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Newark Museum

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Address: 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102-3176
Phone Number: +1 973-596-6550
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nutley, New Jersey
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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank KathleenLeo
Maplewood, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank pjedwards777
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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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Thank CountryGirlAgain
Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This museum is like a little sister for the Metropolitan Museum. They have excellent collections and a historic mansion you can visit too. A GREAT gift shop.

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Thank snders2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Convenient to all public transportation . Great exhibits that shine a positive and nostalgic view of Newark. Wonderful traveling exhibits and artists abound . The concerts , movies , lectures , and planetarium and a draw as well. Parking on site as well .

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Thank Ashtquia W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is hands down the best museum in New Jersey and, dare I say, the Mid-Atlantic region. Of course, I choose not to include New York City in this. However, I feel like this museum would appeal to those visiting the Big Apple. Regardless, this museum is cutting edge and always changing things to attract the same groups back. Being... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Newark Museum is an all in one museum with fine art, science, anthropology, planetarium etc. It has a good collection of antiquities, African and Asian artifacts and is renowned for its Tibetan exhibit. It also connects to and includes the Ballantine Mansion kept in its original state and represents the heyday of the city. While it does not rival all... More 

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Ridgewood, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Like any world class museum, it cannot be fully appreciated in one visit, but each time you go there is something wonderful to see. The Newark museum has several temporary exhibits and this visit was no exception. One of these exhibits was especially interesting as it showcased the works and crafts of local people of Newark over the last 150... More 

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

The Newark Museum is one of my favorites in that is relaxing and quiet and doesn't have the crazy crowds of the Manhattan museums. It has a great exhibition on 'Modern Heros' going on right now which is interesting, Jazz in the Park is going on for the next two weeks which you should not miss and the planetarium has... More 

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