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
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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
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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
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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
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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. They have 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
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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
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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
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The Real Ghostbusters of NJ – Ghostbusters NJ started from the humble beginnings of 3 childhood friends: Bill Malkin, Dave Mallozzi, and Tim Mabes. After a run-in with the Jersey Devil during a Boy Scout trip into the Pine Barrens sparked an interest in all thing supernatural, they created the Jersey Devil Paranormal Society, which sought evidence of the Garden State’s most notorious cryptozoological creature.
In 2003, they turned it into Ghostbusters-NJ. Soon after, Bill met Richard Roy, franchise manager of the JerZey Ghostbusters. Becoming fast friends and working together more through GB Inc’s approved New Jersey Ghostbusters Alliance, in 2004 Bill and Rich decided to merge their individual franchises into one. Their was also this legal thing, signed confidentiality documents prevent us from disclosing details.
Fast-forward to 2014. To coincide with GBNJ’s 10th anniversary, GBNJ was rebranded as Ghostbusters NJ LLC, a partnership of multiple diverse teams now able to service more of New Jersey than any single franchise in the state’s past. We have also positioned ourselves for aggressive expansion and one day hope to have districts ranging from Cape May to Blairstown.
- District 1: Jersey Shore Coordinator: Richard Roy
- District 2: Capitol City Coordinator: Bill Malkin
- District 3: South Jersey Coordinator: Greg McHugh
- District 4: Union County Coordinator: Ron Giameo
- District 5: North Jersey Coordinator: Jody Sumner
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The Nerds – America’s Party Band FUN-OMENON! Proud to be from NJ! They have won many awards including Best Band in LBI, Best Band in New New in Jersey Monthly, ACUI National College Band of the Year. The Key to The City of Hoboken. They are definitely a blast to see live.
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Wayne Toy and Collectible Show
The Wayne NJ Toy and Collectibles Show, which began in 1991, is New Jersey’s longest running toy collectibles show. There are many things you can find at the show: Toys, Comics, Sports Cards, Sports Memorabilia and Autographs, Small Antiques, Action Figures, Movie Posters-Memorabilia and Autographs, Die-Cast-Cars, Trucks and Planes, Books and Magazines, Dime Store Toys, Gumball Machine and Vending Prizes, Trains, Dolls, DVD’s, Star Wars, PEZ, Corgi, Gi Joe, Hot Wheels, Mego, Barbi, Original Art, Vintage Military, Cap Guns, Monster, Sci-Fi and Horror Items and so much more. It is held the first Sunday of every month, unless there is a holiday conflict. It is a $2 fee to get in, or free for kids under 12.
Address: Company #1′s Firehouse Banquet Hall; 97 Parish Drive Wayne, NJ
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Maker Depot is a 6,000+ square foot member-based workshop for small businesses, entrepreneurs, tradespeople, skilled workers, artists, makers and hobbyists.
Address: 60F Commerce Way, Totowa, NJ
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Nerd Ache Cakes
Located in Clifton, Nerdache Cakes is a custom cake caterer that specializes in amazingly detailed cakes and over-the-top cake design.They cater to individual client needs with custom cakes, cupcakes (And on odd occasion- sugar cookies!) any event can be made memorable and nerdy! Their motto: “A place to weep for your fandom. And then eat it!”
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Geeks Who Drink
Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Their quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a “Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you’re some kind of savant. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.
Geeks Who Drink participate in different bars across NJ. Currently they do events in 4 locations, 3 in Jersey City and 1 in Bayonne. To check out their schedule click here
Bars Who Currently Participate:
Hamilton Inn (Jersey City ) – 9:00 PM
Pint (Jersey City ) – 8:00 PM
McLoone’s Bayonne Grille (Bayonne ) – 8:00 PM (new!)
The Corkscrew (Jersey City ) – 8:00 PM
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