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Imagine That!!! A Discovery Museum for Children, Florham Park, NJ

Editor’s Note: We sent Karin and her friend to review Imagine That! She had a great time and shares a bunch of great pictures of this 16,000 sq. ft space. Imagine That was completely renovated, the only big item that remains is the Fire Truck, most of the rest is all new!

IMAGINE THAT!!! is located on 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park; Open Tuesday to Sunday (Hours are from 10-4:30 most days; Sat. Sun. 10-5:30) Make sure you call or check their website for changes in their hours. They have a calendar in their front page, which updates regularly.

Some new things- layout is completely different, open layout so you can keep track of your kids unlike the old museum.  They allow STROLLERS now, no doubles, but single strollers are allowed making it much easier on mom and dad.  2 Jungle Gyms! Pirate ship is brand new! 

Visit www.imaginethatmuseum.com for more information or call +1-973-966-8000

Arts and crafts studio with markers, crayons, scissors, glue, popsicle sticks, yarn, paint

Arts and crafts studio with markers, crayons, scissors, glue, popsicle sticks, yarn, paint

Karin’s List of Things To Do at Imagine That!
Next Generation Sand Box—Projects real-time topographic data. Create mountains, valleys and stream.
Giant Light Bright—Illuminate your imagination with this classic toy on a giant scale. Multi-color pegs to create art.
Ever Bright Board—interactive wall offers unlimited choices of colors. A Turk of the dial selects the hue and brings your vision to light.
Blue Building Blocks—oversized building blocks to build your own playground.
Puppet show area
Magnet wall
Music room with nanoleaf rhythmic technology
Pirate ship with canons and slide
Magnetic fishing
Ride ons
Color Mixing Wheel—rotate wheels and learn about color mixing
Learn to Dance Studio with tv/videos
Dress up clothes/shoes
2 climbing/sliding structures for different ages
Train tables
Magnetic robot creations
Dinosaur area
Fire truck
0-11 month soft toddler area
Kitchen, diner, grocery store
Arts and crafts studio with markers, crayons, scissors, glue, popsicle sticks, yarn, paint,
Party rooms
Family restroom as well as regular ones
Cafe

More Cool Pics from this FUN visit:

Who doesn't love a life size fire truck & plush dinos? Thanks to Karin's kids for these great pics!

Who doesn’t love a life size fire truck & plush dinos? Thanks to Karin’s kids for these great pics!

Pics of Puppet show, Grocery/Diner, and Jungle Gym- A Fun Day was had by all!

Pics of Puppet show, Grocery/Diner, and Jungle Gym- A Fun Day was had by all!

See http://imaginethatmuseum.com for the newest updates!!! It’s gorgeous!

 

OLD HISTORICAL POST BELOW:

Imagine That!!! is one of our favorite places to go.  They have 50 plus exhibits in a clean, safe indoor environment with only one way in or out so you don’t have to worry about little escape artists.

The kids LOVE exploring the pirate ship, the real fire truck, plane, little VW bug and “riding” on the motorcycle too.  My children have been known to spend hours in the pretend grocery store ringing up cart after cart of  produce and dry goods.  My youngest loves to watch the train go around and they all enjoy the art and music areas and the indoor sandbox.  The sand box is also cleverly hidden in the back of the museum so you can easily skip it if it’s not your thing.

If you haven’t been there in a while there are several new exhibits.  A “pet recovery center” with cages and animals and fun stuff to doctor your furry friends. There’s a big new castle where the spaceship used to be and an indoor playground with lots of tunnels and climbing.

New Pet Recovery & Rescue Center at IMAGINE THAT!!!

 There is a ton of hands-on-activity in this museum and NO video games!  There’s a cute cafe with kid friendly food and snacks (no outside food and beverages are allowed here) and there are slot cars you can rent and race very inexpensively.  Check their calendar often for special events and actvities including seasonal crafts.  There are daily puppet shows which are adorable too and this is a great place for a birthday party.

Both Sheila and I have had parties here and were very pleased! Check out the pictures below too — they’ve newly re-painted and deocrated all their party rooms.

If you have a very small one please make note of their no stroller policy and plan accordingly.

For complete information, see their website.

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