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Amusement Parks
Six Flags Great Adventure
This Jackson Township theme park incorporates thrill rides, a Looney Tunes kids area, performance and stunt shows and seasonal concerts all into one area.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Get set to get wet! This brand new 45-acre water park next to Great Adventure and Wild Safari plans to open with 25 different rides and attractions.

Six Flags Wild Safari
Alongside Great Adventure is an incredible drive-through trip through the "native" habitats of many wild and exotic birds and animals, including the ever-popular baboons!

Phone (732) 928-2000

Blackbeard’s Cave
Whether you are 3 or 93, the goal is to put a smile on your face and keep you young at heart. Blackbeard’s Cave does this with activities that are both fun and challenging, like a 20-hole par 59 Miniature Golf Course. Zip around the Formula 1 Go-Kart track with its bridges and tunnels. Dodge around the explosions and through the caves at the Bumper Boats. If baseball is your game, step up to the plate at their Batting Cages. Now you’re off to the Driving Range and one of the 40 tees.

They also offer to bring you back to the days of Robin Hood at the Archery Range. The fun continues with other activities like the battle of Water Wars, the Jousting and Gangster Alley. Visit the Arcade where there are tons of games to enjoy!

Phone (732) 286-4414

Liberty Science Center
LSC's daily interactive programs are designed to complement traveling exhibits, Camp-Ins, birthday parties, special events, and the themes of Invention, Health and Environment. Programs extend the learning experience, inspiring further exploration and study. The Liberty Science Center is geared toward children from pre-school through High School age group.

Phone (201) 200-1000

The New Jersey State Aquarium
Get touchy feely with crabs, sea stars and sea urchins in the touch tank. Visitors can see such animals as the keel-billed toucan with its beautiful rainbow striped beak in the new South American bird aviary, breathtaking cylindrical coral reef tanks in the new coral reef room and a favorite amongst visitors young and old, the Coypu. Coypu are furry little animals about three feet long with enormous bright orange teeth.
Spend the day with the sharks at the New Jersey State Aquarium, and go home and check them out after hours by going online at www.SharkCam.com. Now, Internet users all over the world can bring up real-time, live images from the Aquarium's 760,000-gallon Open Ocean tank in the country. Marine-life enthusiasts can enjoy front-row seats as they observe more than two-dozen Sandbar and Sand Tiger sharks, giant stingrays, sea turtles and over 1,400 other aquatic animals swimming right across the screen.

The Aquarium is located on the Delaware River waterfront, just minutes away from Philadelphia's historic district and Penn's landing, reachable by ferry, car, or public transportation.

Phone (856) 365-3300
Reservations Number (800) 616-JAWS

Movie Theatres
In US, new movies are released on Friday. You will find as many as 8 to 16 theaters in one square/plaza. The playing movies and showtimes are displayed at the ticket counter. Buy your tickets and enjoy the show! Ifdecide not to watch the movie, you could return the tickets, but before the show time. Get help from the ticket counter or from one of the theater attendant. In some theatres the ticket price is little less for movie show times before 6 PM.

Commerce Ctr Stadium 18 http://www.regalcinemas.com 732-940-0300 2399 Route 1 South, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Hadley Stadium 16   908-668-4449 1000 Corporate Ct., South Plainfield, NJ 07080-2425
Menlo Park 12 http://www.loewscineplex.com Showtimes: 732-321-1412 or Guest Services: 732-321-2275 390 Menlo Park, Edison, NJ 08837
New Brunswick 18   Showtimes: 732-846-9200 or Guest Services: 732-846-2275 17 Route 1
New Brunswick, NJ 08902

You can also go to the web site http://www.moviefone.com/ or www.fandango.com and get information on show times, theatre locations (all over US) and even purchase tickets online.

Movie Rentals
Watching movies with family and friends at home is a lot of fun!! Video rental is the only source to watch old and released movies. There are many local video rental stores but the most popular chain store is BlockBuster.

To be able to rent from a store, you will need to become a member of that store. Go to the store and ask them for membership form. You will need a photo id and some stores require a credit card also. Once you submit yapplication you will be given a temporary card to start renting and later you will be sent actual cards in the mail.

These stores provide videocassettes, gaming CD’s, laser discs and DVD formats. There will be a fine levied in case you do not return the movie by the due date.

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