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“former balentine house. great museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Newark Museum

Newark Museum
49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102-3176 (Newark Central Business District)
973 596 6550
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Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The Newark Museum, New Jersey's largest museum, invites you to enjoy unforgettable experiences in the arts and natural sciences. Take an inspirational journey through 80 galleries of world-class collections, travel to the stars in our popular Planetarium, and stroll through our beautiful sculpture garden.
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“former balentine house. great museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is a worthy museum. Because it's near NYC it does not get the respect it deserves. Great fixed exhibits. Always e bring in special exhibits. Also building was ownedf by famous brewer and is exceptional

Visited March 2014
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Staten Island, New York
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“Norman Rockwell exhibit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Do not miss this great exhibit! A rare opportunity to see and feel the work of this great American Illustrator. While many may be familiar with him, seeing his original paintings is a real delight! Many will stir your emotions as they touch the core of our very lives. All 383 covers of The Saturday Evening Post are on display...but the real enjoyment is in his paintings which cover decades of our lives. Go before it ends in May 2014.

Visited March 2014
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Newark, New Jersey
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“Wonderful city resource!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This museum is good for the whole family - my kids love the generation fit and dynamic earth exhibits. Our last visit was this past weekend, and we took my mother to see the Norman Rockwell special exhibit. She loved it! Their regular exhibits are well kept and interesting. We are members and send our older children to camp here, if you are local this is an excellent opportunity for an affordable mix of art/science camp. From a local - two thumbs up! Go visit if you can.

Visited March 2014
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Newark, New Jersey
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“It is better than you think and offers more than you can imagine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

It does not matter what what exhibit you came to see, you will find even more to love. As largest museum in New Jersey, the Newark Museum does the state and its city proud. At over 100 years old, the exhibits are in constant flux and Planetarium is just icing on a beautiful cake. The atrium, the garden, the floors are all Hollywood ready. The Ballantine House clearly a Victorian Landmark is always a pleasure to walk through as it takes you back in time. African Art, classic American Art, contemporary Art of the Americas, Asian Art and Science Exhibits offer a full day of fun.

You simply will not be disappointed.

Visited August 2013
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“Neat urban museum with a piece of history attached!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The Newark Museum is a delightful place situated in the downtown area. Exhibits change throughout the year so there is always a fresh look. The bonus is the Ballentine House situated next to the Museum. It is restored to its original beauty and a MUST see when you visit(especially at Christmastime).

Visited February 2013
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