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 This money-free list will come in handy on those slow, lazy and rainy days of of summer, 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!

    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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    New Jersey Naval Musuem

    Located: 78 River Street, Hackensack, NJ

    Summer Hours: 10 AM to 4pm

    Attention all history buffs! This free museum is filled with war memorabilia, fascinating photos, German Seehund, and American submarines from World War II.

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    Heritage Glass Museum - Glassboro

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

    Summer Hours: Saturday 11-2 and 4th Sunday 1-4 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:  10 AM 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.

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    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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