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Newark Museum

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Address: 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102-3176
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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NJ's hidden gem

Wonderful museum with great membership packages for families, it hosts an impressive permanent collection of fine art and ceramics (as diverse as American art, decorative arts... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New Jersey
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful museum with great membership packages for families, it hosts an impressive permanent collection of fine art and ceramics (as diverse as American art, decorative arts, contemporary art and art from around the globe) as well as top-drawer traveling exhibits. It also house three things that our kids have loved growing up: * The Dreyfuss Planetarium * The Ballantine House... More 

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North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Went here to kill a couple of hours before flight back to U.K. Was pleasantly surprised. The old house was decorated for Christmas it was so realistic. It seemed a bit pricey to enter but enjoyed the visit

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Thank Beverley G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

It was a great pleasure to spend several hours yesterday at the Newark Museum. The staff was very helpful and friendly and there were more than enough exhibits and art work to enjoy. The Tibetan and Asian rooms were particularly enchanting. The Victorian rooms of the Ballentine mansion were quite interesting. The gift shop was spectacular. We decided to go... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

I have not been to this museum in well over 20 years and if nothing else in those years this museum is better then ever. There is the Ballentine House this was the Mansion of the celebrated Newark beer-brewing family, the house is outfitted in the style of the 1800's and wonderful to visit. There is also the Newark Firehouse... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Been there a couple of times, once for a Tibet exhibit and the other for dinosaurs and NY Saturday Post exhibit. Admission is reasonable. Conveniently located to major highways. The museum is attached to the Ballantine Mansion (beer baron) which is good to see. Exhibits rotate so check the website for the latest information. It is a great family trip... More 

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

We discover new things Everytime we visit. The Newark Museum is a world class museum. It's a great time. If you have children visit Dynamic Earth on the 3rd floor. The Ballentine House is a trip back to the past.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Newark museum has programs for everyone. The art work is not to be believed and travel a little further up the elevator to the other floors i.e. The forth floor with Asian art took me 4 hours to look through. They even have a Full Buddhist Temple! I was truly in awe. I have been a member for years and... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

No matter how many times I visit, there's always something worth seeing. Exhibits, performances are always educational! I especially love the Ballantine House...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Time flew while I was in there. So many things to see. I tried the planetarium and it was fun too...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

There are three floors of things to see - both a museum and an art education experience. The museum goes on and on, from 8 rooms replicated from a Victorian home to a Buddhist Altar room and everything in between.

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