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

Timeline of Activities 

10am-5pm | MakerSPACE

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

11-11:45am & 1-1:45pm | Forces and Motion

Appropriate for all ages.
Be inspired by the field of physics, Sir Isaac Newton, and the theory of gravity! Witness demonstrations on inertia and a real-life version of everybody’s favorite video game led by Mobile Ed Productions, Inc.

11:30am-1:30pm & 2:30-4:30pm | Science Drop-In: Cubelet Exploration

Appropriate for ages 5+.
Robotics in a snap! Learn about robots as you piece together different robot components to make your own creation!

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: Texture ID

Appropriate for ages 3-5.
Journey into Animal Kingdom! to learn how textures help identify animals and how to make your own texture rubbing.

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: Bug Hotel

Appropriate for ages 5+.
Become a citizen scientist and support the insect community and the local ecosystem by creating bug hotels – manmade structures to provide shelter for insects.


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

Please review our visiting guidelines before arriving at the Museum.