The Newark Museum, New Jersey’s Largest Museum

The Newark Museum is the largest museum in New Jersey located in Newark. There is over 80 art collections that consist of American, Asian, African and Classical art. It is a part of the Victorian Ballantine House which is a Natural Historic Landmark of its own. It features several different exhibitions. These exhibitions are Tibetan Collection Centennial, The Glitter and Gold Jewelry, Leatherworks of Asia, Japanese Art through the 19th to the 21st centuries, The Lenox Legacy, Arts of Contemporary Africa, and Bird Migration in the Garden State. Their art collections consist of African, American, Asian, Classical, Decorative, and the Ballantine House art.

The natural science collection consist of educational activities in zoology, botany and geology. This collection was started in 1922 by Dr. William Disbrow. He brought in more than 74,000 examples of rocks, minerals and pressed plants. The Dynamic Earth has a lot of kid friendly activities. These activities include Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, Mini Zoo, Margaret Chubb Parsons Science Learning Laboratory and its renowned In-School Classroom Science Lab Education Program. The planetarium is a great way to learn about astronomy, space and planetary science. The Newark Museum also has an Explorers Program. This is a program to help students be prepared for college.

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