Museums near Turnersville NJ

Museums can be fun, educational, and even interactive. South Jersey and the Delaware Valley have lots of great history and culture to explore. When you're looking to do it at a place that's fun for all ages, visit one of these museums near Turnersville, NJ.

American Swedish Historical Museum

Take a trip to South Philly and you can spend an afternoon in Scandinavia at the American Swedish Historical Museum.

This majestic building on the edge of FDR Park features 20,000 square feet of art, inventions, artifacts, and history. There are 12 galleries to showcase their permanent and rotating exhibits.

Originally opened in 1926, it's the oldest Swedish heritage museum in the country. In that time, it has built up a large collection and become a popular space for events.

They host events throughout the year, including cooking workshops and educational programs. You can even reserve their beautiful space for your wedding or private event.

Follow the American Swedish Historical Museum on Facebook to get news on their exhibits, events, and classes.

Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial

Have you ever wanted to set foot on a living piece of American history? Well now you can on the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial.

The USS New Jersey is America's most decorated battleship and served the navy for over 40 years. Today, it sits on the Camden waterfront and offers tours that explore its history and what life was like on board.

Once you're on board, head up to the bridge to grab a seat in Admiral Halsey's old command chair. You can also walk the deck and get inside the old 16-inch gun turret.

You can even see where the sailors slept and climb into their old bunks to see how you'd fit. The sailors' quarters make a great place for overnight parties, too. It's a popular spot for birthday parties and scout troops.

To learn more about this piece of state and military history, follow the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial on Facebook.

Garden State Discovery Museum

Looking for a place to take your kids where they'll have fun and learn? At the Garden State Discovery Museum, there's all sorts of fun with over 20 exhibits to explore.

Every child from toddlers to 10-year-olds will find something they love at this fun-filled museum. There are arts and crafts, science, nature exhibits, and more.

You can even book your kid's birthday party there. They have great themes to choose from including construction, pirates, fun with pottery, and dinosaurs. To give you lots of options, there are overnight parties, too, or if you have over 100 people, you can rent out the entire museum!

If you can't get your party or classroom to the museum, that's okay. They can come to you! There are educational outreach programs such as workshops, live theatre, and animal shows.

For news on events, exhibits, and parties, follow the Garden State Discovery Museum on Facebook.

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Visit one of these great museums near Turnersville, NJ, to learn more about some of the history, culture, and activities that South Jersey and the Philadelphia area have to offer.

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