Holiday Season at the NMOA

Enjoy festive programming, holiday shopping, and more.

Museum Hours

Thursday – Sunday
10am – 5pm

The Museum is closed:

Christmas, Sunday, December 25
New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1

Give the Gift of Membership

Looking for the perfect gift? Give the gift of global art, culture & science, right here in New Jersey!

Members enjoy free admission year-round, exclusive access to member experiences, and discounts at the Museum Shop!

Memberships start at $30.

Holiday Shopping

Shop our Holiday Gift Guide and find perfect presents for everyone on your list.

You may also visit the NMOA Shop in person:

Thursday – Sunday
10am – 5pm

Gift wrapping available.

Upcoming Holiday Events 

Gather your loved ones and experience festive events the whole family will love.

'Season of Light' Planetarium Show

Light up the cold, dark season with this warm and bright holiday show! An exploration of many astronomical reasons behind seasonal traditions, Season of Light explores why we light up our lives during the December holiday season.

Great for families with kids 6+

Support the NMOA

This season, consider making a fully tax-deductible donation to the NMOA.

Your contribution provides invaluable support for exhibitions, arts and STEM experiences, education, caring for our collection, and more.

The Ballantine House: Home for the Holidays Virtual Tour

The Ballantine House may be closed for renovations but you can still enjoy our beloved Victorian home during the holidays with this virtual tour.

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Virtual tour of The Ballantine House led by NMOA Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, Amy Simon Hopwood

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