Sunday, December 18, 2011
Where: Haledon, NJ
More Info: Group tours $5 per person. The museum is open Wednesdays - Saturdays from 1-4pm and is closed on major holidays except for Labor Day.
Located in Haledon, the Pietro Botto House, home of the American Labor Museum, is a must see for those interested in the history of work and the labor movement throughout the early 20th century. The house played an important role in 1913, where the leaders of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) addressed the striking workers of the Paterson silk factory. The official website offers "many opportunities to preserve family histories, attend exhibit openings [and] glimpse at the lifestyle of an early 20th century family." Click here to see a list of exhibits. The 2012 Entertainment book for Bergen County contains a 2 for 1 coupon. The museum is located at 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, NJ 07508. Call 973-595-7953 for more information.
Where: Toms River, NJ
More Info: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm;Closed December 24th thru January 1st and Major Holidays. Admission is $7 per visitor, children under 2 are free.
Come visit New Jersey's only Bug Museum! Get acquainted with all those scary insects you can't bear to look at. Insectropolis is an exciting museum containing interactive displays and for the very brave, hands on exhibits! According to the official website, "Insectropolis will motivate visitors to discover the little known lives of insects and foster a greater appreciation for bugs and their place in our world." Children will love to see the live exhibits and cockroach racing! Click here to see a calendar of special events. The 2012 Entertainment book for Essex County has a 2 for 1 admission to the museum.
From the North:
Take Parkway South to Exit 88. Take Route 70 West to Route 9 South. Insectropolis is approximately 2 miles on the left hand side behind Ozane Pest Control. Both facilities are located across the street from Carlton Pools and Hertz Car Rental.
From the South:
Take Parkway North to Exit 83 (Pleasant Plains – Route 9). Take Route 9 North. Insectropolis is approximately 2 miles on the right, behind Ozane Pest Control. Both facilities are located across the street from Carlton Pools and Hertz Car Rental.
From the West:
Route 571 East to Route 9 North (Large intersection with Home Depot). Make a left onto Route 9 North. Insectropolis is approximately 2 miles on right, behind Ozane Pest Control. Both facilities are located across the street from Carlton Pools and Hertz Car Rental.
Where: Hewitt, NJ
More Info: There is no charge to tour the grounds, which are open from sunrise to sunset. There is a small charge to enter the museum.
Founded in 1766, Long Pond Ironworks made iron for many purposes and was in continuous operation until 1882. You can still see the ruins of the iron furnaces and other buildings located in the historic town of Hewitt. The Friends of Long Pond Ironworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Ironworks and other associated structures. Click here to learn more about them. According to the official website, "the village and furnaces at Long Pond produced iron for the Continental Army, for the American forces in the War of 1812, and for the Union Army during the Civil War. Long Pond Ironworks is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and has been designated a National Historic Landmark." The museum is open during the weekends between the hours of 1pm and 4pm between April and November. Visitors to the museum can see artifacts and exhibits from the ironworks era. Click here to read a more detailed history of Long Pond Ironworks. The Visitors Center and Museum is located on Greenwood Lake Turnpike (Rt. 511) in West Milford. Click here for a list of directions.
Where: New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum, Teterboro
Cost: Regular entry: $7.00; Children-Seniors: $5.00; Group rates 10 or more*: $6 adults, $4 Seniors and kids (*Includes museum guides)
The New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum was founded in 1972. It's mission is to preserve the state's aviation and space heritage while providing an opportunity for visitors to learn more about the early days of aviation. The museum contains a number of exciting exhibits, such as the X-15 rocket engine and America's first hovercraft. Click here to see a list of exhibits. Visitors must see The Hall of Fame which honors the memories of the men and women who each made a significant contribution to the field of aviation. The cost is $7 per person. The 2012 Entertainment book has a 2 for 1 coupon.
400 Fred Wehran Road
Teterboro NJ 07608