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.