Kids on Rainy Days


Ideas for Kids that are weather-proof.

  • Morris Museum –  Mineral collection, dinosaur den. Counts as learning.
  • The Game Vault near the Morristown Green. Pinball and retro arcade games.
  • Kan Man Grocery on Rt. 10 – Asian supermarket with steam tables of takeout entrees, large tanks of swimming fish, hanging ducks, seaweed snacks, etc.
  • Laser tag at The Funplex on Rt 10 East Hanover – near Costco, behind Bed Bath and Beyond.
  • Ice skating. Note that those who don’t want to skate can play video games, pop-a-shot, dance-dance-fever, etc.  Sometimes there’s hockey practice to watch in one of the rinks.  Friday nights feature Disk Jockey Earl.
  • Bowling – either the one in Chatham or the one on near Costco but on the other side of Rt 10.
  • Dining in the Pullman Train Car section of Rod’s. This takes advanced planning.  However, in the main dining room, you may not even need a reservation on a week night. You can experience the Gilded Age, peak at the rail cars and the magnum wine bottles on display.

To add a Science/Business Component to the day:

  • Longo Planetarium at the County College of Morris
  • BASF in Florham Park has a wonderful little “science museum” to explain the chemistry behind its consumer-facing products. It is interactive, free and open to the public.
  • Nokia has a small, free Bell Labs inventions display.

For an edgier experience – tour Morristown’s correctional facility

  • The facility is modern and they have an excellent track record of avoiding violence.
  • Usually one of the eight detention pods is empty, allowing tour groups to spend time in cells and wander around.
  • Weekdays only.


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