General admission for the Genius Gems experience costs
$15 + tax per person, including adults (children under 2 are free with an older sibling).
Grandparent tickets are $7.50 plus tax (all day, including weekends). Valid in-store only.
***September Weekday Special***
Beginning September 5th, the first adult ticket is waived between 9 am - 2 pm on weekdays only. Additional adults are regular price. Not valid on weekends or on September 30.
General Admission Hours
9 am - 6 pm, 7 days a week
Purchase a monthly membership -- giving you unlimited access to Genius Gems for general admission/open play, including on weekends!
Basic membership includes one adult and up to two children, and is $109 + tax per 30 days. Valid only for general admission/open play. Additional terms and restrictions apply.
Each additional person is $39 + tax per 30 days.
Send a gift instantly in any amount you choose. We also have standard gift cards available in our store for purchase. Just ask one of our staff members for assistance.
WHAT TO EXPECT
WHAT DOES A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET INCLUDE?
Access to everything in our main space, including our collection of over 30,000 magnetic tiles, our magnetic light wall, and a table featuring Ozobot line-following robots.
Optional use of several automatic photography stations throughout our space, where you can take high quality, beautifully lit pictures of your creations, and the photos will be automatically e-mailed to you!
We offer hundreds of laminated 2D and 3D magnetic tile designs to choose from that allow you to build incredible magnetic tile projects quickly, or you can design anything you can imagine, from towers to ping pong ball marble shoots!
We award our tokens for completing our design challenges, which can be exchanged for prizes in our gift shop. Adults receive tokens for building, too - we encourage it!
All activities are facilitated by our talented and friendly staff in a clean, bright, museum-like setting.
We offer cafe seating (both indoors and outdoors), a gift shop featuring magnetic tiles and robots for sale, freshly-brewed espresso drinks, fresh cheese pizza, and healthy grab and go options for sale. Many food items we sell are vegan and/or gluten free and/or Kosher.
As an optional extra, customers can make their own slime in our new Slime Bar, where you choose your glitter, choose your color, and choose an additional ingredient - and leave the mess to us! Cost is $5 for one slime container, $8 for 2 containers, and $4 for each additional slime.
Free on-site parking.
ARE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED? ARE WALK-INS ALLOWED?
You may purchase tickets either online or in person at our location.
HOW LONG IS EACH VISIT?
We suggest a 2-hour visit, but you are generally free to stay for longer if you choose. Please note that on particularly busy days (e.g., on rainy weekend days or holidays when schools are closed), we ask that you strictly observe our 2 hour time frame. This ensure that all guests have an opportunity to enjoy the Genius Gems experience in a meaningful way. Thank you for your cooperation!
WHAT AGE IS THIS FOR?
Our main space is primarily for ages 3-12, but in reality everyone from teens to adults finds something they love doing at Genius Gems. We have even hosted parties for adults at night, where the parents didn't want to leave! For the youngest ones, ages 2-5, we offer weekday classes taught by an experienced educator, as well as a new daily drop-in program called Elements, which features a different set of sensory experiences each month. For ages 10 and up, we offer more complex design challenges, from Tower Defense to Marble Runs, and they can also explore our large collection of Cubelets, Ozobots and other hands-on robotics. We also offer a very popular monthly date night drop off event and evening events for older children. See our upcoming events page for more details.
CAN I DROP MY CHILD OFF?
During general admission/open play, a parent/guardian is required to remain present at all times, and is responsible for his or her child at all times. Note: we do not permit caregivers to use headphones or ear plugs, as caregivers are expected to be directly supervising their children at all times. Drop off is only permitted when a child is enrolled in a class, camp, and certain special events such as Date Nights. Again, we are not a day care, and parents/guardians should never leave a child unattended at Genius Gems for general admission play.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE OFF MY SHOES TO PLAY?
Yes, all guests must remove their shoes upon entering Genius Gems, so don’t forget a pair of socks! We have a coat closet where you may leave your shoes. We also offer socks for sale ($2 per pair) at our concession area.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
Please check our social media (@geniusgemsllc) and special events page for special and limited time offers. Note we do not charge for chaperones participating in field trips. See above for special promotions or follow us on social media.
WHAT DO ADULTS DO AT GENIUS GEMS?
Many parents and caregivers enjoy getting hands-on and participating in everything we offer, from magnetic tile building to playing with robots. We find the more involved the caregivers get, the more they love the Genius Gems experience. Others prefer to take a more hands-off approach. Both are acceptable, though remember that parents and caregivers must always be directly supervising their children while at Genius Gems, so we encourage you to join in - you may just love it!
We've built a lounge (with free WiFi) overlooking our main play space.
Our cafe sells freshly brewed coffee drinks, fresh pizza, and grab & go healthy snacks.
We also welcome you to bring your own food from home, if that will enhance your experience. See our allergy policy here.
IS THERE PARKING AT GENIUS GEMS?
Yes, there is ample free parking on-site, even on weekends, so you never have to stress about feeding the meter or finding a space. We are also conveniently located within walking distance of the Millburn train station.
I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS!
WHAT IS YOUR ALLERGY POLICY?
Please see our Allergy Policy.