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

Timeline of Activities 

10am-5pm | MakerSPACE

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

11-11:45am & 1-1:45pm | Magic Show with Silly Billy

Join us for a magic show with Silly Billy, an award-winning magician who has been making kids laugh with his funny magic show for more than 20 years. He has appeared at the White House, Lincoln Center and was profiled in the New Yorker magazine.

11:30am-1:30pm & 2:30-4:30pm | Science Drop-In: Fossil Dig

(Great for families with kids ages 5-10)
Join us in for a fossil dig!

12pm & 2pm | Planetarium Show: Legends of the Night Sky: Orion 

(Great for families with kids 6+)
Explore the myths and legends of one of the most visible constellations in our winter night sky – Orion, the Hunter. Greek mythology will never be the same once you’ve seen this fun-filled, animated production.

12-12:45pm | Creative Play: Flower Dissection

(Great for families with kids ages 3-5)
Explore parts of a flower through dissection and recreate your own flower. Inspired by the artworks on view. Allergy warning: we are using real flowers that may still have pollen.

1-4pm | Family Drop-In: Star Finders

(Great for families with kids ages 5-10)
Make a rotating star finder to help identify the constellations visible in the night sky throughout the year.

3pm | Planetarium Show: Experience the Aurora

(Great for families with kids ages 12+)
See nature’s most stunning light show as the winter sky comes to life before your eyes. This immersive show, filmed over the course of seven months in the Arctic Circle, features spectacular views of the northern lights and examines the science behind it.


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.