What do you do at the shore on a rainy day? There are plenty of museums you can visit to learn more about the shore and more. From historical museums to art museums the Jersey shore has you covered. Below is a list of some of the Best Museums at the Jersey Shore to check out when you visit.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not – Atlantic City, New Jersey
If you want to see a museum of unusual things this is the place to go. This museum is filled with oddities from across the globe. They have authentic shrunken heads and the world’s smallest car to name a few. The museum is 12,000 square feet of fun. With 14 themed galleries and 400 exhibits and artifacts.
Lucy the Elephant – Margate, New Jersey
Nothing like a giant elephant on the beach to create a little buzz. Lucy has been a resident at the shore since 1881. Over the years she has served many functions from hotel to a bar. Now the 65 foot elephant is a museum. A quick trip to Lucy and you will learn all about her history and you also learn some New Jersey shore history. If nothing else you have got to go climb inside of her and take the tour. Get a snap shot standing next to her.
Noyes Museum of Art – Galloway Township, New Jersey
If you like art than this is the place to go while visiting the Jersey shore. The museum is filled with local art and has many exhibits that are unique to this area. The museum is open daily and it is well worth the trip.
Ocean City Historical Museum – Ocean City, New Jersey
If you want to learn some of the history of the shore this museum has you covered. It shows the history of the boardwalk. It also covers local history of the town and surrounding area. The museum if open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Atlantic City Historical Museum – Atlantic City, New Jersey
If you love Atlantic City you will love this museum. When you visit this museum you learn all about the history of this resort city. From Miss America to the days of gambling. This free museum is the perfect way to take in a little culture and spend some time on a rainy day.
Somers Point Historical Society – Somers Point, New Jersey
For a small museum this place has a lot of local history. They have more than 4,000 vintage photos from the Somers Point area. The museum also has artifacts dating back 100s of years.
NASW Aviation Museum – Cape May, New Jersey
The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is a non-profit museum located inside historic hanger #1 of the Cape May Airport. The museum is home to a number of aircrafts, engines, special exhibits ad educational interactive displays. Visitors are invited to explore aviation and New Jersey through “hands-on” fun and educational activities for the whole family. The museum is open Mon through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.