It’s summer! The time has come (if you’re not working a full time seasonal job) for you to recuperate and get refreshed for the next school year. It’s also time for some uninterrupted family fun. Finding great family destinations is not a challenge when you live on the east coast, but uncovering teacher discounts can take some work. But don’t sweat it: we at the Plymouth Rock Teachers’ Lounge are always on the lookout for teacher deals. Read on to see our list of the top 7 family fun destinations for teachers in NJ and PA this summer.
Six Flags in Lake George, NY has a great deal for teachers. August 20-26th only, educators receive free admission to the park. All you need to do is to present your valid teacher ID to take advantage of this offer. Six Flags is more than just roller coasters and thrill rides. They also have live entertainment, including a dance party for kids, as well as a full water park.
Crayola Experience in Easton, PA offers educators an amazing deal each and every year. Teachers get a free yearly pass and their families get 20% off. This is truly a unique experience like no other.
- Colossal Caddy – gigantic caddy filled with thousands of crayons
- Crayon Factory Show – where you can watch them make crayons
- Create and Play – a brand new app inside the attraction
- Activity Studio – where you can make colorful crafts
- Be a Star – fun photo booth picture you can color
- Character Meet & Greet – meet the awesome crayons live and in person
- Color Magic – watch your art come to life with an interactive computer program
- Melt and Mold – where you create your own crayon shapes
- Silly Selfies – do a fun selfie and project it on the wall
- Water Works – maneuver a boat through an 85 foot water table
- And many more…
The Philadelphia Zoo is a wonderful family fun destination. Located near the historic district of Philadelphia, you could spend all day walking around this expansive zoo with a 42 acre garden. Educators can receive a free one day pass for the zoo, to be used once between September 1 and June 15th. Simply visit the link above to redeem this offer.
The zoo is home to 1,300 animals, many of which are endangered. Some of the animals at the zoo include:
- Spider monkeys
- Western lowland gorillas
- Naked mole rats
The Speed Raceway is giving back to teachers with an exclusive Plymouth Rock Teachers’ Lounge discount. Located in Cinnaminson, NJ – educators can receive a free race with the purchase of one. This BYGO free deal is an ongoing discount you can take advantage of all year long. Simply present your teacher ID at the time of purchase to receive a free race. This is a $20 value.
Paint a Treasure is a fun activity to do in the summer. Located in Haddon Heights & Hamilton, NJ, educators receive a 10% discount off their entire purchase. Take your family on an artistic outing to paint pottery, canvas, wood wall quotes, or wine glasses.
Paint a Treasure also has:
- Sip and paint (walk-in or call ahead)
- Paint and take pottery
- Canvas painting with templates (it’s like paint by number, everyone can pick the painting they want to create)
- Wine glass painting
- Wood wall quotes
- Adult parties
- Kid parties
- Walk Ins can choose what they want to make – pottery, canvas, wood wall quotes & wine glasses
Liberty Science Center in Jersey City offers special rates for teachers. You must visit the box office in person to receive the discount, and it varies based on the activities selected. Liberty Science Center (LSC) is a great place to visit over the summer, or during the year as a hands-on field trip.
Providing many different options for teachers, as well as free access for preview day events, you can plan to incorporate their activities and lessons into your classroom this coming year.
Visit: https://lsc.org/education to learn more about the teacher-focused ideas, including how you can bring LSC into your classroom.
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, NJ is a wonderful place to take the family for the day. Walk around the boardwalk, visit the aquarium, sit on the beach, or enjoy the rides and arcade. The best time for teachers to attend is during the fourth annual Teacher Week at the Beach, July 31 – August 2. Plymouth Rock’s Teachers’ Insurance Plan offers educators and one of their guests a free beach pass and the choice of a mini golf or aquarium pass. Be sure to pre-register here to get in on the fun while supplies last.
Though there is no year round special discount for teachers, Jenkinson’s does have free movies on the beach on Fridays in the summer and fireworks shows throughout the summer. As an added bonus, grandparents can ride free with purchase of ride tickets for their grandkids.
Take the time to really enjoy yourself this summer and unwind after a long school year—you deserve it! For more family fun options with discounts for teachers, visit our Deals and Discounts page and subscribe to our newsletter.