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Newark Museum

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Neighborhood: Newark Central Business District
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Address: 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102-3176
Phone Number: 973 596 6550
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The Newark Museum, New Jersey's largest museum, invites you to enjoy...

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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Very interactive!

I took my niece and nephew here (age 5 and 7). They loved the museum, planetarium, firehouse and hour long kids tour and craft session! Kids favorite part: Fire safely at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Cindymarie D
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my niece and nephew here (age 5 and 7). They loved the museum, planetarium, firehouse and hour long kids tour and craft session! Kids favorite part: Fire safely at the firehouse! They were able to play in a firetruck and practice how to escape a fire in a very realistic 'apartment'. They learned a lot and had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there my professor and classmate. It was amazing, they have a lot things from ancient times in history. I remember seeing ancient times glass maker, stuff from China, India, Africa Egypt, America and many more. It was my history class but it was amazing that my professor take us there plus it was free for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend coming here. It's great by yourself, on a date, or with family/children. It is the perfect place to spend a day looking at all sorts of art and learning a little history about what Newark used to be like (when you visit the attached Ballantine House). I came her with my fiance to check out the... More 

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1 Thank Julie R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a find. We went there to see their Korean collection and were not disappointed. More extant than the Met. And what a surprise to be able to visit the 1800's house restored to its Victorian style.

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1 Thank Gary M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is an excellent museum full of great art and local history. It is the perfect place to spend some time as it is not overwhelming like the big New York City museums. The gift shop is quite nice too.

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1 Thank Karen S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

As a former resident of Newark I wanted to share the experience I grew to know with my 8 yr old son. The Ballentine house is still very much in tack and still being shown. The inside of the museum is very well kept. Parking is available. But the best part of the museum is still my favorite - the... More 

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2 Thank Cindy G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A wonderful multi-purpose museum facility that serves Newark residents and visitors alike. It's the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History rolled into a family-friendly, welcoming, community-minded complex. Unlike these two Manhattan tourist stalwarts, the Newark Museum is manageable and not completely overwhelming. Plus, it has the friendliest museum staff I have ever encountered in the metropolitan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Always enjoy visiting for exhibits and summer concert series. The local staff shows it's passion for the museum with their care and interest for the visitors.

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1 Thank RIVI49
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Great place to take the kids, used to take my daughter there when she was small and it was always great fun. Had the pleasure to return recently with my little nephew who loved the planetarium and seeing all the animals on the upper wing. A very peaceful and beautiful place, a great place to spend couple of hours away... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

THIS IS A GREAT MUSEUM great eastern art a must see when in the area downtown Newark is safe and pedestrian friendly a lot busier that most other cities downtowns and safer

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