5 Favorite Things in and around Madison, NJ: July 6th - 12th

So much to do this week whether you're making it an extended long weekend around the 4th, or just wanting to spend some time with the kiddos having fun!


Jack Horner's Dino Dig Re-Opening

Liberty Science Center

Through July 8th

Sat Jun 30, 2018 - Sun Jul 8, 2018 - see all dates

Pint size paleontologists and their parents can visit the Liberty Science Center's special summer exhibit, Dino Dig. Through early September, the museum transforms its backyard into a dig site where kids can experience a paleontological expedition, working alongside the science center'’s Dino Dig Guide Team. The opening week includes dino races, pin the tail on the dinosaur and more.

Kids can sift through 35 tons of sand to uncover more than 60 fossils from T. Rex, Triceratops, Maiasaura and other species plus a dinosaur egg nest. The exhibit is designed to evoke the fossil-rich Hell Creek Formation in Montana.

This popular exhibit returns to the museum by popular request and is included, free of charge, with any Liberty Science Center admission ticket.




Ice Cream Day Excursion Train Ride

Whippany Rail Museum

Sunday, July 8 - various times throughout the day

All aboard a 45 minute round trip ride from the Whippany Railway Museum, followed by a scoop of ice cream in honor of National Ice Cream Month.

Rides depart at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. 




A Year With Frog & Toad

July 6th - 15th, Various Times

Summit Playhouse

Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, and a Broadway hit with three Tony Award nominations, this whimsical musical follows two great friends -- the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad -- and their forest friends through four fun-filled seasons. A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures, and celebrates the differences that make everyone unique and special.



Garden State Comic Fest

Saturday, July 6th- 9 am - 6 pm & Sunday, July 7th - 9 am - 5 pm

Mennen Arena

New Jersey’s highest rated comic convention featuring comic books, artists, toys, collectibles, cosplay, and more.

Cost: $25 1-day admission, $40 2-day admission.




Camp Sphero @ Madison Public Library

Thursday, July 12th - 4 pm

Join us for Camp Sphero! Each week, we will focus on a different project or activity with our Sphero robots. 
July 12th is our Obstacle Course! Design an obstacle course for your Spheros and then race to the finish line!  
Please register for each Camp Sphero program separately.
If possible, please bring your own device. Sphero requires a free app (Sphero EDU) and a bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet to work. The library has a very limited quantity of devices we can share if you do not have access to a device, however, these will need to be shared with other children.  Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Ages 6 and up (including teens!)