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

Join us during a special edition of Family First Saturdays. Enjoy music and dance while exploring everything summer camp has to offer. Camp staff will be onsite to answer all your questions. Registration onsite, scholarships available.

Timeline of Activities 

10am-5pm | MakerSPACE

Appropriate for kids of all ages.
A fun interactive area where kids play, tinker, and create (self-facilitated).

11:30am-12:15pm & 1:30-2:15pm | Dance Show

Appropriate for all ages.
Join Premiere Dance Theatre and explore science in motion. Get ready to dance the afternoon away!

12pm & 2pm | Planetarium Show: Beyond the Sun 

Appropriate for ages 6+. | 25 minutes
Journey with Celeste and Moon through the Universe to discover rogue planets, oceanic worlds, and super-Earths in their search for exoplanets.

12-12:45pm | Creative Play: Shape Debate 

Appropriate for ages 3-5.
Are all shapes created equal? Find out as you build with marshmallows! What shapes help build the biggest structures?

1pm & 3pm | Planetarium Show: Extreme Planets

Appropriate for ages 10+. | 32 minutes
For centuries, humanity has wondered whether we are alone in the Universe. This show explores what makes a planet “Earth-like” and tours several worlds that just might fit the conditions we’re looking for.

1-4pm | Family Drop-In: Chromatography Flowers

Appropriate for ages 5+.
April showers bring May flowers! Make your own using the science of chromatography.

1-4pm | Science Drop-In: Virology

Appropriate for ages 5+.
Make a model of a virus or bacteria to discover why we wash our hands with soap and water.


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

Familiarize yourself with our visiting guidelines before you arrive at the Museum.