The Newark Museum

49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ 07102-3176- Map It
(973) 596-6550

AAA Editor Notes

The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington St. (at Central Ave.). The museum's 80 galleries exhibit collections of art representing ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome as well as Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas. The Asian wing features an extensive collection of Tibetan art, including a Buddhist altar that the 14th Dalai Lama consecrated in 1990. American art includes Colonial-era pieces as well as contemporary works, including paintings by Mary Cassatt, Thomas Cole, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Joseph Stella and Henry Ossawa Tanner. Rocks, minerals, fossils, insects and shells are among the extensive collections in the museum's Natural Science Collection. The complex also includes the Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium and a memorial garden. Food is available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.
$12 (includes Ballantine House); $7 (ages 62+, children, college students with ID and veterans and their families); free (ages 0-2 and Newark residents). Planetarium additional $5; $3 (ages 62+, children under 12 and college students with ID).
Hours: Wed.-Sun. noon-5. Closed Jan. 1, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas.