photos!
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
26 Oct 2015
“It's closed”
1 Jul 2015
“For older children”
599 Valley Health Plz, Paramus, NJ 07652-3616
+1 201-262-5151
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Unfortunately this great placed closed their doors. What was once a great place where kids could go and use their imagination is now an empty lot. It housed life sized fire trucks and costumes where the children could play dress up. I even had my...More

1  Thank Karen R
Reviewed 2 July 2015

There was a lot for the children to do and explore. It is a great place to to to on a rainy day. I found it is better for children who are 3 or older. There are things for younger kids, but, more for the...More

Thank jender24
Reviewed 19 June 2015

A fun place for the kids who want to play grown up firefighter, doctor, police officer among other professions in a safe child friendly environment. The main thing is to know that this place has closed...no longer open for business. It has been around for...More

4  Thank dramom
Reviewed 6 June 2015

This is a museum to take children or grandchilren although it is not as robust as the Liberty Science Center. However, it is a lot closer to get to for those living in Northern Bergen and Rockland. It offers hands on exhibits.. It is mostly...More

Thank RocklandMom1
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This was a great, family owned and operated children's museum. Sadly, they have closed down. They gave Paramus kids over 20 years of educational fun.

Thank Maggie074074
Reviewed 15 March 2015

okay this is going to be one of the most heart wrenching reviews I ever write... the childrens museum was like a paradise for me when I was a kid... I remember almost everything about it and me and my sister would go all the...More

Thank ajonesnut
Reviewed 30 October 2014

The childrens museum is closed. When it was open it was an average childrens museum. It needed a good cleaning and an update at the end.

1  Thank Firefighter197
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Another NJ family destination has closed for good. The NJ Children's Museum in Paramus has officially closed as of Sept. 1, 2014. Although this museum was not particularly high-tech, it was fun, educational, and hands-on and was a perfect rainy-day destination for younger kids. It...More

2  Thank suzieqmom
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This is a wonderful place to entertain young children. Unfortunately, it is closing so there are just a few more days to enjoy the fun. Try to get there before the doors close forever. Wish someone would come forth and relocate everything to a nearby...More

1  Thank didi15
Reviewed 20 August 2014

If you want to go one more time do it quickly. Valley Hospital bought the place and it is closing to be renovated as part of the medical facility.

2  Thank Sheryl T
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