When it comes to keeping the kids entertained during the summertime, many parents simply have to get creative.

If you’re one of the parents who is panicking over how to keep your kids active and involved without being bored this summer, we feel your pain.

If you also happen to be visiting the New Jersey area this summer, we’ve got a list of museums to help you fill your days and offer your kids equal measures of entertainment and education.

If you’re stressed out about carting your kids to museums in new cities, consider booking a chauffeured car for the day. Your chauffeur will handle each stage of driving, navigating and parking, so you can focus on spending quality time with your children and relaxing amid the chaos.

Once you’ve booked your car, you can focus on finding great museums for your itinerary. We’ve provided a few of our favorites below to help you get started.


The Newark Museum is the largest in New Jersey, and houses numerous exhibitions spanning a plethora of cultures, including American, Asian, African, Classical and much more. From contemporary art to historical landmark pieces, Newark Museum will offer a day of education and exposure to a wide array of cultures and ideas. Family activities are also aplenty at the Museum, with a Planetarium, Interactive Galleries and a variety of kid-friendly exhibits available throughout the year.

49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ


Get in touch with your inner-New Jerseyan with a trip to this expansive museum in Trenton. From the numerous exhibits featuring prehistoric archaeological finds, to the displays and recreations of New Jersey’s prehistoric roots, you’ll learn about the history of the state, its people and its culture. Additionally, the museum houses some 12,000 pieces of fine art, a collection that highlights work by important New Jersey artists throughout history. Sculpture, painting, jewelry, and other artistic mediums are on display year round at the Museum.

205 New Jersey 29, Trenton, NJ


Housed in the breathtaking Twin Oaks Mansion of Morristown, this Museum is dedicated to providing visitors with exposure to over 40,000 items of historical and cultural significance, as well as paintings, sculptures and other fascinating exhibits. They offer new exhibits periodically throughout the year, so anytime you visit you’ll be able to enjoy something fresh and exciting. They also have live theatrical productions in their Bickford Theatre, so if you’re the mood for a live show, the Morris is still a great option.

6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ


As the Montclair Art Museum celebrates its centennial this year, it becomes an even more desirable location for visitors looking to expand their knowledge of art, both international and national. The collection at the Montclair has grown to over 12,000 items, including paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures and features work by artists like Andy Warhol and Georgia O’Keefe. The Montclair’s dedication to providing New Jersey residents and visitors with a quality encounter with great art continues to grow as they celebrate 100 years in the same building.

3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ

Your tour of New Jersey’s best art museums can be made so much better by booking car service and building an itinerary to die for. From classical to contemporary art to cutting edge photography and contemporary sculpture, you and your family can experience the best the Garden State has to offer in the art realm this summer.

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