Rainy days at the Jersey Shore don’t have to be a complete bust when you have kids. There are plenty of places to go that are inexpensive and even free! Here are a few places I have been known to go to just to get out of the house.

  1. Local Library – Libraries are a great place to spend some quality time with the kids. They not only have tons of great books to read, but if you check your local library, you may find they have a calendar of special events going on daily. Most of the time the events are free or a small fee, and the kids really do have a great time. Click here for Monmouth County Library Website. Click here for Ocean County Library.
  2. Planetarium at Ocean County College – It’s such a great educational place where you will learn while having fun. I still enjoy going there with or without the kids. Its very inexpensive. Click here to go to their website.
  3. Monmouth Museum – A place for all ages, with a hands-on area for children under 6 and another wing for kids over 6. Click here to go to their website.

Hopefully this helps with some ideas to keep parental sanity! Have a great summer!