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Imagine the Possibilities
for New Jersey's
Children & Families

Imagine a place where children become makers, inventors, and explorers. At MOMI, kids and caregivers will learn together through interactive exhibits that blend nature, history, and S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math). Through unstructured play and tinkering, children will develop essential 21st-century skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.


MOMI will be a community hub where families can learn, play, and grow together. It will be a modern children’s museum whose core values include: 

  • Play sparks creativity and imagination;

  • Nature stimulates curiosity and teaches empathy and compassion;

  • Every child deserves an opportunity to use his or her imagination to explore, discover, build, create, and play in new and exciting ways;

  • Families are a child’s first teacher and partner in learning;

  • Family learning builds stronger families and communities, and 

  • Children’s museums are an extension of the classroom and vital community resources.

Join us in building a brighter future for New Jersey's children!


New Jersey Deserves a Children's Museum

New Jersey, a state brimming with innovation and diverse communities, is the perfect place to cultivate a world-class children's museum. Hands-on learning is crucial for young minds, yet New Jersey currently lacks a central hub dedicated to this vital concept.

Children's museums, as defined by the Association of Children's Museums (ACM), excel in this field. They offer stimulating exhibits and programs that spark curiosity and inspire learning through play. Research confirms the transformative power of play in a child's development.

Unfortunately, New Jersey falls short compared to other states. There's a dearth of affordable, inclusive, and high-quality interactive learning spaces readily available. Experiential, hands-on environments where families can engage together are scarce.


Shockingly, with over 550 children's museums across the US (per ACM), none call New Jersey home. MOMI aims to bridge this gap and bring the power of playful learning to the Garden State.

MOMI, as New Jersey’s premier children’s museum, would provide much more than a place to play. It would provide:


  • A tourist destination for residents and out-of-state visitors; 

  • An educational laboratory for strengthening early childhood learning and school readiness; 

  • A community resource for social services and economic revitalization; and

  • An advocate for children and families.

MOMI's Museum Must-Haves

Drawing on experience from numerous visits to various museums across the country - including children's museums, botanical gardens, nature centers, art museums, science centers, and more - MOMI has developed key vision elements that will wow visitors of all ages.


This expertise, honed through years of research and exploration, will be used to create a museum unlike any other in New Jersey.

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