There’s no place better for families than Cape May! You’ll find a variety of multi-generational activities designed for kids and parents (or grandparents) to enjoy together. In addition to trolley tours, house tours and nature tours, MAC offers lots of family-perfect activities during the summer season. So, get off the beach for awhile and out of that arcade and do something together!

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2 kids holding painted pumpkins that htye made at the crafts table at a cape may mac festival on the grounds of the physick estate

FESTIVALS AT THE PHYSICK ESTATE

Don’t miss these fun family festivals on the beautiful grounds of the Estate!

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Family fun day at the cape may lighthouse with kids playing games

CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE

Family Fun Days, Lighthouse Storytime, Keepers on Duty and more!

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A young family of four on the children's trolley tour

CHILDREN’S TROLLEY RIDES

Board MAC’s jolly red trolley for a guided tour of Cape May’s Historic District geared specially for 3 to 7 year olds.

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two kids and an adults dressed as pirates for the breakfast of pirates at the emlen physick estate

BREAKFAST WITH THE PIRATES

Ahoy, mateys! Enjoy breakfast with your youngsters  while you listen to a story and pirate music, take part in a craft, plus go on a treasure hunt with our pirates.

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East Coast Parasail
A woman fressed as a fairy wiith two young girls enjoying the Fairy Tale Breakfast at the Emlen PHysick Estate

FAIRY TALE BREAKFAST

Enjoy a sampling of children’s activities including interactive stories, games and face painting while enjoying a breakfast buffet.

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cape may mac tour guide in victorian dress gives tour to school children

PHYSICK ESTATE CHILDREN’S TOUR

What was life like in the Victorian era? Kids can find out on a guided tour of the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum.

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clip of the emlen physick estate scavenger hunt map

PHYSICK ESTATE SCAVENGERS HUNT

Have an adventure the whole family will enjoy at the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate!

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Kids crafts at the world war ii lookout tower

KIDS CRAFTS AT THE WORLD WAR II LOOKOUT TOWER

Bring the whole family for some patriotic, musical, and plain old fun crafts at this historic site.

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Childs hand holding a butterfly

HARBOR SAFARI

What does a butterfly like to eat? How about a crab? How are shells made? Take a Harbor Safari with a marine biologist from the Nature Center of Cape May as your guide and find out.

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treasure map

CAPE MAY FAMILY TREASURE HUNT

Discover the fun of exploring Cape May and uncovering its architectural elements from a kid’s perspective! The Family Treasure Hunt packet includes a clues sheet and map that will take you on a self-guided discovery tour set to your own pace (answer sheet also included). A great family activity for any time of day, it’s available year-round.

Free – Donation Suggested

Pick-up at one of our points of sale.

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Friends of the Lighthouse walking onto Cape May Point Beach to do some beachcombing

BEACHCOMBING AT THE COVE

Explore one of the area’s ever-changing coastal habitats — the beach, ocean, and dunes of Cape May’s “The Cove” beach.

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Cape may whale watcher boat filled with people looking at a whale swimming in the ocean during a around the cape island cruise

AROUND CAPE ISLAND CRUISE

All aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher for a 2-hour narrated sightseeing cruise around the island of Cape May.

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