The unofficial start of the summer season is already here! It already feels like summer in South Jersey, even though the calendar will tell you otherwise. Soon the kids will be done with school for the year.

Here's a list of 5 free things to do, according to VisitNJ.org. This money-free list will come in handy on those slow, lazy and rainy days of the summer of 2018, especially if you have kids in the house!

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    Cape May County Park and Zoo

    Located:  707 Route 9 N., Cape May Court House, NJ

    Summer Hours: 10 AM-4:30 PM

    Discover over 85 acres of country gardens and over 550 animals at this gem! Kids will have an opportunity to be part of Loco-Motion which will feature animals in motion this summer at the Cape May Zoo! Registration is open for Zoo Camp '18.

    This fascinating establishment was actually an annual destination for my family. My boys could stay at the zoo all day long!

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    Heritage Glass Museum - Glassboro

    Location: 25 E. High St., Glassboro, NJ

    Summer Hours:  Wednesday 12-3 -Saturday 11-2 PM.

    Discover over 200 years of South Jersey glass, including antique glass worker tools and hand-blown glass. Check out the new Blenko Glass display. The museum is located in a  mansion originally built in 1847.

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    Princeton University Art Museum

    Located: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

    Summer Hours: Sat 10-5 PM  Sunday 12-5 PM  Tuesday Wednesday- Friday 10-to 5 PM

    This one is definitely for art lovers! Located on the campus of Princeton University. Check out over 92,000 works of art, showcased in many styles including American, Asian, African and European. You can also discover one of the country's most intriguing collections of 20th and 21st century art. Check out the Summer Film Series or the free Yoga on the Lawn classes.

    New exhibits for 2018: Literature and Printmaking and Painting Place in Japan.

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  • 4

    Howell Living History Farm

    Located: 70 Wooden's Lane, Lambertville, NJ

    Summer Hours:

    Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM to 4PM

    Sunday: Noon to 4 PM

    You can turn the clock back to the early 1900s with this horse-powered farm in Lambertville.

    Super activities for the kids including summer camp, corn maze trips and hayrides require an additional cost.

    Kids can also sign up to become a farmhand and see what's it's like to feed and water the animals!

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    Free Movies on the Beach

    Get your blankets and beach chairs ready for FREE movies for kids and adults this summer including Brigantine and Avalon!

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