Enjoy a day of fun activities for the whole family at The Newark Museum of Art.

Timeline of Activities 

11:30am & 1:30pm | Celebrate Black History Month with a performance by NJTAP

New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble’s mission is to preserve and promote the American art form of rhythm tap dancing. NJTAP is a nonprofit professional tap dance company founded by Deborah Mitchell.

12pm & 2pm | Planetarium Show: Lucia, The Secret of Shooting Stars

Appropriate for ages 5-12. 
Travel to the Moon, the asteroid belt, and a comet nucleus with Vladimir, James, and Lucia as they search for answers to the mystery of the “stones of light”.

12-12:45pm | Creative Play: Musical Vibrations

Appropriate for ages 3-5.
Location: Engelhard Court

Explore sound and vibrations as you make your own harmonica!

1pm & 3pm | Planetarium Show: Seven Wonders

Appropriate for ages 12+.
Explore seven of the ancient wonders of the world as they appeared thousands of years ago and embark on a voyage beyond Earth to explore wonders of our Universe.

1-4pm | Science Drop-In: Vibrobots!

Appropriate for ages 5-12 and families.
Location: Engelhard Court

Build a fun, little robot from household supplies that are powered by vibrating motors. Will your robot skitter? Spin in circles? The choice is up to you!

1-4pm | Family Drop-In: Harlem Renaissance

Appropriate for ages 5-12 and families.
Location: Engelhard Court

This Black History Month we honor the Harlem Renaissance and its creative energy. Try your hand at relief prints celebrating artists from that time.


Don’t leave the Museum without seeing our new family-friendly exhibition Animal Kingdom!