Nerdy Places to Go

Silver Ball Museum (Asbury Park) – Located right on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, with about 200 games, the museum has something for everyone. While the main focus is on pinball games, we also feature skeeball, air hockey classic video and arcade games. Theyhave on display pinball games from the 1930’s, and playable machines starting with a classic 1950 wood rail game. No need to bring a pocketful of change, by paying one price for admission, all the games are on free play.

Address: 1000 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ
Phone: (732) 774-4994
Like them on facebook and follow them on twitter @SilverballAP

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Liberty Science Museum (Jersey City) – Liberty Science Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to getting learners of all ages excited about the power, promise, & pure fun of science & technology.

Liberty Science Center houses:
– 12 museum exhibition halls
– A live animal collection with 110 species
– A 3D theater
– The nation’s largest IMAX Dome Theater
– Live simulcast surgeries
– Tornado and hurricane-force wind simulators
– K-12 classrooms and labs
– Teacher-development programs

Address: 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
Phone: (201) 200-1000
Like them on facebook and follow them on twitter @LibertySciCtr

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Thomas Edison National Historical Park (West Orange) -The park encompasses two sites – the Laboratory Complex and the Glenmont Estate, former home to Thomas and Mina Edison. Thomas A. Edison embodied the spirit of invention that gripped America in the late nineteenth century. With his team of scientists and technicians, Edison earned 1,093 U.S. patents in his lifetime, most for inventions that originated in the West Orange labs. The park is a memorial to the man and a place where the roots of American inspiration and innovation can be discovered.Today, Edison’s brick and concrete laboratories are well integrated into West Orange’s urban landscape but these solidly built Victorian buildings still retain a sense of their former prominence as the core of Thomas Edison’s “invention factory”. For forty-four years, from 1887 to 1931, the site served as the inventor’s research and development center.

Address: 211 Main St, West Orange, NJ
Phone: (973) 736-0550
Like them on facebook and follow them on twitter @ThomasEdisonNHP
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Yestercades (Red Bank and Somerville) – YESTERcades is a gaming experience straight out of the Golden Age of Gaming! Whether you want to relive your teenage years popping quarters into machines for hours upon hours at your local arcade, or you just want a classic gaming experience in a fun atmosphere, YESTERcades has you covered. They have a variety of arcade video games that will satisfy every customer: from Space Invaders and Pac-Man, to Street Fighter and NBA Jam, and even classic pinball machines!

Address: 80 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: (732) 383-7873

Address: 29 Division Street, Somerville, NJ
Phone: (908) 526-3270

Like them on facebook and follow them on twitter @YESTERcades
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Ripley’s Believe it or Not (Atlantic City) -See strange and unusual exhibits from Robert Ripley’s travels. This eclectic odditorium has among its oddball treasures, a lock of George Washington’s hair, a 27-room miniature wood carved castle and a host of the most amazing artifacts ever assembled under one roof!

Address: 1441 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Phone: (609) 347-2001
Like them on facebook and follow them on twitter @RipleyWorld
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iPlayAmerica (Freehold) – New Jersey’s Premier Indoor Theme Park, with a full-service bar and grill. Featuring 115,000 square feet of high-end, state-of-the-art family entertainment! Step inside and be transformed to an indoor cityscape. Take a leisurely stroll through the ‘boardwalk’. Attractions include IPA speedway go kart track, a 4-D theater, two-level laser tag, bumper cars, mini bowling lanes, over 200 modern video games, boardwalk rides and games, and even a toddler area!

Address: 110 Schanck Rd, Freehold Township, NJ
Phone: (732) 577-8200
Like them on facebook and follow them on twitter @iplay_america

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The Funplex (Mount Laurel) – South Jersey’s most unique indoor and outdoor amusement center. The Funplex is a indoor and outdoor Family Entertainment Center with indoor/outdoot Go Karts, Bowling, Water Park, Pool, Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, Lazer Tag, Bumper Cars, Arcade, Foam Frenzy, Free Fall and so much more.

Address: 3320-24 Rt. 38, Mount Laurel, NJ
Phone: (856) 273-9666
Like them on facebook and follow them on twitter @thefunplexmtl

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