Newark Museum

Newark, NJ

Where are we going?

Newark Museum
49 Washington St
NJ 07102


What is there to do?

The Newark Museum has a number of fascinating exhibits that allow you to explore the wonders of the world, whether it be historic, cultural, scientific or artistic. 

There are not only permanent exhibits, but also changing exhibits to ensure every visit is just as exciting!

You can uncover nature's secrets and learn why earthquakes shake, or why volcanos blow up, and you can immerse yourself in the art work of Native American artists, with rarely exhibited objects filling the collection.

Marvel at natural miracles or human invention, or just admire some of the the ways humans decorate themselves through jewelry - even as far back as prehistoric times! 

The Newark Museum features a collection of Arts of Asia that dates back to 1909, with over 600 Asian works, or explore the world of renewable energy, and the advanced technologies that can utilize this idea - and demystify the science behind the idea of generating electricity!

There are over 83,000 objects within the museum that explore the sciences, from skeletons, minerals, and interactive exhibits for kids to learn in a hands-on environment.

Venture outside for some more learning at the Newark Museum, with the historic 1794 Old Stone School House (the oldest standing school building in the city!) where this one-room school hosted generations of students from the late 1700s to early 20th century!

From Africa, to the Mediterranean, to nature and the arts, Newark Museum is a wealth of exploration of the world and its history to uncover, so better get started - there's a LOT to take in!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $15 (+ $6 for Planetarium)

Children: $8 (+ $4 for Planetarium)

Discount: $8 for seniors, students with ID & teachers, also veterans & families with ID (Free for active duty military, Newark Residents and members)

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

Barrier-free entrance and restrooms available, also the Newark Museum campus, including its collections, facilities, and other resources, is accessible to accommodate the broadest audience possible, including individuals with disabilities, physical impairments and special needs.


When can we go?

12pm - 5pm Wednesday to Sunday

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays (except for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day) New Year's Day, July 4, Thanksgiving Day and December 25.


Any top tips?

Join a FREE tour at 1:30pm on Fridays to Sundays, where you can experience the highlights of the museum with a tour guide! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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